Friday night track racing was again run with cold and dewy conditions prevailing so all members were keen to run the racing and finish the night. With several members away competing in the schools HPV event at Maryborough, club coach Tony Smith brought out the motor bike for some motor paced events over the night.
First event of the night was a 1 lap time trial. Elliot Gin posted a 32.39 sec lap but was not down to his best times. Mat Dudley managed to do a personal best at 34.39 sec. He was followed by Mitch Gin at 36.19 sec whilst newcomer Alex Bennett clocked up a 48.04 sec.
The handicapper used the times plus the previous night’s racing to sort out some handicaps for a 1 lap dash. Alex Bennett was given 160m start and following his training efforts on Wednesday night promptly had a convincing win from Matt and Elliott. A 2 lap handicap was the next event and once again Alex made the most of his handicap to claim another win just ahead of the fast finishing bunch. This time it was Elliot in 2nd with Mat in 3rd place.
The motor bike was fired up for a 5 lap Kerin event. This saw Alex grab the spot just behind the motor bike for the first 3.5 laps. However, at the business end it was Elliot clearing out for a win. Mitch managed to follow Elliot’s wheel for a run to the line which enabled him to claim 2nd ahead of Matt.
The last event for the night was a 12 lap motor paced scratch race. The motor bike kept the riders working consistently until the finish. The dash to the line saw Elliot slip away for another win ahead of Matt and Mitch.