Alex Willie is feeling strong and looking for that top step of the podium. The track at Angel Fire is long, some two miles and change, and has a solid mix of terrain. Loam, roots, rocks, wide open with lots of dust, and a few good sized jumps. Throw in a peak elevation of 10,677 feet, and it's going to make for some rad racing.
Gwin seems to be feeling a bit like his old self; he was first in seeding today by a comfortable margin.
New Mexico is a beautiful landscape, with plenty of odd attractions to see along the drive out to Angel Fire.
Jill on her way to another national title in Dual. She also took first in DH seeding today. Will she be wearing the stars and stripes on her sleeve again after tomorrow?
Burney traversing open slope at Angel Fire. Thunder storms kept the dirt in the woods tacky in qualies, but the open track bits quickly turned back into loose dust.
North Carolina ripper Jay Fesperman took first in seeding today. The Junior X field is stacked, and it's going to be some exciting racing come Sunday.
Intermittent rains are not enough to change conditions from being bone dry. Without a good solid downpour, the track will be a dust bowl come race time.
With a few last minute changes in practice times (and the number plates getting lost in the mail) riders were unsure of when to practice. This could be Dylan Unger, or it could be Alex Willie, lost number plates to blame on that one.
Pitts mega boosting double action. Few are hitting this one, and the jury is still out on whether it is faster to roll or blast it.