Rockin' Summer Classic
San Diego, CA - Aug. 24, 2002     T   P   R   S
San Diego Street Elite

SDSE's Rockin' Summer Classic at the San Diego Velodrome saw some hot racing action. This year's event on August 24, 2002 attracted indoor and outdoor skaters from across the regional area. It was a beautiful sunny day with temperatures around 70 and a moderate afternoon breeze.

Team Safe excelled in the Pro/Elite and Women's categories. Scott Wolf and Haley Galbraith won all five events in their categories which composed the omnium. The rest of the field fought a hard battle for the top spots. Keith Henry (Tucson) consistently came in second for second overall. Matthew Gabel (Desert Storm), with a strong sprint, accumulated enough points for a third place finish.

The competition was stiffer among the Women, but with similar results. Michelle Gaylor (Predator) consistently finished second for second place overall. There was a tie in overall points for third, but SDSE's Wendy Holbert placed higher in more races to take the position over fellow teammate Cyndi Matsuda. The photo finish in a match sprint between these two demonstrated the closeness in their speed.

Arizona skaters took the top places in the Advanced, the largest category. Team Pirate took first place in every race to give Curtis Magee the overall victory and Michael Harrington second. Just a point behind was Greg Bowe (Predator) for third place.

SDSE added two categories for our young racers this year. Jamie Armstrong (Pirates) won the Juniors 13-17 category. Caitlin Welzig (Desert Storm) edged out her brother Christopher by just one point in the omnium for second place. In Elementary 12 & Under, Wendy Dalton (Desert Storm) took first place over Amber Wilkinson (Pirates) second and Alexis Vachris (Pirates) third.

The four skaters in the Intermediate/Beginner category were all from Arizona. They were closely matched as points were awarded across the board. In the end, Alexandra Court (Predator) took the win with Chelsea Wilkinson (Pirates) just a point behind. In third place overall was Samantha Burr (Pirates).

SDSE would like to thank North Park Trophy & Award and Vons Food Markets for supporting the 2002 Rockin' Summer Classic. Be sure to check out the full results and photos on the SDSE web site at

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