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Friday Night Winter Track Racing #3
Dunc Gray Velodrome, July 2, 2004
Rowling takes feature wheelrace
By Paul Craft
Week three of the series had a healthy 58 riders competing. Missing from the groups was the majority of the juniors and their parents who had ventured to Canberra for the big Kawalski Junior Tour. Again the night had a large number of FNWTR first timers, so many that next week we will trial a new novice grade. (More info in Wednesdays News letter)
The Feature race for the night was the Australian Sportsbook 1km Div 3 Wheel Race. Amongst the healthy prize list was $90 betting vouchers for the pending Tour De France.
Terry Scarr, started with impressive power to pass the limit riders and go for it alone. By the end of the second lap he had increased his lead over the chasing bunch and it seemed that no-one would come close to catching Terry. However on the last lap all of Terry's fuel had been spent and it looked like he was pedaling backwards. This left the door open for a desperate sprint to the line with Mark Rowling beating Matt Brown by the smallest of margins. Olympian Janelle Lindsay filled the last podium position.
Warwick From Australian SportsBook was on hand to make the presentation and to inform FNWTR patrons of the wide range of betting options. He invited everyone to view the odds for themselves on www.sportsbook.com.au . I would like to thank Australian SportsBook for showing their support.
Round 3 witnessed the always exciting sprint derbies. All eyes were watching the division 1 heat of BJ, Barnard and Hoppy. In a shock result, Barnard taught a lesson in match sprinting and inherited the title of FNWTR sprint champion, that is until next weeks Kierin.
A special feature this week was the Tandem racing. David Short and Janelle Lindsay are venturing to Athens for the Olympics and managed to get some match sprint experience in. The crowd enjoyed the spectacle of tandem sprint which is always fast with an element of risk.
The NSWCF+NSWIS Time Blaster Challenge was won by the well drilled Bicisport team who launched their man BJ out of the pack to secure the $50 prize money in a time of 9minutes 50seconds (45.8km/h) That means the jackpot prize will once again be $50 in one fortnights time.
Round 1 Warm up scratch Motor paced Div 4B: Darren McNeil Div 4A: Peter Maiygiomi Div 3: Jon Brittan Div 2: Graham McClymont Div 1: Brett Johnston Round 2 Group Handicap Div 4b 1 John Awakian 2 Tanya Moss 3 Paul Meehan 4 Paul Regattieri Group Handicap Div 4A 1 Neil Land 2 Peter Rafferty 3 Teagan Hines 4 Warwick McAlpine The Australian SportsBook 1km Wheelrace Div 3 1 Mark Rowling (35m) 2 Matt Brown (40m) 3 Janelle Lindsay (55m) 4 Brad Craft (15m) Group Handicap Div 2 1 John Deane 2 Hugh Gray 3 David South 4 Roland Lang Group Handicap Div 1 1 David Short 2 Shaun Hopkins 3 David Browne 4 Phil Dixon Round 3 Sprint Derby Heat 1 Div 4 1 Peter Maiygiomi 2 Tanya Moss 3 Paul Worby 4 Luke Taylor Heat 2 Div 4 1 Nick Bregolin 2 Peter Flinn 3 Warwick McAlpine 4 Neil Land Heat 3 Div 4 1 Tanya Bosch 2 Paul Regattieri 3 Alec Lazich 4 Donna Meehan Heat 4 Div 4 1 Matt Smith 2 Darren McNeil 3 John Awakian 4 Peter Rafferty Tandem Sprint 1 Short Bolan 2 Dixon Brown 3 Lindsay Skulander Sprint Derby Div 3 heat 1 1 Michael Leach 2 Mark Rowling 3 Lief Arnebarth 4 Jon Brittan Div 3 Heat 2 1 Joel Chant 2 Matt Brown 3 Jason Fraser 4 David Erwins Div 3 Heat 3 1 Geoff Worthington 2 Brad Craft 3 Scott Mills 4 Alan Townsend Div 2 Heat 1 1 Ivan Colig 2 Geoff Hopkins 3 Alex Simmons 4 Jim Gray Div 2 Heat 2 1 Graham McClymont 2 David South 3 Roland Lang 4 Phil McNight Div 1 Heat 1 1 Phil Stokes 2 Duncan Crosby 3 Michael Popplewell Div 1 Heat 2 1 Peter Barnard 2 Shaun Hopkins 3 Brett Johnston Div 1 Heat 3 1 Patrick Bolan 2 David Browne 3 Phil Dixon Round 4 Winners Race Div 4 1 Luke Taylor 2 Neil Land 3 Darren McNeil Div 3 1 Joel Chant 2 Jon Brittan 3 Mark Rowling 4 Michael Leach Div 2 1 Roland Lang 2 Alex Simmons 3 Jim Gray 4 John Deane Div 1 1 Phil Dixon 2 Phil Stokes 3 Brett Johnston 4 David Browne Round 5 Div3 &Div 4 Combine 1 Daniel Grether 2 Joel Chant 3 Michael Leach 4 Mark Rowling NSWCF+NSWIS Time Blaster Div 1 & Div 2 Combine 1 Brett Johnston 9.50 2 Duncan Duncan Crosby 3 David SouthLocal results 2004