We're back at Pennsylvania's Blue Mountain Resort for the second and third rounds of the Maxxis ESC Intense Downhill series. Two DH races in one weekend offers a chance for double glory or at least redemption if you can't put down your best run on the first try. The two courses share our traditional start and end with some new rocky bits in between to keep things interesting. With rain Saturday morning turning to sun in the afternoon, course conditions were changing all weekend but thankfully the ground here drains quite well so things didn't get too slick. The Driscoll brothers continued the assault of their respective classes to share wins and Mauricio Estrada put it all together to find himself on the top step again. Mazie Hayden and Kristin Lenart split winning duties for the Pro Women, with tight times in nearly every class it was a gravity race fan's dream to spectate all the action this weekend.
Words and photos: Andrew Santoro
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