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October 6, 2012 Results

Cody Swanson takes his first VRA Midget Championship


Cody Swanson along with his dad and crew savor his 2012 VRA Midget Championship.


Bruce Douglass wins the VRA Midget Main right after beating Wally Pankratz by .029 seconds in the VRA Senior Sprint Feature.


Curt Cook wins another VRA Pro Dwarf Car Main.


Mike Lewis comes back and wins the VRA Senior Main after being gone due to an illness.


Mike Sweeney wins the Mod Lite Main


Mike Evans wins the VRA Go Kart Main.


Devin McCree wins the Junior Midget Main


Nick Velasquez wins the Supercharger Mini Dwarf Car Main.


Blake Hendricks wins the Piston Mini Dwarf Car Main.

The 2012 VRA Midget Season came to an end Saturday night with Cody Swanson taking his first VRA Midget Championship. Swanson had to watch the finish of the race from the sidelines as his midget suffered mechanical problems causing him to drop out at lap 17. He had sufficient points to clinch the championship over Greg Edenholm. The main event was won by Bruce Douglass who had earlier won the VRA Senior main event as well. Douglass was followed to the checkered flag by Rick Hendrix, who had led most of the race, Ronnie Gardner, Randi Pankratz and Greg Edenholm. Two heat races were held with wins going to Cody Swanson in the Sander Engineering Heat One and Bruce Douglass in the Schroeder Racing Products Heat Two.

VRA Senior Sprints were on hand with 7 cars in attendance. They ran one heat race with the win going to Clif Warren. The 20 lap feature was a hard fought win by Bruce Douglass over Wally Pankratz, Clif Warren, and Chris Meredith. After Saturday night Warren holds a 35 point lead over Davis with only next weeks race to go in their 2012 season after nine races.

VRA Dwarf Cars were on hand running in two divisions, Seniors and Pros. In the Seniors, the 20 lap feature win went to Mike Lewis with George Calvo, Mike Neal, Keith Vondersaar and George Sack Jr. following him across the finish line. They ran one heat race with the win going to Tom Stephens Sr. In Pro action the main event started 15 cars with the win going to Curt Cook over Luke Boles, Eric Moore, Randy Gordon and Shawn Egan. They ran two heat races with wins going to Eric Moore and Hannah Mayhew. After last Saturday's action, Luke Boles leads Ray Estrada in Pro points by 35 and Bill VanPraag leads in Senior points by 95 over Tom Stephens Sr.

VRA Go Karts were on hand with heat race wins going to Cody Nigh and Justin Raper. The 20 lap main event on the big track went to Mike Evans followed by Cody Nigh, Dylan Ito, Kenny Byers Jr., and Matt Jones.

VRA Mod Lights were on hand last week with the 20 lap feature win going to Mike Sweeney followed by Dave Dotson, Kris Kornder, Rick Granger and Ricky Lewis. Kris Kornder took their one 8 lap heat race. Sweeney leads Dotson by 115 points.

The final groups racing Saturday night were the VRA Kid's Classes. In VRA Mini Dwarf Pistons, the 12 lap feature win went to Blake Hendricks. Hendricks took their one heat race. In VRA Mini Dwarf Superchargers the 12 lap feature went to Nick Velasquez. Velasquez took their heat race win. VRA Junior Midgets ran one heat race that went to point leader Devin McCree.

Ventura Raceway now takes two weeks off and returns to action on Saturday night October 27.

Ventura Raceway Race Results for 10/06/2012


VRA Midgets
Race #10 10/06/2012

Main Event Results: 1. Bruce Douglass, Ventura, 30 Laps; 2. Rick Hendrix, Palmdale, 30 Laps; 3. Ronnie Gardner, Norco, Ca, 30 Laps; 4. Randi Pankratz, Atascadero, 30 Laps; 5. Greg Edenholm, Pacific Grove, 30 Laps; 6. Austin Smith, Chino Hills, 30 Laps; 7. Kyle Cline, Hesperia, 30 Laps; 8. Bruce Hiroshima, Camarillo, 30 Laps; 9. Kyle Smith, Moorpark, 27 Laps; 10. Kyle Edwards, Fountain Valley, 24 Laps; 11. Cody Swanson, Norco, 17 Laps; 12. Bill Badger, Canyon Country, 2 Laps
Lap Leaders: Rick Hendrix (1-27), Bruce Douglass (28-30)

Heat Race Winners: Sander Engineering Heat 1: Cody Swanson; Schroeder Racing Products Heat 2: Bruce Douglass

Lucas Oil Hard Charger: Ronnie Gardner
DJ Safety Hard Luck: Cody Swanson

Top 10 in points: 1. Cody Swanson, 2095; 2. Greg Edenholm, 2015; 3. Randi Pankratz, 1940; 4. Ronnie Gardner, 1890; 5. Kyle Smith, 1500; 6. Wink Schweitzer, 1475; 7. Danny Ebberts, 1155; 8. Bruce Hiroshima, 970; 8. Bruce Douglass, 970; 10. Kyle Edwards, 960

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VRA Senior Sprints
Race #11 10/06/2012

Main Event Results: 1. Bruce Douglass, Ventura, 20 Laps; 2. Wally Pankratz, Orange, 20 Laps; 3. Cliff Warren, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 4. Victor Davis, Simi Valley, 20 Laps; 5. Chris Meredith, Thousand Oaks, 20 Laps; 6. Wayne Heurung, 20 Laps; 7. Steve Brown, 19 Laps
Lap Leaders: Bruce Douglass (1-20)

Heat Race Winners: SpinTech Mufflers Heat 1: Cliff Warren

DJ Safety Hard Luck: Steve Brown

Top 10 in points: 1. Cliff Warren, 2270; 2. Victor Davis, 2235; 3. Bruce Douglass, 2210; 4. Chris Meredith, 1870; 5. Wally Pankratz, 1750; 6. Wayne Heurung, 1545; 7. Ed Schwarz, 1370; 8. Greg Andrews, 1090; 9. Mike Cook, 555; 10. Leroy Anderson, 510

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VRA Pro Dwarf Cars
Race #10 10/06/2012

Main Event Results: 1. Curt Cook, Santa Paula, 20 Laps; 2. Luke Boles, Goleta, 20 Laps; 3. Eric Moore, Ventura, 20 Laps; 4. Randy Gordon, Simi Valley, 20 Laps; 5. Shawn Egan, Saugus, 20 Laps; 6. Johnny Conley, Oxnard, 20 Laps; 7. Cody Majors, Simi Valley, 20 Laps; 8. Hannah Mayhew, Acton, Ca, 20 Laps; 9. Lee Majors, Simi Valley, 20 Laps; 10. Tom Stephens Jr, Ventura, 20 Laps; 11. Kevin Calvo, Agua Dulce, 20 Laps; 12. Thomas Velasquez, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 13. Ray Estrada, Yucaipa, 20 Laps; 14. Ira Henry, Bakersfield, 19 Laps; 15. Tim Conley, Oxnard, Did not show
Lap Leaders: Curt Cook (1-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Eric Moore; Heat 2: Hannah Mayhew

Top 10 in points: 1. Luke Boles, 2085; 2. Curt Cook, 2050; 2. Ray Estrada, 2050; 4. Randy Gordon, 1940; 5. Eric Moore, 1855; 6. Johnny Conley, 1735; 7. Lee Majors, 1720; 8. Thomas Velasquez, 1630; 9. Cody Majors, 1580; 10. Tom Stephens Jr, 1390

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VRA Senior Dwarf Cars
Race #10 10/06/2012

Main Event Results: 1. Mike Lewis, Sunland, 20 Laps; 2. George Calvo, Agua Dulce, 20 Laps; 3. Mike Neal, Northridge, 20 Laps; 4. Keith Vondersaar, Acton, 20 Laps; 5. George Sack Jr, Agua Dulce, 20 Laps; 6. Bob Kaufman, Santa Clarita, CA, 3 Laps; 7. Bill Van Praag, Ventura, 0 Laps; 8. Tom Stephens Sr, Ventura, 0 Laps
Lap Leaders: George Calvo (1-10), Mike Lewis (11-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Tom Stephens Sr

Top 10 in points: 1. Bill Van Praag, 2040; 2. Tom Stephens Sr, 1945; 3. George Calvo, 1915; 4. Bob Kaufman, 1895; 5. Mike Neal, 1780; 6. George Sack Jr, 1625; 7. Keith Vondersaar, 1280; 8. Rick Lapka, 1085; 9. Bobby Lague, 795; 10. David Quigley, 535

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Mod Lite
Race #8 10/06/2012

Main Event Results: 1. Mike Sweeney, Whittier, 20 Laps; 2. Dave Dotson, Thousand Oaks, 20 Laps; 3. Kris Kornder, 20 Laps; 4. Rick Granger, Simi Valley, 20 Laps; 5. Ricky Lewis, Oxnard, 17 Laps
Lap Leaders: Dave Dotson (1-4), Mike Sweeney (5-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Kris Kornder

Top 10 in points: 1. Mike Sweeney, 1885; 2. Dave Dotson, 1770; 3. Kevin Alverson, 1235; 4. Chris Meredith, 875; 5. Kris Kornder, 645; 6. Mike Kornder, 580; 6. Kyle Alverson, 580; 8. Chris Olson, 250; 9. Luke Boles, 225; 10. Rick Granger, 195

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Go-Karts
Race #10 10/06/2012

Main Event Results: 1. Mike Evans, 20 Laps; 2. Cody Nigh, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 3. Dylan Ito, Newberry Park, 20 Laps; 4. Kenny Byers Jr, Ventura, 20 Laps; 5. Matt Jones, 20 Laps; 6. Justin Raper, Paso Robles, 20 Laps; 7. Ashley Hazelton, Northridge, 20 Laps; 8. Logan Lovingfoss, 20 Laps; 9. Travis Smith, Pasa Robles, 20 Laps; 10. Connor Lovingfoss, 20 Laps; 11. Henry Ito, 14 Laps; 12. Edger Lopez, Newbury Park, 6 Laps
Lap Leaders: Mike Evans (1-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Cody Nigh; Heat 2: Justin Raper

Top 10 in points: 1. Cody Nigh, 2180; 2. Kenny Byers Jr, 1925; 3. Justin Raper, 1840; 4. Ashley Hazelton, 1690; 5. Mike Evans, 1680; 6. Dylan Ito, 1445; 7. Steven Ito, 1090; 8. Henry Ito, 890; 9. Taylor Haley, 745; 10. Logan Lovingfoss, 490

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VRA Junior Midgets
Race #10 10/06/2012

Main Event Results: 1. Devin McCree, Ventura, 15 Laps; 2. Tommy Velasquez III, Camarillo, 15 Laps; 3. Oliver Blades, Moorpark, 15 Laps
Lap Leaders: Oliver Blades (1-5), Devin McCree (6-15)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Tommy Velasquez III

Top 10 in points: 1. Devin McCree, 2190; 2. Tommy Velasquez III, 2065; 3. Miles Hedrick, 1775; 4. Oliver Blades, 1095; 5. Kayle Brazel, 840; 6. Mike Long, 570; 7. Jake Aguilar, 200; 8. Brennan Rogers, 0

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VRA Mini Dwarf - Pistons
Race #9 10/06/2012

Main Event Results: 1. Blake Hendricks, Simi Valley, 12 Laps; 2. Garrett Egan, Saugus, 12 Laps; 3. Dylan Neal, Oxnard, 12 Laps

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Garrett Egan

Top 10 in points: ; 8. Kyleigh Forster, 0; 8. Gauyn Manning, 0; 8. Andrew Orlando, 0; 8. Bailey Hendricks, 0; 8. Zack Chavez, 0; 8. Blake Hendricks, 0; 8. Dylan Neal, 0; 8. Garrett Egan, 0

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VRA Mini Dwarf - Superchargers
Race #9 10/06/2012

Main Event Results: 1. Nick Velasquez, Camarillo, 12 Laps; 2. Will Mimms, Did not show

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Nick Velasquez

Top 10 in points: 1. Nick Velasquez, 2285; 2. J D Brown, 1890; 3. Destyn Garcia, 1085; 4. Eli Marshall, 455; 5. Jacob Aguilar, 415; 6. Will Mimms, 35; 7. Logan Rutherford, 0; 7. Joe Snyder, 0; 7. Cameron McCauley, 0; 7. Jeremy Clark, 0

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Report Created by Ventura Raceway Scoring Program
Report Created: 10/07/2012 00:19

 


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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