MISCHIEF BREW POINTS RACE
Kicking off the CSA Super Series for 2019 is the now-traditional first round Vic Park crit - but with a twist! A great opportunity to blow out the cobwebs of a winter spent indoors and get back in a racing frame of mind.
While it seems novel to have a Points Race on a Criterium course and not on the Track, it's guaranteed to make life difficult for Team Managers as they try to work out how to best play their cards in an unfamiliar race format. Some might target early sprints in order to get some points on the board, others might hope that the younger teams might tire themselves out, leaving room for the more experienced teams to clean up in the last few sprints. It will be interesting to see if the peloton allows a break to get away, and for how long before they decide enough is enough. 10 laps out the front by yourself, timed properly, could be enough to win the race if a few other sprints go your way!
The racing will kick off in the morning, with the fastest racing occurring over lunch time. Based at Victoria park and using the "Short Course" you'll have the perfect opportunity to sit down, enjoy the hospitality on offer, and watch some exciting finishes. Note program subject to change, please confirm closer to the event date.
|U9||9:00:00||15 Minutes + 2 laps CRITERIUM|
|U11||9:01:00||15 Minutes + 2 laps CRITERIUM|
|Junior C||9:20:00||15 Minutes + 2 laps CRITERIUM|
|Junior B||9:25:00||20 Minutes + 2 Laps CRITERIUM|
|Junior A||9:55:00||25 Minutes + 2 Laps CRITERIUM|
|Masters Cat 2/Men Cat 3||10:30:00||6 Sprints (24 Laps) Points Race||6|
|Women Cat 2||11:20:00||5 Sprints (20 Laps) Points Race||6|
|Men Cat 2||12:05:00||6 Sprints (24 Laps) Points Race||6|
|Masters Cat 1||1:10:00||8 Sprints (32 Laps) Points Race||6|
|Women Cat 1||2:10:00||8 Sprints (32 Laps) Points Race||6|
|Men Cat 1||3:10:00||10 Sprints (40 Laps) Points Race||6|
VIC PARK SHORT COURSE
Parking is available on Wakefield Rd (both sides!) and in the off-street car parks to the East of the track, accessible from Fullarton Rd.
FOOD AND DRINK
Victoria Park is home to multiple cafes, so there's no shortage of coffee! If it's a Mischief Brew cold brew you're after, well, you might just have to get yourself on the podium!
Kiosk on 16
A favourite with the early-morning weekday crowd, Kiosk on 16 has a fun, relaxed atmosphere in their outdoor seating area complete with toys and games for kids and adults alike. Perfect for ducking away from the race for a moment to get your bearings again!
The Velo Precinct
Nestled right under the grandstand, the Velo Precinct is just as comfortable serving you a full breakfast, a deli-style lunch or just giving the kids somewhere to play while you grab a juice.
Gang Gang Co
A first for us, we've invited Gang Gang to serve up some delicious burgers for the afternoon! Make sure you bring some pocket money and an empty stomach if you're planning on hanging out and watching the afternoon's racing - once you see someone walk past with one of these tasty burgers you'll make any excuse to go and get one for yourself!