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Friday
Dec152017

Criterium championship review.

Tonight we had the Club Championships Criterium for 2017 with free Ashlar Woodfire Gourmet Pizza's thanks to sponsor Ken Payne Painting and Decorating. Huge numbers turned out with B grade and C grade boasting their largest numbers since we started racing at the DECA course 15 months ago.

Winners for tonight's race were

A Grade
1st Tim Guy
2nd Angus McLean
3rd Matt Clarke
Club Champion Neil Van Der Ploeg (4th)

B Grade
1st Simon Crawford
2nd Mark Norden (Club Champion)
3rd Michael Stevens

C Grade
1st Ben Andrews
2nd Stephen Hanley
3rd Doug Rose (Club Champion)

Juniors
1st Oliver Smith
2nd Max Holgate
3rd Liam Wilcox

The Crit series we've been running has been accumulating points each week for the first 5 across the line. The winners of the overall series are as follows

A Grade
1st Dean Holgate
2nd Neil Van der Ploeg
3rd Angus McLean

B Grade
1st Simon Crawfprd
2nd Murray Crawford
3rd Matt De Freitas

C Grade
1st Aidan Hogan
2nd Kerian Plunkett
3rd Jerome Rusty Scholz

Juniors
1st Liam Wilcox
2nd Max Holgate
3rd Oliver Smith

Special mention to Andrew Falconer for being our Commissaire for the series and his time.

After racing and presentations, everyone stayed back and enjoyed some amazing wood fired pizza. Thankfully by then the temp had dropped significantly. The great thing about a local club is that we are all friendly. Everyone moved about talking with each other.

After a short break over christmas and New years, the Crits will resume from Jan 3rd. There was also some exciting news tonight about our "1k Crit series" starting on Wednesday 21st Feb 2018. No matter what grade you race in; A, B, C, or D grade, if you start 6 of the 7 crit races in this next series (21st Feb to 4th April each Wednesday night) your name will go into a draw and the name pulled out of the hat will win........$1000!!!

So enjoy yourself over the Christmas/New Year break, and come back and join us in 2018 for some racing fun and a chance to win.

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