Sydney gets New Year carnivals

As Tasmania prepares for its traditional Christmas track carnivals, Sydney is gearing up for a 'triple crown' track festival of its own. Local promoter and commentator sans pairs, Paul Craft, has organised three nights of track racing to take place on January 1, 2 and 3, 2009 in various Sydney suburbs.

Having secured sponsorship from Peter Bundy Cycles, Avico Electronics and Bont Cycling Shoes, a night of racing will take place at Tempe (Jan 1), Lidcombe (Jan 2) and Dunc Gray (Jan 3) velodromes respectively. Riders can enter for $20 per event or $45 for all three nights.

Craft, who also organises the popular Race All Winter series in Sydney, is renowned for his innovative race formats, developed using the far reaches of his immense imagination. Racing will start at 6pm at each event and cater for four grades, including women. Each night's program includes the following:

Round 1: Warm up scratch
Round 2: Graded wheel race (points double)
Round 3: Sprint event '1 lap screamer'
Round 4: Endurance race - 'Winners Race'
Round 5: A Grade Madison, B, C and Women Miss'n'Out

Series prize money includes a minimum $1500 in sponsors' product and $1000 cash.

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