Round 2 of the Cascadia Dirt Cup found its way to Dry Hill, just outside of the seaside town of Port Angeles, Washington. Dry Hill is home to the NW Cup
downhill series and the "Underworld Cup"
. It's the perfect venue to test an enduro racers skill, mettle and fitness. The trails are steep and fast; littered with roots, off camber sections, drops and jumps. You have to be 100% committed and focused or Dry Hill will frustrate the hell out of you. At the end of the day there was plenty of flesh wounds and broken bike parts(plus one frame) but the atmosphere was rather chill for people who just battled each other on a brutal course. I guess that is what happens when you race on cool trails and top it off with cold beer, tasty food and AWESOME PEOPLE.
Emily SabelHaus fully committed through the roots on stage 1 on her way to 2nd in Expert Female.
Kim Eakin charging through to a 1st place in Expert Masters.
You know Emmye Cahn has her line dialed if she's smiling through her race run. 1st place in Sport Female.
Gideon Bender is all business in a stacked field of Juniors. Mr. Bender finished 7th on the day. A very fast 7th.
Dawn Fidler finding her rhythm on Stage 4 to 2nd place in Pro Women.
Enduro brings out folks who haven't raced in a long time. This is Michael Duft and he hasn't raced since the 1990's.
Sport Male Masters winner Greg Satterfield sends the road gap on stage 3.
It's go time!
Andrew Oberst of Fisher Plumbing Racing securing his 2nd win in a row in Senior Sport.
David Melendez of Epic Racing ripping on Stage 2.
Racers and photographers were challenged with rapidly changing light conditions. Laura Ogden was unfazed as she took the top step in Pro Women.
Charlie Sponsel pushing hard with the weight of the number 1 plate.
Justin Feldhaus with a hard earned 9th in Expert Men.
The CDC invested in a new timing system for 2014 and while it has some limitations...
People like the instant results and tickets with their stage times.
Pro Mens Podium. 1st-Luke Strobel; 2nd-Charlie Sponsel; 3rd-Neal Strobel; 4th-Keland Hawks; 5th-Nick Tuttle.
Pro Womens Podium. 1st-Laura Ogden; 2nd-Dawn Fidler; 3rd-Andi Zolton.
Expert Men(18-29) Podium. 1st-Kyle Hanley; 2nd-Carson Eiswald; 3rd-Mathew Moravec; 4th-Cam Sloan; 5th-Ryan Hayles.
Sport Female Podium. 1st-Emmye Cahn; 2nd-Linnea Rooke; 3rd-Tori Broughton; 4th-Emily Thompson; 5th-Kaytlin Melvin.
Sport Female Masters Podium. 1st-Amy Josefczyk; 2nd-Janine Satterfield; 3rd-Susan Walsh; 4th-Theresa Nation.
Sport Male Podium. 1st-Kristian Duft; 2nd-Clinton Overman; 3rd-Cory Yalowicki; 4th-George Smilov; 5th-Michah Koeing.Full Results Here
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Happy Trails... For the next race we'll be heading to the Cascades for the Rainier Enduro