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Crankworx Fox Air DH Photo Report

Track Side Snaps from A-Line

Words by Matthew Lee. Photos by Kaz Yamamura.
August 15th, 2013

It was a day of close calls, rain squalls, costumes, and heckling on the mountain during the 2013 edition of the Fox Air DH at Crankworx. Stevie Smith continued his winning ways with a 4:12.08 run that put him on top of the podium. In second place was Sick Mick Hannah, with a 4:13.85, and Devinci Global Racing teammate Nick Beer in third, with a 4:15.21.  On the women’s side, Seattle native Jill Kintner sped into first with a 4:34.48. Garbanzo DH winner Emmeline Ragot came second with a 4:39.03, and Floriane Pugin snagged third with a 4:44.52.

Our fearless interns were back on course again today to snag the highlights of the race. Below are some of their choice shots.

Crankworx, Air DH, Fox, Whistler, A-Line

Every race down has to start with an up.

Jill Kintner, Norco, Crankworx, Fox Air DH, Whistler, A-Line

Jill Kintner works through her pre-race warmup. After her results today, we wouldn’t be surprised to see more trainers at the top of the hill in the future.

Crankworx, Fox Air DH, Whistler, A-Line

Tension at the start gate. Beep, beep, beep, go.

Crankworx, Fox Air DH, Whistler, A-Line

Not everyone embraced the “whip it to win it” mentality. Sometimes straight and true is the way to fly.

Crankworx, Fox Air DH, Whistler, A-Line

Scrubbing and squashing was the aim of the game.

Crankworx, Fox Air DH, Whistler, A-Line

You know you’re going fast when…

Crankworx, Whistler, Fox Air DH, A-Line

Not everyone has kit that’s brand new…

Crankworx, Fox Air DH, Whistler, A-Line

There was a ride-around for the drop. We didn’t see anyone take it.

Crankworx, Fox Air DH, Whistler, A-Line

They get younger every year.

Crankworx, Fox Air DH, Whistler, A-Line

Always be looking to where you want to go.

Crankworx, Fox Air DH, Whistler, A-Line

Valet parking: An excellent entrepreneurial idea.

Crankworx, Fox Air DH, Whistler, A-Line

Some riders were more than willing to put on a show for the crowds.

Crankworx, Fox Air DH, Whistler, A-Line

Local ripper Ian Morrison, bar humping his way to 12th place.

Crankworx, Fox Air DH, Whistler, A-Line

Getting sideways was a sure-fire way to get the crowd going.

Crankworx, Fox Air DH, Whistler, A-Line

The Claw even threw his hat in the ring for the race.

Crankworx, Fox Air DH, Whistler, A-Line

Danny Hart throws the thumbs-up after his 10th-place run.

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Beer and Hannah chat at the hot seat.

Crankworx, Fox Air DH, Whistler, A-Line

Smith, coming in hot…

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Stevie Smith salutes the crowd after his winning run.

Full race results can be found HERE


With Smith successfully defending his crown, who’s looking forward to the next race on Sunday?