[FWM News] Mammoth DH/SG speed races

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Sun Feb 3 13:45:40 PST 2019

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Wow. Just... WOW!!! What an amazing, spectacular, incredible event we had with four days of DH and SG speed racing at Mammoth Mountain on Jan. 24.27. It really doesn't get any better than this - comfortable, sunny weather, fantastic conditions on the speed track, top-notch support from the Mammoth Mountain Race Department throughout. Talk about smiles all around - yeah!!
Despite some worries about whether the 5-6 ft of new snow from the preceding weekend would pack in enough, Thursday's DH training day opened with a sunny day on the World Cup/Fascination course. With many competitors coming in without any speed practice this season, most took the first training run to get used to the hill and the speed. Giggles and smiles spread at the finish as competitors realized how great the track ran, and enthusiastically cycled around to open it up on the second training run.

The good times kept rolling with two DH races on Friday, with the first race counting in the 2019 masters National Speed Series as well as our Far West season scoring. It was great to be joined by competitors from Rocky and Intermountain travelling the speed series tour.

Despite pleas for another day of DH racing, on Saturday we switched to two SG races on the World Cup/Terries course. Again, the first race of the morning counted for the Speed Series. Ho hum, another perfect day in masters racing paradise - spectacular conditions, beautiful weather, great snow conditions on the course. Pretty incredible!

Sunday wrapped up the event with... another fantastic race day and a final SG race. Everyone hated to see it end, but it was an amazing event and great preparation for the masters national championships coming up Mar. 17-23 at Mammoth

Complete results are posted on the *farwestmasters.org* Race Results <https://farwestmasters.org/raceinfo/2019/results> page along with the updated Season Standings <https://farwestmasters.org/raceinfo/2019/standings> rankings for 2019. Speed series results are published on the NSS page on usalpinemasters.org <https://usalpinemasters.org/2019/nss>.


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