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ATRA Season Guide Photo Contest

Another photo contest you say? Duh! Photo contests rule!

The American Track Racing Association is throwing a contest for their 2012 Season Guide cover.

Track racing rules.

Racing at Dick Lane Velodrome rules.

Chris Kelly‘s photography rules.

Add it up and it’s a no brainer:

Click the photo below of local PRO Emile Abraham of AeroCat Cycling taking 1st place from Peachtree Bikes racer Steve Carrell, then ‘like’ it!

Faster Mustache at Dick Lane Velodrome’s WayPoint Systems presents ‘The Keirin’

The Keirin

The WayPoint Systems presents ‘The Keirin’ went down way back on May 14th.

This was day of solidarity and teamwork for FM:RACE.

A strong showing in all categories and the main Keirin event.

We welcomed a renewed and ever larger presence on the banks walls down in East Point.

Courtesy FrenchKheldar
Photo courtesy FrenchKheldar

Above is FM:Race recent addition Stafford Brooke. He faced off against a B field stacked with strong opposition.

In several well executed and unified advances, FM made some great attacks.

Below Chris Kelly pulls up track as Stafford and Jason Atwood complete a three man pull off the front

Jason, Stafford & Chris

Off the track the team was well represented as well with Jim Hodgson performing honorable deeds by belting out our nation’s anthem with style.

Great Singing from Jim

Another recently christend FM’er is Brian ‘Bubba T.’ Tester.

Brian really had the most savage duty of the day.

Pitted head to head against future Olympians, local PROs and current National Champions, he stomped out a solid effort competing against some of the fastest velodrome athletes in our country today.

Brian Tester

A personal highlight for me may have started below. Or at least the photo preambles the failed attempt that became my highlight of the day.

Justin Barber provided excellent coverage as I made my 110% blowout attempt off the front in the 15 Lap Win and Out.

Photo Courtesy Timothy J

In a split second, I decided to make an attack with two to go. The peloton had been going on and off and when everyone sat down I stood up. Not really considering entirely how viable my strategy would be. Thanks to Justin pushing my adversaries towards the boards and effectively slowing the whole pack down, I had way more of a chance then I ever would have had alone.

Thank you again Justin!

Photo Coutesy Carlos J

Pictured above and captured below by Colin Chappelle are two remnants of my valiant gesture.

Had I waited to sprint, the chance would have been gone but the win was just out of my reach at that distance!

Below is the day’s champ Matt Baranoski. A 17 year old track cyclist and specialist in sprint events and the keirin. Racing track since he was 6 years old at Lehigh Valley Velodrome. In just over 10 years, he has won numerous junior national championships, a medal at junior worlds and an elite national championship. And, now second time in a row, The DLV Keirin!

Matt Baranoski

More photos here and the day’s results are here. A write up of the preceding day’s Zipp Need For Speed Sprints is here.

Lastly, to convey how skullcrushingly brutal the final Keirin was, crank your measly computer speakers to 11, hit fullscreen and press play:

Thank you for a great event Jeff & co. I look for forward to years and years of Keirins at the DLV!

DLV’s 2nd Annual 2 Day Working Man’s Madison

Oscar & Joey

Experience the thrill of the two-man Madison, comparable to tag-team on bike, where teammates exchange positions into the action at 40 mph using the dangerous Madison hand sling

DLV Madison Weekend

The 2 day event will be held over a Tuesday and a Wednesday evening, May 31st and June 1st. A couple of important things to note:

* All categories will race on both nights, including D riders

* There is only one “Madison” field. All other categories will race regular individual races.

* A and B riders who are not racing the in the actual madison will be combined.

***Please read all of the information on the Working Mans Madison web page***

If you have any questions about anything:  [email protected]

Last year’s write up:  twotoneatl.com/2010/07/02/dlvs-1st-annual-2-day-working-mans-madison and more madison photos from last year’s Pro Race event, Thomsen LTD. presents The Madison here.

Working Man's Madison | Day 2

Zipp Need for Speed Sprints Recap

Alex's Affinity Kissena

Last night was the Dick Lane Velodrome Zipp Need For Speed Sprints

Pictured Above, Alex Farioletti’s Affinity Kissena all the way from Hellyer in San Jose!

Check out his tumblr!  Great racing video, training insight and taste in music.

Andy's Parlee

Above is Andy Lakatosh‘s totally killer Parlee.  oooohhhhwheeee!  Is this thing sweet.  Damn!

Pure Energy Team Bike

Below, Alexander Gil’s BT Stealth.

Always admired Australia’s Bike Technologies as some of the best looking aero carbon track frames.

Alexander's BT

Speaking of great looking aero carbon track frames, Roger Hernandez’s Serenity is shown below.

Serenity is a relativity new player in the elite track frame market putting out a great product.

As a generous supporter of our track and exhibitor at the Keirin, I got a chance to get a closer look.

More photos and highlights on these bikes being posted soon.

Roger's Serenity

On that note, there was not one but two Chameleon Marvels on the track Friday night.

Below belongs to Brian “Bubba T” Tester’s hi-vis steed sporting sponsor stickers from Loose Nuts Cycles.

Brian's Serenity

This was my first Festival competing with Faster Mustache.  A group of cyclists i have known for years.

We’re all not getting any slower and have a solid team lined up for the 2011 season.

Warming up below is Jason Atwood who road to the track with race wheels mounted behind the saddle.

More photos of that custom carrying system soon.  So practical and easy to ensure your tubulars are happy.

Jason warming up

The ‘Muscles from Miami” Alexander Gil showing off some trackie skills on his road bike between races.

Alexander Gil

The 200m TT qualifiers for the Need for Speed Sprints.

12.78 may have been my best time yet.  11.3 was just shy of his own record for Andy.

200m TT Qualifiers

A five lap repêchage earned Valentin, below left, back into the tournament to face off against Andy.

This wasn’t in the bag for the T-Town native as Dick Lane local Valentin had a few tricks up his sleeve.

Valentin and Andy

In a close sprint Valentin narrowly missed the win and Andy began his domination of the weekend.

Held it until the line!

Junior rider Brody Hartley below established his ability to spin and win early on.

Expect big things from this guy.  Blasting off the front and securing solo victories comes natural for him.

Off the front and held it!

Jon Fraley below is poised strategically in a match sprint against Andy Lakatosh.

Jon, poised to attack

And as the sun went down the track really lit up with the sprint tournament coming to epic final rounds.

The DLV

Matt Baranoski ready to strike on Alexander Gil.   In a blisteringly fast match, Matt won but fought for it.

Matt creepin on Alexander

You can see he was feeling the burn as Alexander did not give up without a fierce fight.

Feelin the burn

Next up was Jonny Serious and Alexander.  Jon narrowly missed the mark against the Miami native.

Alexander keepin an eye out

The final brought some Olympic level fireworks to East Point. 

Elite Keirin Champ Matt Baranoski on left below faced off against his teammate Andy Lakatosh.

Matt ready to attack Andy

I couldn’t imagine a faster, closer race!

These guys know each very well and would be hard pressed to surprise  each other.

With 1st place up for grabs, Matt scooped up the Sprint podium at the line in a neck and neck battle.

I’ll be posting photos and a recap from yesterday’s Keirin soon.

More Sprint photos here and the night’s results are here.

Great Racing guys!  Thank you Jeff, Pete & Co. for organizing this 2011 ATRA season highlight!

Such a close race!!!

WayPoint Systems presents ‘The Keirin’ at Dick Lane Velodrome

The Keirin at Dick Lane Velodrome is the first of three Pro Race Series events in 2011.

As last year’s write up illustrates: this will be a major blast for the competitors and especially the crowd.

If you’re not familiar with Keirin racing, it is perhaps the single most intense track event.

That is next to the Madison’s featured in the Working Man’s Madison and Pro Race Event.

Check out the Chaz using his head below last year.

Chaz 'using his head'

You don’t wanna miss this!

Racing starts at 3pm, Main Event kicks off from 6pm | $5 Spectator Entry | $10 for Families

Here’s the Startlist!

More spectator information can be found here.

Looks like kiddie Keirin rider Otto is ready to throw down the gauntlet!

Ready to Ape

And TOMORROW, Friday May 13th, 7pm:

The ZIPP Need for Speed Sprints!

This event is FREE for spectators

Big thanks to this event’s sponsors:

Dick Lane Velodrome: Wednesday Night Racing Vol. 1

This past week, Dick Lane Velodrome opened its gates for the 2011 weekly racing season. 39 riders came out to race across three categories. The first race of the night was the chariot race, which is a one lap drag race. Here is a shot of Faster Mustache rider Brian Tester sprinting to his first win of the season in the A’s Chariot Race:

Next up was the win and out, one of my favorite races. I made a move at the bell and opened up a small gap

WIn and Out Bs

however, I was edged out at the line by East Point Track Club rider Jardslau Mol. Speaking of the East Point Track Club, here is a shot of one of their new riders, Stephen Touset, riding across the line to take third in the C’s win and out.

Win and Out cs

The last races of the evening were the 5, 8, and 10 mile record attempts. While there was strong racing in all categories, no records fell. Here is Scott Patton of Fixed Gear Fever fame doing some work for the B group’s 8 mile attempt:

Record Race Bs

The weather was perfect all night long. A small but vocal crowd was out to cheer on the racers. Overall it was a a great kick off to what should be another amazing season of racing at Dick Lane Velodrome. I’ll leave you with a shot of the A’s field mixing it up in the Win and Out.

Lookout for regular race recaps and features as the season heats up!

Win and Out As

Photo credits: Colleen Jordan

The 2011 Track Season at Dick Lane Velodrome

Daniel Banks

Rolling on a freshly painted track, East Point will be the place to be as the 2011 Season gets underway.

Tonight will be the first Wednesday night race for the A, B & C Category racers.

Last night already ushered in the initial Master’s, Beginner’s & Women’s races.

Pictured above is Daniel Holt in the foreground and Bill Thomsen leading the Keirin pack below.

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Look out for Faster Mustache this season on the track.  We have an extremely strong team this year!

Feel free to submit photos, comments, racing tips etc. to be included in weekly coverage

Below, the ‘Sultan’s of Sling’ Valentin & James in the Madison!

DLV Madison Weekend

See everyone tonight at the the track! http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com

Head over the archive for more shots and highlights from last year.

Working Man's Madison | Day 2