Fire 5 Downhill Race Series – Race #2 Recap

Well, folks, Race #2 of the Fire 5 Downhill Race Series is a wrap and it did not disappoint! We started out with the Lil’ Shredders on Saturday, and let me tell you, those pint-sized kiddos ripped it down the technical and skinny turns of Sierra like it was no biggie – we were sure impressed by the youngest shredder, 5-year-old Titus, giving it his best!

Lil Shredders Race #2

LIL SHREDDERS
1    399     Sam Araiza
2   668      Ethan Hofmeister
3   494      Maddex Theil

The racing continued Sunday, where the juniors, open men and women, and pro men and women left the brakes at home and hung on for dear life through the chunky chunk of Mini Boogie into the flowy berms of Diesel (don’t be fooled, though, Diesel still gave them a run for their money!). The categories were pretty competitive, with top spots being nabbed by only seconds. There were a couple categories that left cash money and sweet prizes up for grabs (we’re lookin at you, lady shredders!) but overall, we couldn’t have asked for a better group of riders!

Fire 5 Race #2

JUNIOR BOYS
1    334     Seth Pritchard
2   330     Brenden Hofmeister
3   332     Brenden Gilliland

OPEN WOMEN
1   630     Kristine Krauss

OPEN MEN
1   455     Ulysses Yarbrough
2   450    Dee Larsen
3   453    Joshua Squires

MASTER MEN
1   685     Clay Kimsey
2   682    Chad Judd
3   686    Ronald Cura

PRO WOMEN
1   286     Lindsay Yost
2   287     Kim Godfrey

PRO MEN
1   67       Chris Boice
2   68      Juan Del Castillo
3   71       Tucker VanOrmer

NEXT TIME

The series continues Labor Day weekend, and we gotta say, you won’t wanna miss it. This one is a double header, with everyone’s favorite Boulder Dash, freshened up with a few new sections that will be sure to please, slated for Saturday; and a yet-to-be-announced downhill course for Sunday. Sound like a lot of effort? Don’t worry, we’re sweetening the pot –  on top of our usual top-notch prizes from Fox and Schwalbe, there will be $1000 payouts and Fox Carbon ProFrame helmets on the line. Yeah, we can hear you drooling from here. So get yourself pre-registered to save $10 on your entry fee and 50% on lift tickets all weekend, and don’t miss the premiere race event of the summer!

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Thank you to all the competitors, sponsors, and hard-working event and mountain staff that make this race series possible and fun!

Mountain staff Jared and Tucker find some shade while timing the Fire 5 race

Event Manager Kari stands on the podium      Racers wait for awards at El Jefe's     Santa Fe Brewing beer   Lady racers waiting for awards