Friday night track racing saw several riders produce personal bests in the time trials. Paris Reynolds rolled out a 40.49 sec lap even though she had been doing school sports all day. Emiley Hadicke who has been training well of a Wednesday night rode a 53.00 sec lap. Both girls sliced over 2 sec of their previous times. Others in the junior section were Kate Geary at 48.85 sec and Jake Johnston at 66.78 sec. In the depleted senior ranks it was Steve Allen on 33.47sec whilst Jack Allen rode a 36.71 sec lap.
In the senior scratch race over 6 laps Jack Allen lead out at the bell and his efforts saw him with a narrow win over Steve. In the Junior 3 lap scratch race, Paris Reynolds blitzed the field right from the start to win from Kate Geary and Emiley Hadicke.
In the junior handicaps over 1 lap, the first race saw Paris Reynolds, riding from Scratch flash home to beat Jake Johnston at the line whilst Kate Geary was 3rd. In the re-handicap, Paris was moved to the senior race and the others were all given a small lift. Jake obviously thought he was a great chance and rode quicker to have an easy win from Emiley and Kate.
In the senior handicap, Steve Allen (scr) timed his run to the finish perfectly to grab a tire width win over Jack (35m) in the first race. In the second race the field ws increased with Paris Reynolds (55m) the extra starter. With Jack(40) getting the extra 5m start the handicapper was hoping for a different result but once again it was Steve winning from Jack and Paris.
The juniors had a 1 lap sprint event and Kate Geary sensed her chance and put paid to the hopes of Emiley and Jake. In the senior 2 lap race, Paris missed the move by Jack Allen who moved away from the duo of Paris and Steve. However, the unobtrusive move was shutdown by Steve who brought up another win.
The riders finished the night with some slow races on the grass – aimed at improving the riders balance skills. The first race went to Jake from Emiley and Kate whilst the second saw Steve win from Jack.
Next week the club will host the last night of track racing for the season. A BBQ will be run to finish the night. The club has a road race scheduled for Poowong on March 10. Check the website to catch up with the road season racing.