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May 16/05 10:52 am - Ontario Cup DH #1

Posted by Editoress on 05/16/05

Ontario Cup DH #1 Shatters Attendance Record
Report by Peter Appleton, Sirbikealot Racing and Promotions

It rained all night before the race but that didn't dampen spirits for the first Ontario Cup DH race of the year, in fact we broke the attendance record!!

Congrats to all of you for breaking the O-Cup DH attendance record, the old record was 203, we shattered it with 226!!!!!!!!

From all the feedback I'm glad everyone had a great time. I think the course held together pretty good considering the downpour the night before, lots of people seemed to havin' a great time and that's what it's all about.

It was great to see the muddy faces, twisted bikes, team tents and Kris the MC whuppin it up!

The race saw some light rain fall right before the expert and elite fields which made things a little more slick than it was for the bulk of the field before them and resulted in a few more crashes. But it was two wily veterans who took the elite fields with Eric Cseff stomping the men and Sheila Morris squeeking by for top spot.

Senior Elite men

1. Eric Cseff (Rocky Mountain Bicycles/Adobe) 1:11.246
2. Peter McLean (Sweet Pete's) 1:13.054
3. Brandon Cassell (Ind) 1:19.981
4. Robert Bateman (Ind) 1:21.476
5. Peter Appleton ( 1:22.179

Senior Elite Women

1. Sheila Morris (Ind) 1:29.226
2. Michelle Waechter (Ind) 1:29.566
3. Annedore Bock (Fly Gurlz) 1:40.575

Junior Expert
1. Derek Cowell (Ind) 1:12.917
2. Brian Serneels (Ind) 1:18.056 5.140
3. John French (McBride Cycle) 1:21.305

Full results are up at in the news section.

Thanks to all for showing up and supporting our sport. I look forward to seeing you all at the Saugeen 4X race June 4th, if you have never been to a 4X make this race, racing shoulder to shoulder with your buddies is so much fun!! Everyone is guaranteed 3 heats of racing and there is plenty of practice time in the moring to dial the course in.

I remember last year at the Hardwood duel, there were so many people who told me they weren't sure if they were going to do the race but afterwards they told me they'd never miss it again, so much fun and lots of stories and carnage!!

It wouldn't be possible to hold these races without the generous support of Cycle Solutions, Norco Bikes, Kenda Tires, Wrex Racing, Dangerboy, Titec, Hoots Gear, Race Technology, Kreater Custom Motorcycles, Fuel Bars, and E-13.

Sirbikealot Racing would also like to thank Allan Hawley's timing crew, the
Canadian Ski Patrol and the great staff at Kelso Consevation Area


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