Fast Fridays Speedway
Gold Country Fairgrounds
Challenge Elimination Series Round 2
June 5, 2009 - Fast Fridays
By: Gary Roberts
An overcast night, a small crowd and a sadly depleted rider showing summed up this week’s event at Fast Fridays. One reason was the fact that the following night was the first round of the AMA National at Costa Mesa. The other reason was the weather. Two nights before the Auburn-Sacramento-Foothills area was treated to an outstanding lightning display. It went on for 3 hours, one flash after the other, frequently right after the last, but with no gap in between exceeding 10 seconds. It was the most incredible weather conditions that I have ever seen anywhere. Back to the speedway report.
Charlie Venegas made the trip up from SoCal before returning the next day to compete in the National. His visit was rewarded by a scratch main event win. As always, Charlie made a great gate and lead till the finish. Devin Defreece had his first, long overdue, handicap main win. The battle however took place behind him, with Greg Hooten holding off a ferocious Bart Bast.
Scratch Main Event
1. Charlie Venegas; 2. Tommy Hedden; 3. Bart Bast; 4. Kenny Ingalls.
Scratch Consolation Event
1. Bryce Starks; 2. Devin Defreece. Kell Kerrigan and Billy Janniro qualified for the event, but were non starters.
Handicap Main Event
1. Devin Defreece; 2. Greg Hooten; 3. Bart Bast; 4. Tommy Hedden; 5. Bryce Starks.
Handicap Consolation Event
1. Kenny Ingalls; 2. Charlie Venegas; 3. Steve Lewotsky; 4. Danny Turner; 5. Mike Achilles.
Division 2 Main Event
1. Danny Turner; 2.Danny Faria; 3. Mike Achilles; 4. Doug Geist; 5. Mike Browne.
Division 2 Consolation Event
1. Sean Billenstein; 2. Charlie Haines; 3. Richard Fehrman; 4. Harlan Bast; 5. Brian Leventon.
Division 3 Main Event
1. Kjell Lovlien; 2. Billy Vaughn; 3. Michelle Fehrmann; 4. Casey Cornilsen; 5. Dustin Berdollt.
Division 3 Consolation Event
1. Billy Parino; 2. Rich Mignano; 3. Greg Lovlien; 4. John Randolf; 5. Lenny Bourassa.
Youth Division 1
1. Tyler Warren; 2. Tanner Kane; 3. Thomas Reich; 4. Amber Felicio; 5. Cody Ciciarelli.
Youth Division 2 & 3
1. PJ Byrne; 2. Jameson Dilkey; 3. Ryan Vaughn; 4. Kevin Black.
Next week the sidecars are back.
- Gary Roberts –email@example.com