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October 7, 1989 | TOM HAMILTON, Times Staff Writer
Shawn Moran, a speedway motorcycle racer from Huntington Beach, hopes he's more successful tonight on the 190-yard oval at the Orange County Fairgrounds than he was traveling from London to Southern California to participate in the U.S. Speedway championship. Moran was unsuccessful in reserving a nonstop flight from London's Heathrow Airport to Los Angeles after a race at Cradley Heath and opted for a layover in New York on Monday morning instead.
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November 7, 1990
Shawn Moran of Huntington Beach was stripped of his second-place finish in the World Final speedway motorcycle race and was suspended for six months after a drug test detected a banned nonprescription painkiller.
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August 14, 1990 | TOM HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the first time in eight years, three U.S. speedway motorcycle riders have qualified for the World Final after a successful showing Sunday in the InterContinental Final in Fjeldsted, Denmark. Shawn Moran, a Huntington Beach High School graduate now living in Apple Valley, heads the field for the world championship, Sept. 1 in Bradford, England. Moran won the race in Denmark with 14 points.
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November 7, 1990 | TOM HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Speedway motorcyclist Shawn Moran of Huntington Beach has been stripped of his second-place finish in the World Final and suspended for six months for failing a drug test, an American Motorcycle Assn. spokesman said Tuesday. Bill Ammick, AMA communications manager, said a random drug test after the final in Bradford, England, detected Moran had taken the narcotic dextropropoxyphen napsylate before a race.
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November 7, 1990
Shawn Moran of Huntington Beach was stripped of his second-place finish in the World Final speedway motorcycle race and was suspended for six months after a drug test detected a banned nonprescription painkiller.
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June 12, 1988 | TOM HAMILTON, Times Staff Writer
Speedway motorcyclist Sam Ermolenko of Cypress was perfect Saturday night, winning all five of his heat races to win the Nissan American Final in front of 8,204 fans in Long Beach Veterans Stadium. Ermolenko, 27, made the field look like a group of second-division riders and won the event for the second consecutive year with 20 points. He capped a brilliant night of riding by coming from behind to defeat Bobby Schwartz and Rick Miller in his last heat race.
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September 2, 1988
Kelly and Shawn Moran of Huntington Beach will make their first appearance of the 1988 season when speedway motorcycle racing resumes at the Orange County Fairgrounds at 8 tonight. The Moran brothers, who ride for Sheffield in the British Speedway League, have been named to the American team for the competition for the World Team Cup on Sept. 10 at Long Beach Veterans Stadium. Shawn Moran, 26, won the World Long Track championship in 1983 in Czechoslovakia despite riding with a broken leg.
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June 4, 1989 | TOM HAMILTON, Times Staff Writer
Speedway motorcyclist Sam Ermolenko of Cypress won a four-lap runoff against Shawn Moran and Ronnie Correy to take the Nissan American Final for the third straight year Saturday night before 4,372 fans at Long Beach Veterans Stadium. Ermolenko drew the outside starting position for the race, with Correy starting on the pole and Moran sandwiched between them. Moran took an early lead going into the first turn, but Ermolenko turned on the horsepower to pass Moran and win the first qualifying round for American riders that leads to the world championship.
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November 7, 1990 | TOM HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Speedway motorcyclist Shawn Moran of Huntington Beach has been stripped of his second-place finish in the World Final and suspended for six months for failing a drug test, an American Motorcycle Assn. spokesman said Tuesday. Bill Ammick, AMA communications manager, said a random drug test after the final in Bradford, England, detected Moran had taken the narcotic dextropropoxyphen napsylate before a race.
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June 17, 1989 | TOM HAMILTON, Times Staff Writer
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.
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August 14, 1990 | TOM HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the first time in eight years, three U.S. speedway motorcycle riders have qualified for the World Final after a successful showing Sunday in the InterContinental Final in Fjeldsted, Denmark. Shawn Moran, a Huntington Beach High School graduate now living in Apple Valley, heads the field for the world championship, Sept. 1 in Bradford, England. Moran won the race in Denmark with 14 points.
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October 7, 1989 | TOM HAMILTON, Times Staff Writer
Shawn Moran, a speedway motorcycle racer from Huntington Beach, hopes he's more successful tonight on the 190-yard oval at the Orange County Fairgrounds than he was traveling from London to Southern California to participate in the U.S. Speedway championship. Moran was unsuccessful in reserving a nonstop flight from London's Heathrow Airport to Los Angeles after a race at Cradley Heath and opted for a layover in New York on Monday morning instead.
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June 17, 1989 | TOM HAMILTON, Times Staff Writer
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.
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June 4, 1989 | TOM HAMILTON, Times Staff Writer
Speedway motorcyclist Sam Ermolenko of Cypress won a four-lap runoff against Shawn Moran and Ronnie Correy to take the Nissan American Final for the third straight year Saturday night before 4,372 fans at Long Beach Veterans Stadium. Ermolenko drew the outside starting position for the race, with Correy starting on the pole and Moran sandwiched between them. Moran took an early lead going into the first turn, but Ermolenko turned on the horsepower to pass Moran and win the first qualifying round for American riders that leads to the world championship.
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June 3, 1989 | TOM HAMILTON, Times Staff Writer
This was supposed to be Shawn Moran's year. After spending 10 years competing in the British Speedway League, it seemed as if the transplanted Southern Californian would finally realize a childhood dream and win the world championship of speedway motorcycle racing. All the signs leading to the world title were there. Moran, who grew up in Huntington Beach and is now captain of the team at the Belle Vue track in England, has been the leading rider in the league since the season opened in April.
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September 2, 1988
Kelly and Shawn Moran of Huntington Beach will make their first appearance of the 1988 season when speedway motorcycle racing resumes at the Orange County Fairgrounds at 8 tonight. The Moran brothers, who ride for Sheffield in the British Speedway League, have been named to the American team for the competition for the World Team Cup on Sept. 10 at Long Beach Veterans Stadium. Shawn Moran, 26, won the World Long Track championship in 1983 in Czechoslovakia despite riding with a broken leg.
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June 3, 1989 | TOM HAMILTON, Times Staff Writer
This was supposed to be Shawn Moran's year. After spending 10 years competing in the British Speedway League, it seemed as if the transplanted Southern Californian would finally realize a childhood dream and win the world championship of speedway motorcycle racing. All the signs leading to the world title were there. Moran, who grew up in Huntington Beach and is now captain of the team at the Belle Vue track in England, has been the leading rider in the league since the season opened in April.
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June 30, 1986 | JOHN CHAPLIN
It was a day of triumph and disappointment for six Southern California speedway motorcycle riders on Sunday in the Overseas Final in Coventry, England. Sam Ermolenko, 24, of Cypress, won the meet with 14 points. Two British riders--Jeremy Doncaster and Neil Evitts--finished second and third. Doncaster scored 12 points and Evitts 11. The race was the second qualifying round that ultimately leads to the world championship.
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June 12, 1988 | TOM HAMILTON, Times Staff Writer
Speedway motorcyclist Sam Ermolenko of Cypress was perfect Saturday night, winning all five of his heat races to win the Nissan American Final in front of 8,204 fans in Long Beach Veterans Stadium. Ermolenko, 27, made the field look like a group of second-division riders and won the event for the second consecutive year with 20 points. He capped a brilliant night of riding by coming from behind to defeat Bobby Schwartz and Rick Miller in his last heat race.
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July 10, 1987
Kelly and Shawn Moran of Huntington Beach, former U.S. speedway motorcycle champions, will return to the Orange County Fairgrounds at 8 tonight to compete in the Fair Derby. Shawn won the championship in 1982. Kelly, his older brother, won in 1983 and 1984. Both ride for Sheffield in the British Speedway League, and live in England. Last week, Kelly finished third in the Overseas Final in Bradford, England, a quarterfinal round leading to the world speedway championship.
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