Wednesday, October 26, 2011

BCC Track Open - Report

Great night! Selected results from TDR and FOA riders:

Senior D Grade 10 Lap Scratch
1. Roland Cox
2. Mel Humphreys-Grey
3. P. Beasley

Senior D Grade 12 Lap Points
1. Mel Humphreys-Grey 6pt
2. Damian Breed 5pt
3. Roland Cox 5pt

Senior D Grade 25 Lap Motorpace
1. Roland Cox
2. Damian Breed
3. Mel Humphreys-Grey

Senior C Grade 12 Lap Scratch
1. Aidan Bowe
2. C. Kenneth
3. Jared Otto

Senior C Grade 15 Lap Points
1. Imogen Jelbart 9pt
2. Jared Otto 8pt
3. Hannah Bush 6pt

Senior C Grade 35 Lap Motorpace
1. B. MacKenzie
2. Gene Mills
3. Hannah Bush

Senior B Grade 12 Lap Scratch
1. Steve Duggan
2. Sean Anderton
3. Michael Thomas

Senior B Grade Keirin Heat 2
1. Aidan Bowe
2. Steve Duggan
3. Imogen Jelbart

Senior B Grade Keirin Final
1. Steve Duggan
2. Michael Thomas
3. Imogen Jelbart

Senior B Grade 80 Lap Motorpace
1. Aidan Bowe
2. Steve Duggan
3. Chris Pescott

Full results here.

Selected images from Britt!


Friday, October 21, 2011

Brunswick Track Open - THIS SATURDAY NIGHT - DISC

Get on it!!!

Some more images of TDR racing over the last few weeks... Thanks Dingus Dave...

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Wednesday HCC Crits - 19/10/2011

Words by Dingus Dave

Panache Cash...

Wednesday's Hawthorn crits are now in full swing, and the warm weather for the third week of the season drew a big crowd of racers. TDR had a full compliment of riders, covering all the Grades. Mills, Watson and Hogan propped up D Grade, Duggan eased back into things in C Grade following his crash on the weekend, D'Alfonso was in B Grade, and new signing Gray rocked up to sign-on late to earn a place in A Grade.

The pace in D Grade was solid without being exceptional. A few gingerly attacks (Ed: Hah... ginger...) were made early, with none getting away as the TDR boys sat comfortably in the pack. Fixed dot org's Paulser made his presence known in his first crit, joinging fellow FOA-er McKenzie up the front to push the pace half way though the race. Hogan sat in around 6th-10th wheel, with Watson and Mills not far behind. With three laps to go it was McKenzie on the front and Hogan in 4th wheel. The pace hadn't exploded yet, with people reluctant to push too early. 

Hogan got impatient, and with 1.5 laps to go attacked solo down the back straight. He passed the B Grade bunch as he crested the finish line with 1 lap to go, and hoped their presence may help slow the chasers, but his legs ran out on the back straight as a group of 5 chased him down. Fighting to hold a wheel around the final hairpin bend, his efforts to get amongst the final sprint were no good as the legs had had enough. 6th place.

Duggan was joined in C Grade on the day by HellKrew's Kent. Despite coming back from a nasty crash on Saturday, Duggan was his usual bullish self, and attacked off the front early in the race. After a few laps Kent brigded across bringing one other guy along, and the three then worked hard to consolidate their break. They were eventually brought back, but not before inflicting serious damage on the rest of the bunch. Kent and Duggan back in the fold of the bunch, recovered and rode out a fairly uneventful last half of the race. Duggan launched an attack on the back straight purely to enter the final corner safely, continuing up the hill to the line take third overall. 

D'Alfonso was feeling good in the B Grade race until he was cannoned into on the back straight by another rider. Forced to unclip to stay upright, he lost contact with the bunch and pulled out with just a few laps to go. Disappointed, but relieved as it could have been much worse had he come off on the cheesegrater bitumen.

Gray, much like Duggan a little earlier, exhibited his usual penchant for self inflicted pain. There was an early breakaway of two riders in A Grade, who were soon joined by Gray as he worked hard to bridge the gap on his own. Mat rode well for the remainder of the race to finish with the bunch which included some big names like Drapac and Lovelock. Well done Mat.

Random visuals from last weeks race pinched from Digital Formula

Mat Gray getting some training in before the European season
D'Alfonso looking comfortable in the B grade pack

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Brunswick CC Tuesday Track Night – 11/10/2011

Race report – Brunswick CC Tuesday Track Night – 5/10/2011



Mills (C grade) - 3rd Points
Duggan (A grade) - 4th Scratch/3rd 60 lap combined A/B motorpace

Full results here

Selected images from Dingus Dave.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Brunswick CC Tuesday Track Night – 5/10/2011

Race report – Brunswick CC Tuesday Track Night – 5/10/2011

TDR Rock the Casbar - words by Mills

Well it was a busy night, and TDR were back in force ready to take the track back.

The first race of the night for the TDR boys, the C grade Scratch race, saw Hogan, Mills and Watson take to the track for ten laps in quite a big field of 15+ riders.

Hogan and Mills took position together at the back of the pack, loosing sight of Watson who was quite a few riders further up in the line. The whistle blew and the boys rolled out, and it didn’t take long after 2 and half laps the pace kicked.

From the back of the bunch Hogan and Mills saw the field of 15 stretch out along way in front, after getting a tip from track mentor Bailey earlier in the night about racing in a field this big Mills knew he had to get to the front of the pack and quick. Hogan in the same mind kicked, the pair tagging on to fast wheel as they hopped up out of the sprinters lane and started making there way up the line.

6 laps to go and the pack had split. 

Hogan, Miils, Watson and friend of TDR, FOA’s own Mackenzie were all sitting in the front half. With another sharp kick, Mackenzie smashed off the front and again everyone found them selves on the chase. 4 laps to go and it was fast. 2 laps left Mackenzie rolled up and Mills not willing to be stuck on the front rolled up with him to let Watson through to do the remainder of the work, quickly snapping back down on his wheel for 2nd place in the line. Watson seeing his chance picked up the pace with Mills and the rest of the boys in the line had to chase hard.

Watson lead into the last corner, Mills got out of the saddle and had to work for it coming out of the line and going over the top of Watson to pip him in the last 3 meters….

1st Mills
2nd Watson
3rd Mazzarella

A fast and fun first race of the night, dominated by TDR with the final results putting 3 riders in the top 5, taking out first and second. It was a good omen for the TDR boys and they raced hard the rest of the night.

Duggan, team captain, lead in style taking a first in a heavily contested B grade Scratch race as well as dominating the Motorpace, leading out off the back of the bike with 4 to go “making them f#*king work for it”. I’d be putting some good money that Duggan takes on A grade next week.  

The rest of the night in C grade went well with a fast and tough points, Mackenzie took out 2nd place, and in a motorpace that had everyone spinning, Hogan continuing his last few weeks of success by putting another win on the board.

TDR’s own development program (other wise know as FOA) also put a number of names in the results, with Cox and Pausler taking commanding control over D grade, together with Mahoney showing the E graders how to sprint with a win in the points.

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