Transition Factory Racing: Jill Kintner takes PRO GRT win, and Lars Sternberg 7th in mens
The Transition Racing crew arrived in NH on Wed evening and hit the venue for setup, a little park riding, and course walk. The course looked to be pretty challenging full of roots, rocks and multiple line choices in many areas. The Highland Park crew did a fantastic job designing the course.
05.16.11 The Transition Racing crew arrived in NH on Wed evening and hit the venue for setup, a little park riding, and course walk. The course looked to be pretty challenging full of roots, rocks and multiple line choices in many areas. The Highland Park crew did a fantastic job designing the course.
Saturday evening brought the weather the forecast was calling for and before you know it race day arrived with pouring rain. The team qualified really well with Jill in first, and Lars in 5th. After a little break in the racing but not in the rain, it was time for the finals.
Jill came down first and defended her qualifying position, and placed 1st again. This is two victories in a row for Jill who extended her points lear in the series. Next off was Lars who came down a little slower than qualifying and finished 7th overall. The course proved to be a challenge getting slower and slower throughout the day.
Jill commented "I am stoked to get some solid practice in here for the World Cups, and support US racing at the same time!"
Lars said "What a day! The course was pretty hard to guage. There were a lot of places that you were going so slow it felt like you could get off and walk faster. Definitely hard to stay motivated to continue on and charge it. I'm pretty pleased with the outcome. Once again proud of Jill. I could tell I was running a little slower than quali's, pretty stoked with the result though and looking to build on it in the coming weeks"
The team is now off to the Pro GRT # 3 at Plattekill Bike park. See you there!
1 - Neko Mulally (Trek) - 2:20.95
2 - Aaron Gwin (Trek) - 2:23.45
3 - Justin Leov (Trek) - 2:24.70
4 - Curtis Keene (Specialized/SRAM) - 2:27.04
5 - Cody Warren (DRD/Intense/X-Fusion) - 2:27.69
6 - Richie Rude (Yeti Fox National team) - 2:28.32
7 - Lars Sternberg (TransitionRacing/Fox Racing Shox) - 2:29.67
1 - Jill Kintner (Transition/Red Bull) - 2:50.52
2 - Joanna Petterson (Specialized) - 3:01.30
3 - Lauren Daney (Specialized/Grom) - 3:12.35
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