The Grand Industry Hills Expo Center
City of Industry, California
June 16, 2010 - Industry Speedway
By: Ryan Evans
Charlie "The Edge" Venegas capped a perfect night by winning the main event for the second week in a row at Industry Speedway.
Venegas started in gate one and used it to his advantage to take the lead entering turn one. "Flyin" Mike Faria gave chase while "Fast" Eddie Castro made a bold move to get into third. Venegas was smooth as silk on the inside line and rode mistake-free from start to finish and was first to the checkered flag. Faria finished second, Castro was third, Tyson Burmeister finished fourth, and Buck Blair was fifth.
Venegas kicked off the heats by beating Castro. Blair defeated Tyson Talkington in the second heat. Faria ended round one with a win over Neil Facchini.
Round two began with Venegas garnering his second straight win. Burmeister beat Blair in the next heat. Faria closed the second round by fighting off a valiant challenge from Michael Raines for his second straight win.
Shawn "Mad Dog" McConnell overcame his early evening struggles to win the opening race of the final round. Venegas remained perfect by beating Burmeister. Blair closed out the heats by defeating Faria.
Faria got the best start in the first semi, but Blair masterfully used the outside and found enough traction on the second lap to surge into the lead and took the victory. Faria's second place finish allowed him to join Blair in the main. Venegas and Burmeister finished one-two in the second semi to transfer to the main. Castro won the Last Chance to complete the five-rider main event field.
Eloy Medellin put together four smooth laps and won the Second Division Main Event. Brandon Leedy was second, Tim McGrath finished third, Bruce Marteney was fourth, Gene Stone finished fifth, and Rod Requejo was sixth.
Kip McClain and Mike Salyer battled side-by-side for the first lap of the Third Division Main Event before McClain took the lead. Salyer kept the pressure on the leader and his effort paid off when he went by McClain on the third lap. Salyer never looked back from there and held on for the win. McClain was second, Kevin Johnson finished third, Tony DeAlmeida was fourth, DeWayne Stark finished fifth, and Rick Howard was sixth.
Sebastian Palmese defeated Dean Cameron and Katie Cameron to win the Pee Wee Second Division Main Event.
Hunter Cameron led all four laps en route to victory in the Pee Wee First Division Main Event. Coy Cameron finished second, Dominic Laney was third, and Alyssa Smith finished fourth.
Dan Jones and Brandi McElroy led from start to finish and captured the Sidecar Main Event. Gerard Jackson and Dave German were second, Joe Jones and Jimmy Olsen finished third, and Scott Driggers and Casey Driggers were fourth.
Next Wednesday's event at Industry Speedway is Harley Night. The ever-popular event will include people racing their street-legal Harleys on the speedway track.
Sidecar Main Event
2 - Dan Jones/Brandi McElroy
66 - Gerard Jackson/Dave German
1 - Joe Jones/Jimmy Olsen
5150 - Dylan Beard/Krystal Laurie (retired)
Pee Wee Second Division Main Event
795 - Sebastian Palmese
99 - Dean Cameron
X - Katie Cameron
Pee Wee First Division Main Event
10 - Hunter Cameron
44 - Coy Cameron
19 - Dominic Laney
31 - Alyssa Smith
Youth Main Event
34 - Maverick Molloy
Third Division Main Event
333 - Mike Salyer 0
316 - Kip McClain 0
122 - Kevin Johnson 10
157 - Tony DeAlmeida 0
268 - DeWayne Stark 10
188 - Rick Howard 0
Second Division Main Event
178 - Eloy Medellin 0
151 - Brandon Leedy 0
186 - Tim McGrath 10
242 - Bruce Marteney 10
231 - Gene Stone 0
131 - Rod Requejo 0 (fell)
First Division Heat Scoring 1 2 3 T
6 – Shawn McConnell F 0 3 3
9 – Mike Faria 3 3 2 8
11 – Bobby Schwartz R 0 0 0
14 – Eddie Castro 2 1 1 4
26 – Tyson Burmeister 0 3 2 5
39 – Buck Blair 3 2 3 8
43 – Charlie Venegas 3 3 3 9
86 – Neil Facchini 2 2 1 5
145 – Brad Pappalardo 1 0 0 1
220 – Tyson Talkington 2 1 1 4
259 – Michael Raines 1 2 2 5
321 – Russell Green 1 1 0 2
1: Venegas, Castro, Raines (fell, remounted), Burmeister
2: Blair, Talkington, Pappalardo, Schwartz (retired)
3: (restarted) Faria, Facchini, Green, McConnell (fell)
10: Venegas, Facchini, Talkington, McConnell
11: Burmeister, Blair, Castro, Schwartz
12: Faria, Raines, Green, Pappalardo
17: McConnell, Raines, Talkington, Schwartz
18: Venegas, Burmeister, Castro, Pappalardo
19: Blair, Faria, Facchini, Green
Semi #1: Blair, Faria, Castro, Green, Raines (tape penalty)
Semi #2: Venegas, Burmeister, McConnell, Talkington, Facchini
First Division Last Chance
14 - Eddie Castro
6 - Shawn McConnell
321 - Russell Green
220 - Tyson Talkington
First Division Main Event
43 - Charlie Venegas
9 - Mike Faria
14 - Eddie Castro
26 - Tyson Burmeister
39 - Buck Blair