Industry Hills Speedway
The Grand Industry Hills Expo Center
City of Industry, California - USA
May 11, 2005 - Industry Hills Speedway
By: Ryan Evans
Charlie Venegas chalked up his first victory of the season by winning he Scratch Main inside The Grand at the Industry Hills Expo Center on Wednesday.
Venegas started from gate two and beat polesitter Nate Perkins to turn one and stuck to the inside line like glue throughout the entire race and was first to the checkered flag. Perkins finished runner-up for the second straight week, Denny Scopellite was third, and Shawn McConnell finished fourth.
Industry Hills Spring Classic winner Bryan Yarrow defeated Perkins in the first heat. Venegas beat Scopellite in the next race. Dario Galvin was on his way to victory in the final opening round race, but suffered an engine failure on the last lap which handed the race to Tommy Hedden.
Venegas started round two by defeating Hedden after a crash with Perkins and George Fox brought a premature end to the race. Yarrow stayed perfect with a win over Skyler Greyson in race 14. McConnell defeated Scopellite to complete the second round.
Hedden scored his second victory to begin the final round. McConnell earned his second straight win ahead of Brian Starr who passed Venegas on the final lap for second. Yarrow completed the heats as the only undefeated rider with his third win.
Perkins and McConnell raced ahead of Hedden and Starr and finished first and second, respectively, to transfer to the main. Venegas won the second semi, but Yarrow suffered a broken plug wire which cost him second, and more importantly, a transfer to the main. Starr chased Yarrow for three laps in the Consolation before going underneath of Yarrow's wide line and stealing the victory.
The Second Division Main was dominated by Steve Murray, who started from the pole and ran away with the win. Rudy Laurer finished second, Michael Hernandez was third, and Steve Dziadus, Jr. finished fourth.
Steve Dziadus, Sr. won all three races to capture the overall victory in Third Division. Michael Novratil was second, Mark Skeels was third, and 73 year old Hugh Randolph was fourth.
Krystal Cramer patiently worked through traffic from the 40 yard line to win the Youth Main Event. Austin Novratil was second, Joey Holt finished third, Gino Manzares was fourth, and Dylan Black finished fifth. Blaise Murray won the Pee Wee Main and Dominic Manzares was second.
Pee Wee Main Event 429 - Blaise Murray 0
195 - Dominic Manzares 40
Youth Main Event 13 - Krystal Cramer 40
8 - Austin Novratil 30
114 - Joey Holt 0
21 - Gino Manzares 10
7 - Dylan Black 0
Third Division (Overall)
212 - Steve Dziadus 9 points
181 - Michael Novratil 6 points
151 - Mark Skeels 3 points
308 - Hugh Randolph 0 points
Second Division Consolation
103 - Brent Smith
336 - Bill Green
131 - Troy McConnell (non starter)
Second Division Main Event
214 - Steve Murray
182 - Rudy Laurer
105 - Michael Hernandez
272 - Steve Dziadus, Jr.
First Division Scoring 1 2 3 T
6 - Shawn McConnell 2 3 3 8
8n - Bryan Yarrow 3 3 3 9
17 - Robbie Sauer R 0 F 0
29 - George Fox 0 Fx 1 1
37 - Denny Scopellite 2 2 2 6
40n - Tommy Hedden 3 2 3 8
43 - Charlie Venegas 3 3 1 7
45 - Dario Galvin E 1 2 3
120 - Skyler Greyson 1 2 0 3
248 - Brian Starr 1 1 2 4
249 - John Stunkard 1 0 F 1
389 - Nate Perkins 2 1 1 4
7: Yarrow, Perkins, Starr, Fox (fell, remounted)
8: Venegas, Scopellite, Greyson, Sauer (retired)
9: Hedden, McConnell, Stunkard, Galvin (engine failure)
13:(awarded) Venegas, Hedden, Perkins, Fox (fell, excluded)
14: Yarrow, Greyson, Galvin (tape penalty), Sauer
15:(restarted twice) McConnell, Scopellite, Starr (penalty line), Stunkard
19: Hedden, Galvin, Perkins (retired), Stunkard (fell)
20: McConnell, Starr, Venegas, Greyson (tape penalty)
21: Yarrow, Scopellite, Fox, Sauer (fell)
Semi #1: Perkins, McConnell, Hedden, Starr
Semi #2: Venegas, Scopellite, Greyson, Yarrow (retired)
248 - Brian Starr
8n - Bryan Yarrow
40n - Tommy Hedden
120 - Skyler Greyson
Scratch Main Event
43 - Charlie Venegas
389 - Nate Perkins
37 - Denny Scopellite
6 - Shawn McConnell (fell, remounted