Loveday Handicap
12th Apr, 2015
Loveday Handicap April 12th 2015

1st Matthew Benson (fastest Time)
2nd Shane Pitman
3rd Lee Stevens
4th Lee Rasheed
5th Glen O'Brien
6th Gordon Pipe
7th Clayton Bond
8th Sue Lahainer
9th Peter Weston
10th Angelo Ylia
1th Gordon Lawton
12th Tyler Stevens

Conditions were fantastic for the 12 eager riders of varying ability, age & gender turned up to race!
On limit was Peter Weston & Sue Lahainer. Next off was Gordon Pipe, Angelo Ylia & Glen Obrien departing at the 3minute mark. At 5 minutes Lee Rasheed took off on his own, only after missing his own start by 25 seconds! At the 9 minute mark we had 2 groups with Gordon Lawton, Clayton Bond (first time road racer) & Tyler Stevens (accompanied by his grandfather Roy) would have to complete 3 laps without being caught! The other group to depart was Lee Stevens & Shane Pitman who had the full 4 laps to complete. The last to set off was Colby Jachmann & Matt Benson riding off at 13minutes.
Sue Lahainer & Peter Weston were picked up by Gordon Pipe, Angelo Ylia & Glen Obrien. They were all together when Lee Rasheed, Lee Stevens & Shane Pitman gathered them up. This was on the 3rd lap & just before Matt Benson who had disposed of Colby caught the whole group! The group stayed together for a short period before Matt Benson made his way to the front & attacked. The group splintered immediately with only Shane Pitman & Lee Stevens to get onto Mattís wheel. However Gordon Lawton & new comer Clayton Bond were still out in front. They had disposed of Tyler Stevens earlier.
Matt Benson in blistering form dragged Pitman & Stevens along & proceeded to catch & dispose of Gordon Lawton & Clayton bond with about 1/3 lap to go! Now in the lead Benson just had to leave enough in the tank to take care of Pitman & Stevens. Unfortunately Stevens got caught on the last corner  by giving way to a car which was the correct & safest decision. Benson & Pitman rode away with Benson riding the legs off of Pitman to take a great win. Matt averaged 39.5kmh on his own, wow!