2013 Buckthorn Buster Results Series Point Standings
Lots of season races are still competitive! Matt Millin has the edge, but watch for a shuffle of the top-4 in male long-course solo. The top-3 are still up for grabs in single-speed so keep an eye on Jostein Alvestad to see if he can hold off his competition. Jeff Melcher is not a lock on the short-course standings and could be overtaken by Ted Schaff while the rest of the top-5 could see a re-sorting. Paul Wagner has the inside track to regain his mid-course title, but the top-8 could be in for a big shuffle.
Reminder: The October 12th race counts as two races for riders who have completed at least four other races. A racer’s top four scores count towards the series standings with all additional scores earning three points.
Series Champion Jackets by Primal
Velocity wheelset given to a lucky series racer!
Series awards by Primal! Race awards by RedEye! Hammer! Giant! More!
It’s good that someone actually read the series guideline page all the way to the bottom. It was brought to our attention that the guidelines are out-of-date and indicate that a racer’s top four races will score and all additional races will be worth three bonus points. We will use the stated guidelines for the 2013 season, and series race directors will make a decision as a group regarding the 2014 season.
The October 12th championship race will be scored as stated:
|*The October Championship will count as two races for any series racers who complete four other races.
|The score from the Championship race can therefore replace up to two lower scores of a racer’s four scoring races.
|The October race will count as one race for series racers who complete three or fewer other races.
Thankfully the inconsistency was discovered before it had a major effect on series standings. Sorry for the surprise.
Online registration is still open and will be closing at 10:00pm on 8/23/13. Click HERE to register online.
POST RACE beverage sponsored by Red Eye Brewing Company to all racers over 21.
Updated Course Map
Your 2013 Singlespeed State Champs are Heidi Beck and Jacob Groethe!Jacob Groethe won the men’s XC Race and the Cabin Loop Enduro Stage. Joe Curtes redeemed himself from a disappointing XC result, which eliminated him from GC contention, by winning both the Bermtown and Dragon’s Tail Enduro Stages. Jacob already had the title wrapped up going into the Trike Race Finale but continued his domination by winning the finale as well. Ron Stawicki placed second while Brian Schwaller came in third.
Heidi Beck won the women’s XC Race by less than a minute over Heather Stelljas making the Enduro decisive in determining the women’s champ. Heidi won both the Bermtown and Dragon’s Tail Stages by a slim margin and the two ladies had a dead heat tying on the Cabin Loop. After hard racing all day the ladies decided the strongest woman had won and to not let the Trike Finale alter the GC result and took a Trike parade lap for spectators.
Rock’n Root Set For August 10, 2013
The Rock N’ Root race trail is in excellent condition! The loop is approximately 8.5 miles and features some significant improvements made by a dedicated trail crew this season!
Start working on your endurance legs now! RASTA is hosting the 3rd annual WEMS Rock ‘N Root on August 10 at the Perch Lake shelter at Washburn Lake Silent Sports Trails Area in Rhinelander.
map to Washburn Lake Silent Sports Trails Area
Start times are as follows:
10 Hour: 10 am – final lap must be finished by 8 pm
6 Hour: 1 pm – final lap must be completed by 7 pm
3 Hour: 3 pm – final lap must be completed by 6 pm
Day of race registration will open at 8:30 am
Camping will be available for a $10 fee. Tent camping is allowed along the pit area down by the lake. There is limited space for campers in the parking lot. There is a daily trail fee of $5 for racers who do not have annual passes already. Park rules include no glass, no pets. Plan on staying the night – this is the only weekend that camping is allowed at Perch Lake. Good times are had by all!
The lap is approximately 7 miles and is challenging and hilly. The RASTA crew has done some great work lately!
Or call the race director:
Beth Wagner 715-350-1517
Riders can pick up their pre-ordered WEMS Jerseys at the Rock’n Root. Limited quantities are still available for $60: women’s small and medium, men’s medium
WEMS After Race Shirts are still available for 2013 in large and medium for $16.