•What: International Omnium Championship/Golden Wheel Race.
•When, Where: 7:30 tonight, Valley Preferred Cycling Center, Trexlertown. (Gates open at 6)
•Highlights: Last week's rainout pushed the Golden Wheel onto tonight's card, where it will be added to the International Omnium Championships. … The Golden Wheel is a handicap race where the strongest riders are placed at or near the back of the pack, with the rest of the field lined up on the apron of the track for the start. This requires the strongest riders to catch and pass the entire field to win. … Two weeks ago, Colleen Hayduk won the four-lap women's handicap by coming from the last position to win. She now leads the Univest Rider of the Year chase with 62 points, a comfortable 28-point margin. … Other challengers in the four-lap women's Golden Wheel race include Colleen Gulick, Kim Geist and Kim Zubris. … The six-lap men's Golden Wheel could have a huge impact on the men's rider of the year standings. Only three points separate New Zealand's Brad Evans and third-place Matt Baranoski, with Evans' Kiwi countryman Jeremy Presbury in between.
•Off the track: Tonight is the final Dog Days of Summer. Fans can bring their four-legged friends for $1 admission, which goes to the Last Chance Ranch of Quakertown, a volunteer, nonprofit organization that rescues and rehabilitates horses and domestic companion animals. … The Jersey Disc Devils, a dog-trick performing act, will provide the intermission entertainment. … The Breakaway Café also will be serving up $1 hot dogs throughout the evening.
Admission: $8 home straight grandstand, $5 general admission.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun