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August 30, 1985 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, Times Staff Writer
Lance King wasn't cut out for baseball. He tried playing a year of Little League in Van Nuys and actually earned the starting job in right field because he could catch and throw fairly well. But even as a scrawny 9-year old, he couldn't hit his weight. His coach used to tell him to go to the plate, pretend he was going to hit, and look for a walk. If he struck out without ever swinging, that was OK. He got one hit that season, a single in the last game.
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April 14, 1990
Bobby Schwartz of Costa Mesa was a wire-to-wire winner in the four-lap scratch main event in speedway motorcycle racing Friday in front of 4,233 at the Orange County Fairgrounds. Brad Oxley of San Juan Capistrano was second, Lance King of Fountain Valley third and Shawn McConnell of Brea fourth. Rob Pfetzing of Santa Ana took the lead in the seventh lap and went on to win the eight-lap handicap main event.
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April 14, 1990
Bobby Schwartz of Costa Mesa was a wire-to-wire winner in the four-lap scratch main event in speedway motorcycle racing Friday in front of 4,233 at the Orange County Fairgrounds. Brad Oxley of San Juan Capistrano was second, Lance King of Fountain Valley third and Shawn McConnell of Brea fourth. Rob Pfetzing of Santa Ana took the lead in the seventh lap and went on to win the eight-lap handicap main event.
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June 14, 1987 | TOM HAMILTON, Times Staff Writer
Imagine how surprised speedway motorcyclist Sam Ermolenko was when he wheelied across the finish line at Long Beach Veterans Stadium Saturday night with what he thought was a victory in his last heat race, only to see starter Jerry King wave the white flag. Ermolenko thought he had won the race on the quarter-mile track, giving him 19 points and the overall victory in the Nissan American Final in front of an estimated crowd of 8,000.
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August 22, 1986
Thirteen positions for the U.S. speedway motorcycle championship will be at stake at 8 tonight as qualifying continues at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. A field of 32 will compete in three scratch heat races, hoping to advance to the semifinals and then the four-rider finals. Defending champion Alan Christian of Huntington Beach has been seeded into the championship on Oct. 11 at the Fairgrounds.
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June 14, 1987 | TOM HAMILTON, Times Staff Writer
Imagine how surprised speedway motorcyclist Sam Ermolenko was when he wheelied across the finish line at Long Beach Veterans Stadium Saturday night with what he thought was a victory in his last heat race, only to see starter Jerry King wave the white flag. Ermolenko thought he had won the race on the quarter-mile track, giving him 19 points and the overall victory in the Nissan American Final in front of an estimated crowd of 8,000.
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August 31, 1985 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, Times Staff Writer
Lance King wasn't cut out for baseball. He tried playing a year of Little League in Van Nuys and actually earned the starting job in right field because he could catch and throw fairly well. Even as a scrawny 9-year-old, though, he couldn't hit his weight. His coach used to tell him to go up to the plate, pretend he was going to hit, and look for a walk. If he struck out without swinging, that was OK. He got one hit that whole season, a single in the last game of the year.
SPORTS
May 14, 2000
Brad Oxley of San Juan Capistrano won the four-lap scratch main event in the weekly speedway motorcycle racing program before 3,200 Saturday night at the Orange County Fairgrounds. Dukie Ermolenko of Cypress took second, Ed Castro of Ojai third, Charlie Venegas of San Bernardino fourth and Gary Ackroyd of Newport Beach fifth. Lance King of Playa del Rey won the handicap main event coming off the 40-yard line.
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August 18, 1990
Mike Faria of Riverside won the four-lap scratch main event Friday in the weekly speedway program at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. Lance King of Huntington Beach was second, Brad Oxley of San Juan Capistrano third and Alan Christian of Murrieta fourth. Jessee Finch of Costa Mesa won the eight-lap handicap main event.
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August 22, 1986
Thirteen positions for the U.S. speedway motorcycle championship will be at stake at 8 tonight as qualifying continues at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. A field of 32 will compete in three scratch heat races, hoping to advance to the semifinals and then the four-rider finals. Defending champion Alan Christian of Huntington Beach has been seeded into the championship on Oct. 11 at the Fairgrounds.
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August 31, 1985 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, Times Staff Writer
Lance King wasn't cut out for baseball. He tried playing a year of Little League in Van Nuys and actually earned the starting job in right field because he could catch and throw fairly well. Even as a scrawny 9-year-old, though, he couldn't hit his weight. His coach used to tell him to go up to the plate, pretend he was going to hit, and look for a walk. If he struck out without swinging, that was OK. He got one hit that whole season, a single in the last game of the year.
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August 30, 1985 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, Times Staff Writer
Lance King wasn't cut out for baseball. He tried playing a year of Little League in Van Nuys and actually earned the starting job in right field because he could catch and throw fairly well. But even as a scrawny 9-year old, he couldn't hit his weight. His coach used to tell him to go to the plate, pretend he was going to hit, and look for a walk. If he struck out without ever swinging, that was OK. He got one hit that season, a single in the last game.
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September 25, 1993
Lance King of Huntington Beach took first Friday night in the Cirello 25-lap Speedway Classic at the Orange County fairgrounds. John Adden of Apple Valley took second. Charlie Venegas took third, Brad Oxley came in fourth and Bobby Schwartz took fifth. In the support event, Nick Beale of Costa Mesa finished first in the 12-lap speed race.
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