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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Men’s Little 500

I ended up only shooting the first half of the race. I had a fever and I was able to leave during a red flag for thunderstorms and lightning at lap 104/200. This was my fourth – and possibly last – time covering the race so I was disappointed to to be there for the finish. It will probably go down as one of the best Little 500 races in recent memory despite the rain. The Cutters’ Eric Young, pictured below, broke away from the pack on the last lap to secure the team’s fourth consecutive win.

Cutters rider Eric Young speeds down the back stretch in pouring rain as he breaks away from the group of leaders near the middle of the Men's Little 500 on Saturday, April 24, 2010, at Bill Armstrong Stadium.  The race was red flagged near the midpoint of the race to allow a thunderstorm with lighting to pass.

Cutters rider Eric Young speeds down the back stretch in pouring rain as he breaks away from the group of leaders near the middle of the Men's Little 500 on Saturday, April 24, 2010, at Bill Armstrong Stadium. The race was red flagged near the midpoint of the race to allow a thunderstorm with lighting to pass.

A Zeta Beta Tau rider waits to make an exchange midway down the backstretch as rain pours during the Men's Little 500 on Saturday, April 24, 2010, at Bill Armstrong Stadium. The race was delayed on lap 104 due to thunderstorms and lightning in the area.

A Zeta Beta Tau rider waits to make an exchange midway down the backstretch as rain pours during the Men's Little 500 on Saturday, April 24, 2010, at Bill Armstrong Stadium. The race was delayed on lap 104 due to thunderstorms and lightning in the area.

Zeta Beta Tau rider Matthew Cin, left, pauses for a moment during pre-race festivities at the Men's Little 500 on Saturday, April 24, 2010, at Bill Armstrong Stadium.

Zeta Beta Tau rider Matthew Cin, left, pauses for a moment during pre-race festivities at the Men's Little 500 on Saturday, April 24, 2010, at Bill Armstrong Stadium.

Phi Kappa Psi rider Dan Brown waits to mount his bicycle during pre-race festivities for the Men's Little 500 on Saturday, April 24, 2010, at Bill Armstrong Stadium. Phi Kappa Psi started the race from the middle of the first row in second.

Phi Kappa Psi rider Dan Brown waits to mount his bicycle during pre-race festivities for the Men's Little 500 on Saturday, April 24, 2010, at Bill Armstrong Stadium. Phi Kappa Psi started the race from the middle of the first row in second.

Phi Delta Theta rider  Nickolas Sovinski rests along the gutter during pre-race ceremonies before the Men's Little 500 on Saturday, April 24, 2010, at Bill Armstrong Stadium.

Phi Delta Theta rider Nickolas Sovinski rests along the gutter during pre-race ceremonies before the Men's Little 500 on Saturday, April 24, 2010, at Bill Armstrong Stadium.

A few fans take part in a team chant during a heavy rain behind the Emanon pit during the Men's Little 500 on Saturday, April 24, 2010, at Bill Armstrong Stadium.

A few fans take part in a team chant during a heavy rain behind the Emanon pit during the Men's Little 500 on Saturday, April 24, 2010, at Bill Armstrong Stadium.

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