Fast Fridays Speedway
Gold Country Fairgrounds
Extreme Sidecar Series Round 2
June 12, 2009 - Fast Fridays
By: Gary Roberts
A cool evening, for the time of year, with occasional light rain drops, best describes the weather for this week’s Fast Fridays event. The sidecar spectacle drew a fair sized crowd, who caught a few good speedway races.
Billy Janniro blasted out of the gate in the scratch main, along side Charlie Venegas, but Venegas ran out of space on the outside, pulled back relinquishing the lead and letting Bart Bast and Greg Hooten through. Local man Bast tried his best to challenge Janniro with no success. Hooten waited for Bast to make a mistake, which rarely happens, then way back was Venegas.
Unofficial results (Riders Pages Here)
Scratch Main Event
1. Billy Janniro; 2. Bart Bast; 3. Greg Hooten; 4. Charlie Venegas.
Scratch Consolation Event
1. Kenny Ingalls; 2. Tommy Hedden; 3.Ben Essary; 4. John Houston.
Handicap Main Event
1. Greg Hooten; 2. Bart Bast; 3. Ben Essary; 4. Mark Carrillo; 5. Devin Defreece.
Handicap Consolation Event
1. Tommy Hedden; 2. Kenny Ingalls; 3. Bryan Yarrow; 4. Steve Lewotsky; 5. Alex Marcucci.
Division 2 Main Event
1. Danny Faria; 2. Tori Hubbert; 3. Richard Fehrmann; 4. Brian Leventon; 5. Charlie Haines.
Division 2 Consolation Event
1. Danny Poli; 2. Les Veale; 3. Jeff Irwin; 4. Harlan Bast; 5. Sean Billenstein.
Division 3 Main Event
1. Kendra Warren; 2. Billy Vaughn; 3. Kjell Lovlien; 4. Dustin Berdollt; 5. Greg Lovlien.
Division 3 Consolation Event
1. Kevin Ferreira; 2. Lenny Bourassa; 3. Glen Scott; 4. Casey Cornilsen; 5. Michelle Fehrmann.
Youth Division 1
1. Amber Felicio; 2. Thomas Reich; 3. Cody Ciciarelli.
Youth Division 2 & 3
1. PJ Byrne; 2. Kevin Black; 3. Ryan Vaughn.
Next week is vintage night. The rule is a 2 valve Jawa or earlier.
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I would like to make a plea for help. Again, this week, the rider turn out was poor in all divisions. Going back over old programs, there are dozens of names of riders who have disappeared. Do they still own their bikes? There must be some of them who, from time to time considered making a come-back. The sport could certainly use them, at both Fast Friday and Vallejo, at this time. How about it, gentlemen (and ladies)?
- Gary Roberts –email@example.com