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Cycle News 1980 03 26

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II • • ~ E o 00 (j) ..... (Opposite pege) John Cook hooks up while dicing with Phil Gagnon. (Top) Alan Christian leads Gene Woods and Dave Sims. (Above Bruce Penhall and Dennis Sigalos battle at San Berdoo, (Below) Costa Mesa Handicap Main winner Dave DeTemple. pring Classic wins Penhall did not slow down nor djd he turn around and at the wire it was Penhall. Sigalos..Preston and Moran. The regular speedway season opener at Ascot is May 15. Results HANDICAP MAIN: 1. Bruce Penha6l; 2. Keith larsen; 3. Alan Christian. SCRATCH MAIN: 1. Bruce PenI1alI; 2. Denny S;gaIos; 3. Ron Preston; 4. Kelly Moran. By Gary Hoffman Photos by Ken Kellogg SAN BERNARDINO, CA, MAR. 9 On a hot and sunny afternoon in front of over 4,000 fans, San Bernardino began its speedway season with some very impressive racing. The track was kept in good shape. the crowd was responsive and the riders were ready for some all-out racing. The high point of the afternoon was a pair of special two-lap match races that had Alan "Crazy" Christian win over Bruce Penshall by just a few feet in one spectacular event. Under 21 World Finals winner Ron Preston lost an excellent race to Bobby Schwartz. In the Scratch Semi, Gene Woods hit the wall in turn four after cracking a few ribs on Friday night, but showed he couldn't be stopped and came back to take first place in the Scratch Consolation over Denny Pyeatt and Kelly Moran who was fourth in the world last year. Keith Larsen won the Scratch Main in the Support class over some fine riding by Keith Chrisco. These are two names to look forward to in the future. John Cook rode a flawless race from the 30-yard line to take first place over Penhall and Schwartz in the Handicap Main. Christian turned on the speed to win over Penhall. Sigalos and Preston in the final event, the Scratch Main, ending a perfect day of speedway racing. Results SCRATCH MAIN ISUPPORn: 1. Keith lao'sen; 2. Keith Chrisco; 3. Joe Donaldson; 4. Dwight Hill. HANDICAP MAIN: 1. John C_; 2. Bruce Penhall; 3. Bobby SChwartz. SCRATCH MAIN: 1. Alan Christian; 2. Bruce Penhall; 3. Dennis S;gaIos; 4. Ron Preston. 15

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