Junior under 19 rider Nick Blakiston was in good form to win two events on his first night of racing this season at Athletic Park on Monday evening.
The open grade events started off with Blakiston taking out the 500m and 1000m scratch events from Gerard van Antwerpen and Graham Henderson respectively. Van Antwerpen was also consistent to win the 8000m scratch from Blakiston, and was second to Ray Dunstan in the 1600m handicap event.
The junior under 17 grade ‘A’ grade events were dominated by Dylan Vile and Ethan batt who took three first and second places respectively. The same result happened in the junior under 17 ‘B’ grade with Veli van Rensburg winning over Shaun Woods in each event.
Open grade- 1000m R/S, N Blakiston 1, G van Antwerpen 2, G Henderson 3. 500m R/S, N Blakiston 1, G van Antwerpen 2, G Henderson 3, 37.94s. 1600m handicap, R Dunstan (30m) 1, G van Antwerpen (scr) 2, N Batt (30m) 3, 2m 13.42s. 8000m R/S, G van Antwerpen 1, N Blakiston 2, R Dunstan 3, 11m 49.95s. Junior under 17 grade- ‘A’ grade, 500m scratch, D Vile 1, E Batt 2, C Caughey 3, 41.03s. 1600m handicap, D Vile 1, E Batt 2, G Catterick 3. Miss and Out, D Vile 1, E Batt 2, G Catterick 3. ‘B’ grade, 500m scratch, V van Rensburg 1, S Woods 2, J Westend 3. 1600m handicap, V van Rensburg 1, S Woods 2, J Greer 3. Miss and Out, V van Rensburg 1, S Woods 2, C Guillemot 3.
Results: 19th November, Open grade, 1000m R/S, G Herkt 1, G van Antwerpen 3, R Dunstan 3, 1m 19.76s. 500m R/S, G Herkt 1, M Wells 2, G van Antwerpen 3, 36.25s. Points Race, G van Antwerpen 11pt 1, G Herkt 10pt 2, R Dunstan 5pt 3. 8000m R/S, G Van Antwerpen 1, N Batt 2, G Herkt 3, 11m 14.38s.
Junior under 17 grade, ‘A’ grade, 500m hcp, C Caughey 1, E Batt 2, E Wells 3, 42.85s. 800m hcp, T Westend 1, E Batt 2, E Brydon 3, 1m 01.78s. Miss and Out, T Westend 1, E Batt 2, G Catterick 3. ‘B’ grade, 800m hcp, S Morgan 1, V van Rensburg 2, J Westend 3, 1m 09.66s. 500m hcp, C Guillemot 1, S Morgan 2, H Kennington 3. Miss and Out, J Westend 1, S Woods 2, V van Rensburg 3.