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February 2015 - Burnaby Velodrome Club

FFNRS #3 Results

February 18, 2015 | By | No Comments

The final Barney & Oscar’s Feature Friday Night Series event delivered plenty of thrilling racing last week! Here are the results and final standings as of the conclusion of this year’s series.

U15 Standings

1) Tyler Davies – 40pts

2) Eric Inkster – 38pts

3) Eden Jaeger – 36pts

4) Wyatt Schreire – 34pts

Women’s Overall Standings

1) Ivy Audrain – 76pts

2) Jennifer Gerth – 66pts

3) Maggie Coles-Lyster – 58pts

4) Joannie Caron – 47pts

5) Sarah Coney – 37pts

Men’s B Overall Standings

1) Mike Buckosky – 63pts

2) Chris Jameson – 58pts

3) Simon Le Pine – 49pts

4) John Warnock – 43pts

4) Roni Jones – 43pts

Men’s A Overall Standings

1) Zak Kovalcik – 76pts

2) Dylan Davies -70pts

3) Amiel Flett-Brown – 49pts

4) Julian Base – 40pts

5) Dave diPetrillo – 34pts


Barney & Oscar’s Feature Friday Night Series Finale

February 12, 2015 | By | No Comments

It’s upon us! Barney & Oscar Films’ Feature Friday Night Race Series presented by Livestock and G-Shock ends tomorrow as racers throw down for the last big race of the season at the Burnaby Velodrome. Zak Kovalcik of Blacklodge Racing will be back in town as the Series’ leader in the A’s to defend last year’s title while in the B’s Bradley Dean of Gastown Racing will be wearing the Vie 13 Leader’s Jersey, hoping to hang on for one more night. Sarah Coney, the current leader in the Women’s field is away and, as the penultimate race is worth double points, runners up Ivy Audrain of Redmond, WA and local Jen Gerth will be battling it out to see who will dethrone the rider from Trek Red Truck Racing. Also, featured in the night’s racing will be our U15’s taking to the track for the first time in the series.

Returning again will be our ever popular Kiddie Kilo for kids of all ages. And, for the adults in the crowd, 33 Acres will be pouring in the beer garden. Be sure to bring your Beer Passport, as the commemorative pint glasses are in!

Racing starts at 7:00pm, see you there!

On deck for Friday:

# Category Laps Race
1 Sprint 3 Sprint 1/2 Finals (1 Ride)
2 U15 25 Scratch
3 B 50% Elimination to Scratch
4 Kiddie Kilo
5 Women 40 Scratch
6 A 46 40 laps to Dutch Win & Out
7 Sprint 3 Sprint Finals 3rd&4th, 1st&2nd Ride 1
8 U15 Elimination
9 B 53 45 laps Belgian Win & Out
10 Women Elimination
11 A 50 Scratch w/3 Primes
12 Sprint 3  Sprint Finals 3rd&4th, 1st&2nd Ride 2
13 U15 30 3×10 Points Race
14 U15 Podium Ceremony
15 B 60 6×10 Points Race
16 Women 50 5×10 Progressive Points
17 A 70 7×10 Points Race
18 Podium Ceremony

Sprint Tournament on Wednesday

February 9, 2015 | By | No Comments

I’ve been getting lots of questions about the upcoming Sprint Tournament on Wednesday so I thought it would be a good time to give a little more information. Let me begin by saying that everyone should attend! Don’t be fooled by its competitive title, “tournament” should really be taken in the loosest version of the word.

We’ll start the night off by having everyone do a flying 200 meter time trial (3.5 laps where,on our track, only the last lap is timed). This is how all sprint tournaments start and it’s used to seed the sprint rounds. Typically a predetermined number of riders, “X” will advance through to the sprint competition. This could be as many as 24 and as few as 4, it really depends on the level of competition and the race organizer. From there the fastest rider would meet the slowest rider to qualify. If for example X=16 than X1 would race X16, X2 would race X15, and so on. For our purposes this will merely help group riders of similar speed.

Once we know how everyone stacks up we’ll run a round robin so that riders race people of similar speed/ability. Since we only have a maximum of two riders on the track at a time the race is hardly “mass start” which is why even people that haven’t taken the Learn to Race can compete. Having said that, all participants must have graduated the Novice training session in order to participate.

Our goal will be to have everyone ride at least three sprint rounds, not including the Flying 200m TT. It’s possible that we may get more riding time but it’s impossible to say since it’s all drop-in. Either way racing will start promptly at 7:00pm. Open track begins at 6:00 so be sure to come early enough to warm up. It’s also a good idea to bring your rollers since there’s lots of recovery between efforts.

Your goal should be to have a fun workout that trains race craft and top end speed.¬†If, for whatever reason, you find the sprinting is too easy…put a smaller gear on and push yourself. Remember to go in with a plan, try something new; you might surprise yourself and find that it works. And, while you’re figuring out what you want to do, just scratch track stands from the list. Yeah they’re kinda cool…when you’re a World Champion, but at the grassroots level, you’re just killing time for everyone else. That and, realistically, few sprinters track stand on the world level anymore (so, when in Rome…).

Last, but not least, we’ll have sprinting at our last Feature Friday Night Race Series event. The sprinting on Friday will be a continuation of the sprinting on Wednesday. The top four riders will be invited to compete on Friday in an exhibition match that goes straight to 1/4 finals. If you want in on the action just let us know on Wednesday when you’re signing up.

On Deck: 2/6

February 6, 2015 | By | No Comments

We’re one week away from the last event in Barney & Oscar’s Feature Friday Night Race Series and only two weeks away from the end of our regular Friday Night Racing Season. With so few races left, you’ll want to be sure to join us any chance you can.

Since we’re nearing the end of the season we’re tacking on some additional races for our Novice Riders to help them prepare. Racing for all categories will begin at 7:00pm.

On deck for Friday:

Category Laps Race
Novice 15 Scratch
C 33 25 laps to Dutch Win & Out
B/A 50 Scratch
Novice Elimination
C 50% Elimination to Scratch
B/A Elimination
Novice 24 3×8 Progressive Points Race
C 50 Handicap Scratch
B/A 50 5×10 ‘Derny’ Points Race