Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Billy Janniro (yellow) leads Bobby Schwartz, Kelly Kerrigan, and Charlie Venegas in a heat race Friday night.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Auburn's Bart Bast (front) finished third in the USA National Speedway Championship. Shown here leading veteran speedway rider Bobby Schwartz.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal The start of the A final pitting (L-R) Bart Bast, Bryan Yarrow, Charlie Venegas, and Billy Janniro at the start line. All were top point holders for the evening racing in the final. Janniro out of lane one took the checkered flag and the 2010 USA/AMA National Speedway Championship.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal The top three speedway riders in the national championship after the final round take the winner?s podium Friday night at Fast Friday?s Speedway in Auburn. Charlie Venegas (L) was second in points with 37, Billy Janniro (center) was first with 41 and won the 2010 USA National Speedway Championship, and Bart Bast (R) was third with 28 series points.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Billy Janniro is all smiles after winning the 2010 USA/AMA National Speedway Championship, and talks with Fast Friday?s track announcer Mike Rooney after the A final.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Billy Janniro won this year?s USA/AMA National Speedway Championship with convincing wins in both rounds of the series. Janniro was perfect in all his heat races and won the A final to take the championship. Janniro was also national speedway champ in 2008.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Charlie Venegas scored 37 points, just 4 behind Billy Janniro to pick up second place in the national championship.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal (L-R) Charlie Venegas, Bryan Yarrow, and Bryce Starks race in a heat race. Venegas finished second in the A Final Friday night and second in the national speedway championship series, losing to Billy Janniro by four points.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Bryan Yarrow had a exciting evening and picked up 13 qualifying points and was in the A Final. Yarrow finished with 27 championship series points for fourth place.