Jack Milne Cup this Saturday Night

August 27th @ Costa Mesa Speedway - Speedway Motorcycle Racing

August 27th @ Costa Mesa Speedway
Speedway Motorcycle Racing

Costa Mesa Speedway is thrilled to bring you the 13th annual prestigious Jack Milne Cup. Watch as the Top Pro riders in the U.S. go handle bar to handle bar as they scratch and claw for the title.

Last years winner and 2 time Jack Milne Cup Champion Shawn "Mad Dog" McConnell will be trying to make it three in a row as he takes on a field of hungry speedway riders.

Speedway's golden boy, Bruce Penhall, will also be on hand as we celebrate Bruce's NHRA Hall of Fame Induction - the first ever for the sport of Speedway.

In addition, the Trailblazzers will be there with an awesome vintage motorcycle display.

Pack up the kids, bring a friend and come on down to watch the California sunset over some epic speedway motorcycle racing.

Only a few races left for the season. Make sure to get your methanol fix to last all winter. We look forward to seeing you there!

Good Times!
See 'ya at the Races!
Brad and Jaleen Oxley
International Speedway, Inc.

Also this Saturday sign up for School of Skid and Amateur Afternoon Racing on the famous bullring oval! Find out more at costamesaspeedway.net

A Pair of McConnells Run Away with Mains on Harley Night2

Speedway returned to the Orange County Fairgrounds after five long weeks and Shawn "MadDog" McConnell won a thrilling main event in front of a large crowd on an action-packed Harley Night at the world famous Costa Mesa Speedway.

Jimmy "Little Animal" Fishback entered the main event undefeated after four races and appeared to have a perfect night in hand when he made the best start. Shawn McConnell hounded the leader on the first lap as Fishback struggled to hold the inside line. Shawn McConnell remained patient on lap two and as they exited turn four his opportunity arose when Fishback went wide. Shawn McConnell charged up the inside and took the lead at the half way point. Fishback tried in vain to regain the lead, but had to watch Shawn McConnell race away with the victory.

Russell Green, who was the runner-up in the Under 21 National Championship the previous night, was third, Michael Raines finished fourth, and Dukie Ermolenko was fifth.

John "Mongoose"Marquez opened the heats by beating Green. "Fast" Eddie Castro defeated Raines in the second heat. Charlie "The Edge" Venegas beat Ermolenko in the third heat. Fishback finished round one with a win over Shawn McConnell.

Shawn McConnell started round two by beating Jason Ramirez. Josh Abbott beat Green in event 10. Venegas struggled in the next event with not one, but two crashes. Aaron Fox won the restart over Raines. Fishback came from behind on the final lap tobeat Ermolenko to end the second round.

Faria began the final round with a win over Green. Fishback beat Ramirez for his third consecutive win. Castro beat Doug "The Destroyer" Nicol in the pen ultimate heat. Shawn McConnell defeated Fox in the final heat.

Shawn McConnell won the first semi with Ermolenko following him into the main event. Fishback and Green finished one-two in the second semi to transfer to the main.

Abbott was leading the Last Chance when Fox found grip in a bad spot and took down the leader to bring out the red flag. Raines won the restart to take the final spot in the main event field.

Ryan Tovatt was leading the Support Main Event when he hit the turn two wall hard and brough tout the red flag. Troy McConnell was victorious in the restart on his first night at Costa Mesa in several years. Harold Hartke was second, Robert "The Sarge" Fiesler finished third, and Tovatt was credited with fourth.

Kevin Fifeled the first two laps of the Support B Main Event, but was challenged by Craig Sprecher. Sprecher's persistence paid off when he took the lead in turn two of lap three. Sprecher never looked back from there and went on to victory. Fife had to settle for second, Rick Fritch was third, and Paul Thornton finished fourth.

National Champions Joe Jones and Jimmy Olsen completed their perfect night by running away with the victory in the Sidecar Main Event. Gerard Jackson and Dave German finished second, Shawn Driggers and Missy Driggers were third, and Dylan Beard and Trevor Desherlia finished fourth.

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