With near perfect racing conditions with light winds and sunshine the 96 teams that took to the track at Casey Fields on Saturday for Round 3 of the Victorian HPV Series, were up for a fun filled and fast paced 6 hours ahead of them.
*In order to be eligible for winning a series category a team must be entered in all three rounds in the Victorian HPV Series in 2014 including February’s Round 1, 6 hour race at Casey Fields, Round 2’s 24 hour race at Wonthaggi in March and the most recent race and final round in October at Casey Fields.
With the largest field on the day with an impressive 41 entrants, it was Overtaker from Frankston Primary School who took out the junior secondary class. The team made it inside the top 20 overall with 95 laps. Only 1 lap behind them were second place getter Miss Janey from Maiden Gully Primary School also on 95 laps and team-mates Ziptar on 84 laps. *Series winners were Shooting Star from St Margaret’s and Berwick Grammar School.
Girton Grammar School’s Intrepid (106 laps) won by an impressive 12 laps from team Horton of Drouin Secondary College on 94 laps. Emerald District Education Centre’s (EDEC) finished third place on 90 laps, Gaffa from Victory Christian College finishing on 86 laps in fourth place.
Special mention to first timers from Beaconhills College who finished eighth in this category and impressive 51st out of 96 entrants overall, a highly commended results for their first race. Horton from Drouin Secondary College took out the series win in the middle secondary class.
With only two entrants in the senior secondary class, it was Emerald District Education Centre’s (EDEC) took out first place and the series win on 106 laps, 12 laps separating them from second place getter Kenny from St Joseph’s College on 94 laps.
With 20 entrants in the senior secondary field Woodleigh School’s Asphalt Melter snagged the win on the day, two laps clear of St Margaret’s and Berwick Grammar School’s (SMS/BGS) team Zeus. Asphalt Melter finished on 113 laps for the day placing them 9th overall.
Third place getter was Evo from Kingswood College finishing on 103 laps. However, Zeus took out the series win having participated in all three events across the series.
Ceto from St Margaret’s and Berwick Grammar School took out the win and overall series in their category finishing on 94 laps. 25 laps behind them on 69 laps were second place getter Singed from Koo Wee Rup Secondary College.
Pacemakers from EDEC took out Veteran class and the overall series win finishing on 104 laps, second place getter were Beaconsfield Veterans finishing on 99 laps, 7 laps behind them were The Ugly from Beaconsfield Upper Primary School on 92 laps.
Predator from Instinct Racing finished on 128 laps taking out first place ahead of Head Bangin’ Billy Goats from Payne’s Team who finished on 114 laps. Third place getter were Thank-you from Braymac Fabrications also finishing on 114 laps. It was Predator from Instinct Racing who took out the series win across the three rounds.
Trump Trikes rider Cameron Platt commented on his teams win “What a way to finish of the season. Finishing first on the day and winning the 2014 Victorian HPV Series. It’s been a fantastic year for the boys and I and I can’t wait until for 2015”
With only three entrants it was a constant battle and change of leader lap after lap between Trump Trikes from Platt Racing and Whipstick from Wattle Racing but in the end it was Trump Trikes that were victorious winning 5 laps clear on 131 laps and taking out both the overall win on the day and the series. Third place getter was Trisled 1 from Trisled finishing on 116 laps.
Casey Cardinia HPV and Cycling Club President, Nathan Boon, commented:
Boon and his committee are to be thanked for their time, organisation and efforts over the weekend. Well done to a well run and organised event for all riders, teams and spectators involved.
Victorian HPV Series will continue in 2015 and full dates will be confirmed shortly.