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March 16th, 2013 Results


Cody Swanson started the 2013 with a win. Great start on his way to defending his VRA Midget Championship


Joshua Vogt wins the Feature opening night of IMCA Modified racing.


Brent Stevens doubled up with another Pro Dwarf Car Feature win.


Mike Lewis won the Senior Dwarf Car Main.


Ashley Hazelton wins her first ever VRA Focus Feature.


Gary Curtis wins his second Hobby Stock Feature.


Zack Peterson overcame a blown engine in his #96 car and barrowed Andrew Greiman's #11 to take the Sport Compact Feature.


Nick Velasquez wins his second Junior Midget Feature.


JD Brown takes another Supercharger Mini Dwarf Car Main.


Garrett Egan wins his first Piston Main of the 2013 season.

Cody Swanson started 2013 with an exciting win

(March 18, 2013, Cliff Morgan, Ventura Raceway) OXNARD, CA - Ventura Raceway returned to action after its March 9 rainout with a full program of exciting short track racing action featuring six adult classes and our three division kid's class. Once again racing was excellent as our racers battled for points in the 2013 season.

Cody Swanson started the new 2013 with an exciting win over his cousin Jake Swanson and David Prickett in the 30 lap feature for VRA Midgets Saturday night. Swanson started outside of pole sitter Rick Hendrix who led from lap two to twenty-two. They battled until Swanson took the lead on lap 23 and went on to win. Hendricks fell back to a seventh place finish. Following Cody Swanson and Jake Swanson to the line were David Prickett, Scott Pierovich and Ronnie Gardner. Two heat races were run with wins going to Pierovich in heat one and Gardner in heat two.

IMCA Modifieds opened their season with two heat races for the 16 cars in the pits. Jack Parker took the heat one win and Josh Vogt took the win in heat two. The twenty lap feature was an all out dog fight with several different drivers battling for the lead. When all was said and done it was Josh Vogt taking the win over John Crow, Tom Smith, Robbie Witwer and 2012 track champion Jack Parker.

VRA Dwarf Cars were back on the track in two divisions, Seniors and Pros. There were 19 cars in Pros and 7 cars in Seniors. In Seniors, the 8 lap heat race went to Mike Neal. Their 20 lap feature went to Mike Lewis with George Calvo, Mike Neal, opening night race winner Bob Kaufman, and Bill VanPraag rounding out the top 5. In Pros it was Johnny Conley, Brent Stevens and Hannah Mayhew taking heat race wins. Brent Stevens took his second win of the new season in the 20 lap main. Following Stevens to the line were Chase Lippert, Lee Majors, Thomas Velasquez and Eric Alton.

VRA's new Hobby Stock Class continued their first season with five cars in attendance. Scott Dinger took the win in their one heat race. The 20 lap main event went to long time Ventura competitor Gary Curtis. Following Curtis to the line in the main were Scott Dinger, Ernie Malone, David Heurung, Tom Stephens Jr.

Ashley Hazleton took her first win in VRA Focus Midgets after race leader Brennan Rogers and Steve Brown got together in turn four as Rogers was lapping Brown. Brennan Rogers took their one heat race win. Twelve year old racer Courtney Crone made her first Focus start finishing second after a fine drive.

VRA Sport Compacts opened their season with 2012 season champ Zack Peterson tasking the win over James Adler, Mike Stanford, Jeff Stanton and Joel Chavez Jr. Heat race wins went to James Adler and Eric Griffin. Peterson had to overcome a mechanical breakdown with his primary #96 car early in the evening. He moved to the number 11 car and took win number one for 2013.

The final groups racing on opening night were our three kids divisions. In VRA Mini Dwarf Superchargers, J D Brown took the heat race win and the feature win. Following him in the feature was Bailey Hendricks. In Mini Dwarf Pistons the heat race and feature win went to Garrett Egan. Blake Hendricks, Zack Chavez and Dylan Neal followed him across the line in the main event. In VRA Junior Midgets, 2012 Mini Dwarf Supercharger champion Nick Velasquez took his second win of the season by taking the 15 lap feature and heat race win over Jake Aguiar.

Racing resumes next Saturday night March 23, with a full program of exciting racing featuring VRA Midgets, VRA Senior Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, Sport Compacts, Mod Lites, Go Karts and Sport Mods.


Ventura Raceway Race Results for 03/16/2013

VRA Midgets
Race #1 03/16/2013

Main Event Results: 1. Cody Swanson, Norco, 30 Laps; 2. Jake Swanson, Anaheim, 30 Laps; 3. David Prickett, Fresno, 30 Laps; 4. Scott Pierovich, Alamo, 30 Laps; 5. Ronnie Gardner, Norco, Ca, 30 Laps; 6. Rick Hendrix, Palmdale, 30 Laps; 7. Bruce Douglass, Ventura, 30 Laps; 8. Bruce Hiroshima, Camarillo, 30 Laps; 9. Randi Pankratz, Atascadero, 18 Laps; 10. Wally Pankratz, Orange, 18 Laps; 11. Kyle Smith, Moorpark, 1 Lap
Lap Leaders: Rick Hendrix (1-23), Cody Swanson (24-30)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Scott Pierovich; Heat 2: Ronnie Gardner

Top 10 in points: 1. Cody Swanson, 245; 2. Jake Swanson, 230; 3. David Prickett, 220; 4. Scott Pierovich, 215; 5. Ronnie Gardner, 205; 6. Rick Hendrix, 180; 7. Bruce Douglass, 175; 8. Kyle Smith, 160; 9. Randi Pankratz, 155; 9. Bruce Hiroshima, 155

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VRA Pro Dwarf Cars
Race #2 03/16/2013

Main Event Results: 1. Brent Stevens, Simi Valley, 20 Laps; 2. Chase Lippert, Thousand Oaks, 20 Laps; 3. Lee Majors, Simi Valley, 20 Laps; 4. Thomas Velasquez, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 5. Eric Alton, Simi Valley, 20 Laps; 6. Ira Henry, Bakersfield, 20 Laps; 7. April Banvelos, Sylmar, 19 Laps; 8. Hannah Mayhew, Acton, Ca, 15 Laps; 9. Shawn Egan, Saugus, 14 Laps; 10. Tim Conley, Oxnard, 12 Laps; 11. Tommy Velasquez III, Camarillo, 11 Laps; 12. Jason Horton, Oxnard, 9 Laps; 13. Tyler Blasher, 3 Laps; 14. Johnny Conley, Oxnard, 1 Lap; 15. Kevin Calvo, Agua Dulce, 1 Lap; 16. Jacob Ganzer, Murrietta, 1 Lap
Lap Leaders: Thomas Velasquez (1-2), Brent Stevens (3-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Hannah Mayhew; Heat 2: Brent Stevens; Heat 3: Johnny Conley

Top 10 in points: 1. Brent Stevens, 510; 2. Eric Alton, 415; 3. Chase Lippert, 385; 4. Johnny Conley, 365; 5. Lee Majors, 360; 5. Tim Conley, 360; 7. Thomas Velasquez, 345; 8. Kevin Calvo, 335; 9. Shawn Egan, 320; 10. Ira Henry, 315

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VRA Senior Dwarf Cars
Race #2 03/16/2013

Main Event Results: 1. Mike Lewis, Sunland, 20 Laps; 2. George Calvo, Agua Dulce, 20 Laps; 3. Mike Neal, Northridge, 20 Laps; 4. Bob Kaufman, Santa Clarita, CA, 20 Laps; 5. Bill Van Praag, Ventura, 20 Laps; 6. Keith Vondersaar, Acton, 20 Laps; 7. Tom Stephens Sr, Ventura, 19 Laps
Lap Leaders: George Calvo (1-13), Mike Lewis (14-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Mike Neal

Top 10 in points: 1. Mike Lewis, 475; 2. Bob Kaufman, 445; 3. Mike Neal, 430; 4. George Calvo, 405; 5. Keith Vondersaar, 380; 6. Bill Van Praag, 370; 7. Tom Stephens Sr, 330; 8. Rick Lapka, 10

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VRA Hobby Stocks
Race #2 03/16/2013

Main Event Results: 1. Gary Curtis, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 2. Scott Dinger, Simi Valley, 20 Laps; 3. Ernie Malone, Ojai, 16 Laps; 4. David Heurung, 8 Laps; 5. Tom Stephens Jr, Ventura, 7 Laps
Lap Leaders: Tom Stephens Jr (1-3), Ernie Malone (4-8), Gary Curtis (9-15), Ernie Malone (16), Gary Curtis (17-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Scott Dinger

Top 10 in points: 1. Gary Curtis, 495; 2. Scott Dinger, 480; 3. Ernie Malone, 435; 4. David Heurung, 405; 5. Tom Stephens Jr, 210

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Ford Focus
Race #2 03/16/2013

Main Event Results: 1. Ashley Hazelton, Northridge, 20 Laps; 2. Courtney Crone, Corona, 20 Laps; 3. Brennan Rogers, Camarillo, 17 Laps; 4. Steve Brown, Ontario, Ca, 17 Laps
Lap Leaders: Brennan Rogers (1-17), Ashley Hazelton (18-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Brennan Rogers

Top 10 in points: 1. Brennan Rogers, 460; 2. Ashley Hazelton, 285; 3. Wally Pankratz, 250; 4. Courtney Crone, 230; 5. Steve Brown, 210; 5. Christine Breckenridge, 210; 7. Clayton Ruston, 195; 8. Austin Blair, 0

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VRA Junior Midgets
Race #2 03/16/2013

Main Event Results: 1. Nick Velasquez, Camarillo, 15 Laps; 2. Jake Aguilar, Thousand Oaks, 15 Laps

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Nick Velasquez

Top 10 in points: 1. Nick Velasquez, 520; 2. Jake Aguilar, 235; 2. Mike Long, 235

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VRA Mini Dwarf - Pistons
Race #2 03/16/2013

Main Event Results: 1. Garrett Egan, Saugus, 12 Laps; 2. Blake Hendricks, Simi Valley, 12 Laps; 3. Zack Chavez, Santa Paula, 12 Laps; 4. Dylan Neal, Oxnard, 11 Laps

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Garrett Egan

Top 10 in points: ; 2. Blake Hendricks, 0; 2. Dylan Neal, 0; 2. Garrett Egan, 0; 2. Zack Chavez, 0

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VRA Mini Dwarf - Superchargers
Race #2 03/16/2013

Main Event Results: 1. J D Brown, Port Hueneme, 12 Laps; 2. Bailey Hendricks, Simi Valley, 12 Laps

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: J D Brown

Top 10 in points: 1. J D Brown, 515; 2. Andrew Orlando, 240; 3. Bailey Hendricks, 235; 4. Will Mimms, 215

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IMCA Modifieds
Race #1 03/16/2013

Main Event Results: 1. Joshua Vogt, Santa Maria, 20 Laps; 2. John Crow, Long Beach, 20 Laps; 3. Tom Smith, Lake Wood, 20 Laps; 4. Robbie Witwer, Ridgecrest, 20 Laps; 5. Jack Parker, Simi Valley, 20 Laps; 6. James Stowe, Ridgecrest, 20 Laps; 7. Steve Bulpitt, Culver City, 20 Laps; 8. Aaron Rodarte, Ventura, 20 Laps; 9. Randy Gens, Oxnard, 20 Laps; 10. David Phipps, 20 Laps; 11. Mark Davis, Ventura, 20 Laps; 12. John Romero, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 13. Chuck Costabile, Simi Valley, 18 Laps; 14. Brad Prows, Oak View, 16 Laps; 15. Dennis Eckert, Canyon Country, 16 Laps; 16. Marty McLaughlin, Thousand Oaks, 16 Laps
Lap Leaders: Brad Prows (1-2), Tom Smith (3-15), Joshua Vogt (16-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Jack Parker; Heat 2: Joshua Vogt

Top 10 in points: 1. Joshua Vogt, 40; 2. John Crow, 39; 3. Tom Smith, 38; 4. Robbie Witwer, 37; 5. Jack Parker, 36; 6. James Stowe, 35; 7. Steve Bulpitt, 34; 8. Aaron Rodarte, 33; 9. Randy Gens, 32; 10. David Phipps, 31

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VRA Sport Compacts
Race #1 03/16/2013

Main Event Results: 1. Zachary Peterson, Oxnard, 20 Laps; 2. James Adler, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 3. Mike Stanford, 20 Laps; 4. Jeff Stanton, Camarillo, 12 Laps; 5. Joel Chavez Jr., Santa Paula, 11 Laps; 6. Mira Cook, Camarillo, 7 Laps; 7. Cameron Dougan, Camarillo, 6 Laps; 8. Eric Griffin, 2 Laps; 9. Bruce Fink, Port Hueneme, Did not show
Lap Leaders: Mike Stanford (1-2), James Adler (3-4), Zachary Peterson (5-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: James Adler; Heat 2: Andrew Greiman

Top 10 in points: 1. Zachary Peterson, 255; 2. James Adler, 240; 3. Mike Stanford, 215; 4. Jeff Stanton, 200; 5. Joel Chavez Jr., 195; 6. Eric Griffin, 180; 6. Mira Cook, 180; 8. Cameron Dougan, 165; 9. Bruce Fink, 35

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March
2 VRA Sprint Cars, Senior Sprints, Dwarf Cars, Hobby Stocks, Focus, Junior Midgets & Mini Dwarfs
9 VRA Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, Sport Compacts, Mod Lites, Go-Karts, Quads, Sport Mods
16 VRA Midgets, Dwarf Cars, Hobby Stocks, Focus Midgets, Junior Midgets & Mini Dwarfs
23 VRA Midgets, Senior Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, Sport Compacts, Mod Lites, Go-Karts, Sport Mods
30 VRA Sprint Cars, Senior Sprints, Hobby Stocks, Focus Midgets, Ca. Lightning Sprints, Junior Midgets & Mini Dwarfs
April
6 Battle at the Beach - VRA /USAC Midgets, Dwarf Cars, IMCA Modifieds, Mod Lites, Focus Midgets, Go-Karts, Quads
13 OFF WEEKEND
20 Motorcycles & Quads (Oval & Motocross tracks)
27 VRA Midgets, Senior Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, Hobby Stocks, Sport Compacts, Go-Karts
May
4 VRA Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, Focus Midgets, Quads, Sport Mods, Junior Midgets & Mini Dwarfs
11 VRA Sprint Cars, Dwarf Cars, Hobby Stocks, Sport Compacts, Mod Lites
18 Battle at the Beach - VRA/USAC Midgets, Senior Sprints, Dwarf Cars, IMCA Modifieds, Focus Midgets, Go-Karts
25 Motorcycles & Quads (Oval & Motocross tracks)
June
1 VRA Sprint Cars, Senior Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, Hobby Stocks, Sport Compacts, Mod Lites, Quads
8 OFF WEEKEND
15 VRA Midgets, Senior Sprints, Dwarf Cars, Sport Compacts, Focus Midgets, Junior Midgets & Mini Dwarfs, NMRA TQs
22 VRA Sprint Cars, Dwarf Cars, IMCA Modifieds, Mod Lites, Go-Karts, Quads
29 AMA Speedway Bike National Championship Round TBA


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