Erik Kautzky Track Race set for Saturday

May 2, 2012 by

The 7th Annual Erik Kautzky Track Race memorializes a Team Rose City Wheelmen member who was killed while on an early morning training ride. FILE PHOTO/Pat Malach

PORTLAND — The recently resurfaced Alpenrose Velodrome will see its first racing this weekend when the 7th Annual Erik Kautzky Memorial Track Race sets off Saturday at 10 a.m.

In 2010 the Erik Kautzky race was the largest single-day track racing event in the Pacific Northwest, boasting 103 riders. The race marks the first points races and omniums of the track racing season and helps contribute to Kautzky’s legacy as a science teacher and athletic trainer at Tigard High School. Racing starts at 10 a.m. with the Kiddie Kilo.

Kautzky was a Team Rose City member who lost his life tragically in 2005 after being struck by a motor vehicle while out on an early morning training ride on Tualatin-Sherwood Road. Through the race, the track racing community has donated more than $10,000 to Kautzky’s scholarship fund over the past six years.

Categories and Events:

Men Cat 1/2: pt-a-lap, miss & out, pts
Women Cat 1/2/3: pts, scratch, m&o
Women Cat 4: scratch, pts, mile
Junior Women: 2/3 mile, mile, pts
Junior Men: 2/3 mile, pts, mile
Men Cat 3: unknown dist, scratch, pt-a-lap
Men Cat 4: scratch, pts, unknown dist
Men Cat 5: mile, scratch, pt-a-lap
Masters Women 40+: unknown dist, m&o, pt-a-lap
Masters Men 40+: pts, scratch, miss & out
Masters Men 50+: scratch, miss & out, pts

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