June 22, 1985
Sam Ermolenko of Cypress, the current points leader on the Southern California circuit, increased his total by winning the scratch main event Friday at the weekly motorcycle racing program at Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. Ermolenko, racing in front of 6,902, edged Allan Christian of Huntington Beach and Keith Chriso of Whittier. Mark Dwyer of Riverside won the handicap main event by defeating Gene Woods of Costa Mesa and Brad Oxley of San Clemente.
May 17, 1986
Brad Oxley of San Clemente won the scratch main event Friday night at the weekly speedway motorcycle racing at the Orange County Fairground in Costa Mesa before 5,933 spectators. Oxley is the first two-time winner of the scratch main event this season. He also won four weeks ago. Defending U.S. champion Alan Christian of Huntington Beach finished second, and Sam Ermolenko of Cypress finished third. John Cook was fourth. Ermolenko defeated Cook in the feature match race.
March 10, 1985
Bobby Schwartz of Balboa Island won the main event in the Speedway Spring Classic Finale Saturday night in front of 6,791 spectators at Veterans Stadium in Long Beach. Schwartz finished ahead of Sam Ermolenko of Garden Grove and Rick Miller of Reseda in the last of this three-race series. Mike Faria of Anaheim finished first in the series standings with 353 points. Brad Oxley (San Clemente) finished tied for second with Schwartz at 295 and Ermolenko was third with 256.
July 27, 1985
Lance King of Fountain Valley edged three riders Friday night to win the scratch main event of the weekly speedway motorcycle racing program before 6,753 in the Orange County Fairgrounds at Costa Mesa. King defeated Steve Lucero of Riverside, Sam Ermolenko of Cypress and Alan Christian of Huntington Beach. In the handicap main event, Ermolenko defeated Denny Scopelitte of Huntington Beach, Christian, Tony Briggs of Dana Point, Lucero and Greg Ayres of Cypress.
September 22, 1992 |
Speedway motorcyclist Greg Hancock of Costa Mesa scored 11 points Sunday to help the United States win the world team cup at Kumla, Sweden, for the second consecutive year. Hancock, who helped the United States win the world best pairs competition two months ago, was the third-leading scorer in the meeting with 11 points. Henrik Gustafsson of Sweden and Martin Dugard of Great Britain led all scorers with 12 points. The scoring balance of the U.S. team proved to be the difference, however.
August 13, 1988
Bobby Schwartz of Costa Mesa won the four-lap scratch main event Friday night in front of 3,456 in the weekly speedway program at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. Dubb Ferrell of Whittier was second, Alan Christian of Murietta third and Sam Ermolenko of Cypress fourth. Schwartz, who celebrated his 32nd birthday Friday, has won 10 scratch main races in 19 weeks in Orange County. He also won a match series against Ermolenko, winning two of three races Friday.
October 12, 1985
Speedway motorcyclist Sam Ermolenko of Cypress, who finished third in the world championship last August, is the favorite tonight in the national championship races at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. Ermolenko tied with Danish veterans Erik Gundersen and Hans Nielsen for the world title but lost the crown in a runoff at Bradford, England. He received several offers to remain in England to ride but elected to return home and try for the national title.
July 12, 1986
Mike Faria of Colton was undefeated in five rides Friday, including the four-lap main event, to win the speedway Fair Derby before 8,763 at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. Faria became the 10th rider in 10 years to win the Fair Derby. The other three riders in the main event--defending champion Robert Pfetzing of Garden Grove, Brad Oxley of San Clemente, and Sam Ermolenko of Cypress--finished in a three-way tie for second with 12 points.
September 3, 1988
Bobby Schwartz of Costa Mesa won the four-lap scratch main event Friday in front of 4,750 Friday in the weekly speedway program at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. Jim Sisemore of Woodland was second and Alan Christian of Murietta was third. Greg Hancock, a senior at Edison High School, won the eight-lap handicap main event. Speedway motorcyclist Sam Ermolenko of Cypress is the only U. S.