Rick Hendrix wins the VRA Sprint Car Feature using all his asphalt skills on a drive slice track.
Bruce Douglass wins the Senior Main and finished second in the regular VRA Sprint Feature.
Trent Morley wins his first Dwarf Car Feature of the 2019 season.
Ryan Lauer wins the IMCA Modified Main for his first ever Modified Main at Ventura.
Alyssa Smith dominates the Hobby Stock Main and showed all how good a driver she is.
Stuart Durant won the Focus Main.
Tyler Edwards wins the first ever WMR Midget Main.
On a beautiful, cool night Ventura Raceway got back to racing after a two week layoff. With six classes in attendance the fans were in for a great night of racing action.
Nineteen VRA Sprint Cars signed into the pits to battle for points in the season long point battle. They then ran two heat races with wins going to Kyle Smith in heat one and Ricky Lewis in heat two. The 30 lap main event went to Rick Hendrix who led all 30 laps to take the win over Bruce Douglass, Tanner Boul, Kyle Smith and Tyler Williams. After three races in the new season, Rick Hendrix leads Charlie Butcher by 65 points.
VRA Pro Dwarf Cars continued their season, with 19 cars signed into the pits. They ran three heat races with wins going to Jeff Brink in heat one, Jason Horton in heat two and Tony Pellegrino in heat three. Trent Morley took the win in the 20 lap main event over Johnny Conley, Nick Velasquez, Tom Morley and Tim Conley. After three races in the 2019 season, Jason Horton leads Tommy Velasquez III by 40 points.
VRA Senior Sprints continued their 2019 season with 10 cars in attendance. Bruce Douglass returned to Sprint car action taking the 20 Lap main event victory over Danny Parrish, Chris Meredith, Brian Drollinger and Wally Pankratz. They ran two heat races with wins going to Greg Andrews in heat one and Brian Drollinger in heat two. After two events in 2019, Chris Meredith leads Danny Parrish by 30 points in the season point race.
VRA Hobby Stocks made their first appearance in 2019 Saturday night. The 20 lap main event went to Alyssa Smith, who passed Wayne Heurung on lap four and then led the field to the checkerd flag. Following her to the line were Chris Whitford, Ricky Lewis, Ryan Changus and Wayne Heurung. They ran two heat races which went to Alyssa Smith in heat one and Chris Whitford in heat two
A historic event took place Saturday night as the WMR Midgets ran their first ever night of competition with six of their new spec motored midgets in attendance. These midgets run an economical Ecco Tech Chevy motor. They put on a very good race in their main with all six cars completing the race with Tyler Edwards taking the win over David Prickett, Randi Pankratz, Dylan Ito and Jimmy May. They ran one heat race with the win going to Jimmy May. One focus midget ran the race and first place points went to Steve Durant. The other Focus Midget in attendance driven by Tim Foy did not start the main event for Focus Midgets which ran with the WMRA Midgets.
Ventura Raceway will return to action Saturday night April 20, with a full program of exciting racing featuring VRA Sprints, Dwarf Cars, IMCA Modifieds, Hobby Stocks and motorcycles.
Ventura Raceway Race Results for 04/13/2019
VRA Sprint Cars
Race #3 04/13/2019
Main Event Results: 1. Rick Hendrix, Palmdale, 30 Laps; 2. Bruce Douglass, Ventura, 30 Laps; 3. Tanner Boul, 30 Laps; 4. Kyle Smith, Moorpark, 30 Laps; 5. Tyler Williams, Salina Ok., 30 Laps; 6. Brent Owens, Rancho Cucamunga, 30 Laps; 7. Ricky Lewis, Oxnard, 30 Laps; 8. Joey Bishop, Camarillo, 30 Laps; 9. Charlie Butcher, Santa Barbara, 14 Laps
Lap Leaders: Rick Hendrix (1-30)
Heat Race Winners: Extreme Mufflers Heat 1: Kyle Smith; Saldana Racing Products Heat 2: Ricky Lewis
Top 10 in points: 1. Rick Hendrix, 710; 2. Charlie Butcher, 645; 3. Kyle Smith, 475; 4. Joey Bishop, 300; 5. Bruce Douglass, 230; 6. Tanner Boul, 220; 7. Danny Parrish, 205; 7. Tyler Hatzikian, 205; 9. Tyler Williams, 190; 10. Brent Owens, 185; 10. Ricky Lewis, 185
VRA Pro Dwarf Cars
Race #3 04/13/2019
Main Event Results: 1. Trent Morley, Woodland Hills, 20 Laps; 2. Johnny Conley, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 3. Nick Velasquez, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 4. Tom Morley, Woodland Hills, 20 Laps; 5. Tim Conley, Oxnard, 20 Laps; 6. Brad Curnel, Palmdale, 20 Laps; 7. Tony Pellegrino, Simi Valley, 20 Laps; 8. Bill Vint Jr., 20 Laps; 9. Tommy Velasquez III, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 10. Jason Horton, Oxnard, 18 Laps; 11. Zach Curnel, Palmdale, 18 Laps; 12. Tim Morse, Burbank, 16 Laps; 13. Korey Cowan, Lancaster, 2 Laps; 14. Jeff Brink, Ventura, 2 Laps; 15. Kody Cowan, Lancaster, 2 Laps; 16. Tony Margott, Semi Valley, 2 Laps; 17. Kevin Calvo, Agua Dulce, 1 Lap; 18. Eric Moore, Oak View, 1 Lap; 19. Shane Linenberger, Did not show
Lap Leaders: Trent Morley (1-20)
Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Jeff Brink; Heat 2: Jason Horton; Heat 3: Tony Pellegrino
Top 10 in points: 1. Jason Horton, 685; 2. Tommy Velasquez III, 645; 3. Nick Velasquez, 630; 4. Tom Morley, 585; 5. Trent Morley, 570; 6. Jeff Brink, 490; 6. Brad Curnel, 490; 8. Korey Cowan, 475; 9. Tony Margott, 430; 9. Bill Vint Jr., 430
VRA Senior Sprints
Race #2 04/13/2019
Main Event Results: 1. Bruce Douglass, Ventura, 20 Laps; 2. Danny Parrish, Anchorage, Alaska, 20 Laps; 3. Chris Meredith, Thousand Oaks, 20 Laps; 4. Bryan Drollinger, Lomita, 20 Laps; 5. Wally Pankratz, Orange, 20 Laps; 6. Bill Badger, Canyon Country, 20 Laps; 7. Greg Andrews, Fillmore, Ca, 20 Laps; 8. Paul Mircik, 20 Laps; 9. Mike English, Norwalk, 20 Laps; 10. Mark Shepard, 20 Laps
Lap Leaders: Bruce Douglass (1-20)
Top 10 in points: 1. Chris Meredith, 475; 2. Danny Parrish, 445; 3. Wally Pankratz, 440; 4. Greg Andrews, 375; 5. Paul Mircik, 340; 6. Mark Shepard, 320; 7. Bruce Douglass, 250; 8. Bryan Drollinger, 215; 9. Tyler Hatzikian, 205; 10. Tom Stephens Sr, 190
Race #2 04/13/2019
Main Event Results: 1. Ryan Lauer, Orcutt, 20 Laps; 2. Aaron Rodarte, Ventura, 20 Laps; 3. Terry Hershberger, Corona, 20 Laps; 4. Danny Lauer, Nipomo, 20 Laps; 5. Dennis Eckert, Canyon Country, 20 Laps; 6. Jack Parker, Simi Valley, 20 Laps; 7. Andrew Greiman, Newbury Park, 20 Laps; 8. Brandon Jennings, Lancaster, 20 Laps; 9. Austin Grabowski, Riverside, 12 Laps; 10. Kevin Hocking, Hungiton Beach, 8 Laps; 11. Trevor Fitzgibbon, Camarillo, 0 Laps; 12. Scott Olsen, Ventura, Did not show
Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Dennis Eckert; Heat 2: Ryan Lauer
Top 10 in points: 1. Danny Lauer, 77; 2. Jack Parker, 71; 3. Trevor Fitzgibbon, 69; 3. Austin Grabowski, 69; 3. Aaron Rodarte, 69; 6. Ryan Lauer, 68; 7. Andrew Greiman, 67; 7. Terry Hershberger, 67; 7. Brandon Jennings, 67; 10. Kevin Hocking, 63; 10. Dennis Eckert, 63
VRA Hobby Stocks
Race #1 04/13/2019
Main Event Results: 1. Alyssa Smith, 20 Laps; 2. Chris Whitford, Santa Maria, 20 Laps; 3. Ricky Lewis, Oxnard, 20 Laps; 4. Ryan Changus, Fillmore, 20 Laps; 5. Wayne Heurung, Ventura, 20 Laps; 6. Ricky Roberts, 11 Laps; 7. Tom Stephens Jr, Ventura, 7 Laps; 8. Christina Garvin, Oxnard, 5 Laps; 9. Gary Garvin, Oxnard, 1 Lap
Lap Leaders: Wayne Heurung (1-3), Alyssa Smith (4-20)