The Grand Industry Hills Expo Center
City of Industry, California
Photos Below by: Paul Flanders
June 15 2011
By: Ryan Evans
Photos by: Paul Flanders
Photos by: Dorcey Wingo
Photos by: BackItIn Photos - Jim Thorn
YouTube Scratch Main Event - Mark Williams
Photos Below by: Dorcey Wingo
|Ryan Evans filled in as pit steward at Industry tonight while the Hicks family vacationed at the Colorado River.
||From Industry tonight, 3rd Division Main winner Kip McClain (right) with pit man Robert Griffith (left).
This was Kip’s second week in a row to win the 3rd Division. Main.
|John Marquez and his father just before John took 2nd place in the 1st Division Main at Industry for John’s best performance to date.
|Paul Thornton sportin’ new leathers for 2011 with his sponsor/employer’s name on the billboard.
||Ray Schmidt get ready to send off Jason Ramirez to the 1st Division Semi at Industry.
|| Nick Varner and Max Ruml give encouragement to Gino Manzares before the 1st Division Semi at Industry.
|Jeff Immediato has added a new logo over the Grand's "start - finish" gate. If you look closely, you will note an overhead camera, should the track referee decide he or she needs a closer look at the finishing order
||Late afternoon jitters for Speedway's future champions as the riders'
lineup is posted.
||Pee Wee rider Keelan Venegas gets some priceless advice from his father and 2010 Track Champion, Charlie Venegas.
|A rider clutch-check turns ugly, dumping rider #311 Kevin Fife hard in turn three.
||Pee Wee Main Event: #31 Alyssa Smith gates along the wall. #19 Dominic Laney takes a look at #21 Walker Calvo's line. Next to him is #11 Tristan Britt burning out beside #16 Jake Isaac. On the pole is hard-charging #43 Keelan Venegas. Finishing order: Smith, Britt, and Venegas for third.
||200cc Main Event: #14 Michael Wells gates from the pole position as #333 Nicholas Varner drops clutch. #98 Hagon rider Brock Nicol is in three, and #222 Dalton Leedy tears out along the wall. Finishing order: Varner first, Nicol second, and Leedy took third.
|250cc Main Event winner #308 "Mad Max" Ruml looked more like a blur. Tearing past the old fart with a camera on the way to the finish line. #333 and one great kid Nick Varner was second.
||Sidecar Main Event: Pole sitters #1 Joe Jones/Matt Davis took the win, and the finishing order went left to right: 2nd was #2 Bryan Motis/Brandi McElroy; 3rd #23 Shawn Driggers/Missy Driggers 4th was #5150 Dylan Beard/Steven Emas.
||First Division Main Event: #43 Charlie Venegas gates from the wall, next to #6 Shawn McConnell. In a rare Main appearance at the Grand, #41 John Marquez is the sandwich. #9 Mike Faria flies from two as winner Jimmy Fishback III gives 'er the methanol. Fishback; Marquez for second and Venegas took third.
|These two banged armor in every heat. Gladiators with no brakes: Venegas (left) and Fishback, at your service!
||#41 John "Mongoose" Marquez celebrates his 2nd place win in the Main Event. Way to keep hammering, John. Thought I saw Alan Christian for a moment there.
||Ever the showman, #25 Jimmy "Li'l Animal" Fishback wheelies across the finish line for the First Division win. You're on a roll, Jimmy!
Photos By BackItIn Photos - Jim Thorn
YouTube Scratch Main Event - Mark Williams
Jimmy "Little Animal" Fishback topped his perfect Wednesday night by winning the first Industry Speedway main event of his career.
Fishback has won championships at other Southern California tracks during career, but began the evening without a main event victory from Industry Speedway. His perfect score allowed him first gate choice and he wisely selected the pole. The defending Western States Champion made the best start and controlled the lead through the first turn. He was followed on the back straight by John "Mongoose" Marquez on the inside and Charlie "The Edge" Venegas who was trying to make the outside work. Fishback was in no mood for drama and steadily increased his lead. Marquez secured second and Venegas dropped to the inside and hounded him throughout the race. Fishback was first to the checkered flag, Marquez held off Venegas for a career-best second place, Shawn "Mad Dog" McConnell finished fourth, and "Flyin" Mike Faria was fifth.
Venegas kicked off the heats with a win over Marquez. Fishback passed Austin Novratil in the second heat and earned his first win. "Fast" Eddie Castro used the outside to pass Faria to end round one with a victory.
Fishback started round two with another win over Marquez. Faria Held off McConnell to win event eight. Venegas defeated Novratil to finish the second round with a win.
Marquez began the final round with an impressive victory over Faria. Castro beat McConnell in event 11 for his second win of the evening. Fishback beat Venegas after an excellent side-by-side battle to finish the heats as the only undefeated rider.
Faria and McConnell finished the first semi one-two and transferred to the main event. Fishback made it four consecutive wins in the second semi and Marquez finished second to join him in the main. Venegas won the Last Chance to complete the five-rider main event field.
Brandon Leedy won his heat and semi and then ran away with the victory in the Support Main Event. Eloy Medellin finished second, Carl Gazafy was third, and Brad "Ironman" Moreau finished fourth.
Kip McClain led the Support B Main Event from start to finish and collected the victory. Brad Russell was second and Paul Thornton finished third.
Max Ruml continued his dominance by winning the Youth 250cc Main Event for the third consecutive week. Nicholas Varner finished second.
Varner didn't go home empty-handed, though, as he led all four laps of the Youth 200cc Main Event and took home the trophy. Broc Nicol was second, Dalton Leedy finished third, and Michael Wells was fourth.
Alyssa Smith won the Pee Wee Main Event for the second week in a row. Tristan Britt was second, Keelan Venegas finished third, Dominic Laney was fourth, Walker Calvo finished fifth, and Jake Isaac was sixth.
Joe Jones and Matt Davis won both their heats and remained perfect on the evening by winning the Sidecar Main Event. Bryan Motis and Brandi McElroy finished second, Shawn Driggers and Missy Driggers were third, and Dylan Beard and Steven Emas finished fourth.
The next event at Industry Speedway will be Harley Night. The evening will include a Harley parade and the always-popular street-legal Harley Races.
25 – Rod Requejo/Gene Stone
22 – Dave Alexander/Trever Desherlia
Sidecar Main Event
1 - Joe Jones/Matt Davis
2 - Bryan Motis/Brandi McElroy
23 - Shawn Driggers/Missy Driggers
5150 - Dylan Beard/Steven Emas
Pee Wee Main Event
31 - Alyssa Smith
11 - Tristsan Britt
43 -Keelan Venegas
19 - Dominic Laney
21 - Walker Calvo
16 - Jake Isaac
Youth 200cc Main Event
333 - Nicholas Varner
98 - Broc Nicol
222 - Dalton Leedy
214 - Michael Wells
Youth 250cc Main Event
308 - Max Ruml
333 - Nicholas Varner
Support B Main Event
316 - Kip McClain
319 - Brad Russell
124 - Paul Thornton
311 - Kevin Fife (non starter)
Support Semi Final
151 – Brandon Leedy
176 – Carl Gazafy
186 – Tim McGrath
333 – Mike Salyer
Support Semi Final (awarded)
153 – Brad Moreau
178 – Eloy Medellin
242 – Bruce Marteney
266 – Jonni Jade (non starter)
Support Main Event
151 - Brandon Leedy
178 - Eloy Medellin
176 - Carl Gazafy
153 - Brad Moreau
First Division Heat Scoring123T
6 – Shawn McConnell 2226
9 – Mike Faria 2327
11 – Bobby Schwartz 00R 0
13 – Nate Perkins F112
14 – Eddie Castro 3137
24 – Gino Manzares 1012
25 – Jimmy Fishback 3339
27 – Austin Novratil 02F2
41 – John Marquez 2237
43 – Charlie Venegas 3328
45 – Brad Pappalardo 1102
66 – Jason Ramirez 1012
1: Venegas, Marquez, Pappalardo, Schwartz
2: Fishback, McConnell, Ramirez, Novratil (fell, remounted)
3: Castro, Faria, Manzares, Perkins (fell)
7: Fishback, Marquez, Castro (tape penalty), Ramirez
8: Faria, McConnell, Pappalardo, Schwartz (tape penalty)
9: Venegas, Novratil, Perkins, Manzares
10: Marquez, Faria, Ramirez, Novratil (fell)
11: Castro, McConnell, Perkins, Schwartz (retired)
12: Fishback, Venegas, Manzares, Pappalardo
Semi #1: Faria, McConnell, Venegas, Perkins, Ramirez
Semi #2: Fishback, Marquez, Castro, Manzares, Pappalardo
First Division Last Chance
43 - Charlie Venegas
14 - Eddie Castro
13 - Nate Perkins
24 - Gino Manzares
First Division Main Event
25 - Jimmy Fishback
41 - John Marquez
43 - Charlie Venegas
6 - Shawn McConnell
9 - Mike Faria