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Janniro and Nicol Win Fast Fridays Main Events

| 1 August 2015 4:13 pm

Fast Fridays Motorcycle Speedway
Gold Country Fairgrounds

Story and Photos by Michael Kirby
AUBURN, CA, JULY 31, 2015

The Division One Scratch main event at Fast Fridays had (from left to right) Billy Janniro, Broc Nicol, Charlie Venegas and Tommy Hedden lined up for the start. Janniro won the main event, and Nicol was disqualified for an early start.

The Division One Scratch main event at Fast Fridays had (from left to right) Billy Janniro, Broc Nicol, Charlie Venegas and Tommy Hedden lined up for the start. Janniro won the main event, and Nicol was disqualified for an early start.

Billy Janniro once again proved his prowess on a speedway bike with another impressive Division One Scratch main-event win at the Fast Fridays Motorcycle Speedway at the Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn, California. His win on Friday night makes his magic number seven: seven Scratch main-event wins for the season at Fast Fridays so far this season, more than any other rider. On two nights during the season, Janniro won both the Scratch main event and the Handicap main event.

Billy Janniro (1) picked up his seventh Division One Scratch main-event win of the Fast Fridays season.

Billy Janniro (1) picked up his seventh Division One Scratch main-event win of the Fast Fridays season.

In the final event this past Friday night, Janniro drew lane four and faced Charlie Venegas, Tommy Hedden and Broc Nicol. After two restarts – one of which saw Nicol excluded for an early start – Janniro had a real go with Venegas.

On lap three, Janniro took advantage of an opening to come inside with a daring move on the leader, Venegas, to take away the point position, which he then held until the checkered flag flew. Venegas was a close second, and Hedden took third.

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In the Handicap main event, it was a different story. Seventeen-year-old Broc Nicol is riding with the maturity of a much older rider, and he was able to stay ahead of Janniro to take the win. Although Nicol rides off the 40-yard line and Janniro starts on the 60-yard line, Nicol seemed to have eyes in the back of his head that helped him to keep Janniro from passing him. It was not that the cagey Janniro didn’t try everything in his bag of tricks to get around the teenager; he was just “outcaged” by Nicol in this race. Nicol took the checkered flag, Janniro was second, and Tyler Warren was third.

Broc Nicol (right) and Bob Hicks (left) race in an early heat race. Nicol went on to win the Division One Handicap main event.

Broc Nicol (right) and Bob Hicks (left) race in an early heat race. Nicol went on to win the Division One Handicap main event.

Next week, Nicol will move closer to Janniro, as he will add 10 yards to his handicap with this win and will now start on the 50-yard line.

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Tyler Warren showed flashes of brilliance in the fifth round of the Challenge Elimination Series, grabbing the final spot in the championship, which will be staged at Fast Fridays on September 28. Warren pulled off three straight one-lap Scratch race wins and a two-lap final race against Ryan Bast to earn the final berth.

Elimination Challenge Series riders (from left to right) Bob Hicks, Tyler Warren and Thomas Reich race in one of the one-lap races in round five. Warren won the round and will be in the Challenge Elimination Series championship.

Elimination Challenge Series riders (from left to right) Bob Hicks, Tyler Warren and Thomas Reich race in one of the one-lap races in round five. Warren won the round and will be in the Challenge Elimination Series championship.

“The track was phenomenal tonight; that helped a lot – there was two lines, and if you drifted out, there was still dirt out there to keep you going,” Warren said. “I was doing everything I normally do; it just came together tonight, and riding in the North vs. South race last week helped, riding against all those fast riders.”

Warren joins other round winners Billy Janniro, Tommy Hedden, Charlie Venegas and Bryce Starks in the Challenge Elimination Series championship final.

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Auburn’s own Louie Mersaroli garnered another Division Two main-event win. Mersaroli was perfect on the evening, with a win in his heat race to advance to the main event.

Auburn’s Louie Mersaroli (188) won the Division Two main event.

Auburn’s Louie Mersaroli (188) won the Division Two main event.

Mersaroli started off the 40-yard line, worked his way through traffic to overtake Charlie Haines, and stayed ahead of Michael Achilles to seal the deal. Achilles was second and Haines was third in a great main-event race.

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The Division Three main event was won by John Peters; this was his first main-event victory of the season. A consistent top-three finisher in Division Three, Peters survived a main event that included several spectacular rider mishaps and two restarts to prevail for the win. Harlan Bast pulled off a great move to get around a fallen rider to take second. Peter Pecorilla was third.

John Peters (205, front) survived a wild Division Three final to win his first main event of the season. Here, Peters lines up for one of two restarts.

John Peters (205, front) survived a wild Division Three final to win his first main event of the season. Here, Peters lines up for one of two restarts.

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The Youth riders were as competitive as ever, in all divisions.

Colton Hicks again won the Youth A 250cc main event, making up yards of extra track for the win. Hicks starts halfway around the track and still somehow finds a way to find the finish line first. Chase Guerrero was second and Kyle Cunningham was third.

Auburn’s Colton Hicks (24) continues to win in the Youth A 250cc division. Hicks picked up another main-event win Friday night.

Auburn’s Colton Hicks (24) continues to win in the Youth A 250cc division. Hicks picked up another main-event win Friday night.

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Grass Valley’s Anthony Dion celebrated his birthday in grand style with a win in the Youth B 250cc main event. The new 13-year-old topped Sammy Tetrault and Rich Vandermeeden in the main event.

Birthday boy Anthony Dion celebrated his 13th go-around in grand style with a win in the Youth B 250cc main event. Dion accepted his trophy and kisses on the cheek from the Fast Fridays trophy girls on the podium.

Birthday boy Anthony Dion celebrated his 13th go-around in grand style with a win in the Youth B 250cc main event. Dion accepted his trophy and kisses on the cheek from the Fast Fridays trophy girls on the podium.

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Crowd favorite Enzo Sorani won the Youth A 150cc main event, and Glen Moore won the Youth B 150cc main event.

Garrett Willis won the Run What U Brung main event.

Fast Fridays Motorcycle Speedway at the Gold Country Fairgrounds
Auburn, California
Results: July 31, 2015

DIVISION 1 SCRATCH MAIN: 1. Billy Janniro; 2. Charlie Venegas; 3. Tommy Hedden; 4. Broc Nicol (excluded).

DIVISION 1 HANDICAP MAIN (25 Laps): 1. Broc Nicol; 2. Billy Janniro; 3. Tyler Warren.

DIVISION 2 MAIN: 1. Louie Mersaroli; 2. Michael Achilles; 3. Charlie Haines.

DIVISION 3 MAIN: 1. John Peters; 2. Harlan Bast; 3. Peter Pecorilla.

YOUTH A 250 MAIN: 1. Colton Hicks; 2. Chase Guerrero; 3. Kyle Cunningham.

YOUTH B 250 MAIN: 1. Anthony Dion; 2. Sammy Tetrault; 3. Rich Vandermeeden.

YOUTH A 150 MAIN: 1. Enzo Sorani; 2. Cameron Krezman; 3. Logan Hedden.

YOUTH B 150 MAIN: 1. Gregory Moore; 2. Timmy Dion; 3. Colton Nelson.

TROPHY DASH: 1. Nick Dion.

RUN WHAT U BRUNG: 1. Garrett Willis.

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