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Ventura July 25th!

Jim Naylor and Cliff Morgan are inviting Speedway Bikes back on July 25th as part of its Flat Track and Speedway show.

4 RACES AND 2 PRACTICE RUNS PER RIDER MINIMUM!

This is aimed for the youngsters who want big track experience and the Clubman rider, but ALL are welcome.

Trophies for top 3 in each division

$35 to race, $25 pits. $15 for Adults in the stands.

Classes
Pro (D1 / Upper D2)
Support (D2 / 3)
Vintage
250cc Junior
Sidecars (sign ups as per last event)

If 150 Minis have interest we could add a class. They run 50 / 65cc Flat Track classes for any Pee Wees who have interest

Pro Class will pay $200 base + $75 per entry. Main event will split purse 40% / 30% / 20% / 10%. $1000 cap.

Gates open noon for riders, 3 for fans. Practice around 330, races 530.

Please sign up with me (Steve Evans) if you want to have a mini commotion with us in July!

More info at www.venturaraceway.com

Steve Evans (July 2, 2015)


Ventura Speedway Preview! Saturday 27th June!

Grand Prix style speedway comes to America this Saturday, June 27th, with one of the most hotly anticipated and exciting events of the 2015 season – AMA National Championship Series Round 2 at Ventura Raceway. Ventura, or as it is known, 'The Commotion By the Ocean,' is an utterly unique event. Aside from the track being located 100 yards from the beach in a beautiful oceanside town, it is the only event on the American calender that truly is on a European sized Grand Prix track. The track measures 1/5 of a mile and is wide and banked and produces high speed and multi line racing, making it the closest race experience to a Speedway Grand Prix in North America.

Round 1 of the Series was held at Costa Mesa Speedway on May 31st and produced an exciting and thrilling show. Billy Hamill won six of his rides including the Big Final to take the event, though he is tied for the series lead with Aaron Fox, who put on a consistent display of four wins and three second places. Hot on the trail of course are defending AMA Champion Billy Janniro and wonder kids Broc Nicol and Max Ruml, who will be readied for Ventura by their appearances in England and Denmark this month in the Speedway World Cup, on tracks of a similar size to Ventura.

Ventura is the best speedway track in America,” enthused Janniro, who is gunning for three National titles in a row. “The series is growing and getting better all the time and I can't wait to run the big track on Saturday!”

Max Ruml, third in 2014 at Ventura and current Under 21 National Champion, added, “I can't wait to see how all the young guns adapt to a bigger track. It should be a great event and I'm just glad to be apart of it.

“It's definitely a great opportunity to have a race at Ventura and especially for an AMA National round. I love Ventura because it's on a bigger track which we don't get much of here in the States. I favor bigger tracks and am looking forward to the second round of nationals,” said Nicol, who impressed greatly during his practice outings with Team USA in Europe just two weeks ago.

Series leader and former World Champion, Hamill, of course remembers the weekly shows that Ventura ran on Tuesdays up until 1987. He stated, “Ventura Speedway has a rich tradition in Speedway Motorcycle racing. It is cool to see them hold such a prestigious event as the AMA National Championship on one of the fastest speedway tracks in the world.“

Fox, a man in top form after winning the last two events at Costa Mesa, is relishing a big track return having spent 2014 racing in the British League for Edinburgh Monarchs, where he won three championships. He enthused, “The Commotion By The Ocean this weekend is set out to be a fantastic event, I believe. Ventura races come once a year and it makes the event that much more exciting. Being that its a much larger track than what riders are used to, we are able to showcase some speed and use different lines on the track to race on. We have a lot of riders that can make starts and hold the inside on the smaller tracks, though Ventura allows plenty of opportunity to wind it on and make passes, both inside and outside.”

In addition to the riders above, the program also features former National Champions Charlie Venegas and Bart Bast, multi time US Open winner Shawn McConnell, two time Youth National Champion Dillon Ruml, 'Battlin' Buck Blair, 'Mr Entertainment' Tommy Hedden, Bryce Starks, Tyson Talkington and Russell Green. The final two spots will be decided by run offs ahead of the Main Show.

Grand Marshall for the event is none other than 'Fast Eddie Castro.' Eddie, a local rider from Ojai, has been forced into retirement with health issues and is currently batting cancer. Despite this, the local hero will be at the event to greet his fans and serve as Grand Marshall. Also on sale at the event will be 'Fast Eddie' T-shirts to benefit medical bill fund raising. For those making a full weekend out of the event, there is also a fund raising barbecue for him on Sunday at noon at Precision Motorcycle Center in Goleto.

The event is an all day extravaganza, with spectator gates opening at 3pm and practice laps between 330pm and 430pm. At 530 there will be 'Wild Card Race Offs' as well as Heats for Support Divisions, 250cc Juniors, Vintage bikes and Xtreme Sidecars. The National Championship races start at 7pm!

Tickets are $20 Adults, $15 Senior / Military, Juniors, Kids 7-12 $10, 6 and Under FREE. The race track is located at 'Seaside Park', Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 West Harbor Blvd, Ventura. More information at www.venturaraceway.com.

Steve Evans - AMA Speedway National Championship Series Coordinator

Race Day Schedule

12:30pm – Pits Open
3pm – Spectator Gates Open
3pm – Riders meeting for practice
3:30-430pm – Practice laps (2-3 runs per rider)
5pm – Final Riders Meeting for races
5:25pm – National Anthem
5:30pm – Wild Card Qualifying and Pre Show Heats for Support, 250, Vintage and Sidecars.*
6:30pm – Riders Parade for AMA Series riders
7pm – Heat 1 of AMA National Speedway Championship (Main events for other classes between rounds)
9:30pm approx – Main Event
9:40pm – Trophy Presentation

*Riders seeded into main program who miss 330 practice will be allowed one 4 lap practice run during this window if required, time permitting.

Race Entry $35
Pit Passes $25
Seeded AMA 1-14 do not pay rider entry
All riders need AMA Membership or AMA Day Membership ($49/year or $20/day)

Fuel provided for AMA National Heats and Wild Card run off races only

Entered Riders
Seeded riders
104 Billy Hamill
46 Aaron Fox
1 Billy Janniro
4 Broc Nicol
5 Max Ruml
87 Bart Bast
111 Dillon Ruml
39 Buck Blair
43 Charlie Venegas
6 Shawn McConnell
40 Tommy Hedden
48 Tyson Talkington
321 Russell Green
45n Bryce Starks
Reserves in order of ranking
(in case of withdrawal in 1-14)
110 Gage Geist
22n Luke Becker
126 Rocco Scopellite
66 Jason Ramirez
Wild Card entrants
(last two spots on program)
15 Charles Ermolenko
22 Luke Becker
66 Jason Ramirez
105 Dan Faria
110 Gage Geist
126 Rocco Scopellite
145n Jamison Dilkey
225 Tyler Warren
273 Dryden Gayle
342 River McDougall
reserves
170 Hayley Perrault
122 Nate Siegel

Support
5x Carlin Dunne
122 Nate Siegel
141 Lane
163 Ron Davis
170 Hayley Perrault
224 Bander Alexander
246 Bentley Barrett
275 Lawrence McNutt
558 Watters

250cc
16 Jake Isaac
18 Sebastian Palmese
39 James Blair
214 Michael Wells

     
Sidecars
007 Dual Anderson / Vinny Madagan
74 James Kinne / Johnny Glover
31 Robert Curry / David Dent
33 Rick Garcia / Andrea Fraser
2 Bryan Motis / Josh Bennett
1965 Jeff Rowe / Ashley Gibbons
44 Jeff Medberry / Niki Davis
66 Gerard Jackson / Dave German
7x Joe Jones / Tom Summers
101 Kevin Holman / Dana Catone
Vintage
21 Waller
27 Waller
35 Hill
35x Watters
55 Brankov
63 Thiebaud
47 Walker
171 Hansen
180 Roe
290 Hartke
 

Industry Friendly Reminder

Industry Racing is very proud to be an A.M.A. sanctioned track, and ALL participants must be current AMA members.

Both riders AND mechanics, including pee wees.

Wednesdays you will have to show your current AMA card to sign in. No exceptions.

You can sign in at the track with Paul Flanders, or click on the link provided below, which you can print a temporary card also.

Thank you! Kelly Inman speedwaykelly@yahoo.com (June 21, 2015)

AMA


2015 AMA Speedway National Championship Series Round 2

Saturday, June 27: Ventura Raceway, Ventura, CA

Draw – to determine starting positions.
Conducted by Ken Saillant, AMA Track Racing Manager and Marcy Day, Racing Dept. Administrative Assistant on June 18, 2015.

1. #111 Dillon Ruml
2. #5 Max Ruml
3. #1 Billy Janniro
4. #4 Broc Nicol
5. #40 Tommy Hedden
6. Wildcard #1
7. #321 Russell Green
8. #104 Billy Hamill
9. #46 Aaron Fox
10. #39 Buck Blair
11. #45n Bryce Starks
12. #48 Tyson Talkington
13. #87 Bart Bast
14. Wildcard #2
15. #43 Charlie Venegas
16. #6 Shawn McConnell


Ventura Sign Ups for June 27th
AMA Speedway National Series Round 2

Sign ups for one of the biggest races of season, Ventura are OPEN!

The program will run similar to the past two years. Gates will open 1pm with an optional practice session at 3:30pm for one hour. 5:30pm will see Wild Card Qualifying Races and heats for other classes. The Main show will start at 7pm with Main events for other classes between the rounds.

The top 14 places from Round 1 are automatically entered in, but these riders should reconfirm their attendance. In the event of a rider from 1-14 not making the show, riders positioned 15-17 in the standings get preference, followed by riders listed in the 1-20 series as per the Supplementary Regulations.

The Divisions planned for Ventura are;
AMA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
WILD CARD QUALIFYING (2 spots)
SUPPORT CLASS
VINTAGE CLASS
SIDECAR RACING

$35 to race, $25 pits. Seeded AMA series riders pay no rider entry.

Please get in touch to sign up so you don't miss out on this stellar event.

Steve Evans - AMA Speedway National Championship Series Coordinator


AMA Speedway Nationals Championship Series
Round 1 Run Off Information

The following riders will be contesting the run offs for the final two spots in the program at Costa Mesa this Saturday. Run offs will commence at 730 as the first four races.

11 Bobby Schwartz
110 Gage Geist
111 Dillon Ruml
126 Rocco Scopellite
130 Braydan Galvin
145n Jamison Dilkey
222 Dalton Leedy
225 Tyler Warren
273 Dryden Gayle
293 Rick Valdez
321 Russell Green
342 River McDougall

Reserve
122 Nate Siegel

Riders will be drawn in 3 heats.

The winners of each heat plus the fastest 2nd place rider will go into the Run Off Final.
(A time keeper will be recording the race times for the 2nd place riders.)

1st and 2nd go onto the Main Show, 3rd and 4th are reserves.

Steve Evans - AMA Speedway National Championship Series Coordinator


Industry Racing Introduces Connor Penhall Memorial Cup

Connor Penhall Memorial

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. (May 21, 2015) – Industry Racing, Southern California’s premier speedway racing facility and the only covered track in the country, has introduced the inaugural Connor Penhall Memorial Cup, set to take place on Wednesday, May 27, at The Grand Arena. The special event, in remembrance of Connor Penhall, will also serve as the opening night of the 2015 Industry Racing season, raising awareness about the dangers of drunk driving and encouraging added measures of safety for road construction workers. The action kicks off with opening ceremonies at 7:15 p.m.

Connor, son of two-time World Speedway Champion and AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame member Bruce Penhall, was tragically taken from the world in April 2012 while working construction on Interstate 10. An up-and-coming racer who had won both the Baja 1000 and Baja 500 twice and hoped to follow his father’s successful legacy in two-wheel racing, the Memorial Cup will honor Connor’s enthusiastic spirit and his natural talent on a motorcycle that made him beloved by the entire racing community. Since his heartbreaking loss, the entire Penhall family has valiantly fought in Connor’s memory for increased safety for highway construction workers as well as greater awareness of the dangers and tragedies caused by drinking and driving. Bruce, his wife Laurie, Connor’s brothers Devin and Ryan, and his sister McKenzie will all be in attendance on Wednesday night.

Additionally, longtime Penhall family friend and reigning World Speedway Champion Greg Hancock will serve as the Grand Marshal, flying over from Sweden and the 2015 FIM World Speedway Grand Prix season for one night only to honor Connor and stand alongside his family. Several celebrities from both on and off the track, like Storage Wars’ Barry Weiss as well as CHiP’s stars Larry Wilcox and Robert Pine, in addition to many other notable guests are also scheduled to attend for this great cause.

On the track, the country’s fastest speedway racers will compete for a purse nearing $10,000 in what will be the start of the 12th season of competition at Industry Racing, the only AMA-sanctioned speedway in Southern California. Highlighting the loaded field of competition in the 16-rider First Division are the Billy’s, Janniro and Hamill, who won the bulk of the races at The Grand Arena last year, and Charlie Venegas, who also took multiple victories at Industry Racing. They’ll be joined by veterans Aaron Fox, Buck Blair and more, in addition to a highly talented group of rising stars like the Ruml brothers of Dillon and Max, Gage Geist, Broc Nicol and Kurtis Hamill. The traditional GP format will ultimately crown a winner at the end of the night. He’ll receive a special first-place trophy, a custom-painted helmet from Troy Lee Designs specifically for the Connor Penhall Memorial Cup.

Connor Penhall Memorial

In addition to the unpredictable excitement of the First Division, the Connor Penhall Memorial Cup will also showcase the future of speedway with Junior racing.

Tickets to the Connor Penhall Memorial Cup, opening night of the 2015 season at Industry Racing, cost just $15 for adults (18+) and $10 for both kids (ages 13-17) and seniors (55+). Parking is $5. The first 2,000 fans will receive a commemorative poster.

Connect with Industry Racing through its Social Media Channels
Twitter: @IndustryRacing
Facebook: Facebook.com/IndustryRacing
Instagram: @IndustryRacing

About Industry Racing
Industry Racing is based on the grounds of the Industry Hills Expo Center in the City of Industry, California. Races are hosted inside the property’s Grand Arena, making Industry Racing the only speedway racing facility covered by a roof. Speedway events at Industry Racing are hosted every Wednesday throughout the summer with racing scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m.

Industry Racing has risen to prominence in recent years thanks to the introduction of the Monster Energy World Speedway Invitational and internationally sanctioned AMA/FIM Youth Silver Cup. As of 2014, Industry Racing serves as the only track in Southern California fully sanctioned by the AMA.

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