Wednesday February 25 Supervets raced a three lap handicap event at Paraparap. Weather conditions were favourable with a breeze from the south-east. Twenty two riders took part with the race favouring the out-markers. They were challenged to maintain the gap to the remaining field. Ray Hodson, Brian Long, Andrew Kennon and John Watson led the field away. They had a nine minute gap to Ross West, John Bell and Terry Robinson. The back-markers were thrown a difficult task of bridging a twenty minute deficit. Carl Judd had to retire early leaving David Pike a chase to Bill McConnell and Peter Ladd. The six minute bunch showed they were up to the challenge and Jeremy Tatchell together with Terry Collie, Dave Phillips and Kim Clarke broke through the mid field in an attempt to catch the front markers. However, this group stayed intact and went over the line well clear of the chasing group. John Watson won from Ray Hodson, Andrew Kennon and Brian Long. David Pike raced a creditable time of 1.01.20.
Results: 1. J Watson, 2. R Hodson, 3. A Kennon, 4. B Long, 5. T Collie, 6. D Philllips, 7. K Clarke, 8. J Tatchell.
Fastest time: D Pike – 1.01.20.