April 16, 1994 |
James Weston turned his prophecy into reality Friday night at Ventura Raceway, winning the 20-lap Street Stock main event by one-third of a lap. The Ventura resident blew a tire twice in last week's main, the second one coming when he hit a hole in the track in the first turn on the last lap after charging from last place to fifth. Afterward he vowed, "I'll get them next week." Weston did just that, taking the lead on the start from the second position and running wire to wire for the victory.
June 8, 2000 |
Two Ventura Raceway veterans from Goleta who first teamed in 1995 are dominating the top classes in the NASCAR weekly racing series at Irwindale Speedway. Chassis specialist Greg Voigt, 31, leads the super late model points standings and engine-builder James Weston, 34, leads the late model points standings. Each driver finished third in his class in 1999, their first full seasonof pavement racing.
October 3, 1993 |
Oak Park's Jim Moore recorded three victories Saturday night at Ventura Raceway, capped by a triumph in the 15-lap Street Stock race. Moore edged James Weston and maintains a 115-point lead with two racing days remaining for stock cars at the facility. Moore picked up wins in an IMCA heat race and the Street Stock trophy dash. Camarillo's Mira Cook won the 20-lap oval Pony Stock main event and closed to within 20 points of leader Scott Boucher Oak View.
August 20, 1994 |
Coming into Friday night's 20-lap street stock main event at Ventura Raceway, Bill Bartels of Los Angeles figured it was his turn to win a feature race during the Ventura County Fair, since his son, Ron Bartels of Hawthorne, did it last year. Bartels figured right, taking the lead on the third lap and coasting to his third victory.
April 15, 2001 |
Sean Woodside survived a demolition derby to take the checkered flag in the 50-lap Miller Lite Challenge, the first of two Food 4 Less Super Late Model main events in front of 4,620 fans at Irwindale Speedway. Woodside, who qualified seventh but started the race in the top spot, went wire-to-wire for the victory, holding off series rookies Nathan Wulff and former Late Model champion James Weston. Charles Utts finished fourth. The race was plagued by crashes from the beginning.
September 26, 1993 |
Scott Boucher of Oak View and Bob Hansen of Simi Valley each notched perfect evenings Saturday as both drivers won all the races in which they competed at Ventura Raceway. Boucher recorded his first-ever three-win night with victories in the Pony Stock main event, the Pony figure-eight main event and a heat race. Hansen also pulled off a hat trick, winning the Dwarf 20-lap main event as well as the trophy dash and a heat race. Points leader Boucher led the 15-lap Pony main from wire to wire.