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Perris Raceway

1205 Burton Road
Perris, California

Turkey Classic - Season Opener
Perris Raceway November 19, 2016
By: Steve Evans dreamteamspeedway@sbcglobal.net

Results from Perris and are Continued Below...

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Luke Becker Broc Nicol Hayley Perrault
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Tom Bryant Glenn Geist Levi Leutz
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Not so fresh Salton Sea fish Pit Stop at Salton Sea Pit Stop at Salton Sea

 

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1st Division B Main Event 1st Division Dillon Ruml 1st Division Event 1 - Handicap Heat Gino and Justin
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1st Division Handicap Main Event action, Geist and Nicol 1st Division Luke Becker 1st Division Handicap Main Event, 2nd start
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1st Division Handicap main Event winner Broc Nicol 1st Division Semi 2 action Richards and Dillon Ruml 1st Division Scratch Semi Final
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1st Division Scratch Main Event 1st Division Scratch Main Event winner Luke Becker 1st Division Russell Green
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2nd Division Kenny Hansen 2nd Division action Ron Davis and Steve Bowen 2nd Division Main Event
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2nd Division winner Hayley Perrault 3rd Division D. Osmer and M. Boyle 3rd Division Bryant, Tom
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150cc Cole Ayers 150cc winner Glenn Geist 150cc Main Event
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150cc Main Event action - Geist and Whitcomb 150cc L. Whitcomb and J. Navarette 150cc Geist, Glenn
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Pee Wee Levi Leutz Pee Wee Main Event Pee Wee winner Levi Leutz
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Pee Wee Gavin Geist Sidecar action Rowe and Gledhill Sidecar Main Event
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Sidecar Main Event winners Jeff Rowe and Josh Bennett Sidecar action, Rowe and Bennett Sidecar action Rowe and Motis
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Sunset at Perris Nov 19 2016 Chris Ackerman Vintage Chris Mistretta

TEAM USA'S BECKER AND NICOL WIN BIG AT PERRIS OPENER

After several uncertain months Perris Speedway opened it's 2016/17 Winter Season with a bang with Luke Becker and Broc Nicol winning the Main Events on 19 November 2016.

The track was saved by closure due to noise restrictions thanks to rider Rick Richards and Baghouse Inc, coming up with an inexpensive muffler insert that cuts around 5dB off of on track noises. The riders gave a thumbs up to the insert, which does not affect performance but noticeably quietens the bikes.

The days race format used the traditional American Handicap and Scratch racing program. 9 riders contested Handicap racing, with two heats per riders and the top 6 in points making the Main Event. Dillon Ruml charged through the field the win the opening heat of the season from 50 yards, Gino Manzares, also off of 50, came second with Russell Green third from 40. Heat two saw the expected charge from Luke Becker, winning also from the 50. Gage Geist on 40 was second place with Broc Nicol (50) third. Round two saw Green win the first event from Manzares and Nicol. Becker failed the two minutes in heat 4, Geist taking the win from Ruml, with UK visitor Mike Neale (30) in third.

The Main Event featured two riders on 40 yards and four off of 50. It was Broc Nicol who was first through the traffic to claim victory. Ruml came in second place with Manzares third. The race was very hotly contested with six evenly matched competitors wisely choosing their lines as the bikes were often two or three wide.

Scratch Racing saw 16 riders partake. Manzares won heat 1 from Richards. Becker led home Green in heat 2, Ruml headed Geist in a very close heat 3 battle, with Nicol winning heat 4 from Neale and Justin Boyle. Semi final 1 saw Manzares winning and looking very fast, Geist made a fantastic start and took a brilliant second. Nicol made a superb attempt around turn 2 of lap 1 around the outside but he did not quite make the pass to the top two. Semi two saw Becker lead home Ruml from the impressive Richards, who held second until the final lap when Ruml edged by. Nicol won the B Main over Richards and Green.

The Main event was the epic expected. Dillon Ruml made the gate and looked set for the win, once more showing his rapid big track improvement. Becker was having none of it though and he made an inside drive on turn 3 of lap 2 to take the lead and eventual victory. Manzares claimed third place.

Division Two featured 9 riders, each having two heats (Round 2 Handicapped Olympique style). Heats went to Brad Moreau, Rudy Laurer, Hayley Perrault and Rohn Zellner. The winners topped the points chart to make the Main and were joined by Steve Bowen who won the Last Chance. Zellner made the fastest start but he was passed by Perrault who made a superb outside to inside cutback to displace her rival on the way to victory.

Division Three had Steve Brown winning heat 1 with Tom Bryant taking the Olympique style heat 2 and then the Main. 150 Mini Class saw Glenn Geist win all races, the two heats with ease though the Main saw a close battle with Luke Whitcomb. Levi Leutz won all Three Pee Wee Races. Chris Mistretta was the only Vintage rider and he was awarded first place.

The Sidecars put on their expected fantastic show. Jeff Rowe and Josh Bennett won all three races in a great display from Bryan Motis and new passenger Ricky Smith, three wins but three close races with the #2 team.

The six event Perris season continues on December 10th with Round 1 of the Team racing series. The event will also feature the annual Speedway Christmas party and charity toy drive.

Results:

Handicap Main
4 Broc Nicol (50)
111 Dillon Ruml (50)
24 Gino Manzares (50)
321 Russell Green (40)
10 Gage Geist (40)
22 Luke Becker (50) – retired

Scratch Main
22 Luke Becker
111 Dillon Ruml
24 Gino Manzares
10 Gage Geist

B Main
4 Broc Nicol
345 Rick Richards
321 Russell Green
27 Mike Neale

Division 2 Main
170 Hayley Perrault
118 Rohn Zellner
153 Brad Moreau
177 Steve Bowen
182 Rudy Laurer

Last Chance
177 Steve Bowen
163 Ron Davis
246 Bentley Barrett
37 Joey Donaldson
171 Kenny Hansen (fell rem)

Division Three Main
220 Tom Bryant
103 Brent Smith
211 Steve Brown
303 Dennis Osmer
198 Mike Boyle

150 Mini Main
33 Glenn Geist
27 Luke Whitcomb
16 Cole Ayers
96 Andrew Russell
48 Jose Navarette

Vintage
254 Chris Mistretta

Pee Wee
3 Levi Leutz
6 Gavin Geist

Sidecar
1965 Jeff Rowe / Josh Bennett
2 Bryan Motis / Ricky Smith
13 Kevin Holman / Johnny Glover
21 Heather Rowe / Heather Gledhill
Nice and tidy.

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