Race Report: 2019 Mob n Mojave

Feb 20, 2019
by Downhill Mike Scheur  
Lightning snow storm clouds just before DH awards ceremony
Photo by: Heather Maliska

2019 DVO Mob n Mojave Enduro presented by GT Bicycles

The 2nd event for the DVO Winter Gravity Series wrapped up in classic Bootleg Canyon style. There were smiles, high fives, fist pumps, prizes, lots of cash being awarded and the event even ended with a very rare lightning/snow storm just before Sunday's DH awards ceremony.

However the quick 2 inches of snow that fell waited until just after the event and even if the freakish storm had happened on Friday, it would not have dampened the spirits of these determined Bootleg racers. As buff as this section of the Enduro's stage 3 looks, do not be fooled as Bootleg's gnar leaves plenty of exposed razor rocks and exposure requiring a racers constant focus.

Section of stage 3 for the 2019 DVO Mob n Mojave Enduro presented by GT Bicycles

100% of the 6.5 miles of racecourses were freshly raked and primed for the event.

Early Bird Pricing for Next Event HERE

Anytime you have an outdoor event in the winter the weather is a concern. Friday's winds waited until the afternoon; then died before sunrise the next day. Saturday turned out beautiful with temps right near 60, abundant sunshine and pleasant winds that were almost non-existent. As stated earlier the crazy storm came just after the last racer finished their Open Chainless run and just before the awards ceremony on Sunday. Whew!

Quinn Winter is on his way to a 2nd place finish (Men's Category 1/40-49) in the Enduro and now stands 3rd in the series overall standings. Quinn was also the winner of the GT raffle walking away with a new GT Sanction frame. Dang!

Photo by SoStokedAerial on smug mug
Racer: Quinn Winter/Photo by SoStokedAerial on smug mug

With a weekend full of gravity events, the racing began on Saturday with Enduro and Dual Slalom. All 3 stages provided tons of smiles with stage 1 resembling more of a DH run. Stage 1 for the Enduro was nearly identical to the DH course used for last months event. Pro winners were Stefanie McDaniel for Pro Women and Evan Geankoplis in the Pro Men's field claiming some GT cash and some sweet medals provided by MJT Designs. Enduro Results HERE

The new informal Dual Slalom format proved to work well with 28 racers competing with constant side-by-side racing.

Photo by Antonio Marroquin
Photo by: Antonio Marroquin

Photo by Antonio Marroquin
Photo by: Antonio Marroquin

Photo by Antonio Marroquin
Photo by: Antonio Marroquin

The main DH race started at 9:45 am on Sunday and opposite of the Enduro start order with the youngest going 1st. Seen here is Mason Salazer on his way to a 1st place finish in the stacked Boy's 11-12 age bracket.

Photo by Antonio Marroquin
Racer: Mason Salazar/Photo by: Antonio Marroquin

Thirteen racers entered the Men's Category 1 that were between 15 and 18 years old. At the Bootleg races, organizers split this category aka Junior Expert into these two age brackets 15-16 and 17-18. Trucker Co, maker of Trucker Cream tire sealant always offers $100 cash to the fastest Junior Expert of the day. Winner of this event's $100 Trucker cash was Cole Suetos ( Category 1/17-18 ) with a time of 3:39.59. That time would have placed Cole 3rd in the Men's Pro field. Wow!

Photo by SoStokedAerial on smug mug
Racer: Cole Suetos/Photo by: SoStokedAerial on smug mug

Photo by Antonio Marroquin
Carson Spencer (Category 1/15-16) riding for Laketown Bicycles/GT Bicycles. Photo by: Antonio Marroquin

Photo by SoStokedAerial on smug mug
Photo by: SoStokedAerial on smug mug

Greg Gibson aka Mr. Trucker Co on the top section of stage 1. Greg placed 11th in a stacked pro field and moved into 5th place for the overall.

Photo by SoStokedAerial on smug mug
Racer: Greg Gibson/Photo by: SoStokedAerial on smug mug

$1,000 Pro/Open cash purse was provided by GT Bicycles with equal payouts going 5 deep to both men and women. The top 5 pro women were Stefanie McDaniel in 1st ($250), Rachel Throop 2nd ($125), Sarah Forrest 3rd ($75), Syra Fillat 4th ($30) and Hannah Binder 5th ($20).

Stefanie McDaniel in 1st 250 Rachel Throop 2nd 125 Sarah Forrest 3rd 75 Syra Fillat 4th 30 and Hannah Binder 5th 20 .
Saturday's Women's Pro/Open Enduro podium. Photo by: Moe Hutchison

The Pro/Open Men's top 5 went like this: Evan Geankopolis 1st ($250), Jeremy David 2nd ($125), Dylan Vanek 3rd ($75), Naish Ulmer 4th ($30) and Aiden Chapin 5th ($20).

Evan Geankopolis 1st Jeremy David 2nd Dylan Vanek 3rd Naish Ulmer 4th and Aiden Chapin 5th.
Saturday's Men's Pro/Open Enduro podium. Photo by: Geoff Welch.

Amanda Wentz with back to back wins, places her safely in first place in the series standings seen HERE.

Pro women DH at the 2019 DVO Mob n Mojave Enduro presented by GT Bicycles.
Amanda Wentz 1st/4:42.21 ($500), Jordan Scott 2nd/4:49.69 ($250), Alexis Fite 3rd/5:15.73 ($125)

KHS Factory racing has just had back to back podium sweeps at the DVO Bootleg series. Not sure if that has ever happened in the past in this location, but it should make sure the entire KHS team returns for the finals next month.

Photo by Antonio Marroquin

Nikolas Nestoroff 1st/3:33.02 ($500), Steven Walton aka the Swaltonator 2nd/3:39.13 ($250) and Logan Binggeli 3rd/3:41.49 ($125) all KHS Factory racers. Photo by: Antonio Marroquin

This photo was taken on Monday morning the day after the event. To summarize what an amazing weekend!

The day after the 2019 DVO Mob. Photo by Bret Runion
Photo by: Bootleg local mountain biker/Bret Runion of Desert Sun Realty

Full results HERE
Early Bird Pricing for Next Event HERE

A huge thanks goes out to the late Brent Thomson for having the vision, passion, strength and friends for making these mountain bike trails. Also, not possible without the Boulder City Parks Department, DVO Suspension, GT Bicycles, All Mountain Cyclery, MJT Designs, ODI Grips, Box Components, KHS Bicycles, Novatec, Joe's No Flats, HT Components, Smanie, Trucker Co, Mynesweepers, Fly Racing, Deity Components, Kore North, Ford Motor Co and Kali Protectives.


5 Comments

  • 5 0
 Thanks for the kudos Mike! I have made Pinkbike twice in my life I guess now I can ask my sponsors for more money lmao. Just kidding but thank you again!
  • 4 0
 2nd place is 1st loser “old man”!
  • 4 0
 Someone sponsor that Jeremy David guy. He's wicked fast and cool
  • 2 0
 This....
  • 2 0
 Just waiting for the next race in March!

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