The Grand Industry Hills Expo Center
City of Industry, California
Harley Night and Hooligan Games Competition
July 27, 2011
By: Ryan Evans
Photos by:Paul Flanders and Dorcey Wingo
YouTube Scratch Main Event -
|Some of the hardest workers at Industry have the most fun! Lindsey Leedy, Ally McGrath and Sydney Guenette handled the 50/50 drawing ticket contributions.
||The season points leader at Industry, Jimmy Fishback, pads his lead with his 5th main event win. Tonight’s and last Wednesday’s victories came with the pit help of Ray Schmidt while dad is vacationing in Alaska.
||The Price was right the whole night for Support Main winner Gabe Price, mechanic Randy DeVault, and dad Rick Valdez
|Ron Mongenel failed to sell his bike last week so he rode it to victory in the Support B main tonight.
||Brad Pappalardo popped out of his wheel chair with a walking cast for his broken foot tonight. Looks like he’ll miss out on the Under 21 National for this year.
||Austin Novratiltakes a little break just before his motor decides to take its own break in the semi. Oh, and he was looking fast tonight!
|Eloy Medellin celebrated his birthday with a first division ride tonight, while Ricky Wells celebrated his somewhere in England.
||Sebastian Palmese and Michael Wells get together after racing against each other three times. Sebastian bounced back up after twice taking soil samples.
Photos below Dorcey Wingo
|Charlie Venegas's Support Team arrives early at The Grand Arena in the City of Industry, SoCal.
[Okay, I'm a sucker for cuties!]
|200cc challenger #18 Sebastian Palmese backs-it-in in turn four, and you don't want to see the high-sided face-plant that followed. He shook it off.
||200cc Main Event winner #214 Michael Wells shares his victory ride with his dad.#18 Sebastian Palmese took second.
|200cc First Div Main Event: #222 Dalton Leedy has the pole, #7 Gino Scopellite is in two and #98 Broc Nicol is next to the wall. It was Broc for the win, Gino in second and Dalton took third.
||250cc Main Event: Bakersfield rider #21 Braden Sauer is on the pole, challenging #98 Broc Nicol to a duel.
Broc took the trophy.
|Support B Main: Rider #158 Ron Mongenel roars off the line as #199 Craig Sprecher digs in. #311 Kevin "Rip" Fife is in three and #316 Kip McClain parallels the wall. Ron would win it, Craig took second and Kip was third.
|Support Main Event: #290 Harold Hartke is in lane one. #153 Brad Moreau is on two. #113 Gabe Price comes from three, and #175 Jake Myers is along the wall. Gabe won it in style, Harold took second and Jake took third.
||Harley Night, Main Event: The tough guys in front want to get going, because the tougher GUY with the HORNS is behind them!
||Like I've been trying to tell 'em: You mess with the bull, you get the horns.
|First Div. Last Chance: #14 Eddie Castro in one, #11 Bobby Schwartz in two; #6 Shawn McConnell is in three and #63 Michael Raines gates from the wall. "Mad Dog" McConnell would go on to the Scratch Main Event.
||Side Car Main Event: #44 Medberry/Levitt is on the pole and #13 Scott Driggers and C. Driggers is in two. #1 Joe Jones/Olsen are in three and #5150 Beard/Paine launch from the wall. Jones/Olsen won a screamer of a race, Beard/Paine took second and Medberry/Levitt took third.
||Scratch Main Event: #25 Jimmy Fishback III gates from the pole, joined by #43 Charlie Venegas in two. #9 Mike Faria is in three. #46 Aaron Fox is in four and #6 Shawn McConnell is against the wall. Jimmy won it, two in row. Charlie was second, and Shawn took third.
Rest in peace, Nick Varner. Speedway will never forget you.
Jimmy "Little Animal" Fishback turned in a perfect performance and captured the main event for the second consecutive week on Harley Night at Industry Speedway.
Fishback entered the main event undefeated and wisely selected gate one to start from. He exploded from the line when the tapes went up and was followed by former National Champion Charlie "The Edge" Venegas. Venegas tried to apply enough pressure to force a mistake from the leader, but no errors were going to occur. Fishback completed his unblemished evening with his fourth main event victory of the 2011 Industry Speedway season. Venegas had to settle for second, Shawn "Mad Dog" McConnell was third, Aaron Fox finished fourth, and "Flyin" Mike Faria was fifth.
Fishback kicked off the heats with a victory over Fox. Austin Novratil beat Venegas in the second heat. "Fast" Eddie Castro beat John "Mongoose" Marquez in the next heat. Faria ended the first round with a win over McConnell.
Faria opened the second round by defeating Castro. Fishback made it two straight wins by beating Marquez. Venegas beat Michael Raines for his first victory. Novratil defeated Bobby "Boogaloo" Schwartz to finish the round two.
Fox beat Schwartz to start the final round. Faria defeated Novratil for his third consecutive win. Fishback beat Castro to match Faria's perfect score. Venegas beat McConnell to complete the heats. Michael Raines beat Tyson Talkington for the final spot in the semis.
Fishback won the first semi to remain unbeaten and was followed into the main by Fox. In the second semi Venegas handed Faria his first defeat but both riders would advance to the main event. McConnell won the Last Chance to complete the main event field.
Gabe Price led all four laps en route to victory in the Support Main Event. Harold Hartke finished second, Jake Myers was third, and Brad Moreau finished fourth.
Kip McClain led the Support B Main Event until Ron Mongenel went by him as they entered turn three. Mongenel never looked back from there and went on to victory. Craig Sprecher finished second, McClain was third, and Kevin Fife finished fourth.
Broc Nicol defeated Braden Sauer to win the Youth 250cc Main Event.
Nicol didn't limit himself to one trophy on the evening as he also was victorious in the Youth 200cc First Division Main Event. Gino Scopellite finished second and Dalton Leedy was third.
Sebastian Palmese led the Youth 200cc Second Division Main Event until he fell in the final corner and handed the victory to Michael Wells.
National Champions Joe Jones and Olsen led from start to finish and collected the win in the Sidecar Main Event. Dylan Beard and David Paine were second, Medberry and Levitt finished third, and Scott Driggers and Casey Driggers were fourth.
Sidecar Main Event
1 - Joe Jones/Jimmy Olsen
5150 - Dylan Beard/David Pane
44 -Jeff Medberry/Chris Levitt
13 - Scott Driggers/Casey Driggers
Youth 200cc Second Division Main Event
214 - Michael Wells
18 - Sebastian Palmese (fell)
Youth 200cc First Division Main Event
98 - Broc Nicol
7 - Gino Scopellite
222 - Dalton Leedy
Youth 250cc Main Event
98 – Broc Nicol
21 – Braden Sauer
Support B Main Event
158 - Ron Mongenel
199 - Craig Sprecher
316 - Kip McClain
311 - Kevin Fife
Support Main Event
113 - Gabe Price
290 - Harold Hartke
175 - Jake Myers
153 - Brad Moreau
First Division Heat Scoring123T
6 – Shawn McConnell 2Nr24
9 – Mike Faria 3339
11 – Bobby Schwartz 1225
14 – Eddie Castro 3227
25 – Jimmy Fishback 3339
27 – Austin Novratil 3328
41 – John Marquez 2215
43 – Charlie Venegas 2338
46 – Aaron Fox 2136
48 – Tyson Talkington 1113
63 – Michael Raines 12R 3
126 – Rocco Scopellite 0000
151 – Brandon Leedy F011
176 – Carl Gazafy 1001
178 – Eloy Medellin 0112
293 – Rick Valdez 0101
1: Fishback, Fox, Talkington, Valdez
2: Novratil, Venegas, Gazafy, Medellin
3: Castro, Marquez, Schwartz, Scopellite
4: Faria, McConnell, Raines, Leedy (fell)
9: Faria, Castro, Valdez, Gazafy
10: (restarted) Fishback, Marquez, Medellin, McConnell (non starter - restart)
11: Venegas, Raines, Fox, Scopellite
12: Novratil, Schwartz, Talkington, Leedy
13: Fox, Schwartz, Medellin, Gazafy
14: Faria, Novratil, Marquez, Scopellite
15: (restarted) Fishback, Castro (tape penalty), Leedy, Raines (penalty line) (retired)
16: Venegas, McConnell, Talkington, Valdez
Runoff: Raines, Talkington
Semi #1: Fishback, Fox, Schwartz, Raines, Novratil (non starter - restart)
Semi #2: Venegas, Faria, McConnell, Castro, Marquez
First Division Last Chance
6 - Shawn McConnell
14 - Eddie Castro
11 - Bobby Schwartz
63 - Michael Raines
First Division Main Event
25 - Jimmy Fishback
43 - Charlie Venegas
6 - Shawn McConnell
46 - Aaron Fox
9 - Mike Faria