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December 21, 2007
I have a tentative agreement to hold a race at the Desert Empire Fairgrounds in Ridgecrest, California on April 26th. Last year a race was held there during their Spring Fair which featured Speedway Sprint Cars and Midgets. The plan is to run Speedway Sprints on Friday 25th and an all Speedway Bike program on April 26th.
The race date is a free Saturday before Costa Mesa and Auburn openers. There are still details to finalize on the logistics, but at this stage it looks very good. Most likely we would hold a First Division Championship event with Support Classes, the Youth Division, and hopefully Sidecars.
Ridgecrest is about 100 miles East of Bakersfield and is about 150 miles out of the LA area.
More news as we have it, but pencil this one in your calendar while we finalize the details.

Steve Evans


Listed below is the lineup for the 39th annual U.S. National Championship this Saturday, September 29 at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa.

  1 - Charlie Venegas
  3 - Gary Hicks
  6 - Shawn McConnell
  9 - Mike Faria
 10 - Scott Brant
 11 - Bobby Schwartz
 12 - Randy DiFrancesco
12e - Aaron Hesmer
 13 - Nate Perkins
 15 - Charles Ermolenko
 19 - Dale Facchini
 24 - Bobby Krips
 25 - Jimmy Fishback
 36 - Ryan Fisher
 39 - Buck Blair
 40 - Tommy Hedden
72e - Tuff McBride
104 - Billy Hamill
130 - Chris Manchester
142 - Ricky Wells
 37 - Denny Scopellite
 22 - Mike Bloom

Upcoming event at Mojave Crossing

Date: April 28th, 7p.m. (D-2 qualifiers are at 6 p.m.)
Location; Mojave crossing event center in Fort Mojave, AZ. For Directions go to majavecrossingeventcenter.com or call 928 330 2505.
Prices: $18 general Admission, 10 and under free, A few V.I.P. tickets are available at $50, this includes a T-shirt, program and Sky-View lounge with catered Food.
Info; Call Nate at 928-754-5265 or nateperkins@frontiernet.net

Riders Confirmed:
Tommy Hedden
Bryan Yarrow
Shawn McConnell
Charlie Venegas
Mike Faria
Billy Hiles
Shaun Harmatiuk
Buck Blair
Bobby Schwartz
Eddie Castro
Tim Gomez
Ricky Wells
Jimmy Fishback
Bart Bast
George Fox
Josh Larsen

The D-2  Rider list will be announced in a couple of weeks.
There are also sponsorship opportunities available in the program which include V.I.P. tickets. and other perks.


A full-day speedway school with Bruce Penhall, Mike Bast, Bobby Schwartz and possibly Barry Briggs. I have one spot to give away FREE, for anyone between the ages of 8 years old to 18 years old. To be eligible you must write or e-mail me by March 1, 2007. My only rule is your parents can not write this, you must write the letter yourself. Please make sure you include your phone number on your letter. The date has not been set, but looks to be in March or first part of April.
This is want I want in the letter:
Why do you think you deserve this spot with four of speedway's legends?
What do you like most about yourself?
What are your long term goals?
Send your letter to:
Cody Products
13821 West St.
Garden Grove, CA 92843
or e-mail to codyjawa@sbcglobal.net

Good Luck,

Fran Cody


There will be barbecue and fund raiser at Dominator Designs on Sunday, February 25.
The Dream Team would also like to mention, there will be a silent auction in addition to the raffle prizes. The raffle tickets can be purchased through Dominator Designs (Scott Brant), Fred Facchini, or Gary Gomez. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the Gumball Rally. Raffle tickets are $1.00 each or 15 tickets for $10.00. Winners do not need to be present! Cash donations will help the Dream Team riders purchase the food and supplies needed for there BBQ.
The barbecue will be buffet style and the cost is $5.00 per plate.
Silent Auction and raffle prizes will include:

Sudden Sam Ermolenko - 10-year Testimonial race jacket (bib) signed by all riders
Greg Hancock - Race Jersey and he will be attending
Bruce Penhall has committed to donating something
Bobby Schwartz will be there and will donate items as well
Billy Hamill has also said he will be bringing an item
Industry speedway 2007 VIP season passes
2006 Under 21 Champion Skyler Greyson signed T-shirts
Greg Hancock 11x17 autographed Photo
Many other Rider photos on hand to choose from
International Speedway - will be donating a pass
Mojave Crossing - 2007 VIP Ticket for April's event in Laughlin
Ayers Hotel Suites - donating two-night stay
Brant Engineering - $50.00 Gift Certificate
Specialized Powder/Hi Performance Ceramic Coating - $250 gift certificate.
Kiwi Covers - a main cover for your Speedway bike - $300 gift certificate
Wells Speedway Engines - bike stand $300 value
5ea 2006 Dream Team shirts - Donated by the Dream Team itself.
and much more ... Don't miss out on this great day of fun and to be a part of helping our future speedway riders.

See ya there, Scott Brant

We thank everyone for your generous donations. Come out and have some fun. Let's do some bench racing.

Gary Gomez


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