Dirt Crits Race 15 – 11th March 2014

Dirt Crits Race 15 – 11th  March 2014

See below for results from Bike Buller, the National MTB Championships and Mitch competing in the Oceania MTB Championships.

Junior Event
It was an evening for the boys this week at Dirt Crits. The course was very dusty with a few scrapes on the knees and elbows.
Newcomer James improved his time by 5-minutes- Great work!
We hope to see you at Riflebutts Reserve at 5:15pm next Tuesday.

Senior Event
The event was the second of the long lap races, organised by Cam Lachal.
The A lappers went well and honed their skills on a modified track courtesy of a fallen tree. Everyone raced a steady race to keep back markers at bay, while Anthony Plummer pinned it for the A grade victory.
B grade saw a good race with Keoni Brunner taking out 2nd while Ross McKinnon took out 1st.

With only three events to go in this season the points standing is closing up-
1st place-    Mike Davies    256 points
2nd place-    Anthony Plummer    246 points
3rd place-    Jai Lerch-MacKinnon and Rod Sargeant 225 points

Duty Roster
Senior event- Dave Empey and Trevor Arnold.

A heads up for next week’s senior event
Damian Grundy has offered to organise next week’s senior event.
The race will begin with a mass start, with a climb to sort out the bunch before the single track starts.
Riders will race about the same number of laps as they normally would.
Riders will be eliminated from the race as it progresses.

Dirt Critters race at MTB Nationals at Bright
It was great to see that the hard work has paid off for three of our club members at the MTB Nationals at Bright. Kian Lerch-MacKinnon raced in the U17 category, riding through the field and coming away with second place from Liam Jeffries- well done!
Foley Lachal and Mitch Greenway raced in the U19 category. Foley had a mishap at the start, which put him a far way back. He rode through the field and ended up in 5th place. Well done. Mitch finished in 2nd place behind Reece Tucknott. Congratulations Mitch!

Mitch competes in the Oceania MTB Championship in New Zealand
Mitch has travelled to New Zealand to compete in the Oceania MTB Championships at Mt Hutt, Methven (south west of Christchurch). Good luck Mitch!

Bike Buller MTB Festival
Quite a few local riders competed over the weekend at Bike Buller MTB Festival.

35km Cross Country - Craig Kappes (3rd)

50km Cross Country - Kian Lerch-MacKinnon (6th), Matt Young, (11th), Frank David (61st), Will MacDonald (148th), Anthony Plummer (149th), and Kieren Payne (211th).

Mavic Crossmax Enduro - Craig Kappes (188th), Frank David (196th)

Mt Buller Super D - Shannon Rademaker (1st), Flynn Bowker (71st)

22km Cross Country - Kian Lerch-MacKinnon (4th), Craig Kappes (43rd), Frank David (61st), Will MacDonald (148th), Anthony Plummer (149th)

For up to date results ladder - CLICK HERE