VENTURA, Calif. – Four more sprint car entries have arrived for the 79th running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix, Nov. 27-28 at Ventura Raceway.
The non-point races for the USAC West Coast and VRA 360 Sprint Cars will close with the finale of the “ARP Battle of the Beach” mini-series.
Also featuring the NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midget Series and USAC Western States Midget Series, the event will draw drivers from across the country.
Newly crowned USAC West Coast champion Tristan Guardino will be in action at the Thanksgiving Classic. Racing the family-owned No. 15T Dorso’s Automotive/Allied Auto Stores Maxim, Guardino scored wins at Ventura on March 23, Tulare on June 7, and Santa Maria on June 15.
In addition, he posted two Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Awards, four heat race victories, 11 top-10 finishes and 87 feature laps led on the season.
Running a part time schedule, 2018 champion Austin Liggett finished seventh in the USAC West Coast point standings. In six starts, Liggett posted four wins and two second place finishes in the campaign.
With 11 victories to his credit, Liggett is tied for third with former champions Danny Faria Jr. and Bud Kaeding in series wins.
Northern California drivers Nate Schank and Bruno Bianchi have also entered the Turkey Night Grand Prix. Schank finished 11th and Bianchi placed 17th at Petaluma on Oct. 12.