VanderWeerd Claims Kings Victory


HANFORD, Calif. — Jace Vander Weerd won Saturday night’s USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series feature at Kings Speedway.

Vander Weerd took the lead from Michael Pickens on lap 22 and led the remainder of the 30-lap event on the three-eighths-mile dirt track.

Fast-qualifier Nic Faas came on to finish second with Matt Mitchell, point leader Markus Niemela and Pickens rounding out the top five.

The finish:

Jace Vander Weerd, Nic Faas, Matt Mitchell, Markus Niemela, Michael Pickens, Troy Rutherford, Danny Faria Jr., Landon Hurst, Marty Hawkins, Davey Pombo, Ricky Kirkbride, Chris Ennis, Jeff Sibley, Jesse Denome, Robert Nuckles, Richard Vander Weerd, Matt Day, D.J. Netto, Kevin Barnes, Garrett Long, Dennis Howell.