Speedway motorcyclist Sam Ermolenko of Cypress was the top American scorer Sunday in the Overseas Final at London's Bradford Stadium, finishing second.
Kelvin Tatum of England won the race with 13 points, mastering a slick track on a rainy day.
The race is the second of three qualifying rounds leading to the world championship. The top nine riders advance to the semifinal round Aug. 18 in Abensberg, Germany. The World Final is scheduled for Aug. 31 in Gothenburg, Sweden.