Posted by Editoress on 05/7/08
Cycle Solutions O-Cup DH#1 - Presented by Commençal bikes May 4th at Kelso Conservation area, Milton ON
Report courtesy Peter Appleton, Sirbikealot Racing
It was a wild start to the first race of the season, rain hammered the Niagara Escarpment for 3 consecutive days, culminating in a 7hr drenching on Saturday's practice day. However it could not dampen the spirits of the riders, if anything it motivated them more. Our second ever largest turnout was welcomed by sun on Sunday morning which combined with some wind dried the course out nicely for race runs.
A great women's field was trumped by Sheila (the great) Morris (Cycle Solutions/Angry Johnny's), chasing her down were Kristen (Poisonfrog.ca) and Caroline (Jamis/Bikezone) both getting in under the 2min mark!
1. Sheila MorrisCycle (Solutions/Angry Johnny's Racing) 1:44.903
2. Kristen Courtney (Poisonfrog.ca) 1:57.842
3. Caroline Arsenault (Jamis/Bikezone Racing) 2:00.185
Next up everyone was watching the Junior Expert field, the return of Rob Fraser (Poisonfrog.ca) and Andrew Gotuaco (Sweet Petes) along with newcomer and last years cadet champ Robert Bailey (Commencal). And surprise surprise guess who showed up on the podium Rob, then Andrew, the Robert!
1. Rob Fraser (Poisonfrog.ca) 1:29.863
2. Andrew Gotuaco (Sweet Pete's) 1:36.066
3. Robert Bailey (Commençal) 1:37.750
The anticipation grew, as the day progressed, waiting for the Pro Men's event. Would all this extra time help dry out the course??? Yes it would! Drew threw down the gauntlet with a ripper a full 2 seconds faster than the fastest time of the day. Tom followed up with a stellar 2nd place and Brandon pulled in a healthy and well deserved 3rd.
1. Drew Pautler (Primary-Devinci) 1:24.385
2. Tom Kakamousias (Cycle Solutions/AngryJohnny's Racing) 1:26.923
3. Brandon Cassell (Adrenaline Racer/Industry Skate Park) 1:29.131
Our next stop is back here at Kelso June 14/15. We are building a brand new course so be ready for something sweet!
We can't thank enough our amazing support staff, Lee Allen, Kris Somers (MC/DJ), Allan Hawley and his timing staff, Kelso Pro Patrol and staff (Barb and Simon) and ofcourse the amazing volunteers and sponsors:
Cycle-Solutions.com Bike Store, Commencal Bikes, Norco Performance Bikes , Kenda Tires, Titec Components, Dropmachine.com, Privateer Racing, To Wheels, Industry Bike park, Trident Distribution, Gamut, YODO bike, E-13, Atomlab and Azonic.
For full results go to the OCA
For more information on the Ontario Cup DH/4X scene go to www.sirbikealotracing.com
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