Results 10-19-2019

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As we move into the final round of the 2019 season on October 26, the race on Saturday October 19, set up the season finale for many of the competitors still battling for the season championship in their respective classes. Still to be determined are the championships in the VRA Dwarf Cars and WMR Midgets at Ventura. Saturday night October 19, did determine the champions in the VRA Hobby Stocks and VRA Senior Sprints. The night also saw two makeup races for Hobby Stocks and Senior Sprints from the October 5, event that had the power outage ending the night's racing.

Sleepy Tripp and Gary Zarounian

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By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Ventura, California (October 3, 2019)………USAC West Coast Midget racing legends Sleepy Tripp and Gary Zarounian have been named as co-grand marshals for the 79th running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix on Thanksgiving Night, November 28, at California’s Ventura Raceway. Tripp, of Costa Mesa, Calif., scored more USAC Midget victories (total National and Regional) than anyone in history. His total of 161 lists him third on the all-time USAC list behind Rich Vogler (171) and A.J. Foyt (162). The 1986 inductee into the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame won a pair of USAC National Midget titles (1975 and 1976) and seven championships in USAC’s Western Midget Series.

Results 9-28-2019

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On a cool, breezy evening, the drivers in five car classes were on hand to continue the season long point battle in each class. Fans in attendance saw exciting racing in every class that competed Saturday night. VRA Sprint Cars had a small field of five cars Saturday night. 2019 series champ Rick Hendrix took their one heat race. Senior Greg Andrews won their one heat race. The main events for the two classes were combined with the regulars starting out front. A 25 lap main event then ran with the wins going to Trent Williams over Rick Hendrix, Brent Owens, Nick Diani and James Herrera in the regular VRA Sprints and Chris Meredith over Tyler Hatziakian, Greg Andrews and Wally Pankratz in Senior Sprints. Chris Meredith now lead Wally Pankratz by 20 points in Seniors after twelve races.

Results 9-21-2019

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Saturday night September 21, saw an evening of exciting open wheel and stock car racing along with a fifteen car Demolition Derby. A full house of racing and derby fans saw drivers in the four car classes on hand continue the season long point battle in each class. Fans in attendance also witnessed exciting Demolition Derby action with a full field of fifteen cars crashing and bashing on the raceways clay oval.

Results-7-6-2019

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Ventura Raceway was in action Saturday night July 6th, with a race program featuring VRA Sprints, VRA Senior Sprints, WMR/Focus Midgets, Hobby Stocks and Lightning Sprints. Once again a small field of VRA Sprints and Senior Sprints had the two classes combined for their 20 lap Main event. Five cars were signed in to each class for the night's action. The race was a hard fought battle in each of the two classes with Chris Meredith taking the Senior win over Wally Pankratz, Mike Cook, Mike English and Mark Sheppard. In the VRA Sprint portion of the event, Jeff Fillingame took his first ever win over Rick Hendrix, Brent Owens, Gage Rucker and Geoffrey Strole. The event was a strange one with Strole flipping on the warm up lap and Fillingame flipping at the checkered flag as he crossed the finish line. Fillingame emerged from his damaged racer to do his winners interview, expressing his joy in winning his first sprint car race ever. Heat race wins in these two classes went to Geoffrey Strole in Sprints and Wally Pankratz in Senior Sprints.

Results-6-8-2019

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Ventura Raceway continued its 2019 season Saturday night, June 8th. On a clear evening, the drivers in four car classes and three motorcycle classes were on hand to continue season long battle to see who will be our champion in 2019. Fans in attendance witnessed some very exciting racing in every class from the opening heats to the final main events.

Results 3-16-2019

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Ventura Raceway opened its new 2019 season on a cool, clear, breezy, Saturday night. Four car classes and three motorcycle classes were on hand to get the season underway. Fans in attendance were treated to some exciting racing as drivers began their season-long quest to see who will become track champions this year.

Results 9-15-2018

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Saturday, September 15th, saw the first appearance of the USAC Midgets at Ventura Raceway in 2018. On a beautiful Saturday night, race fans were treated to another night of exciting racing action. USAC Midgets, VRA Dwarf Cars, IMCA, VRA Focus and Senior Sprints were on hand to compete for points as the 2018 season winds down.

results 6-2-2018

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Ventura Raceway's 2018 season resumed Saturday night June 2, with a full program of exciting short track racing. The fans in attendance saw close, hard fought competition all night long from the opening heats to the final main events. VRA Sprint Cars, VRA Dwarf Cars, VRA Hobby Stocks, VRA Senior Sprints and IMCA Modifieds were on hand for a night of very competitive racing action.