Perris Round 11
by Janice Blunt
by Jamey Blunt
#98 Kayl Kolkman is always so smooth, but on this night
missed transferring straight to the pro main event and missed
another transfer opportunity from a semi by one place. Kolkman
along with many other pros could only watch the final.
#6 Brad Baker came to Perris from Washington state and made it
worthwhile trip. Baker won the 20 lap $10,000 feature. Baker
to qualify through a field of twenty two pros just to be in
Graves was smiling allot at Perris, the track he built to help
keep dirt track alive just keeps getting more riders. On
this night the entry total went beyond two
hundred! With over
sixty heat races and main events ran.
#7 Sammy Halbert (Running brother Jethro's #69 to honor
the fastest heat race time and started from pole in both the main
event and the Dash for Cash, which he won. In the main Halbert
from the start only to go down hard on the exit from turn two
lap eight. On the single file re-start Halbert started in
and worked his way forward to finish in sixth.
National Champion #1 Jared Mees had a long road to the twenty
feature. Mees had to come through a semi after winning a heat
he wasn't in. (He just came out in the wrong heat) For this
was removed from the "Dash for Cash" and put into a semi,
won easily. In the main Mees started from the second row and
through the field to finish second. His fastest lap time was
#6 Brad Baker gets the award for the lowest a rider can get
bike in turn one. Baker went on to take the lead away from
Halbert and win the $10,000 twenty lap pro ma
Lucas Oil/ MAV-T.V. had several truck on site at Perris. This
is just one of the smaller rigs.
full camera crew with camera's in each corner, above the tower
hand held walking around were filming at Perris for the
Lucas Oil show "ON THE EDGE"
hanging out before the races Saturday night were Janice Blunt
(Right) and Melissa Paris, (Mrs. Josh Hayes) Melissa went on to race in
two events in the Perris S.C.F.T.A. program. As well as
having a camera mounted on her bike for the MAV-T.V.
THE EDGE" that was filming at Perris. I think
Jamey took this photo. vft
Grant Holmes hammered the Youth 250cc class, his fastest lap
was a 15.13 seconds! He also rode the Youth 85cc where his
was 15.55 seconds.
Melissa Paris came out to play in the dirt. She's equally at
on the dirt as the asphalt. She raced in two classes and had a
fastest lap time of 16.14 seconds!
the #X factory KTM Superbike racer, Super-Moto racer Chris
Fillmore showed up at Perris under the radar. Knobby front
and all Fillmore looked impressive.
Chris Agajanian was at Perris Saturday night. Chris who ran
the later stages and was responsible for bringing CMC
Ascot as well, still has his hand in racing. He promoted many
National events and is also active with class "A"
speedway. Now with
the Ascotmotorsports web-site featuring many vintage Ascot
he his even busier. Thank-You Chris, for every-thing!!!!!
Agajanian has brought back Ascot products to the world. Doug
his daughter Hanna were in charge of the Ascot trailer that
Perris for the final two rounds. Many vintage Ascot
items were on hand
for sale or can be ordered on line at www.ascotmotorsports.com