Darrell Kincaid takes Soldotna Cycle Series pursuit race

  • By Staff Report
  • Saturday, August 26, 2017 1:25am
  • Sports

Mike Crawford narrowly missed out on a sweep of the Soldotna Cycle Series at the finale Thursday at Tsalteshi Trails.

Crawford had won the first eight races of the series, but the ninth race offered a special challenge. This 10-kilometer race was done in the pursuit style, meaning the starts of the racers come at different times to try and put them all on equal footing.

Crawford started 40 minutes after the first racer, yet still finished fourth, and third among men, at 1 hour, 5 minutes and 9 seconds. The win went to Darrell Kincaid, who started 18 minutes late and finished at 1:04:38. Tanner Penrod, 13 minutes late, was second at 1:05:01, while Madison McDonald, 19 minutes late, was third and first place youth at 1:05:08. All the racers were within nine minutes of each other, meaning the calculations were relatively solid.

Michelle Thomason was the top women’s rider and also took sixth overall. Thomason started 20 minutes late and finished at 1:05:19. The second women’s rider was Jen Showalter, starting 32 minutes late, at 1:06:42, while Dana McDonald, starting 20 minutes late, was third at 1:07:45.

Taking second for youth riders was Robert Carson, starting 15 minutes late, at 1:05:46. Will Smith, starting 13 minutes late, was third at 1:06:50.

The cycling calendar is still busy even with summer coming to a close. Sept. 9 at 11:30 a.m. at Tsalteshi will be Psychocross in an all new format involving checkpoints and not a set route. The event is $20 for Tsalteshi Trails Association members and $30 for nonmembers.

The Chainwreck Cyclocross Series will then be Sept. 14, Sept. 21, Sept. 28, Oct. 5 and Oct. 12 at Tsalteshi.

Soldotna Cycle Series Race 9

Thursday at Tsalteshi Trails

(Time in brackets indicates start delay in minutes)

1. Darrell Kincaid (18) – 1:04:38 (1st place men’s); 2. Tanner Penrod (13) – 1:05:01 (2nd place men’s); 3. Madison McDonald (19) – 1:05:08 (1st place youth); 4. Mike Crawford (40) – 1:05:09 (3rd place men’s); 5. Eric Thomason (37.5) – 1:05:17; 6. Michelle Thomason (20) – 1:05:19 (1st place women); 7. Brian Beeson (38.5) – 1:05:26; 8. Robert Carson (15) – 1:05:46 (2nd place youth); 9. Ryan Nelson (33) – 1:06:04; 10. Jen Showalter (32) – 1:06:42 (2nd place women); 11. Will Smith (13) – 1:06:50 (3rd place youth); 12. Tyle Owens (37.5) – 1:06:51; 13. Landen Showalter (29) – 1:06:55; 14. Carl Kincaid (31) – 1:07:08; 15. Scott Huff (32) – 1:07:09; 16. Tom Kobylarz (36) – 1:07:15; 17. Mark Forbes (31) – 1:07:20; 18. Jeff McDonald (27) – 1:07:21; 19. Peter DiCarlo (29) – 1:07:26; 20. Scott Summers (35) – 1:07:32; 21. Kelly Sederholm (23) – 1:07:41; 22. Dana McDonald (20) – 1:07:45 (3rd place women’s); 23. Dylan Hogue (29) – 1:07:49; 24. Morgan Aldridge (31) – 1:07:50; 25. Will Morrow (33) – 1:08:28.

26. Dustin Dederick (27) – 1:09:28; 27. Jamie Nelson (34) – 1:09:42; 28. Jen Tabor (30) – 1:09:46; 29. John Tabor (30) – 1:09:47; 30. Wanda Kincaid (0) – 1:09:49; 31. Jordan Chilson (36) – 1:09:57; 32. Trina Dederick (17) – 1:10:17; 33. Nathan Kincaid (38) – 1:10:27; 34. Eric Willets (37) – 1:10:35; 35. Ethan Hogue (14) – 1:11:36; 36. Ollie Dahl (17) – 1:15:14; 37. Tor Dahl (17) – 1:13:17; 38. Dan Balmer (31) – 1:13:18.

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