SPEEDWAY MOTORCYCLES--Bobby Schwartz and Mike Faria, expected to be the leading riders on the 1987 Team America, face each other one more time tonight at Ascot Park's South Bay Speedway. Schwartz has won 12 of 15 scratch mains at South Bay, but one of his losses occurred last Thursday at the hands of Faria. Schwartz's other losses this season were dealt by Faria and Sam Ermolenko, who is riding in the British Speedway League. Friday night, the same cast moves back to Costa Mesa after a week off for the fair and then on Saturday they will race at Speedway USA in Victorville. Schwartz will be going for his fourth straight victory at Victorville. His third came last Saturday in Round III of the National Championship Series as he won all five of his races. . . . On Sunday, Americans Kelly Moran, Ermolenko and John Cook will compete in the Inter-Continental Final. The top 11 riders will advance to the World Speedway Final Sept. 5-6 at Amsterdam, Holland.
STOCK CARS--Saugus Speedway will hold a 100-lap open-competition race for NASCAR sportsman cars with local favorites Dave Phipps, Rusty Parr and Bob Oliver taking on a host of drivers who normally compete at Ascot Park, Orange Show and El Cajon speedways. Street stocks and Figure 8s will share the program. Saugus will be dark on Friday night. . . . With a little luck, Ron Meyer improved his chances for a lofty finish in the Pacific Coast Region's Winston Racing Series final standings with his fifth victory of the season and his fourth at Ascot last Sunday evening. Meyer will try to improve his point lead and standings in the Winston Series this Sunday night when the Curb Motorsports Winston Series continues at Ascot. Meyer picked up last week's win when leader Marcus Mallet spun out on the 25th lap of the 30-lap feature. In addition to the pro stocks, the Bombers, Figure 8s, Hobby cars and Mini-Stocks also will join the program, all running for double points. Also on the program is a chain race starring Billy Altfather and Robert Rice. . . .El Cajon Speedway will feature NASCAR super stocks, sportsman stocks, street stocks and bombers Saturday night.
ROAD RACING--Ground has been broken for the course that will host the first Southern California Grand Prix in October at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in Northern San Diego County. The 1.6-mile course which will play host to the final race of the International Motor Sports Assn. GT series on Oct. 25-26 will be inaugurated a week before the Grand Prix with vintage car races on Oct. 16-18.
MOTOCROSS--A pair of events in the Continental Motosport Club's Dodge California Summer Series with the CMC racers in action Friday night at Ascot Park and at Perris Speedway on Sunday.
INDY CARS--A so far unsuccessful struggle to make Roger Penske's PC-16 cars competitive on the Championship Auto Racing Teams circuit has cost designer Alan Jenkins his job with the Penske team. Replacing Jenkins will be Lola designer Nigel Bennett, whose job it will be to begin work on a PC-17 chassis for the 1988 season. Although the team will continue working with the PC-16, all three Penske drivers, Rick Mears, Danny Sullivan and Al Unser, will be in March cars for the Aug. 2 Marlboro 500 at Penske's Michigan International Speedway.