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March 3rd, 2012 Results


Troy Rutherford wins the opening night VRA Sprint Car Feature.


Bruce Douglass took the Senior Sprint Car Main.


Kevin Calvo wins the Pro Dwarf Car Main


Mike Lewis won a "feel good" race by taking the checkered flag in the Senior Dwarf Car Main


Trevor Fitzgibbon starts another season with a Sport Compact Win.


Miles Hedrick wins the first Junior Midget Main of the season.


Nick Velasquez takes the Supercharger Mini Dwarf Car Checkers


Blake Hendricks takes the Piston Mini Dwarf Car win.

Ventura CA - March 3,2012.....Troy Rutherford started the new 2012 season  with a powerful win over Greg Taylor in the 30 lap feature for VRA Sprints Saturday night.  A opening night field of twenty VRA 360 Sprint Cars started the race that saw Rutherford lead all 30 laps from pole starting position to take his first win in the new season.  Taylor battled hard all race to try to get by Rutherford to no avail.  Following Rutherford and Taylor to the line were Tom Hendricks, Brian Camarillo  and Clark Templeman III.  Heat race wins went to  Clif Warren in the Extreme Muffler Heat One, Jeff Culver in the Kaeding Performance Heat Two and Tom Hendricks in the BR Motorsports Heat Three.  The race was stopped for one red flag incident in turn one involving Clif Warren and Jeff Culver who both flipped.  

VRA Senior Sprints also opened their season with the 20 lap feature win going top Bruce Douglas followed by Clif Warren, teammate Victor Davis, Wally Pankratz  and Chris Meridith.  Heat race wins went to Victor Davis in  the Spin Tech Muffler Heat One and Clif Warren in the Steve Watt Enterprises Heat Two. 

VRA Dwarf Cars were on the track in two divisions, Seniors and Pros.  There were 21 Pros and 10 Seniors signed into the pits for opening night.   In Seniors, the two heat races went to Mike Lewis and Mike Neal.  Their 20 lap feature went to  Mike Lewis making his first Senior start followed by  Bill VanPraag, Tom Stephens, Troy Kunas and Mike Neal.  In Pros it was Ray Estrada, Craig Clements and Chris Wakim   taking heat race wins. Kevin Calvo took  the feature win over Ray Estrada, Eric Moore, Lee Majors and Randy Gordon. 

VRA's  Sport Compact division saw two heat races and a main event run on opening night. The heat race wins went to Trevor Fitzgibon and Zach Peterson.  The 20 lap main event went to 2011 Series champ Trevor Fitzgibbon, who lapped the field,  followed by Martin Nehring, James Adler, Jess Carlucci and John Butcher.  The race saw  radio personality Bo Jaxon start his first VRA Race.  He finished 6th in the 10 car event in his 95.1 Ford Pinto. 

The final group racing on opening night were our three kids divisions.  In VRA Mini Dwarf Superchargers, Nick Velasquez  took the heat race win and the feature win  following him in the feature were  Destyn Garcia and J D Brown making his first Supercharger start.  In Mini Dwarf Pistons the feature  win went to Blake Hendricks, with Garrett Egan, Zack Chavez, Bailey Hendricks and Dylan Neal following him across the line in the main event.  In VRA Junior Midgets. Oliver Blades took their heat race win.  In their 15 lap feature, Miles Hedrick took the win over Devin McCree, Kayle Brazel, Tommy Velasquez and Oliver Blades.

Racing resumes next Saturday night March 10, with the first round in the 2012 All Coast Challenge Series within a series. On that night the Sprint Car winner will take home a winner's check for $2,500.  On that night we will present a full program of exciting racing featuring VRA 360 Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, VRA Mod Lites and VRA Focus Midgets. 


Ventura Raceway Race Results for 03/03/2012

VRA Sprint Cars
Race #1 03/03/2012

Main Event Results: 1. Troy Rutherford, Ojai, 30 Laps; 2. Greg Taylor, Ventura, 30 Laps; 3. Tom Hendricks, Simi Valley, 30 Laps; 4. Brian Camarillo, Camarillo, 30 Laps; 5. Clark Templeman III, Santa Clarita, 30 Laps; 6. John Nock, Newhall, 30 Laps; 7. Bruce Douglass, Ventura, 29 Laps; 8. Kyle Smith, Moorpark, 29 Laps; 9. Wally Pankratz, Orange, 29 Laps; 10. Connor Cantrell, Santa Clarita, 29 Laps; 11. Ed Schwarz, Santa Fe Springs, 29 Laps; 12. Jeremy Ellertson, Lawndale, 28 Laps; 13. Austin DeBlauw, lVentura, 27 Laps; 14. Mike Trottochau, Acton, 25 Laps; 15. Cliff Warren, Camarillo, 10 Laps; 16. Jeff Culver, Lompoc, 10 Laps; 17. Victor Davis, Simi Valley, 9 Laps; 18. Guy Woodward, Santa Clarita, 7 Laps; 19. Chris Meredith, Thousand Oaks, 7 Laps; 20. Richard Ortega Jr, Camarillo, 2 Laps; 21. Charlie Butcher, Santa Barbara, Did not start

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Cliff Warren; Heat 2: Jeff Culver; Heat 3: Tom Hendricks

Top 10 in points: 1. Troy Rutherford, 245; 2. Greg Taylor, 235; 3. Tom Hendricks, 225; 4. Brian Camarillo, 210; 5. Clark Templeman III, 190; 5. John Nock, 190; 7. Bruce Douglass, 170; 8. Wally Pankratz, 165; 9. Kyle Smith, 160; 10. Jeremy Ellertson, 150

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VRA Senior Sprints
Race #1 03/03/2012

Main Event Results: 1. Bruce Douglass, Ventura, 20 Laps; 2. Cliff Warren, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 3. Victor Davis, Simi Valley, 20 Laps; 4. Wally Pankratz, Orange, 20 Laps; 5. Chris Meredith, Thousand Oaks, 20 Laps; 6. Ed Schwarz, Santa Fe Springs, 20 Laps; 7. Mike Cook, Long Beach, 19 Laps; 8. Wayne Herong, 18 Laps; 9. Mike Trottochau, Acton, 17 Laps

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

Top 10 in points: 1. Bruce Douglass, 255; 2. Cliff Warren, 240; 3. Victor Davis, 225; 4. Wally Pankratz, 195; 4. Chris Meredith, 195; 6. Ed Schwarz, 190; 7. Mike Cook, 175; 8. Wayne Herong, 165; 9. Mike Trottochau, 160

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VRA Sport Compacts
Race #1 03/03/2012

Main Event Results: 1. Trevor Fitzgibbon, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 2. Martin Nehring, Somis, 19 Laps; 3. James Adler, 19 Laps; 4. Jess Carlucci, Camarillo, 19 Laps; 5. John Butcher, Santa Barbara, 19 Laps; 6. Bo Jaxon, Ventura, 17 Laps; 7. Heath Morton, Oxnard, 17 Laps; 8. Zachary Peterson, Oxnard, 15 Laps; 9. Brad Long, Burbank, 15 Laps; 10. Bud Crudo, 12 Laps

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Trevor Fitzgibbon; Heat 2: Zachary Peterson

Top 10 in points: 1. Trevor Fitzgibbon, 260; 2. Martin Nehring, 235; 3. James Adler, 215; 4. Jess Carlucci, 210; 5. John Butcher, 185; 6. Zachary Peterson, 180; 6. Bo Jaxon, 180; 8. Heath Morton, 165; 9. Bud Crudo, 160; 9. Brad Long, 160

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VRA Pro Dwarf Cars
Race #1 03/03/2012

Main Event Results: 1. Kevin Calvo, Agua Dulce, 20 Laps; 2. Ray Estrada, Yucaipa, 20 Laps; 3. Eric Moore, Ventura, 20 Laps; 4. Lee Majors, Simi Valley, 20 Laps; 5. Randy Gordon, Simi Valley, 20 Laps; 6. Chase Lippert, Granada Hills, 20 Laps; 7. Chris Neal, Northridge, 20 Laps; 8. Curt Cook, Santa Paula, 20 Laps; 9. Thomas Velasquez, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 10. Tim Conley, Oxnard, 20 Laps; 11. Johnny Conley, Oxnard, 12 Laps; 12. Chris Wakim, Simi Valley, 12 Laps; 13. Luke Boles, Goleta, 12 Laps; 14. April Banvelos, Sylmar, 11 Laps; 15. Marc Lippert, Granada Hills, 11 Laps; 16. Russell Blades, Moorpark, 11 Laps; 17. Craig Clements, Palmdale, 4 Laps; 18. Tom Stephens Jr, Ventura, 3 Laps; 19. Jason Horton, Oxnard, 3 Laps; 20. Cody Majors, Simi Valley, 3 Laps; 21. David Taylor Jr., Moorpark, Did not start

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Ray Estrada; Heat 2: Craig Clements; Heat 3: Chris Wakim

Top 10 in points: 1. Kevin Calvo, 255; 2. Ray Estrada, 240; 3. Eric Moore, 220; 4. Lee Majors, 210; 5. Randy Gordon, 195; 6. Chris Neal, 170; 7. Thomas Velasquez, 165; 7. Chase Lippert, 165; 9. Chris Wakim, 160; 9. Curt Cook, 160

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VRA Senior Dwarf Cars
Race #1 03/03/2012

Main Event Results: 1. Mike Lewis, Sunland, 20 Laps; 2. Bill Van Praag, Ventura, 20 Laps; 3. Tom Stephens Sr, Ventura, 20 Laps; 4. Troy Kunas, Vancouver, Wa, 20 Laps; 5. Mike Neal, Northridge, 20 Laps; 6. Bob Kaufman, Santa Clarita, CA, 20 Laps; 7. Dave Dotson, Thousand Oaks, 19 Laps; 8. George Sack Jr, Agua Dulce, 7 Laps; 9. Mike Bailey, Ojai, 7 Laps; 10. George Calvo, Agua Dulce, 6 Laps

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Mike Neal; Heat 2: Mike Lewis

Top 10 in points: 1. Mike Lewis, 260; 2. Bill Van Praag, 230; 3. Tom Stephens Sr, 220; 4. Mike Neal, 205; 5. Troy Kunas, 200; 6. Bob Kaufman, 180; 7. George Sack Jr, 175; 8. Dave Dotson, 165; 9. George Calvo, 160; 10. Mike Bailey, 155

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VRA Junior Midgets
Race #1 03/03/2012

Main Event Results: 1. Miles Hedrick, Simi Valley, 15 Laps; 2. Devin McCree, Ventura, 15 Laps; 3. Kayle Brazel, Granada Hills, 15 Laps; 4. Tommy Velasquez III, Camarillo, 15 Laps; 5. Oliver Blades, Moorpark, 15 Laps; 6. Mike Long, Thousand Oaks, 13 Laps

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Oliver Blades

Top 10 in points: 1. Miles Hedrick, 245; 2. Devin McCree, 235; 3. Kayle Brazel, 215; 4. Oliver Blades, 205; 5. Tommy Velasquez III, 195; 6. Mike Long, 170

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VRA Mini Dwarf - Pistons
Race #1 03/03/2012

Main Event Results: 1. Blake Hendricks, Simi Valley, 12 Laps; 2. Garrett Egan, Saugus, 12 Laps; 3. Zack Chavez, Santa Paula, 12 Laps; 4. Bailey Hendricks, Simi Valley, 10 Laps; 5. Dylan Neal, Oxnard, 4 Laps

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Garrett Egan

Top 10 in points: ; 6. Bailey Hendricks, 0; 6. Zack Chavez, 0; 6. Blake Hendricks, 0; 6. Dylan Neal, 0; 6. Garrett Egan, 0

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VRA Mini Dwarf - Superchargers
Race #1 03/03/2012

Main Event Results: 1. Nick Velasquez, Camarillo, 12 Laps; 2. Destyn Garcia, Oxnard, 12 Laps; 3. J D Brown, Port Hueneme, 12 Laps

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Nick Velasquez

Top 10 in points: 1. Nick Velasquez, 260; 2. Destyn Garcia, 235; 3. J D Brown, 215

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Report Created by Ventura Raceway Scoring Program
Report Created: 03/07/2012 16:07



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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