DANNY Barber has maintained his overall lead in the under-17 men’s division of the National Junior Track Series (NJTS) after another strong performance at Sydney’s Dunc Gray Velodrome over the weekend.
Dubbo Cycle Club riders Mitch Hines, Trent Hines, Isabelle Russell, Zara Fuller, Haylee Fuller and Barber and Eather contested the second round of the NJTS and again performed well in their respective divisions. Barber remains on top of the under-17 men’s division though his lead has been cut by club mate Eather whom consolidated second position overall ahead of the Victorian pair of Max Leiner (third) and Alex Jones (fourth).
Trent Hines (under-15 men’s) and Zara Fuller (under-17 women’s) performed well in their divisions, with Fuller finishing second in her divisions elimination race, while Haylee Fuller notched up some podium placings in the under-17 women’s events. Mitch Hines recorded a third placing in the under-17 men’s elimination race and now sits in 13th position overall, while Barber and Eather were a consistent feature on the podium throughout the event, including a tough win in the Madison. Round three off the NJTS will take place at the Anna Meares Velodrome in Brisbane December 1-2.
Ellie Reynen (junior), Haylee Fuller (women’s) and Dylan Eather (men’s) were the winners of the second round of the wheelrace series. Reynen took out the junior wheelrace with a gritty win over Jess Fuller, Hamish Murphy, Jarryd Fuller and Cooper Farr.
Scratch marker Fuller rode a perfectly timed race to reel in the field and record a determined win in the women’s Active Solar and Gas wheelrace, edging past Cat Fuller for victory, with Michelle Fuller, Lauren Fuller and Jen Barnes rounding out the placings.
Looming storms ended Tuesday nights racing prematurely, but not before some entertaining racing took place across all grades. Erin New, Jed Reynen, Jasmine Fuller and Jimmy O’Brien were impressive during the tiny tots events, as Mackenzie Murphy and Holly New rode strongly in the junior development races. Jarryd Fuller recorded two victories from two events in the junior division two races, as did Imogen Fuller who maintains her impressive form in the junior division one events, however, she is being closely marked by Makayla Fuller, Imogen Fuller, Jess Fuller and Lachie and Georgia Farr. Joe O’Brien and Michelle Fuller split the D-grade victories, as did Cat Fuller and Jason Canobie in the C-grade events, while Sam Fitzgerald (B-graded) and Kurt Eather (A-grade) won both events in their respective divisions.