Tuesday Night Summer Racing Series
San Diego, CA - July 9 through Aug. 27, 2002
Coming into the series finale, Howard Yeh had first place overall
secured as long as he continued to score points that week. But the
battle was on for second place with Brandon Thorsten leading Carl
Yee by just four points.
The first event of the evening was a 4-Lap Snowball. Howard took
the win, which forced Carl to finish second and Brandon third.
This cut Brandon's series total to just two points over Carl.
However, in the 3-Lap Handicap, Brandon came out victorious with
Carl in second place. With this result, Carl dropped back to
four points behind Brandon overall in the series.
But also with that win, Brandon had the second-place position
overall secured since the last event was a Win & Out, barring
any unusual result. To ensure his finish, Brandon strategically
sprinted for second place in the Win & Out rather than gambling
for first place. Carl did eventually successfully outsprint
Howard for the win, but the points he gained in that race was
not enough to change his series position.
Howard Yeh won both series this year. Brandon Thorsten finished
second in the Summer Series with Carl Yee third. Among the women,
Cyndi Matsuda finished first again to also win both series this
Thank you to all for supporting the 2002 Tuesday Night Races.
Special thanks to the San Diego Velodrome Association which
continues to support our sport. Detailed results can be found on
the SDSE web site at http://www.sk8.org.