Robby Josett wins the USAC Midget Feature.

David Conley wins the Dwarf Car Feature beating his two sons to the finish line.

Jeff Dyer wins the California Lightning Sprint Main.

Ventura Raceway concluded its 2016 regular season Saturday night October 29, with an outstanding night of racing featuring USAC Midgets, California Lightning Sprints and VRA Pro Dwarf Cars. The crowd in attendance was witness to some of the best racing at the track all season.

USAC Midgets were the headline show Saturday as the midget drivers an crews prepare themselves for the 76th Turkey Night Grand Prix set to run on Thanksgiving night, Thursday October 24, with a preliminary event for sprint cars with midget practice on Wednesday October 23.  Twenty-five midgets were on hand to compete on Ventura’s 1/5 mile clay oval.  The midgets held single-car qualifying with point leader Ronnie Gardner setting quick time with a lap of 12.039 seconds.  Heat race wins went to Alex Schutte in heat one, Cory Elliott in heat two and Kevin Thomas Jr. in heat three.  The 30 lap main event was a fast and furious affair with Robby Josette taking the win from his outside front row starting position.  Ronnie Gardner finished second moving from 6th place starting position.  Finishing third through fifth were Cory Elliott, Cody Swanson and Michael Faccinto.  The night saw several red flags after cars flipped on the track. Frankie Guerrini flipped in heat race one.  Jake Swanson, Alex Schutte and Terry Nichols flipped in the feature.  Ronnie Gardner came out of the night still leading the USAC Western States point battle with one race remaining at Bakersfield Speedway prior to their last race at the Turkey Night Grand Prix, here at Ventura Raceway, October 24.

VRA Pro Dwarf Cars finished their 2016 season with a great, exciting main event that saw David Conley hold off his sons Johnny and Tim to take the 20 lap feature win.  The second place finish by Johnny Conley allowed him to clinch the 2016 series championship over Tommy Velasquez III by 195 points.  Following the Conley family across the finish line were Gage Cheek and Tommy Velasquez III.  The Dwarf Cars ran three heat races with wins going to Jason Horton, Tommy Velasquez III and Tim Conley.  The top five point finishers in this class, this season, went to two families.  Johnny Conley finished first, brother Tim finished third, their dad David finished 4th.  The Velasquez family took second place with Tommy Velasquez III and his brother Nick Velasquez finished fifth in points.

The winged California Lightning Sprints ended their season as well Saturday with an exciting 25 lap main event that went to Jeff Dyer over Jarrett Kramer, Charlie Carracillo, new season champ Bobby Michnowicz and Jeremy Queener.  Their three heat races went to Jeff Dyer in heat one, Eric Greco in heat two and Pat Kelly in heat three.  These fast and very popular racers will be back in 2017 to thrill their fans with great racing.

Ventura Raceway will now be dark until Wednesday, November 23rd and Thursday, Novemer 24th, when we stage the 76th Turkey Night Grand Prix for USAC Midgets and USAC/VRA Sprint cars.  Watch our webpage and Facebook page for updates and race information as the date for this event comes closer.  Reserved seat tickets are now on sale for this prestigious event and are going fast!  For ticket sales and race information please call Ventura Raceway at 805-648-RACE.

Ventura Raceway Race Results for 10/29/2016

VRA Pro Dwarf Cars
Race #17     10/29/2016

Main Event Results: 1. David Conley, Oxnard, 20 Laps; 2. Johnny Conley, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 3. Tim Conley, Oxnard, 20 Laps; 4. Gage Cheek, Valencia, 20 Laps; 5. Tommy Velasquez III, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 6. Nick Velasquez, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 7. Trent Morley, Woodland Hills, 20 Laps; 8. Trevor Fitzgibbon, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 9. Korey Cowan, Lancaster, 20 Laps; 10. Brad Curnel, Palmdale, 20 Laps; 11. Tommy Velasquez, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 12. Jason Horton, Oxnard, 20 Laps; 13. Kody Cowan, Lancaster, 20 Laps; 14. Mike Keebler, Lompoc, 20 Laps; 15. Jeff Hinz, Saugus, 19 Laps; 16. Brian Barnhill, Santa Maria, 19 Laps; 17. David Taylor Jr., Moorpark, 10 Laps; 18. Mike Stanford, Oxnard, 7 Laps; 19. Tom Morley, Woodland Hills, 4 Laps; 20. Cody Black, Moorpark, 4 Laps; 21. Jeff Brink, Ventura, 4 Laps
Lap Leaders: David Conley (1-20)

Heat Race Winners:  Heat 1: Jason Horton; Heat 2: Tommy Velasquez III; Heat 3: Tim Conley

Top 10 in points:  1. Johnny Conley, 3610; 2. Tommy Velasquez III, 3415; 3. Tim Conley, 3315; 4. David Conley, 3200; 5. Nick Velasquez, 2875; 6. Jeff Fillingame, 2680; 7. Trent Morley, 2665; 8. Jason Horton, 2590; 9. Gage Cheek, 2515; 10. Tommy Velasquez, 2150


USAC Midget
Race #2     10/29/2016

Main Event Results: 0. Frankie Guerrini III, San Rafael, CA, 0 Laps1. Robby Josett, Santa Clarita, 30 Laps; 2. Ronnie Gardner, Norco, Ca, 30 Laps; 3. Cory Elliot, Bakersfield, 30 Laps; 4. Cody Swanson, Norco, 30 Laps; 5. Michael Faccinto, Hanford, 30 Laps; 6. Josh Lakatos, Pasadena, 30 Laps; 7. Danny Ebberts, Canyon Lakes, 30 Laps; 8. Randi Pankratz, Atascadero, 30 Laps; 9. Courtney Crone, Corona, 30 Laps; 10. Jake Hagopian, 30 Laps; 11. Tyler Dolacki, Madera, 30 Laps; 12. Marie Cofer, Pleasant Valley  NY, 30 Laps; 13. Kyle Smith, Moorpark, 30 Laps; 14. Robert Dalby, Anaheim, 30 Laps; 15. Nate Wait, 30 Laps; 16. Tyler Seaver, 29 Laps; 17. Cory Kruseman, Ventura, 14 Laps; 18. Terry Nichols, Delano, 14 Laps; 19. Kevin Thomas Jr., 10 Laps; 20. Alex Schutte, Redding, 9 Laps; 21. Jake Swanson, Anaheim, 2 Laps; 22. Ashley Hazelton, Northridge, Did not start; 23. Brennan Rogers, Camarillo, Did not start

Heat Race Winners:  Heat 1: Alex Schutte; Heat 2: Cody Williams; Heat 3: Kevin Thomas Jr.

Ventura Raceway does not calculate points for this class


Cal. Lightning Sprints
Race #9     10/29/2016

Main Event Results: 0. Johnny Conley, Camarillo, 0 Laps1. Jeffrey Dyer, Victorville, 25 Laps; 2. Jarrett Kramer, Santa Clarita, 25 Laps; 3. Charlie Caraccilo, Madera, 25 Laps; 4. Bobby Michnowicz, Lomita, 25 Laps; 5. Alec Bender, Ramona, 25 Laps; 6. Jeremy Queener, Torrance, 25 Laps; 7. Cody Nigh, Camarillo, 25 Laps; 8. Bruce Douglass, Ventura, 25 Laps; 9. Eric Greco, Palmdale, 25 Laps; 10. Pat Kelly, Chino, 25 Laps; 11. Dale Gamer, Anaheim, 24 Laps; 12. Craig Dillard, Oakdale, 24 Laps; 13. Danika Jo Parker, Oakdale, 24 Laps; 14. David Cardey, Riverside, 24 Laps; 15. James Heling, San Bernardino, 24 Laps; 16. Jon Robertson, Torrance, 23 Laps; 17. Jon Simms, Carlsbad, 23 Laps; 18. James Squire, Lakeside, 23 Laps; 19. Jon Squire, Lakeside, 23 Laps; 20. Kevin Michnowicz, Lomita, 19 Laps; 21. Wyatt Downing, Lakewood, 14 Laps; 22. Aiden Lange, Lakewood, 1 Lap
Lap Leaders: Jeffrey Dyer (1-25)

Heat Race Winners:  Heat 1: Jeffrey Dyer; Heat 2: Eric Greco; Heat 3: Pat Kelly

Top 10 in points:  ; 10. Jarrett Kramer, 0; 10. Jon Squire, 0; 10. Jeffrey Dyer, 0; 10. Zack Zauss, 0; 10. Bobby Michnowicz, 0; 10. Don Kuehner, 0; 10. Dan Hillberg, 0; 10. Mike Kotlinski, 0; 10. Jon Robertson, 0; 10. Alex Grigoreas, 0; 10. Pat Kelly, 0; 10. Dale Gamer, 0; 10. James Squire, 0; 10. Kevin Michnowicz, 0; 10. Jon Simms, 0; 10. Darren Hillberg, 0; 10. A. J. Bender, 0; 10. Cody Nigh, 0; 10. Bruce Douglass, 0; 10. Aiden Lange, 0; 10. Wyatt Downing, 0; 10. Eric Greco, 0; 10. David Cardey, 0; 10. Alec Bender, 0; 10. Johnny Conley, 0; 10. John Nelson, 0; 10. James Heling, 0


Report Created by Ventura Raceway Scoring Program
Report Created: 10/30/2016 17:57