2005 AMA Speedway Motorcycle Racing
Press Release: 7/30/05:
Subject: 2005 AMA National Championship Series Lineup - Revised
AMA Sports has announced the official rider lineup as well as the numbers that the riders will be wearing in the 2005 AMA U.S. National
Championship Series. Unlike past years, the riders will wear the same number throughout the series just as riders do in the Speedway Grand Prix Series.
The rider lineup had to be revised due to the injury to Northern California Champion Bobby Hedden. Colorado native Buck Blair has been promoted into the field of seeded riders. Blair has won main events in Northern and
Southern California this year. Denny Scopellite will fill the void left by Blair in the Qualifying round. Scopellite came out of retirement last year
after nearly 20 years away from speedway.
The AMA U.S. National Championship Series will consist of three rounds contested at the Gold Country Fairgrounds inAuburn, California on September 2, The Grand in
Industry Hills on September 3, and the series concludes in Auburn on October 8.
AMA U.S. National Championship Series Rider Lineup:
#1 Greg Hancock
#2 Billy Hamill
#3 Billy Janniro
#4 Mike Faria
#5 Bart Bast
#6 Charlie Venegas
#7 Tommy Hedden
#8 Bryan Yarrow
#9 Eddie Castro
#10 Chris Kerr
#11 Bobby Schwartz
#12 Shaun Harmatiuk
#13 Ryan Fisher
#14 Buck Blair
#15 Justin Boyle
#16 Matt Browne
#17 Devin Defreece
#18 Dario Galvin
#19 J.T. Mabry
#20 J.T. Martynse
#21 Nate Perkins
#22 Denny Scopellite
The draw for Round 1 in Auburn:
1 Chris Kerr
2 Shaun Harmatiuk
4 Greg Hancock
5 Billy Janniro
6 Bobby Schwartz
7 Mike Faria
8 Eddie Castro
9 Buck Blair
10 Ryan Fisher
12 Billy Hamill
13 Tommy Hedden
14 Bart Bast
15 Bryan Yarrow
16 Charlie Venegas
Elimination Race 1:
Elimination Race 2:
Press Release: 6/21/05:
Subject: 2005 AMA National Championship Lineup
2005 AMA Sports National Championship Speedway Series AMA Sports has announced the 2005 AMA Sports National Championship Speedway Series.
Five-time National Champion Greg Hancock, who has won the last two championships leads a 22-rider field that includes three other AMA National Champions. Hancock, the 1997 World Champion, will return to the U.S. to defend his title against former National Champion and 1996 World Champion Billy "The Bullet" Hamill.
Hamill, as well as Billy "The Kid" Janniro, will also be traveling from Europe to compete in the series. Former AMA National Champions "Flyin" Mike Faria and Bobby "Boogaloo" Schwartz are also included in the lineup.
The rider lineup was based on the following criteria: Last year's results, AMA selections, and riders who submitted a letter of intent to compete in the series.
This year marks the fourth year of the AMA National Championship Speedway Series and is the third time that the series will be contested over three rounds.
Fast Fridays located at the Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn, California will host rounds one and three.
The Grand in Industry Hills, California will host the second round. Fast Fridays has hosted all or part of the AMA National Speedway Championship since 1998.
The Grand will be hosting the AMA National Championship for the first time on September 3.
Friday, September 2nd, - Rd. 1 - Fast Fridays Motorcycle Speedway -Auburn, CA
Saturday, September 3rd, - Rd. 2 - The Grand - City of Industry, CA
Saturday, October 8th, - Rd. 3 - Fast Fridays Motorcycle Speedway - Auburn, CA
Elimination Round Riders:
Fast Fridays Motorcycle Speedway, Auburn, CA - (530) 878-7223 www.fastfridays.com
The Grand, City of Industry, CA - (714) 232-2567