Over 200 Downhill racers ventured to Toro Park for race #2 of the Central Coast Downhill Series on Sunday. A steady rain on Saturday night turned a dry course, into a perfectly watered down track that became grippy with great traction for most of the day. However, high winds in some of the fire road sections hit riders directly head-on making for aerodynamics and power output a premium for a fast time.
Mark Weir (WTB/Fox) produced the fastest time of the day. Weir delivered a blistering run, manhandling the course to the tune of a 3.33'98''. 2nd overall fastest was Colorado Springs resident and X-Fusion/Intense sponsored Ryan Condrashoff at 3.35'21''. Condrashoff's team mate John Hauer (Team X-Fusion/Intense) was 3rd fastest with a time of 3.36'53''.
Keith DeFiebre (GT Dirt Coalition/Calabazas Cyclery) was the Single Speed Division winner. Scott Seery (Team Wrong Way) topped the Hardtail Division. While Aaron Crozier of San Jose was the Clydesdale Division winner.
Fastest overall Woman on the day was Rosie Bernhard ( Another Bike Shop) with a time of 4.32'56''. Bernhard was followed by fast riding Heather McFadden (Chico) at 4.36'01''. While 3rd quickest female on the day was hard charging Kelly Moore (50/50 DH Race Team) riding to a time of 4.38'80''.
The top Junior rider was Alex Amaral (Fox Racing Shox/Point One Racing) who bombed down the hill with a time of 3.49'31''.
The next CCCX DH event will be held one week before the Sea Otter Classic on April 11.
All Division Winners:
PRO/SEMI PRO Mark Weir (WTB/Fox)
EXPERT WOMEN Rosie Bernhard (Another Bike Shop)
SINGLE SPEED Keith DeFiebre (GT Dirt Coalition/Calbazas)
HARDTAIL Scott Seery (Team Wrong Way)
CLYDESDALE Aaron Crozier (San Jose)
EXPERT MEN 19-34 Marshall Eames (WTB/Santa Cruz/ Fox Shox)
EXPERT MEN 35-44 Andrew Reams (Concord)
EXPERT MEN 45-54 Patrick Tidd (Hank & frank Bikes/Point One)
SPORT 19-34 Van Geslani (Team Possibilities)
SPORT 35-44 Tyler Mollring (Hwy 68 Hillbillies)
SPORT MEN 45-54 Mark Aley (BTU(Berkeley Trailors Union))
BEGINNER MEN 19-34 Kenny Boyd (Salinas)
BEGINNER MEN 35-44 Richard Long (Hwy 68 Hillbillies)
BEGINNER MEN 45-54 Jeff Vandamme (SCCCC)
MEN'S 55+ Michael Kauert (Mr. E's Racing)
SPORT WOMEN Heather McFadden (CHICO)
BEGINNING WOMEN Kelly Johnson (Chainsmoke)
JR. EXPERT Alex Amaral (Fox Racing Shox/Point One Racing)
JR. BOYS 16-18 Kiran Mackinnon (Aromas)
JR. BOYS 14-15 Mark Berweger (Santa Cruz)
JR. 13 & under Drew Rausch (Carmel Bicycle-Blue Whale Racing)
NO CHAIN T Asprey (Watta Bike)
PIXIE Kyle Krueger (Larkspur)
Full results can be found here- http://cccx.org/dh/2009/race2/dhrace2.shtml, Decline Magazine has a race report and Rick R has photos posted.
Monday, March 23, 2009
2009 CCCX DH#2 Results
This weekend brought the second CCCX Downhill race and our own Dusty Downs was there: