BRIEF STOMACH OF ANGER RACE REPORT
Lots of Bastards showed up and represented with some great rides, and groovy cross style at the first Stomach of Anger Race. While the new course was a bit bumpy, you couldn't say that the SOA hadn't done their work. Grass was mowed down, raked, it was well marked, and had a wonderful bunch of turns, berms, the some off-camber, and a whole lot of fun (once you let the air out of your tires). By the end of the day it was getting a nice groove to it and should be in even better condition by the next race. The promoters were, great, neat swag for the winners, the scoring was top-notch and all you had to worry about was having fun. On side note, this looks like its going to be a dedicated cross park for the city of Lansing, similar to the park in Louisville.
As far as Bastards and West Siders we had Scott Nason doing his first official cross race coming in at the very top (4th!) of a big 35 plus Cat 4 field. Well done Scott. Big Mac was flying in a super tough Cat 3 race and had a great race despite a lung full of bubonic plague. Patrick Drueke, who has been racing all over the place, was also in the brutal B/Cat 3 race. Good to see you Patrick! ANOTHER LATE ADDITION: Scott Walburn also hit it hard in the blazing fast Bs and took 11th out of 30+ racers. Nice job Scott!
Nancy Lange was competitive as always and I believe she made the podium in the women's Cat 4. Cupcake (aka) Laura M took the win in the women's Elite Cat 123 race and even did a shot of some really nasty whisky while clearing the barriers. NOW THAT'S style! Craig (Flying Bats) and Fast Freddy took on the States Top Elites, as well as top 45 plus guys in a huge battle. Freddy took 4th in a really, really hard battle. Anyway it was a great race - nice to see old friends, race hard (man I am so tired today!) roll tires, knock wheels loose, crash, and all the fun that is cross racing. I hope to have some photos as soon as Andrea Tucker posts her photos, later today.
Next week: MUNSON NIGHT RACE!
If you like racing under the lights, this is the place to be. But more on that later. It's only Monday.