SDDRL # 35 “The Stand”
Max Capps loves being “on time.” This is him sitting in the car an hour before anyone else showed up. Photo By: Leecifer.
November 13, 2011. The crew met up for another SDDRL (San Diego downhill racing league) Outlaw race. The race was scheduled to start at 12 with about 30 minutes of practice but these things are never on time. Over an hour later after everyone showed up the we caravaned to the hill and started racing right away.
Ben Hryn swoops his arm over the camera and photog. Photo By: Leecifer
Max Capps (gold helmet), Ryan Ricker (white helmet) and Key Dougherty (black helmet) halfway down the hil in a tight pack. Photo by: Leecifer
The hill was a steep drop which flattened out for about 100 ft then dropped again to the finish line. The radar guns had the open riders topped out at 48 m.p.h and the groms topped out at 43 m.p.h according to a radar gun at the bottom of the hill.
Tim Del Rosario (skins) and Ben Hryn (right) neck and neck coming into the second drop trailed by Rick Kludy. Photo by: Leecifer
Tim Del Rosario (left), Max Capps (center) and Ben Hryn (right) come in neck and neck and neck towards the second part of the race course in the final heat. Photo by: Leecifer
Heats were run one after the other and the actual race part didn’t take too much time. The racing was close with tight packs and some close finishes. We ran the final heat 10 minutes before San Diego’s finest showed up to let us know we were not welcome back ever.
Walk faster Max. He’s coming for you. Photo by: Leecifer.
We then moved to another hill to BBQ and do the podium. Our new police officer friends showed up again to our new location kicking us out, this time off of a public street. So we were able to complete the race minutes before the cops came.
Spencer Adams (left) throws the football around while waiting for the burgers to cook. Ben Hryn (right) waits for another chance to catch the football. Photo by: Leecifer
Tye Donnelly cooking up burgers. Darin Neiner picking which trophy he wants and some SDDRLer’s swooping on food. This is what SDDRL is all about. Photo by: Leecifer
What’s in the football Key? Shady….. Photo by: Leecifer.
After our first BBQ was shut down we moved it to the bottom of a long driveway belonging to friends of SDDRL. The driveway known as Hamburger Hill featured several hairpin turns, leading up to a few enormous houses at the top. This hill was rad and had a super gnarly off camber left hairpin turn near the bottom.
Max Capps navigates the gnarliest corner ever with steeze. Photo by: Leecifer.
Carter Monacell gets extra steezy at Hamburger Hill with this roastbeef slide. Photo by: Leecifer.
Chance Vinograd makes a double grab slide look easy. Photo by: Leecifer.
Carter Monacell throws a toeside predrift overlooking the valley.
After all was said and done we held the award ceremony and handed out some shwag from the sponsors. – Leecifer
1st- Chance Vinograd
2nd- Elijah Vinograd
3rd- Ethan Vinograd
4th- Carter Monacell
Photo By: Leecifer. Grom podium. 1st (center)- Chance Vinograd. 2nd (left)- Elijah Vinograd. 3rd (right)- Ethan Vinograd. 4th (bottom)- Carter Monacell
1st- Justin Clark
2nd- Darin Neiner
3rd- Tye Donnelly
Photo by: Leecifer. Masters podium shot. 1st (center)- Justin Clark. 2nd (left)- Darin Neiner. 3rd (right)- Tye Donnelly
1st- Tim Del Rosario
2nd- Max Capps
3rd- Ben Hryn
Photo by: Leecifer. Open division podium shot. 1st (center)- Tim Del Rosario. 2nd- (left)- Max Capps. 3rd (right)- Ben Hryn
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