Photos by: Monique Spaulding
Report by: Quinton Spaulding
Upon our departure from Vegas on Friday, heading towards Fontana for round # 2 of the Winter Series, we were treated to some epic “mountain scenery“.
Going through Cajon Pass was nasty to say the least.
The following morning brought us beautiful crisp blue skies.
Don Jackson had his hands full this past weekend. He ran pumps 24/7 to drain the lake that had formed in the pit area.
The KHS pits were swamped (excuse the pun)… we were flooded with onlookers, racers, fans, promoters family and friends alike throughout the weekend.
The first event on the agenda was the Super D. Naish Ulmer stood on the podium for the second consecutive race of this series representing KHS.
People of interest this past weekend: Gee Atherton , Danny Macaskill , Kyle Strait…
…Dan and Rachel Atherton…
… Jeremiah Dylan Dean and Melissa Buhl in the house.
Danny Macaskill and the Atherton’s pose for our KHS paparazzi.
Unfortunately Danny’s weekend of racing ended abruptly during Saturday’s downhill training… he went over the bars and broke his collarbone.
Blake Carney had a great day of 4X racing Saturday, winning all his heat races to the final.
He chased former World Champ Eric Carter all the way to the finish line and took 2nd overall.
This puts Carney into 2nd place for the overall points chase and 4X title.
The shuttle lines were continuously busy and efficient as always.
The “bike trials event” is a newer addition to this series, and it would seem that these guys attracted some attention from the Sheriffs Department during their competition Saturday evening.
The awesome California conditions prevailed Sunday morning for the DH finals.
Binggeli had his strongest DH result ever at Fontana against a stacked field of riders.
Blake Carney finished a respectable 13th place in a field of 42 racers.
Naish Ulmer rounded out the top 20 for KHS.
The speeds combined with the favorable track conditions made these corners feel phenomenal.
I crashed in my final and was relegated to the back, but the race conditions were simply amazing, and we had tons of fun.
Below are some great images from Sunday’s training and race runs, compliments of Andy from Blue Fire Pictures (www.bluefirepictures.com)
Rider – Logan Binggeli
Rider – Quinton Spaulding
Rider – Blake Carney
Rider – Jim De Haven
Left to right: Elich Jackson, Logan Binggeli (KHS Factory), Gee Atherton (AnimalCommencal), Eric Carter (GT Factory), Rich Houseman (Intense Cycles), Jon Buckell (Foes Racing)
VERY STRONG PODIUM!!!!
PRO MEN TOP 20
Melissa BLAZED the ladies field besting her closest competitor Leigh Donovan (Intense Cycles) by more than 13 seconds.
KHS “B-Team” Captain Jim De Haven had an excellent weekend taking the number 1 spot!!
KHS “B-Team” rider Tony Landy on the podium for KHS.
Please stay tuned for more race updates as they become available.
All the best,