Over 40 riders turned up last night for the 3rd race in the 5 race league…. with the bulk of riders in the limit group and mid group the scratch had its work cut out to catch all before the finish…. The the mid group took off at a fierce pace, making it split on the first lap… it wasn’t long into the race before the half point the break from the mid group caught the limit group and ploughed on….the scratch riders worked well together but on the last lap there was a few riders off the front that caused the upset the rythym… and played to the advantage of the front groups… with a gap of 1.30 mins still to the scratch group with 3km left, it was left to the other riders to fight it out for the sprint…
Patsy McCaffery showed good power to hold off a strong Hugh Byrne to take the points with vet rider Hugh Davis taking 3rd, and Barrow riders dave Whitty and Gerry byrne taking 4th and 5th….
Patsy (WW) 10pts
Hugh (Barrow) 8pts
Hugh D (IRC) 6pts
Dave Whitty (Barrow) 4pts
Gerry Byrne (Barrow) 2pts
Over results so far are:
Hugh Byrne (Barrow) 18pts
J Maguire (SERC),Dave Allen (WW), Patsy McCaffery (WW) 10pts
Shane Kelly (slaney), Frank O’Leary (Slaney) 8pts
Dave Heffernan(WW),Hugh Davis (IRC),Dave Whitty (Barrow) 6pts
Paul Bracken (SLipstream) 4pts
Andrew Bracken (SLipstream),Stephen Furlong (SERC),Gerry Byrne (Barrow) 2pts
The times for next weeks race will be shortened between the scratch and mid group. We would ask any rider who pulls out of the race but decides to rejoin the race at a later point, the league has no problem with this as its valuable training that each rider wants, but we would ask anybody who does this , they must sit at the back of the group and not interfer with the race at any point. This is to be fair to the riders who are still in the race. However any rider who drops back from a group to the a chasing group and contiunes to ride is still an active race rider.
Thanks for your support