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August 2, 1996 Costa Mesa Speedway
From: Tom Simrak

Speedway returns after a two week layoff. The fair has left and now the real fun begins. I stopped by the track on Tuesday just to see how it looked. It was a mess. During the fair, OUR speedway track is converted to a bull ring, This is where they have a rodeo for almost two weeks. "Rad" Brad Oxley had 5 days to go from stable to race track. Needless to say, He did a great job. The track is always fast after the fair. Tonight we were treated to "The wheelie king" Doug Domokos. As per normal, the fans loved it. On with racing...

Handicap Semi #1
 1st Lance King
 2nd Brian Pappalardo
 3rd Bobby"Boogaloo" Schwartz
 4th Jason Chism
 5th  thru 8th not in order
 Jake Zemke
 David Taylor
"Rad" Brad Oxley
Handicap Semi #2
 1st Eddie Castro
 2nd Steve"bad boy" Lucero
 3rd Rick Pierce
 4th Donny"Too Tall" Odom
 5th -8th
 Jerry Black
 Steve Furman
 Andy "the Enforcer" Northrup
 Gary Hicks
1st four transfer to the main.

Handicap Main
 1st Steve"bad boy" Lucero
 2nd Bobby"Boogaloo" Schwartz
 3rd Pappalardo
 4th Pierce
 5th Donny"Too Tall" Odom
 6th Chism
 7th Castro (blown motor) 
 8th King(dns)
Scratch Semi #1 
 1st Bobby"Boogaloo" Schwartz
 2nd Andy "the Enforcer" Northrup
 3rd "Rad" Brad Oxley
 4th Castro 

Scratch Semi #2
 1st Steve"bad boy" Lucero
 2nd Gary Hicks
 3rd "Mr Excitement" John Aden
 4th Donny"Too Tall" Odom

 1st two in each to main, 2nd two in each to last chance

Last Chance
 1st "Rad" Brad Oxley
 2nd Donny"Too Tall" Odom
 3rd "Mr Excitement" John Aden
 4th Castro

Scratch Main
 1st "Rad" Brad Oxley
 2nd Steve"bad boy" Lucero
 3rd Bobby"Boogaloo" Schwartz
 4th Gary Hicks
 5th Andy "the Enforcer" Northrup (dns after restart, broken clutch lever)
Sidecar Consi
 1st Dan Lamoureux/sorry don't have the co-pilots name.

Sidecar Main
 1st Glass/McDonnell
 2nd Lewis/Macy
 3rd our own sidecar Bob Brayton/Parke Weaver
 4th Carmont/Talling
 5th Matherson/Cole

It was another great night of racing. Saturday is Bakersfield. I hope to make it. After tonights racing I talked to "Mr Excitement" John Aden, He told me he will be going to England in September. He plans on going with Greg Hancock when Greg returns from running our nationals. John will stay with Greg for awhile then stay with Chris Manchester. After seeing John on our long tracks( Bakersfield, Paris and Ascot) he has shown himself to be the cream of the crop on long tracks. It will be interesting to see how he does with some of the world class riders over there. Some say, world champ by the year 2000. I'm one of them. stay tuned...

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