EVENT (5/29): Racers from around the Country Come Together to Compete in 5th Annual Connor Penhall Memorial Cup

Courtesy of Anna Williamson

Thousands to Attend Speedway Season Opener As Racers from around the Country Come Together to Compete in 5th Annual Connor Penhall Memorial Cup

CITY OF INDUSTRY, CALIF – Industry Racing’s Speedway at the Grand exciting season opener is back at the Industry Hills Expo Center, Americas premier covered speedway venue, on Wednesday, May 29 with the 5th Annual Connor Penhall Memorial Cup. Speedway, widely known as the first form of organized motorcycle racing, utilizes a specific built, fuel burning, 500cc machine with absolutely no brakes! Sixteen top veteran, and young gladiators take to the track in twenty-three, edge of your seat, insane races, all battling for the top spot, and their share of the more than $13,000 purse…and one of American speedways most coveted trophies, the custom painted Troy Lee Designs Helmet! The fearless racers include #1 in the U.S, reigning and 4x CPMC champion, Billy Janniro, the amazing Ruml brothers, and Austin Novratil, fresh back from International competition! Jr Speedway will also be featured on the night with the future stars of American speedway! A special ceremony will kick off the event, featuring Grand Marshal Jeff Ward, former supercross and motocross champion, and one of the top Indy car, super moto, and flat track racers in the world.

The Connor Penhall Memorial Cup pays tribute to Connor Penhall, an avid racer and son of two-time World Speedway Champion and AMA Hall of Fame Member Bruce Penhall, whose life was tragically taken by a drunk driver while working construction on the local freeway just up the road from the Expo Center. The Memorial Cup was established in 2015 to celebrate Connor’s enthusiastic spirit and natural talent on a motorcycle that made him beloved by the entire racing community. Since his passing, the Penhall family has fought valiantly in Connor’s memory to increase safety provided to highway construction workers and bring awareness to the dangers and tragedies caused by drinking and driving.

Attendees can experience the high-paced, fast-tracked thrill of Speedway racing on Wednesday nights from May 29 through August 24. In addition to watching the racing, guests can enjoy a fresh variety of food, vendors, and family entertainment. Visit Industryracing.com for tickets.

WHAT: 5th Annual Connor Penhall Memorial Cup & Speedway Season Opener

WHEN: Wednesday, May 29, 2019
              7:15 – 10 p.m.  (Media encouraged to attend at 7 p.m.)

WHERE: Industry Hills Expo Center
                16200 Temple Avenue
                 City of Industry, CA. 91744

WHO:      Bruce Penhall
                Jeff Ward
                16 Division 1 racers, along with Jr Speedway
                Thousands of families, spectators and fans enjoying the event

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