Sunday, May 13, 2001 -- Canaan Valley Resort State Park - Canaan Valley, WV
24 Miles of Canaan - WVMBA Point Series #4 (iPO Event Id#: 2622)
Story and photos by Dave McKain
[Overall Results] [Results by Class]
Pictures: [Set 1] [Set 2] [Set 3] [Set 4] [Set 5] [Set 6] [Set 7] [Set 8] [Set 9]
[Set 10] [Set 11] [Set 12] [Set 13] [Set 14] [Set 15] [Set 16] [Set 17] [Set 18] [Set 19] [Set 20]
Sets 11 & 12 added 5/17/01 compliments of Diann Clothier
Sets 13 - 20 added 5/30/01 compliments of Warren Catlett
Past Coverage:   
Race Report from Ryan O'Connor
Hello race fans! The 24 miles of Canaan has been kind to me over the
past few years. I piped Gunnar there in '99, I cringe just thinking
about how bad it felt trying to get away from him on that last
lap. Last year went well, although I still haven't found time to use
my stay at the Canaan Valley Resort. So this year I hoped to repeat of
course. Mr. Wait had other ideas and it's about time! The race started
with the obligatory crazy first corner, Ms. Haywood dove to the
inside going a lot faster than the rest of us and shook a few of the
boys up I think. I promptly got pinched about 10 back as we began the
first dirt section. Someone kept telling me, "On your right,...On Your
Right...ON YOUR RIGHT..." I don't think he understood the silence but
he seemed to understand the logic of the flaring rear wheel.
Although Ryan's race report did a good job presenting the expert class, he didn't mention that Jay Duffy was in the thick of the fray. Nearing the end of the second of three laps, Duffy was in the train with O'Connor and Waite while T.J. Platt was hanging back about 30 seconds. Over the third lap, Platt caught up with Duffy and, at the finish line, was able to take third by a mere second.
After a long absence from the WVMBA circuit, Missy Showman came down
from SW Pennsylvania to give it go. For those who haven't been around
for a while, Missy and Sue Haywood used to duke it out on a regular
basis with Missy sweeping both WVMBA races at Canaan in 1998. After
three laps it was Sue taking the win (as well as 9th place overall)
followed by Missy in second and Mandi Riddle beating out Cassie Smith
(4th) for third.
In the Junior Expert class, Matt Schlickenmaier made the most of his visit to WV to take the win over David Layman (2nd) and Brady Campbell (3rd). Ian Custer took the win over Joseph Stone (2nd) in the Mens Sport class while Amy Vance won the Womens Sport. In the Jr. Sport class, Adam Lewis took the win followed by Matt Ashburn and, in a battle, Danny Wilson nipped Thomas Krpicak at the line in a photo finish to take third place in the class.
Winners in other classes included Patrick Kildow (Mens Vet Sport), Eric Serdoz (Jr. 14-under), Shelly Ware (Womens Vet Sport), Richard Watts (Mens Masters) and Mary Shultz (Womens Masters). In the battle of the heavyweights, Don Waterhouse continued his dominance of the Clydesdale class taking the win over Dannie Hillary (2nd) and JR Petsko (3rd). For the Beginners it was Tim Andrew and Amber Morgan taking the wins.