Lehigh Velodrome will host its biggest event of the track season, the Fastest Man on Wheels, on Friday evening, August 18. The race will feature some of the world's top sprinters including Australia's 2004 Athens gold medallists, Ryan Bayley and Anna Meares
Shane Perkins, the junior world champion and Chloe McPherson, junior world champion and five-time world BMX medallist will be taking to the track along with Travis Smith of the Canadian Olympic team, US national team members Giddeon Massie, Ben Barczewski, Andy Lakatosh and Pan-Am cycling champions Leandro Botasso, Sebastian Donadio, and Sebastian Alexandre of Argentina.
The night of racing will be sprint focused with time trials and qualifiers being held in the morning leaving only the top riders to compete in the evening for the title of "Fastest Man on Wheels".
Also being held on Friday night is the Lehigh Valley Velodrome's Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Great riders from the velodrome's past, Nelson Saldana, Paul Pearson, Aleric Gayfer, and multi-time world and Olympic medalist, Canadian Curt Harnett will be inducted in 2006.