Mid-way through Colt’s Neck Connor, Ryan (in need of a new jersey) and Lewis prepare to launch Graham…

with Graham ahead of the field with Filip Capala chasing an early two-up break…Connor (far left) sprints to 2nd in the field, 6th overall

CRCAJrDev’s largest showing this season happened at Colt’s Neck, NJ this Sunday, May 6th. With a team of five in a 20-odd strong junior field CRCAJrDev should have been able to control the field, but early inattentiveness allowed a two-man break to slip off the front. The guys went off in pursuit a little too late, but in the mel?e of repeat attacks, Graham Lang was able to escape with Filip Capala (Capala Bros.) and nearly brought the break back. Capala beat Graham to the line for 3rd while Connor Sallee was edged into 6th place bt field sprint winner Dan Sullivan (Metra-Ideal Tile). Still, with all 5 riders in the top ten overall it was not a bad showing.
Ryan had this to say at the end of the day: “It was great racing with the team today! We rode smart….controlled the pack when needed…and made the other guys hurt more than they thought they would have to…Great teamwork all around!! It was a pleasure, I look foward to an amazing season! I’m sure, with this group, we have the ability, and talent to achieve many, if not all our goals.”

Saturday Lewis Almonte and Khary Ward took on Jiminy Peak where Lewis finished 11th and Khary 23rd. For Lewis it was a slightly disappointing result, last year he took 6th in this event with an equally competitive field. Khary, however, is making large improvments in his form. The 190pd Ward was not suited for this course, but managed to cut his loses finishing fourteen minutes down on the winner.
CRCAJrDev Director Sportif Craig Cook was too busy getting popped off the back of the Pro 1-2 race at Jiminy and thus unable to provide photo documentation of the day.

Colt’s Neck Line-up: Ryan, Lewis, Evan, Connor and Graham. photos courtesy of S.Sallee