Fast Fridays Speedway
Gold Country Fairgrounds
Vintage Speedway and Legends Night
Fast Friday's Motorcycle Speedway,
Gold Country Fairgrounds
Mabry wins at Fast Fridays
By Michael Kirby (Story & Photos)
AUBURN, CALIFORNIA, June 27, 2014
YouTube Video By Anthony Bernardi
JT Mabry was able to break into the winners circle for the first time this season with a first place finish in the Division I handicap main event Friday night at Fast Fridays Motorcycle Speedway in Auburn. Mabry was able to hold off Billy Janniro who continued his winning streak in the Division I scratch program with a very convincing first place finish in the scratch main event. But in the handicap main event Mabry would not be denied riding a beautiful race to contain Janniro and hand him a second place finish in the handicap main event. Charlie Venegas finished third.
In the scratch program though it was strictly business for the current national champ, and Janniro was in perfect form. Janniro faced Venegas, Ryan Bast and Bobby Hedden. From the first turn Janniro claimed the lead and just strategically increased his lead over Venegas until he took the checkered flag. Venegas was second, Bast was third and Hedden was fourth. With the second round of the 2014 AMA US National Speedway Championship being staged Saturday in Southern California it will be interesting to see how the battle plays out between Janniro and Venegas. Currently after the first round Janniro is perfect with 21 points followed by Venegas with 15 points.
Retired veteran rider Bobby Hedden made a return to the dirt oval to ride in the special Fast Fridays vintage program. Hedden picked up the vintage main event win and showed he has lost nothing off his game on a speedway track. Riding 1970s era two-valve Jawa bikes the boys gave the Fast Friday's crowd a glimpse at past speedway racing machines. Also, twenty motorsport racing legends made the trip to Fast Fridays to be honored for their racing pasts before the nights racing began.
Kyle Marsalla, riding in both the division II and division I programs won the division II main event. Division III was won by Kurt Kornchuk, and Chase Guerrero was first in the Youth 250cc main event. Sterling Martin picked up the win in the Youth A 150cc main event and Cameron Krezman won the Youth B 150cc main event. For the fourth week in a row Jay Fodrini won the Run What U Brung main event.
Fast Fridays Results for 6-27-14
Division I Scratch Main Event
1-Billy Janniro, 2-Charlie Venegas, 3-Ryan Bast, 4-Bobby Hedden
Division I Handicap Main Event
1-JT Mabry, 2-Billy Janniro 3-Charlie Venegas
Division II Main Event
1-Kyle Marsalla, 2-Shawn Eldredge, 3-David Mersaroli
Division III Main Event
1-Kurt Kornchuk, 2-Lawrence McNutt, 3-Harlan Bast
Youth A 250cc Main Event
1-Chase Guerrero, 2-Blake Borello
Youth A 150cc Main Event
1-Sterling Martin, 2-Landon Norton, 3-Alex Martin
Youth B 150cc Main Event
1-Cameron Krezman, 2-Landon Collins, 3-Gregory Moore
Run What U Brung Main Event
Photos By Michael Kirby
||JT Mabry put together a great night of racing to win the Division I handicap main event, his first main event win of the season.
||The scratch main event start. (left-right) Charlie Venegas, Bobby Hedden, Ryan Bast and Billy Janniro. Janniro won the finale adding another win to his season total.
||Sterling Martin won the Youth A 150cc main event.
||Out of retirement to ride in vintage night Bobby Hedden won the vintage main event and worked his way into the scratch main event.
||Billy Janniro has won his seven of eight scratch main events so far this season at Fast Friday's.
||Vintage night at Fast Friday's turned out some 20 motorsport racing legends to be honored for their past racing achievements.