Very large fields across all grades took to the track on Tuesday night in round 4 of Dubbo Cycle Clubs summer track racing series.
Racing on the night featured the Robinson and Fuller Wheelraces which was round 2 of the 6 round wheel race series.
The men's wheelrace saw scratch markers Danny Barber, Kurt Eather, Dylan Eather and Luke Ensor work valiantly over the four laps to reign in the rest of the field, some of who started with a full lap headstart. The efforts were rewarded with Barber, Kurt Eather and Ensor finishing in first, second and third while young Dash Aubusson Foley managed to hold off the chasing field to finish in fourth.
The women's race similarly saw Hayley Fuller coming from the back to round up every other starter to win. The fast finishing Isobel Russel and Georgia Farr just held off Emily Williams and Catherine Fuller to round out the podium.
The junior wheelrace was a hard-fought affair with Cooper Farr holding off all comers to win the event. Emily Hines came from a long way back to narrowly miss the win, finishing in second.
A-grade welcomed the return of Danny Barber, Kurt Eather and Chris Couper.
The night saw some very fast racing with all riders featuring in the top 3 on the night.
Haylee Fuller is in preparation for an upcoming road campaign but was still able to find her sprinters legs to battle Chris Richards and Graeme Peadon for B-grade honours on the night.
Tuesday night was Jennifer Raines first racing of the season and it won't take long for her to find her track legs. C grade saw a resumption of the battle between mountain bikers Jason Billsborough, Catherine Fuller and Neil Diamond while Brodie Wheeler made a welcome return to the track taking out the two lap sprint. Dash Aubusson Foley and Georgia Farr shared honours in D grade.
A strong contingent of riders contested the Junior grades with Mudgee's Ada Lunney having an immediate impact by sitting atop the podium in Division 2. Emily Hines showed her racing pedigree by being far too strong in Division 1, but Lachlan Farr is quickly improving to contest these races.
Many congratulations go to Isobel Russel who sits in fourth place after the first round of the National Junior Track Series. The local Western Region Academy of Sport team, of which Russel is a part, sits in first place in the teams category.
Racing resumes next Tuesday night at Victoria Park starting at 6:30pm.