The Battle continues going into Race Weekend #4. Great racing and strange weather bouncing between deep winter and spring has highlighted the 18th annual IBO spring fling. Two major snow storms mid-week put the race at question but it happened. Race #3’s dry conditions were met with chilly temps and the usual 15+ mph winds that shreaded the packs.
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Coach Whittaker (GP VeloTek) and Thomas Hall (The Wheel) broke away in the Masters race to place strongly and Hall is in the Cat ¾ runnings. Erin Shaffer (GP VeloTek) battled Lynn Wilson (Big D) for Cat ¾ women’s supremecy. New racer MK Thompson (GP VeloTek) road strongly with 2nd year racer Laura Deluttri (GP VeloTek) to liven up the Cat 4 women’s race.
Connory Rainey (GP VeloTek) continued his surprising spring with a win in the Junior 12-18 ranks. JP Larson (GP VeloTek) braved the cold temps for his first junior race of the year. Hats off to Santa Fe Trails racer John Finnigan for racing with a lot of heart in the tough conditions.
Team GP VeloTek slipped a bit in the Cat 5 race as a few new faces crowded the podium. Mark Schleihs (Team Head Strong) won his first race of the year Big D’s Joe Kleidosty placed 2nd. Remember guys it’s a point ‘s race! You can win the last lap and NOT win the race. Add up all the intermediate points and your last lap for your actual finish. We’ll post results shortly after the race and then you have 15 minutes to protest. Always sticks around and check your results.
GP’s Kevin Shaffer showed he can sprint as well as climb and Zach Double D Dubas continues his spring sprinting campaign. Team Sho-Air is making a spring push with a strong team showing and Jason Rew placed 3rd in the Cat 4/5 race.
In the Cat ¾ race Oklahoma travelers Gene Daniel and Skyler Mackey of Sound Pony added some new dynamics to racing. Gene and Garrick Velocity (GP VeloTek) broke away after the winds destroyed the pack and Connor Brown (Bike America) and Skyer pulled Coach Whittaker to the line for 3rd the last lap. Connor has a lock on the un-official most aggressive spring racer award! Does this kid ever get tired!? Keith the beast Guilford placed 4th on the day and then road well the following day at the Power Partners Perry series
Michael Smith showed his versatility by winning the Cat 2/3 race. Mike races cross and road equally as well. Gene Daniel (Sound Pony) was all that stood in the way of a Cycle City sweep of the IBO Spring Fling Cat 2/3 race. Every week Cycle City Racing becomes more dominate in the IBO Spring Fling race.
Shop owner Joe Fox was forced to skip this Spring Fling but his team road as strongly as ever. Not only does Joe race but his shop is 1st year sponsor of the IBO Spring Fling.
See ya this Saturday!
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