The “Chris and Brian Faria Memorial” is one of the most prestigious dates on the USAC West Coast schedule.
This year’s event marks the twenty-fifth running of the race and Peter Murphy won the inaugural non-winged 360 memorial in 2009.
Since March 6, 2010, the Tulare County Fairgrounds has hosted thirty-nine USAC West Coast Sprint Car races.
Ryan Bernal leads all drivers with fourteen victories and topped the March 9th visit. (May 18th) and Richard Vander Weerd (May 19th) claimed wins during the “Peter Murphy Classic.” Jake Swanson set the 1-lap qualifying record of 14.984 on March 17, 2017 and the series win list at Thunderbowl Raceway is at the bottom of this release.
Entering the seventh point race, Austin Liggett (Tracy, California) sits atop the standings with a 32-point lead over the competition.
Racing the family owned #83 Excel Environmental Services / Lucas Oil Maxim, Liggett scored fourth at Tulare’s “Peter Murphy Classic” finale on May 19th.
The 2011 Champion has twenty-one series wins and will have his sights on the “Faria Memorial” triumph.
Driving the family owned #10 Vander Weerd Construction / Stone Gate Development Maxim, Richard has two feature wins, two Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Awards, two heat race victories, five top-10 finishes, and 44 feature laps led on the year. SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS FIRST HEAT: (10 laps, top-4 transfer) 1.
Tulare, California’s Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway is located at the Tulare County Fairgrounds at the corner of Bardsley and K Streets. Any time you can get a perfect night or a clean sleep, it's pretty special." Larson won the Montpelier round of IMW back in 2016 and set fast time and a new one-lap track record in qualifying in 2017.
Each night, Adult Grandstand Tickets are and Bleacher Seats are . After a flawless preliminary performance, Larson made quick work at the start of the feature from his sixth-place starting position, charging to third by lap three and to second for good by lap nine.
Racing his #57 No Limit Powder Coating / Delano Roofing Triple X, Hix finished eleventh in the “Murphy Classic.” At press time, Steve has one heat race victory, five top-10 finishes, and 3 feature laps led in the campaign. LARSON SWEEPS MONTPELIER INDIANA MIDGET WEEK OPENER By: Richie Murray - USAC Media Montpelier, Indiana.........
This Saturday night, Hix will have his sights on his first West Coast win. Kyle Larson pulled off the equivalent of a perfect game in Tuesday night's opening round of "Indiana Midget Week" at Montpelier Motor Speedway.