Cedar Hill Criterium

April 12, 2015 – Madison, TN

Justin Lowe  Cat 3 – 4th place

Octavio Subia Masters (40-49)  3rd place / Cat4 (3/4)  5th place / Cat4 (4/5) 7th place

Richard Murphy Cat4 (4/5) 3rd place/ Cat4(3/4) 8th place

Randy McKinnon Masters (40-49)  4th place

Cole Davis Juniors (9-14)  3rd place

Hunter Lowrence Juniors (9-14)  11th place

Taylor Murphy Juniors (9-14)  16th place

Chris Winter also raced Cat2 representing Hub City/Lift Center Racing!

Race Report

Octavio and I raced the Cedar Hill Masters and 3/4 and Octavio also hit the 4/5 race. Cedar Hill is a great race course with 4 rollers around about a 1.5 mile loop with the last one leading into a fast downhill sprint. We had the MOAB Masters and I AM contenders along with David Carl Jones. Jones took the lead through the first couple laps at a pretty high pace and as soon as it checked up MOAB started sending guys off the front. Nothing got away for the first 30 minutes but they kept throwing out attacks and finally they went with two guys and one of there 60+ guys got away and stayed. The rest of the race was fairly together and Octavio and I stayed in good position in the top 10. The last lap went hard through the back half and I got railed off into the grass on the last hill, recovered and sprinted through the finish for 12th (4th in the 40s). Octavio got through clean and finished 6th (3rd in the 40s).

Octavio finished the Masters and immediately did the 4/5 race with Richard. Richard finished 3rd and Octavio 7th. I started the 3/4 race with almost 80. I could never get into position to move off the back and the combination corner and hill accelerations wiped me out after 7-8 laps. I rode with a MOAB guy until he quit and then I was pulled. Octavio managed to stay in the middle of the pack and finished 28th overall (5th Cat 4). Justin raced hard and stayed in good position but got pushed off the road at the sprint and rolled in with the pack.

The Juniors showed up with Cole Davis taking 3rd overall, Hunter Lowrence 11th, and Taylor Murphy 16th in the 9-14.

It was a great day of racing and Hub City Lift had some good results.

by Randy McKinnon