It's been awhile since we've seen Brook MacDonald on slalom bike. The ex Junior World DH Champ rode his 26" GT hardtail like a champ all evening and was charging until he folded a tire heading up a double and ejected in a spectacular way.
Bryn Atkinson made it a family affair qualifying first alongside his lady, Jill Kintner.
Cody Kelley had a great evening on his new Yeti. if you look closely, you may spot something special about his helmet...
The view from the top. One of the coolest things about the Sea Otter DS track is that you can see the whole thing from anywhere alongside the track. As in Bubba Warren eking out a win early in the afternoon.
Caroline Buchanan is ready for Rio and it shows. The horsepower she was pulling out of the gate was unmatched.
Round one upset: 14-year-old Joe Foresta taking out Bryn Atkinson.
Bas Van Steenbergen with a slight edge on Cous Cous but Cous Cous ended up knocking Van Steenbergen out but was, in turn, knocked out before the semis.
Bulldog Vs Kelley. Kelley into 6th for the night.
The Bulldog walking away from Cody Kelley midway through the afternoon.
Jared Graves was having a fantastic afternoon until he took a digger in the same corner as MacDonald in the consolation round.
Beerten Vs Buchanan. Beerten would move on by the skin of her teeth.
Brook MacDonald ejection!
Grubby keeping it low midway down the course.
Beerten and Buchanan battle as the crowd looks on with the infamous turn one in the backdrop.
Buchanan focused in the consolation round.
Joe Foresta completed GT's 1-2-3 podium sweep.
Graves vs MacDonald in the consolation round.
Martin Maes, your 2016 Sea Otter Slalom Champ!
Maes and Foresta celebrate together at the finish line.
Jill Kintner leads out Anneke Beerten to the finish and the hardware.
Graves picks himself up and dusts himself off.
Martin Maes on the gas!
Jill Kintner taking home gold tonight in Monterey.
Martin Maes all alone and out in front.
Maes looks over his shoulder for Foresta at the finish line.
The Women's podium (L-R): Samantha Kingshill (4), Anneke Beerten (2), Jill Kintner (1), and Caroline Buchanan (3).
The men's podium (L-R): Jared Graves (4), Joe Foresta (2), Martin Maes (1), and Brook MacDonald (3).