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August 9, 1996 Costa Mesa Speedway
From: Tom Simrak

For those who say Bobby "Boogaloo" Schwartz is to old, ya right. Tonight was his last night as a 39 year old boy. Saturday he turns a big FOUR ZERO. yet he is still one to watch out for on our tiny little oval. Tonight seemed to be lacking some of that energy in the crowd. it was kind of a small crowd. We did however get to see the grudge race of the year. For you old timers you will remember, for you not so old timers let me set the stage. In turn one is a big man. A very big man with a very big belly. He tends to drink maybe one or two extra Coors Lights. He is known as Gene the dancin' machine. During a track drag he will walk the wall and do his dance and yell "MORE BEEEER" Of course the crown chants this back and its great fun. In the old days Gene would get out on the track and race the drag truck, on foot. Finally the promoter put an end to this because Gene was not an AMA member and could not be on the track. Well tonight we had THE RE-MATCH. What a race Gene got the gate, He ran wide in turn one but pulled out in front. On the back stretch the Toyota pulled even, Gene cut low in Three and forced the truck wide. Gene extended his lead and won by over one full belly. OK on with the real racing.

Handicap Semi 1
1st Jason Chism 
2nd Jesse Finch
3rd Steve"bad boy" Lucero
4th Jerry Black
first four to main
5th Eddie Castro
6th Brian Pappalardo

Handicap Semi 2
1st Jake Zemke
2nd Bobby"Boogaloo" Schwartz
3rd Dave Taylor
4th "Rad" Brad Oxley
four to main
5th Donny"Too Tall" Odom
6th Andy "the Enforcer" Northrup

Handicap Main
1st Jason Chism
2nd Steve"bad boy" Lucero
3rd Bobby"Boogaloo" Schwartz
4th "Rad" Brad Oxley
5th Jake Zemke
6th Dave Taylor
7th Jesse Finch
8th Jerry Black

Scratch Semi 1
1st Steve"bad boy" Lucero
2nd Andy "the Enforcer" Northrup
3rd Pappalardo
4th Castro

Scratch Semi 2
1st Bobby"Boogaloo" Schwartz
2nd "Rad" Brad Oxley
3rd Taylor
4th Donny"Too Tall" Odom
first two in each to main, 2nd two to last chance

Last Chance 
1st Donny"Too Tall" Odom
2nd Castro
3rd Pappalardo
4th Taylor (  Taylor forgot he still had a race and did not make 
the gate. He was running to the pit gate with helmet on when the 
gates went up.)

Scratch Main
1st Bobby"Boogaloo" Schwartz (old man)
2nd Steve"bad boy" Lucero
3rd "Rad" Brad Oxley
4th Andy "the Enforcer" Northrup
5th Donny"Too Tall" Odom (on Steve"bad boy" Lucero back-up bike.)

Sidecar Main
1st #1 Dean Steele/Dewayne King.( Nice to see the V-twin Godden finally ran all night long. This bike is unbeatable when it runs.)
2nd #x-4 Duane Carmont/Richard Tailing (we call them ZZ Top)
3rd #5 Ross Millar/ Dale Leader
4th #28 Steve Marrow/ Craig Maggin

I will be missing next week and maybe even the next week, However I will try to get the result faxed to me so I can post them. - Tom

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