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May 8/06 3:55 am - Ontario Cup DH #1

Posted by Editoress on 05/8/06

Cycle Solutions Ontario Cup DH #1 Kelso Conservation area, May 7th

Well we had the perfect weather for what was anticipated to be the biggest Ontario Cup DH race ever and we didn't disappoint. Canada's largest DH and 4X race series broke its own attendance record for the most racers ever. I want to thank all the participants and parents for making this happen.

The racing was fast and furious on a new lower course that featured flow that would make the roller coasters at Canada's Wonderland nervous! The log gap to tree gap to triple drops had mouths salivating and kept the times close.

In the elite men's final it was a shootout as riders crossed the line, the middle of the pack had 6 riders within 1 second of each other! Justin Brown (Factory Norco) whipped over the line in a screaming 1:16.462 good enough for 3rd, however his teammate Derek Cowell (Factory Norco) nipped him with a 1:16.329 and stole 2nd, but all awaited Drew Pautler (Sweet Pete's Racing) the final rider and he showed them who was boss with a 2 second lead of 1:14.218 and secured 1st place.

Junior Expert Men went to Team Dropmachine/Commencal rider Matt Zridluk in his 1st ever junior ex race, Nick Bruxer and Mike Palangio were close behind in 2nd and 3rd.

1. Mathew Zdriluk (TeamDropMachine/Commencal) 1:21.089
2. Nicholas Bruxer, 1:22.140
3. Mike Palangio, y1:22.481

I can't thank enough our amazing support staff, Lee Allen (right hand man), Kris Somers (MC/DJ), Allan Hawley and his timing staff, Kelso Pro Patrol and staff (Chris, Mark and Christa) and ofcourse the amazing volunteers and sponsors: Bike Store, Norco Performance Bikes, Kenda Tires, Titec Components, BMO, CIBC,, Wallace Precision Cycles, Kreater Custom Motorcycles , Privateer Racing, Hydro One and Wrex Racing Gear

Senior Elite Men
1. Drew Pautler (Sweet Pete's)1:14.218
2. Derek Cowell (Ind)1:16.329
3. Justin Brown (Norco Factory Team)1:16.462
4. Ondrej Neumann (Sweet Pete's)1:17.470
5. Chris Cousineau (Sweet Pete's)1:18.214
6. Daniel Parent (Cycle Solutions)1:22.180
7. Joey Jenkins (Ind)1:22.364
8. Robert Bateman (Ind)1:22.440
9. Chris Dufault (Team DropMachine/Commencal)1:22.634
DNF. Brandon Cassell (Team DropMachine/Commencal)
1. Sheila Morris (Race / Momentum)1:34.933
2. Celina Moore (Ind)1:53.486
3. Kristen Smart (Ind)1:56.047
4. Christina Hirota (Steel City Racing)2:50.643
Junior Expert
1. Mathew Zdriluk (Team DropMachine/Commencal)1:21.089
2. Nicholas Bruxer (Ind)1:22.140
3. Mike Palangio (Ind)1:22.481
4. Devon Long (Ind)1:22.776
5. Zach Koolen (Ind)1:24.225
6. Taylor Kirkwood (Ind)1:26.208
7. Quinn Lanzon (Ind)1:27.155

For full results and Ontario Cup DH/4X racing info go to


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