AMA roadracers Josh Hayes, John
Hopkins, and Melissa Paris
joined our own Daytona SportBike racer Jimmy Wood for a weekend of
racing in the dirt!
2010 AMA Superbike champion Josh Hayes showed up at Perris aboard a
to give Dirt Track a go. Hayes had the
fifth fastest lap time of the pros for
the night at 15.36/100 seconds, and also stunned the Vet 35+ class with
from behind victory. Josh's wife,
Melissa Paris, raced in the Open Novice class.
GP, World Superbike, AMA Superbike
racer John Hopkins showed up at Perris to
try his hand on the 1/4 mile dirt oval. Hopper entered the pro class
the main event and posting his fastest
lap time of 16.15/100 seconds.
1. Clayton Williams; 2. Alyssa Flores; 3. Frank Flores.
1. Logan Bush; 2. Monica Gil; 3. Clayton Williams.
4 Stroke 16 YRS:
1. Nick Ottele.
1. Andy Wood; 2. Halbe Scheper; 3. David Reinhard; 4. Jack Phinn;
5. Harly Legowski.
1. Nick Gil; 2. Jess Flores; 3. Corey Bauman; 4. Dan Shaw; 5. Bill
6. Monte Roberts; 7. Rick Dunn; 8. Melissa Paris; 9. Marc Pape.
1. Mark Cernicky.
1(47)Jimmy Wood; 2.(42e)Kayl Kolkman; 3.(16)Alex Wood; 4.Brandon Bates;
(413)Joshua Hayes; 6.Mark Cernicky; 7. (88b)David Bush; 8. Brandon Rothell;
9. Damon Coca; 10.
11. Paul Herman
PRO Heat Race
John Hopkins back in the U.S.A. gave dirt track a go and led the first
race at Perris. John's fastest lap of the day was a 16.15/100 second
good for a full time world class road racer.
1. (413)Joshua Hayes; 2. Robert Hayes; 3. Jim Rosa; 4. Paul
Herman; 5. Woody Carlson;
6. Gary Williams; 7. Marc Pape.
1. (16)Joe Steffen; 2. Wes Powell; 3. (47Red)Jim Wood; 4.(47Yellow)Jim Ottele;
Scheper; 6. John Lundgren; 7. Elliott Iverson; 8. Al Steele.
1. Keith Speir; 2. Bill Kolkman; 3. Bill Wright; 4. Corey Bauman; 5.
1. Dennis Kanegae; 2. David Molitor; 3. Mel Stoner; 4. Pete Torian; 5.
1. (42o)Will Ott; 2. Neal Hartman; 3. Steele Friedrich; 4. (75z)Joe Pape; 5. Nick
1. Nick Armstrong; 2. Jim Lundgren; 3. Paul Ott; 4. Joe Steffen.
1. Steve Fortune; 2. Robert Bush; 3. Jim Ottele.
1. Allen McBee; 2. Lenny Rodriguez; 3. Jeff Apple; 4. Tom Ferguson; 5.
6. Joe Pape.
1. John Lundgren; 2. Jeff Gonzales; 3. Jim Lundgren; 4. Keith Speir; 5.
Southern California Flat Track Association
Race 12: Perris Raceway
Jimmy Wood Wins His Second in a Row
By Rodney Rutherford
PERRIS, CA, November 14, 2010
On a relaxed Sunday,
Southern California Flat Track Association (SCFTA) concluded the final
day of a two day event that started on Saturday. The daytime event,
unusual to the SCFTA went well and the track still retained the
moisture sufficiently even with sun beating down on it and constant
pounding of motorcycles.
In a repeat of Saturday
nights Pro Main, Southland Racing Products speedsters Jimmy Wood and
Kayl Kolkman, were once again guiding the pack around in the twenty lap
Main. The two rocket-men have been staples in the SCFTA Pro Main in the
last three rounds and vying for the tops spots on the box in a routine
manner. Several micro battles loomed behind them, Brandon Bates in
third fighting to hold it against the charging Alex Wood. Just a few
bike lengths back Robert Bush, having a great day of racing in a
donnybrook with Hayes.
On lap eight Jimmy Wood
and Kayl Kolkman dodging traffic and ripping away from the chasers, by
now Alex Wood has his own space alone in third, Bates was now feeling
the heat of Hayes and doing an excellent job of defending his fourth
place against Hayes. The race goes smoothly and Race Tech's Jimmy Wood
wraps up his second Pro Main win in as many days, Troy Lee Designs
racer Kayl Kolkman second, and Alex Wood third. Bates keeps the blocks
on Hayes and finishes a well earned fourth with Hayes rounding out the
Clayton Williams ran
uncontested in the Youth 50-65cc in the heat, then kept his game on and
did the same in the Main for the win, Alyssa Flores, and Frank Flores
third. Logan Bush had his day in the sun with four second lead by lap
two over Williams in Youth 85cc plus, in the good air he stayed clear
of any trouble with the win. Monica Gil is riding better by the
race and raced in for the second with Williams third.
Vet 35+ tapped the chalk
start with seven sliders and 2010 AMA Superbike Champion Josh Hayes,
returning from an impressive display of racing the previous night he
was ready to grapple once again. It was Robert Bush, a seasoned
competitor with SCFTA throwing down the law in first around midway
through the race, Hayes second and Jim Rosa third. Robert Bush fought
the good fight but the highly competitive Hayes was able to initiate a
pass for the lead and win, Robert Bush second, Jim Rosa third, Paul
Herman, and Woody Carlson fifth.
Senior Vet 50+ racer Joe
Steffen stomps his way to front, Wes Powell, James Wood, Jim Ottele,
and Halbe Scheper fifth. The class is always a white knuckler and the
top four showcased their talent in this tension filled battle.
Screeching the dirt Steffen keeps all comers off his turf with a strong
ride for the win, Powell, James Wood, Ottele, and Scheper stayed locked
in formation to the checkers for the second through fifth in that order.
Nine Open Novices revved
at the red begging for the green, Jess Flores commands his bike to the
lead. Nick Gil has struggled with his starts but comes on like a
banshee riding in second, Corey Bauman third, Dan Shaw fourth, and Bill
Wright fifth. Nick Gil starts pushing Jess Flores for the lead and
takes it on lap six speeding past the checkers two laps later for the
win, Jess Flores, Bauman, Shaw, and Wright fifth.
Senior Novice racer Keith
Speir was up and away in the Senior Novice but encountered stiff
resistance from Bill Kolkman as the finish closed in. With a last surge
of power Speir defended his position against the attacking Bill Kolkman
for the win, Bill Kolkman second, Wright third, Bauman, and Fred Berger
Allen McBee ran hot on
Saturday and torqued to the point in the Classic Vintage with Jeff
Apple in second, and Lenny Rodriguez third. McBee went into a zone with
Apple attempting to keep pace and sliding out near the end of the eight
lap Main. McBee kept his zone on and wheeled in for the win, Rodriguez
taking advantage of Apple's slip in for second, Apple able to remount
pulls in for third,Tom Ferguson, and Jim McMurren fifth. Steve Fortune
resisted Robert Bush’s offense in the 750 Vintage for a win, Robert
Bush, and Jim Ottele third.
Jim Lundgren jumped the
green in the Bomber ranks forcing a restart, John Lundgren is into the
early lead as Jeff Gonzales tucks into second and the two separate from
the chasing cluster. Jim Lundgren occupies third, Jim Steet, and Speir
fifth. John Lundgren manufactures a safety margin over Jeff Gonzales at
the checkers and the two finish first and second respectively. Jim
Lundgren stays molded to third while Speir and Steet swap positions as
the checkers neared, Speir for fourth and Steet fifth.
SCFTA concludes their 2010
schedule and can call the new facility a well earned success. Looking
forward to 2011, SCFTA gives a hearty thank you to all competitors,
fans, crew, and Lucas Oil for all the support and outstanding racing
throughout the 2010 season. Another year of grass roots sliding is on
the itinerary for next year, please stay tuned to
http://www.southerncaliforniaflattrack.com/ for information.
YTH 50-65cc: 1. Clayton Williams; 2. Alyssa Flores; 3. Frank Flores.
YTH 85cc +: 1. Logan Bush; 2. Monica Gil; 3. Clayton Williams.
YTH 4-STRK 16 YRS: 1. Nick Ottele.
OPEN AM: 1. Andy Wood; 2. Halbe Scheper; 3. David Reinhard; 4. Jack Phinn; 5. Harly Legowski.
OPEN NOV: 1. Nick Gil; 2.
Jess Flores; 3. Corey Bauman; 4. Dan Shaw; 5. Bill Wright; 6. Monte
Roberts; 7. Rick Dunn; 8. Melissa Paris; 9. Marc Pape.
4-STRK: 1. Mark Cernicky.
PRO: 1. Jimmy Wood; 2.
Kayl Kolkman; 3. Alex Wood; 4. Brandon Bates; 5. Joshua Hayes; 6. Mark
Cernicky; 7. David Bush; 8. Brandon Rothell; 9. Damon Coca; 10. Josh
Hopkins; 11. Paul Herman.
VET 35+: 1. Joshua Hayes; 2. Robert Hayes; 3. Jim Rosa; 4. Paul Herman; 5. Woody Carlson; 6. Gary Williams; 7. Marc Pape.
SR VET 50+: 1. Joe
Steffen; 2. Wes Powell; 3. Jim Wood; 4. Jim Ottele; 5. Halben Scheper;
6. John Lundgren; 7. Elliott Iverson; 8. Al Steele.
SR NOV: 1. Keith Speir; 2. Bill Kolkman; 3. Bill Wright; 4. Corey Bauman; 5. Fred Berger.
SUP SR 60+: 1. Dennis Kanegae; 2. David Molitor; 3. Mel Stoner; 4. Pete Torian; 5. Allan Girdler.
VINT 250 2-STRK: 1. Will Ott; 2. Neal Hartman; 3. Steele Friedrich; 4. Joe Pape; 5. Nick Ottele.
VINT 250 2-STRK EX: 1. Nick Armstrong; 2. Jim Lundgren; 3. Paul Ott; 4. Joe Steffen.
VINT 750: 1. Steve Fortune; 2. Robert Bush; 3. Jim Ottele.
CLSC VINT: 1. Allon McBee; 2. Lenny Rodriguez; 3. Jeff Apple; 4. Tom Ferguson; 5. Jim McMurren; 6. Joe Pape.
BMBR: 1. John Lundgren; 2. Jeff Gonzales; 3. Jim Lundgren; 4. Keith Speir; 5. Jim Steet.
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