Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Charlie Venegas had a great night, perfect in the heat race portion of Friday night?s AMA/USA National Speedway Championship and finished second to Billy Janniro, in the A Final scoring 19 championship series points.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Scott Brant finished third with 16 championship series points.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Billy Janniro explains to Fast Friday's track announcer Mike Rooney how he won the A Final.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Plenty of smiles and fun at the Fast Friday?s winners podium after the first round of the AMA/USA National Speedway Championship in Auburn Friday night. (L-R) Second place points finisher Charlie Venegas, trophy presenter Crystal Gause, first place points finisher Billy Janniro, trophy presenter Lizz Baker, and third place points finisher Scott Brant.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal A happy Charlie Venegans talks with Fast Friday's announcer Mike Rooney after Friday's races.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Auburn's Bart Bast was steady as ever, scoring 14 championship series points in Friday's opening round of the National Championship.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal (L-R)Tyson Burmeister, Bart Bast, and Kelly Kerrigan battle it out in a turn.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Charlie Venegas always seems to show up big in the important races as he did Friday night. Riding on top of his game, Venegas figures to be a threat and is sitting in good position with 19 championship points going into the final round October 1.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Auburn?s Bart Bast gets inside of Billy Janniro. Bast was one of only three riders to finish ahead Janniro in heat races.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Auburn's Tommy Hedden won the B Final and finished with 12 championship points.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Jimmy Fishback comes out of turn two in an early heat race. Fishback scored eight championship series points winning the C Final.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Billy Janniro struggled in the heat races of Friday night?s first round national championship but rebounded in the A Final with a win, scoring 20 championship points, going into the final round October 1.