Carnegie Caulfield Juniors capped off a great National Track Series finale at the Adelaide Super Drome with a clear overall Teams Classification Points Victory for the first time. The CCCC juniors were able to extend their points lead in Adelaide with consistent racing through boys and girls categories over the final 2 days of racing. During the racing the kids had pleasure of meeting and also chatting to Anna Meares which was high light given Anna’s great profile in cycling.

Max Leiner continued his absolute dominance of the U15 boys with a clear 262 points to 147 points win over Dylan Eather of NSW (WRAS-1). Max provided one of the rides of the series by lapping the field on his own to win the elimination final on day 2 in Adelaide, he will certainly be contesting for medals at the upcoming Junior Nationals in Sydney next month.

Our U17 boys continued their run of form in Adelaide with Ben Foster and Bill Simpson always up in the placings. Josh Heather was the big improver in Adelaide scoring some great placings throughout the 2 days of racing. Our 3 under 17 boys always entertained the crowds and were always in the points showing good form leading in to the Championships and hopeful State selection this month.

Also in the Under 15 boys Campbell McEwen and James Polities continued to improve and gain valuable race skills throughout the NJTS rounds and always gave 100%. Both boys made finals and Campbell impressed with some good top 10 placings in the elimination finals.

In the Under 15 girls Alyssa Polities and Lucinda Stewart were always in the mix getting points and placings through the rounds. Lucinda came home strong in Adelaide winning the final elimination race to finish 2nd overall in the U15 girls. Alyssa capped of great series to finish 7th overall in crack National field.

Well done to all the juniors that competed throughout the rounds and thanks always to Hilton Clarke for guidance and coaching to get the kids into a winning position. Thanks must also go to  CCCC committee for the continued support of the junior programs. 

Jeff Stewart