Race: Masters & Rookies Track Races, Track
Date: June 17, 2017
Location: Trexlertown, PA
Rider(s): Jo Johnson
A few sprinkles of rain did not dampen the races. A small field of women started the first race, an elimination race. The 3 youngsters took off right away and I was not really into it yet so out I came. Then a change in plans as the other women decided to race with the Cat 4 men. I was asked to go along as well. This will be a new experience. The next race with the men was a Miss & Out. Same result for me as before as I was not quite ready for the faster pace right away. Now for the 3rd race of the day, a 10 lap Tempo Points with the winner of each lap gaining points. This time I would push the pace up in front for a few laps then drop to the back and get back into the group. This was good practice and alot of fun. Finished in the group. According to the rules, I qualified for the B Feature which was a 18 lap Scratch Race, winner take all. I tried a different tactic to practice so I went out front chasing one of the gals and a fellow came with me. We traded half laps for about 4 laps before the main group was almost on us. I went up track just before the group caught us and got back in the group, went around then up track and came back to the group again. Then finally caught the middle of the pack to come across the line. Valuable experience gained this day.
Result: 4th Omnium