Photos Courtesy Of Corbin Crimmins
|Setting 'another' Ski Bowl Course Record with a 3:45 Mikey Sylvestri pinned in the rocks |
Another 'Course Record' for Mikey Sylvestri! The Allride-Specialized rider has taken his racing to another level recently and is now a force to reckon with! Overall defending NW Cup Champ Kyle Thomas (Diamondback Bikes) suffered a front tire flat leaving the door wide open for Tyler Immer (Yeti) to sneak into 2nd, Charlie Sponsel (Transition Racing) stepped up his game to honor his injured teammates and sported the sombrero to the podium for 3rd. Rookie pro Adam Ransavage (Evil) earned his best result of the year with a 4th and Eric Loney (Project 529) claimed the last step for 5th with a fierce run.
|Tyler Shimmer Me Immers!|
Fresh from her Honeymoon, Chelsey Stevens-Henry was the sole Women's Pro competitor and therefore earned her place on the top step.
|Charlie drove to the race with $17 dollars and walked away with a couple hundred for his 3rd place run!|
Breaking chain 30 seconds from the finish line didn't slow Matt Patterson (Dirt Corps) down one bit, he took the win over John Pitton (Fanatik Bike Shop) for the Veteran Pro win.
Taking the Jr Experts win is Kevin Littlefield (Big Tree Bikes) who must have had the run of his life and is slowly making his way into the pro times, wait, what am I writing, he took the tenth fastest time down the track and earned some cash! Kole Wetherell (Project 529) also stepped his game by holding the Hotseat for most of the class but was bumped down to 3rd after Mark Wallace (Experience Cycling) had his time posted. Some serious talent in the Jr Expert class. It's heated.
|Jr Expert Podium|
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See you all in two weeks!
-Mike 'northwestdhdad' Estes