Report by Francis Curro
The first race of the Element Road Series kicked off at the Tom Lowry Memorial Weekend with Craig Wiggins and Rebecca Mackey going home winners.
Wiggins had an outstanding weekend in Collie winning both the criterium and taking the men’s road race, which was hosted by the Collie Cycle Club.
Mackey took out the women’s race ahead of Emily Mascaro and was second in the Saturday criterium to Natalie Britz.
Mackey now sits top of the women’s overall A grade leaderboard with Britz second.
It was another strong weekend of racing for the Wiggins family with Craig’s sisters Danica, Emily and Faye all scoring maximum points across the weekend.
Youngsters James Ismail and Jaiden Lanigan sit first and second in men’s B respectively.
Kristie Moore and Caroline Crow are both tied on top of the standings for women’s B on 61 points each.
Lachlan Loveridge sits on top of men’s C with Lachlan Connan sitting in second place.
Jessica Lawler holds the top spot of C women with Kirsten Simpson in second place.
Taj Mueller sits on top of men’s D with last year’s winner Brian Johnson back in second place.
After a solid weekend in the under 17s, Joshua Commons is on top of the leaders board with Courtland Wood and Riley Heslop both back equal in second place.
Danica Wiggins is on top of the under 17s women after winning both races ahead of Dharlia Haines.
Joshua Howe is on top of the under 15 boys with Ben Pepper six points behind him.
Emily Wiggins continues the family trend leading the under 15 girls with Isabella Commons sitting in second.
Rusty Wisewould was the only entrant in the under 13 boys and as a result the young gun was the only scorer for the round.
In the under 13 girls, Fay Wiggins leads the way ahead of Dakota Sime.
As part of the 2018 series, there is also the club award for the top club based on their members performaces.
The Midland Cycle Club are currently on top of the standings with the Albany Cycle Club and the South West Cycle Club sitting close in second and third respectively.