The Young-Guns came out in force with cannons fully loaded, blasting their way to impressive victories. at Pirate Speedway's Winter Series #3. Checking out the results sheet as the day of racing progressed, the domination of Rising Stars #308 Max Ruml and #321 Russell Greene became more and more apparent. Periodically interrupted by the brilliance of some of the sports other top young star's, sprinkled with some wily seasoned veterans.
The Scratch Main Event Final kept everyone on the edge of their seat, as #308 Max Ruml gated and lead from the start. Jockeying for the 2nd and 3rd position were #46 Aaron Fox and #321 Russell Green. Moving up to 2nd on lap 2 was Fox, dropping to 3rd was Green, having been running in 4th was #126 Rocco Scopellite, now taking some action moving up to 3rd on lap 3. The final lap saw Ruml, who had lead all laps take the win, Scopellite move up and take 2nd, Russell Green drop to 3rd, Aaron Fox slowing to take 4th, having a mechanical problem. Max Ruml having made the move up to the "Big Bike-500cc" recently, has made a definite impression on the D-1 class.
The Handicap Main Event Final saw an electrifying finish at the checkered flag. The Handicap line-up saw Green and Ruml start from the 50-yard line, Scopellite from the 40, and T. McConnell from the 20, non starters were: Fox and Jason Ramirez. Having battled back and forth, each lap counting down to the finish. Greene, Ruml, vying for the 1-2 position, #114 Troy McConnell, Scopellite a close 3rd and 4th, all contending for the win, in one of the closest races staged of the day. The end came too soon for the fan's, but not soon enough for the winner ! As the great racing concluded, with nothing less than a "Photo-Finish". After some tense moments, the speakers rang-out, Green Wins ! Green Wins ! Final order, Russell Green with the win, Max Ruml in 2nd, Troy McConnell 3rd, Rocco Scopellite gamely finishing 4th. Green with a last lap surge at the end, prevented Ruml, from doubling-up with the Scratch Win, only to be denied the Handicap Win, by Green.
The program started off with the Division 1 Handicap format. Event 1 Heat. Out of the gates with a bang, #321 Russell Green rode away from the field, taking the victory over #46 Aaron Fox, #114 Troy McConnell, #174 Paul Sanborn, #177 "Rattle-Snake" Steve Bowen, #116 Chris Jones.
On the other side of the bracket was Division 1 Handicap format. Event 2 Heat. Max Ruml led 4 out of 5 laps to take the win, Rocco Scopellite finished 2nd, #37 Joey Donaldson bringing home 3rd, #182 "Rip'n" Rudy Laurer taking home 4th, #313 Joey St.Louis in the 5th spot, and #145 Davey Shaw in 6th.
The "Torch's" headache award of the race goes to #145 Davey Shaw, who slid out on lap 2 of Event 16 Scratch Heat. Leaving no place for Rudy Laurer to go. Shaw and Laurer were running 2nd and 3rd at the time. The ensuing crash caused referee Tom Fox to call for a complete re-start. Shaw walked off under his own power, at the Med-Center, Shaw was told he had 3 broken ribs and severe bruising. Best wishes on a quick recovery to Davey Shaw.
Powder Puff class had three entrants. #229 Shonny McConnell, #11 Stacey Smegal, #4 Courtney Crone. Event 19 Heat 1, saw Shonny McConnell comfortably leading mid-race and had her rear tire lock-up in turn one, causing a slide out. Crone and Smegal following a close 2nd and 3rd, finished the race. Crone taking 1st, Smegal 2nd, and McConnell taking 3rd. Powder Puff Main Event finishing order : S. McConnell took first, Crone 2nd, and Smegal taking 3rd.
Support Classes competed in six races including the Main Event. Heat winners were: #121 Dillon Osborne, #266 Johnny Jade. Support Semi winners were: #163 Rowdy Ronnie Davis, #333 Mike Salyer. Support Consolation winner : #266 Johnny Jade. Support Main Event saw #211 Steve Brown lead two laps then surrender the lead to #121 Dillon Osborne for the final three laps. Final finishing order : #121 Dillon Osborne taking the Win, #211 Steve "Beach-Ball" Brown took 2nd. #163 Rowdy Ronnie Davis took 3rd., #210 Dave Troutt took 4th, #227 Wade Whitcomb took 5th, #333 Mike Salyer took home 6th.
Junior 150 Heat Winners were : #18 Sebastian " Big Daddy" Palmese, #214 Michael Wells. 150 Main event finishing order : Following his Winter Series 1 Victory, Wells took the victory again here at Pirate Speedway Winter Series #3. #4 Courtney Crone took 2nd, #7 Gino Scopellite took 3rd, #11 Tristan Britt took 4th.
Junior 250 Heat Winners and Second place finishers were : #1 Broc Nicol won all three heats. #0 Haul'n Hayley Perrault took home two second place finishes, along with Braydan Galvin with a second place heat finish. The starting line-up was #0 Haul'n Hayley Perrault the 2011 SRA 250cc Champion. #1 Broc Nicol the US #1 AMA Champion and 2013 250cc Gumball Rally Champion, #45 Braydan Galvin the 2012 200cc California State Champion, and #73 Dryden Gayle who just started riding this past August 2012. 250 Main Event finishing order : After a great gate Galvin lead all four laps over the field, Nicol in second, unable to gain on the great start by Galvin, Gayle gamely wrestling the track in third for all laps. Galvin takes the Win, Nicol in 2nd, Gayle took the 3rd spot. Perrault in 4th.
Pee Wee class consisted of #66 Amber LeGrant a new rider who had mechanical problems in heat #1 was not able to return for the day. #76 Nick Dunn the 2013 Stock Main winner at the Gumball rally, #27 Luke Whitcomb the 2013 SRA US Pee Wee Champion , #326 Jake Troutt the 1st place winner at Industry this past season. Main Event Order :#27 Light'ning Luke high-reved his way to the Win, followed by #326 Troutt a winner at Industry in 2012, taking 2nd place. With a consistent run, the Iron-man award winner for the 2012 Winter Series was #76 Nick Dunn.
Thank you to our Pirate Speedway Official Scorers: Jessi DuBois and Susie Foley. Along with Pit stewards Gary, Sandy, KC Hicks. Track crews consisting of the Benny Mears gang. Their hard work keeps the show moving accurately and smoothly and with traction. Thanks again, Scott Read.
Referee: Tom Fox
Pirate Speedway Official Scorer: Jessi DuBois
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