It was pleasing to see a strong field of riders at Paraparap on Wednesday December 2. Twenty six competitors raced under cool and sometimes breezy conditions. Ken Mansfield, John Faulkner and Andrew Kennon led the field away. They had a 20 minute break to scratch and 8 minutes to Ian Sumner, Murray Riggs and Andrew Thornton. David Pike was the lone scratch rider giving only thirty seconds away to Peter Ladd. The race proved to be very competitive with the one minute thirty and five minute bunches chasing very hard. It was good to see Tom Gray competing with us once more and driving the pace along. The mid-markers were unable to either catch the front-markers or to keep at bay the pace from behind. Ken Mansfield and John Faulkner teamed together well and proved unbeatable on the day. The back-markers were not far behind and David Pike proved too strong for the remaining field taking out third place. Laurie Fitzsimons and Terry Collie teamed well to cover any remaining challenges.
Results: 1. K Mansfield, 2. J Faulkner, 3. D Pike, 4. P Ladd, 5. T Gray, 6. T Collie, 7. L Fizsimons, 8. D Phillips.
Fastest time: D Pike – 1.03.35. Winner’s time: K Mansfield – 1.22.36.
Next week’s race will be a three lap handicap even and the closing event for this years Supervets aggregate.
Entries by 9.30 please.