First up, the SCNCA Elite Track Championships will be run through this weekend at Encino Velodrome. The State Championships will be followed a week later by the USA Cycling Junior Track National Championships at the Velo Sports Center. I love it when national calibre, or better, races come to a local venue, as they bring many of the best from around the country to compete against our own Southern California best. For the Junior Nationals racing begins on Wednesday, the 25th and concludes on Sunday the 29th. That is enough time to make it out to the Velo Sport Center at least one of those days to show the young'uns some support.Years from now you might be able to say "i saw her race before she became World Champion. I could tell right away she was going to make it big."