Trent Williams wins his second VRA Sprint Car Feature in a row.
Wally Pankratz wins both the October 5th and the October 19th Senior Mains and takes the 2019 Senior Sprint Championship.
Jason Horton wins his 5th Dwarf Car Main of the season.
Jeff Houghton wins the October 5th Hobby Stock makeup Main, his first ever Feature win.
Alyssa Smith just keeps on winning with another Hobby Stock Main.
Tyler Slay wins the WMR Midget Main.
Chris Thomas wins the NMRA T.Q. Midget Main and secures the 2019 NMRA T.Q. Midget 2019 Championship.
As we move into the final round of the 2019 season on October 26, the race on Saturday October 19, set up the season finale for many of the competitors still battling for the season championship in their respective classes. Still to be determined are the championships in the VRA Dwarf Cars and WMR Midgets at Ventura. Saturday night October 19, did determine the champions in the VRA Hobby Stocks and VRA Senior Sprints. The night also saw two makeup races for Hobby Stocks and Senior Sprints from the October 5, event that had the power outage ending the night’s racing.
VRA Sprints cars had seven cars in attendance Saturday night. They ran one heat race with the win going to 2019 season champion Rick Hendrix, Their twenty lap main event saw Trent Williams make it two wins in a row, taking the lead from the opening lap and leading all laps to the finish. He was followed to the line by Rick Hendrix, Kenny Perkins, Gage Rucker and James Herrera. VRA Sprints will conclude their season Saturday October 26.
VRA Senior Sprints ran two main events Saturday night due to a makeup race for October 5, and Saturday night’s regular event. In the makeup event Wally Pankratz took the win over Greg Andrews, Chris Meredith and Paul Mirick. The Seniors ran two heat races for the regular progream with wins going to Wally Pankratz and Greg Andrews. Their 20 lap main event was run with the win going to Wally PAnkratz. The win clinched the 2019 championship for him over Chris Meredith by 35 points. Following Pankratz across the line were Meredith, Paul Mirick, Greg Andrews and Nate Robinson.
The VRA Pro Dwarf Cars were on hand with 12 cars signed in to the pits. They ran two heat races with wins going to Jason Horton and Tom Morley. Their twenty lap main event saw Trent Morley lead early , but an incident with the 88 car on lap 15 caused him to restart from the rear. The incident gave the lead to point leader Jason Horton who then led to the finish to take the win over Kyle Cline, Tom Morley, Jeff Hinz and Trent Morley. With one race remaining in the VRA Dwarf Car season, Jason Horton leads Trent Morley by 140 points.
The up and coming WMR Midget Class was on hand with 12 cars in attendance. Two heat races were run with wins going to Greg Edenholm and Tyler Slay. Tyler Slay took the win in the twenty lap feature. He took the lead from Ricky Lewis on lap 12 and led the rest of the way to take his first win at Ventura Raceway. Following him across the line were Ricky Lewis, David Prickett, Brody Fuson and Randi Pankratz. After seven races at Ventura in 2019, David Prickett leads Randi Pankratz by 120 points with one race left on October 26.
VRA Hobby Stocks also had a makeup race to run Saturday night. In that race Jeff Houghton took the win over Alyssa Smith, Tom Stephens Jr., Rickey Lewis and Ryan Changus. The regular night Hobby Stock program had two reat races. The wins went to Ricky Lewis and Pat Fausel. With the season title on the line the twenty lap main event was a hard fought battle that saw Alyssa Smith take the win with Jeff Houghton, Ricky Lewis, Tom Stephens Jr. and Ernie Malone following her across the line. The championship was decided by fifteen points with Ricky Lewis taking the title over Tom Stephens.
The NMRA TQ Midgets were here Saturday to run two heat races and a twehty lap main event. Heat race wins went to Chris Thomas and West Evans. The 20 lap feature went to Scott Niven over West Evans, Jason Arnolde, Bruce Hiroshosima and Kevin Kale. Niven’s win clinched his first NMRA season championship.
Ventura Raceway will close its regular season Saturday night October 26, with a program featuriong USAC Midgets, VRA Sprints, Dwarf Cars, California Lightning Sprints and WMR Midgets, We will then have two more special events following this event. On Ssturday November 2, and Sunday Noveber 3, we will hold a two day dwarf car event headlined by a Monster Truck program. Then on Wednesday November 27, and Thursday November 28, we will hold the Turkey Night Grand Prix for USAC Midgets and USAC/VRA Sprint Cars. Reserved seating is now on sale for this prestigious event that saw Christopher Bell take the win over Kyle Larson last year.
Ventura Raceway Race Results for 10/19/2019
VRA Sprint Cars
Race #16 10/19/2019
Main Event Results: 0. Bill Jones, Santa Maria, 0 Laps1. Trent Williams, Apple Valley, 20 Laps; 2. Rick Hendrix, Palmdale, 20 Laps; 3. Kenny Perkins, Newport Beach, 20 Laps; 4. Gage Rucker, Truxton, MO, 19 Laps; 5. James Herrera, New Cuyama, 20 Laps; 6. Nick Diani, Santa Maria, 20 Laps
Lap Leaders: Trent Williams (1-20)
Heat Race Winners: Extreme Mufflers Heat 1: Rick Hendrix
Top 10 in points: 1. Rick Hendrix, 3540; 2. Charlie Butcher, 1675; 3. Chris Meredith, 910; 4. Kyle Smith, 900; 5. Gage Rucker, 895; 6. Brent Owens, 790; 7. Kenny Perkins, 750; 8. Trent Williams, 745; 9. Joey Bishop, 655; 10. James Herrera, 595
VRA Senior Sprints
Race #14 10/19/2019
Main Event Results: 1. Wally Pankratz, Orange, 20 Laps; 2. Chris Meredith, Thousand Oaks, 20 Laps; 3. Paul Mircik, 20 Laps; 4. Greg Andrews, Fillmore, Ca, 20 Laps; 5. Nate Robinson, Ventura, 20 Laps; 6. Mike English, Norwalk, 18 Laps; 7. Mark Sheppard, Las Vegas, NV, 17 Laps
Lap Leaders: Wally Pankratz (1-20)
Top 10 in points: 1. Wally Pankratz, 3245; 2. Chris Meredith, 3210; 3. Greg Andrews, 1630; 4. Paul Mircik, 1465; 5. Bruce Douglass, 1230; 6. Mark Sheppard, 1055; 7. Tyler Hatzikian, 1040; 8. Danny Parrish, 815; 9. Rick Hendrix, 735; 10. Mike English, 710
VRA Pro Dwarf Cars
Race #15 10/19/2019
Main Event Results: 1. Jason Horton, Oxnard, 20 Laps; 2. Kyle Cline, Hesperia, 20 Laps; 3. Tom Morley, Woodland Hills, 20 Laps; 4. Jeff Hinz, Saugus, 20 Laps; 5. Trent Morley, Woodland Hills, 20 Laps; 6. Brad Curnel, Palmdale, 20 Laps; 7. Jeff Brink, Ventura, 20 Laps; 8. Gage Cheek, Valencia, 20 Laps; 9. Shane Linenberger, 20 Laps; 10. Cameron Russell, Simi Valley, 20 Laps; 11. Tim Morse, Burbank, 11 Laps
Lap Leaders: Trent Morley (1-15), Jason Horton (16-20)
Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Jason Horton; Heat 2: Tom Morley
Top 10 in points: 1. Jason Horton, 3345; 2. Trent Morley, 3205; 3. Tom Morley, 2815; 4. Jeff Brink, 2505; 5. Brad Curnel, 2485; 6. Nick Velasquez, 2465; 7. Tommy Velasquez III, 2450; 8. Johnny Conley, 1990; 9. Tony Margott, 1770; 10. Tommy Velasquez, 1740
VRA Hobby Stocks
Race #13 10/19/2019
Main Event Results: 1. Alyssa Smith, Norco, 20 Laps; 2. Jeff Houghton, Rosamund, 20 Laps; 3. Ricky Lewis, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 4. Tom Stephens Jr, Ventura, 20 Laps; 5. Zack Malone, Ojia, 20 Laps; 6. Pat Fausel, Santa Maria, 20 Laps; 7. Sam Garvin, Oxnard, 19 Laps; 8. Dalton Houghton, Rosamond, 18 Laps; 9. Zack Chavez, Santa Paula, 10 Laps; 10. Ryan Changus, Fillmore, 6 Laps
Lap Leaders: Alyssa Smith (1-20)
Top 10 in points: 1. Ricky Lewis, 2340; 2. Tom Stephens Jr, 2325; 3. Alyssa Smith, 2250; 4. Ryan Changus, 1755; 5. Jeff Houghton, 1515; 6. Mike Stanford, 860; 7. Gary Garvin, 580; 8. Chris Whitford, 490; 9. Zack Malone, 365; 10. Ricky Roberts, 345
Race #7 10/19/2019
Main Event Results: 1. Tim Foy, Ojai, 20 Laps
Lap Leaders: Tim Foy (1-20)
Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Tim Foy
Top 10 in points: 1. Tim Foy, 1485; 2. Tres Van Dyne, 700; 3. Steve Durant, 255; 3. Mike Leach Jr., 255; 5. Mike Leach Sr., 215; 6. Marvin Mitchell, 185; 7. Wally Pankratz, 40
Race #6 10/19/2019
Main Event Results: 1. Scott Niven, Moorpark, 20 Laps; 2. West Evans, Moorpark, 20 Laps; 3. Jason Arnolde, Santee, 20 Laps; 4. Bruce Hiroshima, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 5. Kevin Kale, Westminister, 20 Laps; 6. Chris Thomas, La Habra, 20 Laps; 7. Ace Kale, Westminister, 20 Laps; 8. Don Brashier, Long Beach, 19 Laps
Lap Leaders: Scott Niven (1-20)
Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Chris Thomas; Heat 2: West Evans
Top 10 in points:
Western Midgets – WMR
Race #7 10/19/2019
Main Event Results: 0. Keoni Texeira, Honalulu, HI, 0 Laps1. Tyler Slay, Watsonville, 20 Laps; 2. Ricky Lewis, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 3. David Prickett, Fresno, 20 Laps; 4. Brody Fuson, Bakersfield, 20 Laps; 5. Randi Pankratz, Atascadero, 20 Laps; 6. Steve Hix, Ventura, 20 Laps; 7. Greg Bragg, Visalia, 20 Laps; 8. Blake Bower, Burntwood, CA, 20 Laps; 9. Greg Edenholm, Pacific Grove, 20 Laps; 10. David Raquenio, 20 Laps; 11. Jessica Swanson, Ventura, 0 Laps
Lap Leaders: Ricky Lewis (1-12), Tyler Slay (13-20)