Orosz still on Top after
Round I of the
Track National Championship
By Scotty Brown
Canton, OH May 29,
Jeff Orosz came out on top at
the Speedway Long Track National Championship Round I, Saturday May 29, 2010 at the Stark County Fairgrounds in Canton, Ohio.
Long Track National was organized by Scotty Brown and the Bike Days Motorcycle Club www.bikedays.com and is sponsored by Freedom Harley Davidson, Miller Lite Racing, Applied Innovations, Barnett Clutch, Dixie International,
K-K Motorcycle Supply, Kames Sports, Moose Racing, Oury Grip, PJ's Fabricating, and Wiseco Piston. The Speedway National
ran in conjunction with the Classic Flat Track National Championship Series at the BIKE DAYS 7th annual meet.
was a warm and sunny 84 degree Memorial Weekend, with perfect conditions on the half mile limestone cushion track. North
America's finest Long Track Riders assembled in Canton after traveling in from Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Canada
to compete in the first round of the National Championship. Brian Fowler of the Brian and Joe radio show and Bob Sigler
from Outlaw Motorsports were the announcers on hand to call the action.
The National Long Track format consisted of three rounds of point gathering Heats, two Last Chance Qualifiers, two
Semi Finals and an "A and B" Main.
Legault who rides for the Newport Wasps in the British Speedway's Premier League rode flawless through the heats earning him
the maximum 26 points. Reigning Champion and three time winner of the LT National Jeff Orosz scored 24 points. Warren Diem
7 time NY State Champion scored 21 points. Chad Rall 2 time Ohio State Champion (son of Hall of Fame Rider Ronnie Rall)
and Jesse Diem tied with 20 points. Indiana's Joe Garrison made the cut by scoring 17 points. The heat race points were
tabulated, transferring these top six riders into two Semi Finals, leaving six positions open for the top three finishers
from each of the Last Chance Qualifiers.
Top three finishers of the heats were...
Heat 1 - 1st) #4 Warren Diem 2nd) #52x Chad Rall
3rd) #110 Mike Hammond
Heat 2 - 1st) #1 Jeff Orosz
2nd) #30 Dan Weicht 3rd)
#14 Jesse Diem
Heat 3 - 1st) #11x Kyle Legault 2nd) #777 Joe Garrison
3rd) #119 Alan Rush
Heat 4 - 1st) #82 Chris Hathaway 2nd)
#11 Jim Terchila 3rd) #52 Ronnie Rall
Heat 5 - 1st) #14
Jesse Diem 2nd) #110 Mike Hammond 3rd) #777 Joe Garrison
Heat 6 - 1st) #11x Kyle Legault 2nd) #1 Jeff Orosz
3rd) #52x Chad Rall
7 - 1st) #30 Dan Weicht 2nd) #119 Alan Rush 3rd)
#26 Dave Weicht
Heat 8 - 1st) #4 Warren Diem 2nd) #52x Chad Rall
3rd) #777 Joe Garrison
Heat 9 - 1st) #11x Kyle Legault 2nd)
#1 Jeff Orosz 3rd) #14 Jesse Diem
Dan Weicht won the first LCQ with "AMA Hall of Fame rider" Ronnie Rall in second and Michael Callen also
making the cut by finishing third. Alan Rush coming back from a shoulder injury won the second LCQ, with Jim Terchila taking
second and the third and final transfer position going to Kevin Sexton.
#30 Dan Weicht 2nd) #52 Ronnie Rall 3rd) #33E Michael Callen
1st) #119 Alan Rush 2nd) #11 Jim Terchila 3rd)
#60F Kevin Sexton
In the first Semi Final, Kyle Legault
won wire to wire, followed by Chad Rall and Jesse Diem, transferring them directly to the A Main.
In the second Semi Final, Jeff Orosz took the top position, with Warren Diem second and Joe Garrison third,
also transferring them directly to the A Main.
remaining six riders from the Semi Finals (4th through 6th), transferred to the B Main.
Semi Final 1
1st) #11x Kyle Legault 2nd) #52x Chad Rall
3rd) #14 Jesse Diem
Semi Final 2
1st) #1 Jeff Orosz 2nd)
#4 Warren Diem 3rd) #777 Joe Garrison
In the A final - Kyle Legault took the early advantage with a great start.
Jeff Orosz trailed in second and Chad Rall in third. Legault's bike sputtered and died (from lack of fuel) after the
first lap, allowing Orosz to take the lead. Diem made a great charge to pass Rall for second, Orosz was the first to
cross the finish line and win the first round of the Championship. Orosz has won the Speedway Long Track National Championship
for the last three years, and is in an excellent position to make it four in a row.
Round II of the Speedway Long Track National
Championship will be held on Friday, July 16, 2010. The championship will be combined with a great night of Antique
Motorcycle racing at the 28th annual AMCA National meet at the Fulton County Fairgrounds in Wauseon, Ohio.
www.bikedays.com for current information.
Speedway Long Track National Championship Round I
Results of May 29, 2010
A MAIN FINAL
1st Jeff Orosz #31
Caistorville, ON Canada
2nd Warren Diem #4
3rd Chad Rall #52x
4th Jesse Diem #14
5th Joe Garrison #777
6th Kyle Legault #11x
St. Catharines, ON Canada
B MAIN FINAL
7th Dan Weicht #30
North Webster, IN
8th Chris Hathaway #82
9th Ronnie Rall #52
10th Mike Callen #33e
11th Jim Terchila #11
12th Kevin Sexton #60F