Today Supervets raced a three lap handicap event at Paraparap. Weather conditions were cool but favourable. A south easterly breeze prevailed reversing the more usual race factors. The wind assisted riders on Misery Lane and resisted them on Grays Road. Twenty riders started led away by Dale Jennings, Kent Fuller and Brian Long. They had a nineteen minute gap to the scratch riders Carl Judd and Peter Ladd. Following four minutes behind limit were Ian Sumner, John Watson and John Faulkner with a further four minutes to the middle markers John Bell, Barry Primmer and Ross West. Dale, Kent and Brian held the lead until well into the second lap. Meanwhile at the rear of the field Carl and Peter continued to strongly challenge the back markers and gathered up the stronger riders along the way in an attempt to challenge the leaders. At this stage John Faulkner and John Watson had paired together resisting the strong attack from the rear of the field. Moves from Carl Judd, Tina Stenos and Terry Collie failed to bridge the gap and John Watson raced over the line ahead of John Faulkner and Brian Long. Fastest time was Carl Judd who continues his strong field of the past weeks.
Results: 1. J Watson, 2. J Faulkner, 3. B Long, 4. C Judd, 5. T Collie, 6. T Stenos, 7. R Clifford, 8. B Clay.
Fastest time: C Judd – 1.03.05. Winner’s time: J Watson – 1.14.30.
Next week’s race will be a three lap handicap event. Entries by 9.30 please.