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SPORTS
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.
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SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
September 22, 1992 | TOM HAMILTON
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
August 21, 1988
Sam Ermolenko of Cypress continued his impressive riding to lead the U.S. team to a 118-62 victory over a group of world-class riders in the U.S. vs. The World series finale Saturday in front of 7,180 on the half-mile track at Ascot Park in Gardena. Ermolenko scored a team-high 25 points, winning twice and finishing second four times. The U.S. team won Friday night, 57-51, in races held at the South Bay Stadium in Gardena and won the overall competition, 175-113.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
July 8, 1989
Billy Hammil of Monrovia won the scratch main event for the second consecutive week in front of 2,239 in the weekly speedway program at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa Friday. Eddie Castro of Ojai was second and Mike Faria of Colton was third. The race was restarted when fans threw cups on the course after Steve Lucero was disqualified for trying to cut in on Hammil during a turn.
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