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July 16th, 2011 Results


Troy Rutherford and gang enjoy another Feature Win.


Cory Kruseman had the Midget field covered in the Feature.


Austin Rodarte the defending Champ back to his winning was with a Victory


Ryan Changus with a big win in the Sport Compacts.


Casey Martinez with his first Ford Focus Midget Main.


Bradley Morris wins the Junior Focus Main.


David Pankratz wins the Go Kart Feature.

Ventura CA - July 16, 2011.....It was another great night for Troy Rutherford as he took his number 11 sprint car from its fourth place starting position to the front on lap 6 and went on to win the 30 lap feature event at Ventura Raceway Saturday night July 16. Early lap leader Jimmy Crawford bobbled on lap 5 and Rutherford went to the lead and never looked back. Early race challenger and series point leader Greg Taylor left the track with mechanical issues on lap 13. There were several other on track incidents, including a red flag stoppage on lap 25 for a accident on the back stretch coming out of turn two which eliminated other front runners Derek Buckley, Brent Camarillo and Michael Smith. Steve Conrad was also in the incident but was able to continue and eventually finished fourth. Rutherford ran a strong race to the checkered flag after the red and was followed by Brian Camarillo, Josh Ford, Conrad and Tom Hendricks. Greg Taylor continues to lead the series point race by 260 points over Josh Ford. One semi main event was run with the win going to Tom Harper. Heat race wins went to Brian Camarillo in the Extreme Mufflers Heat One, Steve Conrad in the Joie of Seating Heat Two and Derek Buckley in the BR Motorsports Heat Three. There were a total of 26 VRA 360 Sprint cars signed into the pits on Saturday night.

VRA Midgets were on hand with 23 cars signed into the pits. The win in the 30 lap midget feature went to point leader Cory Kruseman who took the lead on lap 8 from Austin Smith and went on to take the victory over "Flyin" Brian Camarillo who was on the move on the top of the track passing several cars in the last few laps of the race, There were three heat races run with wins going to Brian Camarillo in the West Evans Motorsports Heat One, Greg Bragg in the Joie of Seating Heat Two and Cory Kruseman in the BR Motorsports Heat Three. Kruseman now hold a 60 point lead over Robbie Josett heading into the Battle at the Beach Race 3 set for the Ventura County Fair on August 3.

Ford Focus and Junior Focus Racers were also in attendance. The fields were small but the racing was good. Six Focus racers ran one heat that went to Casey Martinez who also went on the win the 20 lap main. There were also six Junior Focus racers and their heat race went to Parker Colston. The feature went to Bradley Morris. These racers will also be making an appearance at the FAIR event on August 3.

IMCA Modifieds were back in action with a field of 16 cars signed into the pits. In one of their best races of the season, Austin Rodarte took the win over Brad Prows, Damon Redman, Gary Curtis, Jack Parker and Jim Evans. There were two heat races held with the wins going to Randy Thornell and Austin Rodarte. Point leader Aaron Rodarte finished 7 and now holds a one point lead over Brad Prows going into the Ventura County Fair event set for August 4.

VRA Sport Compacts also raced Saturday night. A field of eight cars took the green for the 20 lap main event. The race was dominated by Gary Marshall Jr. but his car failed post race inspection giving the win to Ryan Changus, followed by Zach Peterson, Jess Carlucci, John Butcher and Heath Morton. Their one heat race went to Jess Carlucci. these racers will also be competing at the Fair on August 4.

The final group competing on Saturday night was our VRA Go Karts. The 20 lap main event went to David Pankratz followed by Josh Ford, Reid Harper, Johnny Conley and Kenny Byers Jr. Two heat races were run with wins going to Kenny Byers Jr. and Johnny Conley. The go karts will be racing at the Fair on August 4.

Ventura Raceway will resume racing next Saturday July 23, with a full program of VRA Sprint Cars, Senior Sprint Cars, Dwarf Cars, Mod Lites and our kids classes Mini Dwarf Cars and Junior Midgets.
 
Ventura Raceway Race Results for 07/16/2011

VRA Sprint Cars
Race #13 07/16/2011

Main Event Results: 1. Troy Rutherford, Ojai, 30 Laps; 2. Brian Camarillo, Camarillo, 30 Laps; 3. Josh Ford, Camarillo, 30 Laps; 4. Steve Conrad, Quartz Hill, 30 Laps; 5. Tom Hendricks, Simi Valley, 30 Laps; 6. Don Gansen, San Bernardino, 30 Laps; 7. Jimmy Crawford, Ventura, 30 Laps; 8. Bruce Douglass, Ventura, 29 Laps; 9. Victor Davis, Simi Valley, 29 Laps; 10. Wally Pankratz, Orange, 29 Laps; 11. Chris Meredith, Thousand Oaks, 28 Laps; 12. Austin DeBlauw, lVentura, 27 Laps; 13. Cliff Warren, Camarillo, 27 Laps; 14. Derek Buckley, Ojai, 25 Laps; 15. Brent Camarillo, Camarillo, 25 Laps; 16. Kyle Smith, Moorpark, 25 Laps; 17. Greg Taylor, Ventura, 13 Laps; 18. Cory Kruseman, Ventura, 3 Laps; 19. Jesse Denome, San Diego, 3 Laps; 20. Tom Harper, Agoura Hills, 1 Lap
Lap Leaders: Cliff Warren (1), Jimmy Crawford (2-5), Troy Rutherford (6-30)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Brian Camarillo; Heat 2: Josh Ford; Heat 3: Derek Buckley

Top 10 in points: 1. Greg Taylor, 2765; 2. Josh Ford, 2505; 3. Steve Conrad, 2295; 4. Brian Camarillo, 2200; 5. Don Gansen, 2100; 6. Derek Buckley, 2085; 7. Brent Camarillo, 2000; 8. Markus Niemela, 1815; 9. Kyle Smith, 1595; 10. Cory Kruseman, 1565

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VRA Midgets
Race #7 07/16/2011

Main Event Results: 1. Cory Kruseman, Ventura, 30 Laps; 2. Brian Camarillo, Camarillo, 30 Laps; 3. Robby Josett, Santa Clarita, 30 Laps; 4. Austin Smith, Chino Hills, 30 Laps; 5. Jerome Rodella, El Monte, 30 Laps; 6. Bruce Douglass, Ventura, 30 Laps; 7. Brent Camarillo, Camarillo, 30 Laps; 8. Sean Dodenhoff, Bakersfield, 30 Laps; 9. Chris Gansen, San Bernardino, 30 Laps; 10. Kyle Smith, Moorpark, 30 Laps; 11. Wink Schweitzer, Bakersfield, 30 Laps; 12. Shannon McQueen, Tehachapi, 30 Laps; 13. Cody Swanson, Norco, 30 Laps; 14. Victor Davis, Simi Valley, 30 Laps; 15. Jimmy Voitel, Covna, 29 Laps; 16. Garrett Gilkey, 29 Laps; 17. Kyle Edwards, Fountain Valley, 29 Laps; 18. Greg Edenholm, 29 Laps; 19. Greg Bragg, Visalia, 21 Laps; 20. Chris Ennis, San Diego, 21 Laps; 21. Kenny Warren, Phoenix, 20 Laps; 22. Randy Pankratz, Atascadero, Did not start; 23. Jake Swanson, Anaheim, Did not start
Lap Leaders: Austin Smith (1-7), Cory Kruseman (8-30)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Brian Camarillo; Heat 2: Greg Bragg; Heat 3: Cory Kruseman

Top 10 in points: 1. Cory Kruseman, 1540; 2. Robby Josett, 1480; 3. Brent Camarillo, 1320; 4. Brian Camarillo, 1155; 5. Cody Swanson, 1115; 6. Jake Swanson, 1110; 7. Austin Smith, 1070; 8. Wink Schweitzer, 1065; 9. Bruce Douglass, 1020; 10. Shannon McQueen, 995

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IMCA Modifieds
Race #11 07/16/2011

Main Event Results: 1. Austin Rodarte, Ventura, 20 Laps; 2. Brad Prows, Oak View, 20 Laps; 3. Damon Redman, Santa Paula, 20 Laps; 4. Gary Curtis, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 5. Jack Parker, Simi Valley, 20 Laps; 6. Jim Evans, Ventura, 20 Laps; 7. Aaron Rodarte, Ventura, 20 Laps; 8. Rob Green, Ojai, 20 Laps; 9. Randy Thornell, Apple Valley, 19 Laps; 10. Steve Bulpitt, Culver City, 19 Laps; 11. Mark Davis, Ventura, 19 Laps; 12. Scott Kuchta, Castaic, 19 Laps; 13. James Stowe, Rosamond, 6 Laps; 14. Dennis Eckert, Canyon Country, 5 Laps; 15. Dave Phipps, Simi Valley, 4 Laps; 16. Robby Sawyer, Bakersfield, 4 Laps
Lap Leaders: Jack Parker (1-5), Austin Rodarte (6-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Randy Thornell; Heat 2: Austin Rodarte

Top 10 in points: 1. Aaron Rodarte, 406; 2. Brad Prows, 405; 3. Austin Rodarte, 385; 4. Jack Parker, 368; 5. Dave Phipps, 347; 6. John Romero, 304; 7. Rob Green, 302; 8. Dennis Eckert, 294; 9. Steve Bulpitt, 284; 10. Jim Evans, 245

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Ford Focus
Race #6 07/16/2011

Main Event Results: 1. Casey Martinez, Riverside, 20 Laps; 2. Nick Carlson, Norwalk, 20 Laps; 3. Daniel Williams, Glendale, 20 Laps; 4. Bradley Morris, Romoland, CA, 16 Laps; 5. Jarid Blondel, Orange, 6 Laps; 6. Andrew Mulhearn, Whittier, Did not show
Lap Leaders: Nick Carlson (1-2), Casey Martinez (3-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Casey Martinez

Top 10 in points: 1. Nick Carlson, 1255; 2. Casey Martinez, 1235; 3. Daniel Williams, 1045; 4. Jarid Blondel, 1030; 5. Wally Pankratz, 945; 6. Collin Henry, 830; 7. Kyle Edwards, 755; 8. Tyler Dolacki, 725; 9. Robert Dolacki, 650; 10. Bradley Morris, 370

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VRA Junior Focus Midgets
Race #6 07/16/2011

Main Event Results: 1. Bradley Morris, Romoland, CA, 20 Laps; 2. Parker Colston, Lake Elsinor, 20 Laps; 3. Brennan Rogers, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 4. Zac Bogner, Norco, 10 Laps; 5. Christine Breckenridge, Irvine, 7 Laps; 6. Austin Blair, 7 Laps; 7. Katlynn Leer, Moulton, Iowa, 7 Laps
Lap Leaders: Bradley Morris (1-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Parker Colston

Top 10 in points: 1. Zac Bogner, 1255; 2. Cole Custer, 1215; 3. Katlynn Leer, 1170; 4. Parker Colston, 980; 5. Christine Breckenridge, 940; 6. Austin Blair, 735; 7. Bradley Morris, 460; 8. Shelden Deblauw, 380; 9. Brennan Rogers, 235; 10. Shaina Deblauw, 165

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VRA Sport Compacts
Race #7 07/16/2011

Main Event Results: 1. Gary Marshall Jr., Pomona, Disqualified; 2. Ryan Changus, Fillmore, 20 Laps; 3. Zachary Peterson, Oxnard, 20 Laps; 4. Jess Carlucci, Camarillo, 19 Laps; 5. John Butcher, Santa Barbara, 18 Laps; 6. Heath Morton, Oxnard, 18 Laps; 7. Trevor Fitzgibbon, Camarillo, 11 Laps; 8. Michaela Stanton, Camarillo, 11 Laps
Lap Leaders: Trevor Fitzgibbon (1-4), Gary Marshall Jr. (5-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Jess Carlucci

Top 10 in points: 1. Trevor Fitzgibbon, 1440; 2. Jess Carlucci, 1395; 3. Ryan Changus, 1200; 4. Zachary Peterson, 1085; 5. Gary Marshall Jr., 1080; 6. Michaela Stanton, 1075; 7. Brent Underwood, 1055; 8. Heath Morton, 1005; 9. Cody Greiman, 860; 10. John Butcher, 840

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Go-Karts
Race #8 07/16/2011

Main Event Results: 1. David Pankratz, Canyon Country, 20 Laps; 2. Josh Ford, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 3. Reid Harper, Agora, 20 Laps; 4. Johnny Conley, Oxnard, 20 Laps; 5. Kenny Byers Jr, Ventura, 20 Laps; 6. Tim Conley, Oxnard, 20 Laps; 7. Steve Lee, Westlake Village, 20 Laps; 8. Justin Raper, Paso Robles, 20 Laps; 9. Ashley Hazelton, Northridge, 19 Laps
Lap Leaders: David Pankratz (1-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Kenny Byers Jr; Heat 2: Johnny Conley

Top 10 in points: 1. David Pankratz, 1790; 2. Johnny Conley, 1550; 3. Kenny Byers Jr, 1400; 4. James Locy, 1310; 5. Richard Renken, 1235; 6. Tim Conley, 1165; 7. Justin Raper, 1065; 8. Cody Nigh, 975; 9. Ken Ito, 920; 10. Ashley Hazelton, 895

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Report Created by Ventura Raceway Scoring Program
Report Created: 07/16/2011 22:34
 



June
4
VRA Sprints, Senior Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, Dwarf Cars, Sport Compacts & Go Karts
11 Flat Track Motorcycles
18 VRA Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, Dwarf Cars, Sport Compacts, Mod Lite, Mod Lite Jr., Jr. Midgets & Mini Dwarfs
25 VRA Sprints, VRA Midgets, Focus Midgets & Jr. Focus Midgets (All Coast Challenge #2)

July
2 OFF WEEKEND
9 OFF WEEKEND
16 VRA Sprints, VRA Midgets, IMCA Modifieds, Focus Midgets, Jr. Focus Midgets & Sport Compacts
23 VRA Sprints, Senior Sprints, Dwarf Cars, Mod Lite, Mod Lite Jr., Jr. Midgets & Mini Dwarfs
30 OFF WEEKEND

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March 19th
Troy Rutherford Winner
June 25th

October 29th

 

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