RESULTS FOR MARCH 2007:
1) Scott Carpenter 69 1) Greig Engel 60
2) Bill Sanderson 71 2) Kelly Echterling 81
3) Marc Carpenter 76 3) Chris Williams 98
4) David Walkinshaw DNF
1) Carl Hopkins 40 1) Andrew Moreau 27
2) Matt Hopkins 45 2) Josh Mesecher 29
3) Randy Dennis 62 3) Philip Vernaeghe 30
4) Mitch Wing 68 4) Zayne Arndt 32
5) Joe Boyce 91 5) Seth Gray 54
6) Paul Turnbull DNF
Note: Due to the large number of Amateur riders, it was decided to split the class into Amateur and Senior Amateur. That’s a good problem to have.
AMATEUR: SENIOR AMATEUR:
1) Nate Dennis 27 1) Mike Carpenter 10
2) Kirby Woolston 30 2) Harley Griffeon 34
3) Jeff Arndt 34 3) Jim Bridges ??
4) Tim Kristl 43 Tie 4) Russ Amos 41
4) Dillon Woolston 43 Tie 5) Bob Sanderson 62
5) Tony Sargent 44
6) Scott Wheeler 67
7) Steve Smith DNF
MARCH’S EVENT: Riders entertained 9 challenging sections per class set up by Ken Brown, Craig and Ray Lisher, Paul Turnbull and Grieg Engel. Sections 1 and 2 were in the creek by the parking area. Three, 4 and 5 (the hardest of the days event) were in the hillside across from the house. Six thru 9 were in the woods and creek on the other side of the property. Ten was out in the ledges along the driveway and 11 was a new section out by the road. After the event, Bill Sanderson was recounting section number 3. A VERY long section that came in over a huge log, then up a steep wash, over another couple of logs, and on and on. Bill said that he was clean thru 9/10ths of the section, and then of course fived it when he punched the front tire into a ledge at the exit. A three or less would have put him in first place for the Master class. Sound familiar?
Chris Williams just can’t get enough riding. If you don’t know Chris, he’s the one doing wheelies for about 5 miles on the loop between sections. Chris had so much fun in section 10 that he doubled its length by dropping below a tree too early and having to reverse directions and go back above the tree to stay “in the section”. Luckily, his fellow class mates instructed him on how to correct his mistake mid-section, both the first and second loop! Third times a charm!
“Yes, a Rottweiller!” Cheryl Carpenter answering questions about Jason’s dog bite.
“Section 9 was ENGELineered” Grieg Engel invents a new word in reference to a section he laid out.
“Yes your in the right class” Kelly Echterling encouraging Chris Williams to stay in Expert class to keep Kelly out of last place! (NOT FOR LONG! Chris is doing great!)
“I need to change this 9T front sprocket so I can ride the same gear as you guys!” Chris Williams before the second loop at the big wet hillclimb.
“Yes! We don’t ride number 7. Twenty years ago I’d have been mad if we didn’t get to ride a section!” Greig Engel.
“Some day, but today is not the day” Carl Hopkins after holding off Matt from beating him for the first time EVER!
“DAMMIT!” Matt Hopkins after learning he had lost yet again to his Old Man. Note: Carl and Matt were tied after 2 loops, then Carl poured it on in the 3rd loop, winning by 5 points. Of course Matt agonized that he gave it away, taking stupid points on the last loop.
EDITORS NOTE: If you ever have anything you want to contribute to this Newsline, by all means tell me. I can’t be every where during an event and my memory is not so good, so please share your own experiences or observations and especially “NOTABLE QUOTABLES” so I can include them.