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Fast Fridays Speedway
Gold Country Fairgrounds
Auburn, California

Challenge Elimination Series Round 1
May 15, 2009 - Fast Fridays
By: Gary Roberts

Auburn ’s second event of the season brought a consistent racetrack, a fairly good crowd, but a smaller turn out of riders than opening night. Billy Janniro demonstrated again what it takes to be a National Champion in the Scratch Main, ahead of a very fast Tommy Hedden. Just the same as last week the Handicap Main was won by Ben Essary.

Tonight was the first round of the Challenge Elimination Series. Despite the presence of experienced veterans, Hedden and Venegas, the final two remaining challengers were youngsters Kenny Ingalls and Ben Essary, which Essary also won. What a great start to the season for this aspiring young rider.

Charlie Haines again proved his experience by winning the second division main with Steve Levotsky and Tori Hubbert crossing the line side by side for second place.

For the second consecutive week, the Division 3 main was won by Colfax’s Dustin Berdollt after a good battle with flat-tracker Mark Legara.

Unofficial results

Scratch Main Event
1. Billy Janniro; 2. Tommy Hedden; 3. Kenny Ingalls; 4. Bart Bast.

Scratch Consolation Event
1. Bryan Yarrow; 2. Chad Felicio; 3. Charlie Venegas; 4. Bryce Starks.

Handicap Main Event
1. Ben Essary; 2. Bryan Yarrow; 3. Bart Bast; 4. Tommy Hedden; 5. Alex Marcucci.

Handicap Consolation Event
1. Chad Felicio; 2. Kenny Ingalls; 3. Kell Kerrigan; 4. Devin Defreece; 5. Bryce Starks.

Division 2 Main Event
1. Charlie Haines; 2. Steve Lewotsky; 3. Tori Hubbert; 4. Mike Browne; 5. Matt Drury.

Division 2 Consolation Event
1. Danny Turner; 2. Sean Billenstein; 3. Brian Leventon; 4. Harlan Bast 5. Les Veale.

Division 3 Main Event
1. Dustin Berdollt; 2. Mark Legaro; 3. Kjell Lovlien; 4. Richard Fehrmann; 5. Glen Scott.

Division 3 Consolation Event
1. Casey Cornilsen; 2. Michelle Fehrmann; 3. Rich Mignano; 4. Tor Lovlien; 5. Billy Parino.

Youth Division 1
1. Thomas Reich; 2. Amber Felicio; 3. Cody Ciciarellii; 4. Tanner Kane.

Youth Division 2 & 3
1. Jameson Dilkey; 2. Ryan Vaughn; 3. PJ Byrne.

Next week Fast Fridays has the season’s first showing of sidecars. Tonight, Saturday, is opening night at Vallejo .

- Gary Roberts –gary_rob@ix.netcom.com

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