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Santa Rosa’s Standish Takes Win in Spring Cycling Series

April 8, 2006 – Ben Standish took the first victory of the year Thursday night in the first round of the Infineon Raceway Spring Cycling Series.

Santa Rosa’s Standish (Dewars Racing Team) topped Darin Divine (GS Lombardi Team, Mill Valley) and Joshua Litwack (Kentfield), who claimed second and third, respectively, in the A Race. Standish and Divine worked together to pull away from the group after tackling the brutal climb to Turn 2 on the 10-turn road course.

The A and B race covered nine laps over the 1.99-mile course, the same circuit used for the Dodge/Save Mart 350 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup event, which will take place in June.

Petaluma’s Peter Nicholson (Eastside Cycles) won the B race and Novato’s Kristin Drumm (Proman/Paradigm) took first in the women’s division. The event attracted nearly 30 cyclists.
The second event of the four-round Spring Cycling Series will take place at Infineon Raceway on Thursday, April 13. More than $5,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded throughout the Spring and Summer Series. Gates open at 5 p.m., with registration at 5:15 p.m., and the race starting at 6:15 p.m. Cost is $15 per competitor.

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Spring Cycling Series

Infineon Raceway

10-turn, 1.99-mile course

A Race (9 laps)

1. Ben Standish (Dewars Racing Team, Santa Rosa)

2. Darin Divine (GS Lombardi Team, Mill Valley)

3. Joshua Litwack (Unattached, Kentfield)

4. Paul Sumner (GS Lombardi Team, San Rafael)

5. Jason Clymer (Soulcraft Team, Novato)



B Race (9 laps)

1. Peter Nicholson (Eastside Cycles Team, Petaluma)

2. Tony Madrigal (Eastside Cycles, Sonoma)

3. Nigel Ravenhill (Eagle Cycling Club, Napa)

4. Christopher Mink (BBC Team, Richmond)

5. Mike Zakowski (Unattached, Sonoma)









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Santa Rosa’s Standish Takes Win in Spring Cycling Series

April 8, 2005 (Sonoma, Calf.) “” Ben Standish used a last-lap sprint to take the victory Thursday night in the first round of the Infineon Raceway Spring Cycling Series. Standish, who rides for Dewars Race Team, was engaged in a tight battle with Napa’s Todd Hennings (Napa Valley Velo) over the final lap, but the Santa Rosa resident rounded Turn 11 and sprinted the final 100 yards for the win by just three seconds in the A Race. Hennings took second and Santa Rosa’s Gavin Chilcott (Dewars Race Team) rounded out the top three. “The wind was a huge factor today, not so much that hill at Turn 1,” Standish said. “I just had enough in me at the end to win.”

The race covered eight laps over the 10-turn, 1.99-mile course, which is the same circuit used for the Dodge/Save Mart 350 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup event, which will take place in June. Santa Rosa’s Jonathan Lee (Eastside Cycles) won the B Race, which also covered eight laps. He was followed by Santa Rosa’s Shawn Daly and San Rafael’s Josh Litwack. The event attracted 32 cyclists.

The second round of the series returns to Infineon Raceway on Thursday, April 14. Gates open at 5 p.m., with registration at 5:30 p.m., and the race starting at 6 p.m. Cost is $10 per competitor.

Spring Cycling Series
Infineon Raceway
10-turn, 1.99-mile course

A Race (8 laps)
1. Ben Standish (Dewars Race Team, Santa Rosa)
2. Todd Hennings (Napa Valley Velo, Napa)
3. Gavin Chilcott (Dewars Race Team, Santa Rosa)
4. Josh Sneah (RHVilla.com, Larkspur)
5. Justin Lucke (Sonoma)

B Race (8 laps)
1. Jonathan Lee (Eastside Cycles, Santa Rosa)
2. Shawn Daly (Santa Rosa)
3. Josh Litwack (San Rafael)
4. Lance Newey (Bike Plus, Fair Oaks)
5. Tony Madrigal (Sonoma)








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