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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