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January 2, 2004

By Mal Sawford

Cold and rain this week to contrast with the 40 degree heat of the previous week! Still, a good field waited out the showers and was able to complete most of the program before the heavens opened for good. A late attack from Doug Garley (Terry Hammond Cycles) and Matt Jensen (Kennedy Cycle Fit) in the A Grade scratch race nearly paid off, before a big effort from Cam Wise (Cycle Finesse) with a lap and half to go saw him take the lead with half a lap to travel. Warren Knevitt (O’Mara Cycles) had positioned himself well, and came off Wise’s wheel in the home straight to snatch the win, with Mal Sawford third.

Mike Goldie showed the youngsters that he still has plenty of speed, coming from well back at the bell to win the B grade event ahead of Michael and Tess Downing (Le Tour Cycles).

Australian Junior Sprint Champion Shane Perkins (Terry Hammond Cycles) took out the sprint derby in unusual fashion. Typically recording times around 11 seconds for the final 200 meters, he won his heat in 15.5 - with no-one attempting to come past until the final meters! In the final, Cam Wise took a flyer two laps out, but had the champ glued to his wheel. When Wise tired, Perkins rolled through to take the win in a 'sizzling' 15 seconds.

Greg Nicholson upset Goldie in the B Grade derby, gambling on an early attack, and holding off a fast finishing Goldie with Tess Downing third.

The final completed event was an Elimination race, with Reece Van Beek assuming the pace making for much of the race, and showing great strength to hold on until the final four riders. Hayden Mead was next to go, leaving Cam Wise and Warren Knevitt to fight out the win, with Wise too quick. His consistent results across the three races gave him the Overall win, ahead of Knevitt and Perkins.

Goldie returned to the winners list in the B Grade race, finishing ahead of Arthur Karrayannis in his first race on the track. Goldie took the Overall, ahead of Nicholson and Michael Downing.


Monash Hire - Huntingdale Cranes Christmas Madison
1 Kouji Yoshi (Japan)/Yoshito Yrakado (Carnegie Caulfield)              76 pts
2 Simon Clarke (Carnegie Caulfield)/Richard England (Blackburn)         59
1 lap behind
3 Jamie Goddard/Barry Woods (Blackburn)                                 50 pts
4 Doug Garley (Carnegie Caulfield)/Markus Kammerman (Switzerland)       32
5 Warren Knevitt (Carnegie Caulfield)/Ray Turner (Footscray)            10
2 laps behind
6 Justin Davis/Mal Sawford (Carnegie Caulfield)                         34 pts
7 Mario Giramondo (Carnegie Caulfield)/Darren Roberts (Footscray)        6
4 laps behind
8 Geordan Murray/Cameron Wise (Carnegie Caulfield)                      25 pts
5 laps behind
9 Frank Cipriano/Matt Jensen (Carnegie Caulfield)                        1
9 laps behind
10 Peter Ballas/Mike Goldie (Carnegie Caulfield)                         5 pts
DNF Ryan Kelly (Carnegie Caulfield)/Hayden Meade (Chelsea & Peninsula)    
Support Events
Biggin & Scott Chistmas Handicap 1500m
1 Dennis Bowen-Day (Carnegie Caulfield) 120m                              
2 Darren Cathie (Carnegie Caulfield) 110m                                 
3 Mark Prutton (Blackburn) 110m                                           
4 David James (Carnegie Caulfield) 130m                                   
Junior Handicap
1 Rylie Houghton (Carnegie Caulfield)                                     
2 Clement Boydell (Carnegie Caulfield)                                    
3 Patrick Lane (Carnegie Caulfield)                                       
4 Liam Houghton (Carnegie Caulfield)                                      
A Grade, Omnium
1 Damien Kierl (Bendigo)                                                  
2 Jeremy McLay (Chelsea & Peninsula)                                      
3 Andrew Shannon (New Zealand)                                            
4 Mark Prutton (Blackburn)                                                
B Grade, Omnium
1 Mark Bourjau (St Kilda)                                                 
2 Darren Cathie (Carnegie Caulfield)                                      
3 Rob Licciardo (Carnegie Caulfield)                                      
4 Bill Prosser (Carnegie Caulfield)                                       
Future Stars, Omnium
1 Michael Downing (Carnegie Caulfield)                                    
2 Ferne Walklate (Carnegie Caulfield)                                     
3 Phillip O'Brien (Brunswick)                                             
4 Grant Bowker-Bell (Carnegie Caulfield)                                  

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