Tristan Guardino Grabs Ventura Gold


VENTURA, Calif. — Tristan Guardino captured Wednesday night’s USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series feature a Ventura Raceway on the night before the Turkey Night Grand Prix.

Driving the Watt No. 81m, Guardino passed veteran Cory Kruseman on lap six and paced the remainder of the 20-lap event on the Oceanside fifth-mile dirt track.

Kruseman finished second, with Michael Pickens, Geoff Ensign and Chase Johnson rounding out the top five.

Ensign was the fast qualifier in the 43-car field with a 12.226-second lap.

The finish:

Tristan Guardino, Cory Kruseman, Michael Pickens, Geoff Ensign, Chase Johnson, Trey Macham, Carson Macedo, Cody Majors, Troy Rutherford, R.J. Johnson, Klint Simpson, Shon Deskins, Rick Hendrix, Jake Swanson, Ryan Bernal, Brody Roa, Greg Taylor, Terry Schank Jr., Buddy Kofoid, Kyle Smith.