Results are posted

Last night was gorgeous, with some stiff competition from some of the ringers we have not seen in a while. Scott Henry threw down and just annihilated an A Short Track field that featured luminaries including Scott Wetherald and last year’s series champion Sean Sindt. The top ‘crossers with David Golden, Kevin Farley, and Mark Wiggans, promoter of the Wurstcross Memorial in 2 weeks. The Bs were a predictably giant field, with some of the state’s fastest roadie youth showing up to throw down Single Speeds, and the sprint of the night going to Cat 5 State Champ Eardie Curry who ran a 4.4 40 from the barriers to the finish line. Thanks for coming out – hope to see you Saturday at AustinCross!

We’re on and it’s going to be great!

 After last week’s precipitation and with cooler temps, track conditions should be the best of the season. Expect fast racing, nice tacky berms, and good times for all.
Also, AustinCross Presented by Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop is Saturday. Register online before 7PM Wednesday and save $5, or register on site race day. Season standings are posted – lots of categories are WIDE open, and we are awarding Capoforma’s custom Italian-made winners jerseys for each class. Don’t know what I’m talking about – check out our videos.

Derby Week 7

With a close eye on the weather, Dirt Derby #7 is still scheduled to go down tommorow. Course should be similar to last week, nice packed-in dirt, cool temperatures, sausages, and the usual good times.

Don’t forget about LoneStar Cyclocross heading out this weekend to Manor. It’s a nice open course and you can watch all the action. Bring the family, bring a date, bring a cross bike; some combination of the three should work.

Information will be dispersed if the weather hinders the Derby, otherwise cross and MTB short-track under the lights is on tomorrow.

Week 6 Results

Have been posted, check ’em out if you missed them last night.

Sean Sindt, after getting 2nd the past two weeks in the A MTB race, grabbed first in a close finish. Brian Fawley got his second win at a Pirate Race Productions event in as many tries as he put the hurt on the A cyclocross field.

And towards the end of the night, things finally started feeling a little like fall…

Feel free to warm up for next weeks Derby at AggieCross this weekend, maybe think about dusting off the arm warmers, hope that the weather smiles on our lowly venue, and come back next week.

A little rain might be nice

It looks like a little precipitation on Monday night might make for some super-fast, dust-free racing this week. In case its a lot of rain, check this site and your email Tuesday afternoon before you head out – no news is good news, otherwise we’ll post if its a wash-out.

Don’t forget that LCS#2: Aggie Cross and the first Texas Short Track races will be at Lake Bryan on Saturday as part of the PowerPedal weekend. Online registration – with a $5 discount – is open until Wednesday at 7PM at

Toe spikes are sexy

This is a big week for cyclocross! Lance was out at CrossVegas last week and is training for the Grand Prix in Gloucester – can a Dirt Derby appearance be long coming?

To help celebrate the launch of the  presented by Capoforma this Saturday at the 2nd Annual Pflugerville Grand Prix, Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop and Violet Crown are hosting a cyclocross clinic this Thursday. This is a great chance to hone your bike handling skills and get an introduction to the coolest thing you can do on two wheels.Bring a ‘cross bike, mountain bike, or any sturdy road bike that can ride on grass. Meet at Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop, Austin’s Cyclocross Headquarters, for a quick meet and greet before rolling out at 5:30 to go practice, returning to the shop at 7:30. For more info call Eileen or Stack at the shop: (512) 473-0222.
Mountain Bikers! Its time to bounce back from Palo Duro and get your bike handling honed at the Dirt Derby Presented by Hammer Nutrition so you are ready for Power Pedal! We will be hosting the first Texas Short Track race at Lake Bryan on October 11 – unlike the Dirt Derby, this will be on a totally separate course from the AggieCross races we are staging that morning, and will include NEW trail sections that will not be part of the XC course. Sign up now!

Hammer Nutrition now the Dirt Derby Title Sponsor!

Pirate Race Productions is happy to announce that the Dirt Derby is now presented by Hammer Nutrition. This means free HEED sport drink on tap every week!

Results from last week are posted with a few corrections to the B race – be sure to check the results and get us any corrections within TEN MINUTES of the finish.

Don’t forget that preregistration for the Second Annual Pflugerville Grand Prix ends this FRIDAY – sign up now and save a few bucks:

Short track and cyclocross racing under the lights