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June 4th, 2011 Results


Troy Rutherford got back to his winning ways with a Feature win.


Ciif Warren get his first ever VRA Senior Sprint win.


Austin Rodarte wins the IMCA Feature over his younger brother.


Lars Wolfe wins the VRA Pro Dwarf Car Main.


Mike Neal wins the VRA Senior Dwarf Car Main.


Trevor Fitzgibbon wins again in the Sports Compacts.


David Pankratz won her first Go Kart Main.

Ventura CA - June 4, 2011.....Troy Rutherford got back to his winning ways Saturday night June 4, by taking a hard fought win in the 30 lap VRA Sprint Car Main event that saw three different leaders out front during the race. Brent Camarillo led the first 17 laps from his outside front row starting position. Then it was Jimmy Crawford's turn to lead from lap 18 to 27. Troy Rutherford took the lead away on lap 28 and went on to take the win. Point leader Greg Taylor also got Crawford to score a second place finish. Crawford held on to third with Markus Niemela fourth and Brian Camarillo fifth. Throughout the field of cars racing was outstanding with drivers passing each other with great moves on every lap. There were 24 cars signed into the pits Saturday so three heats were run with wins going to Brent Camarillo in heat one, Josh Ford in heat two and Troy Rutherford in heat three. The 12 lap semi main transferred eight cars to the feature with the win going to Brian Camarillo. Going into the next event on June 18, Taylor holds a 230 point lead over Steve Conrad and a 320 point lead over Josh Ford after 10 races in the season point race.

In VRA Senior Sprint Car action saw a popular driver get his first ever VRA Senior Sprint win. Clif Warren led all 20 laps to take the win over point leader Rob Kershaw. Finishing third through fifth were Richard McCormick, Bill Badger and Bob Alderman. Rob Kershaw now holds a 225 point advantage of nearest challenger Clif Warren in the point race after 6 races. Two heat races were run with wins going to Richard McCormick in heat one and Rob Kershaw in heat two.

Austin Rodarte took the win over the other eleven competitors in the 20 lap IMCA Modified main event. He came from his 8th place starting position to pass lap 1-16 leader Dennis on lap 17 and take the win, over his brother Aaron Rodarte, Dennis Eckert, John Romero and Jack Parker. Brad Prows who finished 6th Saturday now trails Aaron Rodarte 8 points in the season long point battle. Heat race wins, Saturday night went to Dennis Eckert and Austin Rodarte.

VRA Dwarf Cars races in two divisions Saturday night. In Senior action, the main event win went to Mike Neal over Rick Lapka, Keith Vondersaar, Bill VanPraag and Dave Dotson. Their two heat races were won by Lapka and Neal. George Calvo continues to lead in their point race. In Pro action Lars Wolfe took the 20 lap win with Kevin Calvo, Curt Cook, Tom Stephens, and Mike Lewis following in second through fifth. They ran two heat races with wins going to point leader Ray Estrada and Lars Wolfe.

VRA Sport Compacts saw Trevor Fitzgibbon get back to the winner's circle in a win over ten other Sport Compact competitors. Following him across the line in the 20 lap feature were Andrew Greiman subbing for his son Cody,
Zach Peterson, Jess Carlucci and Steve Moore. Two heat races were run with wins going to Fitzgibbon and Ryan Changus.

In our VRA Go Karts , David Pankratz took the win and the season point lead in the 20 lap feature over 16 other kart racers. Following him across the line were Tim Conley, Kenny Byers Jr., Johnny Conley and Mike Evans. Three heat races were held for the 20 karts signed into the pits with wins going to Richard Renken in heat one, Austin DeBlauw in heat two and Pankratz in heat three. Richard Renken who had been the point leader going into Saturday's racing crashed out early and now is in second place in points 90 points behind Pankratz after 7 races.

Ventura Raceway returns to action June 11, with our first flat track motorcycle event of the year.
 
Ventura Raceway Race Results for 06/04/2011

VRA Sprint Cars
Race #10 06/04/2011

Main Event Results: 1. Troy Rutherford, Ojai, 30 Laps; 2. Greg Taylor, Ventura, 30 Laps; 3. Jimmy Crawford, Ventura, 30 Laps; 4. Markus Niemela, Santa Barbara, 30 Laps; 5. Brian Camarillo, Camarillo, 30 Laps; 6. Jace Vander Weerd, Visalia, 30 Laps; 7. Cody Kershaw, Oak Park, 30 Laps; 8. Don Gansen, San Bernardino, 30 Laps; 9. Tom Harper, Agoura Hills, 30 Laps; 10. Steve Conrad, Quartz Hill, 30 Laps; 11. Kyle Smith, Moorpark, 30 Laps; 12. Derek Buckley, Ojai, 30 Laps; 13. Dakota Kershaw, Oak Park, 30 Laps; 14. Josh Ford, Camarillo, 27 Laps; 15. Brody Roa, Buena Park, 27 Laps; 16. Greg Alexander, Gardena, 25 Laps; 17. Austin DeBlauw, lVentura, 24 Laps; 18. Brent Camarillo, Camarillo, 19 Laps; 19. Guy Woodward, Santa Clarita, 17 Laps; 20. Steve Hix, Ventura, 17 Laps
Lap Leaders: Brent Camarillo (1-17), Jimmy Crawford (18-27), Troy Rutherford (28-30)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Brent Camarillo; Heat 2: Josh Ford; Heat 3: Troy Rutherford

Top 10 in points: 1. Greg Taylor, 2145; 2. Steve Conrad, 1915; 3. Josh Ford, 1825; 4. Don Gansen, 1750; 5. Brent Camarillo, 1590; 6. Derek Buckley, 1580; 7. Brian Camarillo, 1485; 8. Markus Niemela, 1415; 9. Cory Kruseman, 1335; 10. Kyle Smith, 1185

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IMCA Modifieds
Race #9 06/04/2011

Main Event Results: 1. Austin Rodarte, Ventura, 20 Laps; 2. Aaron Rodarte, Ventura, 20 Laps; 3. Dennis Eckert, Canyon Country, 20 Laps; 4. John Romero, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 5. Jack Parker, Simi Valley, 20 Laps; 6. Brad Prows, Oak View, 20 Laps; 7. Rob Green, Ojai, 20 Laps; 8. Dave Phipps, Simi Valley, 20 Laps; 9. Steve Bulpitt, Culver City, 20 Laps; 10. Jim Evans, Ventura, 19 Laps; 11. Donald Houghton, Rosamond, 16 Laps
Lap Leaders: Dennis Eckert (1-16), Austin Rodarte (17-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Dennis Eckert; Heat 2: Austin Rodarte

Top 10 in points: 1. Aaron Rodarte, 335; 2. Brad Prows, 327; 3. Austin Rodarte, 321; 4. Jack Parker, 304; 5. Dave Phipps, 294; 6. John Romero, 271; 7. Rob Green, 238; 8. Dennis Eckert, 231; 9. Steve Bulpitt, 219; 10. Jim Evans, 180

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VRA Senior Sprints
Race #6 06/04/2011

Main Event Results: 1. Cliff Warren, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 2. Rob Kershaw, Oak Park, 20 Laps; 3. Richard McCormick, Aqua Dulce, 20 Laps; 4. Bill Badger, Canyon Country, 20 Laps; 5. Bob Alderman, Santa Ynez, 20 Laps; 6. Chris Meredith, Thousand Oaks, 20 Laps; 7. Jim Porter, Moorpark, 20 Laps; 8. Jesse Denome, San Diego, 20 Laps; 9. Greg Edenholm, 20 Laps; 10. Ed Schwarz, Santa Fe Springs, 19 Laps; 11. Jeff Culver, Lompoc, 19 Laps; 12. David Marini, Holtville, 19 Laps; 13. Bruce Douglass, Ventura, 10 Laps; 14. Kevin Kierce, Reseda, 7 Laps
Lap Leaders: Cliff Warren (1-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Richard McCormick; Heat 2: Rob Kershaw

Top 10 in points: 1. Rob Kershaw, 1490; 2. Cliff Warren, 1265; 3. Bruce Douglass, 1185; 4. Richard McCormick, 1080; 5. Ed Schwarz, 1030; 6. Victor Davis, 965; 7. Russel Deblauw, 955; 8. Bill Badger, 940; 9. Chris Meredith, 935; 10. Greg Edenholm, 865

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VRA Sport Compacts
Race #5 06/04/2011

Main Event Results: 1. Trevor Fitzgibbon, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 2. Andrew Greiman, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 3. Zachary Peterson, Oxnard, 20 Laps; 4. Jess Carlucci, Camarillo, 19 Laps; 5. Steve Moore, Mexia, TX, 19 Laps; 6. Heath Morton, Oxnard, 17 Laps; 7. Michaela Stanton, Camarillo, 16 Laps; 8. Gary Marshall Jr., Pomona, 14 Laps; 9. Ryan Changus, Fillmore, 11 Laps; 10. Mike Frazier, Santa Paula, 1 Lap
Lap Leaders: Trevor Fitzgibbon (1-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Trevor Fitzgibbon; Heat 2: Ryan Changus

Top 10 in points: 1. Trevor Fitzgibbon, 1250; 2. Jess Carlucci, 930; 3. Brent Underwood, 870; 4. Cody Greiman, 860; 5. Gary Marshall Jr., 800; 6. Ryan Changus, 755; 7. Zachary Peterson, 735; 8. Michaela Stanton, 710; 9. Heath Morton, 660; 10. John Butcher, 490

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VRA Pro Dwarf Cars
Race #6 06/04/2011

Main Event Results: 1. Lars Wolfe, Sunland, 20 Laps; 2. Kevin Calvo, Agua Dulce, 20 Laps; 3. Curt Cook, Santa Paula, 20 Laps; 4. Tom Stephens Sr, Ventura, 20 Laps; 5. Mike Lewis, Sunland, 20 Laps; 6. Tom Bellinger Jr, Cypress, 19 Laps; 7. Russell Blades, Moorpark, 19 Laps; 8. Kyle Jenkins, Agua Dulce, 19 Laps; 9. Jason Horton, Oxnard, 18 Laps; 10. April Banvelos, Sylmar, 18 Laps; 11. Thomas Velasquez, Camarillo, 12 Laps; 12. Eric Moore, Ventura, 3 Laps; 13. Ray Estrada, Yucaipa, 0 Laps
Lap Leaders: Kevin Calvo (1-19), Lars Wolfe (20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Ray Estrada; Heat 2: Lars Wolfe

Top 10 in points: 1. Ray Estrada, 1275; 2. Curt Cook, 1195; 3. Mike Lewis, 1165; 4. Kevin Calvo, 1125; 5. Jason Horton, 1000; 6. Tom Stephens Sr, 985; 7. Thomas Velasquez, 930; 8. Eric Moore, 925; 9. Lars Wolfe, 610; 10. Russell Blades, 505

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Go-Karts
Race #6 06/04/2011

Main Event Results: 1. David Pankratz, Canyon Country, 20 Laps; 2. Tim Conley, Oxnard, 20 Laps; 3. Kenny Byers Jr, Ventura, 20 Laps; 4. Johnny Conley, Oxnard, 20 Laps; 5. Mikey Evans, Ventura, 20 Laps; 6. Cody Nigh, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 7. Ken Ito, Ventura, 20 Laps; 8. Reid Harper, Agora, 20 Laps; 9. Jeremy Ellertson, Lawndale, 20 Laps; 10. Steven Ito, Ventura, 19 Laps; 11. Josh Ford, Camarillo, 18 Laps; 12. Jimmy May, Ventura, 15 Laps; 13. Justin Raper, Paso Robles, 13 Laps; 14. Viviana Tabares, Lawndale, 3 Laps; 15. Austin DeBlauw, lVentura, 0 Laps; 16. Richard Renken, Thousand Oaks, 0 Laps
Lap Leaders: Josh Ford (1-3), David Pankratz (4-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Richard Renken; Heat 2: Austin DeBlauw; Heat 3: David Pankratz

Top 10 in points: 1. David Pankratz, 1325; 2. Richard Renken, 1235; 3. Johnny Conley, 1180; 4. James Locy, 1065; 5. Kenny Byers Jr, 1010; 6. Tim Conley, 850; 7. Cody Nigh, 810; 7. Jimmy May, 810; 9. Justin Raper, 745; 10. Scott Bohle, 690

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VRA Senior Dwarf Cars
Race #5 06/04/2011

Main Event Results: 1. Mike Neal, Northridge, 15 Laps; 2. Rick Lapka, Apple Valley, 15 Laps; 3. Keith Vondersaar, Acton, 15 Laps; 4. Bill Van Praag, Ventura, 15 Laps; 5. Dave Dotson, Thousand Oaks, 15 Laps; 6. George Sack Jr, Agua Dulce, 13 Laps; 7. Keith Koslov, Agoura, 10 Laps; 8. Jim Boles, Goleta, 4 Laps; 9. Ken Lippert, Granada Hills, 4 Laps; 10. George Calvo, Agua Dulce, 4 Laps
Lap Leaders: George Calvo (1), George Sack Jr (2-12), Rick Lapka (13), Mike Neal (14-15)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Rick Lapka; Heat 2: Mike Neal

Top 10 in points: 1. George Calvo, 1155; 2. Mike Neal, 1045; 3. Keith Koslov, 925; 4. Dave Dotson, 885; 5. Mark Davis, 820; 6. Jim Boles, 705; 7. Mitch Hedrick, 680; 8. George Sack Jr, 645; 9. Keith Vondersaar, 610; 10. Ken Lippert, 520

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Report Created by Ventura Raceway Scoring Program
Report Created: 06/04/2011 21:41
 



June
4
VRA Sprints, Senior Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, Dwarf Cars, Sport Compacts & Go Karts
11 Flat Track Motorcycles
18 VRA Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, Dwarf Cars, Sport Compacts, Mod Lite, Mod Lite Jr., Jr. Midgets & Mini Dwarfs
25 VRA Sprints, VRA Midgets, Focus Midgets & Jr. Focus Midgets (All Coast Challenge #2)

July
2 OFF WEEKEND
9 OFF WEEKEND
16 VRA Sprints, VRA Midgets, IMCA Modifieds, Focus Midgets, Jr. Focus Midgets & Sport Compacts
23 VRA Sprints, Senior Sprints, Dwarf Cars, Mod Lite, Mod Lite Jr., Jr. Midgets & Mini Dwarfs
30 OFF WEEKEND

         FULL 2011 SCHEDULE
 

 

March 19th
Troy Rutherford Winner
June 25th

October 29th

 

March 19th
Cory Kruseman Winner
June 25th
August 3rd
September 17th
November 19th