PETERSEN MEDIA- Though the King of the West Speedweek did not go how Ryan Bernal and his Tarlton Motorsports team had hoped, Bernal is still in good spirits and eager to get back to work this weekend in Calistoga, CA during the Louie Vermeil Classic.
“We didn’t have the greatest week, but I sure appreciate the fact that my guys never gave up, and worked so hard for me night in and night out during a pretty tough week,” Ryan Bernal said.
Making stops at Placerville Speedway, Silver Dollar Speedway, and Stockton Dirt Track dating back to Wednesday night, Bernal and company would cap the Speedweek finishing for a tie in 11thin the point standings.
Coming from the ‘B’ on Wednesday night, Bernal would work his way forward on the slick Placerville Speedway surface and record a 14thplace finish aboard the Tarlton and Son, Inc./Executive Auto Sales/Pabco Gypsum backed machine.
On a hooked up Silver Dollar Speedway on Thursday night, the Hollister, CA driver do a fine job of working from the rear of the field of the ‘A’, and scoring a 13thplace finish.
Friday night would kick off the two-day finale at Stockton Dirt Track for the inaugural Champion’s Classic. Timing in 13th quickest Bernal would find himself in the seventh row to start the feature event.
On a track that was extremely fast and tough to pass on, Bernal would hold steady as he got in the 12thposition when the race came to life. Working around the Stockton Dirt Track, Bernal would do all he could and accept the checkered flag in the 12thposition.
Saturday night would get off to a nice start for the Tarlton Motorsports team as the Rookie of the Year contender would time in ninth quickest in time trials before running second in his heat race.
Lining up in the ninth starting position on the extremely slick Stockton Dirt Track surface, Bernal would do a great job of keeping his entry in the Top-10 as he tried to keep his tires under him with Rubber soon becoming an issue.
Late in the race, Bernal would be forced into the work area to change tires, and would come back and salvage what he could get and cap a tough week with a 12thplace finish.
“It wasn’t the results we had hoped for, but nobody quit and our team kept fighting,” Bernal said. “We will learn from it and look for better results this weekend in Calistoga, CA.”
Tarlton Motorsports would like to thank Tarlton and Son, Inc., Executive Auto Sales, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, NOS Energy Drink, All Star Performance, and BG Lubricants for their support.
BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 21, Wins: 0, Top 5’s: 8, Top 10’s: 14.
ON TAP: Tarlton Motorsports and Ryan Bernal are now set for the Louie Vermeil Classic in Calistoga, CA this Saturday and Sunday night.
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