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Trek Bikes Summer Series Rd 9

Heffron Park, 4 March, 2003

Easts rider Craig Dempsey continued his golden run in C grade with his 3rd consecutive overall win in round 9 to go 5 points clear of Anthony Spurgeon as A grade once again failed to catch a pumped up C grade. It's not that A grade are getting slower it's just that C grade seem to have taken on new level of speed and aggression usually only seen in the higher grades.

As the hot sultry evenings of the past 2 months gave way to a blustery, cooler evening, C grade were clearly on a mission after only 4 laps when several C grade riders were out the back because of the tempo being set by the stronger riders, many of whom must now be destined for B grade. Even the handicapper, Senor Francesco Alcino Conceicao found the going a little tough as he called it quits after only 6 laps.

Meanwhile back in B grade, it was general mayhem as our good friends from the visiting Korean track squad rode the race as if it was a slalom course through a minefield at the DMZ. Fortunately their do or die racing style didn't lead to any mishaps and the racing pattern of previous weeks unfolded when A grade put B grade out of their misery with 5 laps to go, by simply powering right past them. Randwick Botany junior, Robbie Cater grabbed a useful 8pts in the Sprint King competition by sneaking off the front the previous lap and now leads the Sprint King competition from clubmate Chris Jenkins by a handy 25 point margin.

With C grade absolutely nowhere in sight, the usual frenzied tempo of the last few laps was somehow missing as the A and B grade riders only had one place each to contest as the 5 overall places were well and truly up the road. In the gallop for the line Clarence St Cyclery rider, Brian Appleyard showed off his fast finish to get the A grade spot in front of one of the more fancied Korean riders. Robbie Cater finished off a good night at the track by winning the money for 1st B grade rider.


1 Craig Dempsey (Easts)
2 Dave Jackson (Randwick Botany)
3 Roger Shackleton (Waratah)
4 Michael Murdoch (Randwick Botany)
5 Duncan Marham (Randwick Botany)
1st A Grade: Brian Appleyard (Clarence St Cyclery)
1st B Grade: Robbie Cater (Randwick Botany)
Trek Bikes Poinstcore
1 Craig Dempsey             21
2 Anthony Spurgeon          16
3 Mark Renshaw              14
4 Steve Fitzpatrick         11
5 Stewart Campbell          10
5 Stuart Dangerfield        10
6 Jeff Hopkins               9
7 Dave Jackson               8
8 Robert Cater               7
8 Liam Kelly                 7
9 Matt White                 4
9 Steve Wooldridge           4
9 Dave Stewart               4
9 Tim Rice                   4
9 Duncan Markham             4
9 Jose Rodriguez             4
10 Nathan Russell            3
10 Sean Bloch                3
11 Graeme Moffet             2
11 Sean Ballesty             2
11 Andrew Hudson             2
11 Roger Shackleton          2
11 Michael Murdoch           2
A/B Grade Sprint King
1 Robert Cater              78
2 Chris Jenkins             53
3 Patrick Jones             18
4 Anthony Spurgeon          18
4 Mark Renshaw              15
5 Stuart Dangerfield        12
6 Stewart Campbell          10
6 Troy Glennan              10
6 Jono Davis                10
6 Stuart Hayes              10
6 Paul Rowney               10
6 Brian Appleyard           10
7 Steve Fitzpatrick          9
8 Liam Kelly                 8
9 Jeff Hopkins               6
9 Klayten Smith              6
10 Nathan Russell            5
10 Korean                    5
10 John Sunde                5
11 John Kenny                4
11 Matthew Loupis            4
12 Matt White                3
12 Steve Wooldridge          3
12 Dave Watkinson            3
13 Will Gray                 2
14 Steve Williams            1
14 Dave Stewart              1
14 Warren Scott              1
14 Korean 2                  1
14 Josh Fleming              1
14 Simon Rice                1
C Grade Poinstcore
1 Craig Dempsey             40
2 Dave Jackson              16
3 Roger Shackleton           7
4 Chris Young                5
5 Frank Fortuna              4
6 Tim Rice                   3
6 Stefan Borunivic           1
6 Tim Rice                   1
6 Katie Brown                1
6 Luke Picton                1
6 Duncan Markham             1
6 Sean Bloch                 1

Australian results from the past week

Randwick Botany CC
St Kilda CC
Illawarra CC
Carnegie Caulfield CC (Sunday)
Mildura-Coomealla CC
Trek Bikes Summer Series Rd 8
Carnegie Caulfield Criterium (Tuesday)
Mildura-Coomealla CC (Tuesday)
Canberra CC Summer Criterium Series #16


Complete Australian results for 2003