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Elite track nationals, Sunday

Here’s a photo gallery of the Sunday races from elite track nationals. Click on the photo and it will take you to the gallery on SmugMug.

This is one of my favorites of the day — T.J. Mathieson racing the kilo.


LAVRA upgrade races

Andrew King and Mikael Weitze battled it out several times Saturday. Each race was very close. King won this sprint.

Portrait of Christopher Reed at the rail.

Big women’s field for a change.

Adams Avenue in the lead. Some riders came up from San Diego to race.

Ryan Barrett leads the group.


LAVRA Friday night races and sprint exhibition

Community racers and elite riders from Team USA and Team Canada competed recently at Velo Sports Center in Carson. The elites put on a sprint exhibition for the spectators. When the results are posted, here’s where they will be.

Gillian Carleton

Jennifer Valente vs. Tela Crane

Jennifer Valente wins heat against Tela Crane.

Nate Koch vs. Sam Milroy

Gavin Hoover

Giddeon Massey beats T.J. Mathieson


LAVRA Winter Classic

Here are some of my favorite photos from the Los Angeles Velodrome Racing Assn.’s Winter Classic.

First shot of the day.

Looks like some bumping is going on here.

This is World Famous Johnny Walsh, involved in the aforesaid bumping..

Tara McCormick

Kate Wilson

A rider congratulates Kevin Schiller on his win.

Jay Wolkof


Best Race Faces of 2011

Here are some of my favorite photos of pain and determination from last year. Many are from Elite Track Nationals at the Home Depot Center Velodrome, where the intensity was amped up more than any other race of the season. Other photos are from Master’s States in San Diego, LAVRA and juniors races at the HDC Velodrome, and the Encino Velodrome.

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LAVRA Upgrade Race, July 23, Los Angeles Velodrome

Here are a couple of my favorite photos from the Los Angeles Velodrome Racing Assn.’s upgrade race Saturday.

The light was especially bad for shooting–it was even dimmer than usual. I was shooting wide open–24mm at ISO 2000.

The complete set of photos is at http://patbenson.smugmug.com/

Here’s Ryan Schneider.

Here’s Chris Reed from my club, the Pasadena Athletic Assn.