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Golden Gate Motor Speedway
Solano County Fairgrounds
Vallejo, California

Golden Gate Speedway 2008 Season Final Championship
September 6, 2008 - Golden Gate Motor Speedway
By Gary Roberts

Golden Gate Speedway’s regular season wound up tonight with the Season Final Championship. It spelt the last of the regular Saturday night event of racing for the year, although next Saturday there will be a practice session from 3pm until dark, and every rider is encouraged to come along. If I didn’t have prior plans, I would definitely be up for it, the track looks very inviting.

The Season Final Championship went well, plenty of fast races, more overtaking than usual and Chad Felicio finished the season by winning the event.

The format was laid out similar to the Grand with first division riders taking 3 rides and the top 8 going into two semifinals. I don’t like this format, and neither do many of the riders. It’s not fair, and in this case, several riders were against the same rider more than once, which is really not necessary.

As has unfortunately become the case in Northern California, just like SoCal, the competitors did not match the program. The good news was that there were a lot more division one riders than planned, so a regular championship format would have worked, but the former was chosen and that’s how it worked out. It is hoped in the long term, that riders will sign up in advance, and show up when they say they are going to! It makes everyone's lives easier.

Second and third division riders got 2 rides, a heat and a main event or consi.

Golden Gate Speedway 2008 Season Final Championship - Unofficial results:

Bart Bast 3, 3, 3 9
Kenny Ingalls 3, 3, 3 9
Tommy Hedden 3, 2, 3 8
Chad Felicio 3, 3, 1 7
JT Mabry 2, 2, 2 6
Matt Becker 2, 2, 1 5
TJ Fowler 0, 3, 2 5
JJ Martynse 2, 0, 2 4
Devin Defreece 0, 1, 3 4
Kell Kerrigan 2, 1, 1 4
Jay Ricketts 2, 1, 0 3
Bryce Starks 1, 2, 0 3
Shawn Eldridge 1, 0, 1 2
Jim Lewis 0, 1, 1 2
Kelly Bennett 1, 0, 0 1
Rob Christian 0, 0, 0 0

Division 2 track championship Main
1. Danny Faria; 2. Brian Leventon; 3. Shane Loessberg; 4. Johnny Frank; 5. Ed Martinez.

1. Steve Rowett; 2. Charlie Haines.

Division 3 track championship Main
1. John Randolf; 2. Chris Wilkes; 3. Tori Hubbert; 4. Tor Lovlien; 5.

1. Gary Hubbert; 2. Greg Lovlien; 3. Michelle Fehrman; 4. Billy Vaughn.

Youth Division 1.
1. Tanner Kane; 2. Tyler Warren.

Youth Division 2
1. Kendra Warren; 2. Desi Fehrman.

That is the end of the scheduled races for 2008 at Vallejo.

A big THANK YOU to Charlie Venegas for showing the determination and enterprise to put on the event.

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