June 11, 2005 - Valparaiso Speedway
Valparaiso, IN USA - June 11, 2005
Hello, What a great night at Valpo Speedway.
Despite a small rain at the beginning, and a 1 hour delay, the 2nd Race at Valpo Speedway went on with outstanding results.
We had approximately a dozen trucks on the track wheel packing the
moisture in, and man did that make for a fast evening.
There was absolutely no dust, and the track did nothing but get faster and faster as the night went on.
I had a few riders come up to me and say they had never ridden that fast on a speedway bike.
We ran all the riders together (GP style), and scored them into
an "A" and "B" main event final.
This worked out great, and I believe this actually made some of the
newer riders faster.
From the National Anthem to the last Checkered Flag took 2 1/2 hours;with everyone wanting more.
Congratulations to our "A" Main Winner - Artur Taraszka, and our "B"
Main Winner - Harold Hartke.
I would also like to greatly thank the Chicago Polish Speedway Fan
Club, who came with many, many people, and so kindly and generously
gathered $500!! for the "A" Main Prize Money.
I was completely shocked when they approached me.
Lastly, a huge thanks to all the people who helped in any way, and
that includes the racers,Referee, Gateman, Corner Workers...I mean
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You.
For only our second race, THE ENTIRE RACE NIGHT WAS AWESOME!!!
BELOW ARE THE COMPLETE SPEEDWAY RESULTS - VALPO SPEEDWAY SATURDAY JUNE 11th / "Harley Night"
SPEEDWAY "A" MAIN FINAL
Prize Money Generously provided by
"Speedway Fan Club-Jaskolka"
1ST PLACE - HAROLD HARTKE #29
2ND PLACE - KEN SAILLANT #20
3RD PLACE - DAVE WEICHT #26
4TH PLACE - BRAD AMBURGEY #1
SPEEDWAY "B" MAIN FINAL
1ST PLACE - ARTUR TARASZKA #2
2ND PLACE - MARKS SHEETS #3
3RD PLACE - MARTY SHEETS #8
4TH PLACE - RON HARTKE #11
5TH PLACE - MIKE SMITH #71