Tristan Guardino collects the check and beautiful ARP Battle at the Beach Trophy.
Wally Pankratz had a great battle with Chris Meredith and came out on top to win the Senior Sprint Main.
Johnny Conley is just about unstoppable in the Dwarf Cars and wins another feature.
Trevor Fitzgibbon is on a hot streak and wins his third IMCA Modified Main of the season.
Mike Stanford wins the Hobby Stock Main and also was awarded the Demo Derby Trophy from the 2018 Fair.
West Evans takes the NMRA TQ Midget Main by edging out Chuck West.
Saturday night September 25th, saw the third ARP Battle At the Beach USAC/VRA 360 race of 2018. This race series, which will crown the King of the Beach in November at the Turkey Night Grand Prix, is always a top notch event featuring the best in 360 sprint car drivers going for the very special Battle at the Beach trophy awarded at each event. Also on hand Saturday night were the IMCA Modifieds, VRA Senior Sprints, VRA Dwarf Cars, NMRA TQ Midgets and VRA Hobby Stocks.
Eighteen USAC/VRA Sprint Cars were on hand. In qualifying, Austin Liggett led the field with a time of 11.983 seconds around Ventura’s 1/5 mile oval. They then ran three heat races with wins going to Austin Liggett in heat one, Tristan Guardino in heat two and Kyle Edwards in heat three. The thirty-lap feature was a fast and furious event with the win going to Tristan Guardino over Ryan Timmons, Kyle Smith, Steve Hicks and Charlie Butcher. Guardino’s win earned him the second Battle at the Beach trophy of the year. Timmons’ second place finish puts him in the lead to become King at the Beach. He leads Jake Swanson by 60 points after three races in this series within a series.
Thirteen VRA Senior Sprints were on hand Saturday night to continue their season. Two heat races were run with wins going to Tyler Hatzikian and Eddie Williams. The win went to past champion Wally Pankratz over Chris Meredith, Tyler Hatzikian, Eddie Williams and Tom Stephens Sr, After six races, Wally Pankratz leads by 30 points over Chris Meredith in the season long point battle.
A strong field of eleven IMCA Modifieds had two heat races, won by Trevor Fitzgibbon and Brad Prows. The 20 lap main event was a strong race, going to Trevor Fitzgibbon followed by Brad Prows, Dave Phipps, Jack Parker. Luis Espinoza and Donald Houghton. After seven races in 2018 season, Trevor Fitzgibbon leads Donald Houghton by 1 point.
Eleven VRA Dwarf Cars were on hand for their eighth race of the season. Two heat races were run with wins going to Johnny Conley and Jason Horton. The main event was a very good race that saw Johnny Conley take the win from his eighth place starting position over Trent Morley who led fifteen laps of the 20 lap feature only to be passed by Conley on lap 17. Following Conley and Morley across the line were Tommy Velasquez III, Nick Velasquez and Jason Horton. After eight races, Johnny Conley leads Jason Horton by 175 points.
The NMRA TQ Midgets made their first appearance at Ventura this season Saturday night. They ran two heats with wins going to West Evans and Bruce Hiroshima. The 20 lap feature went to West Evans over Chuck West, Scott Niven, Anthony Lopicillo and Kenny Wiley,
The final group running Saturday night was the VRA Hobby Stocks. Four Hobby Stocks were on hand to run one heat race, which went to Chris Whitford. Their 15 lap feature went to Mike Stanford over Mike Keebler, Chris Whitford and Tom Stephens Jr. After five races, Mike Stanford leads by Heath Morton 185 points.
Our next racing event will be Saturday, September 8th, with a full program of VRA Sprints, VRA Dwarf Cars, Senior Sprints, Hobby Stocks and Focus Midgets. For any questions or to reserve your Turkey Night Grand Prix tickets, please call 805-648-7223.
Ventura Raceway Race Results for 08/25/2018
VRA Sprint Cars
Race #7 08/25/2018
Main Event Results: 0. Jace Vander Weerd, Visalia, 0 Laps0. Tristan Guardino, Fremont, CA, 0 Laps0. Steve Hix, Ventura, 0 Laps0. Troy Rutherford, Ojai, 0 Laps0. Austin Liggett, 0 Laps0. Jake Swanson, Anaheim, 0 Laps0. Austin Ervine, 0 Laps0. Britton Bock, Calistoga, 0 Laps0. Ryan Timmons, Pleasant Hill, 0 Laps0. Tom Hendricks, Simi Valley, 0 Laps0. Ryan Stolz, Atascadero, 0 Laps0. Shannon McQueen, Tehachapi, 0 Laps1. Kyle Smith, Moorpark, 30 Laps; 2. Charlie Butcher, Santa Barbara, 30 Laps; 3. Joey Bishop, Camarillo, 30 Laps; 4. Jeremy Ellertson, Lawndale, 30 Laps; 5. Kyle Edwards, Fountain Valley, 30 Laps; 6. Rick Hendrix, Palmdale, 30 Laps
Top 10 in points: 1. Ryan Timmons, 670; 2. Jake Swanson, 610; 3. Austin Liggett, 580; 4. Kyle Smith, 575; 4. Tristan Guardino, 575; 6. Troy Rutherford, 470; 7. Rick Hendrix, 460; 8. Jeremy Ellertson, 450; 8. Shannon McQueen, 450; 10. Charlie Butcher, 435
VRA Senior Sprints
Race #6 08/25/2018
Main Event Results: 1. Wally Pankratz, Orange, 20 Laps; 2. Chris Meredith, Thousand Oaks, 20 Laps; 3. Tyler Hatzikian, El Segundo, 20 Laps; 4. Eddie Williams, El Segundo, 20 Laps; 5. Tom Stephens Sr, Ventura, 20 Laps; 6. Nate Robinson, Ventura, 19 Laps; 7. Greg Andrews, Fillmore, Ca, 19 Laps; 8. Bruce Hiroshima, Camarillo, 19 Laps; 9. Paul Mircik, 18 Laps; 10. William Holmes, 17 Laps; 11. Mark Shepard, 16 Laps; 12. Bill Badger, Canyon Country, 5 Laps; 13. Joey Bishop, Camarillo, Did not show
Lap Leaders: Wally Pankratz (1-20)
Heat Race Winners: SpinTech Mufflers Heat 1: Tyler Hatzikian; Saldana Racing Products Heat 2: Eddie Williams
Top 10 in points: 1. Wally Pankratz, 955; 2. Chris Meredith, 925; 3. Eddie Williams, 835; 4. Tom Stephens Sr, 750; 5. Tyler Hatzikian, 595; 6. Greg Andrews, 530; 7. Paul Mircik, 495; 8. Bill Badger, 375; 9. Joey Bishop, 305; 10. Rick Hendrix, 250
VRA Pro Dwarf Cars
Race #8 08/25/2018
Main Event Results: 1. Johnny Conley, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 2. Trent Morley, Woodland Hills, 20 Laps; 3. Tommy Velasquez III, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 4. Nick Velasquez, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 5. Jason Horton, Oxnard, 20 Laps; 6. Jeff Brink, Ventura, 20 Laps; 7. Tom Morley, Woodland Hills, 20 Laps; 8. Tommy Velasquez, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 9. Mike Long, Thousand Oaks, 20 Laps; 10. Tony Pellegrino, Simi Valley, 19 Laps; 11. Tim Morse, Burbank, 19 Laps
Lap Leaders: Tommy Velasquez (1), Trent Morley (2-16), Johnny Conley (17-20)
Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Johnny Conley; Heat 2: Jason Horton
Top 10 in points: 1. Johnny Conley, 1960; 2. Jason Horton, 1785; 3. Tommy Velasquez III, 1700; 4. Trent Morley, 1380; 5. Nick Velasquez, 1335; 6. Tommy Velasquez, 1295; 7. Tom Morley, 1280; 8. Tony Pellegrino, 1120; 9. Korey Cowan, 1110; 10. Jeff Brink, 1090
Race #7 08/25/2018
Main Event Results: 1. Trevor Fitzgibbon, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 2. Brad Prows, Buellton, 20 Laps; 3. Jack Parker, Simi Valley, 20 Laps; 4. Luis Espinoza, Castaic, 20 Laps; 5. Donald Houghton, Rosamond, 20 Laps; 6. Dennis Eckert, Canyon Country, 20 Laps; 7. Dave Phipps, Simi Valley, 20 Laps; 8. Scott Olsen, Ventura, 10 Laps; 9. John Romero, Port Hueneme, Did not show; 10. Andrew Greiman, Newbury Park, Did not show
Lap Leaders: Scott Olsen (1), Brad Prows (2-10), Trevor Fitzgibbon (11-20)
Top 10 in points: 1. Trevor Fitzgibbon, 252; 2. Donald Houghton, 251; 2. Luis Espinoza, 251; 4. Jack Parker, 247; 5. Andrew Greiman, 230; 6. Dave Phipps, 229; 7. Dennis Eckert, 179; 8. Austin Rodarte, 149; 9. Brad Prows, 132; 10. Aaron Rodarte, 106
VRA Hobby Stocks
Race #5 08/25/2018
Main Event Results: 1. Mike Stanford, Oxnard, 10 Laps; 2. Mike Keebler, Lompoc, 10 Laps; 3. Chris Whitford, Santa Maria, 10 Laps; 4. Tom Stephens Jr, Ventura, 10 Laps
Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Chris Whitford
Top 10 in points: 1. Mike Stanford, 960; 2. Heath Morton, 775; 3. Mike Keebler, 455; 4. Tom Stephens Jr, 425; 5. Tom Stephens Sr, 410; 6. Sam Garvin, 380; 7. Christina Garvin, 360; 8. Gary Rayburn, 260; 9. Mike Lewis, 255; 10. Chris Fritz, 235
Race #1 08/25/2018
Main Event Results: 1. West Evans, Moorpark, 20 Laps; 2. Chuck West, Clovis, 20 Laps; 3. Scott Niven, Moorpark, 20 Laps; 4. Anthony Lopicollo, Brea, 20 Laps; 5. Kenny Wiley, Payson, AZ, 20 Laps; 6. Bruce Hiroshima, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 7. Taelor McEwan, Santa Maria, 20 Laps; 8. Kevin Kale, Westminister, 20 Laps; 9. Dave Lambert, Port Hueneme, 20 Laps; 10. Ace Kale, Westminister, 20 Laps; 11. Don Brashier, Long Beach, 19 Laps; 12. Jason Arnolde, Santee, 18 Laps
Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: West Evans; Heat 2: Bruce Hiroshima
Top 10 in points:
Report Created by Ventura Raceway Scoring Program
Report Created: 08/26/2018 07:47
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