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Friday night winter track racing #12

Dunc Gray velodrome, Sydney - Friday, August 31, 2007

It was back to business as usual for week 12 of FNWTR with yet another night of awesome action. A large number of our junior riders are in Canberra for this weekends Australian titles hence, numbers were a little bit lighter than usual.

The night started as per normal with the junior development demonstration. Only this week was one of our extra special derny events. In these demonstrations I pair a junior rider with one of our top Div 1 riders. The Div 1 rider acts like a motor bike and sets the pace for the young rider. To add extra spice, we handicap the event. This is one of the best events for our young riders to learn how to sit a wheel, gauge their effort and think about tactics.

From the start Jack Edwards had to go flat out, which he did to open a sizeable lead. Katrina Lane made a solid effort to close the gap to Jack and take the lead by herself.

Behind these riders the rest of the field managed to come together with 2 laps to go. At this point Rob Parerby made the correct move from mid field going high around the bunch and flying past a tiring Katrina Lane. However the bunch lead by Matty Hynes never stopped chasing and caught Rob entering the final lap.

On the final lap there were at least 10 riders with a serious shot of winning the Stradivarius Helmet worth $279. Fatigue was playing a big part in the selection of who would be able to sprint home on the last lap. Coming into the final straight it was shaping up to be one of the closest finishes I have ever witnessed in a wheel race as wall of rider converged on line. Suddenly Manny Cachia weaved his way through the bunch to take a clear victory. The photo below was used to determine second place between Alex Duyckers, Matty Hynes and Mike Pugh.

Terry Freshwater from Rocky Pt Rd Cycles was on hand to make the presentation of the Met Stradivarius Helmet to Manny Cachia. Unfortunately Manny had to head off before the Podium Presentation later in the night however his good mate Jason was only too happy to stand in for the photo. Jason even tested the brand new helmet out in the final race of the night.


Junior Development Demonstration
1 Kelly                                                              
2 Mandy                                                              
3 Sean                                                               
4 Nick                                                               
Junior Development Demonstration
1 Edwards                                                            
2 Holly                                                              
3 Princess                                                           
4 Travis                                                             
Round 1 - Warm up scratch race
Div 5 
1 Ryan Bernasconi                                                    
2 Brett Cottee                                                       
3 Jason Baverstock                                                   
Div 4
1 Ray Gorrell                                                        
2 Philip Mullany                                                     
3 Rob Parbery                                                        
4 brian Hopkins                                                      
Div 4 heat 2 
1 Kierin Heffernan                                                   
2 Alex Duychers                                                      
3 Manny Cachia                                                       
4 David Russell                                                      
Div 3
1 Ian Atikins                                                        
2 Carl Smith                                                         
3 Greg Ryan                                                          
4 Peter Holly                                                        
Div 2
1 Kaarlie McCullock                                                  
2 Gary Mandy                                                         
3 Keith Oliver                                                       
4 Adriano Maradini                                                   
Div 1
1 Shaun Hopkins                                                      
2 Matty Meisel-Denis                                                 
3 Joel Stewart                                                       
4 Mitchell Stock                                                     
Round 2 - The MET Helmets / Rocky Pt Rd Cycles 1.25km Wheel-Race
Div 4
1 Manny Cachia (30m)                                                 
2 Alex Duychers (15m)                                                
3 Matthew Hynes (50m)                                                
4 Michael Pugh (45m)                                                 
Round 3
1st Half field sprint Div 5 
1 Ryan Bernasconi                                                    
2 Brett Cottee                                                       
3 Jason Baverstock                                                   
1st Half field sprint Div 4 
1 Jack Edwards                                                       
2 Chris Timson                                                       
3 Sandra Beaumont                                                    
4 Katrina Lane                                                       
2nd Half field sprint Div 4 
1 Phil Mullany                                                       
2 Gordon Bradshaw                                                    
3 Alex Duychers                                                      
4 Ray Gorrell                                                        
3rd Half field sprint Div 4
1 Keiran Heffernan                                                   
2 Manny Cachia                                                       
3 Brian Hopkins                                                      
4 Wal Mullany                                                        
1st Half field sprint Div 3 
1 Ian Aitkin                                                         
2 Greg Obrien                                                        
3 Michael Docker                                                     
4 Tom Harvey                                                         
2nd Half field sprint Div 3 
1 Narelle Hards                                                      
2 Peter Holly                                                        
3 Graham Heap                                                        
4 Graham Tieriney                                                    
1st Half field sprint Div 2 
1 Ben Harvey                                                         
2 Kieth Oliver                                                       
3 Anthony O'Conner                                                   
4 jeff Smith                                                         
2nd Half field sprint Div 2 
1 David McMaster                                                     
2 Matt Guggisberg                                                    
3 Jim Gray                                                           
4 Michael Hawkes                                                     
Division 1 200m fly 
1 Matthew M-Dennis                                            0.11.65
2 Peter Barnard                                               0.00.16
3 Geoff Hopkins                                               0.00.29
4 Mark Copeland                                               0.00.38
5 Jason Roberts                                               0.00.41
6 Gavin White                                                 0.00.44
7 David Browne                                                0.00.51
8 Mathew Anderson                                             0.00.57
9 Simon Llewellyn                                             0.00.63
10 Paul Conner                                                0.00.78
11 Glen Elton                                                 0.00.82
12 Ben Elliot                                                 0.00.94
13 Alex Frame                                                 0.00.95
14 Stuart Lane                                                0.01.04
15 Chris Brown                                                       
16 Mitchell Stock                                             0.01.08
17 John Deane                                                 0.01.54
18 Dean Preddy                                                0.01.63
Round 4
Handicap Scratch Div 5
1 Jason Baverstock                                                   
2 Brett Cottee                                                       
3 Ryan Bernasconi                                                    
Scratch Div 4 paced 
1 Phillip Mullany                                                    
2 Wal Mullany                                                        
3 Alex Duychers                                                      
4 Matt Hynes                                                         
Madi-lead Div 3 15laps  
1 Ian Aitkin                                                         
2 Greg Obrien                                                        
3 Tom Harvey                                                         
4 Greg Ryan                                                          
Madi-lead Div 2 15laps  
1 Keith Oliver                                                       
2 Kaarle McCullock                                                   
3 Jeff Smith                                                         
4 Matt Guggisberg                                                    
Kiren for Div 1 non madison riders
1 Geoff Hopkins                                                      
2 Paul Conner                                                        
3 Stuart Lane                                                        
4 Peter Barnard                                                      
1 Matty Meisel Denis - Joel Stewart                                  
2 Shaun Hopkins - Jason Roberts                                      
 Gavin White - Mitchell Stock                                        
3 Ben Elliot - Matty Anderson                                        
4 John Dean - Ben Harvey                                             
 David Browne - James Snieder                                        
Round 5
Fast group Combine Div 3/4
1 Ray Gorrell                                                        
2 Alex Duychers                                                      
3 Phillip Mullany                                                    
4 Wal Mullany                                                        
Faster group Combine Div 3/2
1 Jimmy Gray                                                         
2 David McMaster                                                     
3 Jason Webb                                                         
4 John Paul Orchison                                                 
Fastest group Combine Div 1/2 
1 Ben Eliot                                                          
2 Matty M-Dennis                                                     
3 John Dean                                                          
4 Mitchell Stock