On Wednesday July 29 Supervets raced a three lap handicap event under near perfect conditions save for the usual north westerly breeze. Twenty riders took to the field led of by Dale Jennings and Kent Fuller from twentyfive minutes to scratch and sixteen minutes to the middle-markers. This was to prove sufficient in the final result. Those pressing for a share of the takings were Brian Long and John Randall who used their handicap to advantage. Meanwhile the back-markers were making some impression on the rest of the field as remnants of the six, nine, thirteen minutes bunches came together. Finally, Carl Judd, Roger Cronk and David Pike moved through the field together with the “fight-back” pair of Bill McConnell and Rob Nicholls. The out-markers however, were not caught and Dale Jennings won from John Randall and Brian Long. In hot pursuit were Rob Nicholls, Carl Judd and David Pike.
1. D Jennings, 2. J Randall, 3. B Long, 4. R Nicholls, 5. C Judd, 6. D Pike, 7. B McConnell, 8. R Cronk.
Fastest time: C Judd – 1.03.20, Winner’s time – 1.25.48.
The result was in keeping with tradition and Dale Jennings “birthday boy” was overjoyed with the result and rightly so. Good luck Dale.
Next week’s race will be a two lap time trial. Entries by 9.30 please.