STOCKTON, Calif. – Ryan Bernal has been called out of town to aid in fighting the recent Northern California wildfires, meaning he will be absent at Stockton Dirt Track for this weekend’s NARC/King of the West sprint car finale.
Despite the circumstances, Tarlton Motorsports will still be in action fielding a car with the both the Sprint Car Challenge Tour and the King of the West Series.
“Ryan has done a great job for us all year and it really is a bummer that he has to miss this weekend’s King of the West finale,” said Tarlton Motorsports crew chief Paul Baines. “It is really unfortunate circumstances that keep him away this weekend, and we wish all the victims of these fires the very best.”
With Bernal unable to compete this weekend, the familiar blacked-out Tarlton Motorsports No. 21 machine will still be in action on Saturday night with both the KWS and the SCCT, with a ringer taking Bernal’s place.
However, with the last minute nature of the change, Tarlton Motorsports is still finalizing the details on who that driver will be.
“We will still be in action this weekend, and we are looking forward to a fun night of racing,” Baines added. “We hope everyone can make it out and support a really big event that Stockton Dirt Track puts on.”