The Grand Industry Hills Expo Center
City of Industry, California
Warren Russell Night
August 4, 2010 - Industry Speedway
By: Ryan Evans
Former National Champion “Flyin” Mike Faria won the Industry Speedway Main Event for the first time in 2010 on Warren Russell Night.
Faria started in gate two and made a good enough start to get across the front of gate one starter Shawn “Mad Dog” McConnell and take the lead in turn one. McConnell chased the leader down the back straight but Faria kept him at bay. McConnell tried to pressure him into a mistake, but Faria didn’t allow him any opportunities and he cruised the rest of the way to the victory. McConnell settled for second, “Fast” Eddie Castro was third, Bobby “Boogaloo” Schwartz finished fourth, and “Battling” Buck Blair was fifth.
The heats kicked off with Neil Facchini getting a win over McConnell. Tyson Talkington scored an impressive victory over Blair in the second heat. Faria beat Castro in the third heat. Austin Novratil ended the first round with a defeat of Dale Facchini.
Schwartz opened the second round with a win over Castro. Talkington beat McConnell for his second straight victory. Novratil made it two wins in two races by using the outside to beat Blair. Tyson Burmeister beat Faria to conclude round two.
Novratil began the final round of heats by beating Faria to remain perfect. Burmeister beat Schwartz for his second straight win. Castro defeated McConnell to win event 15. Blair ended the heats with his first victory of the evening.
Faria won the first semi with Castro following him into the main event. Blair and McConnell finished one-two in the second semi to transfer to the main, but the previously unbeaten Novratil finished fifth and was done for the evening. Schwartz made a brilliant trap from gate four to win the Last Chance and book the final spot in the main.
Kip McClain led the first lap on the Support Main Event but Jake Myers slipped by on the second lap to take over the lead. Myers extended his lead with each lap and was first to the checkered flag. McClain held on for second, Tony DeAlmeida finished third, Chris Jones was fourth, and Steve Leffler finished fifth.
Max Ruml defeated Samuel Ramirez to win the Tom Foster Youth First Division Main Event.
Dillon Ruml led all four laps en route to victory in the Youth Second Division Main Event. Nick Varner was second, Broc Nicol finished third, and Kurtis Hamill was fourth.
Alyssa Smith led the Pee Wee Main Event for three laps before Sebastian Palmese overcame his 40-yard handicap and passed her on the back straight. Palmese held on through the final corner and claimed the victory. Smith settled for second and Dominic Laney finished third.
Scott Driggers and Casey Driggers were
leading the Sidecar Main Event before a crash brought out the red flag. They repeated the performance by taking the lead in the restart.
Gerard Jackson and Dave German
took over the lead on the third lap, but Driggers and Driggers didn’t just lie down. They went back after the new leader, but the two bikes locked
together as they took the white flag and both teams ended up on the infield. Bryan Motis
and Brandi McElroy took advantage and led the final lap for the victory.
Kevin Brown and Matt Davis were
second and Dylan Beard and Crystal Laurie finished third.
Sidecar Main Event (restarted)
2 - Bryan Motis/Brandi McElroy
16 - Kevin Brown/omit Davis
5150 - Dylan Beard/Crystal Laurie
66 - Gerard Jackson/Dave German
13 - Scott Driggers/Casey Driggers
Pee Wee Main Event
495 - Sebastian Palmese 40
31 - Alyssa Smith 0
19 - Dominic Laney 40
Youth Second Division Main Event
111 - Dillon Ruml
333 - Nick Varner
146 - Broc Nicol
104 - Kurtis Hamill
Tom Foster Youth First Division Main Event
308 - Max Ruml
22 - Samuel Ramirez
Support Main Event
175 - Jake Myers 20
316 - Kip McClain 0
157 - Tony DeAlmeida 20
116 - Chris Jones 20
328 - Steve Leffler 0 (fell, remounted)
First Division Heat Scoring 1 2 3 T
6 – Shawn McConnell 2 2 2 6
9 – Mike Faria 3 2 2 7
11 – Bobby Schwartz 0 3 2 5
14 – Eddie Castro 2 2 3 7
19 – Dale Facchini 2 0 1 3
26 – Tyson Burmeister F 3 3 6
39 – Buck Blair 2 2 3 7
48 – Tyson Talkington 3 3 0 6
63 – Michael Raines 1 0 1 2
86 – Neil Facchini 3 1 1 5
112 – Joey Donaldson 1 1 0 2
145 – Brad Pappalardo 1 1 1 3
146 – Aaron Fox 1 1 2 4
151 – Brandon Leedy F 0 0 0
178 – Eloy Medellin E 0 0 0
181 – Austin Novratil 3 3 3 9
1: N. Facchini, McConnell, Raines, Medellin (engine failure)
2: Talkington, Blair, Donaldson, Burmeister (fell)
3: Faria, Castro, Pappalardo, Leedy (fell)
4: Novratil, D. Facchini, Fox, Schwartz
7: Schwartz, Castro, Donaldson, Medellin
8: Talkington, McConnell, Pappalardo, D. Facchini
9: Novratil, Blair, N. Facchini, Leedy
10: Burmeister, Faria, Fox, Raines
13: Novratil, Faria, N. Facchini, Medellin
14: Burmeister, Schwartz, Pappalardo, Talkington
15: Castro, McConnell, Raines, Leedy
16: Blair, Fox, D. Facchini, Donaldson
Semi #1: Faria, Castro, Talkington, Burmeister, Fox (fell)
Semi #2: Blair, McConnell, N. Facchini, Schwartz, Novratil
First Division Last Chance
11 - Bobby Schwartz
26 - Tyson Burmeister
48 - Tyson Talkington
86 - Neil Facchini
First Division Main Event
9 - Mike Faria
6 - Shawn McConnell
14 - Eddie Castro
11 - Bobby Schwartz
39 - Buck Blair