Frank Kean wins A Grade at Armstrong
Armstrong Graded Scratch
Sunday 8th November 2009
As in recent
again a small number of riders fronted for the Armstrong
graded scratch races, held over 7 laps of an undulating
fourth and fifth laps all included a hill climb and
a flat sprint points, with the first in each taking
out 3 points, second getting 2 points and third 1
riders Alan Barnett, Frank Kean, Dean Hayward and
visiting Bendigo rider Rick McIntosh set off in the
near 30 degree heat, using the first 2 laps to loosen
up before the action started.
used his hill climbing ability to take out all the
hill climbs, but Rick McIntosh took out several sprints,
and also tried to break clear several times, but
was hauled back in on each occasion.
final lap, Frank Kean broke clear soon after the
turn, and gradually pulled away to win the final
sprint and the race by a clear margin.
The B grade
riders Meg Parnaby, Peter Mayo, Peter Parnaby, Tony
Lloyd and Les Power, took it easy for the first 2
laps, then Peter Parnaby took the first hill climb,
as well as all the rest.
were a mixed affair, with Peter Mayo taking out two,
Tony Lloyd one and with Les Power always not far
away. After the final two laps, Tony Lloyd set off
for the charge to the line, providing the perfect
lead out for Peter Parnaby, who won the sprint from
Peter Mayo. Parnaby also took out the B grade event
on points as well.