Swanson Claims West Coast Sprint


VENTURA, Calif. – Jake Swanson captured Saturday’s USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series event held at Ventura Raceway.

Matt Mitchell controlled the opening portion of the event, leading the first 16 laps of the 30-lap feature. On lap 17 Michael Pickens took control, driving by Mitchell to take the race lead.

Swanson made his move a few laps later, overtaking Pickens on lap 25 and leading the rest of the way to pick up the victory.

Ryan Bernal finished second, followed by Pickens, Troy Rutherford and Danny Faria Jr.

The finish:

Jake Swanson, Ryan Bernal, Michael Pickens, Troy Rutherford, Danny Faria Jr., Jimmy Crawford, Markus Niemela, Brian Camarillo, Matt Mitchell, Austin Liggett, Kyle Smith, Rick Hendrix, Tom Hendricks, George Morris, Kevin Barnes, Cody Majors, Tony Everhart, Bill Jones, Landon Hurst, Brandon Thomson, Luke Boles, Shelden DeBlauw.