Shanks in form for track series

22/07/2019 Posted by admin

JUNIOR development rider Mason Shanks continues to improve on the track and was rewarded with two strong wins during the Dubbo City Toyota Track Racing Series on Tuesday night.
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Shanks was able to upstage Ella Mann, Hamish Murphy, Zoe and Darcy Shanks in two of the three events, while Murphy was the winner of the third junior development race.

Tiny tots and super tots riders Jed and Ellie Reynen, Cooper Farr, Connor Billsborough and Mackenzie Murphy rode safe and fast in their events and continue to improve their skills.

Tom Williamson, Emily Hines and Will Gilbert scored wins in the junior development two races, with Isabelle Russell taking out three wins in the junior division one events, while her brother Louis also recorded a win. Jennifer Raines (four lap handicap and four lap scratch race), Helen Hines (two lap handicap) and Sarah Gordon (five lap scratch race) were the winners of the D-grade events, with Haydon Carroll finishing with two placings.

Simone Grounds, who is a former state and national champion, took out the C-grade four lap handicap, five lap scratch race and six lap scratch race, while Lachie Clark won the two lap handicap, with Joe Shanks, Haylee Fuller, Catherine Fuller and Grounds all finishing on the minor steps of the podium.

Sydney-based rider Ashlee Jones took out the B-grade two and four lap handicaps, while Sam Fitzgerald won both the six and ten lap scratch races, with Dylan Eather, David Gerrish, Justin Brooks, Jones and Fitzgerald finishing in the minor placings.

Kurt Eather was in ominous form, taking out three A-grade races (eight lap scratch, four lap handicap and 20 lap scratch) as Mick Ticehurst shot clear to win the two lap handicap, with Jason Farr, Chris Couper, Adam Mitchell and Tim Hines scored podium placings.

A large group of Dubbo Cycle Club riders took to Dunc Gray Velodrome in Bass Hill this week for some special training sessions in preparation for a number of upcoming events.

The home of track cycling at the Sydney Olympics in 2000, Dunc Gray Velodrome, will play host to the upcoming under-15 and 17 NSW Junior State Track Championships, the Clarence Street Cup and the NSW Masters State Track Championships.The Dubbo Track Open and under 9 to 13 NSW Junior State Championships are fast approaching and will be held at Victoria Park No.1 Oval February 11-12.

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