Here's the scene of the crime.....team headquarters on the road. This day we were treated to a BBQ and beer tapper from Frank a tradition at the night race even if frank is taking the season off.
Benoit Dubuisson getting a good start at the men's 45 B race. He would finish 12th out of 60 starters ahead of team mates Alan Bennett and Michael Schaller.
Janel Lodge was the first to get on the podium with a 4th place in the women's master 35 race. In the elite race Ellen Sherrill would race to 7th, Katie Jay Melina 8th and Sarah Kerlin 9th. Following were Mary Ellen Ash and Natasha Perry. Much of our women's squad have been having a mid season break and this was the first race back. Mark Howland was our lone entrant in the men's master A category and finished 8th.In the open B category Matt Garcia suffered a few mechanicals and had to run in the last 1/2 lap.
Later the lights came on for the final race, the men's A event. We had five riders in this group: Aaron Bradford, Scott Chapin, Andrew Giuliano, Aaron Odell and Bend Dodge. There were some fast riders in the group but our team got the first and second place-winning this race for the third year in a row. Aaron Bradford and Scott Chapin managed to ride away from the entire field, led by Ben Jaques-Mayne. They did this on their single speeds, showing that there was nobody who knew this course better .Aaron won from a 4rth row start and Scott animated the entire race inspite of a hard fall on the barriers early in the race.
Be sure and check the Pilarcitos site for other results in the coming days. Special thanks go out to Frank Kalcic for the BBQ, Benoit Dubuisson for the excellent cheese course, all the folks who brought food and to our newest sponsors: Pro Gold bike lube and wash and Buckler Embrocation.