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May 19th, 2012 Results


Kyle Smith wins his first VRA Sprint Main.


Joshua Vogt wins the IMCA Modified Main.


Mike Sweeney is on a role with Two Mod Lite Mains in a row.


Jess Carlucci wins the Sport Compact Main.


Chris Carmody wins the first Go Kart Main on the big track.


David Knight wins the Quad Main.

It was a good night for VRA Sprint Car competitor Kyle Smith as he took his first ever VRA Sprint Car win. Kyle has been knocking on the door for some time now but Saturday May 19, was the night the win finally came. Starting from the pole position, he led all 30 laps of the main event to take the win over Clark Templeman III, Tom Hendricks, Justin Kierce and Bruce Douglass. The first half of the race saw Smith challenged by 2011 VRA Champ Greg Taylor but Taylor fell out after contact with the wall. There were two heat races held with the Extreme Muffler Heat One going to Greg Taylor and the LRB Manufacturing Heat Two going to Justin Kierce. The cars of Zach Sawyers and Guy Woodward failed to start the main due to mechanical issues earlier in the night. The win Saturday night puts Kyle Smith into the VRA point lead over John Nock by 145 points after five races.

IMCA Modifieds returned to action with a full night or racing that saw 14 cars take the green flag for their 20 lap main event. There were two heat races run with the wins going to Tom Topping in the Extreme Muffler Heat One and Austin Rodarte in the Speedway Engineering Heat Two. The twenty lap feature went to Josh Vogt who made a good pass of early race leader Austin Rodarte on lap 17. Following Vogt across the line were Austin Rodarte, Joey Yantis, Donald Houghton and Randy Thornell.

In VRA Sport Compact action Jess Carlucci took his first win of 2012 in their 20 lap main event. Following him across the line were James Adler, Michaela Stanton, Zach Peterson and Brad Long. Two heats were run with Michaela Stanton taking Heat One and Jess Carlucci taking Heat Two. Carlucci's win puts him 35 points ahead of Adlar in the season long point race after four races.

Mike Sweeney made it two in a row in the VRA Mod Lite class with a 20 lap win over Dave Dotson, Luke Boles and Mike Kornder.

VRA Go Karts ran the big track for the first time in over 20 years and put on a great night of exciting racing. Heat One went to Ashley Hazelton and Heat Two went to Justin Raper. The 20 lap feature saw Chris Carmody take the win over Justin Raper, Cody Nigh, Tyler Stover and Henry Ito.

The final group racing Saturday was our new Oval Flat Track Quad Class. A small field of two quads was on hand but they put on a good race with the win going to David Knight over Matt Williams.

Ventura Raceway returns to action next weekend with a full program of oval track racing featuring VRA Midgets, Dwarf Cars, Focus Midgets, Mod Lites, Junior Midgets and Min Dwarf Cars.

Ventura Raceway Race Results for 05/19/2012

VRA Sprint Cars
Race #5 05/19/2012

Main Event Results: 1. Kyle Smith, Moorpark, 30 Laps; 2. Clark Templeman III, Santa Clarita, 30 Laps; 3. Tom Hendricks, Simi Valley, 30 Laps; 4. Justin Kierce, Reseda, 30 Laps; 5. Bruce Douglass, Ventura, 30 Laps; 6. Hobie Conway, Ventura, 30 Laps; 7. John Nock, Newhall, 30 Laps; 8. Richard Ortega Jr, Camarillo, 30 Laps; 9. Chris Meredith, Thousand Oaks, 30 Laps; 10. Mike Trottochau, Acton, 28 Laps; 11. Terry Nichols, Delano, 25 Laps; 12. Greg Taylor, Ventura, 22 Laps; 13. Jeff Fillingame, Santa Paula, 1 Lap
Lap Leaders: Kyle Smith (1-8), Greg Taylor (9), Kyle Smith (10-30)

Heat Race Winners: Extreme Mufflers Heat 1: Greg Taylor; LRB Manufacturing Heat 2: Justin Kierce

Weld Racing Hard Charger: Hobie Conway
DJ Safety Hard Luck: Greg Taylor

Top 10 in points: 1. Kyle Smith, 975; 2. John Nock, 835; 3. Brian Camarillo, 830; 4. Tom Hendricks, 780; 5. Clark Templeman III, 760; 6. Troy Rutherford, 715; 7. Bruce Douglass, 685; 8. Guy Woodward, 585; 9. Greg Taylor, 500; 10. Jeremy Ellertson, 470

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IMCA Modifieds

Race #5 05/19/2012

Main Event Results: 1. Joshua Vogt, Santa Maria, 20 Laps; 2. Austin Rodarte, Ventura, 20 Laps; 3. Joey Yantis, Bakersfield, 20 Laps; 4. Donald Houghton, Rosamond, 20 Laps; 5. Randy Thornell, Apple Valley, 20 Laps; 6. Jack Parker, Simi Valley, 20 Laps; 7. Wayne Heurung, Ventura, 20 Laps; 8. Tom Topping, Eagle Rock, 20 Laps; 9. Mark Joe, Santa Paula, 20 Laps; 10. Brad Prows, Oak View, 20 Laps; 11. Aaron Rodarte, Ventura, 7 Laps; 12. Mark Davis, Ventura, 7 Laps; 13. Larry Wise, 3 Laps; 14. Chuck Costabile, Simi Valley, 3 Laps; 15. Dennis Eckert, Canyon Country, Did not show; 16. Bryan Clark, Did not show
Lap Leaders: Austin Rodarte (1-17), Joshua Vogt (18-20)

Heat Race Winners: Extreme Mufflers Heat 1: Tom Topping; Speedway Engineering Heat 2: Austin Rodarte

Oldie's Speed Shop Hard Luck: Bryan Clark

Top 10 in points: 1. Jack Parker, 180; 2. Brad Prows, 175; 3. Wayne Heurung, 164; 4. Chuck Costabile, 154; 4. Mark Davis, 154; 6. Austin Rodarte, 143; 7. Aaron Rodarte, 135; 8. Gary Curtis, 111; 9. Tom Topping, 102; 10. James Stowe, 96; 10. Scott Kuchta, 96

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VRA Sport Compacts
Race #3 05/19/2012

Main Event Results: 1. Jess Carlucci, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 2. James Adler, 20 Laps; 3. Michaela Stanton, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 4. Zachary Peterson, Oxnard, 20 Laps; 5. Brad Long, Burbank, 20 Laps; 6. Mike Stanford, 20 Laps; 7. John Butcher, Santa Barbara, 19 Laps; 8. Mike Frazier, Santa Paula, 18 Laps; 9. KC Cook, Did not show; 10. John Penaflor, Did not show
Lap Leaders: Jess Carlucci (1-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Michaela Stanton; Heat 2: Jess Carlucci

Top 10 in points: 1. Jess Carlucci, 675; 2. James Adler, 640; 3. Zachary Peterson, 600; 4. Brad Long, 555; 5. John Butcher, 505; 6. Michaela Stanton, 445; 7. Heath Morton, 330; 8. Gary Curtis, 260; 8. Trevor Fitzgibbon, 260; 10. Martin Nehring, 235

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Mod Lite
Race #4 05/19/2012

Main Event Results: 1. Mike Sweeney, Whittier, 20 Laps; 2. Dave Dotson, Thousand Oaks, 20 Laps; 3. Luke Boles, Goleta, 20 Laps; 4. Mike Kornder, 19 Laps; 5. Kyle Alverson, Thousand Oaks, 15 Laps
Lap Leaders: Mike Sweeney (1-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Luke Boles

Top 10 in points: 1. Mike Sweeney, 955; 2. Dave Dotson, 915; 3. Kyle Alverson, 580; 4. Kevin Alverson, 520; 5. Chris Meredith, 415; 6. Mike Kornder, 390; 7. Luke Boles, 225; 8. Kris Kornder, 215

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Go-Karts
Race #3 05/19/2012

Main Event Results: 1. Chris Carmody, 20 Laps; 2. Justin Raper, Paso Robles, 20 Laps; 3. Cody Nigh, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 4. Tyler Stover, Manhattan Beach, 20 Laps; 5. Henry Ito, 20 Laps; 6. Kenny Byers Jr, Ventura, 20 Laps; 7. Ashley Hazelton, Northridge, 20 Laps; 8. Taylor Haley, Santa Paula, Ca, 20 Laps; 9. Dillon Ito, Newberry Park, 20 Laps; 10. Tanner Jordan, 20 Laps; 11. Joey Yantis, Bakersfield, Did not show; 12. Steven Ito, Ventura, Did not show
Lap Leaders: Tyler Stover (1-3), Chris Carmody (3-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Ashley Hazelton; Heat 2: Justin Raper

Top 10 in points: 1. Cody Nigh, 640; 2. Ashley Hazelton, 625; 3. Kenny Byers Jr, 610; 4. Justin Raper, 460; 5. Tyler Stover, 445; 6. Taylor Haley, 370; 7. Henry Ito, 365; 8. Dillon Ito, 305; 9. Chris Carmody, 255; 10. Steven Ito, 195

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VRA Quads Open
Race #2 05/19/2012

Main Event Results: 1. Dave Knight, 12 Laps; 2. Matt Williams, Oakview, 12 Laps; 3. Joey Yantis, Bakersfield, Did not show
Lap Leaders: Dave Knight (1-12)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Dave Knight

Top 10 in points: 1. Dave Knight, 495; 2. Mike Lewis, 260; 3. Matt Williams, 235; 4. Terry Nichols, 215; 5. Joey Yantis, 0; 5. Mark Joe, 0; 5. Danny Elderbaum, 0; 5. Raygen Harris, 0; 5. Kyle Eurto, 0; 5. Jesse Pfieffer, 0

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May

5 VRA Midgets, Senior Sprints, IMCA Modifieds & Focus Midgets
12 Motorcycles & Quads (Oval & Motocross tracks)
19 VRA Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, Sport Compacts, Mod Lites, Go Karts & Quads
26 VRA Midgets, Dwarf Cars, Focus Midgets, Mod Lites, Junior Midgets & Mini Dwarfs

June
2 VRA Sprints, Senior Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, Sport Compacts & Go Karts
9 Motorcycles & Quads (Oval & Motocross tracks)
16 VRA Midgets(ARP Battle at the Beach #2), Senior Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, Sport Compacts, Go Karts & Quads
23 VRA Sprints, Dwarf Cars, Focus Midgets, Mod Lites, Junior Midgets & Mini Dwarfs
30 OFF WEEKEND

July
7 OFF WEEKEND
14 VRA Midgets, Senior Sprints, Dwarf Cars, Focus Midgets, Go Karts, Junior Midgets & Mini Dwarfs
21 VRA Sprints (All Coast Challenge #2), IMCA Modifieds, Sport Compacts, Focus Midgets & Quads

August
1 Wednesday: VRA Midgets(ARP Battle at the Beach #3), Sport Compacts, Focus Midgets, Go Karts & Demolition Derby
2 Thursday: IMCA Modifieds, Dwarf Cars, Junior Midgets, Mini Dwarf & Demolition Derby

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