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Fast Fridays Speedway
Gold Country Fairgrounds
Auburn, CA

May 9, 1997 - Fast Fridays, Auburn
From: Gary Roberts

Scratch Main:
1. Louis Kossuth
2. Bobby Hedden
3. Matt Becker
4. Bart Bast

Handicap Main:
1. Bart Bast
2. Chad Felicio
3. Bob Hicks
4. Jim Sisemore
5. Dave Faria
6. Louis Kossuth

Div 2 main:
1. Bill Newby
2. Shawn Eldridge
3. Kim Darwazeh
4. Harlan Bast
5. John O'Connell
6. Kevin Cullen

Div 3 main:
1. Scott Olney
2. Josh Cramer
3. Joe Whiting
4. Les Veale
5. Billy Dixon
6. Rich Mignano

An early escape from work and a 3.5 hour drive up to Auburn was rewarded by some very fast racing on a track with comparatively long straights and sharp corners. These riders looked very good, but for some reason they don't seem to look as fast at Costa Mesa, maybe unfamiliarity with the shape of the track. The place was packed with what must have been between 3000-4000 spectators. There were no shortage of riders either. A full program with 24 first division riders, with both scratch and handicap racing, 18 second division, 18 third division, then 3 heats of juniors.

It's too far to make a weekly event of it. I also had the pleasure of meeting RC Jones, who threatened to supply the results to this distribution. Appologies if this is a repeat.

Gary Roberts - gary_rob@ix.netcom.com

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