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SPORTS
September 5, 1987
Brad Oxley of San Clemente won the handicap four-lap scratch main event of the weekly motorcycle speedway racing program at the Orange County Fairgrounds at Costa Mesa Friday night in front of 4,628 spectators. Oxley was a wire-to-wire winner with Alan Christian of Huntington Beach second, Mike Faria of Colton third and Tom Burba of Garden Grove fourth.
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SPORTS
August 15, 1987
Bobby Schwartz of Costa Mesa won the four-lap scratch main event in the weekly speedway motorcycle program Friday night in front of 2,503 at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. Following Schwartz were Mike Faria of Colton, Shawn McConnell of Brea and Scott Brown of Garden Grove. Gary Hicks of Riverside won the eight-lap handicap event. Hicks was followed by Schwartz, Tuff McBride of Grand Terrace, Faria, McConnell and Brad Oxley of San Clemente.
SPORTS
June 27, 1987
Walt Farnum of Ventura won the eight-lap handicap main event in the weekly speedway motorcycle racing at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa Friday night in front of 3,264 spectators . Gary Hicks of Riverside placed second. Steve Lucero, also from Riverside, was third and Greg Hancock of Costa Mesa finished fourth. In the four-lap scratch main event, Bobby Schwartz of Costa Mesa was the winner. It was the first scratch main victory in a month for the defending U.S. champion.
SPORTS
June 14, 1987 | TOM HAMILTON, Times Staff Writer
Imagine how surprised speedway motorcyclist Sam Ermolenko was when he came across the finish line in Long Beach Veterans Stadium Saturday night with what he thought was a victory, only to see starter Jerry King wave the white, not the checkered, flag. Ermolenko thought he had won the race on the quarter-mile track, a victory that would give him 19 points and the overall victory of the Nissan American Final in front of an estimated 8,000 fans.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
April 18, 1987
Tom Burba of Garden Grove won the eight-lap handicap main event of the weekly speedway motorcycle racing program in front of 5,108 Friday at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. Burba overcame a 30-yard handicap. Mike Faria of Colton won the four-lap scratch main event breaking a streak by Bobby Schwartz of Costa Mesa who had won five of six such events in the last two weeks.
SPORTS
September 27, 1986
John Cook of Auburn, Calif., won his first scratch main event of the year Friday night at the weekly speedway motorcycle races at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. Cook, competing in front of a crowd of 4,183, defeated three other riders in the four-lap race. Keith Crisco of Whittier was second, Steve Lucero of Riverside third and Robert Pfetzing of Garden Grove fourth. Ed Castro of Ojai won the five-lap handicap main.
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