VENTURA RACEWAY : Crashes Mar Pony Stock Main Event


A 19-year-old Oxnard woman was taken to Ventura County Memorial Hospital complaining of head and neck pains and numbness in her face following a pair of first-lap crashes in Friday night’s 10-lap Pony Stock main event at Ventura Raceway.

Joanna Brown’s racer collided with a car driven by Oxnard’s Jim Jewett Jr. in the backstretch at the start of the race, touching off a seven-car collision, then she spun in Turn 3 on the restart, getting hit in succession by Jewett and Thomas Parker of Moorpark.

The race, originally scheduled for 15 laps, was cut short due to time constraints. The track has an 11 p.m. curfew.

There was a 10-minute delay as crews carefully removed Brown from her car and took her to the hospital, followed by another 15-minute wait until a backup ambulance arrived.


Brown was listed in stable condition at press time.

Randy Gens Jr. of Oxnard won the shortened feature, driving the same car that Tayo Sahagun used last week to win.

Tim Gill of Somis took the 15-lap mini stock main by one-quarter lap over Camarillo’s Gary Curtis.

James Weston of Santa Barbara outran points leader Paul Moore of Oak View for his fourth 20-lap street stock victory.