Double Down Hoe Down 6 (Day 1) - Hub A Palooza 2014

Apr 2, 2014 at 16:53
by Eric Ashley  
Back in it's sixth incarnation, as part of the Hub-A-Palooza weekend, the Double Down Hoe Down massed over a hundred riders to compete in two days of downhill racing. Each day offered a different course, both taking off from the top of Camp Sekani just outside of Spokane, WA.

Saturday's race followed after the popular The People's Enduro race, making use of: Sidewinder, the Downhill Course, and Hollywood. The majority of the crowd — and the most animated hecklers — congregated around Hollywood (an intermediate jump trail) that fed into the finish line.

As an added bonus to a full day of downhill racing a friendly high jump competition kept participants and spectators entertained while the results were calculated.

This event was organized by Josh Tofsurd of All Gravity Series who was joined this year by The Bike Hub.


Double Down Hoe Down 6 Hub-A-Palooza weekend Saturday s race at Camp Sekani in Spokane WA.
Jeff Scherer (Cat 2 Men 30-39) riding the Downhill Course.

Double Down Hoe Down 6 Hub-A-Palooza weekend Saturday s race at Camp Sekani in Spokane WA.
Harrison Voorhees (Cat 3 Men 19-29) clearing a gap on Sidewinder.

Double Down Hoe Down 6 Hub-A-Palooza weekend Saturday s race at Camp Sekani in Spokane WA.
Jake Roberts (Cat 3 Men 19-29).

Double Down Hoe Down 6 Hub-A-Palooza weekend Saturday s race at Camp Sekani in Spokane WA.
Pete Kinsey and Brian Wilson (Cat 2 Men 30-39) starting into the Downhill Course.

Double Down Hoe Down 6 Hub-A-Palooza weekend Saturday s race at Camp Sekani in Spokane WA.
Mike Lawless (Cat 2 Men 19-29).

Double Down Hoe Down 6 Hub-A-Palooza weekend Saturday s race at Camp Sekani in Spokane WA.
Cody North (Cat 2 Men 19-29) cresting the top of a granite formation.

Double Down Hoe Down 6 Hub-A-Palooza weekend Saturday s race at Camp Sekani in Spokane WA.
Stepping up.

Double Down Hoe Down 6 Hub-A-Palooza weekend Saturday s race at Camp Sekani in Spokane WA.
Mike Brawley and Jason Balajadia (Cat 2 Men 30-39) clearing the road gap.

Double Down Hoe Down 6 Hub-A-Palooza weekend Saturday s race at Camp Sekani in Spokane WA.
Scott Knapp (Cat 2 Men 15-18 ) tearing through Hollywood.

Double Down Hoe Down 6 Hub-A-Palooza weekend Saturday s race at Camp Sekani in Spokane WA.
Corey Hunter (Cat 2 Men 15-18 ). Patterns help you get more air.

Double Down Hoe Down 6 Hub-A-Palooza weekend Saturday s race at Camp Sekani in Spokane WA.
Robbie Cook (Cat 2 Men 15-18 ).

Double Down Hoe Down 6 Hub-A-Palooza weekend Saturday s race at Camp Sekani in Spokane WA.
Darcie Gray (Cat 1 Women) all smiles through Hollywood, Jeremy Fetsko unaffected by some heated heckling, and Casey Roberts (Cat 2 Men 19-29) nailing his line.

Double Down Hoe Down 6 Hub-A-Palooza weekend Saturday s race at Camp Sekani in Spokane WA.
Eric Van Steen (Cat 2 Men 30-39) on Sidewinder.

Double Down Hoe Down 6 Hub-A-Palooza weekend Saturday s race at Camp Sekani in Spokane WA.
Racers taking a break and spectating.

Double Down Hoe Down 6 Hub-A-Palooza weekend Saturday s race at Camp Sekani in Spokane WA.
Zach McCracken (Cat 2 14 & Under) shredding through Hollywood.

Double Down Hoe Down 6 Hub-A-Palooza weekend Saturday s race at Camp Sekani in Spokane WA.
Mike Estes (Cat 1 Men 40+) playing it close with the pine trees.

Double Down Hoe Down 6 Hub-A-Palooza weekend Saturday s race at Camp Sekani in Spokane WA.
Jim McCracken (Cat 1 Men 40+).

Double Down Hoe Down 6 Hub-A-Palooza weekend Saturday s race at Camp Sekani in Spokane WA.
A spectator plays the song of his people on a derelict fork.

Double Down Hoe Down 6 Hub-A-Palooza weekend Saturday s race at Camp Sekani in Spokane WA.
West Coast Racing: Joey Rodriguez (Cat 2 14 & Under), Sandy Densmore (Cat 1 Women), and Mitchell Schmidt (Cat 2 Men).

Double Down Hoe Down 6 Hub-A-Palooza weekend Saturday s race at Camp Sekani in Spokane WA.
Curt Smith (Cat 1 Men 30-39) styling for the crowd.

Double Down Hoe Down 6 Hub-A-Palooza weekend Saturday s race at Camp Sekani in Spokane WA.
Nathan McDonald (Cat 1 Men 30-39).

Double Down Hoe Down 6 Hub-A-Palooza weekend Saturday s race at Camp Sekani in Spokane WA.
Dugan Crittenden (Cat 1 Men 40+) presses forward despite a blown tire.

Double Down Hoe Down 6 Hub-A-Palooza weekend Saturday s race at Camp Sekani in Spokane WA.
Travis Erickson (Cat 1 Men 30-39).

Double Down Hoe Down 6 Hub-A-Palooza weekend Saturday s race at Camp Sekani in Spokane WA.
William Floyd (Cat 1 Men 19-29) spotting the exit.

Double Down Hoe Down 6 Hub-A-Palooza weekend Saturday s race at Camp Sekani in Spokane WA.
Travis Roezner (Cat 1 Men 19-29) races past in a flash of yellow to the crowds delight.

Double Down Hoe Down 6 Hub-A-Palooza weekend Saturday s race at Camp Sekani in Spokane WA.
Ray Peacock and Ryan Bowen (Cat 1 Men 19-29) hugging the turns.

Megaphones and beer, tools of the heckling trade.

Double Down Hoe Down 6 Hub-A-Palooza weekend Saturday s race at Camp Sekani in Spokane WA.
Casey Hoffman (Cat 1 Men 19-29).

Double Down Hoe Down 6 Hub-A-Palooza weekend Saturday s race at Camp Sekani in Spokane WA.
Fun for young and old alike.

Double Down Hoe Down 6 Hub-A-Palooza weekend Saturday s race at Camp Sekani in Spokane WA.
Gretchen Nelson (Cat 1 Women) flooring it through Hollywood.

Double Down Hoe Down 6 Hub-A-Palooza weekend Saturday s race at Camp Sekani in Spokane WA.
Bryan Crum (Pro Men).

Double Down Hoe Down 6 Hub-A-Palooza weekend Saturday s race at Camp Sekani in Spokane WA.
Nikolas Clarke (Pro Men) nice clearing the step up.

Double Down Hoe Down 6 Hub-A-Palooza weekend Saturday s race at Camp Sekani in Spokane WA.
Jonathan Allyn (Pro Men) finding the line.

Double Down Hoe Down 6 Hub-A-Palooza weekend Saturday s race at Camp Sekani in Spokane WA.
Kent Billingsley (Pro Men) and a specator both catching air.

Double Down Hoe Down 6 Hub-A-Palooza weekend Saturday s race at Camp Sekani in Spokane WA.
Kyle Thomas (Pro Men) powering through the winning run.

Double Down Hoe Down 6 Hub-A-Palooza weekend Saturday s race at Camp Sekani in Spokane WA.
Event organizer Josh Tofsrud works with Barry Lunden to compile the race times.

High Jump Contest

High jump contest.
Styling during the high jump contest.

High jump contest.
Almost cleared.

High jump contest.
Unexpected eject.

High jump contest.
Winning jump by Lucas Chalcraft (Pro Men).


Results

Double Down Hoe Down 6 Hub-A-Palooza weekend Saturday s race at Camp Sekani in Spokane WA.
Pro Men:
1. Kyle Thomas
2. Kent Billingsley
3. Lucas Chalcraft

Double Down Hoe Down 6 Hub-A-Palooza weekend Saturday s race at Camp Sekani in Spokane WA.
Pro Women:
1. Jaime Rees
2. Karen O'Connell

Category 1 Women:
1. Julie Crittenden
2. Gretchen Nelson
3. Sandy Densmore

Category 1 Men (15-18 ):
1. Zach Sedivy
2. Lukas Makaay
3. Trevor Altizer

Category 1 Men (19-29):
1. Weston Potter
2. Ryan Bowen
3. Anthony Williams

Category 1 Men (30-39):
1. Nathan McDonald
2. Travis Erickson
3. Jeff Rees

Category 1 Men (40+):
1. Bryan Connelly
2. Rich Densmore
3. Mike Estes

Category 2 Women:
1. Susan Himes

Category 2 (14 & Under Girls):
1. Kate Sanders

Category 2 Men (15-18 ):
1. Eli Murphy
2. Josh Gibb
3. Conor Cawthorn

Category 2 Men (19-29):
1. Casey Roberts
2. Cody North
3. Ben Grover

Category 2 Men (30-39):
1. Mike Brawley
2. Brian Wilson
3. Pete Kinsey

Category 2 Men (40-49):
1. Andrew Clarke
2. Time Lieb
3. Gary Goodspeed

Category 2 (14 & Under):
1. Zach McCracken
2. Ethan Lieb
3. Parker Bryant

Category 3 Men (15-18 ):
1. Joe Deschamps
2. AJ Black
3. Thatcher Nixon

Category 3 Men (19-29):
1. Harrison Voorhees
2. Jake Roberts
3. Andrew Engles

Category 3 Men (40+):
1. Jeff Engles
2. Todd Maser
3. Ed Assed

Category 3 (14 & Under):
1. Colton Sanders


4 Comments

  • + 1
 Bummer this didn't get front page placement. It deserved it.
  • + 1
 Good write up Eric and great photos!
  • + 1
 Thumbs up!
  • + 1
 sweet shots man!

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