Tom Hendricks comes out for the first time this season and wins the Sprint Car Main.
Trent Morley wins the Dwarf Car Feature.
After having a tough nite, with a last lap pass, Trevor Fitzgibbon wins the IMCA Modified Main.
Scott Dobson wins his first NMRA T.Q. Midget Main at Ventura.
Zac Murray wins both 125cc & 150cc Motorcycle Mains.
Charles Lowes wins the 250-450 Motorcycle Main.
Ventura Raceway continued its 2019 season Saturday night, June 8th. On a clear evening, the drivers in four car classes and three motorcycle classes were on hand to continue season long battle to see who will be our champion in 2019. Fans in attendance witnessed some very exciting racing in every class from the opening heats to the final main events.
VRA Sprint Cars had 12 cars on hand. Tom Hendricks returned to Ventura Raceway to take the 30 lap Main Event over Trent Carter, Rick Hendrix, Jeff Fillingame, and Ricky Lewis. Hendricks took the lead from his pole position and led all 30 laps to claim the victory. They ran two heat races with wins being taken by Charlie Butcher in heat one and Kenny Perkins in heat two. Rick Hendrix now leads the point race by 120 points over Charlie Butcher ater seven races in 2019.
IMCA Modifieds were back for another round of competition with 10 cars signed into the pits. They ran two heat races, with wins going to Scott Olsen and Austin Grabowski. The 20 lap main event was very competitive race that saw Scott Olsen lead laps 1-8. He was passed by Austin Grawboski on lap nine. He led to lap18 when Trevor Fitzibbon passed him and went on to take the win. Following Fitzgibbon to the line were Austin Grawbowski, Jack Parker, Andrew Greiman and Luis Espinosa. After the race, Grawbowski failed to go to the IMCA claim area and was disqualified. After five races in 2019, Trevor Fitzgibbon leads Jack Parker by 6 points.
VRA Pro Dwarf Cars continued their season with 14 cars signing into the pits. They ran two heat races with wins going to Tommy Velasquez III and Zach Curnel. The Main Event saw Trent Morley take the lead on lap one and lead all the way to the finish. Following Morley to the line were Jason Horton, Tommy Velasquez III, Gage Cheek and Tom Morley. Horton now leads Tommy Velasquez III by 135 points in the series after 7 races.
NMRA TQ Midgets returned to Ventura for their second visit of 2019. They had eight cars in attendance to run two heats and a 20 lap main. The heat race wins went to West Evans and Bruce Hiroshima. The 20 lap feature went to Scott Dobson, his first win at Ventura, over Bruce Hiroshima, Chris Thomas, Scott Niven and Paul Sanders.
The three motorcycle classes had wins in their main events go to Zac Murray in both the 100c Pit Bike Class and the 150cc Pit Bike Class. Charles Lowes took the win in the 250/450cc Motocross Flat Track Class. These three classes will run again on June 15th, with the AMA Speedway Event.
Ventura Raceway returns to action on Saturday June 15th, with the first round in the AMA National Speedway Championship competition. Come watch all different divisions of motorcycles put on a great show!
Ventura Raceway Race Results for 06/08/2019
VRA Sprint Cars
Race #7 06/08/2019
Main Event Results: 1. Tom Hendricks, Simi Valley, 30 Laps; 2. Trent Carter, Terra Bella, 30 Laps; 3. Rick Hendrix, Palmdale, 30 Laps; 4. Jeff Fillingame, Santa Paula, 30 Laps; 5. Ricky Lewis, Oxnard, 30 Laps; 6. Evan Jonker, Ojai, 30 Laps; 7. Chris Meredith, Thousand Oaks, 29 Laps; 8. Kenny Perkins, Newport Beach, 21 Laps; 9. Charlie Butcher, Santa Barbara, 16 Laps; 10. Will Perkins, Oxnard, 0 Laps; 11. Ryan Stolz, Atascadero, 0 Laps; 12. Joey Bishop, Camarillo, 0 Laps
Lap Leaders: Tom Hendricks (1-30)
Heat Race Winners: Extreme Mufflers Heat 1: Charlie Butcher; Saldana Racing Products Heat 2: Kenny Perkins
Top 10 in points: 1. Rick Hendrix, 1605; 2. Charlie Butcher, 1485; 3. Kyle Smith, 660; 4. Joey Bishop, 655; 5. Kenny Perkins, 535; 6. Ricky Lewis, 510; 6. Chris Meredith, 510; 8. Brandon Wiley, 425; 9. Tyler Hatzikian, 420; 10. Bruce Douglass, 405
VRA Pro Dwarf Cars
Race #7 06/08/2019
Main Event Results: 1. Trent Morley, Woodland Hills, 20 Laps; 2. Jason Horton, Oxnard, 20 Laps; 3. Tommy Velasquez III, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 4. Gage Cheek, Valencia, 20 Laps; 5. Tom Morley, Woodland Hills, 20 Laps; 6. Nick Velasquez, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 7. Brad Curnel, Palmdale, 20 Laps; 8. Tommy Velasquez, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 9. April Banuelos, Sylmar, 20 Laps; 10. Bill Vint Jr., 20 Laps; 11. Jeff Brink, Ventura, 20 Laps; 12. Tony Pellegrino, Simi Valley, 19 Laps; 13. Tony Margott, Simi Valley, 19 Laps; 14. Zach Curnel, Palmdale, 16 Laps
Lap Leaders: Trent Morley (1-20)
Top 10 in points: 1. Jason Horton, 1600; 2. Tommy Velasquez III, 1465; 3. Nick Velasquez, 1455; 4. Trent Morley, 1440; 5. Tom Morley, 1345; 6. Jeff Brink, 1175; 7. Brad Curnel, 1025; 8. Tony Margott, 945; 9. Tommy Velasquez, 935; 10. Zach Curnel, 860
Race #5 06/08/2019
Main Event Results: 1. Trevor Fitzgibbon, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 2. Austin Grabowski, Riverside, Disqualified; 3. Jack Parker, Simi Valley, 20 Laps; 4. Andrew Greiman, Newbury Park, 20 Laps; 5. Luis Espinoza, Castaic, 20 Laps; 6. Dave Phipps, Simi Valley, 20 Laps; 7. Aaron Rodarte, Ventura, 18 Laps; 8. Kevin Hocking, Hungiton Beach, 12 Laps; 9. Scott Olsen, Ventura, 9 Laps; 10. Terry Hershberger, Corona, 9 Laps
Lap Leaders: Scott Olsen (1-9), Austin Grabowski (10-18), Trevor Fitzgibbon (19-20)
Top 10 in points: 1. Trevor Fitzgibbon, 185; 2. Jack Parker, 179; 3. Terry Hershberger, 172; 4. Andrew Greiman, 170; 5. Kevin Hocking, 162; 6. Scott Olsen, 159; 7. Austin Grabowski, 141; 8. Danny Lauer, 109; 9. Ryan Lauer, 108; 9. Dave Phipps, 108
Race #2 06/08/2019
Main Event Results: 1. Scott Dobson, Newbury Park, 20 Laps; 2. Bruce Hiroshima, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 3. Chris Thomas, La Habra, 20 Laps; 4. Scott Niven, Moorpark, 20 Laps; 5. Paul Sanders, Huntington Beach, 20 Laps; 6. West Evans, Moorpark, 0 Laps
Lap Leaders: Scott Niven (1-8), Scott Dobson (9-20)
Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: West Evans; Heat 2: Bruce Hiroshima
Top 10 in points:
Race #4 06/08/2019
Main Event Results: 1. Charles Lowes, 10 Laps; 2. Tyler Gray, 10 Laps; 3. Frank Gray, Ventura, 10 Laps; 4. Ray Richards, Fairbanks, Alaska, 10 Laps
Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Charles Lowes
Ventura Raceway does not calculate points for this class
Pit Bikes 100 – 125
Race #5 06/08/2019
Main Event Results: 1. Zac Murray, Ventura, 10 Laps; 2. Nicklas Langstrup, Santa Clarita, 10 Laps; 3. Adam Grabau, Ventura, 10 Laps; 4. Angel Soriano, Camarillo, 10 Laps; 5. Howdy Grabau, Ventura, 10 Laps; 6. Tom Ernsdorf, Panorama City, 10 Laps; 7. Tyler Dragonchuck, Ventura, 10 Laps; 8. Michael Schmitt, Ventura, 10 Laps; 9. Phillip Agoypiou, Valencia, 10 Laps; 10. Paul Vautrain, 10 Laps; 11. Jim Tietz, Camarillo, 7 Laps