Kyle Smith is on a hot streak and wins another VRA Feature.

Waly Pankratz wins his second Senior Main of the season.

Johnny Conley wins two in a row, looking for number three at the Fair race.

Luis Espinoza puts the 09 IMCA Modified back in the winners circle.

Gary Curtis makes a rare appearance and wins the Hobby Stock Main.

Daniel Anderson, the defending Focus Midget Champion, shows up for the first time this season and wins the Feature.

Ventura Raceway continued its racing season Saturday night July 15, with six classes of racing action. Competition was very close and hard fought throughout the field of cars in each class.

In VRA 360 Sprints, 11 cars signed into the pits for the first VRA only event for them since May 20. The win in their 30 lap feature went to Kyle Smith over, Kenny Perkins, Guy Woodward, Charlie Butcher and Kyle Edwards. The VRA Sprints ran two heat races with wins going to Kyle Smith in heat one and Kenny Perkins in heat two. After five nights of competition in 2017, past champion Kyle Smith leads Charlie Butcher by 240 points.

VRA Senior Sprint action saw Wally Pankratz take his second main event in a row over a field of seven cars. He finished ahead of Chris Meredith, Ed Schwarz, Steve Brown and Greg Andrews. They ran one heat race with win going to Wally Pankratz. After six races in 2017, Wally Pankratz leads Ed Schwarz by 65 points and Steve Brown by 105 points.

There were 17 dwarf cars signed in for the VRA Dwarf Cars races Saturday night. Past Champion Johnny Conley took his second win in a row Saturday night over brother Tim Conley, Tommy Velasquez III, Tom Stephens Jr., and Gage Cheek in their 20 lap main event. The race was a fast and furious race that saw 12 of the seventeen starters finish on the lead lap. Their three heat races went to Tim Conley in heat one, Johnny Conley took heat two and Tom Stephens Jr. took heat three After 8 races this season, Johnny Conley leads the point race by 85 points over his dad David Conley and by 95 points over his brother Tim Conley.

IMCA Modified action saw a field of 9 cars take the green flag for their 20 lap feature. Justin Dunn took his second win of the season over Luis Espinoza, David Phipps, Loren DeArmond and Chuck Costabile. Austin Rodarte took heat race one and Aaron Rodarte took heat race two. After eight races in 2017 Luis Espinoza leads David Phipps by 39 points in their point race.

Thirteen VRA and USAC Focus Midgets took to the track Saturday night. They ran two heat races which were won by Max Guilford in heat one and Mike Leach in heat two. Their twenty lap main event went to past track champion Daniel Anderson over Jess Love IV, Adam Lemke, Max Guilford and Tom Patterson.

The final class competing Saturday night was the VRA Hobby Stocks. Gary Curtis came out of retirement to dominate the 20 lap feature taking the win over Mike Stanford, Gary Garvin, Christina Garvin and Sam Garvin. Curtis also took their one heat race. After 6 races. Sam Garvin holds the point lead by 70 points over his dad Gary Garvin.

Ventura Raceway will hold its next flat track event next week Saturday July 22, as it hosts the third annual A J Herrera Memorial race. This race will feature flat track racing in classes ranging from kids to AMA level Professional riders racing in singles and twins. For more information on his event take a look at the information posted on our webpage.

Ventura Raceway Race Results for 07/15/2017

VRA Sprint Cars
Race #5 07/15/2017

Main Event Results: 0. Greg Andrews, Fillmore, Ca, 0 Laps1. Kyle Smith, Moorpark, 30 Laps; 2. Kenny Perkins, Newport Beach, 30 Laps; 3. Guy Woodward, Santa Clarita, 30 Laps; 4. Charlie Butcher, Santa Barbara, 30 Laps; 5. Kyle Edwards, Fountain Valley, 30 Laps; 6. Rick Hendrix, Palmdale, 30 Laps; 7. Jeremy Ellertson, Lawndale, 30 Laps; 8. Max Guilford, New Zealand, 30 Laps; 9. Reed Broschart, Ventura, 28 Laps; 10. Johnny Shelton Jr., 13 Laps
Lap Leaders: Guy Woodward (1-20), Kyle Smith (21-30)

Heat Race Winners: Extreme Mufflers Heat 1: Kyle Smith; Saldana Racing Products Heat 2: Kenny Perkins

Top 10 in points: 1. Kyle Smith, 1150; 2. Charlie Butcher, 935; 3. Kenny Perkins, 930; 4. Rick Hendrix, 820; 5. Kyle Edwards, 755; 6. Tristan Guardino, 450; 6. Jake Swanson, 450; 8. Tom Hendricks, 410; 9. Jeremy Ellertson, 395; 9. Cody Majors, 395

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VRA Pro Dwarf Cars
Race #8 07/15/2017

Main Event Results: 1. Johnny Conley, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 2. Tim Conley, Oxnard, 20 Laps; 3. Tommy Velasquez III, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 4. Tom Stephens Jr, Ventura, 20 Laps; 5. Gage Cheek, Valencia, 20 Laps; 6. Trent Morley, Woodland Hills, 20 Laps; 7. Kody Cowan, Lancaster, 20 Laps; 8. Nick Velasquez, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 9. Tommy Velasquez, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 10. Zach Curnel, Palmdale, 20 Laps; 11. David Conley, Oxnard, 20 Laps; 12. Tom Morley, Woodland Hills, 20 Laps; 13. Korey Cowan, Lancaster, 19 Laps; 14. Chase Lippert, Thousand Oaks, 12 Laps; 15. Brad Curnel, Palmdale, 4 Laps; 16. Trevor Fitzgibbon, Camarillo, 2 Laps; 17. Jason Horton, Oxnard, 2 Laps
Lap Leaders: Chase Lippert (1-2), Tom Stephens Jr (3-17), Johnny Conley (18-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Tim Conley; Heat 2: Johnny Conley; Heat 3: Tom Stephens Jr

Top 10 in points: 1. Johnny Conley, 1705; 2. David Conley, 1620; 3. Tim Conley, 1610; 4. Nick Velasquez, 1555; 5. Jason Horton, 1535; 6. Tommy Velasquez III, 1525; 7. Tom Stephens Jr, 1320; 8. Trevor Fitzgibbon, 1315; 9. Trent Morley, 1305; 10. Tommy Velasquez, 1210

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VRA Senior Sprints
Race #6 07/15/2017

Main Event Results: 1. Wally Pankratz, Orange, 20 Laps; 2. Chris Meredith, Thousand Oaks, 20 Laps; 3. Ed Schwarz, Santa Fe Springs, 20 Laps; 4. Steve Brown, Ontario, Ca, 20 Laps; 5. Greg Andrews, Fillmore, Ca, 20 Laps; 6. Tyler Hatzikian, El Segundo, 20 Laps; 7. Eddy Williams, El Segundo, 19 Laps
Lap Leaders: Chris Meredith (1-18), Wally Pankratz (19-20)

Heat Race Winners: SpinTech Mufflers Heat 1: Wally Pankratz

Top 10 in points: 1. Wally Pankratz, 1365; 2. Ed Schwarz, 1300; 3. Steve Brown, 1260; 4. Chris Meredith, 1230; 5. Greg Andrews, 960; 6. Danny Parrish, 850; 7. Russell Martin, 710; 8. Smokey Stover, 515; 9. Chris Wakim, 245; 10. Randi Pankratz, 235

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IMCA Modifieds
Race #8 07/15/2017

Main Event Results: 1. Justin Dunn, Riverside, 20 Laps; 2. Luis Espinoza, Castaic, 20 Laps; 3. Dave Phipps, Simi Valley, 20 Laps; 4. Loren DeArmond, 19 Laps; 5. Chuck Costabile, Simi Valley, 16 Laps; 6. Jack Parker, Simi Valley, 4 Laps; 7. Aaron Rodarte, Ventura, 4 Laps; 8. Austin Rodarte, Ventura, 4 Laps; 9. Scott Olsen, Ventura, 4 Laps
Lap Leaders: Jack Parker (1), Justin Dunn (2-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Austin Rodarte; Heat 2: Aaron Rodarte

Top 10 in points: 1. Luis Espinoza, 296; 2. Dave Phipps, 257; 3. Jack Parker, 242; 4. Chris Crompe, 224; 5. Andrew Greiman, 198; 6. Justin Dunn, 172; 7. Scott Olsen, 161; 8. Austin Rodarte, 134; 9. Aaron Rodarte, 100; 10. James Stowe, 98

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VRA Hobby Stocks
Race #6 07/15/2017

Main Event Results: 1. Gary Curtis, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 2. Mike Stanford, Oxnard, 20 Laps; 3. Gary Garvin, Oxnard, 19 Laps; 4. Christina Garvin, Oxnard, 19 Laps; 5. Sam Garvin, Oxnard, 15 Laps
Lap Leaders: Gary Garvin (1), Gary Curtis (2-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Gary Curtis

Top 10 in points: 1. Sam Garvin, 1330; 2. Gary Garvin, 1260; 3. Christina Garvin, 1200; 4. Mike Stanford, 1185; 5. Heath Morton, 950; 6. John Romero, 380; 7. Ryan Avila, 345; 8. Gary Curtis, 260; 8. Travis Avila, 260; 10. David Bettencourt, 195; 10. Chris Whitford, 195

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Focus Midgets
Race #5 07/15/2017

Main Event Results: 1. Daniel Anderson, Los Angeles, 20 Laps; 2. Jess Love IV, Menlo Park, 20 Laps; 3. Adam Lemke, Hollister, 20 Laps; 4. Max Guilford, New Zealand, 20 Laps; 5. Tom Patterson, San Martin, 20 Laps; 6. Mike Leach, Foothill Ranch, 20 Laps; 7. Annie Breidinger, San Meteo, 20 Laps; 8. Ashley Hazelton, Northridge, 20 Laps; 9. Cody Gerhardt, Madera, 20 Laps; 10. Jessica Valentine, Cupo Beach, 19 Laps; 11. Tyler Slay, Watsonville, 19 Laps; 12. Jet Davison, Running Springs, 13 Laps; 13. Jackson Dukes, 9 Laps
Lap Leaders: Daniel Anderson (1-20)

Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Max Guilford; Heat 2: Mike Leach

Top 10 in points: 1. Jet Davison, 1080; 2. Mike Leach, 920; 3. Jessica Valentine, 775; 4. Daniel Anderson, 440; 5. Brandon Biggs, 430; 6. Kyle Beilman, 415; 7. Randi Pankratz, 235; 8. Mike Leach Sr., 230; 9. Jess Love IV, 225; 10. Mike Anderson, 220

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Report Created by Ventura Raceway Scoring Program
Report Created: 07/18/2017 07:14