regional flat track
Lodi April 25, 1999
1. Tom Horton (OSO); 2. Jerry Bland (H-D); 3. Jeff Lessley
(Bul); 4. Tom Booth (Bul).
1. Ken Netto (33 C-A); 2. Manney Crummett (17 Bul); 3. Jeff
Lessley (12 Bul); 4.Chris Rudy (87 Bul);
5. Tom Horton (55 Yam). DNF Nick Nazzisi (88)
1. Roger Wrisler (29 Bul); 2. Joe Hoogenhyde (85 Bul); 3. John Frank
(119 Bul); 4. Cliff Nagatani (209 Yam).
CA, April 25
The Second round of
AHRMA's western regional flat
track series was held at the newly revamped Lodi Cycle Bowl, a fixture
of California dirt track heritage since the early 1950s. Turns one and
two now have a slight banking, and the TT track
no longer runs outside the oval.
led the Sportsman 250s until
he dropped this bike in turn three on the second lap for a DNF. Ken
strong Can-Am assumed first position , which he held to the finish.
Lessley and Manny Crummett, on Bultacos, contested second place
of the eight lap main. Crummetts outside charge at the flag fell
just short, as Lessley kept second place. Tom Horton sized his
250 OSSA in practice, but hauled out his Suzuki X-6 twin for the main.
He grabbed the hole shot and held on for the win. A very competitive
4 stroke single was ridden to second spot by Jerry Bland, with
Bultacos of Jeff Lessley and Tom Booth in third and forth.
riders again showed some of the best
vintage racing action. Rick Hocking's Astro 360 blasted of the
with class favorite Brad Spencer in tow. On the forth lap, Spencer was
able to get under Hocking coming out of two, and held on for the drag
down the back straight. Hocking held the pressure on, but was not able
to retake the lead. Dominic Demario on a bored out SL250 Honda finished
third. Spencer also won the new 70's Single class on a TT Yamaha. Mound
House Nevada AHRMA promoter, Greg Gilmore, held second until Paul
passed him at mid race. Mike Gonzallas and Ron Hinton also passed
on the last lap for third and forth place finishes.
John Proto grabbed
the Sportsman 750 lead from the
green on his Triumph. Unfortunately, he dropped the big twin on the
go round and handed the lead to Eric Wrisler. Wrislers glory was
shot lived as Tom Horton blasted past on the next lap for the win.
also won the Vet +35 class over Ken Netto and Jeff Lessley.
rider, Tom Booth, was never headed in the very competitive Senior +50
Ralph Lee kept second over Warren Adams on another beautiful Triumph.
Cosio brought his BSA home for first in Super Senior +60.
Disalvo was not able to overtake
Jesse Sanchez in the Support class main. Lap after lap, she was right
but could not find away around Sanchez, who stayed low and protected
lead. Some shuffling occurred behind then, as Dana Perri
to third and Scott Whitaker finished forth
Classic 250: 1. Tom Horton (OSO); 2. Jerry Bland (H-D); 3.
Lessley (Bul); 4. Tom Booth (Bul).
Sportsman 250: 1. Ken Netto (C-A); 2. Manney Crummett (Bul);
3. Jeff Lessley (Bul); 4.Chris Rudy (Bul); 5. Tom Horton (Yam).
Novice 250: 1. Roger Wrisler (Bul); 2. Joe Hoogenhyde (Bul);
3. John Frank (Bul); 4. Cliff Nagatani (Yam).
Classic 500/750: 1. Chris Rudy (H-D); 2. Jeff Apple (H-D).
Classic Open: 1. Gary Davis (Tri); 2. Chris Apple (Tri).
Sportsman 600: 1. Brad Spencer (Hon); Rick Hocking (Bul); 3.
Dominic Demario (Hon).
Novice 600: 1. Joe Hoogenhyde (Hon); 2. Gary Swan (Tri); 3.
Sportsman 750: 1. Tom Horton (Tri); 2. Joe Desalvo (Tri); 3.
Eric Wrisler (Tri); 4. John Proto (Tri).
Veteran +35: 1. Tom Horton
2. Ken Netteo (C-A); 3. Jeff Lessley (Bul).
Senior +50: 1. Tom Booth (Yam); 2. Ralph Lee (Tri); 3. Warren
Adams (Tri); 4. Tom Disalvo (Tri).
Super Senior +60: 1. Hank Cosio (BSA).
Seventies Singles: 1. Brad Spencer (Yam); 2. Paul Herman
3. Mike Gonzalez (Yam); 4. Ron Hinton (BSA); 5. Greg Gilmore (Hon); 6.
Roger Bowerman (Yam).
Support: 1. Jesse Sanchez (Rtx); 2. Michelle Disalvo (Rtx);
Dani Perri (Rtx); 4. Scott Whitaker (Hon); 5. Paul Sanborn (Yam).