Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st of March saw Round 2 of Jet Couriers Victorian HPV Series head down to the Bass Coast in Wonthaggi in the ultimate test of endurance. Teams raced against the clock for 24 hours completing laps around the 1.4 kilometre street circuit in all weather conditions in order to collect points for the overall race and series win.
*Open Junior category consists of 100% male participants from years 5-7
Open Junior: Police from Beaconsfield Upper Primary School finished on 285 laps. Runner up place getters were Pearled from Caufield Grammar (Wheelers Hill) finishing on 453 laps and third place DCEBT from Damascus College on 371 laps. Design and Construction Winner: Police – Beaconsfield Upper Primary School.
Junior Secondary: Miss Janey from Maiden Gully Primary School finished strongly on 301 laps, ahead of their own teammates Ziptar finishing 15 laps behind them on 286 laps. Third place getters were Storm from Beaconsfield Primary School finishing on 248 laps. Design and Construction Winner: Fire – Beaconsfield Upper Primary School.
Middle Secondary: A very close finish between the top two place getters in this class but it was Chrysaor from St Margaret’s and Berwick Grammar School (SMS/BGS) finishing on 481 laps only two laps clear of runner up place getters Care Factor from Eaglehawk Secondary College finishing on 479 laps. Third place getters were Ceto from SMS/BGS on 437 laps. Design and Construction Winner: Ceto – St Margaret’s and Berwick Grammar School.
Senior Secondary: Gremlins from EDEC HPV Team were victorious for the second time this season and finished on 487 laps. Runner up place getters were The Bearded Man from Bendigo Senior Secondary College on 453 laps. Third place went to Senior Wizard from Wonthaggi Secondary College on 354 laps. Design and Construction Winner: Senior Wizard – Wonthaggi Secondary College.
Open Secondary:The Bearded Lady from Bendigo Senior Secondary College took the category win on 571 laps, and 23 laps clear of runner up place getters Perzeus from SMS/BGS who finished on 548 laps. A Little Too Aero from Woodleigh School came in at third place in class finishing on 540 laps. Design and Construction Winner: Speed Demons – Mt Eliza Secondary College.
Open Female: The girls from SMS/BGS with team Pegasus took the win ahead of EDEC HPV Team’s Dark Horses after a mechanical problem keeping the girls off the track for 90 minutes managing 481 and 381 laps respectively. Third place getters went to DCEBT from Damascus College finishing on 371 laps.
Design and Construction Winner: Pegasus – St Margaret’s and Berwick Grammar School.
Open Community: A battle between the top 3 place getters for most of the race. Nighthawk from MR Recumbents finished first and took the overall round win on 645 laps an impressive 10 lap victory from runner up place getters Toothless from Wattle Racing finishing on 635 laps and third place getters The Hubbards from Trisled on 631 laps. Design and Construction Winner: The Hubbards – Trisled.
Mixed Community: To be eligible to enter this class teams had to have a minimum of 2 female riders. Improvement Nooted from Trisled stole the category win on 569 laps, only 7 laps ahead of runner up place getters Fire Breathing Rubber Duckies from EDEC HPV Team on 562 laps. She’s The Man from Wattle Racing took out third place finishing on 513 laps. Design and Construction Winner: She’s The Man – Wattle Racing.
Veterans: Scorpius from SMS/BGS who took out the class win on 494 laps, runner up place getters Ambulance from Beaconsfield Upper Primary School finished on 468 laps and third place getters Electra from SMS/BGS finishing on 249 laps. Design and Construction Winner: Ambulance – Beaconsfield Upper Primary School.
Other award winners:
Fastest Lap: Nighthawk – MR Recumbents (1:57:043)
Trisled Encouragement Award: Dinky Dots – Mt Eliza Secondary College
Lew Arthur Award: The Hubbards – Trisled
Round 3 the series heads to Knox for the annual Knox Grand Prix held on Sunday, April 24th with entries now open!
Photos from Round 2 can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.970443859729730.1073741848.310058165768306&type=3
All series information and documents can be found at: http://cchpvcc.org.au/?page_id=1161