Posted by Editoress on 06/29/06
Midweek Club Tuesday Night Races June 27th
Courtesy Midweek Club
Midweek's Media and Politician day was threatened to be cancelled by heavy rains which started during warm ups, but luckily for the riders and spectators the rains stopped before the early race, and roads started to dry within minutes.
Both the early (Intermediate) and late (Elite) events were runs as a points race, with the points to be paid out in cash. $1 for each point.
The field in the early race started cautiously on the still wet roads, but it was HBCC's popular vet., Tim Buckley who rode strongly in the early laps to take the win. In the finale, Ken Deering of the D'Ornellas club broke away with three laps remaining on the board and held on to claim the final points, and third overall thanks to the double points up for grabs.
In attendance last night were Mississauga Ward 3 Councillor, Maja Prentice and reporters from the Mississauga News. Councillor Prentice has worked on behalf of the Midweek club to help secure permits for the Buckhorn Circuit for our weekly program.
Ms. Prentice was delighted to present Heath Cockburn (La Bicicletta) with the award for winning both last year's Midweek Series Overall Standings and the Jack Wierzbicki Prestige Series. Damian Kurzawinski (ZM Cycling) who will be representing the Ontario selection at the National Championships this week was also honoured as Midweek's Cycling Club's Outstanding rider in 2005 and presented the R. and Eva McCaffery Cup by the councillor.
The Late race was to be a 50 lap points race, with sprints every five laps going four deep, with double points at the halfway mark and at the end. Chris Atkins (La Bicicletta) would take the first round of points, from a six man break, over Peter Morse (Jet Fuel), David Richter (Italpasta Transport Belmire) and Adrian Jackson (Wheels of Bloor), but it would be his La Bicicletta teamate Heath Cockburn who would scoop up the majority of the intermediate points laps. The crafty Kevin Davis pipped Peter Morse for points repeatedly during the race, but Morse would have the last word and scorched the final sprint over Davis to take the double points and the overall by a mere point over Cockburn.
Post-race, riders were trated to a BBQ provided by M&M Meats and refreshments from D'Angelo Brands, who have a facility on Fieldgate, just opposite the Buckhorn Circuit.
Thanks to all the riders and volunteers who made the Media and Politician Night a success, including Dan Rothnie and Craig Fagan for set up and take down, Michelle Payne at registration and Ian Merman for marshalling and helping at the line and many others I am omitting.
Note: There will be NO MONDAY NIGHT PROGRAM, Monday July 3rd. Midweek CC will present the CHIN Picnic Races July 1st (Canada Day) at the CNE, for more info. see www.midweekclub.com . The usual Tuesday Night events will return next week, Tues. July 4th.
20 Laps - 19.6 km - 39.1 km/h
1. Tim Buckley (HBCC) 25 pts
2. Gary Hirsch (Pavan) 13
3. Ken Deering (D'Ornellas) 12
4. Derek Hsiung (Midweek CC) 11
5. Graham Anderson (Midweek CC) 8
6. Andrea Bowker (D'Ornellas) 4
7. Maogosha Pyjor (Cycle4MS)
8. Travis Joyce (MBRC)
9. David Conroy (Midweek CC)
10.Liza Miranda (Midweek CC)
50 Laps - 49.0 km - 44.6 km/h
1. Peter Morse (Jet Fuel) 32 pts
2. Heath Cockburn (La Bicicletta) 31
3. Kevin Davis (Ind.) 20
4. Damian Kurzawinski (ZM Cycling) 16
5. Chris Atkins (La Bicicletta) 9
6. Bruce Krip 6
6. David Richter (Italpasta-Belmire) 6
6. Joe Giuliano (Jet Fuel) 6
9. Blair Purvis (CoachChris.ca) 3
9. Adrian Jackson (Wheels of Bloor) 3
9. David Fry (Midweek CC) 3
12.Paul Greene (Chain Reaction) 2
13.Paul Dilecce (Wheels of Bloor) 2
14.Brent Arthurs (Evolution CC) 2
15.Paul Ventuelli (Midweek CC) 1
15.Mark Polsinelli (Pavan) 1
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