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MOTOR SPORTS : Teaming Up, Weston and Voigt Win

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Teamwork was the theme of Friday night’s Stock Car program at Ventura Raceway.

Greg Voigt of Goleta set a track record for consecutive Street Stock victories, passing his teammate, Chris Tonoli of Santa Barbara, on the 14th lap of the 20-lap feature for his fourth consecutive victory and seventh in 11 races.

James Weston of Goleta, who built the engines for Voigt and Tonoli and is in his first year of Modified competition, held off International Motor Contest Assn. national points leader Ryan Cole of Santa Maria in a 15-lap race for his first Modified victory.

“That’s great,” Voigt said of Weston’s victory. “I’m glad he got his first on a night that I won.”

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At first, it looked like Tonoli was going to run away with the Street Stock feature as Voigt, who started eighth, picked his way through the pack.

Voigt moved into second on the sixth lap, and threw an inside pass on Tonoli nine laps later.

“We’re teammates, we’re good friends, and it’s [Tonoli’s] first year,” Voigt said. “I didn’t want to take his line, and I tried to make [the pass] as clean as possible.”

William Kruft of Ventura earned his second victory in the 15-lap Pony Stock feature, and Nick Magley of Ventura took his first 15-lap Mini Stock victory.

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