Our team Jass Racing won 3rd place in the corporate division this weekend at the Dawn to Dusk Mountain Bike Race at McDowell Mountain Regional Park. Our team was awesome! The weather was perfect! The competition was fierce! The event was sold out!
The competition was tougher than expected. We were in 6th place for most of the day. With our goal to make the podium, we really started to put the hammer down and gaining valuable time back.By our 8th lap we were in fourth place and five minutes out of 3rd place. Wyll cranked out a one hour lap to pull us within about 30 seconds of 3rd place. For our 9th and final lap, the 3rd place team rider left about 30 seconds in front of Jay and the 5th place rider left about 20 seconds behind Jay. The battle was going to be between 3rd, 4th and 5th place.
About 1 mile into the 9th lap, Jay passed the 3rd place rider without a problem, but then about 1/2 mile later, the 5th place rider caught and passed Jay. Jay jumped onto his wheel and followed him up the 6 mile climb. They battled it out switching places for another 8 miles. Within the final mile, the 5th place team rider dropped his chain and Jay pulled away for our 3rd place victory. Jay’s final lap time was a blistering 57 minutes flat. The fastest lap for our team all day.
Thanks to DCB Extreme Adventures for putting on such a great event! Can’t wait until next year!