Guardino Tops Ron Otto Memorial

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Tristan Guardino (Lance Jennings photo)
Tristan Guardino (Lance Jennings photo)

SANTA MARIA, Calif. — Regaining the lead from Jake Swanson on lap 21, Tristan Guardino claimed Saturday’s Ron Otto Memorial at Santa Maria Raceway.

Driving the family owned No. 15t Dorso’s Automotive / Allied Auto Stores Maxim, Guardino extended his point lead with his third USAC West Coast Sprint Car victory of the season.

Fast-qualifier Swanson, T.J. Smith, Troy Rutherford, and Cody Majors rounded out the top five.

Earlier in the program, Swanson posted his seventh career Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award with a time of 13.787 over the 22-car roster.

The finish:

Feature (30 laps, with starting positions) 1. Tristan Guardino (5), 2. Jake Swanson (6), 3. T.J. Smith (1), 4. Troy Rutherford (3), 5. Cody Majors (9), 6. Ryan Timmons (4), 7. J.J. Ringo (10), 8. Ricky Lewis (15), 9. Koen Shaw (11), 10. Hannah Mayhew (19), 11. Ryan Stolz (21), 12. Austin Ervine (18), 13. Tom Hendricks (8), 14. James Herrera (20), 15. Brandon Wiley (13), 16. Bill Jones (22), 17. Eddie Tafoya Jr. (16), 18. Steve Hix (7), 19. Brent Owens (14), 20. Will Perkins (17), 21. Ricky Kirkbride (2), 22. Tanner Boul (12). NT