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Beech Mountain Race February 11-12, 2017

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GSOC Racer Blog

By David Lippucci—Race Director

dlippucci@nc.rr.com

 

The GSOC has earned a shared first place position with Winston-Salem in the Eastern Division after our third race at Beech Mountain February 11-12, 2017.  We look forward to the Sugar 2 race in two weeks to push ahead to retain our first place status. 

Saturday’s slalom offered ultra mild temperatures in the 40’s and 50’s with fog and clouds that settled around Beech mountains 5545 ft. vertical that offered line of sight for about three gates.  Division 2 started first with a slightly technical set.  Luckily we were able to salt the course to retain a hard surface throughout the race.  Division 1 started an hour after with a much more technical track with poor visibility and “divot” ruts.

Sundays GS conditions mirrored Saturday but only warmer.  Fog and clouds came in and left for the first half of racers on Division 1 then let up for the rest of the day.  A set between 20 and 25 meters between GS gates along with some late ruts favored smooth racers on longer boards.  Division 2 started and ended with overcast conditions with on and off rain in flat light.  Division 2 used Division 1’s track as it had the most salt and harder surface.   Chad Hooks, our visually impaired athlete finished his first timed runs this season!  Chad and his guide Roger Brown decided to let Chad go first with Roger following, giving Chad instructions through an inside the helmet speaking/hearing device.

Congratulations to the following GSOC racers who finished first, second or third at the Beech race February 11-12, 2017:

Jake Laroe—Third, flight 1 Slalom, First GS

Dan Shurkus—First, Flight 2 Slalom, Second GS

Liz Beadle—Third, flight 2 GS

Blake Justice—Third, flight 4 Slalom

Doug Laroe—First, flight 5 Slalom

Keegan Clary—First, flight 8 GS

Phillip Clary—Second, flight 11 GS

Darren Smith—Third, flight 13 Slalom

Jukka Kayhko—Third, flight 13 GS

Mathew Smith—Third, flight 14 Slalom, second GS

Gareth Williams—First, flight 17 slalom and GS!!

Congratulations to Stuart Williams on qualifying to race during the slalom event.  

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