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Can-Am-Que Challenge

January 22, 2006 – What a great night of track racing at the Forest City Velodrome. The Velodrome hosted an event that had riders cheering for each other, the Velo-kids had a deadheat in a Pursuit, the Madison was won on the final corner and all the riders got along and had a blast.

In the Challenge section of the program, the competition was a battle over 3 events during the evening. Junior racer from Quebec Lawrence Laroux set fast time in the Flying lap with 2 Ontario riders finishing 2nd and 3rd. their accumulated time was enough to take the top honours in the first event, Quebec was second and the US came in a close 3rd.

The second challenge event was the Olympic Sprint race, 9 teams were entered with the Ontario Team of Piers Davidge, Rob Good, and Keith Thoranson clocking in at 33.80 seconds. The US team from Michigan, Junior Matt Rose, Bob Ackers and Terry Palmer were second with team Quebec being edged out by just over a second for 3rd.

The final event of the challenge, the Kierin pitted 2 riders from each Team in a single event final …. no qualifying just a 8 lap dash for Glory. As the Pacer came off the track with 3.5 laps to go Ontario’s Keith Thoranson, jumped the field to open a gap. With 1.5 laps to go out of nowhere Laroux the Junior from Quebec came across to get on the wheel of the speedy Thoranson. In a blink of a eye, with 1 lap to go, Laroux attacked Thoranson, who had dumped his legs on the backstretch in an attempt to hold off the very quick Canadian Junior Sprint Champion. Laroux came out the winner in the finally, however his win was not enough for the Quebec team to past the Ontario Team for the Can-Am-Que Challenge.

Racing continues next weekend with the Forest City Six-Day Bike race. Racing begins at 7pm Friday & Saturday nights, the Sunday event will begin at 2pm. The London Track League will also be racing each night of the Six-Day. Adult Admission is $10.00, Seniors $5.00, Kids are FREE.

Flying Lap
1. Laurence Laroux 8.53
2. Keith Thorarison 8.63
3. Terry Palmer 8.93
4. Dave Byer 9.21
5. Dave St James 9.25
6. Garnet Abbey 9.27
7. Jeff Schiller 9.35
8. Mike Angiers 9.51
9. Rob Akers 9.75
10. Rene Kosko 9.75
11. Justin Knotzke 9.93
12. Philippe Raymond 9.93
13. Damion Kurzuwaiki 9.93
14. Frank Mesi 9.96
15. Matt Rose 10.07
16. Blake Dailey 11.22
17. Todd Scheske 11.39
18. Kristen Worley 12.53

Flying Lap- Velo Kids
1. Paul Orphan 12.76
2. Amberley Berman 12.85
3. Norbert Salamon 13.00
4. Connor Haycock 13.90


Scratch Race

Group A (15 laps)
1. Eric Robertson
2. Keith Thorarison
3. Dave St James
4. Garnet Abbey
5. Todd Scheske
6. Dave Byer
7. Terry Palmer
8. Philippe Raymond
9. Piers Davidge

Group B(15 laps)
1. Pat Shea
2. Chris Vlemmix
3. Rob Akers
4. Ian Whenham
5. Simon Dearing
6. Justin Knotzke
. Mike Angiers
. Matt Rose
. Disco dave Haycock

Group C
1. Jeff Schiller
2. Damion Kurzuwaiki
3. Brian Kelly
4. Rene Kosko
5. Ryan Crawford
6. Taylor Hogan
7. Blake Dailey
8. Dave Berman

Handicap Race
1. Alex Fournier
2. Connor Haycock
3. Norbert Salamon
4. Amberley Berman
5. Kirsten Worley

Team Sprints – 3 Man

1. Keith Thorarison/ Rob Good/ Piers Davidge 33.8
2. Matt Rose/ Terry Palmer/ Rob Akers 34.42
3. Eric Robertson/ Damion Kurzuwaiki/ Jeff Schiller 34.94
4. Garnet Abbey/ Simon Dearing/ Brian Kelly 35.5
5. Laurence Laroux/ Ian Whenham/ Rene Kosko 35.59
6. Todd Scheske/ Taylor Hogan/ Frank Mesi 35.9
7. Dave St James/ Dave Byer/ Pat Shea 36.3
8. Chris Vlemmix/ Disco Haycock/ Ryan Crawford 36.65


Scratch Race

Group A (30 laps)
1. Eric Robertson
2. Dave Byer
3. Keith Thorarison
4. Todd Scheske
5. Dave St James
6. Terry Palmer
7. Philippe Raymond
8. Piers Davidge

Group B (20 laps)
1. Damion Kurzuwaiki
2. Jeff Schiller
3. Pat Shea
4. Justin Knotzke
5. Mike Angiers
6. Frank Mesi
7. Matt Rose
8. Terry Palmer
9. Chris Vlemmix

Group C (12 laps)
1. Alex Fournier
2. Ryan Crawford
3. Frank Mesi
4. Brian Kelly
5. Blake Dailey

Kieren
1. Laurence Laroux
2. Keith Thorarison
3. Todd Scheske
4. Terry Palmer
5. Dave Byer
6. Ian Whenham

Pursuit Race – Velo Kids
1. Paul Orphan
2. Amberley Berman


Pursuit Race – Velo Kids
1. Norbert Salamon
2. Connor Haycock

Madison

1. Eric Robertson/Piers Davidge 7 Pts
2. Garnet Abbey/Rob Good 5 Pts
3. Dave St James/Dave Byer 3 Pts
4. Keith Thorarison/Philippe Raymond 1 PT

Challenge Events

Flying Lap
1. Ontario 17.84
2. Quebec 18.13
3. USA 18.65

Team Sprint
1. Ontario 3 Pts
2. USA 1 Pts
3. Quebec 1 Pt

Kieren
1. Quebec 3 Pts
2. Ontario 1 Pts
3. USA 1 Pt

Final Standing
1. Ontario 8 Pts
2. Quebec 6 Pts
3. USA 4 Pts





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