18th Aug 2018 Eric Hawkins Memorial Race ResultsThanks to Troy Hawkins and his daughter Georgie for their massive support in the third year of the Eric Hawkins Memorial, to remember Troy's Dad Eric who passed away 3 years ago.
Troy has been very generous with prize money and trophies and it's always a great race. We had a small but quality field of 22 riders for the long format 75 minute race, some riders having already raced earlier at Murrarie.
A break of 9 riders formed early in the race, and maintained a small gap for quite some time. Eventually this group dropped riders one by one until finally their were four riders left Jordan Kerby, Nick Miller, Jack Bennett and Sam Volkers with a large 40 second gap. The chase group didn't look like catching them, but a massive effort in the last two laps saw Michael Bettany bridge across catching them coming onto the straight and sprinting for the win. This was a very unexpected but exciting finish to a great race.
So 'Pickles' Bettany picked up the $500 cash and trophy for first prize, with Jordan Kerby placing second and Sam Volkers third. Jack Bennett was fourth. The two primes were won by Murray McClymont and Jack Bennett. Georgie awarded Gary Ernst the special 'best dressed' award, with his flouro kit and socks.
Thanks again to Troy and family for their support and the riders for coming along.
Results for the other races are below: