Monday, August 9, 2010

Birch Bump at Buck Hill and Border Battle in WI

Not only has the weather been hot the month of August, so has the racing. Team members have been blazin' it up the past two weekends, hitting Birch Bump at Buck Hill and the big Border Battle at White Tail Corporate park in River Falls, WI last weekend. Congratulations to the Elite class in taking top honors at Buck Hill. A good battle going on with Peace Coffee, title sponsor of the Minnesota Series, for the overall. Currently the team sits sixth overall in the omnium and looking forward to a strong finish to the season.

Start of the Elite race at Buck Hill as Sam Oftedahl and Eric Thompson keep the front of the field in check.

Jeremy Dirk in the front in Comp at Buck Hill. Jeremy pinned a top 10 finish at the Border Battle this past weekend. Nicely done!!
Eric Thompson running second at Buck Hill who was out in front for a while en route to a third place finish. Eric nailed a top 10 at the Border Battle, just a minute and a half from the top five in a stacked field.
Sam Oftedahl hanging on to Eric Thompson's wheel before passing him at the end for second. Sam was 11th at the Border Battle.

Eric Oftedahl having a great result with a sixth place finish at Buck Hill. Eric O was running good at the Border but ripped a sidewall and had to drop.
Elite female rider Corey Coogan taking the final singletrack turn and a fourth place finish overall at Buck. Corey was 9th at the Border Battle.
Jake Richards moving up in the Elite men. Jake was running top 10 before flatting on the last lap and running the rest of the lap to finish 25th.
Eric Lebow rolling to a 31st place finish in the Elite class.

Denny Barry rolling nicely in the Sport race.

Casey Hildenbrandt recorded a 11th place finish in the JR Open race at Border Battle.

Look for recaps from team riders in the skinnyski recap on Wednesday.

Good luck this weekend to team riders racing in 24 hour events and Matt Engen who is doing the Leadville 100. Keep the wheels moving!

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