Race Report: 2022 Mob n Mojave - Bootleg Canyon

Feb 15, 2022 at 4:05
by Downhill Mike Scheur  
Hecklers in between heckling. There were many mini Mobs n Mojave scattered at Bootleg. Photo by #sostokedaerial

It was a big weekend for some large-scale sporting events. Sure there was the Winter Olympics in Bejing, the Superbowl in Los Angeles, the Costa Rican Open of Downhill in Cartago, and the Cannonball MTB Festival in Thredbo, Australia but there was also the DVO Mob n Mojave Enduro presented by GT Bicycles in Boulder City, Nevada USA with over 300 racers and easily an equal number of spectators which for them was by far the most important of all events.


Friday DS
Friday was racer check-in, open practice for Enduro and Downhill, and the Dual Slalom race. This is the perfect recipe for an action-packed weekend of non-stop gravity MTB racing. Sunny skies, lite winds, and temperatures in the 70s did not hurt either. The weather cooperated with the entire weekend vibe.

There was plenty of side-by-side racing on Friday and it seems that the DS races at Bootleg attract a larger field for each event. The limited daylight at the January and February races only allows for small fields, but event organizers will take full advantage of a few more hours of daylight for the finals on April 15, 2022, by increasing field sizes.

Photo by #sostokedaerial

Griffin Pead 1st, Jack Probasco 2nd, and Curran Lawrence 3rd.
Amateur Men Dual Slalom. Photo by #sostokedaerial

Erin Bixler 1st, Brooke Anderson 2nd, and Callie Clifford in 3rd.
Women Dual Slalom. Photo by #sostokedaerial

Petr Hanan 1st, Layne Gainer 2nd, and Quinn Winter in 3rd.
Pro Men Dual Slalom. Photo by #sostokedaerial

Saturday Enduro
Saturday is for more open Downhill practice and the GT-sponsored Enduro race that had $1,000 cash up for grabs for the Pro/Open Women and the Pro/Open Men. All that place in the top 3 receive medals and if they are under 18 years of age, they get to visit our prize tables to choose their prize. At the series finals in April, all series winners that make the podium (3 deep) will also get to visit the prize tables.

Jake Keller (Specialized) on his way to a 1st place Pro Men finish in the GT-sponsored Enduro race. Photo by #sostokedaerial

Rachel Throop Strait (GT Bicycles). Photo by #sostokedaerial

Wyatt Anderson (Fezzari Factory Racing / DVO). Photo by #sostokedaerial

Mesa Arizonas Parker Williams. Photo by #sostokedaerial

Jeremy Gohr racing for I Like Turtles. Photo by #sostokedaerial

Brian Parker (Mynesweepers/TruckerCo/Canfield/RevGrips/TRP). Photo by #sostokedaerial

Rob Brown (Fezzari Factory Racing / DVO). Photo by #sostokedaerial

Pro Women Enduro Podium
GT-Sponsored Enduro race Pro Women podium
Lia Westermann 1st with a time of 23:29.4, Porsha Murdock 2nd with a time of 24:21.7, and Erin Bixler 3rd with a time of 24:49.3. photo by Tristan Planelles

Pro Men Enduro Podium
GT-Sponsored Enduro Men s Pro Podium at the 2022 DVO Mob n Mojave
Jake Keller 1st with a time of 20:22.5, Rider Cook 2nd with a time of 20:39.9 (Fezzari Factory Racing / DVO), and Chance Sims 3rd with a time of 21:13.7. Photo by #sostokedaerial

Sunday DH
The DH races start off with the 6-10 age bracket and finish with the pros that have a chance to earn the1,000 cash purse provided by DVO Suspension. There are also categories and age brackets in between that provide competition for everybody. At the last event, the 6-10 DH course was tamed down considerably from previous events in order to attract more little rippers. That idea proved to be successful as there was a record size field of 10 groms, which was up from the usual 3 or 4 that regularly populate this age bracket. The large field for this super young category is encouraging for the future of the sport, but 1/2 the kids were totally fine with the easier course, but the other 1/2 were obviously quite ready for the gnar that the big boy course offered. So, there is now the tamed-down Beginner 6-10-year-old DH course and an Elite 6-10 DH course that is used by the big boys and adult racers. This fact may help you understand why there are 2 categories for this age bracket when you geek out on results.

All are stoked for DH, Some more than others. Photo by #sostokedaerial

Seen here is the podium for the Men's DH Category 2/30-39. Ryan Gallegos took 3rd and shared the podium with his son who also took 3rd but in the Boy's 6-10 beginner DH race. Pretty cool, huh?

Todd Jarman 1st, Trent Poulson 2nd, and Ryan Gallegos 3rd with Gunner Gallegos also in 3rd. Photo by #sostokedaerial

Zane Bojorquez winner of the Boy's 11-12 DH. Photo by #sostokedaerial

Samantha Porras (Rad Bike shop) winner of the Girl's 11-14 DH. Photo by #sostokedaerial

The junior categories have recently exploded and we could not be happier. You may have noticed all the grom pictures.

"Racin" Mason Franklin working his way down a very challenging DH course for the 11-12-year-olds. Photo by #sostokedaerial

Aaron Vargas on the DH gnar (Rad Bikes and SSB). Photo by #so)stokedaerial

Pro Women DH Podium

Jordy Scott with a time of 7:34.09 1st and Chelsea Kimball 2nd (Specialized, Reverse Components, Pit Viper, TRP with a time of 7:38.35. Photo by #sostokedaerial

Pro Men DH Podium

Cole Suetos (Intense/Fox Racing/Kenda) with a time of 4:45.34 in 1st, Joey Foresta (GT/DVO) 2nd with a time of 5:03.48, and Petr Hanak (8150 Wheels) with a time of 5:40.63. Photo by #sostokedaerial

The series finals have been moved from mId-March to April 15-17, 2022 in order to not conflict with the TN Nationals in Windrock. Registration already has seen over 100 racers sign up! Sign up for the finals HERE

Official results and the racecourse maps can be found on the event webpage HERE

A huge thanks go 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, ODI Grips, Intense Cycles, CushCore, All Mountain Cyclery, MJT Designs, Box Components, KHS Bicycles, Trucker Co, Mynesweepers, Kore North, Alta Racks, Enjoy the Ride Hat Company, RAD Bikes, Peaks and Pedals Gear Exchange, Versus Bicycle Tires, Pivot Cycles, TRP Components, and Fezzari Bikes.


3 Comments

  • 3 0
 Yeah Coooooole
  • 2 0
 Yeah Sam-props to Peter and the familia. Sam's a beast.
  • 1 0
 lets go jake





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