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April 23rd, 2011 Results

Brody Roa, the 2010 Rookie of the Year, wins his first ever VRA Sprint Main.

Cory Kruseman is two for two mains in the VRA Midget Series.

Aaron Rodarte puts the R&R Fire Protection IMCA Modified in the winners circle.

Nick Carlson wins the Ford Focus Main

Cole Custer has three Junior Focus Mains this season.

Richard Renken wins his second Go Kart Main.

Ventura CA - April 16, 2011.....Brody Roa came back to Ventura Raceway after a few weeks off and made it a special night as he took his first ever VRA Sprint Car Main Event over a field of 20 top contenders. Brody opened the 2011 season with some less than hoped for finishes and took some time off. Saturday night he proved that the 2010 title of VRA Rookie of the Year was well earned with a 14th to first run in the feature after finishing second in the Semi Main to earn the feature starting spot. The race started off with Troy Rutherford jumping out front and leading the first nine laps. He and Greg Taylor battled until on lap 9 a turn four incident put Rutherford out of the event. Taylor then grabbed the lead and led until lap 22 when engine problems forced him into the infield. Derek Buckley then led one lap until passed by the charging Brody Roa who took the lead on lap 24 and led to the finish. Roa's final challenge came from Cory Kruseman who made a move to pas Roa on lap 29 only to spin to the edge of turn one as the field went on to the checkered flag. Following Roas across the finish line were Derek Buckley with another fine finish, Steve Conrad, Brandon Thomson and visiting USAC 360 front runner Richard Vanderweerd, who came from 13th to his fifth place finish after winning the Semi Main. There were three heat races run for the 23 cars signed into the pits for this Easter Eve event. Heat one went to Brian Camarillo, heat two went to Cory Kruseman and heat three went to Cody Kershaw. Rutherford who had won four of the first five VRA events in 2010 finished 16th but retains a 85 point lead over Steve Conrad and a 105 point lead over Greg Taylor in the season long point race.

Cory Kruseman came back with a vengeance from his VRA Midget win on March 19th to take the 30 lap VRA Midget race over a stellar field of 22 VRA Midgets. His second win of the season in this new series was a hard fought win over a field that saw 19 of the 22 starters finish on the lead lap. Starting 6th on the grid, Kruseman made a gigantic move to take the lead on lap two of the event from lap one leader Randi Pankratz. He then went on to lead the remainder of the event holding off a late race Banzi move on the top of the raceway by Brian Camarillo. while most racers were running the lower groves, Camarillo took the high line and passed several cars to take second place. Following Kruseman and Camarillo to the line were Josh Ford, Robby Josett who had started 16th and Josh Lakatos. Kruseman's keeps him out front in the season point race. Three heat races were competed Saturday night with wins going to Cory Kruseman in heat one, Brian Camarillo in heat two and Josh Ford in heat three. This fine new series will resume next Saturday night April 30.

The Ford Focus Midgets were also on hand Saturday night to run a program that included a make up feature from the rained out race on March 19th. That race went to Wally Pankratz with Tyler Dolacki, Jared Blondel, Daniel Williams and Robert Dolacki following him to the checkered flag. the regularly scheduled feature went to Nick Carlson with Jared Blondel, Wally Pankratz, Robert Dolacki and Casey Martinez following him to the finish. Two heat races were run with wins going to Pankratz and Robert Dolacki.

IMCA Modifieds were signed into the pits with 14 cars Saturday night. Two heat races were run with wins going to Austin Rodarte and Jack Parker. The 20 lap feature was a rough and tumble affair that saw several incidents in the first 10 laps. Jack Parker jumped out front on lap one only to be passed by Aaron Rodarte who went on to take the win over Brad Prows, Parker, Rob Green and Gary Curtis. Aaron Rodarte's win moved him into second place, 8 points behind Brad Prows in the point race.

VRA Junior Focus saw 7 cars signed into the pits with the heat race win going to Katlynn Leer. The 20 lap feature was a powerful run by Cole Custer who also took the win here on March 19. Following Custer across the finish line were Parker Colston, early race leader Christine Breckenridge who led lap1-17, Katlynn Leer and Austin Blair.

The final group racing with us on Saturday night was our VRA Go Kart division. Three heat races were run with wins going to Kenny Byers Jr in heat one, Rich Renken in heat two and Scott Bohle in heat three. Heat one saw a wild accident that saw Ken Ito flip in turn three. the 20 lap main event saw Rich Renken take the lead on lap five and go on to take his second win of the season. Finishing second through fifth were Kenny Byers Jr., Jared Byrd, Jamse Locy and Scott Bohle. Renken's win puts him 30 points out front in the point race over Locy after three races.
Ventura Raceway Race Results for 04/23/2011

VRA Sprint Cars
Race #6 04/23/2011

Main Event Results: 1. Brody Roa, Buena Park, 30 Laps; 2. Derek Buckley, Ojai, 30 Laps; 3. Steve Conrad, Quartz Hill, 30 Laps; 4. Brandon Thomson, Ventura, 30 Laps; 5. Richard Vander Weerd, Visalia, 30 Laps; 6. Clark Templeman III, Santa Clarita, 30 Laps; 7. Don Gansen, San Bernardino, 30 Laps; 8. Austin DeBlauw, lVentura, 30 Laps; 9. Josh Ford, Camarillo, 30 Laps; 10. John Nock, Newhall, 30 Laps; 11. Kyle Smith, Moorpark, 30 Laps; 12. Cory Kruseman, Ventura, 29 Laps; 13. Steve Hix, Ventura, 26 Laps; 14. Greg Taylor, Ventura, 22 Laps; 15. Chris Gansen, San Bernardino, 19 Laps; 16. Troy Rutherford, Ojai, 16 Laps; 17. Cody Kershaw, Oak Park, 16 Laps; 18. Brian Camarillo, Camarillo, 12 Laps; 19. Dakota Kershaw, Agoura, 7 Laps; 20. Brent Camarillo, Camarillo, 7 Laps
Lap Leaders: Troy Rutherford (1-9), Greg Taylor (10-22), Derek Buckley (23), Brody Roa (24-30)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Brian Camarillo; Heat 2: Cory Kruseman; Heat 3: Cody Kershaw

Top 10 in points: 1. Troy Rutherford, 1265; 2. Steve Conrad, 1180; 3. Greg Taylor, 1160; 4. Josh Ford, 1035; 5. Don Gansen, 985; 6. Brandon Thomson, 965; 7. Derek Buckley, 940; 8. Cory Kruseman, 885; 9. Brent Camarillo, 875; 10. Brian Camarillo, 790


VRA Midgets
Race #2 04/23/2011

Main Event Results: 1. Cory Kruseman, Ventura, 30 Laps; 2. Brian Camarillo, Camarillo, 30 Laps; 3. Josh Ford, Camarillo, 30 Laps; 4. Robby Josett, Agua Dulce, 30 Laps; 5. Josh Lakatos, Pasadena, 30 Laps; 6. Brent Camarillo, Camarillo, 30 Laps; 7. Jake Swanson, Anaheim, 30 Laps; 8. Chris Ennis, Bakersfield, 30 Laps; 9. Sean Dodenhoff, Bakersfield, 30 Laps; 10. Cody Swanson, Norco, 30 Laps; 11. Austin Smith, Chino Hills, 30 Laps; 12. Wink Schweitzer, Bakersfield, 30 Laps; 13. Victor Davis, Simi Valley, 30 Laps; 14. Kyle Smith, Moorpark, 30 Laps; 15. Randy Pankratz, 30 Laps; 16. Chris Gansen, San Bernardino, 30 Laps; 17. Rick Shuman, 30 Laps; 18. Greg Edenholm, 30 Laps; 19. Bruce Hiroshima, Camarillo, 30 Laps; 20. Steve Stasa, West Hills, 11 Laps; 21. Bruce Douglass, Ventura, 4 Laps; 22. David Prickett, Fresno, 1 Lap
Lap Leaders: Randy Pankratz (1), Cory Kruseman (2-30)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Cory Kruseman; Heat 2: Brian Camarillo; Heat 3: Josh Ford

Top 10 in points: 1. Cory Kruseman, 260; 2. Brian Camarillo, 240; 3. Josh Ford, 225; 4. Josh Lakatos, 200; 5. Robby Josett, 190; 6. Brent Camarillo, 185; 7. Chris Ennis, 165; 8. Sean Dodenhoff, 155; 8. Jake Swanson, 155; 10. Cody Swanson, 150


IMCA Modifieds
Race #5 04/23/2011

Main Event Results: 1. Aaron Rodarte, Ventura, 20 Laps; 2. Brad Prows, Ojai, 20 Laps; 3. Jack Parker, Simi Valley, 20 Laps; 4. Rob Green, Ojai, 20 Laps; 5. Gary Curtis, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 6. Steve Klingberg, Ojai, 20 Laps; 7. Dave Phipps, Simi Valley, 19 Laps; 8. John Romero, Oxnard, 18 Laps; 9. Jim Evans, Ventura, 14 Laps; 10. Austin Rodarte, Ventura, 13 Laps; 11. Steve Bulpitt, Culver City, 7 Laps; 12. John Crow, Long Beach, 6 Laps; 13. Andrew Phipps, 5 Laps; 14. Dennis Eckert, Canyon Country, Did not show
Lap Leaders: Jack Parker (1), Aaron Rodarte (2-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Austin Rodarte; Heat 2: Jack Parker

Top 10 in points: 1. Brad Prows, 190; 2. Aaron Rodarte, 182; 3. Austin Rodarte, 178; 4. Jack Parker, 162; 5. Dave Phipps, 159; 6. John Romero, 129; 7. Andrew Phipps, 121; 8. Danny Lauer, 120; 9. Jim Evans, 116; 10. Rob Green, 110


Ford Focus

Race #2 04/23/2011

Main Event Results: 1. Nick Carlson, Norwalk, 20 Laps; 2. Jarid Blondel, Orange, 20 Laps; 3. Wally Pankratz, Orange, 20 Laps; 4. Robert Dolacki, 20 Laps; 5. Casey Martinez, Riverside, 20 Laps; 6. Tanner Kershaw, Oak Park, 20 Laps; 7. Kyle Edwards, Fountain Valley, 20 Laps; 8. Daniel Williams, Glendale, 20 Laps; 9. Collin Henry, Ventura, 20 Laps; 10. Tyler Dolacki, 20 Laps; 11. Jet Davison, Running Springs, 20 Laps
Lap Leaders: Nick Carlson (1-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Wally Pankratz; Heat 2: Robert Dolacki

Top 10 in points: 1. Wally Pankratz, 465; 2. Jarid Blondel, 455; 3. Robert Dolacki, 420; 4. Tyler Dolacki, 355; 5. Daniel Williams, 350; 6. Collin Henry, 340; 6. Casey Martinez, 340; 8. Kyle Edwards, 335; 9. Nick Carlson, 255; 10. Tanner Kershaw, 180


VRA Junior Focus Midgets
Race #2 04/23/2011

Main Event Results: 1. Cole Custer, 20 Laps; 2. Parker Colston, Lake Elsinor, 20 Laps; 3. Christine Breckenridge, Irvine, 20 Laps; 4. Katlynn Leer, 20 Laps; 5. Austin Blair, 19 Laps; 6. Zack Bogner, Norco, 17 Laps; 7. Shaina Deblauw, Ventura, 17 Laps
Lap Leaders: Christine Breckenridge (1-17), Cole Custer (18-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Katlynn Leer

Top 10 in points: 1. Cole Custer, 495; 2. Katlynn Leer, 420; 2. Zack Bogner, 420; 4. Shaina Deblauw, 375; 5. Parker Colston, 235; 6. Christine Breckenridge, 210; 7. Austin Blair, 165


Race #3 04/23/2011

Main Event Results: 1. Richie Renken, 20 Laps; 2. Kenny Byers Jr., 20 Laps; 3. Jared Byrd, 20 Laps; 4. James Locy, Santa Monica, 20 Laps; 5. Scott Bohle, Fountain Valley, 20 Laps; 6. Dave Pankratz, 20 Laps; 7. Tyler Stover, Manhattan Beach, 20 Laps; 8. Johnny Conley, 20 Laps; 9. Cody Nigh, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 10. Richard Terry, Thousand Oaks, 20 Laps; 11. Justin Raper, 20 Laps; 12. Viviana Tabares, Lawndale, 19 Laps; 13. Steve Lee, 18 Laps; 14. Rich Chesavagge, Orange, 15 Laps; 15. Jeremy Ellertson, Gardena, 15 Laps; 16. Tim Conley, 15 Laps; 17. Jimmy May, Ventura, 14 Laps
Lap Leaders: Jared Byrd (1-5), Richie Renken (6-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Kenny Byers Jr.; Heat 2: Richie Renken; Heat 3: Scott Bohle

Top 10 in points: 1. Richie Renken, 725; 2. James Locy, 695; 3. Dave Pankratz, 655; 4. Kenny Byers Jr., 565; 5. Jimmy May, 520; 5. Tyler Stover, 520; 7. Jeremy Ellertson, 505; 8. Johnny Conley, 490; 9. Jared Byrd, 380; 10. Scott Bohle, 360


Report Created by Ventura Raceway Scoring Program
Report Created: 04/23/2011 22:45


2 VRA Sprints, Senior Sprints, Dwarf Cars, Sport Compacts, Mod Lite, Mod Lite Jr., Jr. Midgets & Mini Dwarfs
16 VRA Sprints, Senior Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, Pro Dwarf Cars, CA Lightning Sprints & Go Karts
23 VRA Sprints, VRA Midgets, IMCA Modifieds, Focus Midgets, Jr. Focus Midgets & Go Karts
30 Senior Sprints, VRA Midgets, IMCA Modifieds, Dwarf Cars & Sport Compacts

7 VRA Sprints, Senior Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, Dwarf Cars, Mod Lite, Mod Lite Jr., Jr. Midgets & Mini Dwarfs
VRA Sprints, VRA Midgets, Focus Midgets, Jr. Focus Midgets, Sport Compacts & Go Karts
VRA Sprints, VRA Midgets, IMCA Modifieds, Focus Midgets, Jr. Focus Midgets & Go Karts

         FULL 2011 SCHEDULE


March 19th
Troy Rutherford Winner
June 25th

October 29th


March 19th
Cory Kruseman Winner
June 25th
August 3rd
September 17th
November 19th