It was a little different experience this weekend at Snow Trails, OH for the last set of local USASA SBX races. And by different, I mean it was actually winter again. Cold temps, fresh snow and a fun course with 5-person heats made for a really enjoyable day of competition (Kudo's to Pete and his staff with the USASA Snow Ohio Region for running the event).
Ale of Haleakala Racing (see Athlete Bio Page), who's already qualified for Nationals, used the starts as a tune-up and prep for the big event and won 2 more Gold Medals for her collection. She took on competitors from a younger age group (Jams 18-22) besides riding against her own (Masters 30-39). Other than one slip-up (finishing 5th), Ale showed solid consistency taking a 3rd, two 2nd place and two 1st place finishes during her other heats. See video of a few of Ale's races here.
As of 2-12-12, both Ale and Jb are ranked #1 nationally in the Masters Age Division (look up real-time USASA National Rankings here). Next stop: USASA Nationals in Copper Mountain, CO!