The Grand Industry Hills Expo Center
City of Industry, California
Ahern Rentals Night
August 10, 2011
By: Ryan Evans
Photos by: Paul Flanders
Main Event YouTube Mark Williams
|Headin’ south from Auburn to find out the “Only reason for Wednesday Nights" were Tommy Hedden (center), Chris Casey (left) and Chanse Vaccaro (right).
||It was birthday night for Brandon Leedy (20), Bobby Schwartz (55) and Russell Green (20).
||It’s been a while since Braydan Galvin raced at Industry. Grandpa Dave and father Bryan get ready to send him out to the Youth 200cc Support main.
|Visiting from Auburn, Chris Casey ends up with the Support B main trophy on his first trip to Industry.
||Jason Ramirez gets back to Industry with support from Ray Schmidt and Steve Golden.
||Birthday boy, Russell Green, transfers to the main in his first visit to Industry for 2011.
Former National Champion "Flyin" Mike Faria was in fine form as he captured the main event on Ahern Rentals Night at Industry Speedway
Faria started in gate two and was able to get across the previously unbeaten Jimmy "Little Animal" Fishback as they entered turn one to take the lead. Fishback immediately set his sights on the leader and hoped to force a mistake. Fishback stalked Faria the entire distance but was unable to create an opening. Faria was first to the checkered flag, Fishback settled for second, "Fast" Eddie Castro was third, Shawn "Mad Dog" McConnell finished fourth, and Russell Green was fifth.
Charlie "The Edge" Venegas kicked off the heats with a hard-earned victory over Northern California's Tommy Hedden. Fishback won the second heat ahead of Dukie Ermolenko, who was making his first appearance of the season at Industry Speedway. Michael Raines scored an impressive win over McConnell in the third heat. Faria beat Green to end the first round.
Venegas beat Castro to start the second round. Fishback beat Hedden for his second straight win. McConnell defeated Green in the next heat. Faria beat Ermolenko to finish round two with his second win in a row.
Venegas remained perfect by beating Ermolenko to begin the final round. Fishback matched Venegas's perfect score by beating Castro. Hedden beat McConnell in event 14. Faria beat Jason Ramirez in the final heat to make it a trio of riders who were unbeaten after the heats.
Venegas led Fishback into turn one of the first semi but hooked up and went straight in turn two and the entire field went by. Fishback and Ermolenko raced side-by-side for over three laps until Fishback secured the lead in the final corner while Ermolenko's suffered an engine failure. Fishback stayed perfect with Green getting second because of Ermolenko's misfortune. McConnell handed Faria his first loss in the second semi, but the latter was able to finish second and still transfer to the main.
Raines was leading the Last Chance when he spun around and brought out the red flag when his competitors were forced to lay their bikes down. Castro won the restart to final the final place in the main event field.
Harold Hartke led the Support Main Event until Joe Donaldson made a bold outside move in turns three and four to take the lead. Donaldson ran away from the field from there and took his second straight victory. Hartke settled for second, Jake Myers was third, and Carl Gazafy finished fourth.
Kip McClain led the Support B Main Event for three laps, but Chris Casey, who travelled from Northern California, was on his back tire as they began the final lap. Casey made his move on the back straight, took the lead and was first to the finish line. McClain finished second, Craig Sprecher was third, Kevin Fife finished fourth, and Chance Vaccaro was fifth.
Max Ruml had a perfect evening by winning both his heats and the Youth 250cc Main Event. Dillon Ruml finished second, Broc Nicol was third, and Braden Sauer finished fourth.
Gino Scopellite led the Youth 200cc First Division Main Event until Nicol got by for the lead and the win. Scopellite held on to second and Dalton Leedy finished third.
Braydan Galvin, in his first race at Industry Speedway in 2011, led the Youth 200cc Second Division Main Event until the final corner and fell. Michael Wells was the benefactor and took the win with Shea Bendykowski getting second.
Alyssa Smith led all four laps en route to victory in the Pee Wee Main Event. Dylan Smith finished second and Luke Whitcomb was third.
Pee Wee Main Event
31 - Alyssa Smith
13 - Dylan Smith
27 - Luke Whitcomb (fell)
Youth 200cc Second Division Main Event
214 - Michael Wells
23 - Shea Bendykowski
45 - Braydan Galvin (fell)
Youth 200cc First Division Main Event
98 - Broc Nicol
7 - Gino Scopellite
222 - Dalton Leedy
Youth 250cc Main Event
308 - Max Ruml
111 - Dillon Ruml
98 - Broc Nicol
21 - Braden Sauer
Support B Main Event
391n - Chris Casey
316 - Kip McClain
199 - Craig Sprecher
311 - Kevin Fife
392n - Chance Vaccaro (fell, remounted)
Support Main Event
37 - Joe Donaldson
290 - Harold Hartke
175 - Jake Myers
176 - Carl Gazafy
First Division Heat Scoring123T
6 – Shawn McConnell 2327
9 – Mike Faria 3339
11 – Bobby Schwartz 1001
14 – Eddie Castro 0224
15 – Dukie Ermolenko 2226
25 – Jimmy Fishback 3339
27 – Austin Novratil 1N - 1
40 – Tommy Hedden 2237
41 – John Marquez Nr1- 1
43 – Charlie Venegas 3339
48 – Tyson Talkington 1102
63 – Michael Raines 3014
66 – Jason Ramirez 1124
126 – Rocco Scopellite 0112
178 – Eloy Medellin 0011
321 – Russell Green 2215
1: (restarted) Venegas, Hedden, Novratil, Marquez (non starter - restart)
2: Fishback, Ermolenko, Ramirez, Scopellite
3: Raines, McConnell, Schwartz, Medellin
4: Faria, Green, Talkington, Castro
8: Venegas, Castro, Scopellite, Raines
9: Fishback, Hedden, Talkington, Medellin
10: McConnell, Green, Marquez (fell), Novratil (non starter)
11: Faria, Ermolenko, Ramirez, Schwartz
12: Venegas, Ermolenko, Green, Schwartz (tape penalty)
13: Fishback, Castro, Raines
14: (restarted) Hedden, McConnell, Scopellite, Talkington (penalty line)
15: Faria, Ramirez, Medellin
Semi #1: Fishback, Green, Raines, Ermolenko (engine failure), Venegas (retired)
Semi #2: McConnell, Faria, Castro, Hedden, Ramirez
First Division Last Chance (restarted)
14 - Eddie Castro
40 - Tommy Hedden
63 - Michael Raines (penalty line)
15 - Dukie Ermolenko (non starter)
First Division Main Event
9 - Mike Faria
25 - Jimmy Fishback
14 - Eddie Castro
6 - Shawn McConnell
321 - Russell Green