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.
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.
The 1-2-3 race was an all out sprint start for the big motors with Rizzle Dizzle taking the win.
This spent racer’s run-over effort got big cheers and chuckles from the crowd.
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.
Thanks to the volunteers and organizers for finding/creating a perfect venue for a great event, hope to see it keep growing.