December 29/12 8:45 am - Superior Glass 4 Day - Reports & results for Days 1 & 2
Posted by Editoress on 12/29/12
The Superior Glass 4 Day presented by Wolfe Auto Group opened Thursday night with the Motor City Madman, Martin Vecchio, making an emphatic statement in the feature 100 lap points race by lapping the field solo at the mid way mark. With this result Vecchio is atop the leader board, equal on points at 30 with Garmin-Sharp’s Tyler Farrar. Farrar was consistent on night one with a second in the Scratch, where he was bested by young gun Kyle Buckosky, third in the feature Points race and a win in the Elimination. Buckosky is in third overall with 24 points.
Tyler Farrar - photo Oran Kelly
In the women’s Madison it was the Canadian National team dup of Gillian Carleton and Steph Roorda who won all the sprints to lead after night one. Claire Cameron of Vancouver and Erin Glover from Portland combined to take second, with the young duo of Kinley Gibson and Maggie Coles-Lyster in third after night one. All teams are on the same lap.
In the supporting races Gillian Ellsay leads Coles-Lyster in the Youth women’s Omnium, with Robynne Shannon in third. In the C group, Stephan Butchart leads Spencer Mulder and Ephraim Soira. The B’s are being lead by LA’s young James Hilyer narrowly over John Wood and Mike Buckosky.
Day 1 results
Racing resumed on Friday at 6:30 pm. Included in the nights program was the Sprint Challenge with National Team rider Scott Mulder taking on five individual riders over the course of the night.
The Motor City Madman Martin Vecchio won the feature again, taking sole possession of top spot in overall Pro/Elite standing. Carleton and Roorda dominated Madison again and Scott Mulder went 5 for 5 in Sprint exhibition.
Martin Vecchio, 26, from Detroit, Michigan, was known to be a decent rider and had some credentials coming into the Superior Glass 4 Day presented by Wolfe Auto Group, but he has show over the two nights of racing so far that he is the dominant force in the race. Vecchio took the feature 120 lap Points race by lapping the field with three others.
It was an impressive ride from young local Kyle Buckosky who took second and was forced to bridge half a lap solo up to Vecchio, Dylan Davies and Emile de Rosnay, whereupon the four then lapped the field. The results also saw Garmin Sharp rider Tyler Farrar miss the crucial move and drop into a tie for third in the overall with deRosnay.
2012 Olympic bronze medallist Gillian Carleton and Pan Am Games gold medallist Steph Roorda again dominated the women’s Madison, by taking a lap and winning all the sprints. Claire Cameron and Erin “Gumdrop” Glover were the only team able to stay equal on laps, with the young duo of Kinley Gibson and Maggie Coles-Lyster hanging onto third a lap down as the other teams nip at their heels.
Scott Mulder had to contend with five different fast men in a sprint exhibition. He faced Andrew Grant and Albert Dunford in succession, then after a break it was Edward Reid and Jamie Shankland. Those four were dispatched, but not without some difficulty as a re-ride was necessary with Shankland due to a lane violation. Finally it all came down to a one man ride off against fastest challenger Kelyn Akuna. In the end, Mulder proved too much, vanquishing all challengers.
There was also some impressive racing in the B’s, C’s and Youth Men, with James Hilyer, Stephen Hilyer and Logan Simonson continuing to lead their categories respectively.
Day 2 results
Racing resumes Saturday night with live band Columbia ( www.columbiaband.com ) entertaining. See full details at www.burnabyvelodrome.ca
Report courtesy Jeremy Storie