GAS club race#3 results and update
The past weekend of 30 and 31 October saw Stonehouse mountain lodge play host to the third race in the GAS club series. Besides a jam packed race day with the usual surprises on the podium and placings it was a fun event that was thoroughly ejoyed by all who attended…
Gravity All Stars DH MTB club is clearly setting the pace in terms of ensuring a full year of riding and racing for DH enthusiasts with the GAS club series that continues after both the provincial and national series. The second ‘weekend away event’ for the 2010 season was a success, not only with regards to race day proceedings but also because it was another opportunity for the riders to stay together at a great venue.
On a totally new and ‘mystery’ track that was revealed on practice day on Saturday there were no advantages for any of the riders and made for good racing, showing that skill and experience will set you apart from the rest. The track was rocky and bumpy, as tracks usually are up here in Gauteng. But if you manage to keep your speed, flow and rhythm you will be rewarded with a white knuckle ride that true to the essence of downhill, as clearly demonstrated by the top three elites. Overall the response from all of the riders were that the track was both testing and fun.
Ryno “The Kaizer” Fourie was just on another level and showed the other riders why he is the top rider in Gauteng by winning with a massive 6 second margin over second placed Marnus Swanepoel. The second and third place elites literally had the other riders eating their dust by opening another 5 second gap between and the remainder of the field of riders.
The overall results are:
1) Ryno Fourie EL 1:20.75
2) Marnus Swanepoel EL 1:26.48
3) Dirk Lourens EL 1:26.86
4) Sean O’Flynn Madden SV 1:31.46
5/6) Laurentius Potgieter SV 1:33.71
5/6) Dustin Rudman SV 1:33.71
7) Mike kemp SV 1:34.45
8 ) Patrick Alexander SP 1:34.75
9) Anthony brookes EL 1:35.49
10) Vivian Viljoen JR 1:38.78
11) Marco Pritchard SP 1:43.29
12) Luke Evans JR 1:43.43
13) Neil Evans SP 1:50.61
14) Joshua Liebenberg SP 2:11.79
Dirk Lourens in 3rd place had to leave before the prize giving proceeding and is not in the picture.
A very big and special thank you has to go out to the owner of Stonehouse mountain lodge, Michael Fiekert who allowed us to build the new track for the event, and also ensuring there is yet another track for future DH events. The lodge boasts great facilities and is a great destination for any mountain biker who wants to get away for a weekend of great riding. For more information please go to www.stonehousemountainlodge.com
Also thank you the medical services of ER24 who always ensures safety is our number one priority. And lastly, but by no means least, thank you to Mike and the team at Mikes Bikes for sponsoring the prizes for the weekend. Visit them in Greenside for all your mountain biking needs or for more info go to www.mikesbikes.co.za