SOURCE: Industry Racing

Industry Racing

May 31, 2016 11:00 ET

Industry Racing Announces 2nd Annual Connor Penhall Memorial Cup

CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA--(Marketwired - May 31, 2016) - Industry Racing, Southern California's only weekly American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) season speedway racing facility and the only covered track in the country, introduces the second annual Connor Penhall Memorial Cup, set to take place on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at The Grand Arena. The special event is being hosted in remembrance of Connor Penhall during the opening night of the Industry Racing season, raising awareness about the dangers of drunk driving and encouraging added measures of safety for road construction workers. The action kicks off with opening ceremony at 7 p.m.

Connor, son of two-time World Speedway Champion and AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame member Bruce Penhall, was tragically killed in April 2012 while working construction on Interstate 10. The promising racer, who was beloved by the entire racing community, had won both the Baja 1000 and Baja 500 twice and hoped to follow his father's successful legacy in two-wheel racing. The Memorial Cup will honor Connor's enthusiastic spirit and his natural talent on a motorcycle. Since this heartbreaking loss, the entire Penhall family has valiantly fought in Connor's memory for increased safety for highway construction workers as well as greater awareness of the dangers and tragedies caused by drinking and driving. Bruce, his wife Laurie, Connor's brothers Devin and Ryan, and his sister McKenzie will all be in attendance on Wednesday night.

Additionally, longtime Penhall family friend, competitor and race partner to Bruce Penhall, Dennis Sigalos will serve as the Grand Marshal. In 1982, Sigalos became a World Pairs Champion with Bobby Schwartz and in 1982 finished third in the World Individual Championship at the Los Angeles Coliseum. Additionally, Dennis was partnered with Bruce Penhall as throttle man, winning six World Offshore Powerboat Championships with The Ocean Spray Offshore boat.

Storage Wars' Barry Weiss and CHiP's stars Larry Wilcox and Robert Pine in addition to many other notable guests are also scheduled to attend for this great cause.

On the track, the country's fastest speedway racers will compete for more than $12,000.00 in purse money in what will be the start of the 13th season of competition at Industry Racing. Highlighting the loaded field of competition in the 16-rider First Division is Billy Janniro, former 2015 winner of the Connor Penhall Memorial Cup. Janniro will be joined by veterans Aaron Fox, Gino Manzares and more, in addition to a highly talented group of rising stars like Dillon and Max Ruml, Gage Geist, Broc Nicol, Austin Novratil, Luke Becker, Tommy Hedden and Kurtis Hamill. The traditional Grand Prix format calls for a crowned winner at the end of the night who will receive a special first-place trophy and, for the second year in a row, a custom-painted helmet from Troy Lee Designs designed by Troy Lee himself specifically for the Connor Penhall Memorial Cup.

In addition to the excitement of the First Division, the 2nd Annual Connor Penhall Memorial Cup will also showcase junior racing, the future of speedway.

Tickets to the Connor Penhall Memorial Cup/opening night of the 2016 season at Industry Racing cost just $17 for adults (18+) and $12 for kids (ages 13-17) and seniors (55+). Parking is $5.

The 2nd Annual Connor Penhall Memorial Cup is proudly sponsored by Red Bull, Troy Lee Designs, Weinerschnitzel, Connor Concrete Cutting and Coring, Blue C Advertising, Ken Grody Ford, Quinn Cat, A.M. Ortega, C.T.I. and F.S.T. Sand and Gravel.

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About Industry Racing: Industry Racing is based on the grounds of the Industry Hills Expo Center in the City of Industry, California. Races are hosted inside the property's Grand Arena, making Industry Racing the only speedway racing facility covered by a roof. Speedway events at Industry Racing are hosted every Wednesday throughout the summer with racing scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. Industry Racing has risen to prominence in recent years thanks to the introduction of the Monster Energy World Speedway Invitational and internationally sanctioned AMA/FIM Youth Silver Cup. As of 2014, Industry Racing serves as the only track in Southern California fully sanctioned by the AMA. For more information, visit www.industryracing.com.

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