Broc Nicolcaptured the biggest win of his career by winning the 2012 Gumball Rally atInland Motorcycle Speedway in San Bernardino. Dillon Rumlearned first gate choice for the 250cc Final by defeating his brother anddefending Gumball Rally Champion Max Ruml in the final round of heats. Dillon Ruml picked gate two. A pleasantly surprised Max Ruml selected gateone. Nicol chose gate three which leftKurtis Hamill with gate four. The RumlBrothers and Nicol left the starting line together with Max Ruml and Nicolgetting to turn one just ahead of Dillon Ruml. Max Ruml clamped to the inside line while Nicol used a brilliant line aroundhim through turns one and two and led down the back straight. Nicol drifted alittle wide exiting turn four but Max Ruml couldn’t pounce on the leader. Nicol, the son of Doug “The Destroyer” Nicol,found significantly more traction exiting turn two the second time and opened acomfortable lead at the end of lap two. Nicolcalmly maintained his advantage during the final two laps and cruised to thevictory and claimed the coveted gumball machine trophy. Max Ruml settled for second, Dillon Ruml tookthird despite suffering from an injured foot from a crash during the heats, andKurtis Hamill finished fourth. Nicol’svictory came in his first Gumball Rally after having to sit out last year’sevent with an injury. He also got intothe spirit of the event by coloring his hair blond with colorful dotsrepresenting gumballs. BraydanGalvin made the best start in the 200cc First Division Main Event but hadNorthern California’s Luke Becker right behind him. Galvin led through lap one but still hadBecker glued to his back tire. Galvindrifted off the inside line in turn two and Becker blasted through the openingto take the lead. Galvin stalked Becker,the son of 1992 Youth National Champion Matt Becker, with the hope of returningthe favor. Becker withstood Galvin’spressure, though, and led to the finish. Colton Hicks finished third and Michael Wells was fourth. CourtneyCrone put together four perfect laps and made history by winning the Youth200cc Second Division Main Event. AdamHerkner finished second, Chase Sanborn was third, and Kayle LeoGrande finishedfourth. Crone’s victory made her thefirst female racer to win a Gumball Rally Main Event in a speedway division. Alex Martinwas the initial leader of the Open Pee Wee Main Event, but his brother SterlingMartin charged from the back of the field to challenge the leader. Sterling overtook Alex at the end of thesecond lap and rode off into the sunset with the victory. Keelan Venegas finished third and TristanBritt was fourth. The Martin Brothersare sons of former speedway racer Steve Martin. Jake Isaacled from start to finish and captured the Stock Pee Wee First Division MainEvent. Sara Cords finished second,Venegas was third, and Dakota Shockley finished fourth. RyanBillingsley was victorious in the Stock Pee Wee Second Division Main Event injust his second race meeting. JonasLeoGrande was the runner-up, Luke Hedden, son of Bobby “The Blaze” Hedden,finished third, Kimberly Calhoun was fourth, Nick Dunn finished fifth, WilburHancock, oldest son of World Speedway Champion Greg Hancock was sixth, andJulia Pierson finished seventh. Aftermissing last year’s event Shonny McConnell picked up where she left off bywinning the Powder Puff Main Event for the fourth time. Kylie Ayers finished second and Margi Hamillwas third. The Gumball Rally is the culminating event of GumballRally Weekend, which come to be known as “The Best Weekend in American Speedway”and is one of the biggest events on the American speedway calendar. 1996 WorldSpeedway Champion Billy "The Bullet" Hamill has promoted theevent since resurrecting it in 2003. This is the second consecutive year thatthe event has been held at IMS and it continues to grow each year. There werenearly 40 competitors racing in seven different divisions. Speedway bloodlines were well represented asmore than a dozen second-generation racers took to the track. Gumball supporters also showed their generosity bydonating $756 over the course of the weekend to help with the medical costs ofAmerican Speedway icon Danny “Berserko” Becker who was recently diagnosed with stageIII esophageal cancer The GumballRally holds a special place in Billy Hamill’s heart for the Gumball Rallybecause his first ever speedway race was at the inaugural Gumball Rally held at Ken Maely's Ranch in Corona in 1983. Thenext event at IMS will be the 2012 Spring Classic on Sunday afternoon, March11. The day and time is a nod to the traditionalday and time of the event in the heyday of the original IMS in the 1970s and1980s.