Race: Masters & Rookies/ Track
Date: August 26, 2017
Location: Trexlertown, PA
Rider: Jo Johnson
A fast field of 15 riders came out for this BAR event day. A plus was the nice weather in the 70's with not much wind. The first race was a 2K scratch, winner take all. My goal was to stay up in the front group as long as possible so I went out quick on the first lap and looked for a chance to get off but riders were too my right and it seemed too close to go up track safely so I stayed in front for the next 3 laps trying to get off but with no luck. Then I slowed just a tiny bit on the 5th lap and the group went around me but I hung on until the bell sounded and that was when the group jumped ahead of me and I accelerated and motored in best as I could.
Second race was a 15 lap Points Race with sprints every 5 laps. This time I started a bit slower in the neutral lap so I could be in the group at the start. I was able to stay with the group through the first sprint and into the second sprint at 10 laps in then began to fall off the pace and finished the last lap just off the back.
The last race was a 10 lap Snowball. The first lap winner gains one point and each successive lap winner gains an additional point with double points for winning the last lap. Figuring the gals would let me gain a point on the first lap, I went for it and did win the first lap, but they were not on me yet so, I pushed hard for the second lap and gained another 2 points for a total of 3. But now I am totally out of energy so I pull up track but decelerated so much I could not catch back on. The leader came by me and I was lapped. So now I lost my points. Next time, jump in the group and keep at least one point.
Oh, I did not mention, our max speeds reached 31.8! Flying for me. Still learning and having FUN.
2 K scratch; 15
15 lap Points: 15
10 lap Snowball: 15