Fast Friday’s Motorcycle Speedway
Gold Country Fairgrounds
Bart Bast repeats scratch main win
By Michael Kirby (Story & Photos)
AUBURN, CALIFORNIA, June 15, 2018
Proving that last week’s scratch main event win was no fluke, Auburn’s Bart Bast again won the scratch main event Friday night at Fast Fridays Motorcycle Speedway in Auburn. Riding out of lane one, Bast got the jump on Billy Janniro, Tommy Hedden and Charlie Venegas in the night’s finale. On a track that was slick by evenings end, Bast got a great start and locked in the lead on turn one. Hedden was right on his tail for the first lap but slowly dropped back. Venegas trailed Bast and Hedden. Janniro unable to do much on the slick track could not pass on the outside. Once Bast was out front he rode flawlessly to the checkered flag. Hedden was second, Venegas third and Janniro had to settle for fourth. “It was the same kind of track as last week (slick), when it’s a deep track Billy (Janniro) is almost impossible to beat, I’ve always gone good on a slicker track,” said Bast. “It makes the start more important.”
The Extreme Sidecars, on their second season appearance at Fast Fridays, were greeted by a near capacity crowd in the Gold Country Fairgrounds. Always welcome by Fast Fridays fans the sidecars treated the full house a great show of three wheeled racing excitement. The sidecar team of Joe Jones and Chuck Heider took the main event, but the team of Smiley Kinne and Jeff Powell gave them a real challenge and the racing exciting including a crash into the start- line haybales. Robert Curry and Sammy Tetrault were third and the team of Bryan Motis and Eric Hernandez, who won two of the three heat races, finished fourth. Tetrault who would usually find himself throwing his leg over a speedway bike spent the night also riding on the back of a sidecar doing a great job as Curry’s wingman.
Chance Grove won the handicap main event, his first division one main event of the season. Grove, a relative new comer to speedway starting just late last season has worked his way up to division one quickly and proved he belongs with the win. Louie Mersaroli was second and Tyler Warren was third.
Aaron Sorani was first in the Division II main event. It was his second main event win of the season. Sammy Tetrault was second and Charlie Haines was third. A dramatic win highlighted the division three main event for Auburn’s Dakota VanderBroeder. VanderBroeder took a serious fall in turn three which stopped racing for a few long minutes while emergency personnel attended to her. Injuring her leg, she was helped into the infield then was walking on her own power. Referee Steve Lucero signaled she could still make the restart if she beat the two minute timer. VanderBroeder hustled with her gear to make the restart. From the back of the pack she worked her to the front taking the win with the fans cheering loudly, clearly on her side. Casey Cornilsen was second, Peter Pecorilla was third. “I thought I might have broken my leg and couldn’t ride but I started moving it and everyone helped me,” said VanderBroeder.
Auburn’s Cameron Krezman won his third Youth 250cc main event Friday night. Landon Norton was second and Greg Moore was third. Dylan Wagner won the 250cc consolation main event. Enzo Sorani was second and Alex Martin was third. Again eleven year old Charlie Trana won the Youth 150cc main event. Handicapped on the 40 yard line the young Trana just keeps winning. The win marked his third Youth 150cc main event of the season. Up from Southern California Travis Horn was second. Nick Hohlbein was third.
Fast Fridays Results for 06-15-18
Scratch Main Event
1-Bart Bast, 2-Tommy Hedden, 3-Charlie Venegas, 4-Billy Janniro
Handicap Main Event
1-Chance Grove, 2-Louie Mersaroli, 3-Tyler Warren
Division II Main Event
1-Aaron Sorani, 2-Sammy Tetrault, 3-Charlie Haines
Division III Main Event
1-Dakota VanderBroder, 2-Casey Cornilsen, 3-Peter Pecorilla
Youth 250cc Main Event
1-Cameron Krezman, 2-Landon Norton, 3-Greg Moore
Youth 250cc Consolation Main Event
1-Dylan Wagner, 2-Enzo Sorani, 3-Alex Martin
Youth 150cc Main Event
1-Charlie Trana, 2-Travis Horn, 3-Nick Hohlbein
1-Joe Jones/Chuck Heider, 2-Smiley Kinne/Jeff Powell, 3-Robert Curry/Sammy Tetrault, 4-Bryan Motis/Eric Hernandez