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Track Cycling Results–9th Nov 2010

by | Nov 11, 2010

Last week it was impossible to want for a better night for track racing but tonight it was better again- clearly nothing is impossible. This weeks stella landing was Commonwealth games medallist, Japanese Kerin jockey and local boy Simon van Velthooven. Another good turnout from the cyclists with 24 riders across the grades.

A few new faces and a few absentees indicating that should we get a full turnout we may require resource consent for extra seating. The audience was given an early indicator of Simon’s entertainment value with a display of power + talent = speed in the first race. The second A grade handicap race saw Simon give the next best A graders 120 metres head start over the 7 lap race. We all saw the above speed equation to full effect as he chewed up the gap to be in striking distance with still 3 laps to go, he pulled up then as is objective was to work on his starts and we could all see objective was achieved. Like last week we saw close competitive racing with some very tight finishes the 4 lap B grade handicap race in particular having three riders diving for the line at once with all three being within a wheel of each other James Hutton won the judges decision and can enjoy bragging rights until the next one. A special mention for under 17 rider George Roberts with 4 race wins from 4 starts. The final 15 lap handicap race had extra spice added to it with the generous donation by Simon of a New Zealand cycling top the race and the top was won by Mike McMinn he displayed good fighting qualities and making good use of his handicap.

These are the results:

A Grade 7 lap mass start

1st Simon van Velthooven

2nd Josh Chard

3rd Jaycob Humphreys

4th Michael Rowe

B Grade 6 lap mass start

1st Lachie Ferguson

2nd Cameron Gibbons

3rd James Hutton

4th Michael McMinn

Under 17 and 15 boys 5 lap mass start

1st George Roberts

2nd Campbell Stewart

3rd Andrew Bengston

4th Takumi Clarke

Under 17 and 15 girls 4 lap mass start

1st Kate Stewart

2nd Kelsi Eccles

3rd Ruby Perry

4th Jessica Bird

A Grade 4 lap scratch handicap race

1st Josh Chard

2nd Michael Rowe

3rd Lachie Ferguson

4th Jaycob Humphreys

B Grade 4 lap handicap race

1st James Hutton

2nd Damian Lardner

3rd Jonty Hapeta

4th Barry Gilliland

Under 17 and 15 boys 4 lap handicap race

1st George Roberts

2nd Takumi Clarke

3rd Liam Barber

4th Andrew Bengston

Under 17 and 15 girls 4 lap handicap race

1st Kate Stewart

2nd Kelsi Eccles

3rd Ruby Perry

4th Jessica Bird

3 UP SPRINTS

Heat 1

1st Simon van Velthooven Time 13.20 sec

2nd Josh Chard

3rd Michael Rowe

Heat 2

1st Lachie Ferguson Time 16.48sec

2nd Cameron Gibbons

3rd James Hutton

Heat 3

1st Megan Blatchford-Peck Time 14.89sec

2nd Damian Lardner

3rd Jonty Hapeta

Heat 4

1st George Roberts Time 15.98sec

2nd Andrew Bengston

3rd Rachel Southee

Heat 5

1st Kate Stewart Time 19.39sec

2nd Kelsi Eccles

3rd Ruby Perry

Heat 6

1st Campbell Stewart Time 15.86 sec

2nd Takumi Clarke

3rd Liam Barber

Heat 7

1st Jessica Bird Time 19.44sec

2nd Brittany Ingram

A and B grade 15 lap handicap race

1st Michael McMinn

2nd Barry Gilliland

3rd Josh Chard

4th Lachie Ferguson

Under 17 and 15 boys and girls 8 lap handicap race

1st George Robert

2nd Campbell Stewart

3rd Kat Stewart

4th Kelsi Eccles