Anthony Bruno Earns First Career Wmr Win at Ventura Raceway

San Jose’s Anthony Bruno opened the 2024 Western Midget Racing season with his first career trip to victory lane in a Midget, winning the 20-lap feature on Saturday night at Ventura Raceway.

Bruno shared the front row of the feature with series stalwart Kyle Hawse of Las Vegas, Nevada. Bruno charged past him and never relinquished the top position over the non-stop feature. The 21-year-old Bruno won in his second year in Midgets. His career started in Quarter Midgets and Micros before taking a five year hiatus from the sport. His successful return has culminated with this break though victory!

Todd Hawse of Moorpark stormed to second from fourth in his home track race, followed by 2023 WMR champion Bryant Bell of Oakley, Kyle Hawse, and Adam Weisberg of Santa Clarita. Bell won the eight-lap heat race.

Western Midget Racing has its first doubleheader weekend on the horizon at Ocean Speedway and Marysville Raceway on March 29 and 30.

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RESULTS: Ventura Raceway March 16, 2024

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 9-Anthony Bruno[2]; 2. 18-Todd Hawse[4]; 3. 09-Bryant Bell[3]; 4. 20-Kyle Hawse[1]; 5. 15-Adam Weisberg[5]; 6. 96X-Logan Mitchell

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 09-Bryant Bell[1]; 2. 9-Anthony Bruno[2]; 3. 20-Kyle Hawse[3]; 4. 18-Todd Hawse[5]; 5. 15-Adam Weisberg[4]; 6. 96X-Logan Mitchell[6]

2024 WMR Schedule – Subject to Change

March 16 Ventura Raceway – WINNER: Anthony Bruno

March 29 Ocean Speedway

March 30 Marysville Raceway

April 20 Bakersfield Speedway

May 4 Ventura Raceway

May 17 Ocean Speedway

May 18 Petaluma Speedway

June 7 Ocean Speedway

June 8 Petaluma Speedway

June 22 Ventura Raceway

July 12 Ocean Speedway Howard Kaeding Classic

July 13 Ocean Speedway Howard Kaeding Classic

July 26 Ocean Speedway

July 27 Antioch Speedway

August 9 Ocean Speedway Johnny Key Classic

August 10 Ocean Speedway Johnny Key Classic

September 21 Bakersfield Speedway

October 25 Kevin Harvick’s Kern Raceway October Classic

October 26 Ventura Raceway