Rutherford takes the ARP money!
Rutherford was on his game and dominated
the VRA Sprint Car
Feature and took the ARP Battle at the
Clif Warren wins the Senior Sprint Car Main.
Tim Conley won the VRA Pro
Dwarf Car Main, and was joined in the
winners circle by his dad, David who won
his first Senior Main.
David Conley won his first VRA Senior
Dwarf Car Main, and then loaned his car
to his son Johnny Conley, who drove it
to third in the Pro Feature..
Donald Houghton wins the IMCA Modified Feature.
Mike Lewis wins
his first ever Hobby Stock Main.
Joel Chavez Jr. wins the Sport Compact Main.
Christian Bazen wins the Junior Midget Main.
Zach Chavez wins the Supercharger Mini
Dwarf Car Main.
Brandon Velasquez wins the Piston Mini
Dwarf Car Main.
2015, Cliff Morgan, Ventura Raceway)
Saturday night August 29, saw a great night of racing as our 2015
season returned to action following the 2015 FAIR break. With the
second ARP Battle at the Beach for VRA Sprint Cars for 2015
headlining the night, the fans in attendance witnessed great racing
all night long. Racing was held in six adult classes and three kids
Saturday night featured the second ARP Battle at the Beach race for
2015. All the top VRA drivers were on hand along with several
visiting drivers from USAC to go for the very special trophy and
added winners purse that goes to the winner of each of these special
events. There were three heat races run with wins going to Tristan
Guardino, Tom Hendricks and Troy Rutherford. Their 30 lap main event
was a fast and furious event that saw Troy Rutherford come from his
fourth place starting position to take the lead from visiting USAC
driver Jake Swanson on lap 10 of the 30 lap feature. He then led the
rest of the way taking the $1,500 winners check and special ARP
Battle at the Beach trophy. Jake Swanson finished second followed by
hard charging Guy Woodward, Tom Hendricks and Tristan Guardino. Guy
Woodward now leads in the VRA point race by 25 over 2014 series
champ Kyle Smith who finished seventh Saturday night. The ARP Battle
at the Beach Series will resume on September 12th with the third of
four events leading to the crowning of the 2015 King of the Beach on
VRA Dwarf Cars were back in action Saturday with main event wins
going to first time winner David Conley in Seniors and Tim Conley in
the Pros. Both drivers drove excellent races to take their wins. In
the Seniors Conley was followed by Mike Neal, Curt Cook, Bob Kaufman
and Bill Vanpraag. Their heat race win went to David Conley as well.
In the Pros, Tim Conley took the win over Tyler Edwards and brother
Johnny Conley. Tyler Edwards, Johnny Conley, Gage Cheek, and April
Banuelos followed to the finish line. The Pros ran three heat races
with wins going to Tim Conley, Ricky Lewis and Jason Horton. In
Senior's points, Bill Van Praag leads Bob Kaufman by 10 points and
Johnny Conley leads Tim Conley by 220 points after ten races in
In IMCA action, Donald Houghton took his first win of the 2015
season in the fast paced IMCA 20 lap main event over Josh Vogt,
Andrew Phipps, Dave Phipps and Dennis Eckert.. Houghton took the
lead on lap one and was never headed. Josh Vogt came from 10th to
finish second. Their two heat races went to Donald Houghton and
Robbie Witwer. After 13 races, Andrew Phipps leads his dad Dave
Phipps by 19 points in the season long point race to see who will be
the 2015 IMCA track champion.
VRA Senior Sprints raced Saturday night with season point leader
taking the 20 lap win over Wally Pankratz, Ed Schwarz, Chris
Meridith and Tom Bogner. Wally Pankratz took their heat race win.
VRA Hobby Stocks set a car count record with 15 cars taking the
green for their 20 lap feature.
The race was wild and wooly with Senior Dwarf driver Mike Lewis
taking the win in the #81. This was his first drive in a Hobby Stock
making the win even more special. Following Lewis to the line were
Ernie Malone, Robert Swearingen, Matt Dockstader and Mike Stanford.
Their two heats went to Lewis and Mira Cook. After 11 races in this
class David Heurung leads the point race by 85 over Tom Stephens.
Joel Chavez Jr., took the 15 lap Sport Compact main event over Zach
Peterson, Matt Peterson, Charles Malone and Christina Garvin. Their
heat race also went to Chavez. He leads their point race by 25
points over Zach Peterson.
In our VRA Kids Divisons, wins went to Christian Bazen in Junior
Midgets, Zach Chavez in Pistons and Brandon Velasquez in Super
Ventura Raceway will be back in action Saturday night September 5
with a full racing program featuuring VRA Sprint, Senior Sprints,
IMCA Modififeds, Hobby Stocks, Go Karts and the final VRA/CDCRA
Dwarf Car Challenge Race for Pror Dwarf Cars.
August 29, 2015 Results
King of the West winged 410 Sprint Car
Series race on Saturday night September
2015, Cliff Morgan, Ventura Raceway)
Ventura Raceway will host a King of the
West winged 410 Sprint Car Series race
on Saturday night September 26, at our
Ventura Fairgrounds facility. Last year
Kyle Hirst took the first ever winged
sprint car race at Ventura. Racing was
all out exciting from qualifying, to the
opening heats and until the final lap of
their 30 lap feature event. This year
promises to be even more exciting as
these winged warriors return to make
their second appearance at Ventura
Raceway. All the top drivers in this
series, including Bud Kaeding, Carson
Macedo, Bobby McMahon, D J Netto, many
time champion Brent Kaeding, Tim Kaeding,
Johnathan Allard, Shane Gobolic, 2014
winner Kyle Hirst and many others.
Several VRA competitors have made plans
to compete as well. Cory Kruseman, Greg
Taylor and others have commented that
they will be competing.
The King of the West 410 Sprint Car
Series (KWS) continues the long running
tradition of 410 Sprint Car racing in
California and the Western United
States. What originally began as the
Northern Auto Racing Club (NARC) in 1960
under the direction of the late Louie
Vermeil, has evolved through the years,
but continues to thrill fans of all
The Golden State/ King of the West
Sprint Car Series is the premier tour
for Winged 410 Sprint Cars in the west &
in 2015 will be held under the
leadership of John Prentice and Brent
Kaeding. The series will compete in
races throughout the West. Many of the
biggest Sprint Car events in the state
are KWS sanctioned, including the Dave
Bradway Jr. Memorial, the Cotton
Classic, the Tribute to Gary Patterson,
the Howard Kaeding Classic, the Pombo/Sargent
Classic, the David Tarter Memorial and
A number of Sprint Car stars have come
from the ranks of KWS & its
predecessors. Those include 2010
champion & current Ganassi Racing NASCAR
Sprint Cup Series driver Kyle Larson,
13-time KWS champion Brent Kaeding,
two-time World of Outlaws champion Jason
Meyers, current World of Outlaws stars
Paul McMahan & Tim Kaeding, Tim Green,
Jimmy Sills, Steve Kent, Bud Kaeding,
Tyler Walker, Jonathan Allard, Ronnie
Day, Randy Hannagan and more.
Also racing that night will be our VRA
Senior Sprints and VRA Dwarf Cars.
This will be one race not to miss in our
2015 schedule. This is a special event
and admission prices are $25.00 for
adults. $15.00 for Seniors, Military and
Students with school photo ID. $10.00
for kids 7-12 and kids 6 and under are
FREE. Pit gates will open at 12 Noon and
front gates will open at 3:00 PM.
August 5, 2015 Results
ARP Battle at
the Beach for VRA 360 Sprints Cars
The 2015 Ventura Raceway ARP Battle at the Beach for VRA 360 Sprints
Cars will feature a four race series within the regular VRA series.
Thanks to the continuing sponsorship of ARP these four races will be
$1,500 to win races. The dates of these four races will be announced
shortly as a part of the regular VRA Schedule. These races have been
great in the past and the 2015 races should be no exception. More
information on these four races will follow as the race dates
Committee to Support
Ventura Raceway is happy to announce that as a part of the Regular
2015 VRA 360 Series, three races will be sponsored by the Committee
and will feature a $1,500 winners purse. These races will be a part
of the regular 2015 series points race. The dates of these three
races and more information will be announced shortly.
2015 VRA Sprint Car
Extreme Mufflers Part Numbers:
with insert 2312-30
Extreme Sprint Car Mufflers
6014-3530 180º Sprint Car Muffler: Case
Size 14” x 7” x 5” with 3.5” inlet x 3”
New for 2011
3615-3535-8 15” Long x 6” Round Muffler
Shell with a 3.5” inlet x 3/5” outlet
with perf-cone and built-in Turndown.
Coast Fabrication Sprint Car Muffler
Spintech Sprint Car Muffler
1545P Super Stock Series
3 1/2" inlet to 3" tapered outlet side inline
B & B Performance
VRA Sprint Cars, Senior Sprints, Pro
Dwarf Car-CDCRA Dwarf Challenge, Hobby
Stocks, Focus Midgets &
ARP Battle at the Beach ($1500 to
win)-VRA Sprint Cars, Senior Sprints, Dwarf
Cars, IMCA Modifieds, Focus Midgets,
Sport Compacts, Junior Midgets & Mini
Track & Speedway Bikes
King of the West 410 Winged Sprint
Cars, Senior Sprints & Dwarf Cars
VRA Sprint Cars, Senior Sprints, Dwarf
Cars, Hobby Stocks, Focus Midgets, Sport
Compacts & Mod Lites
ARP Battle at the Beach - ($1500 to
win) VRA Sprint Cars, Senior
Sprints, Hobby Stocks, Sport Compacts,
Ca. Lightning Sprints & Go-Karts
Clark Engineering ($1500 to win)
VRA Sprint Cars, Dwarf Cars, Hobby
Stocks, Focus Midgets, Sport Compacts,
Mod Lites, Junior Midgets & Mini Dwarfs
The Committee ($1500 to win) -
VRA Sprint Cars, Senior Sprints, Dwarf
Cars, Hobby Stocks, Sport Compacts & Go