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June 16th, 2012 Results

Ronnie Gardner and car owner Mitchell Johnson enjoy winning the Battle of the Beach Midget Race last Saturday Night.

Wally Pankratz wins his first Senior Sprint Car Main.

Joshua Vogt wins the IMCA Modified Main.

Trevor Fitzgibbon back in the winner circle for the Sport Compacts.

Matt Williams drove his Quad to a Feature Win in Quad Open.

Brian Hudnell drove his Quad to a Feature Win in Quad Sportsman.

Ashley Hazelton drove her Go Kart to a Feature Win.

Ronnie Gardner took his first ever VRA Midget win Saturday night in a hard fought victory over Danny Ebberts. Despite some smaller than normal car counts this season, the racing at Ventura Raceway has been outstanding and the 30 lap Midget Main event was no exception. After the green came out it was Gardner on the low side in the turns and Ebberts flying around the top. As the two came out of turn four on the final lap, Gardner led Ebberts to the line, winning his first midget race ever by a one second margin. Finishing behind Gardner and Ebberts were Cody Swanson, season point leader Greg Edenholm, and Bruce Douglass. There were two heat races run with the Sander Engineering Heat One going to David Prickett and the Schroeder Racing Products Heat Two going to Wally Pankratz.

After four races in the VRA Midget series for 2012 the point lead is held by Greg Edenholm by 105 points over Wink Sweitzer, 110 points over Cody Swanson and 155 points over Ronnie Gardner. The VRA midgets return to action on July 14.

VRA Senior Sprints were back in action with point leader Victor Davis going for another win. The VRA Senior point leader could only muster a 4th place finish as Wally Pankratz took his first VRA Sprint Car win. Leading all 20 laps, Pankratz finished ahead of Bruce Douglass, Clif Warren and Victor Davis. Seniors ran two heat races with the wins going to Bruce Douglass in the Spin Tech Mufflers Heat One and Victor Davis in the LRB Manufacturing Heat Two.

IMCA Modifieds were also racing Saturday. Santa Maria regular Josh Vogt took his second race win of the season in the 20 lap main over a field of 11 cars. Finishing second through fifth were Daylan Coffee, Dennis Eckert, Mark Davis and season point leader Jack Parker. Even though the field was smaller than usual the race was an exciting one from beginning to end. Their heat race wins went to went to Jack Parker in the Extreme Muffler Heat One and Josh Vogt in the Speedway Engineering Heat Two. After seven races in the 2012 season Jack Parker leads Brad Prows 255 to 242 with Wayne Heurung in third at 233 points.

Trevor Fitzgibbon returned to action Saturday night to take another win in the VRA Sport Compact Class. Taking the lead from point leader Jess Carlucci on lap five he then went on to lead the race to the finish, followed by Carlucci, James Adler, John Butcher and Zack Peterson. Heath Morton brought out a very nice new number 6 car and then forgot to go to tech after the end of the race and was disqualified from his 4th place finish. There was one heat race run with the win going to Trevor Fitzgibbon.

VRA Go Karts were back again on Saturday racing on the big track. The 20 lap feature win went to Ashley Hazleton over Cody nigh, Mike Evans, Justin Raper and Dillon Ito. Heat race wins went to Cody Nigh and Mike Evans. After five races Cody nigh leads in the point race by 15 points over Ashley Hazleton.

The final group racing Saturday night was the VRA Quad Class. Racing on the 1/5 mile oval track the racing was very fast and exciting. Mat Williams took the win over David Knight and Chris Kirkley. He also took the win in their heat race. Brian Hudnell took the win in the Sportsman division.

Ventura Raceway returns to action next Saturday June 23, with VRA Sprints, VRA Dwarf Cars, Focus Midgets, VRA Mod Lites, Junior Midgets and Mini Dwarf Cars.

Ventura Raceway Race Results for 06/16/2012

VRA Senior Sprints Race #7 06/16/2012

Main Event Results: 1. Wally Pankratz, Orange, 20 Laps; 2. Bruce Douglass, Ventura, 20 Laps; 3. Cliff Warren, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 4. Victor Davis, Simi Valley, 20 Laps; 5. Wayne Heurung, 19 Laps; 6. Chris Meredith, Thousand Oaks, 19 Laps; 7. Leroy Anderson, Las Vegas, 19 Laps; 8. Greg Andrews, Fillmore, Ca, 9 Laps; 9. David Marini, Holtville, Did not show; 10. Mike Cook, Long Beach, Did not show Lap Leaders: Wally Pankratz (1-20)

Heat Race Winners: Spin Tech Mufflers Heat 1: Bruce Douglass; LRB Manufacturing Heat 2: Victor Davis

DJ Safety Hard Luck: Greg Andrews

Top 10 in points: 1. Victor Davis, 1430; 2. Bruce Douglass, 1340; 3. Cliff Warren, 1330; 4. Chris Meredith, 1160; 5. Wally Pankratz, 1030; 6. Wayne Heurung, 880; 7. Ed Schwarz, 805; 8. Greg Andrews, 640; 9. Mike Cook, 355; 10. Mark Smokey Stover, 335


IMCA Modifieds Race #7 06/16/2012

Main Event Results: 1. Joshua Vogt, Santa Maria, 20 Laps; 2. Daylan Coffey, Santa Maria, 20 Laps; 3. Dennis Eckert, Canyon Country, 20 Laps; 4. Mark Davis, Ventura, 20 Laps; 5. Jack Parker, Simi Valley, 20 Laps; 6. Rob Green, Ojai, 20 Laps; 7. Wayne Heurung, Ventura, 20 Laps; 8. Steve Bulpitt, Culver City, 20 Laps; 9. Chuck Costabile, Simi Valley, 14 Laps; 10. Tom Topping, Eagle Rock, 0 Laps; 11. Brad Prows, Oak View, 0 Laps Lap Leaders: Dennis Eckert (1-2), Joshua Vogt (3-20)

Heat Race Winners: Extreme Mufflers Heat 1: Jack Parker; Speedway Engineering Heat 2: Joshua Vogt

Oldies Speed Shop Hard Charger: Josh Vogt

Oldies Speed Shop Hard Luck: Brad Prows

Top 10 in points: 1. Jack Parker, 255; 2. Brad Prows, 242; 3. Wayne Heurung, 233; 4. Mark Davis, 227; 5. Chuck Costabile, 218; 6. Steve Bulpitt, 148; 7. Austin Rodarte, 143; 8. Aaron Rodarte, 135; 9. Tom Topping, 133; 10. Joshua Vogt, 117


VRA Sport Compacts Race #5 06/16/2012

Main Event Results: 1. Trevor Fitzgibbon, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 2. Jess Carlucci, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 3. James Adler, 20 Laps; 4. Heath Morton, Oxnard, Disqualified; 5. John Butcher, Santa Barbara, 20 Laps; 6. Zachary Peterson, Oxnard, 6 Laps; 7. Brad Long, Burbank, 3 Laps; 8. Michaela Stanton, Camarillo, 1 Lap Lap Leaders: Jess Carlucci (1-4), Trevor Fitzgibbon (5-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Trevor Fitzgibbon

Top 10 in points: 1. Jess Carlucci, 1095; 2. James Adler, 1055; 3. Zachary Peterson, 1045; 4. Brad Long, 925; 5. John Butcher, 875; 6. Michaela Stanton, 835; 7. Trevor Fitzgibbon, 520; 8. Heath Morton, 350; 9. Bud Crudo, 315; 10. Gary Curtis, 260


Go-Karts Race #5 06/16/2012

Main Event Results: 1. Ashley Hazelton, Northridge, 15 Laps; 2. Cody Nigh, Camarillo, 15 Laps; 3. Mike Evans, 15 Laps; 4. Justin Raper, Paso Robles, 15 Laps; 5. Dillon Ito, Newberry Park, 15 Laps; 6. Steven Ito, Ventura, 15 Laps; 7. McClain Smith, Oxnard, 15 Laps; 8. Henry Ito, 1 Lap; 9. Kenny Byers Jr, Ventura, Did not start; 10. Tyler Stover, Manhattan Beach, Did not show Lap Leaders: Ashley Hazelton (1-15)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Cody Nigh; Heat 2: Mike Evans

Top 10 in points: 1. Cody Nigh, 1060; 2. Ashley Hazelton, 1045; 3. Justin Raper, 905; 4. Kenny Byers Jr, 845; 5. Mike Evans, 740; 6. Dillon Ito, 670; 7. Taylor Haley, 565; 8. Steven Ito, 520; 9. Tyler Stover, 440; 10. Henry Ito, 330


VRA Quads Open Race #5 06/16/2012

Main Event Results: 1. Matt Williams, Oakview, 12 Laps; 2. Dave Knight, 12 Laps; 3. Chris Kirkley, 12 Laps Lap Leaders: Matt Williams (1-12

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Matt Williams

Top 10 in points: TBD


VRA Midgets Race #4 06/16/2012

Main Event Results: 1. Ronnie Gardner, Norco, Ca, 30 Laps; 2. Danny Ebberts, Canyon Lakes, 30 Laps; 3. Cody Swanson, Norco, 30 Laps; 4. Greg Edenholm, 30 Laps; 5. Bruce Douglass, Ventura, 30 Laps; 6. Kyle Edwards, Fountain Valley, 30 Laps; 7. Wink Schweitzer, Bakersfield, 30 Laps; 8. David Prickett, Fresno, 22 Laps; 9. Kyle Smith, Moorpark, 19 Laps; 10. Randi Pankratz, Atascadero, 19 Laps; 11. Wally Pankratz, Orange, 19 Laps; 12. Jimmy Voitel, Covna, 12 Laps Lap Leaders: Ronnie Gardner (1-30)

Heat Race Winners: Sander Engineering Heat 1: David Prickett; Schroeder Racing Products Heat 2: Wally Pankratz

Weld Racing Hard Charger: Danny Ebberts

DJ Safety Hard Luck: Randi Pankratz

Top 10 in points: 1. Greg Edenholm, 870; 2. Wink Schweitzer, 765; 3. Cody Swanson, 760; 4. Ronnie Gardner, 715; 5. Randi Pankratz, 710; 6. Danny Ebberts, 680; 7. Kyle Smith, 505; 8. Jimmy Voitel, 440; 9. Jake Swanson, 405; 10. David Prickett, 365


VRA Quads Sportsman Race #1 06/16/2012

Main Event Results: 1. Brian Hudnell, 11 Laps Lap Leaders: Brian Hudnell (1-11)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Brian Hudnell

Top 10 in points: 1. Brian Hudnell, 260




5 VRA Midgets, Senior Sprints, IMCA Modifieds & Focus Midgets
12 Motorcycles & Quads (Oval & Motocross tracks)
19 VRA Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, Sport Compacts, Mod Lites, Go Karts & Quads
26 VRA Midgets, Dwarf Cars, Focus Midgets, Mod Lites, Junior Midgets & Mini Dwarfs

2 VRA Sprints, Senior Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, Sport Compacts & Go Karts
9 Motorcycles & Quads (Oval & Motocross tracks)
16 VRA Midgets(ARP Battle at the Beach #2), Senior Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, Sport Compacts, Go Karts & Quads
23 VRA Sprints, Dwarf Cars, Focus Midgets, Mod Lites, Junior Midgets & Mini Dwarfs

14 VRA Midgets, Senior Sprints, Dwarf Cars, Focus Midgets, Go Karts, Junior Midgets & Mini Dwarfs
21 VRA Sprints (All Coast Challenge #2), IMCA Modifieds, Sport Compacts, Focus Midgets & Quads

1 Wednesday: VRA Midgets(ARP Battle at the Beach #3), Sport Compacts, Focus Midgets, Go Karts & Demolition Derby
2 Thursday: IMCA Modifieds, Dwarf Cars, Junior Midgets, Mini Dwarf & Demolition Derby

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