More sprint car entries have arrived for the “79th Running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix” at Ventura Raceway.
Set for November 27th and 28th, the USAC West Coast and VRA 360 Sprint Cars will clash in special non-point races and the finale of the “ARP Battle of the Beach” mini-series. Also featuring the NOS Energy Drink USAC National and Western States Midgets, the prestigious event will draw a talented roster of drivers from across the country.
Tyler Courtney (Indianapolis, IN), the 2017 “Turkey Night” sprint car winner and defending AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Champion, heads an impressive stable fielded by Steve Watt. New Zealand Midget champion Michael Pickens (Auckland, NZ), Cody Majors (Simi Valley, CA), USAC West Coast rookie contender Slater Helt (Harrisonville, MO), and Ricky Lewis (Oxnard, CA) will also drive a potent Steve Watt / Maxwell Industries entry.
USAC West Coast rookie contender Tanner Boul (Auberry, CA) has also submitted his entry for the Thanksgiving Classic. As this writing goes to press, Boul ranks fourth in the rookie point chase behind Hannah Mayhew, J.J. Ringo, and Helt.
USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR CHAMPIONS: 2009-Justyne Hamblin, 2010-Craig Stidham, 2011-Richard Vander Weerd, 2012-Bud Kaeding, 2013-Danny Faria Jr., 2014-Matt Mitchell, 2015-Danny Faria Jr., 2016-Brody Roa, 2017-Jake Swanson, 2018-Austin Liggett.
TURKEY NIGHT 360 DIRT SPRINT CAR CHAMPIONS: 2016-Geoff Ensign, 2017-Tyler Courtney, 2018-Carson Macedo.
2019 USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR WINS: 3-Tristan Guardino, 3-Austin Liggett, 2-Jake Swanson, 1-Chase Johnson, 1-Brody Roa, 1- Troy Rutherford.
2019 USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS: 1. Tristan Guardino-739, 2. Ryan Timmons-598, 3. Koen Shaw-509, 4. T.J. Smith-435, 5. Hannah Mayhew ®-408, 6. Jake Swanson 400, 7. J.J. Ringo ®-393, 8. Austin Liggett-390, 9. Austin Ervine-361, 10. Slater Helt ®-356, 11. Troy Rutherford-328, 12. Steve Hix-308, 13. Danny Faria Jr.-294, 14. Michael Faccinto-275, 15. Cody Majors-266, 16. Ricky Kirkbride-255, 17. Tanner Boul ®-243, 18. Tom Hendricks-228, 19. Ryan Bernal-206, 20. Kyle Edwards-179.