Exciting evening of racing at Trinity Park
- Credit: Archant
The third night of racing at Trinity Park, in the 2013 Suffolk Cycle Racing Series, once again saw a huge number of entrants take part in an exciting event
Weather conditions suggested a sunny evening’s racing lay ahead, but the rain came down after the first lap of the main race to make conditions difficult.
The popular 30-minute Go Race was limited to 70 riders and was won by Rod Hills, ahead of Ben Rayment in second and Jason Taylor in third.
The full range of riders could be seen in the Go Race, including those who are aspiring to move up in the series to the next level, and those who were taking part in their first competitive race, getting a first taste of road racing.
Racing at the same time as the Go Race were the youth girls in the under-14s event.
That race was won by Issy Wickens from Sophie Holmes, while the under-16 boys race was won by Mitch Powell.
The youth boys’ under-14s race was won by Bob Longstaff, ahead of Ollie Pick in second.
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Elsewhere, Abbie Thorrington again showed her strength and experience, winning the women’s race for the second week running from Ipswich Bicycle Club’s Tanya Griffiths.
The main feature race started in dry conditions but, within a lap, the circuit was wet from a downpour.
That made it slippery and many of the riders were cautious on the many corners that feature on the circuit.
The fourth categories were caught on the last quarter of the last lap by the field.
Lewis Stevens managed to hold off the very strong and consistent Hugo Robinson of Ipswich with Liam Gentry, who is a big fan of the hard Trinity Park course and loves it even more if it is raining, in third.
A mention for Chris Parks of Ipswich who, against strong opposition, rounded off the top ten and this was arguably his best result for several seasons.
The fourth race evening is tonight at Trinity Park.
Coaching for juniors is at 6pm followed by the Go Race at 6.55pm and the feature E/1/2/3/4/and women’s race which starts at 7.30 pm.