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Friday, September 30, 2005

Final 2005 PA BAR Rankings

Place - Rider - Team - Points
1. John Cameron - Faulkner Honda Racing - 527
2. Dave Kashuba - Lehigh Wheelmen Assoc. - 472
3. Michael Koons - Tri State Velo - 371
4. Brian Smith - World Cup - 356
5. Alvaro Arnal Bike - Line of Ardmore - 316
6. Mike Carney - Faulkner Honda Racing - 282
7. Ryan Sohmer - Faulkner Honda Racing - 206

8. Justin Waynick - ERA Cycling - 203
9. Mike Whitaker - Spinners Cycling - 197
10. Colton Valentine - Drive Sports Racing - 196
18. Scott Sanderson - Faulkner Honda Racing - 135
21. Brian Rife - Faulkner Honda Racing - 120
26. Joshua Brand - Faulkner Honda Racing - 102

Place - Rider - Team - Points
1. Brian Smith - World Cup - 565
2. Matthew Spohn - White Rose Racing - 408
3. John Hartpence - Yellow Breeches Racing - 205
4. Thomas Wood - Team Cadence - 180
5. Chris McCunney - First State Velo Sport - 167
6. Stefan Miltchev - Quaker City Wheelmen - 135
7. Ray Brettle - Guys Racing - 124
8. Jesse Gydosh - Upstate Velo - 100
9. Graham Coy - Red Rose Rockets - 100
10. Joshua Brand - Faulkner Honda Racing - 98

Monday, September 26, 2005

PA BAR in the Bag & Young Gun takes Third - TWICE

The Team finished up the 2005 racing season at YUASA's Right From the Start Criterium yesterday in Reading, PA. Carney, Cameron, Josh, Rife, Alex, Ryan, and Johann took part in the day's racing, with Young Gun Josh mixing it up in both the Category 4 and the Category 3&4 races.

Josh rode a good, solid Category 4 race, remaining towards the front and out of trouble for much of the 30-lap affair. With the uphill finish coming only 150 meters from the last corner, Josh learned quickly that it was imperative to be on the front before the home stretch. He came through that last corner in 4th wheel and fought his way into third, running out of real estate before the line. Great third place though.

One race later, we all lined up for the 35-lap Category 3&4 race, including the super confident Josh. It was a good hard race with all on the team working hard on the front to string it out. First to apply pressure was Ryan, constantly attacking and chasing moves. Cameron put in several hard moves finally sneaking away with two others with 22 laps to go. The three worked together nicely, but the charging pack had too much horsepower for the move to stay away. 6 laps later, it was all back together and new attacks were coming. Again, Ryan came to the front and put the hurt on the pack followed by tough pulls by Carney. The peleton was beginning to string out in pain when a group started to form off the front. Josh was in prime position and bridged right up, quickly finding himself in the winning 6-man break. The break worked together well and chiseled out a 17-second lead with only 5 laps remaining. With constant attacks from the main pack, their lead fell to 11 seconds with 3 to go, but the break kept working and held off the field. Josh sprinted to a terrific 3rd place - his best result to date in a Category 3 race. Meanwhile, back in the shrinking pack, Carney snuck off the front with two laps to go and held it to the line for a well deserved 7th. The rest of FHR stayed safe in the chaotic sprint with Cameron taking the last money spot for 12th.

To finish off an already great day, Cameron solidified his lead in the PA Best All Around Rider Competition and earned the Trophy, PA BAR Champion Jersey, and free entry into all of next year's races. All of it made possible by the great teamwork of FHR in 2005. What a year and what a great way to finish it off...

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