Fast Fridays Speedway
Gold Country Fairgrounds
Fast Fridays, Auburn, California USA - June 20,2008
By Gary Roberts
Hot weather this week brought a good crowd to Fast Fridays at Auburn .
Southern California visitor Ricky Wells won the handicap main and came in second in the scratch main behind Bart Bast. This was Bast’s fourth scratch main win of the 7, so far, this season.
Bobby Hedden came out of retirement to compete in the vintage races, which were basically 2 valve Jawa races. He won easily from fellow retiree Bob Hicks, Bryan Yarrow and JJ Martynse. Mike Browne and Charlie Venegas attempted laps on a very tidy Eso, with a misfiring magneto. Hedden’s time was 2 to 3 seconds slower per race than heats won by Bast and Venegas on laydowns.
Scratch Main Event
1. Bart Bast; 2. Ricky Wells; 3. Chad Felicio; 4. Tommy Hedden.
Bast made no mistake, taking a clear advantage from the gate. Felicio tucked into second place, but a persistent Wells got past on the inside. Hedden briefly took third, but went wide and eventually fell.
Scratch Consolation Event
1. Charlie Venegas; 2. JJ Martynse; 3. Greg Hooten; 4. Mike Faria.
Handicap Main Event
1. Ricky Wells; 2. Bart Bast; 3. Alex Marcucci; 4. Bryan Yarrow; 5. Chad Felicio.
Alex Marcucci’s attempt to win the Handicap main was again thwarted, this week by Ricky Wells.
Handicap Consolation Event
1. Kenny Ingalls; 2. Devin Defreece; 3. Shawn Eldridge; 4. Mike Faria; 5. Greg Hooten.
Division 2 Main Event
1. Matt Drury; 2. Charlie Haines; 3. Sean Billenstein; 4. Mike Browne; 5. Danny Faria.
A thin second division was supplemented by three third division riders, who all qualified out of their heats then took the first three places in the main. This demonstrates how fast the top D3 riders are riding.
Division 2 Consolation Event
1. Tommy Fehrman; 2. Ricky Felicio; 3. Steve Lewotsky; 4. Tyler Hansen; 5. Mike Achilles.
Division 3 Main Event
1. Shane Loessburg; 2. Richard Fehrman; 3. Doug Geist; 4. Kjell Lovlien; 5. Billy Vaughn.
Division 3 Consolation Event
1. Mark Legaro; 2. Dustin Berdollt; 3. Glenn Scott; 4. Rich Mignano; 5.Tori Hubbertt.
Youth Division 1
1. Kendra Warren; 2. Cody Ciciarelli: 3. Amber Felicio; 4. Tanner Kane.
Youth Division 2/3
1. Tyler Warren; 2. Jameson Dilkey; 3. Joe Dingle; 4. Gage Geist; 5. Desi Fehrman.
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