Inland Motor Speedway
National Orange Show
San Bernardino, California
IMS Winter Series 4 Results
February 12, 2012
By: Ryan Evans
Photos By: Dorcey Wingo
|Former World Champion Billy Hamill is about to bump-start son Kurtis on his new 250.
||#313 Joey St. Louis collides with #6 Shawn McConnell (left) and high-sides into #18 Justin Boyle (right) on the very first lap. Joey was able to walk off but was done for the day.
||#163 Rick Davis gets some air the hard way, but kept on tickin.' More soil samples and plywood testing to come.
|#311 Rip Fife backs into turn one as #116 Chris Jones goes wide.
||Jones (right) is tagged by #192 Mitch Pierson, (left) who thumped the wall shortly thereafter.
||Youth 250s: #111 Dillon Ruml leads the pack into turn two, his brother # 308 Max Ruml takes the outside line.
|Four Sidecar teams put some hot laps down. This is #16 Brown and Hertrick in turn three.
||First Division #114 Troy "Mad Dog II" McConnell battles #18 Justin Boyle through turn two. #6 Shawn McConnell trails son Troy and #37 Joe Donaldson is in pursuit.
||Youth 200cc: #45 Braydan Galvin goes down as #4 Courtney Crone and #214 Michael Wells react. #34 Maverick Molloy is on the pole.
|#222 Dalton Leedy prepares for a soil sample in turn four.
||#45 Galvin says, "Hey, I'm too clean to go home," and hits the dirt.
||Youth 250cc: #104 Kurtis Hamill gets a wheel up as everyone digs in hard.
|Kudos to #393 C.J. Sanborn for winning the Support C Main Event.
||First Division Scratch Main: #37 Joe Donaldson heads around two as #114 Troy McConnell heads straight for the wall. His father Shawn watches Troy, thinking, "You better not hurt my wall!"
||Troy did put a hole in the wall, but got slowly back up. He borrowed a straight bike, grabbed a new helmet, and won the Main!
Troy "Mad Puppy" McConnell got up off the deck after a scary crash and won the main event of IMS Winter Series Event #4 at Inland Motorcycle Speedway in San Bernardino.
The second attempt to run the main event came to an abrupt halt with Troy McConnell and his bike hit the turn two wall very hard. After lying on the track for several minutes, Troy McConnell was able to get up and asked for a spare machine. One was provided and he took his place in the restart.
Boyle led the final attempt through lap one but suffered an engine failure on the back straight which allowed Troy McConnell to assume the lead. Troy McConnell had to contend with his father, Shawn "Mad Dog" McConnell over the last two laps of the race. The father-son battle would go to the younger generation as Troy McConnell led Shawn McConnell across the finish line. Donaldson finished third and Boyle was credited with fourth.
Mitch Pierson led from start to finish and captured the Support B Main Event. Kevin Fife finished second, J.C. Masters was third, Chris Jones finished fourth, and Kayle LeoGrande was fifth.
C.J. Sanborn made the best start and never looked back on his way to a dominant victory in the Support C Main Event. Stephen Simrak finished second, Ron Davis was third, Colin Reese finished fourth, and Dan Eddy was fifth.
Broc Nicol led the Youth 250cc Main Event until turn three when Max Ruml went by on the inside. Max Ruml raced off into the sunset and was first to the checkered flag. Dillon Ruml finished second, Broc Nicol was third, Hayley Perrault finished fourth, and Kurtis Hamill was fifth.
The Youth 200cc Main Event was marred by crashes that led to the race being restarted three times. On the fourth attempt Courtney Crone led the field for two laps but had the pack snapping at her heels. Michael Wells found a way past her as they exited turn four the third time. Wells held on to the lead on the final lap to secure the victory. Maverick Molloy finished second, Crone was third, and Chase Sanborn finished fourth.
Pee Wee Main Event
76 - Nick Dunn
Youth 200cc Main Event (restarted tree times)
214 - Michael Wells 20
34 - Maverick Molloy 10
4 - Courtney Crone 0
108 - Chase Sanborn 10
222 - Dalton Leedy 30 (non starter - restart)
45 - Braydan Galvin 40 (non starter - restart)
Youth 250cc Main Event
308 - Max Ruml
111 - Dillon Ruml
98 - Broc Nicol
0 - Hayley Perrault
104 - Kurtis Hamill (fell)
Support C Main Event
393 - C.J. Sanborn
313 - Stephen Simrak
163 - Ron Davis
390 - Colin Reese
349 - Dan Eddy (fell)
Support B Main Event
192 - Mitch Pierson
311 - Kevin Fife
202 - J.C. Masters
116 - Chris Jones (restarted)
185 - Kayle LeoGrande (engine failure)
Support A Main Event (restarted twice)
114 - Troy McConnell 0
6 - Shawn McConnell 20
37 - Joey Donaldson 0
18 - Justin Boyle 0 (engine failure)