Round Two of the UniSA’s 2014 Australian HPV Super Series was held at Victoria Park in Adelaide last weekend 14 – 15 June. Around 183 teams from throughout South Australia and interstate took to the track to compete in a 6-hour endurance race.
The weather proved a challenge with a wet and foggy start as teams started to assemble into grid positions, however the rain remained present in regular short and light intervals throughout the race.
As the hours passed, some of the teams found the large field a challenge and crashes were a regular sight for other riders and spectators at Victoria Park. Many vehicles and teams performed better than their previous outing in Round 1 and have bigger goals set for Round 3 in July.
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As the results go…
Category One Primary Schools, was a highly competitive and contested race right down to the final lap. In the end it was Highgate Hot Rod from Highgate Primary School finishing only five laps clear of second place, taking it two wins from two races already in 2014. But the real battle was between second and third where it was Crafter’s Primary School’s The Edge that finished a mere 1.5 seconds in front of third place Murrayville’s Community College Hot M both teams finishing on 130 laps.
Category Two Junior Secondary, field was won by Pembroke School’s Eric The Bee on 160 laps, only 3 laps behind them was Aberfoyle Hub R-7 School’s APHS Raging Hubcaps finishing 6 laps clear of third place getters Loxton High School’s Little Blurry on 151 laps.
Category Three Senior Secondary, field was taken out by a Victorian team from Emerald District Education Centre (EDEC) a known team in Victorian races was the Fire Breathing Rubber Duckies taking our category three on 182 laps maintaining a consistent lead over Xavier College’s Green Edge on 171 laps, and third place getters Pembroke School’s Brian on 168 laps.
Category Four the Community Field, probably the most competitive field throughout the weekend; was taken out by another Victorian Team Platt Racing from Trump Trikes stole the win on 202 laps, only 3 laps clear of fellow Victorians Team 1 from Trisled Racing. Third place getters were taken out by Norwood Morialta High School’s Focus on 191 laps.
A special congratulations to Platt Racing rider, Cameron Platt, who clocked the fastest lap on the weekend with an impressive time of 1:27:7 on lap 171! That’s an average speed of 55.57 Km/h – which is pretty mega.
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A big thank-you to the Australian International Pedal Prix Committee over in South Australia who ran a smooth, safe, enjoyable event. The committee hopes to see more teams back for Round 3 on July 26th and 27th followed by a 6 hour event on 16th and 17th of August held in Bussleton, Western Australia and the final round a 24 hour race held in Murray Bridge on 20 – 21st September to wrap up the 2014 Australian HPV Super Series.