Bart Bast

Venegas takes down Janniro at Fast Fridays speedway

On a night at Fast Fridays Motorcycle Speedway that was filled with more spills and thrills than a typical night of racing, Charlie Venegas found a way to beat Billy Janniro in the ...

Venegas claims track championship

Quietly, Charlie Venegas has been gaining momentum each week at Fast Fridays — just as he said he would in Week 1 of the 2009 Fast Friday’s Motorcycle Speedway season. True to ...

Janniro wins again at Fast Fridays

For the second week in a row, Billy Janniro showed his determination on the Fast Fridays Motorcycle Speedway track, picking up his second consecutive Division I Scratch Main Event ...

Starks, Bast win main events at Fast Fridays

The fourth meeting of the 2009 season at the Fast Fridays Motorcycle Speedway in Auburn held a few exciting surprises for racing fans Friday night. Making a “one-night only” c ...

Triumphant return

It was a heck of a homecoming for Billy Janniro. A member of England’s Coventry Bees motorcycle racing team, the Benicia native came home to California to race in the third and ...

A fast Scottish fling

Great Scot! Ryan Fisher, a member of the Edinburgh Monarchs motorcycle racing team in Scotland, made a special appearance Friday at the Gold Country Fairgrounds’ weekly Fast Fri ...

Community Portrait: Fifty years later, Bast still loves racing motorcycles

He sits in his welding shop, a damp handtowel safety-pinned around his neck to keep him cool, with a cold beer in his work-worn hands, relaxing a minute with a couple of buddies af ...

Fine day for Faria family

Just in time for Father’s Day, a father and son won motorcycle races Friday at Gold Country Fairgrounds’ weekly Fast Fridays event. Mike Faria won the Division 1 scratch main ...

Faria cruises to Fast Fridays wins

Mike Faria won two races on Friday in Fast Fridays motorcycle racing action at the Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn, taking round two of the Challenge Elimination Series. Faria w ...