Due to other events being held at the Fairgrounds on the date of our meeting, January 25, all participants attending our meeting need to park in the main parking lot and enter the Fairgrounds through the front gate and walk over to the McBride Building.
Do not attempt to drive to the building.

Ventura Raceway will hold its 2019 Awards and 2020 General Information Meeting on Saturday January 25, 2020 in the McBride Building at the Ventura County Fairgrounds. This is the same building as last year. We hope drivers and teams will take advantage to get registered for the upcoming 2020 season and attend to hear information on the 2020 season and receive awards for the 2019 season.

Tentative Format will be:
10-11:15 2020 Season Registration
11:15-12:00 General Meeting And Rules Information
12:00-1:00 BBQ Lunch “Free To Attendees”
1:00-3:00 2019 Awards Ceremony

2020 VRA Hobby Stocks

After further discussion and consideration for current VRA Hobby Stock Competitors, Ventura Raceway has decided to continue with its own Hobby Stock program for 2020. The IMCA program suggested had too many issues that could eliminate some of our current racers, We will be working on rules and regulations for next season and beyond to try to get a set of rules that all VRA competitors can conform to.

Most Recent Racing Results


Ventura, California (November 25, 2019)………Ventura Raceway and USAC officials have announced contingency plans in the event that Mother Nature interferes with this week’s 79th running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix at California’s Ventura Raceway.
Officials will evaluate the weather situation on Tuesday. If weather appears to be strongly imminent on each of the race days, the event will move to a Friday/Saturday schedule to be held on November 29-30.


Ventura, California (November 13, 2019)………As it stands now, the entry list for the 79th running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix is stacked to the gills with the number of cars, drivers and the amount of talent that will be on display for the prestigious event on Thanksgiving Night, November 28, at California’s Ventura Raceway.

Results 10-26-2019

Ventura Raceway concluded its regular 2019 racing season Saturday night October 26. A full night of racing action kept the fans in attendance excited as the racers battled to see who would take track championships in two VRA divisions, the WMR Midgets and California Lightning Sprints. Headlining the night’s event was the fast and furious USAC Midgets.

Results 10-19-2019

As we move into the final round of the 2019 season on October 26, the race on Saturday October 19, set up the season finale for many of the competitors still battling for the season championship in their respective classes. Still to be determined are the championships in the VRA Dwarf Cars and WMR Midgets at Ventura. Saturday night October 19, did determine the champions in the VRA Hobby Stocks and VRA Senior Sprints. The night also saw two makeup races for Hobby Stocks and Senior Sprints from the October 5, event that had the power outage ending the night’s racing.

Sleepy Tripp and Gary Zarounian

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media

Ventura, California (October 3, 2019)………USAC West Coast Midget racing legends Sleepy Tripp and Gary Zarounian have been named as co-grand marshals for the 79th running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix on Thanksgiving Night, November 28, at California’s Ventura Raceway.

Tripp, of Costa Mesa, Calif., scored more USAC Midget victories (total National and Regional) than anyone in history. His total of 161 lists him third on the all-time USAC list behind Rich Vogler (171) and A.J. Foyt (162). The 1986 inductee into the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame won a pair of USAC National Midget titles (1975 and 1976) and seven championships in USAC’s Western Midget Series.

Results 9-28-2019

On a cool, breezy evening, the drivers in five car classes were on hand to continue the season long point battle in each class. Fans in attendance saw exciting racing in every class that competed Saturday night.

VRA Sprint Cars had a small field of five cars Saturday night. 2019 series champ Rick Hendrix took their one heat race. Senior Greg Andrews won their one heat race. The main events for the two classes were combined with the regulars starting out front. A 25 lap main event then ran with the wins going to Trent Williams over Rick Hendrix, Brent Owens, Nick Diani and James Herrera in the regular VRA Sprints and Chris Meredith over Tyler Hatziakian, Greg Andrews and Wally Pankratz in Senior Sprints. Chris Meredith now lead Wally Pankratz by 20 points in Seniors after twelve races.