Brendan Drewett records hat-trick on Calshot curtain-raiser

Fareham Wheelers talent Brendan Drewett starred on the track at Calshot last weekend. Picture: Rob Atkins
Fareham Wheelers talent Brendan Drewett starred on the track at Calshot last weekend. Picture: Rob Atkins
  • Fareham Wheelers ace dominates scratch contests
  • Alex Collins also celebrates success
  • Harvey McNaughton leads i-Team charge
  • Elliot Cox grabs clean sweep for Portsmouth North End
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Brendan Drewett celebrated a hat-trick in the opening round of the Calshot Winter Track League last weekend.

The Fareham Wheelers talent won the senior A division scratch race, 28-lap scratch contest and 2km scratch battle.

It was a commanding start from the second category rider, with the league’s next meeting taking place on Sunday.

Harvey McNaughton, who is still a youth, finished second to Drewett in the scratch race and 2km scratch battle.

However, the i-Team talent went one better in the points race as he defeated his club-mate – and fellow youth rider – Thamana Nel.

Nel had to settle for second best behind Drewett in the 28-lap scratch race and completed a runner-up treble in the sprint.

Fareham Wheelers youth Alex Collins took the sprint prize.

In the senior B division, Kyle Henderson – another young gun – won the scratch race for the Portsmouth-based i-Team outfit.

Paul Giles, a third category rider from the Portsmouth North End (PNE) club, grabbed a spot on the podium in the B division sprint.

Giles was third behind winner Graham Jones, from New Forest, and Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers rider Richard Eastham.

i-Team ace Victoria Lovett showed her potential with victory in the under-16 1km scratch race and also the sprint.

Fareham Wheelers’ Vaughan Marris, who is still an under-14, tasted overall youth success in the points battle.

Lovett was then second to Velo Club Venta’s Mercy Webb in the scratch race, with Marris rounding out the podium positions.

PNE’s Elliot Cox completed a clean sweep at under-14 level, with wins in the 1km scratch, points and sprint battles.

On each occasions he defeated club-mate Owen Giles, with i-Team’s Samuel Clark in third position.

Jamie Whitcher, of Solent Pirates, was fourth in the 1km scratch and sprint races at under-12 level.

Meanwhile, PNE’s Amber Richardson was fourth in the under-10 sprint race.