Race 3 of this year’s series introduced a new circuit at the Trentham Army base, which added variation to the racing with new turns and straights to master. Again the weather closed in, just a bit, but with the added bonus of cover and even toilets on site all the racers and spectators enjoyed the racing at this new venue. At race briefing I finally managed to give out some spot prizes, Subway Cards from our Sponsor at Subway Upper Hutt and Silverstream.
The U19 /U17 boys raced together in a quick race with well contested sprints. For the U19 Matt Webb-Smith rode away after the third sprint and staying away to finish in front of the rest of the field. In the U17 a new series leader is now Jed McDermott as Zach Blakely had a puncture on the bell lap, losing points and the overall series lead.
U13 field had split into a number of groups with each group working and racing against each other, though the first crash of the series occurred with the rider able to get remounted and finish the race to gain valuable series points. Sam Wilkinson is strong leader for the series, winning all three races so afar.
U15 boys again had a quick race with new comer Eden Cruise and series leader Oliver Wood along with Liam Sherlock and William Findlay working hard for places and prime points at the top of the series table. Holly Blakely is leader in the girls, and is still mixing it up with the boys.
Big thanks to all our volunteers, outriders Tony and Holly Blakely who accompanied the U13 riders during their race. Liz Tomlinson on registration, all my results crew and Peter W Mr iPad/photo finish man. A special thanks to Rob Te Moana for helping set up the course, and for getting us access to the venue.
Sunday the 26th sees the final race of the series to be held back at the Alexandra road course, with prize giving to be held after the final race of the day. Note U17 and U19 boys will be the first race starting at 1:00, followed by the U13 and then U15 race.
The full results for Race 3 are here
Overall Series standing after three races are here