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Fast Fridays Speedway
Gold Country Fairgrounds - Auburn, CA

2000 Fast Fridays
Fast Fridays
July 7, 2000
From Gary Roberts

Greg Hancock came over to show everyone how a world class rider can step away from quarter mile tracks and come back to an eighth mile track, that he has not seen for 10 months and beat the locals who practice here every week. Those are the skills that made him a world champion. But Greg took a while to settle down to the Auburn track. In his first handicap race, things looked incredibly shaky. He later admitted to struggling for a couple of laps, from a 50 yard handicap, through more dirt on the Auburn track than he has seen all season on the British league! But in the scratch side of the program, Greg looked right at home winning first his heat, then his semi final, then the main.

Greg  Hancock 1999
Unofficial results

Scratch Main
1. Greg Hancock
2. Billy Janniro
3. Charlie Venegas
4. Mike Faria

Greg won this from the gate. A fast race, unusual to see Mike Faria finish last.

Scratch Consi
1. Bobby Hedden
2. Dukie Ermolenko
3. Bart Bast
4. Randy DiFrancesco

Handicap Main
1. Dukie Ermolenko
2. Greg Hancock
3. Ian Ferris
4. Billy Janniro
5. Charlie Venegas
6. Robert Curry

A tough race for Hancock. Dukie rode well from the 30 yard line and there was no catching him. Greg started out with Janniro and Venegas on the 50 yard line and found them to be heavy duty competition. Despite a perfect track, it was only in the last lap when Greg finally shook off Janniro then got past Ferris on the last corner.

Handicap Consi
1. Bobby Hedden
2. Steve Martynse
3. Ryan Fisher
4. Bart Bast
5. Mike Faria
6. Bob Hicks

Division 2 Main
1. Chris Kerr
2. Eric Carrillo
3. Matt King
4. Mark Adams
5. Marvin Sonnier
6. Ivan Sevart

Division 2 Consi
1. Dave Booth
2. Tom Adams
3. Robert Mellor
4. George Snodgrass
5. Mark Thomas
6. Vince Bertolucci

Division 3 Main
1. Billy Hiles
2. Greg Hooten Snr.
3. Ron Woodsford
4. Mike Hooten
5. Eric Ryan
6. Kevin Fereira
7. Kelly McBane
8. Richard Doster

Division 3 Consi
1. Geno Bellino
2. Dave Baker
3. Dino Blankenbiller
4. John Knapp
5. Check Bagwell
6. Bill Dixon
7. Gary Hubbert
8. Devon DeFreece

Junior Division 1
1. Bryan Yarrow
2. JJ Martynse
3. Greg Hooten Jnr.
4. JT Mabry

I expected the junior division 1 this year to be a bit diluted, as the season went on. First Jon Curry left, then Eric Carrillo and Chris Kerr. Well there is good news from both directions. Jon, Eric and Chris are doing fine in Division 2, on 500cc machines, I would expect at least two of them to be in first division before the end of the season. Meanwhile down in the Junior Division 1 there have been some great races. Friday night was no exception. All four riders put on a great race, with Bryan Yarrow finally battling through for the checkered flag. It was better than many first division mains. Full credit to all four junior riders. America has some great talent coming out of our Junior Speedway program.

Junior Division 2
1. Josh Newby
2. TJ Fowler
3. Alex Marcucci
4. Brenton Bast

Mark Carrillo and Chris Olney both completed in the race, but fell.

Junior Division 3
1. Paul Johnson
2. Amanda English
3. Jeff Butler
4. Chris Smith
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