Eight Tracks In California For USAC West Coast Sprints

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Chase Johnson in action at Ventura Raceway during a USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series event. (Jacob Seelman photo)

SPEEDWAY, Ind. – USAC’s West Coast Sprint Car division will compete in 14 points paying events during the tour’s 11th season.

The season begins March 14 for the California-based series at Keller Auto Speedway at Kings Fairgrounds for the series’ lone trip of the season to the Hanford, Calif., track.  On April 18, the series makes its only trip of the season to Bakersfield Speedway, followed a night later by the series debut at nearby Kern County Raceway Park, also in Bakersfield.

A doubleheader weekend in mid-May brings the USAC West Coast Sprints to Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the Peter Murphy Classic on May 15.  The following night, on May 16, the series tackles Petaluma Speedway.

June marks the return for the series to Thunderbowl Raceway for the Chris & Brian Faria Memorial races on June 13.  A week later, it’s back to the beach for the first round of the Battle at the Beach at Ventura Raceway on June 20.  Meanwhile, Placerville Speedway makes its debut on the USAC West Coast Sprint schedule with a mid-summer date on July 11.

The month of August sends the series to its lone visit to Santa Maria Raceway on Aug. 1 for the Bud Stanfield Memorial.  Petaluma returns to the fold on Aug. 8, while Ventura Raceway closes out the month on Aug. 29.

Another twin-bill weekend for the series finds itself back at Kern County Raceway Park on Sept. 11 followed a night later, on Sept. 12, at Ventura Raceway.  The October 10 event at Placerville Speedway closes out the points season before two non-point nights at Ventura Raceway on Nov. 25-26 for the 80th running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix.

2020 USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series Schedule

March 14 – Keller Auto Speedway – Hanford, Calif.
April 18 – Bakersfield Speedway – Bakersfield, Calif.
April 19 – Kern County Raceway Park – Bakersfield, Calif.
May 15 – Thunderbowl Raceway – Tulare, Calif.
May 16 – Petaluma Speedway – Petaluma, Calif.
June 13 – Thunderbowl Raceway – Tulare, Calif.
June 20 – Ventura Raceway – Ventura, Calif.
July 11 – Placerville Speedway – Placerville, Calif.
Aug. 1 – Santa Maria Raceway – Nipomo, Calif.
Aug. 8 – Petaluma Speedway – Petaluma, Calif.
Aug. 29 – Ventura Raceway – Ventura, Calif.
Sept. 11 – Kern County Raceway Park – Bakersfield, Calif.
Sept. 12 – Ventura Raceway – Ventura, Calif.
Oct. 10 – Placerville Speedway – Placerville, Calif.
Nov. 25-26 – Ventura Raceway – Ventura, Calif. *

* – Non-point event.

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