On Wednesday March 4 Supervets raced a three lap handicap event. The day was ideal with a light breeze from the south west. A field of 23 riders took to the course led away by Brian Long, Brian Farrell, Andrew Kennon, John Watson and Ray Hodgson. This group had 17.3 minutes to the scratch bunch and some 10 minutes to a strong group of middle markers. They kept the pace up and were not bothered by the remaining field until swooped upon in the third lap. This group of riders constituted a dominant group of eight riders with the remaining field trailing off behind. Kim Clarke, Roger Cronk and Terry Collie were well in the mix at the clubrooms corner in the final stages. Tony Spark and Richard Buckwell were in the chase to the line. Ray Hodgson from limit capped off a strong ride to finish on the pace. Terry Collie crossed the line first from Kim Clarke and Roger Cronk. Peter Ladd took out fastest time of 1.03.50 an average of 35.25 kph.
Results: 1. T Collie, 2. K Clarke, 3. R Cronk, 4. B Clay, 5. D Phillips, 6. R Buckwell, 7. R Hodgson, 8. T Spark.
The winner’s time was 1.04.51, average of 34.70 kph.
Next week’s race will be a handicap event over three laps. Entries by 9.30 please.