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Results and Reports for June 8-14, 2002


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Friday Night Winter Track Racing

Dunc Gray Olympic Velodrome, Sydney, June 14, 2002

Hopkins & Browne take first Winter Mini-Madison

Week 5 saw the first of our Winter 80 Lap Mini-Madison events where nine teams of two riders faced the starter for 80 laps of exhilarating team racing. Teams were selected from Division 1 riders together with one wild card team entry from Illawarra, south of Sydney. The distance of 80 laps allowed for eight sprints at ten lap intervals. The rules stated that team changes would be by hand sling with no changes permitted during the sprint lap. Points were awarded to the first four finishes in each sprint with points added at the completion of the event to determine placings from first to ninth outright. With points ranging from 30 for the winning riders to 4 points for the riders finishing in ninth position and the distance being 80 laps, the pace was always going to be on from the start.

Team changes would play a significant part in the race. The favourites for the event were Steve Fitzpatrick and Michael Stokes, with endurance riders Paul McDonald and Justin Quin expected to put up a bold showing as both these riders are proven endurance riders. The pairing of Shaun Hopkins and David Browne would be a threat if the race was slow and the young guns, Phillip Stokes and Chris Young, although only 16 years old, were always going to keep the other teams honest.

The race opened up with the favourites Steve Fitzpatrick and Michael Stokes unleashing a powerful sprint to take sprint 1, and the endurance riders immediately came to the fore to maintain a high tempo to keep the sprinters honest. To the delight of the crowd, Shaun Hopkins and David Browne asserted their authority, winning the next three sprints in succession to take a comfortable lead in the race. By halfway, the enduro teams were beginning to look ominous putting in some sustained attacks. Cracks appeared in the field with three teams quickly losing a lap and the pairings of Shaun Hopkins/David Browne and Steve Fitzpatrick/Michael Stokes being stretched to the limit. Young guns Phillip Stokes and Chris Young were showing the more experienced riders how the changes should be made and sensed a couple of the more favoured teams were in trouble. They quickly combined with the enduros to take out the next sprint elevating them to second outright with 30 laps to go.

After a sustained effort by Josh Wall and Michael Stokes, and as teams were being lapped the field came back together. The next couple of sprints saw some outstanding duals between young Phillip Stokes and Shaun Hopkins with Hopkins calling on all his experience and strength to just get over Phillip on the line. The last 10 laps saw the pace at breakneck speed. Attacks from Start Miller/Michael Lewis, followed by Paul McDonald/Justin Quinton, Josh Wall/Grant Law with Young & Stokes tucked in again saw the sprinters of Hopkins and Fitzpatrick in strife. With two to go Chris Young attacked the leaders creating a sizeable break to throw Phillip Stokes in for the final sprint. It looked all over bar the shouting when out of nowhere Shaun Hopkins grew wings and flew home to pip Phillip Stokes on the line for the narrowest of wins.

In Men's division 2 Dave South enjoyed his best night on the boards dominating division 2 events scoring 37 points taking 3 wins from 4 events with young Chris Guillam from Southern Cross finishing the night with 30 points, only his limited gearing preventing him from scoring higher.

Division 3 was a clean sweep for first timer from Northern Sydney CC, John Bryson showing some great tactical riding to fend off challengers in his races. Other good performances were put in by Peter Rafferty, St George, Maurice Hager from the Kooragang Club in Newcastle and John Buckton from the Randwick Botany club.

Eleven women fronted the starter in two divisions. Bronwyn Troy Canberra, Eve Hood Parramatta and Jaclyn Kejda Illawarra were having their first rides for the season. Division 1 saw Tanya Newton, Bicisport asserting her authority continuing on with her good early season form just edging out Rebecca Borgo for maximum points. The ever-consistent Keely McNamarra kept both riders honest pushing them all the way to the line in each of the races.

Division 2 saw some notable absences due to sickness and work commitments. This provided a great opportunity for Sophie Cape our up and coming sprinter from the St George Club and Catriona Owens, Bicisport dominate division two. Both riders are reaping the benefits of their training with Sophie starting to realise her potential as a sprinter whilst Catriona relies on her aggressive riding tactics ensuring her placings. Caroline Smale, Parramatta had her best night of the series picking up a valuable 11 points on the night.

Sixty-four riders participated in what could only be described as a sensational night of track racing at the Dunc Gray Velodrome.

The Development session run by Brad & Lionel Cox kicks off at 5.30pm with racing commencing at 7.00pm. Spectators are welcome to come along and support the riders. During the Winter Track series spectators are able to watch the racing from the race infield.


1 Shaun Hopkins/David Browne                     75 pts
2 Phillip Stokes/Chris Young                     53
3 Steve Fitzpatrick/Michael Stokes               35
4 Josh Wall/Grant Law                            27
5 Patrick Naughton/Peter Cascadden               12
6 Paul McDonald/Justin Quinn                      5
7 Stuart Miller/ Michael Lewis       
8 Peter Fitzpatrick/ Andrew McLean       
9 Alex Sommer/Michael Kejda
Men Division 1
                                            week   Total
1 Steve Fitzpatrick (St George)             52     167
2 Shaun Hopkins (Parramatta)                65     135
3 Chris Young (Parramatta)                  42     106
4 Peter Fitzpatrick (St George)             27     100
5 Phillip Stokes (Penrith)                  39      96
6 David Browne (Bicisport)                  36      94
7 Stuart Millar (Bicisport)                 33      86
8 Michael Lewis (Hunter MTB Assoc)          34      84
9 Patrick Naughton (Bicisport)               7      74
10 Justin Quinton (Bicisport)               33      59
11 Michael Stokes (Penrith)                 22      42
12 Grant Law (Illawarra)                    39      39
13 Peter Carscadden (Sutherland)             5      35
14 Josh Wall (Illawarra)                    33      33
15 Alex Sommer (Bicisport)                  26      26
16 Gunji Yntuka (Bankstown)                  0      25
17 Paul Mcdonald (Bicisport)                10      10
18 Colin Reay (Parramatta)                   0      -7
Men Division 2
1 Geoff Worthington (Waratah Vets)          17      72
2 Mick Kejda (Illawarra)                    23      71
3 Dave South (Waratah Vets)                 37      62
3 John Galvin (Gunnedah)                    15      62
5 Shane Wood (Macarthur Collegians)         26      55
6 Sean Backers (Parramatta)                  0      47
7 Ross Harding (Southern Cross)              0      44
8 Chris Guillan (Southern Cross)            30      30
9 Andrew Grant (Southern Cross)              2      29
10 Jeff Smith (Penrith)                      0      27
11 Steve Savage (Harlequin)                 15      25
12 Andrew Mclean (Parramatta)               33      23
13 Aaron Jabour (Bankstown)                  0      20
14 Stuart Hughes (Parramatta)                0      20
15 John Buckton (Randwick Botany)            0      20
16 David Willmott (St George)                0      15
17 John Deane (Bankstown)                    0      12
18 Scott Williams (Lidcombe)                 6       6
19 Jake Adams (Parramatta)                   0       5
20 David Leckie (Parramatta)                 1      -4
21 Paul Bayly (Bankstown)                    0     -10
22 Ben Bugden (Bicisport)                    0     -20
23 Dean Preddy (Eastern Suburbs)             0     -20
Men Division 3
1 Steve Gilmore (Liverpool Leppington)       8      67
2 Peter Rafferty (St George)                17      59
3 Clay Batt (St George)                     14      48
4 John Buckton (Randwick Botany)            25      45
5 Trevor Wait (Parramatta)                   0      42
6 John Bryson (Northern Sydney)             40      40
7 Trevor Shields (Parramatta)               10      37
8 Nick Bregolin (Lidcombe)                  -2      36
9 Jim Gray (Waratah Vets)                    5      20
10 Peter Davison (Randwick Botany)           0      15
10 Craig Hopkins (Lidcombe)                  0      15
12 Rob Hodgson (Southern Highlands)         -8      11
13 Jesus Bello (Waratah Vets)                0      10
14 Greg Deale (Marconi)                      0       6
14 Don Talintyre (Southern Highlands)        5       6
16 Hugh Gray (Waratah Vets)                  0       5
16 Ken Woodhouse (Randwick Botany)           0       5
16 Brian Newman (Parramatta)                 0       5
16 Adam Christopher (Southern Cross)         0       5
20 Graham Jones (Waratah Vets)               0       2
21 John Wickline (Parramatta)                0       0
21 C Perry (Waratah Vets)                    0       0
21 Maurice Hager (Koorangang)                0       0
24 Mick Leach (Liverpool Leppington)         4      -1
25 Terry Freshwater (Waratah Vets)          -4      -4
26 David Lane (Lidcombe)                     0      -5
27 Peter Harvey (Bankstown)                  0     -10
Women's Division 1
1 Tanya Newton (Bicisport)                  30     115
2 Keely McNamarra (St George)               15     100
3 Leonie Burford (Parramatta)                0      89
4 Rebecca Borgo (Illawarra)                 27      58
5  Lizzy Georgouras (St George)              0      33
6 Karen Dutton (Sutherland Shire)            8      30
7 Sarah White (Bicisport)                    0      11
8 Lisa Fletcher (Penrith)                    0       5
9 Eve Hood (Parramatta)                      4       4
10 Jackie Kejda (Illawarra)                  0       0
Women's Division 2
1 Sophie Cape (St George)                   40      79
2 Catriona Owens (Bicisport)                31      67
3 Tunde Berryhill (Parramatta)               0      50
4 Amanda Whiteman (Bicisport)                0      42
5 Bronwyn Troy (Canberra CC)                19      19
6 Louise Cooke (Canberra CC)                 0      12
7 Kylie Spencer (Illawarra)                  0       8
8 Caroline Smale (Parramatta)               11       6
9 Hilary Foster (Canberra CC)                0       4
10 Angela Keys (Lidcombe)                   -2      -2
11 Alex Curtin (Bicisport)                   0     -10 

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