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August 25th, 2012 Results

Ronnie Gardner wins another ARP Battle at the Beach, he is now 3 for 3


Ronnie Gardner unbeatable in the Battle at the Beach.


Randy Thornell wins the IMCA Modified Feature.


Zack Peterson wins the Sport Compact Feature.


Mike Evans wins the Go Kart Main.


Tim Randolph wins the QRC Kart Main.

(Oxnard, CA, Cliff Morgan, 8/25/12) Saturday August 25, saw the ARP Battle at the Beach race highlight a night of exciting open wheel racing. 8 midgets were in the pits all vying for the $1,500 winners purse the crowd new that racing would be intense. Two heat races were held with wins going to Kyle Smith and Ronnie Gardner. The 30 lap feature was a hard fought between Cody Swanson who led the first 25 laps only to be passed by Gardner who took the lead on lap 26 going on to take his third win of the season and third ARP Battle at the Beach Race in a row, from his inside third row starting position. Also getting by Swanson was a hard charging Kyle Smith who took second place with Swanson finishing third. Following Gardner, Smith and Swanson to the line were Greg Edenholm and Randi Pankratz. Gardner's win keeps him atop the VRA Midget Standings in both the regular point race and the ARP Battle of the Beach series within a series.

IMCA Modifieds also were on the card Saturday night with the 20 lap feature win going to Randy Thornell over Brad Prows, Mark Davis, Steve Bulpitt and Jack Parker. Two heats were rue with wins going to Eric Hamilton and Thornell. Jack Parker retains the point lead by 20 over Prows with only two races remaining in their season.

In VRA Sport Compact racing the night saw the heat race win go to Mike Stanford. Their 20, lap main event went to Zachary Peterson. He was followed to the line by Eric Griffin, Jess Carlucci, James Adler and Justin Kierce. Peterson's win moved him into the season point lead by 25 over Carlucci.

VRA Go Karts also competed with 10 karts signed into the pits. Two heats were run with wins going to Dillon Ito and Kenny Byers Jr. The 20 lap feature saw Mike Evans take the lead on lap 12 from Jimmy May and go on to take the win. Justin Raper finished second with Cody Nigh third, Jimmy May fourth and Kenny Byers fifth.

The final class racing on Saturday night was the QRC Go Karts. This visiting group put on a great race on the infield track. These winged go karts were competing here for the first time. Their 20 lap feature went to Tim Randolph followed by Toby Randolph, Ruben Nodal, Ryan Fruge and Gordon Garcia. They ran two heats with wins going to Ron Souza and Tim Randolph.


Ventura Raceway Race Results for 08/25/2012
VRA Midgets
Race #7 08/25/2012

Main Event Results: 1. Ronnie Gardner, Norco, Ca, 30 Laps; 2. Kyle Smith, Moorpark, 30 Laps; 3. Cody Swanson, Norco, 30 Laps; 4. Greg Edenholm, Pacific Grove, 30 Laps; 5. Randi Pankratz, Atascadero, 30 Laps; 6. Bruce Hiroshima, Camarillo, 18 Laps; 7. Jimmy Voitel, Covna, 18 Laps; 8. Kyle Edwards, Fountain Valley, Did not show
Lap Leaders: Cody Swanson (1-25), Ronnie Gardner (26-30)

Heat Race Winners: Sander Engineering Heat 1: Kyle Smith

Lucas Oil Hard Charger: Ronnie Gardner/Kyle Smith
DJ Safety Hard Luck: Kyle Edwards

Top 10 in points: 1. Ronnie Gardner, 1455; 2. Cody Swanson, 1410; 3. Greg Edenholm, 1400; 4. Randi Pankratz, 1325; 5. Danny Ebberts, 1155; 6. Wink Schweitzer, 1140; 7. Kyle Smith, 910; 8. Bruce Douglass, 710; 9. Bruce Hiroshima, 615; 10. Jimmy Voitel, 605

ARP Battle at the Beach Top 10 in points: 1. Ronnie Gardner, 745; 2. Cody Swanson, 650; 3. Randi Pankratz, 575; 4. Greg Edenholm, 570; 5. Danny Ebberts, 445; 6. Kyle Smith, 410; 7. Bruce Douglass, 375; 8. Wink Schweitzer, 350; 9. Kyle Edwards, 315; 10. Bruce Hiroshima, 310

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IMCA Modifieds
Race #10 08/25/2012

Main Event Results: 1. Randy Thornell, Apple Valley, 20 Laps; 2. Brad Prows, Oak View, 20 Laps; 3. Mark Davis, Ventura, 20 Laps; 4. Steve Bulpitt, Culver City, 20 Laps; 5. Jack Parker, Simi Valley, 20 Laps; 6. Mark Joe, Santa Paula, 20 Laps; 7. Eric Hamilton, Hanford, 17 Laps; 8. Gary Curtis, Camarillo, 16 Laps; 9. Anthony Merritt, Hemet, 14 Laps; 10. Dennis Eckert, Canyon Country, 14 Laps; 11. Wayne Heurung, Ventura, 13 Laps; 12. James Stowe, Ridgecrest, 2 Laps
Lap Leaders: Randy Thornell (1-20)

Heat Race Winners: Extreme Mufflers Heat 1: Eric Hamilton; Speedway Engineering Heat 2: Randy Thornell

Oldies Speed Shop Hard Charger: Brad Prows/Mark Joe
Oldies Speed Shop Hard Luck: James Stowe

Top 10 in points: 1. Jack Parker, 361; 2. Brad Prows, 341; 3. Mark Davis, 311; 4. Wayne Heurung, 296; 5. Chuck Costabile, 218; 6. Steve Bulpitt, 214; 7. Aaron Rodarte, 199; 8. Joshua Vogt, 195; 9. Austin Rodarte, 193; 10. James Stowe, 178

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VRA Sport Compacts
Race #8 08/25/2012

Main Event Results: 1. Zachary Peterson, Oxnard, 20 Laps; 2. Eric Griffin, 20 Laps; 3. Jess Carlucci, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 4. James Adler, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 5. Justin Kierce, Reseda, 20 Laps; 6. Mike Stanford, 20 Laps; 7. Brad Long, Burbank, 20 Laps; 8. John Butcher, Santa Barbara, 19 Laps
Lap Leaders: Eric Griffin (1-15), Zachary Peterson (16-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Mike Stanford

Top 10 in points: 1. Zachary Peterson, 1810; 2. Jess Carlucci, 1785; 3. James Adler, 1625; 4. Brad Long, 1480; 5. John Butcher, 1380; 6. Michaela Stanton, 1045; 7. Trevor Fitzgibbon, 780; 8. Heath Morton, 770; 9. Mike Stanford, 585; 10. Bud Crudo, 470

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Go-Karts
Race #8 08/25/2012

Main Event Results: 1. Mike Evans, 20 Laps; 2. Justin Raper, Paso Robles, 20 Laps; 3. Cody Nigh, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 4. Jimmy May, Ventura, 20 Laps; 5. Kenny Byers Jr, Ventura, 20 Laps; 6. Dillon Ito, Newberry Park, 20 Laps; 7. Connor Lovingfoss, 20 Laps; 8. Steven Ito, Ventura, 20 Laps; 9. Logan Lovingfoss, 19 Laps; 10. Henry Ito, Did not show
Lap Leaders: Jimmy May (1-11), Mike Evans (12-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Kenny Byers Jr; Heat 2: Dillon Ito

Top 10 in points: 1. Cody Nigh, 1680; 2. Justin Raper, 1610; 3. Kenny Byers Jr, 1535; 4. Mike Evans, 1425; 5. Ashley Hazelton, 1270; 6. Dillon Ito, 1055; 7. Steven Ito, 870; 8. Taylor Haley, 745; 9. Henry Ito, 545; 10. Tyler Stover, 480

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QRC Karts
Race #1 08/25/2012

Main Event Results: 1. Tim Randolph, 20 Laps; 2. Toby Randolph, 20 Laps; 3. Ruben Nobal, 20 Laps; 4. Ryan Fruge, 20 Laps; 5. Gordon Garcia, 20 Laps; 6. Ron Smith, 20 Laps; 7. Ron Souza, 20 Laps; 8. Eryn Grey, 20 Laps; 9. Jim Garceau, 20 Laps; 10. Brooke Randolph, 20 Laps; 11. Robert Gordon, 6 Laps
Lap Leaders: Toby Randolph (1-14), Tim Randolph (15-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Ron Souza; Heat 2: Tim Randolph

Top 10 in points: ; 10. Tim Randolph, 0; 10. Ryan Fruge, 0; 10. Ruben Nobal, 0; 10. Toby Randolph, 0; 10. Brooke Randolph, 0; 10. Ron Smith, 0; 10. Eryn Grey, 0; 10. Robert Gordon, 0; 10. Jim Garceau, 0; 10. Gordon Garcia, 0; 10. Ron Souza, 0

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Report Created by Ventura Raceway Scoring Program
Report Created: 08/26/2012 00:32

 


September
1 Motorcycles & Quads (Oval & Motocross tracks)
8 VRA Sprints, Senior Sprints, Dwarf Cars, Focus Midgets & Go Karts
15 VRA Midgets, IMCA Modifieds, Sport Compacts, NMRA TQ Midgets, QRC Karts & Quads
22 VRA Sprints, Dwarf Cars, Mod Lites, California Lightning Sprints, Junior Midgets & Mini Dwarfs
29
VRA Midgets (ARP Battle at the Beach Final), Senior Sprints, IMCA Modifieds & Sport Compacts

October
6
VRA Midgets, Senior Sprints (John Jewett Memorial), Dwarf Cars, Mod Lites, Go Karts, Junior Midgets & Mini Dwarfs
13 OFF WEEKEND
20 OFF WEEKEND
27 VRA Sprints, Senior Sprints, Dwarf Cars, Sport Compacts, Mod Lites, Quads, Junior Midgets & Mini Dwarfs

November
3 Motorcycles & Quads (Oval & Motocross tracks)
10 VRA Sprints (All Coast Challenge #3),Dwarf Cars, Focus Midgets & Go Karts

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March 10th
Mike Spencer Winner


July 21st

Brody Roa Winner

November 10th

June 16th
Ronnie Gardner

August 1st
Ronnie Gardner

August 25th
Ronnie Gardner

September 29th