Tuesday 22 October - Dirt Crits Race 3

Dirt Crits Race 3- 22nd October 2013

The third event of the Dirt Crits Spring/Summer series was held at Riflebutts Reserve MTB Park on Tuesday 22nd October.

Junior Event Twelve riders started the junior event. Ellie Parks and Flynn Harding were two new `Come and Try it´ riders. The event ended up being a close finish with Jonty Vaivars improving his time from last week and finishing 1st in 16.53, Kody Appleton 2nd in 16.56 and Flynn Harding 3rd in 17.02. Race registration next Tuesday is at 5:15pm for a 5:30pm start.

Senior Event The Mansfield Mount Buller Cycling Club had many riders representing it over the weekend at the Elevation series at Barjarg, THULE 24Hr MTB race at Bright and the Victorian Enduro Series- Race 6 at Beaconsfield. As a result, there would have been some tired legs on the course. However, that didn´t seem to dampen the riders´ enthusiasm. Three new riders tried out in the senior event- Dylan Harding, Brandon Smith and Nick Watson- Well done boys! This week, after some deliberation, the handicapper chose to put the three fastest riders, Mitch Greenway, Kian Lerch-MacKinnon and Foley Lachal, off the same handicap, with April Lachal starting off at the same time. This resulted in a close start, and if Kian´s chain hadn´t slipped, it would have been an even closer affair entering the single track. Mitch and Kian worked well together during the race, pulling away from Foley, who was having mechanical issues. Special mention needs to go to Brett Stevens who continues to improve each week. Results- 1st Dylan Harding in a time of 30:45 over 4 laps ($30 gift voucher to Alpine Butchery)2nd Noah Lachal a time of 28:44 over 3 laps 3rd Matthew Empey in a time of 32:01 over 3 laps

The current points standing for races 1, 2 and 3 are as follows- 1st place- Justin Sargeant- 78 points2nd place- Noah Lachal- 77 points3rd place- Anthony Plummer- 71 points See you next Tuesday for registration at 5:45pm and the event starts at 6:00pm (course 1).

Race Fees 3-12 years old $2 per week, 13+ years old - $4 per week.

Memberships - Once a rider has participated in three `Come and Try it events´, they´ll either need to join the cycling club, or it will cost $20 each week for a day licence. 3-12 years old - Dirtmaster competition licence $30 annually (includes MTBA and MMBCC Club fee) 13-18 years old - Junior competition licence $86 annually (includes MTBA and MMBCC Club fee) 19+ years old - Senior competition licence $130 annually (includes MTBA and MMBCC Club fee)

To find out more about MTBA memberships click the link- http://www.mtba.asn.au/join, or alternatively ask Kate, Katie or Jason for more information about joining.

Duty RosterSenior event- Trevor Arnold and Kieren Payne.