Track Racing November 26th 2010

Racing on Friday night was conducted in good conditions but with the threat of rain so officials kept pushing the racing along.  First event of the night was the 1 lap time trial.  The favourable conditions saw Elliot Gin post a 31.95 sec lap which was his best effort for the season.  Next in was Matt Dudley at 34.54 just ahead of Tom McFarlane in 34.57sec.  This was a personal best for Tom.  Mitch Gin recorded 36.81 whilst Will Lumby having his first race night recorded 38.24 sec.

The second event on Friday night was a 2 lap handicap. Elliot was giving away starts of 90 metres but managed to get the field in range after the first lap.  Even though Mat Dudley made an early charge at the bell it was Elliot who ran out a clear winner from Tom and Matt.

The evening then switched to some sprint events.  The first was a 3 up match race between Tom, Mitch and Will.  At 300m to go there were moves all round.  Tom moved up and Will jumped through underneath at the same time as Mitch made his run from the top of the bank.  Mitch looked like the winner until he looked around with just 50m to go.  That move allowed Tom to sneak past an grab the win by the barest of margins.  In the other match race between Elliot and Matt it was again the smooth pedalling Elliot who claimed the win.

Club coach Tony had the motor bike out next up for a motor paced event – a 5 lap kerin.  Once again it was an easy win to Elliot but there was plenty of interest in the minor places.  Matt Dudley timed his run well to claim second ahead of Mitch.

The last event for the night was a 17 lap motor paced scratch race.  With Elliot being the oldest rider he was able to take the win however the distance saw some interesting outcomes for the minor places.  Tom put in a great ride to take second ahead of Matt.

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