Kelly Inman
Track Director

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 as impeccable.

• 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.
• 1984 – Races Speedway four nights a week and ICE in the off-season.
• 1989 - Seriously injured during Handicap Main event at Ascot ends racing career.
• 1991 – Starts sponsoring riders.
• 1992 – 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 Billy Hamill
• Currently runs Specialized Powder and Ceramic Coating

Come join us for a whole new experience at America’s premier Speedway facility.

Paul Flanders
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.   

Carol Perez
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 family!!

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

Track Director

Marketing & Promotions or 626-330-0324

Public Relations