Ronnie “The Rocket” Case a familiar name at Ventura Raceway

UPDATE:  (June 19, 2010 / 4:50pm PST):  Arraignment Monday for Camarillo couple in Santa Monica slaying / Ventura County Star / June 19, 2010

“A Camarillo race car driver and a woman who worked for a business that sponsored his car face a Monday arraignment after being arrested as suspects in the 2008 slaying of a Santa Monica model.” / Ventura County Star / June 19, 2010

***UPDATE*** (June 19, 2010 / 1:20pm PST):  Minutes after publishing the post below, the story at the following link came to my attention:

Judge dismisses charges against sprint car racer / Ventura County Star / April 14, 2010

“Case was accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old teen at his home in 2006 when she was there with a friend and the friend’s boyfriend, according to prosecutors. Case had parties at the house, inviting people, some underage, who followed him around during various racing events, according to the District Attorney’s Office.” –Ventura County Star, 4/14/10

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(Today’s original post)

In a surprising story that first appeared yesterday, he’s “murder suspect” Ronnie Wayne Case.  But at the Ventura Raceway, he’s apparently known as sprint car racer Ronnie “The Rocket” Case.

While an official confirmation has yet to be made, the man accused of killing 21-year-old Juliana Redding appears to be a dead-ringer for the guy who’s accustomed to life in the fast lane.  Just compare the information police released yesterday with what’s on the the driver’s website, ronniecase.com (please click image below for larger view):

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Is it the same man in each photo?  In addition to the similar appearance, each site lists the same date of birth (4/11/76) and residence (Camarillo).

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34-year-old Ronnie Wayne Case is one of two suspects now charged with Redding’s murder.  Kelly Soo Park, 44, and Case were both arrested on Thursday, June 17, in Camarillo. Police have said that more arrests are possible.

A bit more, now, about race car driver Ronnie Case.  His name appears twice in a June 3, 2010 story published on racingwest.com. According to that story, Case’s 880 points ranked 13th in the VRA sprint car point standings. Hoping to learn more about the race car driver, Beyond90Seconds.com submitted a request for an interview with racingwest.com this morning.  So far, no reply.

Case’s orange number-8 car is prominently featured on YouTube.  That video appears below:

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