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.
Every race down has to start with an up.
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.
Tension at the start gate. Beep, beep, beep, go.
Not everyone embraced the “whip it to win it” mentality. Sometimes straight and true is the way to fly.
Scrubbing and squashing was the aim of the game.
You know you’re going fast when…
Not everyone has kit that’s brand new…
There was a ride-around for the drop. We didn’t see anyone take it.
They get younger every year.
Always be looking to where you want to go.
Valet parking: An excellent entrepreneurial idea.
Some riders were more than willing to put on a show for the crowds.
Local ripper Ian Morrison, bar humping his way to 12th place.
Getting sideways was a sure-fire way to get the crowd going.
The Claw even threw his hat in the ring for the race.
Danny Hart throws the thumbs-up after his 10th-place run.
Beer and Hannah chat at the hot seat.
Smith, coming in hot…
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?