Words: Commencal USA
After a long off-season, the Commencal USA Team was ready to hit the road and get back to racing. The truck and trailer was all loaded up and hit the road from Golden, CO to Oak Ridge, TN, with the rest of the team flying in from all around the country.
Practice was dry all week leading up to qualifying day on Friday, but in typical Windrock fashion the weather took a turn and the skies opened up that morning making the track quite tricky to put together a clean run.
Turns out that would be the only rain of the weekend and by race time on Saturday the track was running fast with some of the best dirt everyone has seen so far.Frida Ronning:
1st Elite WomenElla Erickson:
5th Elite WomenAustin Dooley:
9th Elite MenTyler Ervin:
15th Elite MenKeegan Rowley:
2nd Junior Men 17-18Brooks Hudson:
5th Junior Men 17-18Dylan Maples:
9th Junior Men 17-18
With downhill all wrapped up on Saturday, it was time for the EWS qualifier on Sunday with the newest addition to the Commencal USA Team, Ari Soto.
Ari will be competing in the EWS Women U-21 category all season long in hopes of making it on the full EWS series.
After a long day of pedaling and three grueling stages, Ari would take the win by 36 seconds!Film/Edit:
Jared Hardy/Burke SaundersCommencal USA Team Manager:
Dillon LemarrCommencal USA Tent Guy: