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USCF National Track Championships - CN

Lehigh Valley Velodrome - Trexlertown, PA, August 27-31 2002

Event program and results

Points race

Carney creams the field

Jame Carney
Photo: © Mike Gladu
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Multi-national champion and two-time Olympian Jame Carney (Durango, CO) won the men's points race by lapping the field twice in the 120-lap finals, and assures Carney of a berth on the World Track Cycling Championships team. The 2002 World Track Cycling Championships will be contested next month in Copenhagen, Denmark.

"The points race always hurts," said Carney. The semi-finals (60 laps) were originally scheduled for Thursday morning to give the riders a break before the evening finals. However, due to rainy weather in the morning, both the semi-finals and finals (120 laps) of the men's points race were contested Thursday evening, presenting an endurance challenge for the riders.

"I was on the start line, thinking, 'Okay, here we go; this is not going to be any fun,'" continued Carney. "But if I can hurt more than anyone else, then hopefully I can be on top of the podium." And Carney hurt the most.


Photos by Mike Gladu

  • Marty Nothstein had no trouble qualifying in a 20k Points Race heat that eliminated only 7 riders.
  • Jame Carney's training has been hampered by illness and injuries, but he still rides a very smart Points Race.
  • The Men's Points Race field cruises early in the Final under cool, damp and breezy conditions.
  • Colby Pearce worked hard to assure Jame Carney's victory in the Men's Points Race Final.
  • Marty Nothstein skipped the Kilo to preserve some chance of claiming his 27th National Championship in the Men's Points Race, but "Carney's Army" forced him to put in a supreme effort just to get on the podium.
  • Shortly after this Prime Alliance team meeting (Jonas Carney, Jame Carney, John Walrod), Nothstein and Jame Carney took a lap on the field, elevating Nothstein to the podium from 6th place and cementing Carney's win with a 2 lap advantage to everyone but Nothstein.
  • Jame Carney totally controlled the Men's Points race with the help of a few friends


Men's Points Race
                                 points    laps
1 Jame Carney                    49        0
2 Marty  Nothstein               45       -1
3 Kenny Williams                 31       -1
4 Colby Pearce                   24       -1
5 Rad Cunningham                 16       -1