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Day 6 -Detroit 6 Day
Sink, Cook don't let it get away
Sunday 24th of August 2003

Wayne Cook jumped away from the field halfway through the last sprint in the bike race to create a gap that sprinting partner Ronnie Sink expanded, to then throw Cook back in to finish it off and win the final day of racing Sunday, August. 24 of the Detroit 6 Day, Presented by the NAS-TRACK Madison Racing League at the Velodrome at Bloomer Park.

The win was a vindication for the previous day’s racing that saw Cook and Sink, also teamed, race aggressive but goof up their timing so that a tired Cook was sprinting against a field of freshly throw in racers. That Day, the team placed overall.

The finish moved Cook up to third place among the Division AA racers and solidified Sink’s third place overall status. The winners of the entire six days of racing, the first in Detroit in more than 25 years, were Dave Koesel of Livonia and Nick Laughton of Rochester Hills. (See related story) More than 1000 spectators attended over the course of the six days.

Day 6 Results

1st Ronnie Sink, Rochester & Wayne Cook, Mt. Clemens

2nd Tony Bruley, Rochester Hills & Nick Laughton, Rochester Hills

3rd Dave Koesel, Livonia & Cullen Watkins, Royal Oak

4th Andre Champoux, Ypsilanti & Mark Freed, Mt. Pleasant

5th Pio Apostoli, Toledo & Dave Teal, Toledo

6th Rob Good, Toronto & Christopher Hughes, Rochester Hills


Division A

1st Dave Koesel, Livonia 210

2nd Tony Bruley, Rochester Hills 199

3rd Ronnie Sink, Rochester 196

4th Andre Champoux, Ypsilanti 139

5th Rob Good, Toronto Canada 110

5th Pio Apostoli, Toledo, Ohio 110

7th Terry Palmer, Macomb Twp. 73 (DNF)

8th Jon Hughes, Rochester Hills 60 (DNF)

Division AA

1st Nick Laugton, Rochester Hills 195

2nd Cullen Watkins, Royal Oak 185

3rd Wayne Cook, Mt. Clemens 166

4th Mark Freed, Mt. Pleasant 165

5th Dave Teal, Toledo, Ohio 145

6th Christopher Hughes, Roch. Hills 115

7th Michael Bauhof, Troy 81(DNF)

8th Hans Peterson, Northville 75 (DNF)