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Winter short Track Race 1 Report

The Winter short track series take place every year and are a great series to have some fun and test your early season fitness on the bike. This is a 5 race series that takes place at Renaissance park in Charlotte NC. Its a fun and fast 3/4 mile circuit with banked turns and a good gravel road climb out. Turnout is always very high for the event and it's put on by Neal Boyd and his group at Charlotte Sports Timing. The races are divided into age groups and classes ranging from beginner classes all the way up to expert. The Team had a great start to the Charlotte Winter Short Track series with both Chris Wieczorek and Bonnie Kleffman taking the wins in the expert men and womens classes.  Kelly Hudson in Super sport men and Dave Williams and Patrick McFeeley in Masters men also all earned podium spots!

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Chis had this to say about his big win.

"My race went well considering I was sick most of the week. I was feeling really wiped by Thursday/Friday when I finally got back on the bike and was worried about being able to hit it hard. I did a few efforts on Thursday/Friday and felt really bad and taxed, dizzy, etc....so I basically rested and kept hydrated with Nuun and home made juices the rest of the week. I did a typical warm up but didn't do any sprinting. I decided to just sit in and match any reasonable moves and try to stay conservative, I was worried I'd fall flat at any time. Once the race got going I was happy to find out that most attacks from the other riders were not too bad and my engine was rested enough to hold a strong steady pace. I didn't put in any big moves I just rode a bit harder near the end. Luckily that was enough to take the win!"

The rest of the team also had some great results for early in the season, and just goes to show that Winter Training at TotalCyclist can pay off!

Chris Wieczorek 1st Expert Men
Bonnie Kleffman 1st Expert Women
Kelly Hudson 3rd Super Sport Men
Terry Slifer 4th Super Sport Men
Dave Williams 2nd Masters Men
Patrick McFeeley 3rd Masters Men
Kevin Brown 6th SingleSpeed
Mike Tam 6th Sport 19-39
Brian Hester 10th Sport 40+
Jim Heckman 12th Sport 40+

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Great job everyone and thanks to our sponsors for all your great support!!

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