Sid Taberlay is looking at a Commonwealth Games spot after winning the National Championships at Mt Beauty today. The Athens Olympian from Tasmania took over the lead with 2 laps to go. His berth in the team is looking positive with his performance at the World Cup races last year.
Adelaide’s Chris Jongewaard relinquished his hold on last year's jersey and finished in second spot after leading for the first four laps.
Sydney’s Josh Fleming third finish today now has selectors discussing his placement on the 3 man team for the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne in March. Fleming rode the Athens Olympics and placed second in the first selection race on the Games course in Lysterfield.
Fourth place was taken out by Queenslander, Mark Frendo who doubles up with a win in the Under 23. Frendo passed Daniel McConnell from Bruthen, Victoria when he had two flat tyres in the last lap.
Riders now line up in the 50 metre dash this evening and on Sunday the elite men, elite women and junior men will have the first National Title for the Short Track Championships. Racing starts at 2.10 pm.
Next National Series event is the final round in Mt Buller in February.