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July 23/04 7:38 am - Victoria to Host BMX World Championships, NAS-TRACK

Posted by Editoress on 07/23/04

2007 BMX World Championships in Victoria BC
Courtesy UCI

The UCI‚s Management Committee, currently meeting in Salzburg (AUT), awarded today the organisation of the UCI BMX 2007 World Championships to the Canadian city of Victoria.

Track Night in Michigan

No Brakes, No Fear... Too Much Speed!

Rochester Hills, Michigan -- Seven 2-man teams will be burning up the boards tonight, Friday, July 23, at the Velodrome at Bloomer Park in Rochester Hills as NAS-TRACK Team Racing continues into Race #5 of its Friday Night Series.

The bicycle racing begins at 7 p.m. with a schedule that includes 1 mile sprints, a miss-and-out, and the hallmark of NAS-TRACK racing, the Madison Team Races -- one 50 lap event around the 1/8th of a mile oval, the other 100 laps. Teams collect points in each event to determine the overall winner of the evening. During the Madison Team race, the most dramatic of the racing, team mates exchange places throughout the bike race about every 40 seconds to make a race that never lets up in speed or tactics.

Tonight's ticket pairs a considered "master" of the Velodrome Dave Koesel of Livonia with Andre Champoux of Ypsilanti; strong man Tony Bruley of Rochester Hills is teamed with the NAS-TRACK upstart 16-year-old Luke Cavendar of Troy. Current leader in the points Pio Apostoli of Toledo will be racing with Cullen Watkins of Royal Oak. Also paired are Canada's Taylor Martin and Jim Houston of Lake Orion, Keith Thorenson and Rob Good of Toronto, Nick Laughton of Rochester Hills and Steve Geerligs of Howell, and Steve Mlujeak of Rochester Hills and Ray Dybowski of Waterford.

NAS-TRACK Team Racing is featured on PBS-DPTV Ch. 56 at 11 p.m. Saturdays and 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Host for the show is WDFN - 1130 AM morning man Jamie Samuelson. Live racing continues next Friday, July 30 with the Championship event of the NAS-TRACK Friday Night Series. The Detroit 6 Day will be held from August 10-15 at the Velodrome at Bloomer Park.

Admission to the race is $3. Entrance to Bloomer Park is $5 per car. The park is located at the end of John R in Rochester Hills.


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