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RACE REPORT - Pro GRT Mountain Creek, Spring National

With conditions varying throughout the weekend at Mountain Creek Bike Park in New Jersey, Mother Nature settled on hot and humid for race day. The result was perfect downhill track conditions which produced a new level of speed that riders had not experienced in the days prior at the 2019 Pro GRT Spring National. The Spring National was the third of four Pro GRT races in 2019.

The World Cup DH season is on a six-week break, so the classic East Coast venue of Mountain Creek was a perfect primer for those Elite competitors not already camped out in Fort William, Scotland, site of the second World Cup of 2019 set to take place on June 2. Dakotah Norton and Caroline Washam claimed the top spots in the Elite categories on Sunday with amateur classes stacked up. Aaron Gwin placed 2nd in seeding on Saturday, but went home early with a reported ankle injury. A Vital commenter has noted that the injury may be due to a crank breaking after landing a big jump. Details are not confirmed.

Enjoy some downhill action from the track as #USDH keeps on truckin'. The final race of the 2019 Pro GRT calendar takes place in Tamarack, Idaho, June 14-16. -Jack Rice


Dakotah Norton, Elite Men's 1st Place.

Dakotah Norton Interview


Caroline Washam, Elite Women's 1st Place. Good Luck in Fort Bill!

Caroline Washam Interview

Sean Kelly


Oh hey, Kiran MacKinnon

Kiran MacKinnon Interview

Paulo Martins


George Brannigan

George Brannigan Interview

Isaac Allaire

Camila Nogueira


Nik Nestoroff

Nik Nestoroff Interview

Casualty of rocks and victim of photographers.


Samantha Soriano

Samantha Soriano Interview

Rachel Pageau
Rachel Pageau

Rachel Pageau Interview

Neko Mulally

Max Morgan

Max Morgan Interview

Bruce Klein
Tristan Lemire

Walker Shaw

Ivanna Estrada
Dustin Mason

Graeme Pitts

Heather Munive

Rafael Ferreira
Seth Hanson


Aaron Gwin #healingvibes

Men's Masters 50plus 1. Nelson Maldanado 2. John Leslie (Mazie Hayden stand-in) 3. Philip Downell 4. Jason Simpson 5. Ernie Real

Men Cat 1 35-49 1. Paulo Martins 2. Jason Beckly 3. Kevin Liebig 4. Marcos Lira. 5. Oscar Orozco

Men's Cat 1 19-34 1. Drake Barron 2. Paul Pankow 3. Nick Negersmith 4. Tyson Henrie 5. Ross McDonald

Men Domestic Pro/Open 1. Jordan Daigle 2. Dylan Yoder 3. Ryan Burney 4. Jacques Antoine 5. Dustin Mason

Men Cat 1 15-18 1. Tristan Lemire 2. Dante Silva 3. Zach Gareis 4. Tyler Ervin 5. Cameron Mader

Pro Women 1. Caroline Washam 2. Samatha Soriano 3. Camila Nogueira 4. Mazie Hayden 5. Rachel Pageau

Pro Men 1. Dakotah Norton 2. Neko Mulally 3. George Brannigan 4. Kiran MacKinnon 5. Nikolas Nestoroff

Someone shook the bottle...
...Neko doesn't look guilty or anything.

See the Full Race Results from the Mountain Creek Pro GRT

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