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April 21st, 2012 Results


Congratulations to Greg Edenholm for winning his first Midget Main


Victor Davis is all smiles with his second VRA Senior Main in a row.


Jack Parker starting 2012 season with an IMCA feature win.


Ray Estrada wins another VRA Pro Dwarf Car Main.


George Calvo wins another VRA Senior Dwarf Car Main.


Not only did Mike Evans win the Go Kart Main, but he was the crew chief on the Greg Edenholm winning Midget.

After two false starts caused by rain, the VRA Midgets were finally able to open their season. When all was said and done it was Greg Edenholm taking his first ever midget main event win over Ronnie Gardner, Jake Swanson, Wink Schweitzer and Brian Camarillo. The racing was fast and furious throughout the field as Brian blasted around the top of the track as he tried to get to the lead. It turned out the low side proved more favorable as everyone else tried to catch Edenholm on the low side. Edenholm held them off to get the well deserved win. There were two heat races run with wins going to Ronnie Gardner in the first heat and to Brian Camarillo in the second heat.

VRA Senior Sprints were back in action with Victor Davis taking the win and the new season point lead. His teammate Bruce Douglass is now second in points after a fifth place finish. Other top finishes went to Chris Meredith in second, Russell Deblauw in third and Ed Schwarz in fourth. The Seniors ran two heats with wins going to Clif warren in heat one and Victor Davis in heat two.

VRA Dwarf Cars played host to visiting drivers from CDCRA and other sanctioning bodies as the returned to action Saturday night. Racing in two classes, Seniors and Pros racing was very competitive and exciting for the fans in attendance. In Senior action, 2011 series champ George Calvo took the win over Mike Lewis, Brent Stevens, Bill VanPraag and Keith Vondersaar. They ran two heats with wins going to Bobby Lague in heat one and Kelly Gutches in heat two, both visiting drivers. In the Pros, 26 Pro dwarf cars signed into the pits. Four heats were run with wins going to Luke Boles in heat one, Eric Moore in heat two, Deviln Autrey in heat three and Ray Estrada in heat four. A new rule has been placed upon the Dwarf car racers that allow their races to go 20 laps in 20 minutes or less. On Saturday the Seniors ran their race in 5 minutes and the Pros ran theirs in 20.08 minutes.

IMCA Modifieds were also racing Saturday. Past series champ Jack Parker got back to his winning ways by taking the 20 lap main over a field of 15 cars. Finishing second through fifth were Brad Prows, Gary Curtis, Aaron Rodarte and Tom Topping. Heat race wins went to James Stowe in heat one and Topping in heat two. Gary Curtis now leads in the season points by 6 over Parker, Aaron Rodarte and Brad Prows who are tied for third.

VRA Go Karts returned to action this week with a strong field of karts. One heat was run with the win going to Cody Nigh. The 20 lap feature went to Mike Evans with Tyler Stover, Justin Raper, Kenny Beyers Jr. and Tyler Stover close behind in second through fifth.

For the first time Ventura Raceway ran Flat Track Quads on a car night. Eight quads were in attendance and provided the fans an exciting event with a six lap heat race and a 12 lap feature on the big track. The final finishes are still being determined due to possible tech violations. Stay tuned for a report to follow with the finishing order as soon as it is verified. Despite the tech issues the racing was great and we are looking forward to the remaining races in this new series.

Ventura Raceway Race Results for 04/21/2012

VRA Senior Sprints
Race #3 04/21/2012

Main Event Results: 1. Victor Davis, Simi Valley, 20 Laps; 2. Chris Meredith, Thousand Oaks, 20 Laps; 3. Russel Deblauw, Ventura, 20 Laps; 4. Ed Schwarz, Santa Fe Springs, 20 Laps; 5. Bruce Douglass, Ventura, 20 Laps; 6. David Marini, Holtville, 20 Laps; 7. Wayne Heurung, 20 Laps; 8. Cliff Warren, Camarillo, 18 Laps; 10. Greg Andrews, Fillmore, Ca, 18 Laps; 11. Wally Pankratz, Orange, 14 Laps; 12. Mike Trottochau, Acton, Did not show
Lap Leaders: Bruce Douglass (1-18), Victor Davis (19-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Cliff Warren; Heat 2: Victor Davis

Top 10 in points: 1. Victor Davis, 725; 2. Bruce Douglass, 680; 3. Cliff Warren, 645; 4. Chris Meredith, 615; 5. Wally Pankratz, 560; 6. Wayne Heurung, 480; 7. Ed Schwarz, 395; 8. Mike Cook, 355; 9. Russel Deblauw, 205; 10. David Marini, 185

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VRA Midgets
Race #2 04/21/2012

Main Event Results: 1. Greg Edenholm, 30 Laps; 2. Ronnie Gardner, Norco, Ca, 30 Laps; 3. Jake Swanson, Anaheim, 30 Laps; 4. Wink Schweitzer, Bakersfield, 30 Laps; 5. Brian Camarillo, Camarillo, 30 Laps; 6. Randi Pankratz, Atascadero, 28 Laps; 7. Austin Smith, Chino Hills, 28 Laps; 8. Kyle Smith, Moorpark, 27 Laps; 9. Cody Swanson, Norco, 27 Laps; 10. Jimmy Voitel, Covna, 14 Laps; 11. Bruce Hiroshima, Camarillo, 0 Laps
Lap Leaders: Greg Edenholm (1-30)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Ronnie Gardner; Heat 2: Brian Camarillo

Top 10 in points: 1. Greg Edenholm, 245; 2. Ronnie Gardner, 240; 3. Jake Swanson, 220; 4. Brian Camarillo, 205; 5. Wink Schweitzer, 195; 6. Randi Pankratz, 180; 7. Austin Smith, 175; 8. Cody Swanson, 170; 8. Kyle Smith, 170; 10. Jimmy Voitel, 150

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IMCA Modifieds
Race #3 04/21/2012

Main Event Results: 1. Jack Parker, Simi Valley, 20 Laps; 2. Brad Prows, Oak View, 20 Laps; 3. Gary Curtis, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 4. Aaron Rodarte, Ventura, 20 Laps; 5. Tom Topping, Eagle Rock, 20 Laps; 6. Billy Wormsbecker, Big Bear, 20 Laps; 7. Scott Kuchta, Castaic, 20 Laps; 8. Austin Rodarte, Ventura, 19 Laps; 9. Chuck Costabile, Simi Valley, 18 Laps; 10. James Stowe, Rosamond, 6 Laps; 11. Mark Joe, Santa Paula, 4 Laps; 12. Wayne Heurung, Ventura, 2 Laps; 13. Jesse Lawson, Big Bear, Ca, 2 Laps; 14. Mark Davis, Ventura, Did not show; 15. Steve Bulpitt, Culver City, Did not show
Lap Leaders: Jack Parker (1-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: James Stowe; Heat 2: Tom Topping

Top 10 in points: 1. Gary Curtis, 111; 2. Jack Parker, 105; 2. Aaron Rodarte, 105; 2. Brad Prows, 105; 5. Austin Rodarte, 104; 6. Scott Kuchta, 96; 7. Wayne Heurung, 95; 8. Chuck Costabile, 93; 9. Mark Davis, 89; 10. Steve Bulpitt, 81

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Go-Karts
Race #2 04/21/2012

Main Event Results: 1. Mike Evans, 20 Laps; 2. Tyler Stover, Manhattan Beach, 20 Laps; 3. Justin Raper, Paso Robles, 20 Laps; 4. Kenny Byers Jr, Ventura, 20 Laps; 5. Ashley Hazelton, Northridge, 20 Laps; 6. Steven Ito, Ventura, 20 Laps; 7. Henry Ito, 20 Laps; 8. Dillon Ito, Newberry Park, 20 Laps; 9. Cody Nigh, Camarillo, 6 Laps
Lap Leaders: Ashley Hazelton (1-2), Tyler Stover (2-14), Mike Evans (15-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Cody Nigh

Top 10 in points: 1. Cody Nigh, 435; 2. Ashley Hazelton, 425; 3. Kenny Byers Jr, 405; 4. Mike Evans, 255; 5. Tyler Stover, 220; 6. Taylor Haley, 215; 7. Justin Raper, 200; 8. Steven Ito, 160; 9. Henry Ito, 155; 10. Dillon Ito, 145


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VRA Quads Open
Race #1 04/21/2012

Main Event Results: 1. Danny Elderbaum, 12 Laps; 2. Kyle Eurto, 12 Laps; 3. Mike Lewis, Sunland, 12 Laps; 4. Dave Knight, 12 Laps; 5. Raygen Harris, 12 Laps; 6. Jesse Pfieffer, 12 Laps; 7. Terry Nichols, Delano, 11 Laps; 8. Matt Williams, Oakview, Did not show; 9. Mark Joe, Santa Paula, Did not show
Lap Leaders: Mike Lewis (1-3), Kyle Eurto (4-6), Danny Elderbaum (7-12)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Mike Lewis

Top 10 in points: ; 10. Mark Joe, 0; 10. Terry Nichols, 0; 10. Danny Elderbaum, 0; 10. Raygen Harris, 0; 10. Kyle Eurto, 0; 10. Jesse Pfieffer, 0; 10. Matt Williams, 0; 10. Dave Knight, 0; 10. Mike Lewis, 0

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VRA Pro Dwarf Cars
Race #3 04/21/2012

Main Event Results: 1. Ray Estrada, Yucaipa, 20 Laps; 2. Ronnie Williams, Las Vegas, 20 Laps; 3. Luke Boles, Goleta, 20 Laps; 4. Angel Figueroa, El Segundo, 20 Laps; 5. Randy Gordon, Simi Valley, 20 Laps; 6. Austen Figueroa, El Segundo, Ca, 20 Laps; 7. Curt Cook, Santa Paula, 20 Laps; 8. Lee Majors, Simi Valley, 20 Laps; 9. Hannah Mayhew, Acton, Ca, 20 Laps; 10. Eric Moore, Ventura, 20 Laps; 11. Thomas Velasquez, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 12. Cody Majors, Simi Valley, 20 Laps; 13. Johnny Conley, Oxnard, 19 Laps; 14. Devlin Autry, Bakersfield, Ca, 15 Laps; 15. Kory Knudtson, San Diego, Ca, 10 Laps; 16. Tom Stephens Jr, Ventura, 10 Laps; 17. Chase Lippert, Thousand Oaks, 9 Laps; 18. Jason Horton, Oxnard, 6 Laps; 19. Chuck Lippert, Thousand Oaks, 2 Laps; 20. Kevin Calvo, Agua Dulce, 2 Laps
Lap Leaders: Luke Boles (1-6), Ray Estrada (7-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Luke Boles; Heat 2: Eric Moore; Heat 3: Devlin Autry; Heat 4: Ray Estrada

Top 10 in points: 1. Ray Estrada, 500; 2. Randy Gordon, 395; 3. Eric Moore, 390; 4. Lee Majors, 385; 5. Luke Boles, 370; 6. Kevin Calvo, 365; 7. Curt Cook, 330; 8. Thomas Velasquez, 310; 9. Chase Lippert, 280; 10. Johnny Conley, 275

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VRA Senior Dwarf Cars
Race #3 04/21/2012

Main Event Results: 1. George Calvo, Agua Dulce, 20 Laps; 2. Mike Lewis, Sunland, 20 Laps; 3. Brent Stevens, Simi Valley, 20 Laps; 4. Bill Van Praag, Ventura, 20 Laps; 5. Keith Vondersaar, Acton, 20 Laps; 6. Tom Stephens Sr, Ventura, 20 Laps; 7. Bobby Lague, Colton, 20 Laps; 8. Bob Kaufman, Santa Clarita, CA, 19 Laps; 9. George Sack Jr, Agua Dulce, 19 Laps; 10. David Quigley, La Marada, 19 Laps; 11. Kelly Gutches, Pahrump, Nv, 15 Laps
Lap Leaders: George Calvo (1-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Bobby Lague; Heat 2: Kelly Gutches

Top 10 in points: 1. Mike Lewis, 495; 2. Bill Van Praag, 430; 3. Tom Stephens Sr, 405; 3. George Calvo, 405; 5. Bob Kaufman, 340; 6. George Sack Jr, 325; 7. Brent Stevens, 220; 8. Mike Neal, 205; 9. Troy Kunas, 200; 10. Bobby Lague, 185; 10. Keith Vondersaar, 185

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Report Created by Ventura Raceway Scoring Program
Report Created: 04/24/2012 11:06
 



February

18 Practice
25 Practice

March
3 VRA Sprints, Senior Sprints, Dwarf Cars, Sport Compacts, Junior Midgets & Mini Dwarfs
10 VRA Sprints (All Coast Challenge #1), IMCA Modifieds, Mod Lites & Focus Midgets
17 VRA Midgets(ARP Battle at the Beach #1), Senior Sprints, Focus Midgets, Go Karts, Junior Midgets & Mini Dwarfs
24 VRA Sprints, Senior Sprints, IMCA Modifieds & Mod Lites
31 VRA Midgets, Dwarf Cars, Sport Compacts, Jr. Midgets & Mini Dwarfs

April
7 OFF WEEKEND
14 Motorcycles & Quads (Oval & Motocross tracks)
21 VRA Midgets, Senior Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, Go Karts & Quads
28 VRA Sprints, Dwarf Cars, Sport Compacts, Mod Lites, Junior Midgets & Mini Dwarf Cars

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