July 5, 2006 – Well what more could you ask for at Canada’s Largest DH and 4X series, 27 degrees, sun and clouds and a former National Championship course. The roots and rocks were out in force to make sure those used to tamer southern Ontario courses finally knew what body armour was for. This course has been prepped, bermed and manicured into one of the finest DH race courses in Canada and it showed, as this event turned into the largest turnout for a DH race at Camp Fortune since the 2000 Canadian Nationals.
In the Juniors it was all about the locals, these guys live right around the corner and had a home field advantage on their favourite course with Lee Boeyen being the first to smash the 3 minute barrier, followed by Willy Cadham and Alex Conlon.
In the Elite womens field it was Gravitesse rider Genevieve Gagnon who cruised to 1st with a 10 second lead over Sheila Morris and Celina Moore..
But when it came down to the elite men it was going to be a tough race with many of Canada’s top elite racers attending, in the end it was Sweet Pete/Devinci’s Peter McClean who broke the 2:50 mark with a blazing 2:48. Next was Norco Factory rider Derek Cowell only 1 second behind and Team Devinci Daredevil rider Dominick Menard in 3rd.
1. Peter McLean Sweet Pete`s, Etobicoke 2:48.360
2. Derek Cowell Norco Factory Team, Brampton 2:49.454
3. Dominick Menard Laval, QC 2:52.501
Junior Expert Men
1. Lee Boeyen Quebec 2:52.722
2. Willy Cadham Ottawa 3:01.715
3. Alex Conlon Quebec 3:02.354
1. Genevieve Gagnon, Quebec 3:35.196
2. Sheila Morris, Race / Momentum, Barrie 3:44.775
3. Celina Moore, Race / Momentum, Barrie 3:54.220
I can’t thank enough our amazing support staff, Lee Allen (right hand man), Kris Somers (MC/DJ), Allan Hawley and his timing staff Jackie and Greg, Camp Fortune Pro Patrol , Matt Woods the course builder and Camp Fortune staff (Peter and Pierre), WANT beverages for taking over the BBQ and ofcourse the amazing volunteers and sponsors:
Cycle-Solutions.com Bike Store, Norco Performance Bikes, Kenda Tires, Titec Components, WANT beverages, BMO, CIBC, Dropmachine.com, Wallace Precision Cycles, Kreater Custom Motorcycles , Privateer Racing, Hydro One and Wrex Racing Gear
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