Speedway motorcyclist Bobby Schwartz of Balboa Island is the favorite tonight in the final round of the Spring race on the quartermile track at Veterans' Stadium in Long Beach. First heat race begins at 8 o'clock.
Schwartz is one of only four American riders who will return to British Speedway League racing following tonight's race. Joining Schwartz overseas will be Rick Miller, John Cook and Shawn Moran.
Schwartz won the American Final on the same track last May and has won two World Best Pairs titles. He won the scratch main event at San Bernardino last Sunday.
Lance King, who finished third in the World Final last year, has decided to remain at home this year after contract negotiations ended with his British team at Cradley Heath.