Troy Rutherford wins the VRA Sprint Car Main.
Tommy Velasquez III wins the Dwarf Car Feature.
Donald Houghton wins the IMCA Modified Main.
Justin Gonzales wins his first Hobby Stock Main.
Jose Soto wins the Destruction Derby.
Saturday night July 13, saw an evening of exciting open wheel and stock car racing along with a Demolition Derby as Ventura Raceway held its salute to the 2019 Ventura County Fair. A full house of racing and derby fans saw drivers in four car classes on hand to continue the season long point battle in each class. Fans in attendance also witnessed exciting Demolition Derby action with a full field of cars crashing and bashing on the raceways clay oval.
VRA Sprint Cars had a small car count of seven cars on hand Saturday night. Ventura favorite, Troy Rutherford came out to race and took the wins in their one heat race and 25 lap main event. Rutherford took the win over Dylan Ito, Ryan Stolz, Rick Hendrix and Chris Meredith. After 10 races, Rick Hendrix continues to hold a large point lead over the rest of the VRA Sprint Car competitors.
IMCA Modifieds were back for another round of competition with 14 cars signed into the pits. They ran two heat races, with wins going to Terry Hershberger and Trevor Fitzgibbon. The 20 lap main event was fast and furious with past track champ Donald Houghton taking the win over Terry Hershberger, Luis Espinosa, Trevor Fitzgibbon and Austin Rodarte. After eight races in 2019, Jack Parker leads Terry Hershberger by 3 points.
VRA Pro Dwarf Cars continued their season with 12 cars signing into the pits. They ran two heat races with wins going to Tom Morley and Tommy Velasquez III. The main event saw Tommy Velasquez III take the 20 lap feature for his first win in 2019. He led his brother Nick Velasquez, Trent Morley, Tom Morley and Brad Curnel to the finish line. Jason Horton now leads Trent Morley by 85 points in the series after 10 races.
VRA Hobby Stocks was the final car class racing Saturday night. Seven cars signed into the pits. They then ran one heat race with the win going to Tom Stephens Jr. Their 20 lap main event went to fist time Ventura winner Justin Gonzalez. He was followed to the line by Ricky Lewis, Tom Stephens Jr., Jeff Houghton and Alyssa Smith. After 7 races in 2019, Tom Stephens Jr. leads Ricky Lewis by 155 points.
The final event of the night was a Demolition Derby featuring eleven cars. The cars crashed and bashed for a total of seventeen minutes with Jose Soto coming out the victor over Caleb Litton, Scott Ohnemus, Carl Clevenger and Michael Newcomb.
Ventura Raceway returns to action on Saturday July 20th, with the running of the Fifth Annual A J Herrera Memorial race for Flat Track motorcycles, Vintage Speedway and the wild Sidecars! The night will feature amateur and pro racers.
Ventura Raceway Race Results for 07/13/2019
VRA Sprint Cars
Race #10 07/13/2019
Main Event Results: 1. Troy Rutherford, Ojai, 25 Laps; 2. Dylan Ito, Ventura, 25 Laps; 3. Ryan Stolz, Atascadero, 25 Laps; 4. Rick Hendrix, Palmdale, 25 Laps; 5. Chris Meredith, Thousand Oaks, 25 Laps; 6. Brent Owens, Rancho Cucamunga, 25 Laps; 7. Gage Rucker, Truxton, MO, 7 Laps
Lap Leaders: Dylan Ito (1-6), Troy Rutherford (7-25)
Heat Race Winners: Extreme Mufflers Heat 1: Troy Rutherford
Top 10 in points: 1. Rick Hendrix, 2290; 2. Charlie Butcher, 1675; 3. Kyle Smith, 900; 4. Gage Rucker, 700; 5. Chris Meredith, 690; 6. Joey Bishop, 655; 7. Brent Owens, 575; 8. Kenny Perkins, 535; 9. Ricky Lewis, 510; 10. Tyler Edwards, 460
VRA Pro Dwarf Cars
Race #10 07/13/2019
Main Event Results: 1. Tommy Velasquez III, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 2. Nick Velasquez, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 3. Trent Morley, Woodland Hills, 20 Laps; 4. Tom Morley, Woodland Hills, 20 Laps; 5. Brad Curnel, Palmdale, 20 Laps; 6. Tim Conley, Oxnard, 20 Laps; 7. Tommy Velasquez, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 8. Tony Margott, Simi Valley, 19 Laps; 9. Tony Pellegrino, Simi Valley, 19 Laps; 10. Jason Horton, Oxnard, 17 Laps; 11. Shane Linenberger, 9 Laps; 12. Zach Curnel, Palmdale, Did not show
Lap Leaders: Brad Curnel (1-4), Trent Morley (5), Jason Horton (6-10), Tommy Velasquez III (11-20)
Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Tom Morley; Heat 2: Tommy Velasquez III
Top 10 in points: 1. Jason Horton, 2225; 2. Trent Morley, 2140; 3. Tommy Velasquez III, 2075; 4. Nick Velasquez, 2070; 5. Tom Morley, 1885; 6. Brad Curnel, 1485; 6. Jeff Brink, 1485; 8. Tommy Velasquez, 1440; 9. Tony Margott, 1340; 10. Zach Curnel, 1205
Race #8 07/13/2019
Main Event Results: 1. Donald Houghton, Rosamond, 20 Laps; 2. Terry Hershberger, Corona, 20 Laps; 3. Luis Espinoza, Castaic, 20 Laps; 4. Trevor Fitzgibbon, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 5. Austin Rodarte, Ventura, 20 Laps; 6. Dave Phipps, Simi Valley, 20 Laps; 7. Aaron Rodarte, Ventura, 20 Laps; 8. Kevin Hocking, Hungiton Beach, 20 Laps; 9. Scott Olsen, Ventura, 17 Laps; 10. Danny Lauer, Nipomo, 16 Laps; 11. Dale Sauter, Upland, 12 Laps; 12. Dennis Eckert, Canyon Country, 4 Laps; 13. Sam Garvin, Oxnard, 4 Laps; 14. Jack Parker, Simi Valley, 2 Laps
Lap Leaders: Kevin Hocking (1), Terry Hershberger (2-10), Donald Houghton (11-20)
Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Terry Hershberger; Heat 2: Trevor Fitzgibbon
Top 10 in points: 1. Jack Parker, 282; 2. Terry Hershberger, 279; 3. Trevor Fitzgibbon, 262; 4. Scott Olsen, 258; 5. Andrew Greiman, 245; 6. Kevin Hocking, 224; 7. Dave Phipps, 180; 8. Luis Espinoza, 148; 9. Austin Grabowski, 141; 10. Danny Lauer, 140
VRA Hobby Stocks
Race #7 07/13/2019
Main Event Results: 1. Justin Gonzalez, Bakersfield, 20 Laps; 2. Ricky Lewis, Camarillo, 20 Laps; 3. Tom Stephens Jr, Ventura, 20 Laps; 4. Jeff Houghton, Rosamund, 20 Laps; 5. Alyssa Smith, Norco, 16 Laps; 6. Mike Stanford, Oxnard, Did not show; 7. Ryan Changus, Fillmore, Did not show
Lap Leaders: Justin Gonzalez (1-20)
Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: Tom Stephens Jr
Top 10 in points: 1. Tom Stephens Jr, 1480; 2. Ricky Lewis, 1325; 3. Alyssa Smith, 1235; 4. Ryan Changus, 1200; 5. Jeff Houghton, 565; 6. Chris Whitford, 490; 7. Ricky Roberts, 345; 8. Justin Gonzalez, 250; 9. Matt McEwan, 240; 10. Justin Jackson, 235
Report Created by Ventura Raceway Scoring Program
Report Created: 07/14/2019 07:48
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