Saturday, September 7, 2013

ArcticCross #1 results are posted

Results have been cleaned up and reposted.  Great race by all, thanks for coming out for what turned out to be a not so rainy Saturday.  It was a shame, the weather looked so good when we got there at 8:30am, rain and mud.

We had a great field of beginners this week, some 30 total with David Henke crushing the field on his single speed and finishing second of the entire heat.  Eric Flanders rode a great race for second and our future expert men's champion Luke Jager took third.  Andrea Kettler took the beginner women title with another young rider that the experts will be watching out for in the not too distant future in Ellie Mitchell in second and Pam Todd in third.

The masters saw a bit of a shakeup from the status quo with Tony Brugliera stepping into the mix and riding away from the reigning king Mike Howard.  Greg Mcduffie rounded out the podium just 9 seconds later.  For the women it was a 2 person race with Stacy Kolstad taking the honors in front of Rose Theisen.

The Junior race was a fun event and we saw what the future holds, and that's a lot of fast riding, especially on the girls side.  Quincy Donley took the win over a hard charging Cadence Stull with Kiley Dennis coming in for third place.  The boys also looked great out there with Caiden Brady coming from a deficit half way through the first lap to pass Logan Dennis and in by the finish extend his lead for the win.  Logan fought hard to hold on for second with Finnegan Donley riding in for third.

The Open women had one of the strongest fields that we have ever seen at ArcticCross.  In the end Amber Stull continued her great season of racing with the win over Laura Gardner.  Jessie Donahue had a crash and subsequent mechanical issues in the first lap and rode a gritty race to keep her third place in tact.

The Open men also had a good field of nearly 30 riders.  From the start it was Will Ross off the front with the rest of the race chasing.  Jeff Ellis soon found himself alone between Will and a select group of chasers after the second lap, and that's how it ended.  Will soloing in for the win, Jeff next and Jamie Stull taking a hard fought third place after leading the chase for much of the race.

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