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March 10th, 2012 Results

Big Mike presenting the All Coast $2500 winners check to Mike Spencer and his team.

Mike Spencer wins the first All Coast Challenge Race of the 2012 Season.

Robby Sawyer wins the IMCA Modified Main.

Wally Pankratz wins the Focus Midget Main

Defending Champion Kevin Alverson wins the opening night Mod Lite Main.

Ventura CA - March 10,2012.....Twenty- three VRA Sprint Cars and drivers signed into the pits Saturday night March 10, all with the hope to be the team to take the $2,500 winners check in the first of three 2012 All Coast Challenge Races for VRA 360 Sprint Cars. All the top drivers were there and all gave it there best shot. In the end it was visiting USAC/CRA past champion Mike Spencer who showed them the way. Spencer started from pole position in the field of 21 cars in the 30 lap feature, and was never headed. The race that saw 11 of the finishers on the lead lap. Four cars were one lap down. Following Spencer to the line were opening night winner, Troy Rutherford, Danny Faria, Matt Mitchell and Cory Kruseman The night saw three heat races run, with wins going to Kyle Smith in the Extreme Muffler Heat One, Danny Faria in the Kaeding Performance Heat Two and Mike Spencer in the BR Motorsports Heat Three. One Semi Main was run with visiting Arizona driver Zach Sawyer taking the win. Sawyer then went on to take the $500 Hard Charger Award for improving his starting position by 8 positions in the feature to finish 9th from his 17th starting spot. The second place finish by Rutherford in this special All Coast Challenge Series race puts him out front in the point race for the VRA Season Championship and in second place in the prestigious All Coast Challenge race. Ventura Raceway and all the VRA drivers and crews want to give a special thanks to Mike Groswendt of All Coast Construction for sponsoring this event and series.

IMCA Modifieds opened their 2012 season with a fifteen car field. Robby Sawyer took the 20 lap feature win followed by Buck Cox, Gary Curtis, Brad Prows an Mark Davis. Heat race wins went to Austin Rodarte and Aaron Rodarte. Both Rodarte brother fell out of the main event due to damage suffered during the race which saw several on track incidents in early lap action.

VRA Ford Focus Midgets were also on hand Saturday night. Ford Focus Division heat race wins went to Wally Pankratz in heat one and Christine Breckenridge in heat two. The 20 lap feature went to Wally Pankratz followed by Parker Colston, Christine Breckenridge, Vance Lein and Cole Custer who led the first half of the race only to suffer mechanical issues and fall out while leading.

The final group racing Saturday was our new VRA Mod Lite Class. Kevin Alverson took both the heat race win as well as the 20 lap feature win. Following Alverson to the line n the feature were Mike Sweeney, Dave Dotson and Chris Meridith.

Ventura Raceway returns to racing next Saturday March 17, with a full program of racing action featuring VRA Midgets in the first Battle of the Beach Race of 2012, VRA Senior Sprints, Ford Focus Midgets, VRA kids classes and VRA Go Karts

Ventura Raceway Race Results for 03/10/2012

VRA Sprint Cars
Race #2 03/10/2012

Main Event Results: 0. Austin DeBlauw, lVentura, 0 Laps0. Jeff Culver, Lompoc, 0 Laps1. Mike Spencer, Temecula, 30 Laps; 2. Troy Rutherford, Ojai, 30 Laps; 3. Danny Faria Jr, Tipton, 30 Laps; 4. Matt Mitchell, Yorba Linda, 30 Laps; 5. Cory Kruseman, Ventura, 30 Laps; 6. Kyle Smith, Moorpark, 30 Laps; 7. Jimmy Crawford, Ventura, 30 Laps; 8. Brian Camarillo, Camarillo, 30 Laps; 9. Zack Sawyers, Phoenix, Az, 30 Laps; 10. Tom Hendricks, Simi Valley, 30 Laps; 11. Markus Niemela, Santa Barbara, 30 Laps; 12. Bruce Douglass, Ventura, 29 Laps; 13. John Nock, Newhall, 29 Laps; 14. Victor Davis, Simi Valley, 29 Laps; 15. Jeremy Ellertson, Lawndale, 29 Laps; 16. Justin Kierce, Reseda, 28 Laps; 17. Guy Woodward, Santa Clarita, 28 Laps; 18. Clark Templeman III, Santa Clarita, 28 Laps; 19. Johnathon Henry, Stockton, 14 Laps; 20. Greg Taylor, Ventura, 13 Laps; 21. Jeff Fillingame, Santa Paula, 1 Lap
Lap Leaders: Mike Spencer (1-30)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Kyle Smith; Heat 2: Danny Faria Jr; Heat 3: Mike Spencer

Top 10 in points: 1. Troy Rutherford, 480; 2. Tom Hendricks, 385; 3. Brian Camarillo, 370; 4. Kyle Smith, 355; 5. Greg Taylor, 330; 6. John Nock, 325; 7. Bruce Douglass, 315; 8. Clark Templeman III, 300; 9. Jeremy Ellertson, 285; 10. Victor Davis, 265


IMCA Modifieds
Race #1 03/10/2012

Main Event Results: 1. Robby Sawyer, Bakersfield, 20 Laps; 2. Buck Cox, 20 Laps; 3. Gary Curtis, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 4. Brad Prows, Oak View, 20 Laps; 5. Mark Davis, Ventura, 19 Laps; 6. Scott Kuchta, Castaic, 19 Laps; 7. Wayne Heurung, Ventura, 18 Laps; 8. Chuck Costabile, Simi Valley, 16 Laps; 9. Ryan Lauer, Santa Maria, 12 Laps; 10. Austin Rodarte, Ventura, 3 Laps; 11. Steve Bulpitt, Culver City, 1 Lap; 12. Aaron Rodarte, Ventura, 1 Lap; 13. James Stowe, Rosamond, 1 Lap; 14. Jack Parker, Simi Valley, 1 Lap; 15. John Uccellini, Lancaster, Disqualified
Lap Leaders: Steve Bulpitt (1), Robby Sawyer (9-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Austin Rodarte; Heat 2: Aaron Rodarte

Top 10 in points: 1. Robby Sawyer, 40; 2. Buck Cox, 39; 3. Gary Curtis, 38; 4. Brad Prows, 37; 5. Mark Davis, 36; 6. Scott Kuchta, 35; 7. Wayne Heurung, 34; 8. Chuck Costabile, 33; 9. Ryan Lauer, 32; 10. Austin Rodarte, 31


Ford Focus
Race #1 03/10/2012

Main Event Results: 1. Wally Pankratz, Orange, 20 Laps; 2. Parker Colston, Lake Elsinor, 20 Laps; 3. Christine Breckenridge, Irvine, 20 Laps; 4. Michael Steele, Palmdale, 20 Laps; 5. Vance Lein, 19 Laps; 6. Cole Custer, Kannapolis, 13 Laps; 7. Brennan Rogers, Camarillo, 11 Laps; 8. Casey Martinez, Riverside, Did not start; 9. Ashley Hazelton, Northridge, Did not show

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Wally Pankratz; Heat 2: Christine Breckenridge

Top 10 in points: 1. Wally Pankratz, 260; 2. Parker Colston, 230; 3. Christine Breckenridge, 225; 4. Michael Steele, 205; 5. Cole Custer, 190; 6. Vance Lein, 185; 7. Brennan Rogers, 170; 8. Ashley Hazelton, 35; 9. Casey Martinez, 0


Mod Lite
Race #1 03/10/2012

Main Event Results: 1. Kevin Alverson, Thousand Oaks, 20 Laps; 2. Michael Sweeney Jr, Chino Hills, 20 Laps; 3. Dave Dotson, Thousand Oaks, 20 Laps; 4. Chris Meredith, Thousand Oaks, 19 Laps; 5. Kris Kornder, Did not show

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Kevin Alverson

Top 10 in points: 1. Kevin Alverson, 260; 2. Michael Sweeney Jr, 230; 3. Dave Dotson, 220; 4. Chris Meredith, 200; 5. Kris Kornder, 20


Report Created by Ventura Raceway Scoring Program
Report Created: 03/10/2012 20:28Ventura Raceway Race Results for 03/10/2012



18 Practice
25 Practice

3 VRA Sprints, Senior Sprints, Dwarf Cars, Sport Compacts, Junior Midgets & Mini Dwarfs
10 VRA Sprints (All Coast Challenge #1), IMCA Modifieds, Mod Lites & Focus Midgets
17 VRA Midgets(ARP Battle at the Beach #1), Senior Sprints, Focus Midgets, Go Karts, Junior Midgets & Mini Dwarfs
24 VRA Sprints, Senior Sprints, IMCA Modifieds & Mod Lites
31 VRA Midgets, Dwarf Cars, Sport Compacts, Jr. Midgets & Mini Dwarfs

14 Motorcycles & Quads (Oval & Motocross tracks)
21 VRA Midgets, Senior Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, Go Karts & Quads
28 VRA Sprints, Dwarf Cars, Sport Compacts, Mod Lites, Junior Midgets & Mini Dwarf Cars

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