Hard core speedway fans were treated to some awesome racing at the Famous IMS facility this past weekend. The banked 1/8 mile dirt oval tested the skills of every rider, as the first part of the program saw slick conditions due to the recent inclement weather, in California's "Inland Empire". By mid-race the track came around, and offered pole, mid-groove, and outside against the wall racing lines. IMS own Super-Fan was in attendance, bringing her own brand of enthusiastic cheering of her favorite riders...even some good natured " smack talk " aimed at #333 Mike Salyer.
With the absence of D-1 for this event. the Support classes took full
advantage of " Their " stage. Racing was competitive and close, with plenty of
Division 3 saw new comer #275 Mike Betor win 2 heats, only to be knocked out of a top 3 finish, when he was collected in a crash that took place in front of him, with nowhere to go. The AC Doctor was 4th. The D-3 Winner was #313 Joey St Louis, using the low line and consistency, St Louis put previous Winter Series injuries behind him, to win D-3 going away. #235 Carl Shockley also shook-off a hard crash at a previous IMSWS Race, after he un-loaded down the front straight-away. Shockley , with plenty of game , finished 2nd, behind his Hessions MC sponsored team mate St Louis. #211 Steve Brown fought hard to a 3rd place finish. The MJB Chrome, Fontana Radiator sponsored rider used the "22"to his advantage. The " Beach Ball " is an IMS Fan Favorite.
Youth 200cc D-2 saw Dalton " 222 " Leedy ride his AMREP Corp. Ont. CA.,
Stout signs, Innovative Electric Service, The Scooter Zone, RW Bling wear ( all
Youth 200cc D-1 / Youth 250cc.
The effects of The Billy Hamill, Hagon Shocks, Joker Machine, Speedway
Academy has had a dramatic impact on all youth classes. These youngsters rode
like D-1 Pro's ! Taking the Win was #104 Kurtis Hamill (Y200D1). The Joker
Machine, Hagon Shocks, Billy Hamill Speedway Academy backed rider took his place
on Top of the podium. #111 Dillon Ruml rode the Lucas Oil, Back It
In Photos, Novratil Racing, Doc Q Orthodontics Speedway Machine to 2nd. #00,"Haul'in " Hayley Perrault Surfed her way to 3rd on the IMS Podium. She was
Youth 250cc saw Max Ruml #308 take the win, #333 Nicholas Varner with 2nd, #111 Dillon Ruml 3rd. Both Max and Dillon are sponsored by Lucas Oil products, Back It In Photos, Novratil Racing, Doc Q Orthodontics. Varner rode the Web-Cam, Team Swolen, Pro Design, K and N filters, Aircraft Spruce, G and G Gates, Speedway Machine to his 2nd place podium finish. #111 Dillon Ruml gave his sponsors double coverage, with a 2 class top 3 finish.
Official scorer...Jessi Dubois
A Very Special Thanks to All who helped make the Winter Series a Great Event and The Fans. See You At The Next IMS Event, go to InlandMotorcycleSpeedway.com for dates and times.
Scott "The Torch" Read
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