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Colorado Velodrome Association
June 1, 2006
And the CVA season is under way!
By Scott Patton, www.FixedGearFever.com
There was a lot of tension in the air as people tried to remember where they left their track bikes, what gear is a 48x14, would the big grey cloud dump rain on us, could we get through 15 bicycle races before dark, where is registration? You know, typical first night jitters!
One thing was for sure, the turn-out for this first Thursday night of racing was very good! The A Grade races started with heats for their 1 mile event as the race organizers thought there might be a little first night jitter type things going on! Everybody did well advancing nine riders to the final The final came down to a fast sprint with Mark Legg of the SPiKE team taking the honors Hammer Racing's Rich Voss showed he has been training coming in for second with Excel Sports rider George Hertner coming in third.
The A Grade Miss and Out 'featured' our only mishap of the evening We chatted with Steve Whitmore (Excel Sports) about his crash The only thing hurt was his pride We are happy to report his is fine With just a 5 riders left on the track, and Victor Williams (Vitamin Cottage Racing) off the front.. Greg Pont had to feel outnumbered with 3 SPiKE jerseys circling around him Greg did well to eliminate Logan Wealing but the team tactics of Kevin Knapp and Mark Legg left in in 4th place Kevin was able to secure the second place with Mark coming in 3rd A great solo effort for Victor Williams got him his first win of the season.
In the A grade 5 mile, it was the SPiKE guys taking and Victor Williams In the end, Victor could not contain both SPiKE riders and he had to settle for second Mark Legg scored another win with Kevin Knapp in third.
In the B Grade Racing, Jason Williams of FixedGearFever Racing/ESW showed the field a clean pair of wheels winning the 5 mile race in a good sprint Mark McCafferty (Hammer Racing) and Chad Latta battled it out for second and third respectively.
The 10 lap Scratch gave Jason a chance to show he has a little endurance taking the race in a solo break In this one, Mark McCafferty had to deal with Tom Propst (FixedGearFeverRacing/ESW) to take another second place.
For the B Grade final event, the C Grade riders joined in to save some time The race was smooth and methodic from the start With about 9 Laps to, Scott Patton (FixedGearFever Racing/ESW) sent his boys off the front to catch Scott Hendriks (Team Blue Skinsuit) Jason Williams and Tom Propst reeled in the break and continued towards the finish A little last lap debate over who would take the win cost Jason a better placing but Tom was able to complete the FixedGearFever Racing/ESW sweep of the B events! Randy McClain scored the second with Mike Paulin (Hammer Racing) grabbing the third.
The C Grade racing offered some great relaxed racing, allowing people to get their feet wet and have a of fun Randy McClain managed to grab both the 1 mile and the 10 lap Scratch.
The Developmental Men showed us one of the biggest fields of the night It was impressive to see so many new riders out there giving it a go! Lex Nichols (FixedGearFever Racing/ESW) did well, winning the one mile and the 10 Lap Scratch, Todd Borth fought hard, but was not able to hold off Lex in either case In the Developmental Men & Women Combined Field 5 Mile, Lex met his match with Cari Higgins showing the men she means business! It was a fast and furious sprint!
The Developmental Women had a small field, but track Veteran Charlotte Miller (Hammer Racing) out there giving some valuable training/mentoring information to the riders Cari Higgins and Heidi Wahl got in some great racing!
This may very well be our last Thursday night without lights!
A Grade 1 Mile 1 Mark Legg 2 Rich Voss 3 George Hertner 4 Vic Williams 5 Kevin Vick 6 Ken Rodriguez 7 Matt Benassi 8 Bruce Hitchcock 9 Terry Lott Miss And Out 1 Vic Williams 2 Kevin Knapp 3 Mark Legg 4 Greg Pont 5 Logan Wealing 6 Steve Whitmore 7 Jeff Paul 8 Ben Ollett 9 George Hertner 10 Terry Lott 11 Rob Roth 12 Ken Rodriguez 13 Bruce Hitchcock 14 Sean Burke 15 Kevin Vick 16 Scott Hendricks 17 Eric Baar 18 Rich Voss 19 Mike Paulin 20 Matt Benassi 5 Mile 1 Mark Legg 2 Vic Williams 3 Kevin Knapp 4 Ben Ollett 5 George Hertner 6 Rob Roth 7 Kevin Vick 8 Jeff Paul 9 Scott Hendricks 10 Eric Baar 11 Bruce Hitchcock 12 Terry Lott B Grade 1 Mile 1 Jason Williams 2 Mark Mccafferty 3 Chad Latta 4 Heidi Wahl 5 Greg Wilson 6 Scott Hendricks 7 Tom Propst 8 Ron Hargrave 9 Scott Patton 10 Melissa Mccafferty 10 Lap Scratch 1 Jason Williams 2 Mark Mccafferty 3 Tom Propst 4 Scott Hendricks 5 Mark Pelletier 6 Melissa Mccafferty 7 Greg Wilson 8 Ron Hargrave 9 Scott Patton B and C Grade (Combined) 5 Mile 1 Tom Propst 2 Randy Mclain 3 Mike Paulin 4 Scott Hendricks 5 Jason Williams 6 Chad Latta 7 Brian Hoff 8 Lee Cherry 9 Mark Mccafferty 10 Graham Peatt 11 Melissa Mccafferty 12 Mark Pelletier 13 Rich Voss 14 Greg Wilson 15 Scott Patton Group C 1 Mile 1 Randy Mclain 2 Lee Cherry 3 Brian Hoff 4 Graham Peatt 5 Jodi Walzer 10 Lap Scratch 1 Randy Mclain 2 Lee Cherry 3 Graham Peatt 4 Chad Latta 5 Steve Truesdale 6 Brian Hoff 7 Jodi Walzer Development Men 1 Mile 1 Lex Nichols 2 Todd Borth 3 Shawn Sharkey 4 Brian Milnick 5 Nathan Schwartz 6 Frank Teneralli 7 Tony Quaranta 8 Alejandro Vieira 9 Mark Ming 10 Tom Pace 11 Jeremy Sie 12 John Drake 13 Nicholas Santistvan 10 Lap Scratch 1 Lex Nichols 2 Todd Borth 3 John Drake 4 Brian Milnick 5 Nathan Schwartz 6 Jeremy Sie 7 Frank Teneralli 8 Alejandro Vieira 9 Tom Pace 10 Shawn Sharkey 11 Tony Quaranta 12 Nicholas Santistvan Development Men And Women (Combined) 10 Lap Scratch 1 Cari Higgins 2 Lex Nichols 3 Nathan Schwartz 4 Brian Milnick 5 Tom Pace 6 Tony Quaranta 7 Alejandro Vieira 8 John Drake 9 Shawn Sharkey 10 Jeremy Sie 11 Charlotte Miller 12 Nicholas Santistvan Development Women 1 Mile 1 Cari Higgins 2 Charlotte Miller 3 Heidi Wahl 10 Lap Scratch 1 Cari Higgins 2 Charlotte Miller 3 Heidi Wahl
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