This Saturday, it is the “Salute to the 2019 Fair”, which will feature the VRA Sprint Cars, Dwarf Cars, IMCA Modifieds, Hobby Stocks and the ever-popular Demolition Derby! Since Ventura Raceway is not a part of the Ventura County Fair this year, we are celebrating the fair in style with this evening of Demo Derby for all it’s fans.
After this week’s race, Ventura Raceway has the AJ Memorial Flat Track races. We expect over 250 bikes to show up for this Annual Event! You can’t miss this spectacular show of Extreme Side Cars, Flat Track twins and singles Speedway. This is the California Cup Round 4. After July 20th, Ventura Raceway is dark until August 24th after the Ventura County Fair.
The 79th Annual Turkey Night Grand Prix reserved seat tickets are on sale now for $45 each and are the top half of the grandstands. General admission tickets are also on sale. Wednesday tickets can be purchased as a two day pass for $5 off the normal general admission price with your reserved seat. You can also group it together with a half price pit pass for Thursday’s show for only $25! Seats are going fast so be sure to login to the Event Brite site to pick yours today or call Tami at (805) 648-7223. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/79th-annual-turkey-night-grand-prix-tickets-55354303211
(Oxnard, CA 6-28-2019) Ventura Raceway is proud to present the Fifth Annual A J Herrera Memorial event on Saturday July 20, at 5:30 PM. This events salutes the memory of A J Herrera who passed away in 2014. A J was a fine young man and rider, who always supported the flat track events at Ventura Raceway. His family and friends have worked very hard to make this event one not to miss for race fans and riders who remember his excellent riding skills and great personality. As an addition to our regular program we will have a rider autograph signing session and added funding for the flat track professional racers in the Singles and Twins Divisions. Also making an appearance will be four of the wild extreme side car racers.
Flat Track Racers will compete in classes ranging from Kids 50cc all the way to Professional riders going for an added purse in the two Pro Open Classes, Singles and Twins. The pro races will likely draw many of the top flat track pros in California and the West. Speedway racers will race in the Vintage class only. As a part of the Speedway portion of the night, four of the wild and exciting two person Extreme Sidecars will also be racing. The event will take place at Ventura Raceway’s Ventura County Fairgrounds facility just off the 101 freeway in Ventura
For additional information on entry forms, with the list of classes to be run, rider entry fees and raceway rules please take a look at Ventura Raceway’s webpage, venturaraceway.com. You can download the entry form and rules from that location. Riders can pre enter for this event up until Wednesday July 17. Pits will open at 11:00AM on race day. Riders who might have a problem getting to the track to register for racing, before our entry cutoff time of 2 PM on Saturday, can solve this problem by pre-entering before the Wednesday cut off date assuring that they will be placed in an event at the race. All riders in all classes are required to have clearly visible number plates on their bikes. Without these the rider cannot be scored and will not pass pre race tech.
On race day the pit gates will open at 11:00 AM and front gates will open at 2:00 PM. Rider’s meeting will take place at 1:45 and then riders will go on the track at 2:10 for practice. There will be preliminary heats for kids classes and pit bike classes beginning at 3:45 and remaining heat races will begin at 5:30 after opening ceremonies at 5:00 PM. Admission for this event is $15.00 for adults, $11.00 for seniors, military and juniors with kids 12 and under free. For more information call Ventura Raceway at 805-985-5433.
4 USAC/CRA 410 Sprints, Senior Sprints, California Lightning Sprints, Focus/WMR Midgets
11 OFF NIGHT
18 VRA Sprint Cars, Dwarf Cars, Senior Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, Hobby Stocks, Motorcycles
25 OFF NIGHT
1 USAC 360 Sprints/ARP Battle of the Beach Race #2, Dwarf Cars, Senior Sprints, California Lightning Sprints, Hobby Stocks
8 VRA Sprint Cars, Dwarf Cars, IMCA Modifieds, T.Q. Midgets, Motorcycles
15 AMA National Speedway Championship Series presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys
22 USAC Midgets, Dwarf Cars, Senior Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, Focus/WMR Midgets
29 VRA Sprint Cars, Dwarf Cars, Senior Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, Hobby Stocks
6 VRA Sprint Cars, Senior Sprints, California Lightning Sprints, Hobby Stocks, FocusWMR Midgets
13 VRA Sprint Cars, Dwarf Cars, IMCA Modifieds, Hobby Stocks, Demolition Derby (Salute to The 2019 Fair)
20 Flat Track ( AJ Herrera Memorial )
VENTURA RACEWAY WELCOMES RUSS BROWN MOTORCYCLE ATTORNEY AS SPEEDWAY AND MOTORCYCLE RACE MAIN SPONSOR
Ventura Raceway have formed a partnership with the prestiguous company Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorney. The move secures that Speedway Motorcycle Racing will continue at Ventura Raceay, with Round 1 of the 2019 AMA National Speedway Championship Series being held on Saturday June 15th. The company will also be a main sponsor of the July 27th AJ Herrera Memorial Flat Track races, along with six other events featuring motorcyles in the 2019 season.
Russ Brown, known at the ‘original motorcycle attorney who rides’, founded the company in 1975. His lifelong passion for riding naturally led him to help his fellow bikers who were being taken advantage of in personal injury cases. As his attention to bikers’ rights propelled him into the limelight, he became known as the top motorcycle attorney in California, then in the US. In 2013, Russ was honored to become the first lawyer ever to be inducted in the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Hall of Fame.
Ventura Raceway promoter Jim Naylor enthused, “We are very excited to be entering into this partnership with Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorney, which we plan to make a long lasting relationship. It is just the injection we need to rejuvenate our Motorcycle program and we are starting with the AMA Speedway National on June 15th. We have run this showcase race, considered the best single speedway motorcycle event in the USA since 2013, but it was clear for it to continue and grow, we needed a team mate. We are very excited for the future and cannot wait to have them at our races.”
Ventura Raceway opened its car racing season to a good crowd of fans and a strong field of cars. After four months off, and last weeks rainout, the racers were ready to go and the night proved to be exciting and eventful. Competition was very close and hard fought from top to bottom in each class from the opening heat races to the final main events.