Mike Walter Madison/ BRL All-Stars Preview
Friday, June 28th at Valley Preferred Cycling Center, the BRL All Stars share the spotlight with the greatest cyclists in the world on a very special night in T-Town.
The brightest stars from the Red Robin Marty Nothstein Bicycle Racing League will take the track to celebrate all they have accomplished this season. Riders from the 9-11 year old age group will compete in a 3 lap scratch, and riders from the 12-16 age group will take part in a 4 lap scratch, and there will be a 5 lap scratch open to all age groups. The night will feature an awards ceremony, as well as team introductions, and much more. Which one of these youngsters will use the lessons learned from the pros on Friday to propel themselves to Olympic greatness? You’ll have to be here to find out.
Alongside the up and comers will be the greatest track cyclists in the world. The feature event of the night is the 100 Lap Madison for the Mike Walter Trophy. A Madison involves teams of two both wearing the same jersey. For those who haven’t seen the race, each rider completes a lap and then grabs their teammate by the arm and slings them forward to propel them further along.
Tuesday night at Valley Preferred Cycling Center featured a 40 lap Madison, a warm up for the 50 and 100 lap races on Friday. The team of Luke Ockerby and Eric Workowski won the 40 lap event Tuesday. Ockerby will be paired for the first time with Austrian Andreas Graf, and Workowski will be paired with Patrick Kos of the Netherlands. Workowski may be more nervous, however, watching his daughter Emma compete in the Red Robin BRL races on Friday night.
American tandem Bobby Lea, teamed with Barry Miller is looking to win the Mike Walter Madison for the third straight year Friday. The Americans will face stiff competition from the same international riders that they have all season long. The powerful German team of Kalz and Grassman, along with the dynamic Dutch duo of Yondi Schmidt and Nick Stopler will look to unseat Lea from the Madison Throne.
Friday is also German Night at Valley Preferred Cycling Center. The night will feature a special appearance by Johan the Yodler, $3.00 Widmer Hefeweizens, and fresh German fare including German potato salad and organic bratwurst courtesy of Rodale Catering.
Pocono Raceway will be in the plaza to promote the Pocono IndyCar 400 fueled by Sunoco, and the official Chevy Camaro Pace Car will be taking a few laps around the track. Pocono Raceway will be giving out tickets to lucky fans throughout the night, so be sure to visit them in the plaza.
Friday night is a special night at Valley Preferred Cycling Center, so be sure to come out and enjoy all the action.
Stay tuned for our Friday night report which just might appear Saturday morning with all the Hefeweizens!
Dishing right round like a record, baby!