(August 8, 2020 from USAC PR) – tarting second, Austin Liggett (Laton, CA) led all 30-laps to score the non-point USAC West Coast Sprint Car victory at Petaluma Speedway. Racing the family owned #83 Excel Environmental Services / Liggett Trucking Maxim, the 2018 champion shook free from the competition to earn the twelfth series win of his career. Fast qualifier Colby Johnson, “BT Express” Bradley Terrell, “Wild” Billy Aton, and “Hollywood” Danny Faria Jr. followed Liggett to the checkered flags.
Johnson earned his first career Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award with a time of 14.548 over the 13-car roster. The young driver also scored the night’s Rod End Supply Hard Charger Award / Best Passing Job honors with a second place run from sixth.
The heat race victories were claimed by Aton (Extreme Mufflers First Heat), and Liggett (Sway-A-Way Torsion Bars Second Heat).
On September 12th, the traditional 360 sprints will return to Petaluma Speedway for another special non-points event. The race will be broadcast live at floracing.com.
The USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series thanks AMSOIL, Chris Kearns Presents, Competition Suspension Incorporated, Extreme Mufflers, Five Star Grafix, Hoosier Racing Tire, Loudpedal Productions, Rod End Supply, Sway-A-Way Torsion Bars, Ultra Shield Race Products, and Woodland Auto Display for their support.
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USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR SERIES SPECIAL EVENT RACE RESULTS: August 8, 2020 – Petaluma Speedway – Petaluma, California
WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY QUALIFYING: 1. Colby Johnson, 38, Johnson-14.548; 2. Bradley Terrell, 43, Terrell-14.897; 3. Billy Aton, 26, Aton-15.033; 4. Ryan Timmons, 29T, Timmons-15.061; 5. Shayna Ensign, 9, Sylvia-15.245; 6. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-15.272; 7. Danny Faria Jr., 8, Richardson-15.490; 8. Ricky Brophy, 3, Brophy-15.642; 9. Matthew Haulot, 7H, Haulot-15.799; 10. Kenny Drew, 11K, Drew-15,881; 11. Jeremy Ellertson, 23, Ellertson-16.162; 12. Glenn Bryan, 34B, Bryan-18.962; 13. Daniel Whitley, 32, Whitley-NT.
EXTREME MUFFLERS FIRST HEAT: (3 laps) 1. Aton, 2. Faria, 3. Whitley, 4. Ellertson, 5. Johnson, 6. Ensign, 7. Haulot. NT
SWAY-A-WAY TORSION BARS SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Liggett, 2. Terrell, 3. Brophy, 4. Timmons, 5. Drew, 6. Bryan. NT
FEATURE: (30 laps, with starting positions) 1. Austin Liggett (2), 2. Colby Johnson (6), 3. Bradley Terrell (5), 4. Billy Aton (4), 5. Danny Faria Jr. (1), 6. Shayna Ensign (7), 7. Ryan Timmons (3), 8. Matthew Haulot (9), 9. Glenn Bryan (12), 10. Ricky Brophy (8), 11. Kenny Drew (10), 12. Daniel Whitley (13), 13. Jeremy Ellertson (11). NT
**Whitley flipped on lap 13 of the feature.
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Liggett.
ROD END SUPPLY HARD CHARGER: Colby Johnson (6th to 2nd)
NEXT USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR SPECIAL EVENT: September 12 – Petaluma Speedway – Petaluma, California