On Wednesday July 22 Supervets staged a three lap handicap event on Paraparap circuit. Weather conditions were fine but a very strong north-westerly wind hampered the competitors. The 22 minute limit bunch of Kent Fuller, Dale Jennings and Ken Mansfield led the field away with a break of 10 minutes to the next bunch. The strong scratch bunch of David Pike, Carl Judd, Peter Ladd and Roger Cronk were able to take account of the middle-markers and work their way through the field although Tina Stenos, Barry Clay, Ray Clifford and Peter McWaters showed good form and came home in the bunch finish. Carl Judd and David Pike showed their worth as scratchmen as the main group was led home by Carl to take out the fastest time. In the meantime the twelve minute bunch of Col Hooper, John Faulkner, John Watson and Ray Hodgson remained intact and in front of the field continuing up Misery Lane and over the line strongly led by Col Hooper.
Results: 1. C Hooper, 2. R Hodgson, 3. J Watson, 4. C Judd, 5. D Pike, 6. P McWaters, 7. T Stenos.
Fastest time: C Judd – 1.06.01, Winner’s time: 1.15.50
(av. 28.7 kph)
Next week’s race will be a three lap handicap event. Entries by 9.30 please.