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August 5, 1989
Steve Lucero of Riverside won the four-lap scratch main event Friday in front of 2,462 in the weekly speedway program at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. Bobby Schwartz of Costa Mesa was second, Billy Hamill of Monrovia third and Brad Oxley of San Clemente fourth. Jim Sisemore of Woodland won the eight-lap handicap main event. Hamill was second, Craig Welkie of New Zealand was third and Alan Christian of Murrieta fourth.
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September 6, 1992 | TOM HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Steve Lucero of Riverside threw his weight around the track Saturday night in the U.S. National Qualifying Series. Lucero, who weighs 212 pounds, won the main event for the second consecutive night, duplicating his victory Friday night at the Orange County Fairgrounds. Lucero beat two-time defending national champion Mike Faria in the final race. Lucero had been in jeopardy of failing to qualify for the national championship, scheduled Oct. 3 at the Orange County Fairgrounds.
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SPORTS
May 3, 1986
Steve Lucero of Riverside won the scratch main event of the weekly speedway motorcycle racing program Friday night in front of 6,982 at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. Lucero defeated John Sandona of Riche Canyon, Mike Faria of Colton and Robert Pfetzing of Garden Grove in the four-lap event. Gary Hicks of Glendale won the five-lap handicap main event, Bob Simons of Simi Valley won the second division main and "Pinkey" Blake of Huntington Beach won the third division main.
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June 8, 1990 | TOM HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's only 25 yards from the starting gate to the first turn on the 190-yard oval at the Orange County Fairgrounds. But that short straightaway has been the scene of one of the biggest feuds in American speedway motorcycle racing. Defending U.S. champion Bobby Schwartz of Costa Mesa and 1988 champion Steve Lucero of Riverside have staged a two-month battle in scratch main events.
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
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.
SPORTS
May 26, 1990 | TOM HAMILTON
The feud between Bobby Schwartz of Costa Mesa and Steve Lucero of Riverside erupted Friday when Lucero crashed into Schwartz on the second lap of the scratch main event at the speedway motorcycle racing program at the Orange County Fairgrounds. Schwartz, the defending U.S. champion, was leading the race when Lucero rammed into the rear of Schwartz's bike and knocked him off it. It was the third time in five weeks the riders have had problems on the track.
SPORTS
August 22, 1986
Thirteen positions for the U.S. speedway motorcycle championship will be at stake at 8 tonight as qualifying continues at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. A field of 32 will compete in three scratch heat races, hoping to advance to the semifinals and then the four-rider finals. Defending champion Alan Christian of Huntington Beach has been seeded into the championship on Oct. 11 at the Fairgrounds.
SPORTS
March 9, 1985
Speedway motorcyclist Bobby Schwartz of Balboa Island is the favorite tonight in the final round of the Spring race on the quartermile track at Veterans' Stadium in Long Beach. First heat race begins at 8 o'clock. Schwartz is one of only four American riders who will return to British Speedway League racing following tonight's race. Joining Schwartz overseas will be Rick Miller, John Cook and Shawn Moran.
SPORTS
September 30, 1985 | TONY COOPER
Sam Ermolenko may never go back to his No. 1 motorcycle again. After winning the first three races of the U.S. Masters Speedway motorcycle race at Carlsbad Raceway on Sunday night, Ermolenko's main bike developed mechanical problems. But Ermolenko, ranked third in the world, used his backup bike for his remaining two heats of the evening. And his second-string bike led him to a victory. Ermolenko had 15 points, one better than Steve Lucero's 14.
SPORTS
May 26, 1990 | TOM HAMILTON
The feud between Bobby Schwartz of Costa Mesa and Steve Lucero of Riverside erupted Friday when Lucero crashed into Schwartz on the second lap of the scratch main event at the speedway motorcycle racing program at the Orange County Fairgrounds. Schwartz, the defending U.S. champion, was leading the race when Lucero rammed into the rear of Schwartz's bike and knocked him off it. It was the third time in five weeks the riders have had problems on the track.
SPORTS
August 5, 1989
Steve Lucero of Riverside won the four-lap scratch main event Friday in front of 2,462 in the weekly speedway program at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. Bobby Schwartz of Costa Mesa was second, Billy Hamill of Monrovia third and Brad Oxley of San Clemente fourth. Jim Sisemore of Woodland won the eight-lap handicap main event. Hamill was second, Craig Welkie of New Zealand was third and Alan Christian of Murrieta fourth.
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
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.
SPORTS
August 22, 1986
Thirteen positions for the U.S. speedway motorcycle championship will be at stake at 8 tonight as qualifying continues at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. A field of 32 will compete in three scratch heat races, hoping to advance to the semifinals and then the four-rider finals. Defending champion Alan Christian of Huntington Beach has been seeded into the championship on Oct. 11 at the Fairgrounds.
SPORTS
May 3, 1986
Steve Lucero of Riverside won the scratch main event of the weekly speedway motorcycle racing program Friday night in front of 6,982 at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. Lucero defeated John Sandona of Riche Canyon, Mike Faria of Colton and Robert Pfetzing of Garden Grove in the four-lap event. Gary Hicks of Glendale won the five-lap handicap main event, Bob Simons of Simi Valley won the second division main and "Pinkey" Blake of Huntington Beach won the third division main.
SPORTS
June 8, 1990 | TOM HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's only 25 yards from the starting gate to the first turn on the 190-yard oval at the Orange County Fairgrounds. But that short straightaway has been the scene of one of the biggest feuds in American speedway motorcycle racing. Defending U.S. champion Bobby Schwartz of Costa Mesa and 1988 champion Steve Lucero of Riverside have staged a two-month battle in scratch main events.
SPORTS
September 6, 1992 | TOM HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Steve Lucero of Riverside threw his weight around the track Saturday night in the U.S. National Qualifying Series. Lucero, who weighs 212 pounds, won the main event for the second consecutive night, duplicating his victory Friday night at the Orange County Fairgrounds. Lucero beat two-time defending national champion Mike Faria in the final race. Lucero had been in jeopardy of failing to qualify for the national championship, scheduled Oct. 3 at the Orange County Fairgrounds.
SPORTS
September 30, 1985 | TONY COOPER
Sam Ermolenko may never go back to his No. 1 motorcycle again. After winning the first three races of the U.S. Masters Speedway motorcycle race at Carlsbad Raceway on Sunday night, Ermolenko's main bike developed mechanical problems. But Ermolenko, ranked third in the world, used his backup bike for his remaining two heats of the evening. And his second-string bike led him to a victory. Ermolenko had 15 points, one better than Steve Lucero's 14.
SPORTS
March 9, 1985
Speedway motorcyclist Bobby Schwartz of Balboa Island is the favorite tonight in the final round of the Spring race on the quartermile track at Veterans' Stadium in Long Beach. First heat race begins at 8 o'clock. Schwartz is one of only four American riders who will return to British Speedway League racing following tonight's race. Joining Schwartz overseas will be Rick Miller, John Cook and Shawn Moran.
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