Saturday night was busy in and around the National Orange Show Speedway with the kickoff of the 2010 season and other events held nearby. The program included the Super Late Models 100-lap main event, Pony Stocks, Factory Fours, Legends, and Bandoleros.
In the Super Lates, David Ross (Colton) established his lead with a pass of Brett Edwards (Yucaipa) on lap 18. Ross comfortably ticked off laps until the race was halted when the engine of Tony Edwards (Mentone) caught fire on lap 92.
With less than ten to go, the restart proved critical for Ross. Toni McCray (Highland) had a weak start after spinning her tires, allowing Ross to get a lead of more than a second on the field. Ultimately, Ross took the win followed by McCray, Brett Edwards, Barry Karr (Redlands), and Glen Cumings (Highland) rounding out the top five.
Robby Hornsby Jr. (Yucaipa) won the Team Too Pony Stocks 35-lap event. Finishing after the high school senior were Jeremy Perez (Chino), Kevin Meador (San Bernardino), Billy Cottrell (Highland), and Bud Smith (Orange).
The Interstate Batteries Factory Fours event went to Dwayne Blay (Riverside) who launched his title defense on Saturday. Kim Marzullo (San Bernardino), Andrew Reed (Bloomington), Greg Barnett (Hemet) and Victor Garcia (San Bernardino) finished second through fifth, with Barnett being the only non-Toyota truck at the top of the finishing order.
With the greatest margin of victory in the night’s events, at 2.764, Darren Amidon (Santee) took the Budweiser Legends race with a 2.764 margin of victory over Chad Schug (Oaks Hills).
On the other end of the spectrum, the slimmest margin of victory for the night was in the M.C. Erectors Bandoleros, as Parker Malone (Redlands) won by 0.252 seconds over Ricky Schlick (Clarement)
The next race at National Orange Show Speedway is Saturday, March 27th with Late Models, Street Stocks, Stock Car USA, Tour Trucks, and STOCK OHV Go-Karts on the program.
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