For Immediate Release: 2-11-18
From: Ventura Raceway
(Oxnard, CA. 2-11-18) On Saturday, February 17th and Saturday, February 24th, Ventura Raceway will hold open practice sessions for ALL competitors planning on competing at its Ventura County Fairgrounds Facility in 2018. Also, new for this year, we will hold sessions for classes we don’t currently race – Go karts, Mini Dwarfs, Motorcycles and Quads. Pits will open at 12 Noon. These will be the only two practice sessions before the new season begins on March 10.
The Tentative Format for the event will be:
12 Noon Pits Open and Tech Sessions Begin: All participants must have their vehicles go through tech prior to going onto the track.
1:00 Short Driver’s Meeting
2:00-8:30 Tune and Test sessions with one or two similar type cars on track at a time for rest of the event.
Ventura Raceway returned to its regular racing schedule Saturday night May 14, with a full program of racing featuring VRA Sprints, VRA Dwarf Cars, IMCA Modifieds and the winged California Lightning Sprints. Competition was hard fought and very competitive, with a smaller than normal car counts in Sprints and Modifieds.
Saturday night May 7, saw a great night of short track racing, as Ventura Raceway held a very special event with USAC/CRA Sprint 410 Sprint Cars headlining the show. VRA Seniors Sprints and Focus Midgets were also there to complete a full night of exciting racing action.
Saturday night April 30 saw a great night of short track racing as Ventura Raceway continued its 2016 season. Competition in every class was very close and hard fought in each heat race, semi main and main event.
In VRA Sprints, 17 cars signed into the pits for their fourth race of the season. It was a night that saw visiting drivers take the honors in the main event. Brody Roa took the 30 lap feature over Jake Swanson, Luke Boles, Cody Majors and past VRA champ Kyle Smith. Roa and Swanson will be here next week on USAC CRA 410 sprint cars. Cody Majors led from the start to lap 19 when Roa did a perfect slide job to get the lead and go on to the win. A big crash on the opening lap brought out the red flag and took out several cars including 2015 champ Guy Woodward, Tyler Williams, Jesse Brown, Mikey Lovas and Charlie Butcher. Heat race wins went to Jeremy Ellertson in heat one and Mikey Lovas in heat two and Rick Hendrix in heat three. Hendrix now is leading in the point race by 80 points over Guy Woodward and 135 points over Jeremy Ellertson after four races.
17 Open Practice #1
24 Open Practice #2
3 OFF NIGHT
10 VRA Sprint Cars, Dwarf Cars, Senior Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, Hobby Stocks
17 Flat Track/Speedway/Quads
24 VRA Sprint Cars, Dwarf Cars, Senior Sprints, California Lightning Sprints, T.Q. Midgets
31 OFF NIGHT – Fairgrounds Spring Carnival
7 OFF NIGHT
14 California Lightning Sprints, Dwarf Cars, Senior Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, Focus Midgets
21 Open Practice
28 VRA Sprint Cars, Dwarf Cars, IMCA Modifieds, Hobby Stocks, Focus Midgets
5 USAC/CRA 410 Sprints, Dwarf Cars, California Lightning Sprints
12 OFF NIGHT
19 Flat Track/Speedway/Quads
26 OFF NIGHT