The Grand Industry Hills Expo Center
City of Industry, California
2012 Haddick’s Classic Car Night
July 11, 2012
By: Ryan Evans
Photos by: Paul Flanders and Dorcey Wingo
|Below Photos by: Paul Flanders
|Buck Blair and Brian Shepherd took home a few bucks by winning the main event.
||The team of Mark Griffiths and Lionel Cornwell captured the sidecar main.
||It was a warm night at Industry as Tony and Barry Briggs greet Charlie Venegas.
|Headin’ south to find out what so exciting about Wednesday evenings, Tommy Hedden was “forced” into the consolation main, which he won. Daughter Kayci takes Pit Tootsie of the Week.
||She would have won the Pit Tootsie award but she did not have a pit pass.
||With dad Jack prepping the bike, Courtney Crone was racing well against the boys.
|The men from Down Under certainly know how to deal with hot weather. Now that’s a drink, mate!
||The Ruml brothers rumbled back to Industry with Dillon holding off Max for the 250cc win.
||The rear fender of an Aussie sidecar says it all.
|Below photos by Dorcey Wingo
|Lightning Luke Whitcomb makes the inside pass an exciting thing.
||2nd Division contender #162 Danny Baker. in turn four.
||Dillon Ruml holds off Big Brother in the 250cc Main Event.
|Tyson Burmeister styles after a convincing heat victory.
||Sidecar action. The Australians meant business.
||Buck Blair blasts off.
|Pee Wee Main Event.
||Burmeister gets the better of Buck in the semi.
||Sidecar Main Event: rising to the occasion.
|1st Division Consolation.
||1st Division Main Event
||Buck Blair, winning!
Industry Racing, CA, USA - July 11
"Battling" Buck Blair made a daring move to win the main event to conclude an evening full of action at Industry Racing.
Charlie "The Edge" Venegas entered the main event undefeated and elected to start from gate one. His choice appeared to pay off when he left the starting line first. Blair, who started in gate four, went to the outside in turns one and two and was alongside the former National Champion on the back straight. The pair was wheel-to-wheel through turns three and four but Blair found more traction on the outside. Venegas drifted wide in attempt to block Blair, but the Colorado native squeezed between him and the fence and dropped in front of Venegas entering turn one to secure the lead. Venegas spent three laps trying to retaliate, but was unable to force an error. Blair was first to the checkered flag, Venegas had to settle for second, Aaron Fox finished third, and Tyson Burmeister was fourth.
Blair kicked off the heats with a win over Neil Facchini. Northern California's Tommy Hedden led the next heat before sliding off and bringing out the red flag. Gino Manzares was victorious in the restart. Burmeister defeated Russell Green in the next heat. Venegas beat Fox to end the first round.
Fox started the second round with a win over Robbie Sauer. John Marquez beat Hedden in event 17. Blair won his second straight race ahead of Manzares. Venegas beat Burmeister to finish round two.
Fox began round three by defeating Facchini. Marquez beat Steve Russell for his second win in a row. Burmeister defeated Blair for his second win. Venegas remained unbeaten by beating Hedden to end the heats.
Burmeister and Blair finished one-two in the first semi and both transferred to the main event. In the second semi Venegas won his fourth straight race and Fox followed him into the main.
Marquez made the best start in the Consolation, but Hedden made the outside work and powered around him for the lead. Hedden led the rest of the way for the win. Marquez was second, Manzares finished third, and Facchini was fourth.
Eloy Medellin put together four smooth laps and was victorious in the Second Division Main Event. Tim McGrath was second, Bruce Marteney finished third, and Danny Baker was fourth.
Stephen Simrak led all four laps en route to victory in the Third Division Main Event. Paul Thornton finished second, Chris Wiggins was third, and Dave Trout finished fourth.
Braden Sauer led the Youth 250cc Main Event before going down on the second lap and Dillon Ruml took over the lead. Dillon Ruml led the next three laps but his brother, Max Ruml, closed ground on him challenged on the final lap. Dillon Ruml didn't succumb to the pressure, though, and led to the finish. Broc Nicol finished third and Braden Sauer was fourth.
Courtney Crone led the Youth 200cc Main Event for two laps before Sebastian Palmese went by. Palmese tried to stretch his lead but Braydan Galvin, who started from the 70 yard line, was gaining ground fast. Palmese led as they entered the final corner but Galvin found enough traction to narrowly beat him to the finish line. Crone was third, Gino Scopellite finished fourth, Dylan Smith was fifth, and Tristan Britt finished sixth.
Pee Wee rider Luke Whitcomb was being followed around by a film crew who are part of a production crew producing a video presentation. That idea was formulated after Conner Cruise, son of actor Tom Cruise, was in attendance a couple weeks ago. Whitcomb put aside the distractions and won the Pee Wee Main Event. Keelan Venegas finished second, Walker Calvo was third, Nick Dunn finished fourth, Jake Trout was fifth, and Jake Isaac finished sixth.
Eleven sidecars were on the program headlined by three teams that were visiting from Australia. All three teams made the Sidecar Main Event and were joined by Dylan Beard and David Crews. Mark Griffiths and Lionel Cornwell led from start to finish and collected the victory. Phil Hudson and Eli Wright finished second, Beard and Crews were third, and Shane Hudson along with American passenger Nick Hertrick were fourth.
The next event at Industry Racing is Bruce Flanders Ugly Hawaiian Shirt Night. The evening honors the motor sports announcing icon and any fan wearing an ugly Hawaiian shirt will receive half off an adult admission. The evening will also include the third Last of the Mohicans Last Man Out Challenge of the season.
1 – Chris Jones/Johnny Glover
911 – Stuart Glass/Jack Straw
1965 – Jeff Rowe/Johnny Bach
44 – Jeff Medberry/Josh Bennett
Sidecar Main Event
44A - Mark Griffiths/Lionel Cornwell
17A - Phil Hudson/Eli Wright
5150 - Dylan Beard/David Crews
71A - Shane Hudson/Nick Hertrick (retired)
Pee Wee Main Event
27 - Luke Whitcomb
43 - Keelan Venegas
21 - Walker Calvo
76 - Nick Dunn
326 - Jake Troutt
16 - Jake Isaac
Youth 200cc Main Event
45 - Braydan Galvin 70
18 - Sebastian Palmese 10
4 - Courtney Crone 0
7 - Gino Scopellite 10
13 - Dylan Smith 20
11 - Tristan Britt 0
Youth 250cc Main Event
111 - Dillon Ruml 10
308 - Max Ruml 50
98 - Broc Nicol 20
21 - Braden Sauer 0(fell, remounted)
Third Division Main Event
318 - Stephen Simrak
124 - Paul Thornton
282 - Chris Wiggins
210 - Dave Troutt
Second Division Main Event
178 - Eloy Medellin
186 - Tim McGrath
242 - Bruce Marteney
162 - Danny Baker
First Division Heat Scoring123T
11 – Bobby Schwartz R N 11
17 – Robbie Sauer 0213
18 – Justin Boyle 0112
21 – Brad Sauer 1102
23 – Steve Russell 1F23
24 – Gino Manzares 3216
26 – Tyson Burmeister 3238
37 – Joe Donaldson 1001
39 – Buck Blair 3328
40n – Tommy Hedden 2226
41 – John Marquez 1337
43 – Charlie Venegas 3339
46 – Aaron Fox 2338
86 – Neil Facchini 2125
178 – Eloy Medellin 0000
321 – Russell Green 2103
7: Blair, Facchini, Marquez, Boyle
8: (restarted) Manzares, Hedden (penalty line), Russell, R. Sauer
9: Burmeister, Green, B. Sauer, Schwartz (retired)
10: Venegas, Fox, Donaldson, Medellin
16: Fox, R. Sauer, Boyle, Schwartz (non starter)
17: Marquez, Hedden, Green, Medellin
18: Blair, Manzares, B. Sauer, Donaldson
19: Venegas, Burmeister, Facchini, Russell (fell)
27: Fox, Facchini, Manzares, Green
28: Marquez, Russell, Schwartz, Donaldson
29: Burmeister, Blair, R. Sauer, Medellin
30: Venegas, Hedden, Boyle, B. Sauer
Semi #1: Burmeister, Blair, Manzares, Facchini
Semi #2: Venegas, Fox, Marquez, Hedden
First Division Consolation
40n - Tommy Hedden
41 - John Marquez
24 - Gino Manzares
86 - Neil Facchini
First Division Main Event
39 - Buck Blair
43 - Charlie Venegas
46 - Aaron Fox
26 - Tyson Burmeister (engine failure)