BEAVERTON -- Alpenrose Velodrome's spring and summer schedule of racing spun into action Thursday night with blistering laps around the track for individual kilos and 500-meter events.
Fast Twitch Fridays starts tonight at 6:30 p.m. with flying 200-meter sprints. Fridays are all about the top-end speed and G-forces, featuring match sprints and motor-paced keirin racing, plus an omnium for beginner men and women. The Tuesday night series starting in June caters to masters and juniors.
The first mass-start racing will take place Saturday at The 4th Annual Erik Kautzky Memorial Track Race. Nine categories of juniors, masters, men and women will compete in a full menu of events, including scratch races, points races, miss-and-out and more.
Thursday night races in May will focus on time trials and then move on to pursuits and eventually mass-start racing. At the May 7 event, Per Bjesse rode the fastest kilo of the night with a 1:10.98. Gentle Lovers' Steven Beardsley was second at 1:12.48. Team Beer's Zak Kovalcik rode a 1:14.32. Amelia Bjesse-Puffin claimed the fastest 500 meters for the Senior Women, clocking a 40.32. VeloBella's Andrea Fisk came in at 40.6, and Jen Featheringill (Bike Central) was third with a time of 40.88.
Erik Kautzky Track Race info:
- Saturday, May 9
- Registration starts at 9 a.m., racing starts at 10 a.m.
- Kiddie Kilo is FREE and starts at 10 a.m.
(Training wheels and 3-wheelers are welcome).
- Estimated event finish time between 2-3 p.m.
- Approximately 30 separate races.
Thursday, May 7, Results:
1 Cartwright, Liza (BBC) 47.1
1 Hughes-Godfrey, Lynn (Bike Central) 43.67
2 Windus, Debra (Finnegan's) 49.29
3 Mautner, Meg (Bike Central) 49.81
Women Cat 3/500
1 Hook, Camille (Brihop) 45.02
2 Graham, Fiona (Specialized/River City) 47.05
Women Cat 4/500
1 Knoblock, Anna (Bike Central) 44.16
2 Larson, Elena (Therapeutic Assoc.) 47.4
1 Bjesse-Puffin, Amelia 40.32
2 Fisk, Andrea (VeloBella) 40.6
3 Featheringill, Jen (Bike Central) 40.88
4 Charboneau, Emily (Brihop) 42.77
5 VanValkenburg, Heather (Landrover-ORBEA) 43.65
1 Prettyman, Joe (BBC) 40.28
2 Stretch, Jerome 44
3 McElroy, Grant (BBC) 45.81
1 Birman, Dan BBC 1:18.56
Masters Men 60+/500
1 Magnus, Ron (Fred Meyer) 44.47
2 Forbes, John (Fred Meyer) 46.26
3 Traa, Einar (Portland Velo) 49.75
Masters Men 50+/500
1 Brown, Steve (MAC) 39.59
2 Provencher, Darell (Team Rose City) 39.67
3 Burney, Robert (MAC) 41.32
1 Huff, Bob Half Fast Velo 1:24.89
1 Tardif, Adam 1:23.57
2 Charboneau, Clayton (Brihop Track) 1:27.47
3 Trigg, Jesse 1:29.58
1 Copperwaite, David (Team Oregon) 1:19.21
2 Bigwood, Robert (Portland Velo) 1:20.95
3 Spahr, Trevor (Ironclad Performance Wear) 1:21.35
1 Mensher, Daniel (Gentle Lovers) 1:17.37
2 Kim, John (BBC) 1:17.41
3 Emoff, Brent (Brihop Track) 1:21.64
1 Bjesse, Per 1:10.98
2 Beardsley, Steven (Gentle Lovers) 1:12.48
3 Kovalcik, Zak (Team Beer) 1:14.32
4 Frechen, Nathan (Team Beer) 1:16.62
5 Harrison, Rambo (BBC) 1:17.14