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July 19, 2014 Results

Jake Swanson wins his first Feature at Ventura Raceway


After campaigning a Midget for years at Ventura, Jake finally wins his first feature in the Moose 360 Sprint Car.

And again Clif Warren wins the VRA Senior Sprint Car Feature.

Austin Rodarte is finding his winning ways at the right time with another win and the Ventura County Fair is right around the corner.

Jeffrey Fry wins his first Mod Lite feature win at Ventura.

Tanner Bole just 14 years old wins the Focus Midget Main.

Justin Raper wins the Go-Kart Feature and is second in points.

(July 21, 2014, Cliff Morgan, Ventura Raceway) Saturday night July 19 was a special night at Ventura Raceway. On that night USAC Western 360 Sprint Cars were here to challenge our own VRA Sprints. The racing was some of the best seen at our 1/5 mile facility in many seasons. With the two sanctioning body Sprint Cars headlining the night the fans in attendance witnessed outstanding racing action. Racing in the other classes racing that night was also exciting and hard fought.

Saturday featured the first time VRA 360 Sprints and USAC Western 360 Sprints have raced in a joint event. Those in attendance were not disappointed as the divers and crews of the 27 sprint cars in attendance put on some of the best racing seen at Ventura in several seasons. From the opening heats to the end of the 30 lap feature the racing was fast, furious and exciting. Three heat races were contested with wins going to Ryan Bernal in heat one, Landon Hurst in heat two and New Zealand star Michael Pickens in heat three. The larger than normal car count necessitated a 13 car, 12 lap, semi main. In that race Kyle Smith took the win. He and Rick Hendrix, Cody Majors, Kevin Barnes, George Morris and Tony Everhart all transferred to the 30 lap main event. The 22 car main event saw Ryan Bernal and Matt Mitchell start on the front row. Mitchell jumped out front and led the first 16 laps, only to be passed by Micheal Pickens on lap 17. Pickens held off Jake Swanson with a right rear tire going soft until lap25 when Swanson passed him for the lead. Swanson went on to take his first sprint car win at Ventura and the $1,500 winners check. Following Swanson to the finish line were Ryan Bernal, Michael Pickens, Troy Rutherford and Danny Faria Jr.

VRA Senior Sprints continued their season with one heat race for the six cars in the pits. Ed Schwarz took the heat race win. The twenty lap feature was another very strong performance by defending series champion Clif Warren, who took the lead from Mike Cook on lap 2 and went on to take the win. Cook finished second followed by Chris Meredith Case Montgomery and Brian Grosenheider. After 11 races Clif Warren holds the season point lead over Chris Meredith.

In IMCA Modified action the racing was again fast and furious with 14 modifieds taking the green flag for their 20 lap main event. The race was an excellent race that saw Damom Redman lead the first 13 laps. He was passed by race winner Austin Rodarte on ladp14, who then led to the checkered flag. Following Austin Rodarte to the finish line were point leader Josh Vogt, Andrew Phipps, Damom Redman and Dave Phipps. Two heat races were run with wins going to Josh Vogt and Austin Rodarte. After nine races in the 2014 season, Josh Vogt leads Robbie Witwer by 30 points and Jack Parker by 40 points in the point race.
These racers and many more will be in action on Wednesday July 30, at the Ventura County Fair event.

In VRA Mod Lite racing, Jeffrey Fry took his first ever win in their 20 lap main event. Fry took the lead on lap 6 from Ricky Lewis and led to the finish. He was followed across the line by Mike Neal, Ricky Lewis, Dave Dotson and Kris Kordner. Mike Neal took the one heat race.
Ricky Lewis leads Jeffrey Fry by 100 points after 7 races in 2014.

Focus Midget action saw Tanner Bole take his first Focus victory over a field of 10 Focus Midget racers in t heir 20 lap feature. Following Bole to the line were Gary Howard, Dylan Ito, Courtney Crone and Mike Lewis making his Focus debut. Brennan Rogers and Dylan Ito took heart race wins. Zack Bogner now leads in the season point race by 155 points over Ashley Hazleton.

VRA Go Karts ran on the big track Saturday night. Justin Raper took the win over Kenny Byers Jr., Henry Ito, Dylan Ito, and Brendan McCarthy. Raper also took their one heat race win. After 6 races Byers holds a 10 point lead over Raper in the season long point race.

Ventura Raceway will be back in action Wednesday night July 30, at the opening night of the 2014 Ventura County Fair. That night we will be featuring VRA Dwarf Cars, Hobby Stocks, IMCA Modifieds and a Demolition Derby.  

Ventura Raceway Race Results for 07/19/2014

VRA Sprint Cars
Race #12 07/19/2014

Main Event Results: 1. Jake Swanson, Anaheim, 30 Laps; 2. Ryan Bernal, Hollister, 30 Laps; 3. Michael Pickens, 30 Laps; 4. Troy Rutherford, Ojai, 30 Laps; 5. Danny Faria Jr, Tipton, 30 Laps; 6. Jimmy Crawford, Ventura, 30 Laps; 7. Markus Niemela, Santa Barbara, 30 Laps; 8. Brian Camarillo, Camarillo, 30 Laps; 9. Matt Mitchell, Yorba Linda, 30 Laps; 10. Austin Liggett, 30 Laps; 11. Kyle Smith, Moorpark, 30 Laps; 12. Rick Hendrix, Palmdale, 30 Laps; 13. Tom Hendricks, Simi Valley, 30 Laps; 14. George Morris, 30 Laps; 15. Kevin Barnes, 30 Laps; 16. Cody Majors, Simi Valley, 29 Laps; 17. Tony Everhart, Lakeside, 29 Laps; 18. Bill Jones, Santa Maria, 28 Laps; 19. Landon Hurst, 16 Laps; 20. Brandon Thomson, Ventura, 16 Laps; 21. Luke Boles, Goleta, 7 Laps; 22. Sheldon Deblauw, Ventura, 2 Laps
Lap Leaders: Matt Mitchell (1-16), Michael Pickens (17-24), Jake Swanson (25-30)

Heat Race Winners: Extreme Mufflers Heat 1: Ryan Bernal; Saldana Racing Products Heat 2: Landon Hurst; BR Motorsports Heat 3: Michael Pickens

Top 10 in points: 1. Kyle Smith, 2280; 2. Austin DeBlauw, 2165; 3. Tom Hendricks, 2080; 4. Brian Camarillo, 1830; 5. Rick Hendrix, 1815; 6. Luke Boles, 1655; 7. Cody Majors, 1410; 8. George Morris, 1365; 9. Guy Woodward, 1170; 10. Brandon Thomson, 1055


IMCA Modifieds
Race #10 07/19/2014

Main Event Results: 1. Austin Rodarte, Ventura, 20 Laps; 2. Joshua Vogt, Santa Maria, 20 Laps; 3. Andrew Phipps, Simi Valley, 20 Laps; 4. Damon Redman, Santa Paula, 20 Laps; 5. David Phipps, 20 Laps; 6. Aaron Rodarte, Ventura, 20 Laps; 7. Jack Parker, Simi Valley, 20 Laps; 8. Mark Davis, Ventura, 19 Laps; 9. Tim Morse, Burbank, 19 Laps; 10. Steve Bulpitt, Culver City, 10 Laps; 11. Donald Houghton, Rosamond, 3 Laps; 12. J.D. Wilson, Costa Mesa, 0 Laps; 13. Robbie Witwer, Ridgecrest, 0 Laps; 14. Dennis Eckert, Canyon Country, Did not show
Lap Leaders: Damon Redman (1-13), Austin Rodarte (14-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Joshua Vogt; Heat 2: Austin Rodarte

Top 10 in points: 1. Joshua Vogt, 386; 2. Robbie Witwer, 356; 3. Jack Parker, 346; 4. David Phipps, 338; 5. Donald Houghton, 321; 6. Dennis Eckert, 318; 7. Andrew Phipps, 308; 8. Brad Prows, 234; 9. James Stowe, 213; 10. Mark Davis, 208


VRA Senior Sprints
Race #11 07/19/2014

Main Event Results: 1. Clif Warren, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 2. Mike Cook, Long Beach, 20 Laps; 3. Chris Meredith, Thousand Oaks, 20 Laps; 4. Case Montgomery, Riverside, 19 Laps; 5. Brian Grosenheider, El Cerrito, 19 Laps; 6. Ed Schwarz, Santa Fe Springs, 15 Laps
Lap Leaders: Mike Cook (1-2), Clif Warren (3-20)

Heat Race Winners: SpinTech Mufflers Heat 1: Ed Schwarz

Top 10 in points: 1. Clif Warren, 2645; 2. Chris Meredith, 2280; 3. Mike Cook, 2270; 4. Steve Brown, 1825; 5. Ed Schwarz, 1435; 6. Wally Pankratz, 1400; 7. George Tuttle, 865; 8. Mark Smokey Stover, 480; 9. Brian Grosenheider, 330; 10. Case Montgomery, 190


Ford Focus
Race #8 07/19/2014

Main Event Results: 1. Tanner Boles, Auberry, 20 Laps; 2. Gary Howard, Ventura, 20 Laps; 3. Dylan Ito, Newberry Park, 20 Laps; 4. Courtney Crone, Corona, 20 Laps; 5. Mike Lewis, Sunland, 20 Laps; 6. Rob Markworth, Fullerton, 20 Laps; 7. Jet Davison, Running Springs, 0 Laps; 8. Brennan Rogers, Camarillo, 0 Laps; 9. Ashley Hazelton, Northridge, 0 Laps; 10. Zac Bogner, Norco, 0 Laps
Lap Leaders: Tanner Boles (1-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Brennan Rogers; Heat 2: Dylan Ito

Top 10 in points: 1. Zac Bogner, 1660; 2. Ashley Hazelton, 1505; 3. Gary Howard, 1490; 4. Jet Davison, 1475; 5. Brennan Rogers, 1270; 6. Dylan Ito, 1020; 7. Randi Pankratz, 840; 8. Wally Pankratz, 655; 9. Courtney Crone, 560; 10. Tanner Boles, 405


Mod Lite
Race #8 07/19/2014

Main Event Results: 1. Jeffrey Fry, Hawthorne, 20 Laps; 2. Mike Neal, Northridge, 20 Laps; 3. Ricky Lewis, Oxnard, 20 Laps; 4. Dave Dotson, Thousand Oaks, 19 Laps; 5. Kris Kornder, 19 Laps; 6. Kim Lewis, Woodland Hills, 17 Laps
Lap Leaders: Ricky Lewis (2-6), Jeffrey Fry (7-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Mike Neal

Top 10 in points: 1. Ricky Lewis, 1650; 2. Jeffrey Fry, 1550; 3. Dave Dotson, 1465; 4. George Calvo, 1070; 5. Kim Lewis, 940; 6. Kris Kornder, 935; 7. Mike Gilmore, 725; 8. Kevin Calvo, 480; 9. Austin Kuehl, 470; 10. Taylor Kuehl, 385


Race #6 07/19/2014

Main Event Results: 1. Justin Raper, Paso Robles, 20 Laps; 2. Kenny Byers Jr, Ventura, 20 Laps; 3. Henry Ito, 20 Laps; 4. Dylan Ito, Newberry Park, 20 Laps; 5. Brenden McCarthy, 20 Laps; 6. Tyler Stover, Manhattan Beach, 19 Laps; 7. Peter Kushdilian, Chicago, 19 Laps; 8. Mike Evans, 12 Laps
Lap Leaders: Kenny Byers Jr (1-7), Justin Raper (8-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Justin Raper

Top 10 in points: 1. Kenny Byers Jr, 1375; 2. Justin Raper, 1365; 3. Henry Ito, 1175; 4. Dylan Ito, 795; 5. Brenden McCarthy, 775; 6. Tyler Stover, 390; 7. Sam Gally, 365; 7. Mike Evans, 365; 9. David Pankratz, 225; 10. Tyler Wilson, 190


Report Created by Ventura Raceway Scoring Program
Report Created: 07/21/2014 11:17

7 VRA Sprint Cars, Senior Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, Hobby Stocks, Sport Compacts, Mod Lites, Focus Midgets & Go-Karts
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 )

12 ARP Battle at the Beach - VRA Sprint Cars, Senior Sprints, Dwarf Cars, IMCA Modifieds, Hobby Stocks, Focus Midgets Junior Midgets & Mini Dwarfs
19 VRA Sprint Cars, Senior Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, Sport Compacts, Mod Lites, Focus Midgets & Go-Karts
30 VENTURA COUNTY FAIR Pro Dwarf Cars, IMCA Modifieds, Hobby Stocks, Demolition Derby

23 ARP Battle at the Beach - VRA Sprint Cars, Senior Sprints, Dwarf Cars, IMCA Modifieds, Sport Compacts, Mod Lites, Focus Midgets, Junior Midgets & Mini Dwarfs
30 Motorcycles, Quads & Speedway Bikes

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