Location: Gosling Sports Park, Welwyn
Event: 7 June 2013
Report: Peter Waghorn/Snowdon Sports
There was a good fast evening’s racing at the latest round of the Welwyn Track League, with an encouraging increase in the senior numbers attending the Gosling Sports Park on Friday night.
Krisian Woolf, Alex Wise and Mike Broadwith gave series leader John McClelland a hard time with numerous attacks, and two of the most interesting races were the AB Block Handicaps where the Group B riders were given 250m start over the A riders over 10 laps.
In Race A the A riders set off at a cracking pace and caught the B group with four laps remaining but Alistair Luxford from the B group attacked in the final lap and took the victory.
In Race B Kristian Woolf put in an amazing burst in the final lap to reel in the remains of the B group in the final metres after a spirited ride by the B group contingent who held off all but one of the chasers.
The 10-mile race was a war of attrition and only six riders were left to sprint out the final lap – Kristian Woolf recording his third win of the evening.
Dave Legrys won the 10-lap scratch race for group B riders in preparation for the forthcoming Masters Track Championships.
Youth numbers were lower than usual due to the National Circuit Series event the following day at Milton Keynes.
10 lap scr – Kristian Woolf (Prestige) Alex Wise (VC St Raphael) John McClelland (Prestige)
10 Lap Points - John McClelland (Prestige) Mike Broadwith (Arctic) Kristian Woolf (Prestige)
10 lap AB Block Handicap A – Alistair Luxford (Welwyn) Mike Broadwith (Arctic) John McClelland (Prestige)
10 lap AB Block H’cap B – Kristian Woolf (Prestige) Joe Gorman (Stevenage) Roger Woodford (Willesden)
10 mile – Kristian Woolf (Prestige), Alex Wise (VC St Raphael) John McClelland (Prestige)
10 lap Scr – Dave Legrys (Team Terminator) Ken Roesner (Wisbech) Joe Gorman (Stevenage)
Devil (Odds) Alistair Luxford, Sam Dossett, David Scott (all Welwyn
Devil (Evens) Joe Gorman (Stevenage) Ken Roesner (Wisbech) Anthony Morris (CC Ashwell)
10 lap scr – Jack Plumley (Welwyn) Connor Woodford (Willesden) Glen Dossett (Welwyn)
Devil - Jack Plumley (Welwyn) Connor Woodford (Willesden) Glen Dossett (Welwyn)
Points – Jack Plumley (Welwyn) Glen Dossett (Welwyn ) Connor Woodford (Willesden)
6 lap Handicap – Connor Woodford (Willesden) Glenn Dossett (Welwyn) Josh Roberts (Welwyn)
5 lap Scr – Will Raymond (Welwyn) Simon Bird (lee Valley) Michael Parry (Welwyn)
Devil – Michael Parry (Welwyn) Simon Bird (Lee Valley) Will Raymond (Welwyn)
3 lap Scr – Christian Manzi (Welwyn) Lauren Higham (Welwyn) Sam Asker (West Suffolk)
3 lap H’Cp – Joe Latham, Michael Sumner , Christian Manzi (all Welwyn)
3 lap h’Cap – Joe Latham, Michael Sumner, Jenna Miles (all Welwyn)
4 lap BCDE H’cap – Joe Latham , Will Raymond, Michael Parry (all Welwyn)
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