Inland Motorcycle Speedway - San Bernardino, CA, USA - August 3
"Battling" Buck Blair went five for five including a main event victory to complete a perfect night at Inland Motorcycle Speedway in San Bernardino.
Blair and Charlie "The Edge" Venegas both entered the main event undefeated. Venegas would start from gate three and Blair from gate five. Venegas was first off the starting line and led into turn one with Blair beside him. Venegas went to the inside line while Blair remained wide through turns one and two. They were side-by-side on the back straight and kept the same racing lines through turns three and four. Blair found more traction in the outside dirt and took the lead at the close of lap one. They both maintained their different paths around the track and Blair's proved to be superior as he stretched his lead on the second lap. The Colorado native cruised the rest of the way and was first to the checkered flag. Venegas finished second, Shawn "Mad Dog" McConnell was third, Aaron Fox finished fourth, and Tim Gomez was fifth.
Blair gave a preview of the entire evening by winning the first heat. Fox beat Russell Green in the second heat. Bobby "Boogaloo" Schwartz and Venegas had a great battle in the third heat before Venegas secured the victory on the final lap to end the first round.
Blair started the second round with a win over Fox. Venegas beat Steve Russell for his second straight win. McConnell and Schwartz battled handlebar-to-handlebar for three laps before McConnell's inside line proved better and gave him the win.
Gomez started the final round with a win over Tyson Talkington. Venegas beat McConnell for his third straight win. Blair matched Venegas's perfect score by beating Fox in the final heat.
Venegas and McConnell finished one-two in the first semi and moved into the main. Blair won the second semi with Fox getting second to join him in the main event.
Talkington and Schwartz battled had a two-lap battle for the lead in the Last Chance before Gomez cut under both riders on the third lap to take the lead and the win to fill the main event field.
Davey Shaw led the Second Division Main Event for a lap before J.D. Myerscough went by him for the lead. Myerscough stretched his lead with each lap and crossed the finish line first. Shaw held on to second, Rudy Laurer finished third, Mike Maely was fourth, Kayle LeoGrande finished fifth, and Geoff Herkner was sixth.
Courtney Crone led the Youth 200cc Main Event for a lap and a half but Braydan Galvin swept around the outside in turn four to take the lead. Galvin never looked back from there and took home the win. Crone finished second and Dryden LeoGrande was third.
Luke Whitcomb led the Pee Wee First Division Main Event for a lap but had the Easley brothers breathing down his neck. Talin Easley fell while going for the lead entering turn three the second time but Revin Easley snuck through to take the lead and the win.
The next event at Inland Motorcycle Speedway will have all divisions of speedway and will also include the sidecars.
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