September 7, 1990
The final qualifying round for the speedway motorcycle U.S. Championship is scheduled for 8 tonight at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. Defending U.S. champion Bobby Schwartz of Costa Mesa and 1985 champion Alan Christian of Murrieta are tied with 39 points after qualifying rounds at Cal Expo in Sacramento and Victorville. Phil Collins of Manchester, England, is third with 38 points, followed by Steve Lucero of Riverside and Mike Faria of Colton with 30 each.
August 23, 1989 |
Troubled computer maker Wang Laboratories Inc. today named the former head of General Electric's consumer electronics business to the post of president and chief operating officer. Richard W. Miller, 48, who has held several top operating and CEO positions and has led successful company turnarounds, replaces Henry H. S. Chou. Chou had served as acting president and chief operating officer since the resignation of Frederick A. Wang, son of company founder and Chairman An Wang, on Aug. 8.
June 17, 1989 |
Speedway motorcyclist Shawn Moran of Huntington Beach, the leading rider in the British Speedway League, had his appeal for suspension denied Friday by a three-man jury representing the American Motorcycle Assn. Moran was suspended for the remainder of the season for racing with an excessive blood-alcohol content last month in Denmark. Moran was given two Breathalyzer tests by officials of the governing Federation of International Motorcyclists (FIM) and tested well above the allowable levels set by the FIM after competing in two heat races in a World Long Track qualifying round May 14 at Korskro, Denmark.
June 4, 2000 |
Deryk Ward blew a right front tire as he went into the second turn of lap 39, which allowed James Weston of Goleta to shoot past and take the victory in the second of the Circuit City twin "40" late model races in front of 5,609 at Irwindale Speedway on Saturday night. Ward, a rookie from Palm Springs, had led until he lost his tire. He hit the wall in the final lap and limped home in fifth. Weston's win was his fourth in the last five races.
August 30, 1992 |
Two Orange County speedway motorcyclists were unsuccessful Saturday in their bid to become the world champion. Sam Ermolenko of Cypress scored only seven points and Ronnie Correy of Fullerton finished with six points on a rain-soaked track in Warsaw, Poland. A third American rider, Rick Miller of Reseda, also scored six points. The start of the world final was delayed an hour because of rain. Ermolenko, who was competing in his sixth world championship, was one of the favorites to win the race.
March 10, 1989
Speedway motorcycle racer Sam Ermolenko of Cypress is the points leader of the Spring Classic heading into the second round of the series at 8 tonight at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. Ermolenko scored 25 points last week at Long Beach Veterans Stadium, dropping just one point to Gary Hicks in six scratch races. Ermolenko won the main event when Rick Miller, who was holding a comfortable lead at the time, a primary chain on his bike and did not finish the race.
May 20, 2001
Long Beach's David Hessing and Palm Desert's Rick Miller split the Southern California Auto Club Late Model twin 40-lap main events in front of 4,694 fans at Irwindale Speedway on Saturday night. Hessing led wire-to-wire to win his first race of the season. Riverside's John Lathrop took second. Miller finished third, followed by Palm Springs' Deryk Ward and Brian Kelley of Arleta.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 1994
An Ontario woman speeding to pass cars on the Golden State Freeway was killed Thursday when she smashed into a rocky hillside and was thrown from her car, according to the California Highway Patrol. Barbara Morgan, 30, was driving north on the freeway at about 8:40 a.m. and attempting to pass cars at 75 m.p.h. when she lost control of her car and hit an embankment near the Lake Hughes Road exit, Officer Rick Miller said. The woman's car overturned several times and came to rest upside-down.