Sunday, September 11, 2011

Patriot CX 2011

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170 images and 765mb of cyberspace later we have pics of the 1st annual Patriot CX race in Rantoul, Il organized by Karl and the Wild Cards. Decent turnout to a well laid out course featuring plenty of off-camber sections, wooded traversing, long flats circumnavigating a pond and a decent hill that turned into a run-up for plenty of the competitors.

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Photo services arrived for the end of the W-1-2-3/Masters 50+/SS/FG group and saw lots of hard efforts, smooth lines and good recoveries from mishaps in the technical sections.

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The 1-2-3 race was an all out sprint start for the big motors with Rizzle Dizzle taking the win.

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This spent racer’s run-over effort got big cheers and chuckles from the crowd.

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I ran out of memory and gas halfway through the 4’s (HD version). Everyone looked really good, racers were leaving everything out on the course and making it look deceptively easy.

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Thanks to the volunteers and organizers for finding/creating a perfect venue for a great event, hope to see it keep growing.

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