Event Rankings File
Racing tonight was on the hottest night of the season so far but, never the less, produced the same level of competitiveness that we have become to expect from the League. The heat did mean that the number of entrants was down so Senor A and B raced together but point scoring was recorded separately. The first event was a Scratch with the win going to A rider Mark McCann followed by Jake White and then Zak White. First B rider over the line was Tom White followed by Craig Whittle (Fred’s Race Team) and Jacob Gilkes (Lichfield City CC).
After an Italian Pursuit the Elimination race produced some surprising early departures. Some skilful riding by Jacob Gilkes meant that he was able to stay in the race until the last four and after Giulio Cervi dropped out the final sprint was between Tom White and Jake White, with Tom making a sustained effort but Jake overtaking him on the last bend. The Marymoor Crawl created its customary level of amusement with Zak White, Mahyar Abbott and Craig Whittle all out before the sprint but when it started Simon Orme (Brereton Wheelers) saw his chance and took the lead but eventually he was overhauled and a very close sprint to the line resulted in a win for Mark McCann just ahead of Giulio Cervi and Jake White.
The Handicap race this evening was over 18 laps with an Intermediate Sprint at 9 laps. As usual the B riders made good use of their handicap with Simon Orme, Craig Whittle, Tom White and Jacob Gilkes all riding strongly together but as the others fell back so Tom White made his break to take the Intermediate Sprint with Craig Whittle second and Jacob Gilkes third. Mark McCann took fourth place and as the riders reformed he took the lead ahead of the field and looking like the race was his but on the final bend around came Jake White to take the win on another very close sprint!