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March 8, 2014 Results

Kyle Smith wins VRA Sprint Main Opener


Kyle Smith starts the 2014 season off with a bang.


Clif Warren back to ol' winning ways with a VRA Senior Sprint Car Feature.


Josh Vogt always finds a way to put his #25 IMCA Modified in the winners circle..


Randy Gordon goes out and wins the VRA Senior Dwarf Car Main and comes back to take the Second Annual Pete Estrada Memorial for Pro Dwarf Cars.


Curtis Dietzsch wins the VRA Hobby Stock Main.


Zack Peterson along with his brother Matt enjoy Zack's VRA Sport Compact Feature win.


Johnathan Henry wins the VRA Mod Lite Main.
(March 8, 2014, Cliff Morgan, Ventura Raceway) Ventura Raceway opened its 2014 season with a full program of exciting short track racing action featuring eight adult classes battling on the 1/5 mile Ventura oval. Racing was exciting and fast paced with the racers returning to action looking forward to a new season.

Kyle Smith debuted a new shark nose painted car and started the new 2014 with an exciting win over Guy Woodward, Richard McCormick, Tom Hendricks and Don Gansen. in the shortened 20 lap feature for VRA Sprints Saturday night. Smith came from his 4th starting position to take the win. Following Smith and Woodward to the line were Richard McCormick, Tom Hendricks and Don Gansen. Heat race wins went to Guy Woodward and Hobie Conway.

VRA Senior Sprints opened their season with one heat race for the 9 cars in the pits. Mike Cook took the one heat race run. The twenty lap feature was all 2013 series champion Clif Warren as he led from lap 8 after passing Chris Meredith, who led the first 7 laps,. Ed Schwarz, finished second with Mike Cook was third, Wayne Heurung was fourth and Mark Stover finished fifth.

In IMCA Modified action, Joshua Vogt got back to winning at Ventura with a powerful win over a field of eleven modfieds. He started fifth in the race and by lap 8 he was able to get by 2013 series champ Robbie Witwer and then go on to take the win. Following Vogt to the line were Witwer, Brad Prows, Donald Houghton and Andrew Greiman.. Two heat races were run with wins going to Robbie Witwer and Joshua Vogt.

VRA Dwarf Cars were on the track in two divisions, Seniors and Pros. There were 30 cars in Pros and 10 cars in Seniors in attendance. In Seniors, the two 8 lap heat races went to Randy Gordon in heat one and Bill VanPraag in heat two.. Their 20 lap feature went to Randy Gordon followed by Mike Lewis, Bob Kaufman, Keith Vondersaar and Bill VanPraag. In Pros it was Jacob Ganzer, Randy Gordon, Kevin Calvo and Hannah Mayhew race wins. With 30 cars signed in a semi main was needed to set the main event lineup. Chad Mooers took the win over the other transfer drivers, Jessica Clark, D J Lebow and Todd Atkins. Alternate Devin McCree made the race as George Calvo scratched from the race. The Main Event went to Randy Gordon who set a track record by winning the Senior and Pro main on the same night. This race was in honor of Pete Estrada and paid an additional $200 to win. Following Gordon across the line were 2014 track champion Johnny Conley, Johnathan Henry, Thomas Velasquez and Jeremy Marsh..

VRA's Hobby Stock Class opened with ten cars in attendance. Curtis Dietzsch returned to Ventura Raceway after many years and took the first win of the new season over Gary Curtis. Ernie Malone took the win in their one heat race. The 20 lap main event was fast and exciting as Dietzsch put his number 25 out front on lap18 after early race leader Mile Stanford faltered in turn two and fell back. Following Dietzsch to the line in the main were Gary Curtis, Robert Lawler, Mike Stanford and David Heurung.

VRA Mod Lites began the new season with six cars in the pits. The night's 20 lap feature was all Johnathan Henry. He lapped the field on his way to his first win in this new class. Following him across the line were Dave Dotson, George Calvo, Jeffrey Fry and Mike Gilmore. They ran one heat race with the win going to Jeffrey Fry.

Zack Peterson began the new Sport Compact season where he left off with a feature win. The two time track champion passed Bruce Fink on lap 9 and then led Fink, Matt Peterson, Heath Morton and Mira Cook to the finish as he begins his quest for three championships in a row in this class. Mira cook took the 8 lap heat race win.

Racing resumes next Saturday night March 22, with a full program of exciting racing featuring VRA Sprints, Senior Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, Sport Compacts, Mod Lites, Focus Midgets and our kids Divisions.


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Ventura Raceway Race Results for 03/08/2014

VRA Sprint Cars
Race #1 03/08/2014

Main Event Results: 1. Kyle Smith, Moorpark, 20 Laps; 2. Guy Woodward, Santa Clarita, 20 Laps; 3. Richard McCormick, Aqua Dulce, 20 Laps; 4. Tom Hendricks, Simi Valley, 20 Laps; 5. Don Gansen, San Bernardino, 20 Laps; 6. Cody Majors, Simi Valley, 15 Laps; 7. Hobie Conway, Ventura, 4 Laps; 8. Rick Hendrix, Palmdale, 4 Laps; 9. Austin DeBlauw, lVentura, 4 Laps; 10. Greg Taylor, Ventura, 3 Laps; 11. Ed Schwarz, Santa Fe Springs, Did not show; 12. Luke Boles, Goleta, Did not show
Lap Leaders: Tom Hendricks (1), Kyle Smith (2-20)

Heat Race Winners: Extreme Mufflers Heat 1: Guy Woodward; Saldana Racing Products Heat 2: Hobie Conway

Top 10 in points: 1. Kyle Smith, 255; 2. Guy Woodward, 240; 3. Richard McCormick, 220; 4. Tom Hendricks, 205; 5. Hobie Conway, 185; 6. Cody Majors, 180; 7. Don Gansen, 175; 8. Austin DeBlauw, 160; 8. Rick Hendrix, 160; 10. Greg Taylor, 150

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VRA Senior Sprints
Race #1 03/08/2014

Main Event Results: 1. Cliff Warren, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 2. Ed Schwarz, Santa Fe Springs, 20 Laps; 3. Mike Cook, Long Beach, 20 Laps; 4. Wayne Heurung, 20 Laps; 5. Mark Smokey Stover, Manhattan Beach, 20 Laps; 6. Tom Fish, Ventura, 19 Laps; 7. Chris Meredith, Thousand Oaks, 13 Laps; 8. Wally Pankratz, Orange, 10 Laps; 9. Steve Brown, Ontario, Ca, 10 Laps
Lap Leaders: Chris Meredith (1-7), Cliff Warren (8-20)

Heat Race Winners: SpinTech Mufflers Heat 1: Mike Cook

Top 10 in points: 1. Cliff Warren, 245; 2. Ed Schwarz, 235; 3. Mike Cook, 225; 4. Wayne Heurung, 180; 5. Tom Fish, 175; 5. Chris Meredith, 175; 7. Mark Smokey Stover, 170; 8. Wally Pankratz, 155; 9. Steve Brown, 145

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VRA Pro Dwarf Cars
Race #1 03/08/2014

Main Event Results: 1. Randy Gordon, Simi Valley, 15 Laps; 2. Johnny Conley, Oxnard, 15 Laps; 3. Jonathan Henry, 15 Laps; 4. Thomas Velasquez, Camarillo, 15 Laps; 5. Jeremy Marsh, Ridgecrest, 15 Laps; 6. Tommy Velasquez III, Camarillo, 15 Laps; 7. Jason Horton, Oxnard, 15 Laps; 8. Mike Lewis, Sunland, 15 Laps; 9. April Banvelos, Sylmar, 15 Laps; 10. Jessica Clark, Ventura, 15 Laps; 11. Chad Mooers, Rosamond, 15 Laps; 12. Devin McCree, Ventura, 14 Laps; 13. Todd Atkins, Ventura, 14 Laps; 14. Kevin Calvo, Agua Dulce, 3 Laps; 15. Hannah Mayhew, Acton, Ca, 3 Laps; 16. Jacob Ganzer, Murrietta, 3 Laps; 17. Eric Moore, Oak View, 1 Lap; 18. Devlin Autry, Bakersfield, Ca, 0 Laps; 19. Keith Vondersaar, Acton, 0 Laps; 20. D. J. Lebow, Camarillo, 0 Laps; 21. George Calvo, Agua Dulce, Did not show
Lap Leaders: Eric Moore (1), Kevin Calvo (2-3), Johnny Conley (7-14), Randy Gordon (15)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Jacob Ganzer; Heat 2: Randy Gordon; Heat 3: Kevin Calvo; Heat 4: Hannah Mayhew

Top 10 in points: 1. Randy Gordon, 260; 2. Johnny Conley, 230; 3. Jonathan Henry, 215; 4. Thomas Velasquez, 205; 5. Jeremy Marsh, 190; 5. Tommy Velasquez III, 190; 7. Mike Lewis, 175; 8. Jason Horton, 170; 9. April Banvelos, 160; 10. Kevin Calvo, 150; 10. Jessica Clark, 150

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VRA Senior Dwarf Cars
Race #1 03/08/2014

Main Event Results: 1. Randy Gordon, Simi Valley, 20 Laps; 2. Mike Lewis, Sunland, 20 Laps; 3. Bob Kaufman, Santa Clarita, CA, 20 Laps; 4. Keith Vondersaar, Acton, 20 Laps; 5. Bill Van Praag, Ventura, 20 Laps; 6. George Calvo, Agua Dulce, 20 Laps; 7. Dave Knight, Ventura, 20 Laps; 8. Mike Neal, Northridge, 20 Laps; 9. David Conley, 20 Laps; 10. George Sack Jr, Agua Dulce, 13 Laps
Lap Leaders: Bob Kaufman (1-4), Randy Gordon (5-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Randy Gordon; Heat 2: Bill Van Praag

Top 10 in points: 1. Randy Gordon, 260; 2. Mike Lewis, 230; 3. Bob Kaufman, 220; 4. Keith Vondersaar, 210; 5. Bill Van Praag, 205; 6. George Calvo, 180; 7. Dave Knight, 175; 8. David Conley, 160; 8. Mike Neal, 160; 10. George Sack Jr, 150

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IMCA Modifieds
Race #1 03/08/2014

Main Event Results: 1. Joshua Vogt, Santa Maria, 20 Laps; 2. Robbie Witwer, Ridgecrest, 20 Laps; 3. Brad Prows, Oak View, 20 Laps; 4. Donald Houghton, Rosamond, 20 Laps;  5. Andrew Greiman, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 6. Mark Davis, Ventura, 19 Laps; 7. Andrew Phipps, Simi Valley, 19 Laps; 8. Jack Parker, Simi Valley, 19 Laps; 9. J.D. Wilson, Costa Mesa, 19 Laps; 9. 10. Dennis Eckert, Canyon Country, 4 Laps; 11. David Phipps, Did not show
Lap Leaders: Robbie Witwer (1-7), Joshua Vogt (8-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Robbie Witwer; Heat 2: Joshua Vogt

Top 10 in points: 1. Joshua Vogt, 40; 2. Robbie Witwer, 39; 3. Brad Prows, 38; 4. Mark Davis, 36; 5. Andrew Phipps, 35; 6. Jack Parker, 34; 7. J.D. Wilson, 33; 8. Donald Houghton, 32; 9. Dennis Eckert, 31; 10. David Phipps, 30

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VRA Hobby Stocks
Race #1 03/08/2014

Main Event Results: 1. Curtis Dietzsch, 20 Laps; 2. Gary Curtis, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 3. Robert Lawler, Bakersfield, 20 Laps; 4. Mike Stanford, 20 Laps; 5. David Heurung, 20 Laps; 6. Ernie Malone, Ojai, 20 Laps; 7. Cameron Dougan, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 8. Jesse James Verdun, 19 Laps; 9. Ronald Klein, Victorville, 12 Laps; 10. Sam Garvin, Oxnard, 12 Laps
Lap Leaders: Mike Stanford (1-17), Curtis Dietzsch (18-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Ernie Malone

Top 10 in points: 1. Curtis Dietzsch, 250; 2. Gary Curtis, 235; 3. Ernie Malone, 195; 4. Robert Lawler, 190; 4. David Heurung, 190; 6. Mike Stanford, 185; 7. Ronald Klein, 150; 7. Cameron Dougan, 150; 7. Sam Garvin, 150; 10. Jesse James Verdun, 145

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VRA Sport Compacts
Race #1 03/08/2014

Main Event Results: 1. Zachary Peterson, Oxnard, 20 Laps; 2. Bruce Fink, Port Hueneme, 20 Laps; 3. Matt Peterson, Oxnard, 20 Laps; 4. Heath Morton, Oxnard, 19 Laps; 5. Mira Cook, Camarillo, 19 Laps; 6. Jeff Long, Thousand Oaks, 15 Laps; 7. Trenton Morley, Woodland Hills, 11 Laps; 8. Scott Olsen, 0 Laps; 9. Gary Garvin, Oxnard, Did not show
Lap Leaders: Bruce Fink (1-8), Zachary Peterson (9-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Mira Cook

Top 10 in points: 1. Zachary Peterson, 250; 2. Bruce Fink, 225; 3. Heath Morton, 210; 4. Matt Peterson, 205; 4. Mira Cook, 205; 6. Jeff Long, 170; 7. Trenton Morley, 150; 8. Scott Olsen, 145; 9. Gary Garvin, 10

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Mod Lite
Race #1 03/08/2014

Main Event Results: 1. Jonathan Henry, 20 Laps; 2. Dave Dotson, Thousand Oaks, 19 Laps; 3. George Calvo, Agua Dulce, 19 Laps; 4. Jeffrey Fry, Hawthorne, 19 Laps; 5. Mike Gilmore, Woodland Hills, 19 Laps; 6. Mike Kornder, 18 Laps
Lap Leaders: Jonathan Henry (1-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Jeffrey Fry

Top 10 in points: 1. Jonathan Henry, 250; 2. Dave Dotson, 225; 3. George Calvo, 220; 4. Jeffrey Fry, 215; 5. Mike Gilmore, 180; 6. Mike Kornder, 175

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Report Created by Ventura Raceway Scoring Program
Report Created: 03/12/2014 12:44
 


March
1 Motorcycles, Quads & Speedway Bikes
8 VRA Sprint Cars, Senior Sprints, Dwarf Cars, IMCA Modifieds, Hobby Stocks, Sport Compacts & Mod Lites
15 OFF WEEKEND
22 VRA Sprint Cars, Senior Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, Sport Compacts, Mod Lites, Focus Midgets, Junior Midgets & Mini Dwarfs
29 VRA Sprint Cars, Senior Sprints, Dwarf Cars, Hobby Stocks, Sport Compacts, Focus Midgets, Go-Karts, Junior Midgets & Mini Dwarfs

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

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