Mihellis wins as C Grade take the spoils again
C Grade defied the handicapper’s odds by holding off the chasing A and B grade bunch to win the outright prize money and points for the third consecutive week in round 8 of the Real Insurance Pointscore Series. Alex Mihellis who is no stranger to Heffron Park racing on Saturday’s sprinted strongly to edge out Greg Williamson and Daniel Pinczewski. With three different C grade top five placegetters in three weeks, none of these recent victories have managed to put a dent into Luke Davison’s 11 point lead for the Series first prize of a Pinarello road bike.
Hopefully a more equitable handicap in some of the remaining 5 races will inject some much needed life in the Series which only has 2 riders, Davison and Doyle on double digit points. Lowest scoring Summer Series in the history of Heffron Park Tuesday night racing? Possibly. Perhaps a rerun of the infamous 2003 C Grade/Dempsey affair or the 2006 C Grade/Richardson affair?
Liam Kelly jumped the A grade field on the pimple and managed to stay clear to the finish line to grab the sole prize left A grade leaving Warren Doyle and Jose Rodriguez battling it out for the non paying 2nd and 3rd places. Pretty impressive effort considering all three riders are all over 40 and left a few 20something and 30something year olds in their wake.
Mike Bolt notched up his third win in B grade and has deservedly earned a start in A grade next week, which is where he should’ve been all summer. As for Dave Early in B grade? Why? Ask his mate the Handicapper.C grade looks pretty organised but its no wonder with the massive start they are gifted each week, however the racing continues to be top class across all grades, so here’s to an exciting last few weeks of another summer at Heffron.
Real Insurance Series (2012) - Round 8
1. Alex Mihellis (Sutherland)
2. Greg Williamson (Gold Coast)
3. Daniel Pinczewski (Sydney Uni)
4. Chris Atchison (Easts)
5. Keegan Aitchison (Southern Cross)
1. Liam Kelly Caravello)
2. Warren Doyle (Manly)
3. Jose Rodriguez (Nth Sydney)
1. Michael Bolt (Manly)
2. Michael O’Connor (Sutherland)
3. Mark McInnes (St George)
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