Dirt Crits Senior Race Report - Delatite Dash - Monday 15 Feb
A total of 33 Junior and Senior riders raced the Delatite Dash on Monday night.
The Juniors completed one lap from Carters road to Mirimbah and then had a leisurely ride back to Carters Rd, whereas the Senior riders completed two laps of the Carters road to Mirimbah course. Thanks to Ben at Bike Buller for allowing us to ride down the course back to the start line, a much safer option than riding down the road.
The aim of the race was to have the smallest margin between the first and second laps. Damian Grundy 8:39, Dan Friday 8:40 and Dave Moore 8:40 were the front runners on the first lap. On the second lap Dan Friday 8:39, Dave Moore 8:45 and Damian Grundy 8:54. Trevor Arnold was 34 seconds faster on his second lap and Andrew Meirs was 56 seconds faster!
More importantly, Dan Friday had the smallest margin (1 second) to secure 1st place, followed by Dave Moore and Dave Bock (3 seconds) equal 2nd place, Brett Stevens (8 seconds) 3rd, Jem Davies (9 seconds) 4th, Mike Davies (10 seconds) 5th, Damian Grundy and Anthony Plummer (15 seconds) 6th, Trevor Arnold (34 seconds) 7th and Andrew Meirs (56 seconds) 8th. Adam Baker completed one lap with a time of 11:13 as did Will Grundy 12:08.
In terms of series points, after this race, Will Grundy leads on 277 points, 2nd is Brett Stevens on 252 points, followed by Matthew Empey on 241 points. After missing a few races during the season, Mike Davies will need to get a few good results to catch his nemesis, Brett. Mr Consistency, Dave Bock, will need to do something spectacular if he is going to get his name on the trophy again - good luck!
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One last thing...
Don't forget the Bakker Plumbing Handicap Thursday night on the new course at Jamieson. Entries to John via SMS on 0428 503 437 by 8pm tonight please.
If you'd like to join us all for the $18 pasta night at Mingo's, let Darren know on 0417 580 751.