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September 15, 2012 Results

Cody Swanson wins his first VRA Midget Main!!


Cody Swanson took the lead on lap 15 going on to take his first ever Ventura Raceway and first ever Midget win of his career.


Austin Rodarte takes the IMCA Modified Feature.


Michaela Stanton and her Dad Jeff enjoy her first ever main win in Sport Compacts.


West Evans wins the Ron Otto Memorial NMRA Midget  feature.


Kyle Eurto wins the Open Quad Main.


Troy Slayton wins the Sportsman Quad Main.

Saturday night September 15 was a night for first time winners in three of the six classes raced. In Midgets, 3/4 Midgets and Sport Compacts the night's feature winners were first time Ventura Raceway Winners.

With 10 midgets in the pits all vying for the winnerís purse the crowd was expecting the typical intense racing the Midgets have produced in 2012. Two heart races were held with wins going to Cody Swanson in the Sander Engineering Heat One and Greg Edenholm in the Schroeder Racing Products Heat Two. The 30 lap feature was a hard fought battle between Randi Pankratz who led the first 14 laps only to be passed by Cody Swanson who took the lead on lap 15 going on to take his first ever Ventura Raceway and first ever Midget win of his career, from his inside third row starting position. Also getting by Pankratz was a hard charging Kyle Smith who took second place with Pankratz finishing third. Following Swanson, Smith and Pankratz to the line were Bruce Hiroshima and Greg Edenholm. Swanson's win moves him atop the VRA Midget Standings over Greg Edenholm, Randi Pankratz and Ronnie Gardner. Gardner had a terrible night trying to get his new engine to run. He never ran a lap in competition on Saturday night.

IMCA Modifieds also were on the card Saturday night with the 20 lap feature win going to past IMCA track champion Austin Rodarte over his brother Aaron Rodarte, Dennis Eckert, Brad Prows and Jack Parker. Parker now takes a 19 point lead in the season point race over Prows with only one race remaining in their season on Saturday September 29. Two heats were run with wins going to Dennis Eckert in the Extreme Muffler Heat One and Austin Rodarte in the Speedway Engineering Heat Two.

In VRA Sport Compact racing the night saw the heat race wins go to Michaela Stanton and James Adler. Their 20 lap main event went to first time winner Michaela Stanton who battled Heath Morton for 20 laps to get her first career win. She and Morton were followed to the line by Jess Carlucci, Zack Peterson and Brad Long. Peterson's fifth place finish keeps him 15 points ahead of Jess Carlucci after 10 races in 2012.

NMRA TQ Midgets were on hand and raced in a 25 lap Ron Otto Memorial Race. Heat race wins went to West Evans and Chuck West. The 25 lap Ron Otto Memorial race saw three leaders. Don Kiefer led laps 1-3 then Bruce Hiroshima led until laps 18 when West Evans took the lead and his first ever race win at Ventura Raceway. He was followed by Chuck West, Bruce Hiroshima, Scott Dobson and Scott Niven

VRA Quads were on hand racing in two classes, Open and Sportsman. In the Sportsman Class Troy Slayton took the win over Justin Smith. In the Open Class the heat race went to Dave Knight and the feature went to Kyle Eurto followed by Knight, Matt Williams, Jesse Pfieffer and Brandon Watters. After 8 races Knight leads the point race by 170 over Williams.

The final class racing on Saturday night was the QRC Outlaw Karts. This visiting group put on a great race on the infield track. These winged go karts were competing here for the second time. Their 20 lap feature went to Tim Randolph followed by Ryan Fruge, Jim Garceau, Robert Gordon and Ron Souza. Ruben Nodal took their heat race.

Ventura Raceway Race Results for 09/15/2012

VRA Midgets

Race #8 09/15/2012

Main Event Results: 1. Cody Swanson, Norco, 30 Laps; 2. Kyle Smith, Moorpark, 30 Laps; 3. Randi Pankratz, Atascadero, 30 Laps; 4. Bruce Hiroshima, Camarillo, 30 Laps; 5. Greg Edenholm, Pacific Grove, 29 Laps; 6. Kyle Edwards, Fountain Valley, 29 Laps; 7. Rick Hendrix, Palmdale, 25 Laps; 8. Wink Schweitzer, Bakersfield, 14 Laps; 9. Dominic Selzi, 2 Laps; 10. Ronnie Gardner, Norco, Ca, Did not start
Lap Leaders: Randi Pankratz (1-14), Cody Swanson (15-30)

Heat Race Winners: Sander Engineering Heat 1: Cody Swanson; Schroeder Racing Products Heat 2: Greg Edenholm

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

Top 10 in points: 1. Cody Swanson, 1670; 2. Greg Edenholm, 1605; 3. Randi Pankratz, 1540; 4. Ronnie Gardner, 1455; 5. Wink Schweitzer, 1310; 6. Danny Ebberts, 1155; 7. Kyle Smith, 1145; 8. Bruce Hiroshima, 810; 9. Bruce Douglass, 710; 10. Kyle Edwards, 650

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IMCA Modifieds
Race #11 09/15/2012

Main Event Results: 1. Austin Rodarte, Ventura, 20 Laps; 2. Aaron Rodarte, Ventura, 20 Laps; 3. Dennis Eckert, Canyon Country, 20 Laps; 4. Brad Prows, Oak View, 20 Laps; 5. Jack Parker, Simi Valley, 20 Laps; 6. Kevin Hocking, Hungiton Beach, 20 Laps; 7. Steve Bulpitt, Culver City, 20 Laps; 8. Rob Green, Ojai, 20 Laps; 9. Mark Davis, Ventura, 19 Laps; 10. James Stowe, Ridgecrest, 19 Laps; 11. Randy Gens, Oxnard, 18 Laps; 12. Wayne Heurung, Ventura, 17 Laps; 13. Tom Topping, Eagle Rock, 9 Laps
Lap Leaders: Dennis Eckert (1-7), Austin Rodarte (8), Dennis Eckert (9-12), Austin Rodarte (13-20)

Heat Race Winners: Extreme Mufflers Heat 1: Dennis Eckert; Speedway Engineering Heat 2: Austin Rodarte

Oldies Speed Shop Hard Charger: Aaron Rodarte/Jack Parker
Oldies Speed Shop Hard Luck: Tom Topping

Top 10 in points: 1. Jack Parker, 397; 2. Brad Prows, 378; 3. Mark Davis, 343; 4. Wayne Heurung, 325; 5. Steve Bulpitt, 248; 6. Aaron Rodarte, 238; 7. Austin Rodarte, 233; 8. Chuck Costabile, 218; 9. James Stowe, 209; 10. Tom Topping, 198

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VRA Sport Compacts
Race #9 09/15/2012

Main Event Results: 1. Michaela Stanton, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 2. Heath Morton, Oxnard, 20 Laps; 3. Jess Carlucci, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 4. Zachary Peterson, Oxnard, 20 Laps; 5. Brad Long, Burbank, 20 Laps; 6. Bruce Fink, Port Hueneme, 20 Laps; 7. James Adler, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 8. Mike Stanford, 19 Laps; 9. John Butcher, Santa Barbara, 12 Laps; 10. Gary Curtis, Camarillo, 1 Lap
Lap Leaders: Heath Morton (1-13), Michaela Stanton (14-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Michaela Stanton; Heat 2: James Adler

Top 10 in points: 1. Zachary Peterson, 2010; 2. Jess Carlucci, 1995; 3. James Adler, 1810; 4. Brad Long, 1665; 5. John Butcher, 1545; 6. Michaela Stanton, 1305; 7. Heath Morton, 1005; 8. Trevor Fitzgibbon, 780; 9. Mike Stanford, 755; 10. Bud Crudo, 470

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VRA Quads Open
Race #8 09/15/2012

Main Event Results: 1. Kyle Eurto, 15 Laps; 2. Dave Knight, 15 Laps; 3. Matt Williams, Oakview, 15 Laps; 4. Jesse Pfieffer, 15 Laps; 5. Brandon Watters, 15 Laps
Lap Leaders: Kyle Eurto (1-15)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Dave Knight

Top 10 in points: 1. Dave Knight, 1915; 2. Matt Williams, 1745; 3. Chris Kirkley, 430; 4. Mike Lewis, 260; 5. Kyle Eurto, 255; 6. Terry Nichols, 215; 7. Jesse Pfieffer, 200; 8. Brandon Watters, 185; 9. Bobby Bela, 0; 9. Raygen Harris, 0; 9. Danny Elderbaum, 0; 9. Mark Joe, 0; 9. Leon Stanley, 0; 9. Kristi Bolin, 0; 9. Andrew Rogers, 0; 9. Roger Marks, 0; 9. Dan Olivera, 0; 9. Michael Garcia, 0; 9. Michael Zavala, 0; 9. Mitchell Cornelias, 0; 9. Eric Stately, 0; 9. Joey Yantis, 0

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VRA Quads Sportsman
Race #4 09/15/2012

Main Event Results: 1. Troy Slayton, 15 Laps; 2. Justin Smith, 12 Laps

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Troy Slayton

Top 10 in points: 1. Brian Hudnell, 775; 2. Troy Slayton, 260; 3. Robert Peterson, 240; 4. Justin Smith, 235; 5. Norm Troutwine, 0; 5. Dan Olivera, 0; 5. Ryan Perry, 0

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QRC Karts

Race #2 09/15/2012

Main Event Results: 1. Tim Randolph, 20 Laps; 2. Ryan Fruge, 20 Laps; 3. Jim Garceau, 20 Laps; 4. Robert Gordon, 19 Laps; 5. Ron Souza, 12 Laps; 6. Ron Smith, 11 Laps; 7. Ruben Nobal, 11 Laps; 8. Eryn Grey, 4 Laps; 9. Gordon Garcia, Did not show
Lap Leaders: Jim Garceau (1-9), Ryan Fruge (10), Tim Randolph (11-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Ruben Nobal

Top 10 in points: ; 5. Tim Randolph, 0; 5. Ryan Fruge, 0; 5. Ruben Nobal, 0; 5. Toby Randolph, 0; 5. Brooke Randolph, 0; 5. Ron Smith, 0; 5. Eryn Grey, 0; 5. Robert Gordon, 0; 5. Jim Garceau, 0; 5. Gordon Garcia, 0; 5. Ron Souza, 0

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NMRA TQ Midgets
Race #1 09/15/2012

Main Event Results: 1. West Evans, Moorpark, 25 Laps; 2. Chuck West, Clovis, 25 Laps; 3. Bruce Hiroshima, Camarillo, 25 Laps; 4. Scott Dobson, Newbury Park, 25 Laps; 5. Scott Niven, Moorpark, 25 Laps; 6. Kenny Wiley, Sunland, 25 Laps; 7. Don Kieser, 25 Laps; 8. Dave Lambert, Port Hueneme, 24 Laps; 9. Michael Black, 24 Laps; 10. Rick Poe, 24 Laps
Lap Leaders: Don Kieser (1-3), Bruce Hiroshima (4-16), West Evans (17-25)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: West Evans; Heat 2: Chuck West

Ventura Raceway does not calculate points for this class

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Report Created by Ventura Raceway Scoring Program
Report Created: 09/16/2012 00:16



 


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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