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2008 Detroit 6 Day

The 2008 Detroit 6 Day is now underway at The International Velodrome at Bloomer Park. Enjoy NAS-TRACK Madison racing for 6 days in a row. It's one thing to race every Friday night, but to do it for 6 days in a row is both a test of physical and mental endurance.

  • Tuesday - 7:00 p.m.

  • Wednesday - 7:00 p.m.

  • Thursday - 7:00 p.m.

  • Friday - 7:00 p.m.

  • Saturday - 6:00 p.m.

  • Sunday - 2:00 p.m.

Michigan Senior Olympics

Thursday August 14, 2008 the Michigan Senior Olympic athletes competed at The International Velodrome at Bloomer Park. 



The International Velodrome at Bloomer Park is pleased to announce that Mr. Daniele DeFranceschi has accepted the position of Elite Rider Coach.

Daniele D will be focusing on preparing our Elite Riders for the US National Championships. We have several riders preparing for Nationals - Colliegate Nats/6 riders, Junior Nats/1 rider, Master Nats/1 rider, Elite Nats/3 riders.

Our weekly schedule will be modified to accomplish all of our goals:

  • Monday 6pm - Kids Nite + New Riders 

  • Tues 10am - Srint Speed Training 

  • Tues 5:30pm - Coach Daniele D Elite Training 

  • Wed 6pm - 100 Lap Points Race & More 

  • Thurs 10am - Pursuit Speed Training 

  • Thurs 5:30 - Coach Daniele D Elite Training 

  • Friday 7pm - NAS-TRACK RACE

  • Sat 10 - New Rider/Class 101 

  • Sun 12 noon - Sprint/Kilo + Open riding

It is very satisfying to realize that the dreams of those who built this track are coming true - 8 New Young Riders 15-23yr are preparing and competing at this years Nationals. Many of these riders are new to the track THIS YEAR.

Friday July 4th 7:00 p.m.
Saturday July 5th 6:00 p.m.
Sunday July 6th 2:00
$5,000 in PRIZES

July 6, 2008 - Day 3 Final Race Report 

Elite "A" Race

Going into DAY 3 Team Euro was 6 pts ahead of Team USA Blue but going into the last 15 Mile Madison Team USA Blue moved 8pts ahead of Team Euro with Team Red only 1 lap behind. A true battle was occurring but about halfway thru the Madison Team Euro's relief rider went up to the top of the track unknowingly taking Team Teal's rider with him. They touched wheels which caused Team Euro and Team Teal to need a new wheels. Team USA Blue attacked which caused Team Euro to lose a lap. But that effort allowed Team Red to charge and take a lap on their own. Now Team USA Blue and Team Red were on even laps. Team Euro charged to regain their lap but ran out of time and Team Red couldn't find enough points to move ahead of Team USA Blue.

Throughout the 3 DAY Team Euro was most aggressive along with Team USA Blue, Team USA White and Team Red. Team USA White's rider was involved in a miss-hap during Day 2's Miss & Out and then had a wheel collapse on Day 3 which left USA White without a partner.

An amazing 3 days of racing. Hats off to Danny Heeley, Justin Williams, Adrian Hegavary, Dan Harm, Danielle DeFranceshi, Dave Byer, Dan Holloway & Ben Barsi-Rhyne. Honorable mention to Brian Crosby, Ben Dubay, Luke Cavender and Brendan Benson.

The 2008 NAS-TRACK UIV 3 DAY was undoubtedly the fastest and most exciting race ever on the INTERNATIONAL VELODROME at Bloomer Park in Rochester Hills, Michigan. THANK YOU NAS-TRACK RIDERS!




"A" Race

Team Gold and Team White battled to the end. Team Gold had the lead going into the final 10 Mile Madions but Team White made a great move trying to lap Team Gold when they got involved in a misshap. Team Gold then went on to win the final sprint and the "A" race.

Another great showing by all the NAS-TRACK RIDERS!

Interview of Dale Hughes on the International 3-Day by the Oakland Press on YouTube posted July 3, 2008.
Video is on YouTube NAS-TRACK UIV 3-Day
Pictures from the race weekend are available at: International 3-Day Pictures

Race Results




Click on this link: NAS-TRACK July 11, 2008 to see the last 6 laps of the 80 lap race (10 miles). Thanks to Nick Bayma for shooting this exciting video. 

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