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May 14th, 2011 Results

Greg Taylor finally has some good luck at Cory Kruseman expense and wins his first VRA Sprint Main of the season.

Robby Josett won the VRA Midget Main and dedicated it to his Uncle who had just passed.

Nick Carlson showed us all it's the driver' not the car with his Ford Focus win.

 Cole Custer still undefeated in Junior Focus.

Gary Marshall got that first illusive win in Sport Compact Main.

Johnny Conley won the Go Kart Main.

Ventura CA - May 14, 2011.....The old saying, "It is the best of times, it is the worst of times" , holds meaning for Cory Kruseman after Saturday's VRA Sprint Car race. Kruseman was the apparent winner of the race only to find that he did not finish the race with both mufflers intact and on the car. VRA Rules state that all cars must have mufflers at all times and Kruseman's fell off just before he took the white flag. There was not enough time to black flag him so he took the checkered without the required muffler. After officials conferred and looked at the rules the decision was made to place Kruseman on the lap he finished at the time the muffler fell off, placing him in a final11th position for the race. Kruseman was informed and took the news in a positive manner understanding that the rule is the rule. The fact that he was placed lower does not diminish the great race he ran against Greg Taylor, Dakota Kershaw and Markus Niemela. The 30 lap race was one of the best seen this year with leaders and others changing position on each lap. Tom Harper led laps 1-5. On lap 6, Dakota Kershaw moved into the lead and then led until lap 18 when Kruseman moved into the lead and led to the finish. The problem Kruseman had moved Greg Taylor into the winners position and into the VRA point lead after 8 events. Finishing second through fifth were Markus Niemela, Dakota Kershaw, Josh Ford and Don Gansen. there were 24 cars signed into the pits Saturday with four heat races run. Wins went to Jimmy Crawford in heat one, Kruseman in heat two and Taylor in heat three. the 12 lap semi main went to Brent Camarillo.

VRA Midgets made their 4th appearance in the 2011 season Saturday night. There were 21 midgets signed into the pits. There were three heat races run with wins going to Matt Mitchell in heat one, Shannon McQueen in heat two and Victor Davis in heat three. The 30 lap feature was a fast and furious affair with pole sitter Danny Ebberts leading the first 27 laps only to lose the lead to a hard charging Robby Josett on lap 28. Josett then led the field to the finish for the win. Following Josett to the line were Ebberts, Cory
Kruseman, Jake Swanson and David Prickett. Kruseman's third place finish keeps him in the season point race lead by 30 points over Josett.

VRA Sport Compact had a first time winner when Gary Marshall Jr. took his first win of the season. He started second on the field and took the lead from Ryan Changus on lap 2 and led to the checkered flag. He was followed by point leader Trevor Fitzgibbon, Brent Underwood, Cody Greiman and Ryan Changus. The one heat race went to Marshall as well.

Ford Focus Midgets ran in two divisions Saturday night. In the Regular focus class the win went to Nick Carlson over Wally Pankratz, Casey Martinez, Kyle Edwards and Jarid Blondell. Their heat race went to Pankratz. In Junior Focus racing the win went to three time VRA winner Cole Custer who led all 20 laps.
He was followed by Zack Bogner, Austin Blair Christine Breckinridge and Katlynn Leer. Austin Blair took their heat race win. Wally Pankratz leads in regular Focus points and Custer leads in Junior Focus points after three races this season.

The final class racing Saturday was our VRA Go Karts. There 20 karts signed into the pits. Heat race wins went to Richard Renken, Scott Bohle and Ashley Hazleton. The 20 lap feature went to Johnny Conley followed by James Locey, Renken, Dave Pankratz and Cody Nigh. Renken continues in the season point lead by 100 points over Locey and David Pankratz.

Ventura takes a weekend off next Saturday May 21. We will return to action on Saturday May 28, with a full program of racing featuring VRA Sprint Cars, VRA Midgets, IMCA Modifieds, Ford Focus and Junior
Focus as well as our VRA Go Karts.
Ventura Raceway Race Results for 05/14/2011

VRA Sprint Cars
Race #8 05/14/2011

Main Event Results: 1. Greg Taylor, Ventura, 30 Laps; 2. Markus Niemela, Santa Barbara, 30 Laps; 3. Dakota Kershaw, Agoura, 30 Laps; 4. Josh Ford, Camarillo, 30 Laps; 5. Don Gansen, San Bernardino, 30 Laps; 6. Ronnie Gardner, Norco, Ca, 30 Laps; 7. Derek Buckley, Ojai, 30 Laps; 8. Tom Harper, Agora, 30 Laps; 9. Cody Kershaw, Oak Park, 30 Laps; 10. Brent Camarillo, Camarillo, 30 Laps; 11. Cory Kruseman, Ventura, 29 Laps; 12. Steve Conrad, Quartz Hill, 29 Laps; 13. Clark Templeman III, Santa Clarita, 29 Laps; 14. John Nock, Newhall, 29 Laps; 15. Austin DeBlauw, lVentura, 29 Laps; 16. Guy Woodward, Santa Clarita, 26 Laps; 17. Brian Camarillo, Camarillo, 21 Laps; 18. Jimmy Crawford, Ventura, 14 Laps; 19. Troy Rutherford, Ojai, 7 Laps; 20. Kyle Smith, Moorpark, 6 Laps
Lap Leaders: Tom Harper (1-5), Dakota Kershaw (6-17), Cory Kruseman (18-30)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Jimmy Crawford; Heat 2: Cory Kruseman; Heat 3: Greg Taylor

Top 10 in points: 1. Greg Taylor, 1685; 2. Steve Conrad, 1575; 3. Don Gansen, 1470; 4. Josh Ford, 1460; 5. Derek Buckley, 1275; 6. Brent Camarillo, 1250; 7. Brian Camarillo, 1175; 8. Cory Kruseman, 1075; 9. Markus Niemela, 1030; 10. Brandon Thomson, 1005


VRA Midgets
Race #4 05/14/2011

Main Event Results: 1. Robby Josett, Agua Dulce, 30 Laps; 2. Danny Ebberts, Canyon Lakes, 30 Laps; 3. Cory Kruseman, Ventura, 30 Laps; 4. Jake Swanson, Anaheim, 30 Laps; 5. David Prickett, Fresno, 30 Laps; 6. Matt Mitchell, Yorba Linda, 30 Laps; 7. Cody Swanson, Norco, 30 Laps; 8. Shannon McQueen, Bakersfield, 30 Laps; 9. Austin Smith, Chino Hills, 30 Laps; 10. Randy Pankratz, 30 Laps; 11. Bruce Douglass, Ventura, 30 Laps; 12. Victor Davis, Simi Valley, 30 Laps; 13. Wink Schweitzer, Bakersfield, 30 Laps; 14. Chris Gansen, San Bernardino, 30 Laps; 15. Brian Deegan, 30 Laps; 16. Sean Dodenhoff, Bakersfield, 25 Laps; 17. Brent Camarillo, Camarillo, 25 Laps; 18. Connor Kassik, Lake Havasu City, 20 Laps; 19. Chris Ennis, Bakersfield, 12 Laps; 20. Steve Stasa, West Hills, 6 Laps
Lap Leaders: Danny Ebberts (1-27), Robby Josett (28-30)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Matt Mitchell; Heat 2: Shannon McQueen; Heat 3: Victor Davis

Top 10 in points: 1. Cory Kruseman, 845; 2. Robby Josett, 815; 3. Jake Swanson, 760; 4. Brent Camarillo, 680; 5. Cody Swanson, 665; 6. Brian Camarillo, 615; 7. Austin Smith, 595; 8. Bruce Douglass, 585; 9. Wink Schweitzer, 560; 10. Shannon McQueen, 525


Ford Focus
Race #3 05/14/2011

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

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Wally Pankratz

Top 10 in points: 1. Wally Pankratz, 705; 2. Jarid Blondel, 645; 3. Kyle Edwards, 545; 4. Casey Martinez, 530; 5. Nick Carlson, 505; 6. Daniel Williams, 500; 6. Collin Henry, 500; 8. Robert Dolacki, 420; 9. Tanner Kershaw, 355; 9. Tyler Dolacki, 355


VRA Junior Focus Midgets
Race #3 05/14/2011

Main Event Results: 1. Cole Custer, 20 Laps; 2. Zack Bogner, Norco, 20 Laps; 3. Austin Blair, 20 Laps; 4. Christine Breckenridge, Irvine, 20 Laps; 5. Katlynn Leer, 19 Laps; 6. Shelden Deblauw, Ventura, 16 Laps; 7. Parker Colston, Lake Elsinor, 0 Laps
Lap Leaders: Cole Custer (1-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Austin Blair

Top 10 in points: 1. Cole Custer, 740; 2. Zack Bogner, 655; 3. Katlynn Leer, 585; 4. Christine Breckenridge, 405; 5. Austin Blair, 390; 6. Shelden Deblauw, 380; 7. Parker Colston, 265; 8. Shaina Deblauw, 165


VRA Sport Compacts
Race #4 05/14/2011

Main Event Results: 1. Gary Marshall Jr., Pomona, CA, 20 Laps; 2. Trevor Fitzgibbon, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 3. Brent Underwood, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 4. Cody Greiman, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 5. Ryan Changus, Port Hueneme, 20 Laps; 6. Jess Carlucci, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 7. Brad Long, Burbank, 20 Laps; 8. John Butcher, Santa Barbara, 12 Laps; 9. Heath Morton, Ventura, 6 Laps
Lap Leaders: Ryan Changus (1), Gary Marshall Jr. (2-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Ryan Changus

Top 10 in points: 1. Trevor Fitzgibbon, 990; 2. Brent Underwood, 870; 3. Cody Greiman, 860; 4. Jess Carlucci, 725; 5. Gary Marshall Jr., 625; 6. Ryan Changus, 580; 7. Michaela Stanton, 540; 8. Zachary Peterson, 525; 9. John Butcher, 490; 10. Heath Morton, 485


Race #4 05/14/2011

Main Event Results: 1. Johnny Conley, 20 Laps; 2. Chris Gibb, Lakewood, 20 Laps; 3. Richie Renken, 20 Laps; 4. Dave Pankratz, 20 Laps; 5. Cody Nigh, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 6. Justin Raper, 20 Laps; 7. Ken Ito, Ventura, 20 Laps; 8. James Locy, Santa Monica, 20 Laps; 9. Scott Bohle, Fountain Valley, 20 Laps; 10. Tina Thorp, Lancaster, 19 Laps; 11. Ashley Hazelton, Northridge, 19 Laps; 12. Mike Scott, Oxnard, 19 Laps; 13. Tim Conley, 18 Laps; 14. Josh Ford, Camarillo, 6 Laps; 15. George Ito, Ventura, 3 Laps; 16. Kenny Byers Jr., 0 Laps
Lap Leaders: Josh Ford (1-6), Chris Gibb (7-13), Johnny Conley (14-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Richie Renken; Heat 2: Scott Bohle; Heat 3: Ashley Hazelton

Top 10 in points: 1. Richie Renken, 950; 2. James Locy, 850; 2. Dave Pankratz, 850; 4. Johnny Conley, 745; 5. Kenny Byers Jr., 685; 6. Scott Bohle, 680; 7. Tyler Stover, 520; 7. Jimmy May, 520; 9. Jeremy Ellertson, 505; 10. Tim Conley, 485


Report Created by Ventura Raceway Scoring Program
Report Created: 05/14/2011 21:54

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

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March 19th
Cory Kruseman Winner
June 25th
August 3rd
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