Event Rankings File
Just two weeks more meetings after tonight before the end of this season’s Track League and the racing remains as competitive as ever. The first event was a 12 Lap Scratch with A and B racing together. Despite considerable efforts by Hayden Norris (Lichfield City Cycling Club) it was Matty Lewis over the line first just ahead of Jake White with Hayden having to settle for third. First B rider over the line was Zak White with Grace Lister second and Mahyar Abbott third.
A series of individual Standing Laps saw Hayden Norris make the fastest time of 32.71 seconds, Matty Lewis second with 34.47 seconds and Jake White third with 34.75 seconds. Fastest B rider was Mahyar Abbott with 35.14 seconds, second Zak White with 35.32 seconds and Grace Lister was third with 38.01 seconds.
The B Points event saw Mahyar Abbott taking the first two sprints before easing off towards the end of the race. There were also some good efforts from Paul Smith. Paul has only recently joined the Wheelers and this was his first time racing in the League. At the end of the race it was Zak White over the line first followed by Tom White and Grace Lister. Another Lichfield rider, Jacob Gilkes took a well deserved fourth place. The A event resulted in a win for Matty Lewis with Jake White second and Giulio Cervi third.
The next event was a series of Match Sprints, three riders per sprint with positions seeded from the Standing Lap. The race featuring the three fastest riders saw Hayden Norris taking the win with Jake White second and Matty Lewis third. A full list of the other sprints can be found in the results. And then it was on to the final event of the evening; the 22 Lap Handicap. The B riders set off strongly but despite this they were caught two laps before the Intermediate Sprint. Hayden Norris took this but B riders Zak White and Mahyar Abbott still managed second and third places respectively. With six laps to go the strong trio of Matty Lewis, Seb Bacon and Giulio Cervi took over the race and with two laps to go Matty Lewis pulled away from the whole field to take the final win.
In the two weeks remaining of the League it is difficult to see how the leading riders in the two categories can be beaten: Grace Lister leads Senior B with a margin of more than 100 points and Matty Lewis has almost 60 points more than his nearest rival. However the differences between the other riders is far closer and there is still everything to play for. Watch this space!