Race: Masters Track National Championships
Location: Rock Hill, SC
Rider: Jo Johnson
The rain came down the prior night just before our scheduled time to race. The ground in the infield was flooded but only our feet got soaked. The night’s schedule was rescheduled for the next day so my last race, the 40 lap Points race would be run about 9:30 the next morning.
Temps began to rise and it was definitely a hot 94 degree, humid day. The group of 55+ age group women started off fast. I stayed with the group through the first quarter of the laps and even led a lap before missing the catch back into the group. Then I began pacing to catch the group and picked up one rider and then another. Half lap pacing began but we just missed catching the group. In the end, leading a lap, not finishing last, and not being lapped is improvement over last year.
Points Race: 1st
Best All Round Rider, women, 70-74