2014 Industry Racing Opening Night Results
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Janniro Fends Off Hamill in
“Battle of the Billy’s” on Opening Night

at Industry Racing

Billy Janniro

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. (May 30, 2014) – An enthusiastic crowd of 1,500 was on hand to celebrate the start of the 2014 speedway season at Industry Racing on Wednesday night. The evening was an anticipated one as the longstanding rivalry between veteran stars Billy Janniro and Billy Hamill continued with a “Battle of the Billy’s” highlighting the night’s action.
In the end, a highly competitive night of racing across eight classes of competition provided the perfect start to the Industry Racing season. While winners were crowned in the Second and Third Divisions, four Junior Divisions, and always-exciting Sidecar Division, it was the First Division that drew the greatest attention of the fans as both Janniro and Hamill raced their way into the Scratch Main Event and did battle for the checkered flag. The duo asserted themselves at the front of the four-rider field early with Janniro leading the way. Despite his best efforts, Hamill couldn’t find a way past is Northern California nemesis and settled for the runner-up spot. The big win for Janniro capped off a perfect night of racing in which he led every lap of competition.

Billy Hamill

The Sidecar Division always serves as a wild card in the already unpredictable world of speedway. On Wednesday night, the four pairs in the Main Event bumped, banged, and slid their way through four captivating laps with Joe Jones and Johnny Glover ultimately taking the win.

Joe Jones & Johnny Glover

The Junior 250 Division always offers a glimpse into the bright future of speedway with a lineup loaded with young talent on the verge of turning pro. On Wednesday, Gage Geist outlasted the intense heat being brought by both Kurtis Hamill and Dillon Ruml throughout the Main Event to take a well-earned victory on an evening where all three riders traded wins.

Gage Geist

The Second Division featured some of the best racing of the night with a variety of riders taking turns out front. In the Main Event it was Dalton Leedy who took advantage of a good start to carry it through to the checkered flag.

Dalton Leedy

The Mini 150 First Division was also filled with great competition throughout the evening, setting the stage for a wide-open Main Event. Sebastian Palmese made his way to the front off the start and was able to maintain it throughout all four laps.

Sebanstian Palmese

The Third Division Main Event was also up for grabs thanks to a field of competitors in which nearly any rider could take the lead with a good start and have a great shot at winning by posting four consistent laps. Chris Wiggins did just that, fending off his fellow contenders to take the win.

Chris Wiggins

One rider dominated the Pee Wee Division throughout the night, with a talented youngster emulating the standard set by Janniro in the First Division. Travis Horn led every lap of action en route to a convincing win, showing impressive speed on his 50cc machine.

Travis Horn

Tristan Britt was also a winner on Wednesday night, emerging victorious in the Mini 150 Second Division Main Event. Additionally, rising First Division star Max Ruml salvaged being excluded from that class’ Main Event by posting an impressive win in the Scratch Consolation.

Tyson Burmeister leads one of the First Division Semis

The 2014 Industry Racing season continues next Wednesday, June 4, with another full slate of action at Southern California’s only full AMA-sanctioned speedway facility. Gates open at 6 p.m. PST while racing kicks off at 7:30 p.m. PST. Tickets are just $10 for adults and $5 for kids and seniors.


Industry Racing Opening Night Results

Scratch Main Event
(First Division)
  1. #1 Billy Janniro
  2. #104 Billy Hamill
  3. #26 Tyson Burmeister
  4. #27 Austin Novratil
Second Division Main Event
  1. #222 Dalton Leedy
  2. #116 Chris Jones
  3. #145 Davey Shaw
  4. #182 Rudy Laurer
Third Division Main Event
  1. #239 Chris Wiggins
  2. #244 Lewis Hughes
  3. #311 Kevin Fife
  4. #211 Steve Brown
Sidecar Main Event
  1. #1 Joe Jones &
    Johnny Glover
  2. #007 Dual Anderson & David Dent
  3. #1965 Jeff Rowe & Robert Dent
  4. #2 Bryan Motis &
    Josh Bennett
Junior 250 Main Event
  1. #10 Gage Geist
  2. #104 Kurtis Hamill
  3. #1 Dillon Ruml
  4. #214 Michael Wells
Mini 150 First Division
Main Event
  1. #1 Sebastian Palmese
  2. #31n Sterling Martin
  3. #28 Slater Lightcap
  4. #30n Alex Martin
Mini 150 Second Division
Main Event
  1. #11 Tristan Britt
  2. #27 Luke Whitcomb
  3. #16 Jake Isaac
  4. #43 Keelan Venegas
  5. #96 Andrew Russell
  6. #419 Dakota Shockley
Pee Wee Main Event
  1. #25 Travis Horn
  2. #16 Cole Ayers
  3. #5 Rachel Schnakenberg
  4. #281 Cameron Titterness
Scratch Consolation
  1. #5 Max Ruml
  2. #6 Shawn McConnell
  3. #14 Eddie Castro
  4. #100 Broc Nicol

2014 Industry Racing Schedule
May 28
Opening Night

June 4
All Divisions (Tickets)

June 11
All Divisions & Legends Night (Tickets)

June 18
All Divisions (Tickets)

June 25
All Divisions (Tickets)

July 9
All Divisions & Classic Car Night (Tickets)

July 16
All Divisions & Bruce Flanders Ugly Hawaiian Shirt Night (Tickets)

July 23
All Divisions (Tickets)

July 30
All Divisions & Harley Night (Tickets)

August 9
AMA National Round 3 (Tickets)

August 10
AMA/FIM Youth Silver Cup Championship
(FREE Admission)

August 20
All Divisions (Tickets)

August 27
2014 California State Speedway Championship (Tickets)


All photos courtesy
Craig Hashey

About Industry Racing
Industry Racing is based on the grounds of the Industry Hills Expo Center in the City of Industry, California. Races are hosted inside the property’s Grand Arena, making Industry Racing the only speedway racing facility covered by a roof. Speedway events at Industry Racing are hosted every Wednesday throughout the summer with racing scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m.
Industry Racing has risen to prominence in recent years thanks to the introduction of the Monster Energy World Speedway Invitational and internationally sanctioned AMA/FIM Youth Silver Cup. As of 2014, Industry Racing serves as the only track in Southern California fully sanctioned by the AMA.

16200 Temple Avenue
City of Industry, CA 91744

Kelly Inman - Track Director
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