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The Grand Industry Hills Expo Center
City of Industry, California

June 8, 2011
By: Ryan Evans
Photos by: Dorcey Wingo
Photo by: Paul Flanders
Photos by: BackItIn Photos - Jim Thorn

Dorcey Wingo Photos Below

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Fan Appreciate Night at the Grand host Bruce Penhall sported the Bruvado beer logo, Industry Speedway newest sponsor's name also appeared over the starting gate via a Grand banner. Race Sponsor Bruvado Banner Youth riders watching the races, clockwise from top left: Gino Scopellite, B-rock Nicol, Nick Varner and Max Ruml First Div. contender #63 Michael Raines high-sided hard on the lap after this, following an encounter with #23 Steve Russell (out of frame). Raines was carried out in a gurney but thought not to be seriously hurt.
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Everybody got beat at least once Wednesday night: In this prelim race,#25 Jimmy Fishback III gestures to #43 Charlie "The Edge" Venegas to come on by...? /Hot shoe/ #27 Austin Novratil works it in turn two, ahead of the pack.  the closest finish of the night, #14 Fast Eddie Castro takes a hard line along the wall to zip past a determined Shawn McConnell. Pee Wee Main Event: Left to right: #27 Luke Whitcomb; #31 Alyssa Smith (winner); #3 Dylan Smith; #11 Tristan Britt; #19 Dominic Laney and #21 Walker Calvo launch under the tapes.
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Taking his Hagon Speedway bike hard into turn one is Youth 200cc winner #23 Shea Bendylowski. Scratch Main Event: #27 Austin Novratil gates from the wall; #11 Bobby Schwartz in four;
#14 Eddie Castro in the sandwich; #43 Charlie Venegas next and #25 Jimmy Fishback III on the outside, in the restart.
Here's Venegas showing some intensity in the Scratch Main win.
I wonder if Fishback had anything to do with Charlie's look of determination?
Promoter Jeff Immediato congratulates Charlie Venegas after the final race.
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As you can see from this Paul Flanders photo, the stars show up at Industry Speedway. (Mike Sayler)

BackItIn Photos - Jim Thorn Photos Below

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1st Div. Winner #43 “The Edge” Charlie Venegas, #11 Bobby Schwartz in middle to outside #27 Austin Novratil far outside #25 Jimmy Fishback rear 1st Div. last chance win #11 Bobby Schwartz #48 Tyson Talkington outside #6 Shawn McConnell in rear 2nd Div. winner #126 Rocco Scopellite
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3rd Div. winner #316 Kip McClain#188 Rick Howard outside Youth 250cc main winner #308 “Mad” Max Ruml Youth 1st Div. winner #98 Broc Nicol

Charlie "The Edge" Venegas showed everyone why has won more main events in the eight-year history of Industry Speedway by capturing top honors on Fan Appreciation Night.

The former National Champion started in gate two and beat his competitors into turn one. Jimmy "Little Animal" Fishback led the charge behind the leader but Venegas immediately began to put distance between himself and his competitors. He stretched his lead with each successive lap and cruised to victory. Fishback finished second, Austin Novratil was third, "Fast" Eddie Castro finished fourth, and Bobby "Boogaloo" Schwartz was fifth.

The evening began on a sour note as a crash involving Michael Raines in the first heat resulted in the young rider being transported to a local hospital. Fortunately, he was released early the next day after suffering a concussion.

Novratil won the restart of the first heat over Shawn "Mad Dog" McConnell. Venegas began his evening with a win over Jason Ramirez. Schwartz ended round one by defeating Fishback.

Round two began with McConnell collecting his first win by defeating Castro. Fishback beat Venegas in the next heat for his first win. John "Mongoose" Marquez led the last heat of the second round for two laps before Novratil went by and took his second win.

Fishback opened the final round of heats by beating Novratil for his second straight win. McConnell made it two in a row with a victory over Ramirez. Venegas ended the heat races by defeating Aaron Fox for his second win.

Fishback and Novratil finished one-two in the first semi and transferred to the main event. Venegas handily won the second semi while McConnell, who was running second, began to suffer bike problems on the final lap and Castro passed him on the outside to steal the transfer. Schwartz won the Last Chance to fill the final spot in the main event.

Rocco Scopellite trapped the field from the outside at the start and dominated the Second Division Main Event for the second week in a row. Brandon Leedy finished second, Carl Gazafy was third, and Mike Salyer finished fourth.

Kip McClain led from start to finish en route to victory in the Third Division Main Event. Kevin Fife finished second and Rick Howard was third.

Max Ruml ran away with the Youth 250cc Main Event for the second consecutive week with Dillon Ruml finishing second and Nicholas Varner coming in third.

Varner led the Youth 200cc First Division Main Event for three laps, but suffered an engine failure on the final lap which handed the victory to Broc Nicol. Dillon Ruml finished second, Dalton Leedy was third, and Varner was credited with fourth.

Sebastian Palmese led the Youth 200cc Second Division Main Event through the first corner, but Shea Bendykowski took over the lead and never looked back. Bendykowski earned his second straight victory, Palmese hung on to second, Gino Scopellite finished third, and Michael Wells was fourth.

Alyssa Smith earned a very popular victory with a wire-to-wire Pee Wee Main Event win. Dylan Smith finished second, Dominic Laney was third, Tristan Britt finished fourth, Luke Whitcomb was fifth, and Walker Calvo finished sixth.

The Grand Marshall for Fan Appreciation Night was two-time World Champion Bruce Penhall who signed autographs for fans. Next week's event at Industry Speedway is the 50cc Grand Arena Championship.


Pee Wee Main Event
31 - Alyssa Smith
3 - Dylan Smith
19 - Dominic Laney
11 - Tristan Britt
27 - Luke Whitcomb
21 - Walker Calvo

Youth 200cc Second Division Main Event
23 - Shea Bendykowski
18 - Sebastian Palmese
7 - Gino Scopellite
214 - Michael Wells

Youth 200cc First Division Main Event
98 - Broc Nicol
111 - Dillon Ruml
222 - Dalton Leedy
333 - Nicholas Varner (engine failure)

Youth 250cc Main Event
308 - Max Ruml
111 - Dillon Ruml
333 - Nicholas Varner

Third Division Main Event
316 - Kip McClain 0
311 - Kevin Fife 10
188 - Rick Howard 0
231 - Gene Stone 10(non starter)

Second Division Main Event
126 - Rocco Scopellite
151 - Brandon Leedy
176 - Carl Gazafy
333 - Mike Salyer

First Division Heat Scoring123T
6 – Shawn McConnell 34411
11 – Bobby Schwartz 4Nr15
14 – Eddie Castro 1315
23 – Steve Russell 2125
25 – Jimmy Fishback 34411
27 – Austin Novratil 44311
41 – John Marquez 0224
43 – Charlie Venegas 43411
45 – Brad Pappalardo 1113
46 – Aaron Fox 2237
48 – Tyson Talkington 2226
63 – Michael Raines Nr- - 0
66 – Jason Ramirez 3339

Race Results
1: (restarted twice) Novratil, McConnell, Russell, Raines (penalty line) (non starter – restart)
2: Venegas, Ramirez, Talkington, Castro
3: Schwartz, Fishback, Fox, Pappalardo, Marquez
10: McConnell, Castro, Fox, Pappalardo
11: Fishback, Venegas, Talkington, Russell
12: (restarted) Novratil, Ramirez, Marquez, Schwartz (non starter – restart)
14: Fishback, Novratil, Marquez, Castro (fell)
15: McConnell, Ramirez, Russell, Schwartz
16: Venegas, Fox, Talkington, Pappalardo
Semi #1: Fishback, Novratil, Fox, Schwartz, Russell
Semi #2: (restarted) Venegas, Castro, McConnell, Talkington, Ramirez (penalty line)

First Division Last Chance
11 - Bobby Schwartz
6 - Shawn McConnell
46 - Aaron Fox
48 - Tyson Talkington

First Division Main Event
43 - Charlie Venegas
25 - Jimmy Fishback
27 - Austin Novratil
14 - Eddie Castro
11 - Bobby Schwartz (retired)

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