Posted by Editoress on 11/24/10
Well it was a bummer way to finish the season [race cancelled] .... anti climatic....but when you have things like this happen there is really nothing you can do. I want to remind everyone that Shawnigan Lake School had a lot of stuff going on with the snow on Saturday; buildings without power and water...students apparently go a little wild when it snows....so the bike race was not a priority for them. They have been great hosts in the past and we hope that we can go back there again in 2011.
As it turns out we were up there on Sunday to pick up the trailer and there was one guy that did show up to race while we were there! As fun as the race would have been I am not sure it would have been the best finish to what has been a very competitive season. A lot would and could have gone wrong for a lot of racers....but it sure would have been fun! We do look forward to a snow race some day!
What has been decided is that the series points stand after six races. The seventh race will be considered everyone's drop or 0 point/low score race. There was no perfect manner in which to do this and we did not have any set rules, but at the onset of the series we said that six races of the series would count. So that is what we are doing. I know that it benefits some, and those are the people that showed up to race at all or almost all of the races and had consistent results. So we feel that the spirit of the competitive series is good and our method is valid. I hope everyone agrees.
2010 Series Winners
1st Place: Mitchell Thacker
2nd Place: Regan Pringle
3rd Place: Chris Dickenson
1st Place: Jamie Emery
2nd Place: Brent Stubbs
3rd Place: Peter Wellsman
1st Place: Dawn Anderson
2nd Place: Joele Guynup
3rd Place: Amanda Wakleing
1st Place: Drew MacKenzie
2nd Place: Dylan Tremblay
3rd Place: Steve Bachop
Best Rookie Season - Jeff Drew. After winning a couple of races in Intermediate Jeff moved up to Expert and had a few top-10 performances. In the last race in Port Alberni he was on track for a top-5 until an untimely flat on the last lap of the race.
Most Improved Female - Amanda Wakeling. After a great rookie season two years ago, where she dominated the women's beginner category at 13 years old...last year Amanda was 11th in the Open Women for the series. A few DNF's. Sickness and some sub-par results. This year she came back and got stronger towards the end of the season and placed third overall for the series. All at 15 years old. Plus she was the youngest female at National Champs racing the elite women.
Most Improved Male - Regan Pringle. After wallowing mid to back of the pack of Intermediate in 2009, Regan stepped it up and won three races in the intermediate category this season.
See the full report with photos etc
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