Robertson, Hurt, Huber Also Share Victory Lane
Hanford, CA- Getting passed for the win on the last corner during the USAC West Coast 360’s last visit to the Keller Auto Speedway, Danny Faria, Jr found redemption on Saturday night as he turned in a strong performance to score the victory. Joining Faria in victory lane on Saturday night was Blake Robertson, Ron Hurt, and Sunny Huber.
On a smooth and hooked up Keller Auto Speedway surface, Danny Faria moved into the second spot on the race’s opening lap as he chased after early leader, DJ Johnson. With passing tough on this night, Faria was relentless in his pursuit as he continued to pull along side of Johnson, but was unable to make anything stick as Brody Roa and Richard Vander Weerd sat in the cat bird’s seat.
As the race began it’s home stretch, Johnson would bobble on the 19th lap, and it was the opening Faria needed as he took the lead coming out of turn four, and never looked back. Once in front, Faria was flawless as he checked out and led the final 10 laps to pick up his second win of the year with the USAC West Coast 360 Series. Johnson would hang for second, Richard Vander Weerd would finish third, Roa fourth, and Tristan Guardino would rally from an early spin to complete the Top-Five.
In RaceSaver 305 action it was all about Blake Robertson. With Mike Schott jumping into the early lead, all eyes were on Robertson who quickly worked into the second spot from his second row starting position. Hounding Schott for the first half of the non-stop race, Robertson would surge to the lead on lap 10, and never look back as he went on to pick up the win in dominating fashion. Schott would finish in the second spot, Tony Everhart would finish third and Dylan Tucker would finish in the fourth spot.
Jumping into the lead when the green flag flew, Sonny Huber would be the man to beat on this night. With Josh Nichols and Tyler Childress battling behind him, Huber would stretch is lead lap after lap, as he went on to easily pick up the race win. Nichols would finish second, Mike Rodriguez would finish third, and Childress would slip back to the fourth spot.
During the IMCA Stock Car feature event, Ron Hurt and Lore D’Armond would battle for supremacy. With Hurt jumping into the lead early, D’Armond would answer the call on the third lap as he forged ahead. Leading the next seven laps, D’Armond would see Hurt win a drag race down the backstretch on the 10th lap as the race had a new leader. Out in front, Hurt was untouchable as he went on to win the race by a straightaway. D’Armond would hang on for second, Troy Patee would finish third and Patt Biggs would finish in the fourth spot.
ON TAP- Taking this week off, the Keller Auto Speedway will return to action on Friday, August 14th for a four division program that will include the Duinkerken Farms King of Kings 360’s, the McAlister’s Auto IMCA Mods, the RaceChic IMCA Sport Mods, and the IMCA Stock Cars.
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