DLV End of Season Party & GoldSprints
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Dick Lane Velodrome Goldsprints

Saturday night was the annual Dick Lane Velodrome End Of Season Party hosted by the Marlay House

This event is not to be missed for all the regular competitors at the track, unless you’re at Elite Nats…

BOTH of the DLV Rider of the Year recipients, Evelyn Ewing & Dan Holt were in LA representing!

Pictured above are two of Dan’s teammates: Joe Eldrige & Phil Southerland of Team Type 1.

Dick Lane Velodrome Goldsprints

DLV veteran and Marlay proprietor, Darren Comer faces off against Tyler Grahovec.

Tyler’s son Seven was proud of his dad’s victory and he also had a go.   Eye of the tiger on that kid!

Dick Lane Velodrome Goldsprints

Below is Lucius Williams, he directed The Keirin. He started racing this season and I look forward to

seeing more from him both on the track and on the big screen!

Dick Lane Velodrome Goldsprints

There were several women’s races.  Complete with cowboy boots and high heels.

Dick Lane Velodrome Goldsprints

Even one of the Marlay’s servers competed!  Pretty impressive to then dive right back into working.

Dick Lane Velodrome Goldsprints

Speaking of impressive.  The director of the track, Jeff Hopkins, after a day of cross racing,

competed against Sneaky Pete Antonvich no-handed holding a New Belgium.

Dick Lane Velodrome Goldsprints

Kept it pretty steady and almost kept up!

Dick Lane Velodrome Goldsprints

I managed a narrow 4th place against my potential 2011 teammates Chris Kelly in 3rd and…

Dick Lane Velodrome Goldsprints

Justin Barber in 2nd.  Justin knows all about narrow margins.

He and I were separated by less than a second in the GoldSprint seed round

and even more dramatic was his .4 point loss to now Points Race National Champ, Dan Holt

for the Rider of the Year award.  Justin did give reigning champ Brian Tester a run for his money

Dick Lane Velodrome Goldsprints

Talk about a Mask of pain! Brian really burned it up to defend his title belt.

Dick Lane Velodrome Goldsprints

He’ll have another chance to compete next weekend during the NACCC Goldsprint Finals!

Below is Jeff announcing Brian’s victory.

Dick Lane Velodrome Goldsprints

A post sprint highlight was the drawing for the coveted Fat Tire cruiser.  Wes Parrish rolled home on it!

Dick Lane Velodrome Goldsprints

Pictured below in black are members of FM:Race, they stomped the Team of the Year competition.

Also photographed are Joe Eldridge & Amy Frank accepting on behalf of their teammates.

In fact, around when this photo was being taken, Dan Holt won Elite Track National Points Race in LA!

Dick Lane Velodrome Goldsprints

Finally, Jeff asked everyone to lend a hand and contribute to getting the track painted.

You can donate here.

More photos from the evening are here.  Thank you again to Darren & co. for hosting & Jeff for directing!

Dick Lane Velodrome Goldsprints

This season was the best I have seen.  It was packed with highlights and heavy duty racing.

Competitors traveled to our track from far and wide. Everyone got faster and smarter.

I feel that this proposal is spot on and feel it is a great way to end the season and this post.

See everyone next year on the track and before that at Cross Races and Standard Rides!

Dick Lane Velodrome Goldsprints

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