Round 3 and the final round of the 2012 Casey-Bass Coast Series was held on Saturday 12th May. With earlier forecasts of westerly winds, scattered showers and possible hail it was the beginning of a familiar setting at Casey Fields in Cranbourne. However, the rain and hail held off and all were set for another eventful day of racing.

As with the previous event in Wonthaggi, Sam Toft has put together a great YouTube clip that captures the spirit of the event:

As for the results…

In the Junior Secondary class proved a second for win for Maiden Gully Primary school’s Ziptar 14 laps ahead of second place Overtaker from Frankston Primary School. But, it was Tooradin Primary School’s Red Rocket who battled it out right up to the end up of the race with St Margaret’s and Berwick Grammar School’s Andromeda and took out the series win.

Middle Secondary class riders again rode to their full potential battling out for the win of the class and the series win. But, again Alberto Christian College’s Alberto snatched the win by 9 laps from rivals Emerald District Education Centre’s, Fire Breathing Rubber Duckies and SMS/BGS, Scorpius. However, it was EDEC’s Fire Breathing Rubber Duckies that took out the series win in 2012.

The Senior Secondary class again ran a very close race with EDEC’s Zavanz coming in only 1 lap behind in the round behind Mt Eliza’s Delicious. However, it was EDEC’s Zavanz that stole the series win ahead of Mt Eliza Secondary College.

Open Female only had 2 entries both from SMS/BGS who battled it out for the round and series title. But it was the school’s top female team Ceto that finished 22 laps ahead of team-mates from Cassiopea and also taking out the open female series title.

Open Secondary ran a close race between Woodleigh’s Helter Skelter and SMS/BGS’s all boy team Zeus. Both teams rode an incredible race and finished with the smallest of margins with Woodleigh taking the win by 1 lap. However, Zeus took out the series win!

Community and Veteran Community covered 23 entries from both sections with some incredible riding from both categories. Tru Blu from Tru Blu racing again led from start to finish and only finished 4 laps head of rivals Aurora and took out the series win with 129 laps for the round.

Veteran community class winners Shagged from Maiden Gully Primay School finished with 102 laps and EDEC’s Pace Makers took the series win with winning 2 out 3 rounds of Casey-Bass Coast Series this year.

Congratulations must go to all the riders who participated in the event and the series.

A massive thank-you must go to the marshals, officials, schools, parents, and teachers who without all of them the day would not have been possible.

Hopefully you will be back next year here at Casey for Round 1 of the Casey-Bass Coast series.

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