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May 8th, 2010 Results

Rutherford wins on a last corner pass

VENTURA, CA - MAY 9, 2010... With 32 Sprint cars signed into the pits racing was outstanding!  Once again we had a different winner in the VRA360 Sprint Cars at Ventura Raceway.  With seven races completed in 2010 we have had seven different winners.  This week it was point leader Troy Rutherford taking the win in the 30-lap feature.  Rutherford’s win keeps him out front in the 2010 point race over 2009 champ Kevin Kierce who now trails by 115 points.  For the first time in VRA history a father and son, Kevin Kierce and son Justin started on the front row of a main event.  They raced hard for several laps as Brent Camarillo, Josh Ford, Cory Kruseman, Rutherford, Steve Conrad and others moved toward the front.  After Justin left the race it was Brent Camarillo and Kierce battling for several laps with Camarillo taking the lead for a few laps, all the while Rutherford was coming forward from his 9th place starting position.  Also on the move was Kenny Perkins.  When the yellow flew on lap 27 for Ronnie Cases slowing on the track, the field was bunched up for a three-lap shoot out.  Camarillo was out front at the green but Kierce passed him coming out of turn two for the lead.  Rutherford whom restarted third then made a bold move to take the lead to take the win at the checkered flag.  Camarillo spun in turn four coming to the finish and collected Cory Kruseman and the both finished the race in the infield in 13th and 14th place.  Following Rutherford and Kierce to the line were Ford and Perkins.  There is a scoring review underway to see if it was Rick Hendrix or Brody Roa in fifth and sixth.  The race was one of the best we have seen all year as these drivers battled for all 30 laps.  There were four heat races run on Saturday night. The LRB Manufacturing Heat Race #1 went to Brent Camarillo, The Steve Watt Enterprises Heat # 2 went to Cory Kruseman, the Racing Optics Heat #3 went to Steve Conrad and the Fast Undercar Heat #4 went to Brian Camarillo.  Ventura Raceway and all our drivers want to thank our new contingency sponsors that have come on board to help out our fine drivers.  There was one semi main run with the win going to Greg Alexander with Tom Hendrix, Ronnie Case and Greg Taylor joining him as transfer drivers to the main.
 
It was a good night for the VRA Seniors as well with 19 cars taking the green for their 20 lap main event. The race began with Russell DeBleau and Victor Davis on the front row.  Davis jumped out front and led for a few laps as Jesse Denome and Rob Kershaw began their move to the front.  As the race progressed, Kershaw got to the lead with Denome on his tail.  Denome driving the Steve Watt number 69 was able to get by Kershaw with a couple of laps to go to take his first VRA Senior win.  Kershaw, Davis, Danny Miller and Mark Weitzman followed him across the line. There were three heat races run with wins going to Mark Weitzman taking the LRB Manufacturing Heat #1, Bruce Douglass taking the Maxwell Industries Heat #2 and Rob Kershaw taking the Fast Undercar Heat #3.  Kershaw’s second place finish puts him 25 points out front in the season point race over Bruce Douglass after four races.
 
There were 20 VRA Pro Dwarf Cars in attendance Saturday night. Everyone wanted to see if anyone could break point leader Angel Figueroa’s win streak.  After all was said and done, Lars Wolfe almost pulled it off, only to have Figueroa get by him at the close of the 15 lap feature for win number 4 in four events.  The race was a battle between Wolfe, Figueroa and Mike Lewis.  Lewis finished third with Curt Cook fourth and Chuck Lippert taking fifth.  There were three heat races run with wins going to Ray Estrada, Steven Bensen and Kevin Alverson.  Figueroa will be back in action next week seeking a record five feature wins in a row.
 
IMCA Modifieds were also racing Saturday night.  With fourteen cars signed in two heat races were run with wins going to Damon Redman and Danny Lauer.  Lauer went on to take the main event with Redman, Kenny Kirkpatrick and Aaron Rodarte the only cars on the lead lap in second through fourth.  Austin Rodarte maintains an 11 point lead over Redman in the point’s race after a seventh place finish.
 
The final group racing Saturday night was our VRA Go Karts.  23 karts signed in necessitating a semi main event.  Three heats were run with wins going to Chriss Gibb, Jimmy May and Robert DelGaudio.  The semi main went to Morgan Cole.  The 20-lap feature went to Gibb with Richard Renken, Ford, Steven Ito and David Pankratz rounding out the top five.  Josh Ford’s strong performance Saturday moved him into the season point lead by 15 points over Richard Renken.
 
Racing action returns to Ventura Raceway next week with VRA Sprints, Senior Dwarf Cars, IMCA Modifieds, Sport Compacts and VRA Go Karts.
 
Ventura Raceway Race Results for 05/08/2010

VRA Sprint Cars
Race #8 05/08/2010

Main Event Results: 1. Troy Rutherford, Ojai, 30 Laps; 2. Kevin Kierce, Reseda, 30 Laps; 3. Josh Ford, Camarillo, 30 Laps; 4. Kenny Perkins, Victorville, 30 Laps; 5. Brody Roa, Buena Park, 30 Laps; 6. Rick Hendrix, Palmdale, 30 Laps; 7. Steve Conrad, Quartz Hill, 30 Laps; 8. Scott Hansen, Simi Valley, 30 Laps; 9. John Nock, Newhall, 30 Laps; 10. Tom Hendricks, Simi Valley, 30 Laps; 11. Dwayne Marcum, Fresno, 30 Laps; 12. Hobie Conway, Ventura, 30 Laps; 13. Brent Camarillo, Camarillo, 29 Laps; 14. Cory Kruseman, Ventura, 29 Laps; 15. Ronnie Case, Camarillo, 27 Laps; 16. Justin Kierce, Reseda, 13 Laps; 17. Brian Camarillo, Camarillo, 13 Laps; 18. Greg Alexander, Gardena, 13 Laps; 19. Guy Woodward, Santa Clarita, 1 Lap; 20. Greg Taylor, Ventura, 1 Lap

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Brent Camarillo; Heat 2: Cory Kruseman; Heat 3: Steve Conrad; Heat 4: Brian Camarillo

Top 10 in points: 1. Troy Rutherford, 1610; 2. Kevin Kierce, 1495; 3. Josh Ford, 1340; 4. Greg Taylor, 1295; 5. Rick Hendrix, 1265; 6. Steve Conrad, 1180; 7. Brent Camarillo, 995; 8. Guy Woodward, 985; 9. Brian Camarillo, 965; 10. Don Gansen, 940

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IMCA Modifieds
Race #6 05/08/2010

Main Event Results: 1. Danny Lauer, Santa Maria, 19 Laps; 2. Damon Redman, Santa Paula, 19 Laps; 3. Kenny Kirkpatrick, Santa Maria, 19 Laps; 4. Aaron Rodarte, Ventura, 19 Laps; 5. Rob Green, Ojai, 18 Laps; 6. Brad Prows, Ojai, 18 Laps; 7. Austin Rodarte, Ventura, 18 Laps; 8. Steve Bulpitt, Culver City, 18 Laps; 9. Joe Weaver, Ventura, 18 Laps; 10. Chris Crompe, Nipomo, 18 Laps; 11. Jack Parker, Simi Valley, 18 Laps; 12. Steve Klingberg, Ojai, 18 Laps; 13. Frank Woodward, Castaic, 18 Laps; 14. Jim Evans, Ventura, 17 Laps; 15. Dave Phipps, Did not show

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Damon Redman; Heat 2: Danny Lauer

Top 10 in points: 1. Austin Rodarte, 184; 2. Damon Redman, 173; 3. Jack Parker, 169; 4. Rob Green, 168; 5. Brad Prows, 166; 6. Aaron Rodarte, 164; 7. Dave Phipps, 144; 8. Frank Woodward, 137; 9. Chris Crompe, 131; 10. Steve Bulpitt, 114

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VRA Senior Sprints

Race #4 05/08/2010

Main Event Results: 1. Jesse Denome, San Diego, 20 Laps; 2. Rob Kershaw, Oak Park, 20 Laps; 3. Victor Davis, Simi Valley, 20 Laps; 4. Danny Miller, Yorba Linda, 20 Laps; 5. Mark Weitzman, Ventura, 20 Laps; 6. Russel Deblauw, Ventura, 20 Laps; 7. Mike Collins, Lake Forest, 20 Laps; 8. Willey Miller, Yorba Linda, 20 Laps; 9. Cliff Warren, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 10. Bruce Douglass, Ventura, 20 Laps; 11. Bill Badger, Canyon Country, 19 Laps; 12. David Marini, Holtville, 19 Laps; 13. Chris Meredith, Thousand Oaks, 19 Laps; 14. Mike Neal, Northridge, 19 Laps; 15. Joey Bishop, Camarillo, 17 Laps; 16. Gil Mahoney, La Crescenta, 16 Laps; 17. Bob Alderman, Calabasas, 13 Laps; 18. Brian Williams, Newport Beach, Did not show; 19. Ron Bach, Ventura, Did not show

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Mark Weitzman; Heat 2: Bruce Douglass; Heat 3: Rob Kershaw

Top 10 in points: 1. Rob Kershaw, 885; 2. Bruce Douglass, 855; 3. Willey Miller, 825; 4. Russel Deblauw, 750; 5. Danny Miller, 740; 6. Cliff Warren, 730; 7. Victor Davis, 670; 8. Bob Alderman, 580; 8. Mike Collins, 580; 10. Bill Badger, 540

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VRA Pro Dwarf Cars
Race #5 05/08/2010

Main Event Results: 1. Angel Figueroa, El Segundo, 15 Laps; 2. Lars Wolfe, Sunland, 15 Laps; 3. Mike Lewis, Sunland, 15 Laps; 4. Curt Cook, Santa Paula, 15 Laps; 5. Chuck Lippert, Granada Hills, 15 Laps; 6. Kevin Alverson, Thousand Oaks, 15 Laps; 7. Thomas Velasquez, Camarillo, 15 Laps; 8. Lee Majors, Simi Valley, 15 Laps; 9. Chris Neal, Northridge, 15 Laps; 10. Mitch Hedrick, Simi Valley, 15 Laps; 11. Scott McDowell, Oxnard, 15 Laps; 12. Eric Moore, Ventura, 11 Laps; 13. Tom Stephens Sr, Ventura, 11 Laps; 14. Steven Benson, Valencia, 11 Laps; 15. Ray Estrada, Yucaipa, 10 Laps; 16. Michael Sweeney Jr, Whittier, 7 Laps; 17. Jason Horton, Oxnard, 1 Lap; 18. Keith Koslov, Agoura, 0 Laps; 19. Darrell Brown, Mission Hills, Did not show

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Ray Estrada; Heat 2: Steven Benson; Heat 3: Kevin Alverson

Top 10 in points: 1. Angel Figueroa, 1000; 2. Steven Benson, 765; 3. Curt Cook, 755; 4. Mike Lewis, 735; 5. Chuck Lippert, 600; 6. Eric Moore, 550; 6. Ray Estrada, 550; 8. Thomas Velasquez, 540; 9. Lars Wolfe, 475; 10. Chris Neal, 425

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Go-Karts
Race #3 05/08/2010

Main Event Results: 1. Chriss Gibb, Lakewood, 20 Laps; 2. Richard Renken, Thousand Oaks, 20 Laps; 3. Josh Ford, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 4. Steven Ito, Ventura, 20 Laps; 5. David Pankratz, Canyon Country, 20 Laps; 6. Robert DelGaudio, Moorpark, 20 Laps; 7. Kyle Park, 20 Laps; 8. Nathan Ellertson, Lawndale, 20 Laps; 9. Cody Nigh, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 10. Aron Cranford, Ventura, 20 Laps; 11. Ken Ito, Ventura, 20 Laps; 12. Jeff DelGaudio, 20 Laps; 13. Sean Scott, 19 Laps; 14. Morgan Cole, Ventura, 19 Laps; 15. Jimmy May, Ventura, 13 Laps; 16. Rich Chesavagge, Orange, 2 Laps; 17. Jake Rolls, Ventura, 2 Laps; 18. Scott Bohle, Fountain Valley, Did not show

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Chriss Gibb; Heat 2: Jimmy May; Heat 3: Robert DelGaudio

Top 10 in points: 1. Josh Ford, 625; 2. Richard Renken, 610; 3. Robert DelGaudio, 600; 4. Kyle Park, 545; 5. Jeff DelGaudio, 535; 6. David Pankratz, 515; 7. Nathan Ellertson, 510; 8. Jimmy May, 450; 9. Ken Ito, 430; 10. Steven Ito, 420

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Report Created by Ventura Raceway Scoring Program
Report Created: 05/12/2010 14:10
 



May
1 VRA Sprints, Dwarf Cars, IMCA Modifieds, Sport Compacts, Jr. Midgets & Mini Dwarfs
8 VRA Sprints, Senior Sprints, Pro Dwarf Cars, IMCA Modifieds & Go Karts
15 VRA Sprints, Sr. Dwarf Cars, IMCA Modifieds, Sport Compacts & Go Karts
22 USAC Midgets, USAC Ford Focus Midgets, USAC Jr. Focus Midgets, Sport Compacts, Jr. Midgets & Mini Dwarfs
29 VRA Sprints, Senior Sprints, Dwarf Cars, IMCA Modifieds & Go Karts

June
5 VRA Sprints, Dwarf Cars, IMCA Modifieds, CA Lightning Sprints, Jr. Midgets & Mini Dwarfs
12 Flat Track Motorcycles
19 VRA Sprints, Senior Sprints, Sr. Dwarf Cars, IMCA Modifieds & Go Karts
26 VRA Sprints, Pro Dwarf Cars, IMCA Modifieds, Sport Compacts, Jr. Midgets & Mini Dwarfs (All Coast Challenge #2)

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