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July 20th, 2013 Results

Kruseman edges Gardner for a Battle at the Beach win!


Cory Kruseman edges out the many time winner Ronnie Gardner to take the ARP Battle at the Beach money.


Brian Saxton wins the VRA Pro Dwarf Car  Feature.


George Calvo wins the VRA Senior Dwarf Car Feature.


Danny Quinn wins the Hobby Stock Feature.


Justin Raper wins another Go Kart Main.


Nick Velasquez wins the Junior Midget Feature.


J.D. Brown wins the Supercharger Mini Dwarf Car Feature.

Nick Garrett Egan wins the Piston Mini Dwarf Feature.

(July 22, 2013, Cliff Morgan, Ventura Raceway) OXNARD, CA - The ARP Battle at the Beach Series on Saturday July 20, proved to be another exciting night of open wheel racing at Ventura Raceway. The third of four Battle at the Beach VRA/USAC Midget races presented by ARP was run with 18 midgets in attendance. There were three heat races run Saturday night with wins going to Cory Kruseman in the Super Shox heat one, Ronnie Gardner in the Schroeder Racing Products heat two and Bobby Michnowicz in the BRM Motorsports heat three. The 30 lap Battle at the Beach main event was a fast, exciting race that saw Ronnie Gardner lead lap 1-8 before Cory Kruseman led laps 9-28. On lap 29 Ronnie Gardner passed Kruseman but Kruseman took the lead back on lap 30 to take the win in his first appearance at Ventura in 2013. Gardner's second place finish keeps him in the season point race lead at Ventura and also out front in the four race series within a series to become King of the Beach after the last Battle of the Beach race on September28th. Following Kruseman and Gardner to the line were Nic Faas, Jake Sawnson and Bobby Michnowicz.

VRA Hobby Stocks were in attendance with a season high twelve cars ready to take the green flag. Danny Quinn toke the first heat race and point leader Scott Dinger took the second heat race. The 20 lap feature saw Gary Curtis lead lap 1-11. Danny Quinn took over the lead on lap 12 and went on to take his second win of the season. Following him to the line were Scott Dinger, Mike Stanford, Danny Brown and James Brown. After eight races in 2013, Scott Dinger leads Gary Curtis by 215 points.

VRA Dwarf Cars raced in two classes on Saturday night. In Seniors, the 20 lap feature went to past champion George Calvo followed by season point leader Mike Neal, Brent Stevens, Bob Kaufman and Bill
Van Praag. Brent Stevens took their heat race. In the Pros, the 20 lap feature went to Brian Saxton followed by Johnny Conley, Thomas Velasquez, Cody Majors and Tim Conley. Their three heat races went to Brian Saxton in heat one, Eric Moore in heat two and Mike Neal in heat three.

Eight VRA Senior Sprints were on hand to run their portion of the night's racing. The heat race went to Ed Schwarz and their 20 lap main event went to Clif Warren for his eighth win in a row. In the main event Warren nearly lapped the field to take his record setting win. Warren led all but three laps to lead Ed Schwarz, Steve Brown, Dave Marini, and Chris Meredith to the finish line.

In VRA Junior Division racing wins went to J D Brown in Mini Dwarf Superchargers, Garrett Egan in Mini Dwarf Pistons and Nick Velasquez in Junior Midgets.

VRA Go Karts resumed their season with ten karts in the pits. Two heat races were run with the wins going to Matt Jones and Dylan Ito. Their 20 lap main event went to Justin Raper over Kenny Byers Jr., Dylan Ito, Matt Jones and Rob Marion. Matt Jones leads the point race by 145 points over Kenny Byers Jr., after seven races in the 2013 season.

Next week July 27, Ventura Raceway takes a weekend off as we prepare for the 2013 Ventura County Fair events scheduled for Wednesday July 31 and Thursday August 1.

Ventura Raceway Race Results for 07/20/2013
MYLAPS data: http://www.mylaps.com/en/events/930225

VRA Midgets
Race #6 07/20/2013

Main Event Results: 1. Cory Kruseman, Ventura, 30 Laps; 2. Ronnie Gardner, Norco, Ca, 30 Laps; 3. Nic Faas, Huntington Beach, 30 Laps; 4. Jake Swanson, Anaheim, 30 Laps; 5. Bobby Michnowicz, Torrance, 30 Laps; 6. Rick Hendrix, Palmdale, 30 Laps; 7. Randi Pankratz, Atascadero, 30 Laps; 8. Kyle Smith, Moorpark, 30 Laps; 9. Kyle Edwards, Fountain Valley, 30 Laps; 10. Cody Swanson, Norco, 29 Laps; 11. Bruce Douglass, Ventura, 29 Laps; 12. Shannon McQueen, Tehachapi, 28 Laps; 13. Terry Nichols, Delano, 28 Laps; 14. Bruce Hiroshima, Camarillo, 25 Laps; 15. David Prickett, Fresno, 21 Laps; 16. Joey Fabozzi, Norco, Ca, 20 Laps; 17. Jimmy Voitel, Covna, 20 Laps; 18. Brent Owens, Covina, 12 Laps
Lap Leaders: Ronnie Gardner (1-8), Cory Kruseman (9-28), Ronnie Gardner (29), Cory Kruseman (30)

Heat Race Winners: Super Shox Heat 1: Cory Kruseman; Schroeder Racing Products Heat 2: Ronnie Gardner; BR Motorsports Heat 3: Bobby Michnowicz

Keizer Aluminum Wheels High Point Award: Cody Swanson
K&N Engineering Hard Charger Award: Kyle Smith
DJ Safety Hard Luck Award: Brent Owens


Top 10 in points: 1. Ronnie Gardner, 1480; 2. Jake Swanson, 1265; 3. Cody Swanson, 1225; 4. Randi Pankratz, 1025; 5. Kyle Smith, 935; 6. Rick Hendrix, 930; 7. Bruce Douglass, 875; 8. David Prickett, 790; 9. Kyle Edwards, 785; 10. Bruce Hiroshima, 285

Top 10 in ARP Battle at the Beach points: 1. Ronnie Gardner, 755; 2. Jake Swanson, 620; 3. David Prickett, 570; 4. Cody Swanson, 550; 5. Shannon McQueen, 480; 6. Kyle Edwards, 465; 7. Terry Nichols, 440; 7. Randi Pankratz, 440; 9. Kyle Smith, 430; 10. Rick Hendrix, 350

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VRA Senior Sprints
Race #8 07/20/2013

Main Event Results: 1. Cliff Warren, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 2. Ed Schwarz, Santa Fe Springs, 20 Laps; 3. Steve Brown, Ontario, Ca, 20 Laps; 4. David Marini, Holtville, 20 Laps; 5. Chris Meredith, Thousand Oaks, 20 Laps; 6. Greg Andrews, Fillmore, Ca, 20 Laps; 7. Mike Cook, Long Beach, 19 Laps; 8. Wally Pankratz, Orange, 13 Laps
Lap Leaders: Chris Meredith (1-3), Cliff Warren (4-20)

Heat Race Winners: SpinTech Mufflers Heat 1: Ed Schwarz

Top 10 in points: 1. Cliff Warren, 1990; 2. Chris Meredith, 1730; 3. Mike Cook, 1470; 4. Steve Brown, 1380; 5. Ed Schwarz, 1080; 6. Wally Pankratz, 935; 7. Greg Andrews, 920; 8. David Marini, 380; 9. Rob Kershaw, 240; 10. Victor Davis, 200

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VRA Pro Dwarf Cars
Race #8 07/20/2013

Main Event Results: 1. Brian Saxton, Mentone, 18 Laps; 2. Johnny Conley, Oxnard, 18 Laps; 3. Thomas Velasquez, Camarillo, 18 Laps; 4. Cody Majors, Simi Valley, 18 Laps; 5. Tim Conley, Oxnard, 18 Laps; 6. Kevin Calvo, Agua Dulce, 18 Laps; 7. Jason Horton, Oxnard, 18 Laps; 8. Jeremy Marsh, Ridgecrest, 18 Laps; 9. Corbin Hames, Oak View, 18 Laps; 10. Ira Henry, Bakersfield, 18 Laps; 11. Brent Stevens, Simi Valley, 18 Laps; 12. Shawn Egan, Saugus, 18 Laps; 13. Jacob Ganzer, Murrietta, 18 Laps; 14. Tommy Velasquez III, Camarillo, 17 Laps; 15. Eric Moore, Ventura, 17 Laps; 16. April Banvelos, Sylmar, 16 Laps; 17. Tom Stephens Sr, Ventura, 16 Laps; 18. Mike Neal, Northridge, 15 Laps; 19. Todd Atkins, Ventura, 6 Laps; 20. Curt Cook, Santa Paula, 5 Laps; 21. Stephen Brunn, Monrovia, 5 Laps; 22. Devon McGree, 4 Laps
Lap Leaders: Thomas Velasquez (1-10), Brian Saxton (11-18)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Brian Saxton; Heat 2: Eric Moore; Heat 3: Mike Neal

Top 10 in points: 1. Brent Stevens, 1425; 2. Johnny Conley, 1420; 3. Thomas Velasquez, 1390; 4. Kevin Calvo, 1365; 5. Tim Conley, 1305; 6. Jason Horton, 1230; 7. Eric Moore, 1170; 8. Hannah Mayhew, 1110; 8. Jacob Ganzer, 1110; 10. Curt Cook, 1085

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VRA Senior Dwarf Cars
Race #8 07/20/2013

Main Event Results: 1. George Calvo, Agua Dulce, 20 Laps; 2. Mike Neal, Northridge, 20 Laps; 3. Brent Stevens, Simi Valley, 20 Laps; 4. Bob Kaufman, Santa Clarita, CA, 20 Laps; 5. Bill Van Praag, Ventura, 20 Laps; 6. Keith Vondersaar, Acton, 20 Laps; 7. Mike Lewis, Sunland, 18 Laps; 8. Lee Majors, Simi Valley, 12 Laps
Lap Leaders: Mike Neal (1), Mike Lewis (2-17), George Calvo (18-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Brent Stevens

Top 10 in points: 1. Mike Neal, 1800; 2. Keith Vondersaar, 1615; 3. Mike Lewis, 1610; 4. George Calvo, 1565; 5. Bill Van Praag, 1555; 6. Bob Kaufman, 1500; 7. Tom Stephens Sr, 1185; 8. Brent Stevens, 855; 9. Lee Majors, 500; 10. Randy Gordon, 205

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VRA Hobby Stocks
Race #8 07/20/2013

Main Event Results: 1. Danny Quinn, Ridgecrest, 20 Laps; 2. Scott Dinger, Simi Valley, 20 Laps; 3. Mike Stanford, 20 Laps; 4. Danny Brown, Victorville, 20 Laps; 5. James Brown, Oxnard, 15 Laps; 6. David Heurung, 14 Laps; 7. Tom Stephens Jr, Ventura, 13 Laps; 8. Gary Curtis, Camarillo, 11 Laps; 9. Sam Garvin, Oxnard, 2 Laps; 10. Cameron Dougan, Camarillo, 1 Lap; 11. Ernie Malone, Ojai, 1 Lap; 12. Joel Chavez, Santa Paula, Did not show
Lap Leaders: Gary Curtis (1-11), Danny Quinn (12-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Danny Quinn; Heat 2: Scott Dinger

Top 10 in points: 1. Scott Dinger, 1930; 2. Gary Curtis, 1715; 3. David Heurung, 1625; 4. Ernie Malone, 1530; 5. Tom Stephens Jr, 1345; 6. Sam Garvin, 660; 7. Randal Dougan, 570; 8. Danny Quinn, 515; 9. James Brown, 390; 10. Mike Stanford, 365

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Go-Karts
Race #7 07/20/2013

Main Event Results: 1. Justin Raper, Paso Robles, 20 Laps; 2. Kenny Byers Jr, Ventura, 20 Laps; 3. Dylan Ito, Newberry Park, 20 Laps; 4. Matt Jones, 20 Laps; 5. Rob Marion, Oxnard, 20 Laps; 6. Brenden McCarthy, 20 Laps; 7. Steven Ito, Ventura, 20 Laps; 8. Henry Ito, 19 Laps; 9. Connor Collito, 18 Laps; 10. Douglas Lebow, Camarillo, Did not show

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Matt Jones; Heat 2: Dylan Ito

Top 10 in points: 1. Matt Jones, 1705; 2. Kenny Byers Jr, 1560; 3. Justin Raper, 1460; 4. Dylan Ito, 1290; 5. Douglas Lebow, 785; 6. Connor Lovingfoss, 730; 7. Steven Ito, 685; 8. Kenji Ito, 530; 8. Brenden McCarthy, 530; 10. Logan Lovingfoss, 505

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VRA Mini Dwarf - Pistons
Race #6 07/20/2013

Main Event Results: 1. Garrett Egan, Saugus, 12 Laps; 2. Zack Chavez, Santa Paula, 12 Laps; 3. Blake Hendricks, Simi Valley, 2 Laps

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Zack Chavez

Top 10 in points: ; 10. Blake Hendricks, 0; 10. Dylan Neal, 0; 10. Garrett Egan, 0; 10. Zack Chavez, 0

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VRA Mini Dwarf - Superchargers
Race #6 07/20/2013

Main Event Results: 1. J D Brown, Port Hueneme, 12 Laps; 2. Will Mimms, 11 Laps

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: J D Brown

Top 10 in points: 1. J D Brown, 1535; 2. Will Mimms, 1105; 3. Andrew Orlando, 495; 4. Bailey Hendricks, 465; 5. Eli Marshall, 0; 5. Isaac Marshall, 0

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VRA Junior Midgets
Race #6 07/20/2013

Main Event Results: 1. Nick Velasquez, Camarillo, 15 Laps; 2. Mike Long, Thousand Oaks, 13 Laps

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Mike Long

Top 10 in points: 1. Nick Velasquez, 1285; 2. Mike Long, 955; 3. Jake Aguilar, 235

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July
6 OFF WEEKEND
13 VRA Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, Hobby Stocks, Sport Compacts, Mod Lites, Focus Midgets, Sport Mods,
20 Battle at the Beach - VRA Midgets, Senior Sprints, Dwarf Cars, Hobby Stocks, Go-Karts, Junior Midgets & Mini Dwarfs
27 OFF WEEKEND
31 VENTURA COUNTY FAIR Motorcycles & Quads (Oval & Motocross tracks)
August
1 VENTURA COUNTY FAIR VRA Midgets, Dwarf Cars, Hobby Stocks, Demolition Derby
3 OFF WEEKEND
10 OFF WEEKEND
17 OFF WEEKEND
24 Food Share Night - Vendor's Cup VRA Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, Hobby Stocks, Sport Compacts, Mod Lites, Go-Karts
31 Motorcycles & Quads (Oval & Motocross tracks)
September
7 VRA Midgets, Senior Sprints, Hobby Stocks, Sport Compacts, Junior Midgets & Mini Dwarfs
14 VRA Midgets, Hobby Stocks, Mod Lites, Focus Midgets, Go-Karts, Quads, Sport Mods, Junior Midgets & Mini Dwarfs
21 VRA Sprint Cars, Senior Sprints, Dwarf Cars, IMCA Modifieds, Hobby Stocks, Sport Compacts
28 Battle at the Beach - VRA /USAC Midgets, IMCA Modifieds, Mod Lites, Focus Midgets, Sport Mods, Junior Midgets & Mini Dwarfs

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