Frank took it to the house yesterday!!! He is the Montana State Champ. Other Champions crowned were Chance Cooke, Murphy Woodhouse, and Lisa Curry. What a great day of racing. The course was great and the racing was undpredictable and exciting.
The masters race was competitive. With Chance racing it didn't look like Steve would be able to run away with it. They formed a nice group at the front that also had John Fiore and a couple other riders. The Flathead guys worked together with Chance eventually riding away for the title. Steve won the spring for second. Props to B Ruby for racing!
The women's race was filled with drama. First off it was a great field. It looked like 10 or so riders, event without the Gaskill sisters. Early on Danyel Longmire took the lead and looked tough. Lisa fell and Danyel squirted to a 10 second lead. Danyel slipped in a tricky corner and banged herself up really bad. She could not finish. Lisa took the reins from there. Michelle raced consistent, like she has all year and was up there for second place.
In a suprising men's B, Murphy took the championship!!! He came out of nowhere to bring home the title. He battled all race, hanging with the leaders.
The men's A was won by Frank G. Him and John early on showed they were the one's to beat. It was a two man battle all race long. Frank took it in the end. John had a great race for second, and Bill Martin rounded out the top 3. Great racing by Bill, to get a Missoulian on the podium.
More race reports and photos coming soon......
John Seiber Men's B, Master, Women photos, http://www.jpsphotos.net/gallery/displaythumbs.cfm?e=71&c=1&m=3
J.W. Newton Missoula Race photos, WOW