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November 9, 2013 Results

Vander Weerd wins VRA Sprint Main

Richard Vander Weerd wins the VRA Sprint Car Feature driving the Victor Davis Sprinter tuned by Tommy Horne.

Steve Brown wins his first ever VRA Senior Sprint Main.

Danny Quinn wins the Hobby Stock Main coming out of the last corner.

Zack Peterson the 2013 Champion wins the Sport Compact Main.

Austin Blair wins his first VRA Focus Midget Feature.

Matt Jones wins another Go Kart Feature

Mike Long wins his second VRA Junior Midget Feature.

JD Brown wins another VRA Supercharger Mini Dwarf Car Feature.

Garrett Egan wins another VRA Piston Mini Dwarf Car Feature.

(November 10, 2013, Noel Dawson, Ventura Raceway) OXNARD, CA Richard Vander Weerd has not seen Ventura Raceway all year but he remembered quickly as he took a dominant victory in Saturday night's 30 lap VRA Sprint Car feature. Vander Weerd officially started 4th and led all 30 laps to a 2.5 second win in newly-retired Victor Davis' #13 Lucas Oil/Fast Undercar machine.
Jake Vail and Guy Woodward led the field to the first attempt at a start. Vail led into turn 3 when Woodward made contact with Vail sending both cars up the track collecting four more cars including points leader Greg Taylor and two-time 2013 winner Troy Rutherford. In all, six cars were collected at the top of turn 3 and all were able to continue except Woodward. On the restart, Luke Boles inherited the pole and Vander Weerd moved up to the outside pole with Vander Weerd taking the lead from the drop of the flag and driving away from the field. In the back, both Taylor and Rutherford were storming through the field as they attempted to make up lost ground from the first lap incident.
By lap 18, Vander Weerd had built a nearly half-lap lead over second running Boles and Rutherford had worked his way back to 3rd. Going into turn 1, Boles was the victim of an errant slide job by Rutherford that ended Boles' night with a broken front end and left Rutherford stopped in turn 1, ending his night as a result of the two stop rule. On the restart, Vander Weerd easily pulled away from Rick Hendrix, now running in 2nd. Vander Weerd went unchallenged over those final 12 laps to take the checkered flag. Hendrix came home 2nd, Taylor rebounded nicely to finish 3rd, Tom Hendricks was 4th, and Kyle Smith rounded out the top 5.
With only the final race of 2013 remaining, Taylor's points lead over Hendricks is now 175. After two straight DNFs, Woodward's title chances are slim but still alive, 250 back of Taylor. All Taylor needs to do is take the green flag of next weekend's Feature and he will clinch the 2013 VRA Sprint Car title. The evening began with Jace Vander Weerd taking Extreme Mufflers Heat #1 and Taylor taking Saldana Racing Products Heat #2
The Senior Sprints finished up their 2013 with a new face in victory lane for the second straight race. Steve Brown became just the third different driver to win a Senior Feature this year as he grabbed his first career Ventura win. Brown started on the pole and led all 20 laps. Ed Schwarz and 2013 champion Clif Warren battled throughout the race for 2nd with Warren taking the position on lap 17. The remaining two laps were not enough time for Warren to challenge for the lead as Brown cruised to victory. Warren was 2nd, Schwarz was 3rd and he took the evening's only heat race.
The Hobby Stocks concluded their first season back at Ventura in over ten years with the biggest field of the year, 14 cars. David Heurung tried to make the most of a night where his sponsor and family's company, Davmar Air Compressors, offered up division t-shirts to fans and drivers in attendance. Heurung started on the pole and led the first 19 laps. Coming off turn four to the checkered, Heurung's right rear tire went down, allowing Danny Quinn to catch and beat him to the line for the win. Quinn was a perfect three wins in three starts in 2013 at Ventura. Heurung held on for 2nd and Ernie Malone was 3rd. Ricky Dinger, son of 2013 champion Scott Dinger, came home 4th in his first ever start at Ventura. Former Sport Compact champion, Trevor Fitzgibbon took the win in heat #1 in his first Hobby Stock start and Tom Stephens Jr took heat #2.
Eight is great for Zack Peterson as he took his eighth Sport Compact win of the season. Teammate Andrew Greiman was 2nd and Trenton Morley was third. Greiman's runner-up finished allowed him to grab 2nd in points from James Adler by just 25 with one night of racing left. Eric Griffin took the heat race win.
Austin Blair's night in his Focus Midget did not start off well, making only one lap in his heat race after getting collected in an incident in turn 3. Blair made up for it in the feature as he led all 20 laps beating Courtney Crone and Calvin Carroll to the line. Crone took the heat race win.
Matt Jones is one step closer to the 2013 Go-Kart championship with a clean sweep of the night's racing with a heat win and his sixth Feature win of the year. Jones took the lead from Mike Evans on lap 4 and was never challenged. Justin Raper finished 2nd and Kenny Byers finished 3rd.
The Junior Divisions put another season in the books on Saturday night. Mike Long took the win in the 15 lap Junior Midget race. In the Mini Dwarf Superchargers, division champion JD Brown chased Sandy Brown until they encountered lap traffic which JD navigated better than Sandy and grabbed the lead. JD led the remaining laps for his eighth win of the year. Garrett Egan capped off a very successful 2013 with his sixth feature win in the Mini Dwarf Piston division.
Ventura Raceway will pull the curtain down on its 2013 season next Saturday night. The VRA Sprint Car championship will go down to the final race as Hendricks and Woodward get one last shot at taking down Greg Taylor. Mike Neal has wrapped up the Senior Dwarf Car title and Johnny Conley will try to wrap up the Pro Dwarf Car title. Ricky Lewis, David Knight, and Robert Peterson will look to wrap up their titles in Mod Lites, Quad Open, and Quad Sportsman respectively. The Sport Compacts and Go-Karts will have one final shot at grabbing a checkered flag.
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Ventura Raceway Race Results for 11/09/2013
MYLAPS Data for 11/09/13

VRA Sprint Cars
Race #13 11/09/2013

Main Event Results: 1. Richard Vander Weerd, Visalia, 30 Laps; 2. Rick Hendrix, Palmdale, 30 Laps; 3. Greg Taylor, Ventura, 30 Laps; 4. Tom Hendricks, Simi Valley, 30 Laps; 5. Kyle Smith, Moorpark, 30 Laps; 6. Jace Vander Weerd, Visalia, 30 Laps; 7. Charlie Butcher, Santa Barbara, 30 Laps; 8. Austin DeBlauw, lVentura, 30 Laps; 9. Bradley Morris, Romoland, CA, 29 Laps; 10. George Morris, 28 Laps; 11. Chris Meredith, Thousand Oaks, 28 Laps; 12. Ed Schwarz, Santa Fe Springs, 18 Laps; 13. Luke Boles, Goleta, 18 Laps; 14. Troy Rutherford, Ojai, 18 Laps; 15. Jake Vail, Ojai, 4 Laps; 16. Guy Woodward, Santa Clarita, 0 Laps
Lap Leaders: Richard Vander Weerd (1-30)

Heat Race Winners: Extreme Mufflers Heat 1: Jace Vander Weerd; Saldana Racing Products Heat 2: Greg Taylor

Keizer Aluminum Wheels High Point Award: Rick Hendrix
K&N Engineering Hard Charger Award: Kyle Smith
DJ Safety Hard Luck Award: Luke Boles

Top 10 in points (Adjusted): 1. Greg Taylor, 2730; 2. Tom Hendricks, 2555; 3. Guy Woodward, 2480; 4. Kyle Smith, 2095; 5. Rick Hendrix, 2040; 6. Luke Boles, 2035; 7. Austin DeBlauw, 1635; 8. David Taylor Jr., 1540; 9. Bruce Douglass, 1275; 10. Charlie Butcher, 1230


VRA Senior Sprints
Race #13 11/09/2013

Main Event Results: 1. Steve Brown, Ontario, Ca, 20 Laps; 2. Cliff Warren, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 3. Ed Schwarz, Santa Fe Springs, 20 Laps; 4. Chris Meredith, Thousand Oaks, 20 Laps; 5. Mike Cook, Long Beach, 20 Laps; 6. Greg Andrews, Fillmore, Ca, 19 Laps; 7. Wayne Heurung, 19 Laps
Lap Leaders: Steve Brown (1-20)

Heat Race Winners: SpinTech Mufflers Heat 1: Ed Schwarz

Top 10 in points: 1. Cliff Warren, 3245; 2. Chris Meredith, 2825; 3. Steve Brown, 2405; 4. Mike Cook, 2260; 5. Ed Schwarz, 1750; 6. Greg Andrews, 1260; 7. Wally Pankratz, 1145; 8. David Marini, 755; 9. Rob Kershaw, 240; 10. Victor Davis, 200


VRA Hobby Stocks
Race #15 11/09/2013

Main Event Results: 1. Danny Quinn, Ridgecrest, 20 Laps; 2. David Heurung, 20 Laps; 3. Ernie Malone, Ojai, 20 Laps; 4. Ricky Dinger, Semi Valley, 20 Laps; 5. Robert Lawler, Bakersfield, 20 Laps; 6. Tom Stephens Jr, Ventura, 20 Laps; 7. Sam Garvin, Oxnard, 19 Laps; 8. Rick Wilson, Semi Valley, 17 Laps; 9. Trevor Fitzgibbon, Camarillo, 17 Laps; 10. Tom Stephens Sr, Ventura, 14 Laps; 11. Cameron Dougan, Camarillo, 7 Laps; 12. James Brown, Oxnard, 6 Laps; 13. Kenny Haley, 2 Laps; 14. Mike Stanford, Did not show
Lap Leaders: David Heurung (1-19), Danny Quinn (20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Trevor Fitzgibbon; Heat 2: Tom Stephens Jr

Top 10 in points: 1. Scott Dinger, 3295; 2. David Heurung, 3220; 3. Ernie Malone, 3045; 4. Tom Stephens Jr, 2550; 5. Gary Curtis, 2350; 6. Sam Garvin, 1860; 7. James Brown, 1495; 8. Mike Stanford, 1160; 9. Cameron Dougan, 970; 10. Danny Quinn, 770


VRA Sport Compacts
Race #12 11/09/2013

Main Event Results: 1. Zachary Peterson, Oxnard, 20 Laps; 2. Andrew Greiman, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 3. Trenton Morley, Woodland Hills, 20 Laps; 4. James Adler, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 5. Eric Griffin, 19 Laps; 6. Mira Cook, Camarillo, 19 Laps; 7. Jeff Long, 19 Laps
Lap Leaders: Zachary Peterson (1-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Eric Griffin

Top 10 in points: 1. Zachary Peterson, 2900; 2. Andrew Greiman, 2410; 3. James Adler, 2385; 4. Mira Cook, 2125; 5. Bruce Fink, 1630; 6. Mike Stanford, 1435; 7. Eric Griffin, 855; 8. Heath Morton, 820; 9. Joel Chavez Jr., 350; 10. Cameron Dougan, 310


Ford Focus
Race #12 11/09/2013

Main Event Results: 1. Austin Blair, 20 Laps; 2. Courtney Crone, Corona, 20 Laps; 3. Calvin Carrroll, Andover, New Jersey, 20 Laps
Lap Leaders: Austin Blair (1-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Courtney Crone

Top 10 in points: 1. Brennan Rogers, 2620; 2. Wally Pankratz, 2250; 3. Courtney Crone, 1050; 4. Ashley Hazelton, 715; 5. Austin Blair, 465; 6. Christine Breckenridge, 405; 7. Dakota Dickerson, 210; 7. Steve Brown, 210; 9. Darin McCart, 200; 10. Clayton Ruston, 195


Race #10 11/09/2013

Main Event Results: 1. Matt Jones, 20 Laps; 2. Justin Raper, Paso Robles, 20 Laps; 3. Kenny Byers Jr, Ventura, 20 Laps; 4. Mike Evans, 20 Laps; 5. Cody Cook, Ventura, 19 Laps; 6. Douglas Lebow, Camarillo, Did not show
Lap Leaders: Mike Evans (1-3), Matt Jones (4-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Matt Jones

Top 10 in points: 1. Matt Jones, 2405; 2. Kenny Byers Jr, 2210; 3. Justin Raper, 2065; 4. Dylan Ito, 1660; 5. Steven Ito, 1075; 6. Cody Nigh, 815; 7. Douglas Lebow, 785; 8. Connor Lovingfoss, 730; 9. Tyler Stover, 705; 10. Brenden McCarthy, 530; 10. Kenji Ito, 530


VRA Junior Midgets
Race #11 11/09/2013

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

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Nick Velasquez

Top 10 in points: 1. Nick Velasquez, 2270; 2. Mike Long, 1950; 3. Jake Aguilar, 235


VRA Mini Dwarf - Superchargers
Race #11 11/09/2013

Main Event Results: 1. J D Brown, Port Hueneme, 12 Laps; 2. Sandy Brown, 12 Laps; 3. Will Mimms, 12 Laps; 4. Bailey Hendricks, Simi Valley, 9 Laps

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: J D Brown

Top 10 in points: 1. J D Brown, 2550; 2. Will Mimms, 1990; 3. Sandy Brown, 710; 4. Andrew Orlando, 495; 5. Bailey Hendricks, 465; 6. Eli Marshall, 0; 6. Isaac Marshall, 0


VRA Mini Dwarf - Pistons
Race #11 11/09/2013

Main Event Results: 1. Garrett Egan, Saugus, 12 Laps; 2. Zack Chavez, Santa Paula, 12 Laps; 3. Dylan Neal, Oxnard, 12 Laps; 4. Brandon Velasquez, 8 Laps

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Garrett Egan

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


Report Created by Ventura Raceway Scoring Program
Report Created: 11/09/2013 22:27

2 Motorcycles & Quads (Oval & Motocross tracks)
9 VRA Sprint Cars, Senior Sprints, Hobby Stocks, Sport Compacts, Focus Midgets, Go-Karts, Junior Midgets & Mini Dwarfs
16 VRA Sprint Cars, Dwarf Cars, Sport Compacts, Mod Lites, Go-Karts, Quads

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