Bobby Michnowicz wins the California Lightning Sprint Main.
Danny Lauer wins his third IMCA Modified Fair Feature.
Johnny Conley finally takes the Dwarf Car Fair Feature.
Tyler Slay wins the Focus Main in a Honda powered Midget.
The 2018 Ventura County Fair Motorsports event was run in front of a full house on Wednesday, evening August 1st. The fans in attendance witnessed exciting racing and a few crashes throughout the evening.
IMCA Modifieds were on hand to run a 30 lap feature that had a $800 winner’s check waiting for the winning driver. Twenty two cars started the Main Event with Danny Lauer leading all 30 laps to take the win. He was followed across the finish line by Shane DeVolder, Austin Rodarte, Troy Morris Jr. and Aaron Rodarte. There were three heat races run, with wins going to Ryan Daves, Shane DeVolder and Austin Rodarte. Donald Houghton, who finished seventh now leads Luis Espinoza by 1 point after six races in 2018.
The winged warriors of the California Lightning Sprints ran a 25 lap Main Event with the win going to Bobby Michnowicz for the second year in a row. Seventeen cars started the feature. Following Michnowicz across the line were Brent Sexton, Sheldon Creed, Jarrett Kramer and Eric Greco. There were two heat races run with wins going to Aiden Lange and Bruce Douglass.
Fifteen VRA Dwarf Cars signed into the pits for the night’s action. They ran three heat races with wins going to Johnny Conley, Jason Horton and Tim Conley. They then ran a twenty lap Main Event that saw Korey Cowan jump out front and lead the first 10 laps. Johnny Conley then took the lead and led to the finish to take the win over Tommy Velasquez III, Trent Morley, Korey Cowan and John Nock. Johnny Conley now leads the series by 105 points over Jason Horton after seven races in 2018
USAC/VRA Focus Midgets were the final oval racing class Wednesday night. Eight cars were there to run two heat races won by Keoni Tereria and Jimmy May. Their 20 lap feature went to Tyler Slay over Jimmy May, Keoni Texeria, Joey Lest and Mike Leach. Mike Leach now leads Keoni Texeria by 260 points after five races in 2018.
The final event of the night was an eight car destruction derby. For 14 minutes, these cars crashed and bashed each other to see who would be the last car running. When all was said and done, the win went to Mike Stanford and John Moore in a race declared a draw with the final cars locked together and were unable to separate themselves. Finishing third through fifth were Scot Dudley, Michael Newcomb and James Muldoon.
Ventura Raceway will now take a break in their racing season for the running of the FAIR. We will resume racing on Saturday August 25th, with a full program featuring USAC/VRA 360 Sprints in the third race of the 2018 Battle at the Beach, Senior Sprints, Dwarf Cars, IMCA Modifieds, Hobby Stocks and TQ Midgets.
Ventura Raceway Race Results for 08/01/2018
Race #6 08/01/2018
Main Event Results: 1. Danny Lauer, Nipomo, 30 Laps; 2. Shane DeVolder, Pacifica, 30 Laps; 3. Austin Rodarte, Ventura, 30 Laps; 4. Troy Morris Jr, Bakersfield, 30 Laps; 5. Aaron Rodarte, Ventura, 30 Laps; 6. Luis Espinoza, Castaic, 30 Laps; 7. Donald Houghton, Rosamond, 30 Laps; 8. Trevor Fitzgibbon, Camarillo, 30 Laps; 9. Jack Parker, Simi Valley, 30 Laps; 10. Brad Prows, Buellton, 30 Laps; 11. John Romero, Port Hueneme, 30 Laps; 12. Ryan Daves, Bakersfield, 19 Laps; 13. Chett Reeves, Bakersfield, 19 Laps; 14. Brandon Hoekstra, Oxnard, 19 Laps; 15. Chuck Costabile, Simi Valley, 19 Laps; 16. Andrew Greiman, Newbury Park, 18 Laps; 17. Jake Pike, 18 Laps; 18. James Cory, Manifee, 17 Laps; 19. Terry Hershberger, Corona, 16 Laps; 20. John Walton, San Diego, 15 Laps; 21. Clint Reichenbach, Santa Maria, 4 Laps; 22. Dave Phipps, Simi Valley, 4 Laps
Lap Leaders: Danny Lauer (1-30)
Top 10 in points: 1. Donald Houghton, 215; 2. Luis Espinoza, 214; 3. Trevor Fitzgibbon, 212; 4. Jack Parker, 209; 5. Andrew Greiman, 199; 6. Dave Phipps, 195; 7. Austin Rodarte, 149; 8. Dennis Eckert, 144; 9. Aaron Rodarte, 106; 10. Brandon Hoekstra, 96
VRA Pro Dwarf Cars
Race #7 08/01/2018
Main Event Results: 1. Johnny Conley, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 2. Tommy Velasquez III, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 3. Trent Morley, Woodland Hills, 20 Laps; 4. Korey Cowan, Lancaster, 20 Laps; 5. John Nock, Newhall, 20 Laps; 6. Tim Conley, Oxnard, 20 Laps; 7. Jason Horton, Oxnard, 20 Laps; 8. Tom Morley, Woodland Hills, 20 Laps; 9. Jeff Brink, Ventura, 20 Laps; 10. Tony Pellegrino, Simi Valley, 20 Laps; 11. Tommy Velasquez, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 12. Nick Velasquez, Camarillo, 19 Laps; 13. Tom Stephens Sr, Ventura, 15 Laps; 14. Kody Cowan, Lancaster, 13 Laps; 15. Tim Morse, Burbank, 12 Laps
Lap Leaders: Korey Cowan (1-10), Johnny Conley (11-20)
Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Johnny Conley; Heat 2: Jason Horton; Heat 3: Tim Conley
Top 10 in points: 1. Johnny Conley, 1700; 2. Jason Horton, 1580; 3. Tommy Velasquez III, 1485; 4. Trent Morley, 1155; 5. Nick Velasquez, 1140; 6. Tommy Velasquez, 1130; 7. Korey Cowan, 1110; 8. Tom Morley, 1100; 9. Tony Pellegrino, 970; 10. Kody Cowan, 955
Cal. Lightning Sprints
Race #4 08/01/2018
Main Event Results: 1. Bobby Michnowicz, Lomita, 25 Laps; 2. Brent Sexton, Lake Side, Ca, 25 Laps; 3. Sheldon Creed, Lakeside, 25 Laps; 4. Jarrett Kramer, Santa Clarita, 25 Laps; 5. Eric Greco, Palmdale, 25 Laps; 6. Bruce Douglass, Ventura, 25 Laps; 7. Cody Nigh, Camarillo, 25 Laps; 8. Pat Kelly, Chino, 25 Laps; 9. Robb Pelmear, Ventura, 24 Laps; 10. Dale Gamer, Anaheim, 24 Laps; 11. Frank Ditmar, Lakewood, 24 Laps; 12. Jeffrey Dyer, Bermuda Dune, 9 Laps; 13. Aiden Lange, Lakewood, 9 Laps; 14. Grant Sexton, Lakeside, 9 Laps; 15. Dominic Del Monte, Gardena, 5 Laps; 16. Wink Schweitzer, Bakersfield, 1 Lap; 17. Jon Robertson, Torrance, 1 Lap
Main Event Results: 1. Tyler Slay, Watsonville, 20 Laps; 2. Jimmy May, Ventura, 20 Laps; 3. Keoni Texeira, Honalulu, HI, 20 Laps; 4. Joey Iest, Madera, 20 Laps; 5. Mike Leach, Foothill Ranch, 20 Laps; 6. Tres Van Dyne, 20 Laps; 7. Randi Pankratz, Atascadero, 13 Laps; 8. Chris Tramel, San Diego, 1 Lap
Lap Leaders: Randi Pankratz (1-8), Tyler Slay (9-20)
Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Keoni Texeira; Heat 2: Jimmy May
Top 10 in points: 1. Mike Leach, 1100; 2. Keoni Texeira, 900; 3. Randi Pankratz, 845; 4. Phil Schack, 600; 5. Chris Tramel, 595; 6. Jet Davison, 435; 7. Jessica Valentine, 365; 8. Tim Foy, 340; 9. Gage Rucker, 325; 10. Tyler Slay, 255
Demolition Derby results 08/01/2018:
Tied for 1st – Mike Stanford and John Moore, 3rd – Scott Dudley, 4th – Michael Newcomb, 5th – James Muldoon, 6th – Corey Furr, 7th – Cary Dickerson, 8th – Cody Moore
Report Created by Ventura Raceway Scoring Program
Report Created: 08/01/2018 23:47
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