By Geoff Cuckson
The Gippsland Track Championships were held last Friday in conjunction with the annual Show Eve Carnival. Although fields were not large the racing was an excellent spectacle with Warragul’s youngsters performing very well. Wayne Kestle took out the junior Under 19 championship with victories in the scratch and sprint events with Nobelius being a close up second in each for overall second. Brett Williams and Cuckson also performed well with Brett just missing third overall after narrowly going down to Sale’s Chris Ray in the Individual Time Trial.
Ben Fleming continued his improvement to finish second to Leongatha’s Steven West in the under 17 championship and Scott Keeble took out third place after a faster time trial than his opponent Sharon Bishop. Among other events, Nobelius took out the six lap open handicap from Kestle and Cuckson, and Hinting gave a great showing in the under 17 sprint final. He finished just behind three very talented city riders after a bold attempt to steal the race in the last lap.