Troy Rutherford is just unbeatable now with three Sprint Car Features in a row.
Chris Meredith won his first Senior Sprint Main of the 2021 season.
This makes it four in a row for Jason Horton. Jason is undefeated in VRA Dwarf Cars this season.
Troy Morris III took the IMCA Modified Feature win and spoiled Trevor Fitzgibbon chance for a four-peat.
Dylan Potter wins his first ever IMCA Sport Mod Main event.
Dakota Brown won the Hobby Stock Main.
Saturday July 10th was a night of four-peats or was it? Trevor Fitzgibbon IMCA Modified racer and Jason Horton VRA Dwarf Car driver and reigning Champion were both looking to win their fourth Main in a row. With 15 cars in each division it would become a long night for both Trevor and Jason.
Trevor Fitzgibbon started fifth in his heat race and finished second to Troy Morris III. When the IMCA Main came around Trevor found himself starting eleventh and Troy was starting on the pole. Trevor drove so hard you could hear his engine hit the rev limiter on every lap, but at the end of 30 laps Trevor came up one position short, with Troy Morris III leading every lap for the IMCA Feature win.
The reigning VRA Dwarf Car Champion Jason Horton had a little easer time, but still had a 15 car field to contend with. Jason got off to a good start and won the second heat race. The number 93 Horton Family Dwarf Car rolled off for the 20 lap Main from third row inside. He took over the lead on lap eight after passing idol Mike Lewis and buddy Jeff Brink and put number four VRA Dwarf Car Main in the books. Jason Horton is now undefeated and has a four peat in the books.
No surprises in VRA Sprint Cars with Troy Rutherford in the house. Troy and Trent Williams won their respective heat races and in heat race number two Matt Meredith taking his first ever green flag in a race got up in the loose stuff in turn one and ended up in the crash wall with a very bent race car. The Sprint Car Main rolled out with Brandon Wiley taking the lead from the front row outside and leading the first 14 laps, then Troy took over the lead and never looked back for his third win in a row.
There was plenty of excitement in the VRA Senior Sprint Car heat race when Tyler Hatzikian found the right rear wheel of Chris Meredith’s sprint car and proceeded to flip into the turn one crash wall. Tyler was unhurt, but his sprint car suffered major damage. Tom Stephens lead the first seven laps and then was passed by Chris Meredith who bested Wally Pankratz to the checkered flag to win the VRA Senior Sprint Car Feature.
IMCA Sport Mods returned to Ventura Raceway for their second visit of the 2021 season. John Piker feature main winner June 19th won the second heat race. Dylan Potter won the first heat and went on to win his first ever IMCA Sport Mod Feature.
Bakersfield chose to not race because of excessive heat and we were joined by some new hobby stocks. Dakota Brown was the heat one winner and Zack Chavez won heat two. Dakota Brown came back to hold off Johnny Wood to win the VRA Hobby Stock Main.
The first Demolition Derby will be July 31st. Also on the card will be VRA Sprint Cars, Senior Sprints, IMCA Sport Compacts, Hobby Stocks, IMCA Mod Lites. For information check venturaraceway.com.
Ventura Raceway Race Results for 07/10/2021
VRA Sprint Cars
Race #4 07/10/2021
Main Event Results: 1. Troy Rutherford, Ojai, 20 Laps; 2. Brandon Wiley, Santa Maria, 20 Laps; 3. Trent Williams, Hesperia, 20 Laps; 4. Troy Degaton, Wickenburg, Arizona, 20 Laps; 5. Rick Hendrix, Palmdale, 20 Laps; 6. Camie Bell, Bakersfield, 18 Laps; 7. James Herrera, New Cuyama, 9 Laps
Lap Leaders: Brandon Wiley (1-13), Troy Rutherford (14-20)
Heat Race Winners: Extreme Mufflers Heat 1: Troy Rutherford; Saldana Racing Products Heat 2: Trent Williams
Top 10 in points: 1. Rick Hendrix, 620; 2. Troy Rutherford, 515; 3. James Herrera, 365; 4. Chris Meredith, 335; 5. Jacob Hodges, 245; 6. Brandon Thomson, 240; 7. Brandon Wiley, 235; 8. Bruce Douglass, 225; 8. Trent Williams, 225; 10. Troy Degaton, 210; 10. Travis Buckley, 210
VRA Senior Sprints
Race #2 07/10/2021
Main Event Results: 1. Chris Meredith, Thousand Oaks, 20 Laps; 2. Wally Pankratz, Orange, 20 Laps; 3. Mike Cook, Long Beach, 20 Laps; 4. Greg Badgewell, Yorba Linda, 20 Laps; 5. Tom Stephens Sr, Ventura, 7 Laps; 6. Tyler Hatzikian, 7 Laps
Lap Leaders: Tom Stephens Sr (1-7), Chris Meredith (8-20)
Top 10 in points: 1. Trevor Fitzgibbon, 157; 2. Jack Parker, 134; 3. Scott Olsen, 129; 4. Dave Phipps, 128; 5. Jared Domingos, 125; 6. Mike Stanford, 119; 7. Danny Lauer, 106; 8. Dennis Eckert, 89; 9. Rob Sanders, 76; 10. Austin Rodarte, 70
VRA Hobby Stocks
Race #3 07/10/2021
Main Event Results: 1. Dakota Brown, Bakersfield, 20 Laps; 2. Johnny Wood, 20 Laps; 3. Ryan Changus, Fillmore, 20 Laps; 4. Russel Wagner, 20 Laps; 5. Zack Chavez, Santa Paula, 20 Laps; 6. Cory Furr, Santa Paula, 20 Laps; 7. Wayne Heurung, Ventura, 20 Laps; 8. Tom Stephens Jr, Ventura, 19 Laps; 9. Jonathan Flippin, 9 Laps
Lap Leaders: Ryan Changus (1-3), Jonathan Flippin (4-8), Dakota Brown (9-20)
Top 10 in points: 1. John Piker, 78; 2. Dylan Potter, 74; 3. Matthew Mayo, 73; 4. Brian Baker, 72; 5. Aaron Farrell, 68; 6. Paul Harris, 63; 7. Jason Bannister, 39; 8. Tyler Bannister, 38; 9. Michael Black, 36; 10. Christian Copley, 33
Report Created by Ventura Raceway Scoring Program
Report Created: 07/10/2021 22:00
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