"Battling" Buck Blair launched into the lead of the Scratch Main Event from gate two and led through turns one and two but had Billy Hamill breathing down his rear fender. Blair led through lap one and tried his best to keep the defending National Champion behind him. Blair raced mid-track through turn one while Billy Hamill used the cushion. Blair drifted up to the dirt as he exited turn two in an effort to protect his lead. His efforts definitely blocked Billy Hamill's path, but he made a quick left turn and cut underneath the Colorado native and they were wheel-to-wheel entering turn three. Billy Hamill went deep into the corner and pushed Blair wide enough that it effectively ended any chance he had of contending the rest of the race. Billy Hamill held back last week's winner, Under 21 National Champion "Mad" Max Ruml the final two laps to collect the victory. Former Junior National Champion Austin Novratil finished third, Tyson Burmeister was fourth, and Blair finished fifth.
Max Ruml opened up the evening with a win over former Junior National Champion Jason Ramirez. Steve Russell, making his first appearance of 2014, began his season with a win in event two. Burmeister defeated Broc Nicol in event three. Billy Hamill finished the first round by defeating Novratil.
Novratil started the second round by defeating Russell Green. Blair beat Jason Ramirez in the next event. Max Ruml defeated Broc Nicol for his second victory in a row. Billy Hamill blazed to victory ahead of Burmeister to end round two.
Novratil began the final round of heats by defeating Russell. "Fast" Eddie Castro beat Neil Facchini in event 21. Max Ruml remained undefeated with a win over Burmeister. Billy Hamill matched Max Ruml's perfect score by finishing the heats with a win ahead of Blair.
A five-rider runoff was needed to fill the final three spots in the semis. Nicol used the outside in the first corner to get the lead and he calmly took the victory. The racing behind him was action-packed with Green, Jason Ramirez, and Castro battling over second and third. Green held second with Jason Ramirez pressuring him while Castro was using his preferred outside line to put heat on Jason Ramirez. Green secured second and Jason Ramirez wisely switched to the outside line and it paid off as he protected the final slot in the semis by staying in front of Castro. Russell finished fifth.
Billy Hamill stormed to victory in the first semi with Novratil finishing second to join him in the main event. Burmeister got the better of Max Ruml in the second semi as both riders transferred into the main.
Ramirez had the Last Chance under control and was well on his way to victory when he slowed near the end of the third lap. Blair was the benefactor of Ramirez's misfortune and took the win and final transfer to the main event. Nicol was second, Green finished third, and Ramirez was credited with fourth.
The Support Main Event started with Ricky Richards in the front of the six-rider field and he comfortably led the first two laps. Chris Jones began putting pressure on the leader on the third lap while Dalton Leedy, winner of the first three Support Main Events this year, had worked his way in to third. They remained in those positions through lap four but as they took the white flag Chris Jones tried to go underneath Richards. They entered turn one handlebar-to-handlebar and while Leedy tried to sweep around both of them on the outside. The three-wide formation ended in disaster when there was contact. Leedy's bike lifted and he and his machine were launched through the fence in turn two at a high rate of speed. Despite how tragic the results could have been, Leedy was alert and suffered a relatively minor leg injury. Chris Jones was awarded the victory, Leedy was credited with a second place he will never forget, Chris Wiggins finished third, "Rattlesnake" Steve Bowen was fourth, Kevin Fife finished fifth, and Richards was credited with sixth.
Junior National Champion Dillon Ruml raced to his fourth consecutive Junior 250 Main Event victory. Gage Geist finished second, Courtney Crone was third, Travis Hamilton finished fourth, Kurtis Hamill was fifth after falling while running in second, and Samuel Ramirez was credited with sixth.
Sara Cords swept around the outside of her competition and never looked back en route to her first victory of the season in the Mini 150 Main Event. Luke Whitcomb was second, Dakota Shockley finished third, and Slater Lightcap was fourth.
Adrian Campos won the Pee Wee Second Division Main Event. Harley Fisher, son of Ryan Fisher, finished second, Adam Csanyi was third, Brianna Jones finished fourth while her sister, Hannah Jones, came in fifth.
The Ken Maely Cup honors the legendary icon of American motorcycle racing who was famous for making the steel shoes for speedway racers and flat track racers for decades. Maely also had a practice track at his ranch in Corona, California on which many of America's greatest speedway racers spun laps to hone their skills.
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