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April 26, 2014 Results

Troy Rutherford takes the VRA Sprint Car Feature


Troy Rutherford takes the VRA Sprint Car Feature.


Clif Warren back in the winners circle with a win in the Senior Sprint Car Main.


Chris Crompe wins the IMCA Modified Feature.


Curtis Dietzsch, the Hobby Stock points leader, wins another feature.


Brennan Rogers still on a roll winning another Focus Feature.


Kenny Byers is two for two this season with another Go-Kart Feature Win.


Nick Velasquez found the winners circle with a win in the Junior Midget Main.


Sandy Brown takes another Mini Dwarf Car Superchargers Main.


Zack Chavez wins the Mini Dwarf Car Piston Main.

(April 26, 2014, Cliff Morgan, Ventura Raceway) Ventura Raceway resumed racing after a two week off period with a with a full program of exciting short track racing action featuring five adult classes and three junior divisions battling on the 1/5 mile Ventura oval. Racing was exciting and fast paced on the night with racers battling to score points as the season continues.

Visiting driver Troy Rutherford took advantage of a rainout at Tulare to come to Ventura to take his first win here in 2014. He and teammate Micheal Pickens, from New Zealand, ran hard and fast to sweep the top two positions. Rutherford took the led from Rick Hendrix on lap 12 and then led to the finish battling Pickens who led briefly on lap 27. Following Rutherford and Pickens to the checkered flag were Rick Brian Camarillo, Luke Boles and Rick Hendrix. Fifteen sprint cars were signed in and in heat race action wins went to Troy Rutherford and Markus Niemela, who took a wild flip in the feature. After five races in 2014, Guy Woodward leads Kyle Smith in the point race by 25 points

VRA Senior Sprints continued their season with one heat race for the 8 cars in the pits. 2014 Champion and opening night main event winner Clif Warren took the heat win. The twenty lap feature was all Clif Warren as he made the best of a slippery track to drive away from the field to take his first in since opening night. Following Warren to the finish line were Chris Meredith, Wally Pankratz, Ed Schwarz and Steve Brown. After four races in 2014, Clif Warren leads Mike Cook and Steve Brown in the point battle.

In IMCA Modified action, Billy Wormsbecker led the race early from lap one to sixteen. On lap 17 Chris Crompe got by after several challenges and went on to take his first Ventura win in 2014. Wormsbecker then spun in turn two taking Donald Houghton with him. The second and third places then went to josh Vogt and Larry Wise followed by Robbie Witwer and Jack Parker. Two heat races were run with wins going to Billy Wormsbecker and Steve Bulpitt. After 4 races Joshua Vogt leads 2013 series champion Robbie Witwer by 9 points.

Curtis Dietzsch got back to winning ways with a 20,lap feature win over the rest of the 9 Hobby Stocks in attendance. He led all 20 laps to take his second win of the 2014 season. Following him across the line were Ernie Malone, Cameron Dougan, Tom Stephens Sr. and last race winner Mike Stanford. Stanford took their one heat race. Dietzsch's win puts him out front in the point race ahead of Ernie Malone.

Focus Midgets continued their VRA season Saturday night with 2014 Champ Brennan Rogers taking the 20 lap main event victory over Gary Howard, Zac Bogner, Dylan Ito and Davey Marcotte, who was visiting from Quebec Canada. Zac Bogner took their one 8 lap heat race.

In Junior action, wins went to Sandi Brown in Mini Dwarf Superchargers over Dalton Houghton and Will Mimms. Her win has her in the lead in their point race. Zack Chavez took the Mini Dwarf Piston win over Brandon Velasquez and Christian Bazen. In Junior Midgets, Nick Velasquez took the win over Mike Long

Racing resumes Saturday night May 3, with a full program of exciting racing featuring VRA Sprints, Senior Sprints, VRA Dwarf Cars, IMCA Modifieds, Sport Compacts and Mod Lites.


Ventura Raceway Race Results for 04/26/2014

VRA Sprint Cars
Race #5 04/26/2014

Main Event Results: 1. Troy Rutherford, Ojai, 30 Laps; 2. Michael Pickens, 30 Laps; 3. Brian Camarillo, Camarillo, 30 Laps; 4. Luke Boles, Goleta, 30 Laps; 5. Rick Hendrix, Palmdale, 30 Laps; 6. Bruce Douglass, Ventura, 30 Laps; 7. Austin DeBlauw, lVentura, 29 Laps; 8. Kyle Smith, Moorpark, 29 Laps; 9. Trent Williams, Hesperia, 29 Laps; 10. George Morris, 28 Laps; 11. Chris Gansen, San Bernardino, 7 Laps; 12. Markus Niemela, Santa Barbara, 7 Laps; 13. Mikael Lovas, Menifoe, Ca, 7 Laps; 14. Guy Woodward, Santa Clarita, 6 Laps; 15. Adam Frith-Smith, Llano. Ca, Did not show
Lap Leaders: Rick Hendrix (1-11), Troy Rutherford (12-26), Michael Pickens (27), Troy Rutherford (28-30)

Heat Race Winners: Extreme Mufflers Heat 1: Troy Rutherford; Saldana Racing Products Heat 2: Markus Niemela

Top 10 in points: 1. Guy Woodward, 960; 2. Kyle Smith, 935; 3. Brian Camarillo, 825; 3. Austin DeBlauw, 825; 5. Tom Hendricks, 770; 6. Richard McCormick, 750; 7. Rick Hendrix, 720; 8. George Morris, 575; 9. Cory Kruseman, 500; 10. Cody Majors, 445

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VRA Senior Sprints
Race #4 04/26/2014

Main Event Results: 1. Cliff Warren, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 2. Chris Meredith, Thousand Oaks, 20 Laps; 3. Wally Pankratz, Orange, 20 Laps; 4. Ed Schwarz, Santa Fe Springs, 20 Laps; 5. Steve Brown, Ontario, Ca, 19 Laps; 6. George Tuttle, Carson, 18 Laps; 7. Mark Smokey Stover, Manhattan Beach, 12 Laps; 8. Mike Cook, Long Beach, 12 Laps
Lap Leaders: Cliff Warren (1-20)

Heat Race Winners: SpinTech Mufflers Heat 1: Cliff Warren

Top 10 in points: 1. Cliff Warren, 975; 2. Mike Cook, 815; 3. Steve Brown, 810; 4. Wally Pankratz, 805; 5. Chris Meredith, 770; 6. Ed Schwarz, 605; 7. Mark Smokey Stover, 480; 8. George Tuttle, 340; 9. Wayne Heurung, 180; 10. Tom Fish, 175

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IMCA Modifieds
Race #4 04/26/2014

Main Event Results: 1. Chris Crompe, Nipomo, 20 Laps; 2. Joshua Vogt, Santa Maria, 20 Laps; 3. Larry Wise, 20 Laps; 4. Robbie Witwer, Ridgecrest, 20 Laps; 5. Jack Parker, Simi Valley, 20 Laps; 6. James Stowe, Ridgecrest, 20 Laps; 7. David Phipps, 20 Laps; 8. Brad Prows, Oak View, 20 Laps; 9. Donald Houghton, Rosamond, 20 Laps; 10. Billy Wormsbecker, Big Bear, 20 Laps; 11. Andrew Phipps, Simi Valley, 20 Laps; 12. Andrew Greiman, Camarillo, 19 Laps; 13. Dennis Eckert, Canyon Country, 10 Laps; 14. Randy Gens, Oxnard, 10 Laps; 15. Steve Bulpitt, Culver City, 10 Laps
Lap Leaders: Billy Wormsbecker (1-16), Chris Crompe (17-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Billy Wormsbecker; Heat 2: Steve Bulpitt

Top 10 in points: 1. Joshua Vogt, 155; 2. Robbie Witwer, 146; 3. Donald Houghton, 143; 4. Jack Parker, 140; 5. David Phipps, 134; 6. Dennis Eckert, 133; 7. Brad Prows, 132; 8. Andrew Greiman, 122; 9. Andrew Phipps, 116; 10. Chris Crompe, 102

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Ford Focus
Race #3 04/26/2014

Main Event Results: 1. Brennan Rogers, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 2. Gary Howard, Ventura, 20 Laps; 3. Zac Bogner, Norco, 20 Laps; 4. Dylan Ito, Newberry Park, 20 Laps; 5. Davey Marcotte, Quebec, Canada, 20 Laps; 6. Courtney Crone, Corona, 20 Laps; 7. Ashley Hazelton, Northridge, 2 Laps
Lap Leaders: Gary Howard (1-16), Brennan Rogers (17-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Zac Bogner

Top 10 in points: 1. Brennan Rogers, 750; 2. Zac Bogner, 655; 3. Gary Howard, 530; 4. Ashley Hazelton, 510; 5. Jet Davison, 405; 6. Randi Pankratz, 385; 7. Dylan Ito, 365; 8. Courtney Crone, 360; 9. Wally Pankratz, 240; 10. Davey Marcotte, 185

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VRA Hobby Stocks
Race #4 04/26/2014

Main Event Results: 1. Curtis Dietzsch, 20 Laps; 2. Ernie Malone, Ojai, 20 Laps; 3. Cameron Dougan, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 4. Tom Stephens Sr, Ventura, 20 Laps; 5. Mike Stanford, 20 Laps; 6. David Heurung, 20 Laps; 7. Sam Garvin, Oxnard, 19 Laps; 8. Tom Stephens Jr, Ventura, 14 Laps; 9. Jesse James Verdun, 8 Laps
Lap Leaders: Curtis Dietzsch (1-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Mike Stanford

Top 10 in points: 1. Curtis Dietzsch, 940; 2. Ernie Malone, 840; 3. Mike Stanford, 795; 4. Cameron Dougan, 725; 5. David Heurung, 720; 6. Jesse James Verdun, 600; 7. Tom Stephens Jr, 575; 8. Gary Curtis, 495; 9. Sam Garvin, 445; 10. Tom Stephens Sr, 195

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Go-Karts
Race #2 04/26/2014

Main Event Results: 1. Kenny Byers Jr, Ventura, 20 Laps; 2. Tyler Stover, Manhattan Beach, 20 Laps; 3. Mike Evans, 20 Laps; 4. Henry Ito, 20 Laps; 5. Justin Raper, Paso Robles, 19 Laps; 6. Dylan Ito, Newberry Park, 19 Laps; 7. Sam Gally, Chatsworth, 19 Laps
Lap Leaders: Kenny Byers Jr (1-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Dylan Ito

Top 10 in points: 1. Kenny Byers Jr, 505; 2. Justin Raper, 415; 3. Sam Gally, 365; 4. Brenden McCarthy, 215; 4. Mike Evans, 215; 6. Henry Ito, 210; 6. Tyler Stover, 210; 8. Dylan Ito, 195

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VRA Junior Midgets
Race #3 04/26/2014

Main Event Results: 1. Nick Velasquez, Camarillo, 15 Laps; 2. Mike Long, Thousand Oaks, 15 Laps
Lap Leaders: Mike Long (1-7), Mike Long (8-15)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Mike Long

Top 10 in points: 1. Mike Long, 750; 2. Nick Velasquez, 735; 3. Cinnamon Brown, 430

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VRA Mini Dwarf - Pistons
Race #3 04/26/2014

Main Event Results: 1. Zack Chavez, Santa Paula, 12 Laps; 2. Brandon Velasquez, 12 Laps; 3. Christian Bazen, Saugus, 12 Laps
Lap Leaders: Zack Chavez (1-12)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Zack Chavez

Top 10 in points: ; 3. Brandon Velasquez, 0; 3. Blake Hendricks, 0; 3. Christian Bazen, 0; 3. Zack Chavez, 0

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VRA Mini Dwarf - Superchargers
Race #3 04/26/2014

Main Event Results: 1. Sandy Brown, 12 Laps; 2. Dalton Houghton, Rosamond, 12 Laps; 3. Will Mimms, 11 Laps

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Sandy Brown

Top 10 in points: 1. Sandy Brown, 735; 2. Will Mimms, 615; 3. J D Brown, 495; 4. Dalton Houghton, 435; 5. Garrett Egan, 235

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Report Created by Ventura Raceway Scoring Program
Report Created: 04/28/2014 13:33



April
5 ARP Battle at the Beach - VRA Sprint Cars, Dwarf Cars, IMCA Modifieds, Hobby Stocks, Mod Lites & Ca. Lightning Sprints
12 OFF WEEKEND
19 OFF WEEKEND
26 VRA Sprint Cars, Senior Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, Hobby Stocks, Focus Midgets, Go-Karts, Junior Midgets & Mini Dwarfs

May
3 VRA Sprint Cars, Senior Sprints, Dwarf Cars, IMCA Modifieds, Sport Compacts & Mod Lites
10 USAC-CRA Sprint Cars(All Coast Challenge) & Pro Dwarf    Cars ( Special Event Prices )
17 VRA Sprint Cars, Senior Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, Hobby Stocks, Sport Compacts, Mod Lites, Focus Midgets, Go-Karts, Junior Midgets & Mini Dwarfs
24 OFF WEEKEND
31 VRA Sprint Cars, Senior Sprints, Dwarf Cars, Sport Compacts, Mod Lites, Focus Midgets, Junior Midgets & Mini Dwarfs


June
7 VRA Sprint Cars, Senior Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, Hobby Stocks, Sport Compacts, Mod Lites, Focus Midgets & Go-Karts
14 OFF WEEKEND
21 VRA Sprint Cars, Senior Sprints, Dwarf Cars, IMCA Modifieds, Hobby Stocks, Go-Karts, Junior Midgets & Mini Dwarfs
28 AMA Speedway Bike National Championship Round  ( Special Event Prices )

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