The 2004 Super Skate Weekend was a great success. The event was run June 11th and 12th.

The stages for the event were:

Stage 1: Prologue (1600m TT)
Stage 2: Road stage (10,000m TT)
Stage 3: Sprint stage (200m pack sprint)
Stage 4: Track stage (20 minutes plus two laps)

 

The 1600m TT is a test of anaerobic power with four laps of a 400m asphalt track. The conditions were good and we saw some fast times. This years times were generally faster then the times last year with many competitors setting new personal records. The winning time was a new track record for the distance. The depth of competition was evident with three people setting average speeds above 20mph.

1600m results: Series classification
   1.  Mark Farnsworth (2:38 - 22.8mph)
   2.  Kendra Hudson (2:57 - 20.3mph)
   3.  Bret Blair (2:59 - 20.1mph)
   4.  Ken More (3.00 - 20.0mph)
   5.  Marc Siegel (3:05 - 19.5mph)
   6.  Mark Sibert (3:07 - 19.3mph)
   7.  (TIE) Larry Murphy (3:11 - 18.8mph)
        (TIE) Dave Wysochanski (3:11 - 18.8mph)
   8.  Dane Warsas (3:12 - 18.8mph)
   9.  Garth Zoller (3:17 - 18.3mph)
  10. Tom Welsch (3:26 - 17.5mph)
  11. Melinda Box (3:50 - 15.7mph)
   1.  Mark Farnsworth (1 point)
   2.  Kendra Hudson (2 points)
   3.  Bret Blair (3 points)
   4.  Ken Moore (4 points)
   5.  Marc Siegel (5 points)
   6.  Mark Sibert (6 points)
   7.  (TIE) Larry Murphy (7 points)
        (TIE) Dave Wysochanski (7 points)
   8.  Dane Warsas (8 points)
   9.  Garth Zoller (9 points)
  10. Tom Welsch (10 points)
  11. Melinda Box (11 points)

 

 

The 10,000m road time trial was a brutal battle with hills and headwinds the entire course. The last mile painful mile is uphill on the "stairway to heaven" section of the course.

10,000m results: Series classification
   1.  Mark Farnsworth (19:29)
   2.  Kendra Hudson (21:25)
   3.  Dave Wysochanski (22:54)
   4.  Dane Warjas (23:00)
   5.  Mark Sibert (23:29)
   6.  Bret Blair (23:49)
   7.  Ken Moore (24:02)
   8.  Marc Siegel (26:27)
   9.  Tom Welsch (29:38)
  10. Melinda Box (30:09)
  11. (TIE) Garth Zoller (DNS)
        (TIE) Larry Murphy (DNS)
   1.  Mark Farnsworth (2 points)
   2.  Kendra Hudson (4 points)
   3.  Bret Blair (9 points)
   4.  Dave Wysochanski (10 points)
   5.  Ken Moore (11 points)
   6.  Mark Sibert (11 points)
   7.  Dane Warsas (12 points)
   8.  Marc Siegel (13 points)
   9.  Larry Murphy (18 points)
  10. (TIE) Garth Zoller (19 points)
        (TIE) Tom Welsch (19 points)
  11. Melinda Box (21 points)

 

The 200m sprint is a test of quickness and pure speed. Bret Blair from Charlotte impressed everyone with a powerful start and was able to just barely hold on for a victory over Mark Farnsworth and Mark Siegel. With Bret's outstanding performance, he moved into second in the overall points competition. Ken Moore's great performance in the sprint moved him to tie Dave Wysochanski for fourth position in the overall with Marc Siegel, Mark Siebert, and Dane Warjas all in close competition.

200m results: Series classification
   1.  Bret Blair
   2.  Mark Farnsworth
   3.  Marc Siegel
   4.  Ken Moore
   5.  Dave Wysochanski
   6.  Mark Sibert
   7.  Kendra Hudson
   8.  Dane Warjas
   9.  Larry Murphy
  10. Tom Welch
  11. Melinda Box
  12. Garth Zoller (DNS)
   1.  Mark Farnsworth (4 points)
   2.  Bret Blair (10 points)
   3.  Kendra Hudson (11 points)
   4.  (TIE) Dave Wysochanski (15 points)
        (TIE) Ken Moore (15 points)
   5.  Marc Siegel (16 points)
   6.  Mark Sibert (17 points)
   7.  Dane Warjas (20 points)
   8.  Larry Murphy (27 points)
   9.  Tom Welch (29 points)
  10. Garth Zoller (31 points)
  11. Melinda Box (32 points)

 

The final event of the series was the 20 minute track race. Kendra Hudson and Mark Farnsworth went into the race with a tactical plan to help them move Kendra up in the series after the disappointment of the sprint performance. Placement in the 20 minute race would create the final tie breaker to clear up the overall results.

The race started with various attacks early on until a major breakaway was established with Mark Farnsworth and Larry Murphy. Despite Kendra Hudson's efforts at blocking the early break was chased down and the pack was together once again. Kendra and Mark took turns attacking with Ken Moore working hard to shadow the two of them. When the second major breakaway got clear with about 12 minutes of race time left on the clock Dane Warjas started a strong chase. For the next several laps, Dane worked a solo to chase after Kendra Hudson and Mark Farnsworth.

In the final few minutes of the race Dave Wysochanski launched a well timed tactical attack after spending most of the race hiding in the protection of the pack. Mark Sibert was caught off guard when the attack was launched so his response was delayed. The final lap saw Mark Farnsworth solo in for the win followed by Kendra Hudson. After spending more then ten minutes in a solo chase Dane Warjas was caught near the line by Dave Wysochanski. Mark Sibert lead the rest of the main pack in to the finish.

20 minute results: Series classification
   1.  Mark Farnsworth
   2.  Kendra Hudson
   3.  Dave Wysochanski
   4.  Dane Warjas
   5.  Mark Sibert
   6.  Bret Blair
   7.  Ken Moore
   8.  Marc Siegel
   9.  Larry Murphy
  10. Tom Welsch
  11. Melinda Box
  12. Garth Zoller (DNS)
   1.  Mark Farnsworth (5 points)
   2.  Kendra Hudson (13 points)
   3.  Bret Blair (16 points)
   4.  Dave Wysochanski (17 points)
   5.  Mark Sibert (22 points)
   6.  Ken Moore (22 points)
   7.  Dane Warjas (24 points)
   8.  Marc Siegel (24 points)
   9.  Larry Murphy (36 points)
  10. Tom Welsch (39 points)
  11. Melinda Box (42 points)
  12. Garth Zoller (43 points)

 

Special thanks to Brian from Wilmington for helping with the results.