Bendigo's Isaac Buckell will race from scratch in this weekend's Lindsay Harrington Memorial Wheelrace at the Tom Flood Sports Centre.
Buckell and South Australian Luke Wight are the only riders off scratch in the feature event of the annual two-day Christmas Carnival.
Buckell became the youngest winner of the Melbourne Cup on Wheels in 2016 and a year later won a bronze medal in the madison at the World Junior Championships in Italy.
Wight won a bronze medal in the team pursuit at last year's World Junior Championships in Switzerland.
Buckell and Wight are drawn to ride in the first of three heats on Saturday night. The first four riders in each heat qualify for Sunday night's final.
Another of Bendigo's premier riders - Jarrod Moroni - will start 20m in front of Buckell in the first heat.
Riders who finish outside of the top four in the heats will get a second chance to qualify for the final via the repechage on Sunday evening.
Senior racing on Saturday and Sunday night starts at 6pm.
One of the features of the weekend's racing is the women's omnium.
The field for the omnium includes local star Peta Mullens.
The junior events will start at 9am each day because of the forecast hot weather.
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