June 17th Friday Night Racing
Thanks everyone for coming out and making our June 17th Friday night race so successful. The events for the night included Scratch races, points races, win and out, and unknown distance. Our novice category saw a battle between new rider Julian Tsang and the youngster Cormac Chui. The Duo pushed each other but it was the youngster Cormac who ended up taking the win in the scratch, points, and unknown distance race over Julian Tsang. In the Novice scratch junior para rider Lachlan Hotchkiss picked up 3rd place and Gordon Reddy snapped up the 4th place. In the Points race Lachlan again captured 3rd place, with Kuni Ueno snapped up the 4th and Gordon Reddy rounding out the top 5. The final novice race was the unknown distance. A race that really is all about luck. Riders have to place themselves close to the front or roll the dice and try to get off the front before the bell goes. Cormac and Julian finished 1st and second respectively in the mass sprint for the finish. Just behind them was Lachlan Hotchkiss in 3rd, and Gordon Reddy in 4th.
The C category saw some very exciting racing through the night. Gastown Cycling team was out in full force in both the A/B combined field and the C field. Tom Baker was able to hold off Dom Adamoski, Derek (the sandbagger) Ulrich, Andrew Lepper and Adam Holcombe in the 30 lap scratch race. In the Points race Adam Holcombe and Derek Ulrich placed 1st and second with Tom Baker in 3rd, Dom Adamoski in 4th, and Kevin Atkinson in 5th. The 15 laps to win and out saw a big move from Adam Holcombe coming in solo for the win. Just behind in was Andrew Lepper in 2nd, Tom Baker in 3rd, Dom Adamoksi in 4th, and Kevin Atkinson in 5th.
The A/B race brought new faces from the US as well as our local heavy hitters. The first race of the night was the 40 lap scratch race. The race was won by Michael Wegner form Langois Brown over Alete-Fort Cyclery rider Kelyn Akuna. 3rd place was captured by Jay Delaney form Gastown Cycling, 4th place was taken by John White also from Gastown Cycling. Rounding out our top 5 was the always aggressive Adam the Aldergrove assassin Reddy from Alete-Fort Cyclery. The Points race was again dominated by Michael Wegner who placed consistently racking up the most points for the win. Just behind him was the Aldergrove assassin Adam Reddy in second place. Third place went to Gastown’s Jay Delaney, 4th place went to Kristian Miller up from the states. John White from Gastown rounded out the top 5. The final race of the night was the always exciting win and out. The riders looked to place themselves close to the front for the final sprint. It would be Adam Reddy who would go on to win the race with Kelyn Akuna finishing in second. Youngster Tyler Davies from Tag Cycling showed impressive speed to capture 3rd place. 4th place went to Jay Delaney and Michael Wegner rounded out the top 5.
Novice 20 lap Scratch race Novice 4×5 Points Race Novice Unknown Distance
1st Cormac Chui 1st Cormac Chui 1st Cormac Chui
2nd Julian Tsang 2nd Julian Tsang 2nd Julian Tsang
3rd Lachlan Hotchkiss 3rd Lachlan Hotchkiss 3rd Lachlan Hotchkiss
4th Gordon Reddy 4th Kuni Ueno 4th Gordon Reddy
5th Gordon Reddy(points race)
C 30 Lap Scratch C 3×10 Points race C 15 laps to win and out
1st Tom Baker 1st Adam Holcombe 1st Adam Holcombe
2nd Dom Adamoski 2nd Derek Ulrich 2nd Andre Lepper
3rd Derek Ulrich 3rd Tom Baker 3rd Tom Baker
4th Andrew Lepper 4th Dom Adamoski 4th Dom Adamoski
5th Adam Holcombe 5th Kevin Atkinson 5th Kevin Atkinson
A+B 40 lap Scratch A+B 4×10 Points race A+B 20 laps to win and out
1st Michael Wegner 1st Michael Wegner 1st Adam Reddy
2nd Kelyn Akuna 2nd Adam Reddy 2nd Kelyn Akuna
3rd Jay Delaney 3rd Jay Delaney 3rd Tyler Davies
4th John White 4th Kristian Miller 4th Jay Delaney
5th Adam Reddy 5th John White 5th Michael Wegner