CYCLING | Wheeler and Ensor show their class in men's madison at Dubbo

END OF TRACK SEASON: Dubbo Cycle Club members gather for the final track event of the series and the second annual Newcastle Men's Madison event. Photo: CONTRIBUTED
END OF TRACK SEASON: Dubbo Cycle Club members gather for the final track event of the series and the second annual Newcastle Men's Madison event. Photo: CONTRIBUTED

Darrell Wheeler and Luke Ensor were the winners of the second annual Newcastle Permanent Men’s Madison, as Julie Farr and Haylee Fuller combined to take out the Women’s Madison event at Dubbo Cycle Club’s final track night of the season on Tuesday.

World Champion Wheeler and State Madison winner Ensor showed their class in taking out the Men’s Newcastle Permanent 60-lap Madison, with the pair producing persistent attacks and well-timed sprints on the points laps to score the second annual Madison crown, which was contested in high winds and trying conditions.

Second placegetters Mitch Hines and Sam Fitzgerald were the only team not to lose a lap in the 60-lap event, with the team of Dylan Eather and Zac Fuller in third and Danny Barber and Trent Hines finishing in fourth.

Fuller set the tone for the Women’s Newcastle Permanent 30-lap Madison from the outset, attacking from the starters whistle and making her opponents chase her and team mate Farr down and despite the efforts of the other teams, the pair were able to keep the bunch at bay for the majority of the event to take out the Women’s Madison title.

The team of Jennifer Raines and Michelle Fuller finished second with Helen Hines and Zara Fuller combining for third placing.

In the final Dubbo City Toyota Track Series events for the season, Ellie Reynen took out both junior development races over Holly New and Mackenzie Murphy, as Lachie Farr scored in the junior division two scratch race over Hamish Murphy.

Isabelle Russell and Dash Foley shared the two junior division one victories, with Lachie Farr taking out the combined junior division one and two feature race over Foley, Emily Hines and Joe O’Brien. Helen Hines won the D-grade scratch race over Michelle Fuller and Julie Farr, as Trent Hines took out the C-grade scratch race ahead of Zara Fuller and Brodie Wheeler.

Dylan Eather grabbed Tim Hines on the line to take out the A-grade scratch race with Danny Barber in third, while Sam Fitzgerald scored in the B-grade scratch race over Darrell Wheeler and Jen Raines.

The annual track presentation night on Saturday March 24 and it will also include a reunion for riders past and present, as well as an auction to raise funds for the club’s junior development program.

The evening will take place at Club Dubbo from 6pm and limited tickets are available from 123tix.com.au.

The first round of road racing starts Saturday March 24.