|The apple didn’t fall
far from the tree. Mom Shirley ran the pits at Ascot,
Costa Mesa and Glen Helen for 28 years. Dad Bob sold parts
at the track, pitted for Alan Christian and sponsored
Billy Hamill in the early days of his European career;
Inman is a respected name in Speedway racing. Continuing
the family tradition Kelly’s credentials are just
• 1968 - Started going to
Speedway with mom and dad
• 1972 - Gene Woods
moves in next door. At 14 he becomes Woods pit man.
• 1982 - First 500cc bike. Practices daily with
local racer and friend Greg Hancock at Indian Dunes. Their
35-year-old friendship remains true.
– Races Speedway four nights a week and ICE in the
• 1989 - Seriously injured during
Handicap Main event at Ascot ends racing career.
1991 – Starts sponsoring riders.
– Starts pitting full time. Works with Steve Russell,
Scotty Brant, Chris Manchester, Greg Hancock, Kelly Moran,
Josh Larsen, Jason Crump, and Tyson Burmeister. Puts ten
U.S. National titles under his belt as the mechanic.
• 1993 to 1998 - Races Pro Formula 125 shifter carts
• 1998 - Races Sprint cars at Irwindale Speedway
• 1999 - Races Sprint cars at Perris Auto Speedway
• 1996-1999 – Team Manager X Factory Top Fuel
Hydro Drag Boat.
• 1999 – Races "Ultra
Wheels" spec trucks
• 2005 -2006 –
Industry Speedway co-Promoter at The Grand, City of Industry.
• Co promoted the World Famous Gumball Rally with
• Currently runs Specialized Powder
and Ceramic Coating
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premier Speedway facility.
AMA/Industry Racing Laision
Starting out in his father
Earl’s Pasadena motorcycle business, learning
to run a drill press and grinder by age 12 was normal
for the industry and sport. Rebuilding roller bearing
crankshafts and doing valve jobs by 16 was extra credit.
Getting a ride on Darryl Packard’s Suzuki, Paul
set a 50 cc production class speed record of 64 MPH
at Bonneville. Soon after, starting at age 18, Paul
ventured off to campaign a drag racing stock car for
three years. Back to motorcycles, desert racing and
enduros soon followed, along with often pitting for
brother Bruce during his short speedway racing career.
Shortly after speedway motorcycle racing started at
nearby Irwindale Racing, Paul became the pit steward
for speedway and starter for the night motocross races
at the popular racing facility.
In the meantime, annual August trips to the Bonneville
National Speed Trials in Utah saw Paul help Earl with
officiating there. Learning to do speed record timing
and technical inspections, including post record run
engine measurements, Paul obtain recognition from the
Federation of International Motorcyclist (FIM). Carrying
that certification with him, Paul worked the 1982 World
Speedway Championship in the Los Angeles Coliseum as
timer and inspector.
Riding desert motorcycle races and enduros eventually
involved Paul into dual sport trail riding. From that,
Paul ended up on the AMA District 37 Board of Directors
(a position he still holds today) as Dual Sport Referee,
managing the year-round calendar of 15 dual sport events.
Actively promoting the 500 rider LA-Barstow to Vegas
National Dual Sport ride in November keeps Paul busy
during the speedway racing off-season.
Taking advantage of brother John’s offer to buy
him out from his share of the family motorcycle business
in 2012, Paul took advantage of that friendly offer,
after 45 plus years of working at Flanders Company.
Coaching and managing Little League teams, serving on
his kids’ high school Boosters Club board, and
working with the American Motorcyclist Association,
Paul brings with him a variety of experience to serve
as our Public Relations man. Paul recently obtained
Speedway Clerk of the Course status with the FIM, just
in case a speedway grand prix were to come to the USA
and additional officials are needed.
Marketing & Promotions
|I was first introduced to
the world of racing back in the 70’s when I accompanied
my father to the 605 Speedway when he worked for Hank
the Crank. We would get pit passes and I would stand there
in complete awe, watching the races, smelling the fuel
with ear protectors on.
My first time on a motorcycle was on my Uncles 73’
blue Honda 50cc Trail bike. I rode that bike up and down
the alley at my grandmother’s house – he couldn’t
get me off that bike the summer of 1975, I had NO FEAR.
In the 80’s I talked my dad into buying me a 1980
Honda CB125. It was red and it was so much fun, until
I wreaked it trying to avoid a dog. I had to lay it down
in the street with my little brother on the back of the
bike. Mom quickly sold that bike that same weekend, even
with a tweaked mirror and scratched tank.
I’ve been around quads, dirt bikes and of course
Speedway during its inaugural year of 2003. My favorite
racer at that time was Shawn “Mad Dog” McConnell
with his signature – “kick-out” when
he went into the turns on the track.
In 2011 – Industry Racing was created as a division
of Industry Hills Expo Center. Our Team wanted to improve
the Speedway Program at the Expo Center and we asked Track
Director Kelly Inman to lead us. We didn’t have
to twist Kelly’s arm too hard for him to return
to Speedway. There was a large learning curve our first
year but with GREAT sponsors, awesome track staff &
our Expo Team, we rose to the occasion and earned the
2014 AMA TRACK ORGANIZER OF THE YEAR!!
The Youth program has been nurtured, developed and has
grown over the years with the help of our D1 racers, Billy
Hamill, Billy Janniro & Shawn McConnell riding academies.
We are excited about our upcoming 2015 season adding two
more race nights to the program this year. We are very
honored this year to introduce for our season opener -
The 1st Annual Connor Penhall Memorial Cup.
We invite you to come out, listen to some live rock music,
GREAT food & drinks and of course, American Speedway
Motorcycle Racing. It’s GREAT fun for the entire
Contact: 626-330-0324 / Email Contact: CPerez@IndustryExpoCenter.com
Industry Hills Expo Center
16200 Temple Avenue
City of Industry, CA 91744
Marketing & Promotions