December 28, 2012 (Burnaby, B.C.) – The Superior Glass 4 Day presented by Wolfe Auto Group opened tonight 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 midway 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.
In the women’s Madison, it was the Canadian National team duo of Gillian Carleton and Steph Roorda who won all of 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 narrowly led by L.A.’s young James Hilyer over John Wood and Mike Buckosky.
Racing resumes Friday, December 28 at 6:30 p.m. Included in the night’s program is the Sprint Challenge with National Team rider Scott Mulder taking on five individual riders over the course of the night. Saturday night will have Columbia playing live featuring their stadium rock sounds, and the final day, Sunday, December 30, will have Farrar racing the Canadian Women’s Team Pursuit squad in a 3km pursuit battle for supremacy. Full details at www.burnabyvelodrome.ca