Saturday, May 7, 2005 - Sunday, May 8, 2005 -- Davis, WV
Revenge of the Rattlesnake - WVMBA Spring#5 (iPO Event Id#: 6748)
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]
Past Race Coverage:      
Story and photos by Don Parks
The weekend marked the return of the "Revenge of the Rattlesnake" to
the WVMBA Point Series. Well, sort of. The "Revenge of the
Rattlesnake Marathon MTB Race" was held on Saturday as a Red Bull
Divide and Conquer Qualifier (and we'll try to get you the
results). Sunday's race was the actual Point Series event and it
went be the title of the Dobbin House XC.
Things at the front sorted themselves during the first lap with T.J. Platt chasing Eric Kriberney at the completing of one go around. The beginning of lap two had Platt making the pass on Kriberney and slowly building his lead the rest of the way. His expert men's winning time was 2:07:40 with Kriberney finishing two minutes back at 2:09:58.
Dan Evans returned to WVMBA racing with a third place finish
all alone almost ten minutes back at 2:17:01. Used to racing at the
front, Evans' mid-race comment was, "I'm getting beat like I stole
Actually finishing third overall was expert veteran rider Gerry Pflug at 2:14:55. He easily took the class win over second place Steve Thaxton at 2:28:03.
The women's expert race was won uncontested with Cassie Smith wrapping up her four laps after 2:51:04.
Other expert class winners included Cale DeVall (4:16:18) for the juniors
and Alan Doss for the masters.
In the two lap races, winners included clydesdale Steve Ware (1:35:45), women's vet Ruth Cunningham (1:46:53), women's sport Charlene Vrabel (1:47:43), men's sport master Bruce Williamson (1:23:12), men's sport vet Scott Frame (1:25:43), men's sport Will Cragg (1:18:54), and high schooler Derick Wolfe (1:23:01).
In the one lap races, the winners were men's beginner Garret Stout (50:34) and 14 and under Corey Chambers (52:42). For the 12 and under class, riding a short course, the win went to Rick Nolan (34:03).