RESULTS: Danny Hart, Caroline Washam Win Pro GRT Windrock 10

Tricky conditions after morning rain make for a dramatic and extremely close finish at the Windrock Pro Gravity Tour in Tennessee.

RESULTS: Danny Hart, Caroline Washam Win Pro GRT Windrock

Race day in Windrock Tennessee started off slick and greasy thanks to some overnight and early morning rain. The day before, the track was dry and in near-perfect condition but morning practice proved to be a challenge for most in the slick clay soil. The rain let off about halfway through the morning practice session and there was a three hour break until Pro race time and the rain never returned. The track had a chance to dry out in spots, but still had plenty of tricky, slippery sections to contend with. -gordo

Ben Wallace squeezin' in the middle slab line.

Zach Gareis blurring the lines in Windrock. 2nd place Jr. X.

Junior racing was full of a strong field of chargers. The fastest in seeding, Zach Gareis, wound up in second place as Kovarik Racing pinner, Ben Wallace, rode to a spectacular 7-second victory. The talent pool is deep in the junior ranks.

Caroline Washam handles the greasy ruts before the rock garden in practice.

Audio with Caroline Washam

Caroline's winning Giant Glory DH

The Pro Women's field raced after the Junior Men and Caroline Washam came out considerably ahead of her competitors with a 3:35. Second place and fastest in seeding, Josefine Bjorkman, finished with a 4:12 and Rachel Pagou in striking distance with a 4:15.

Audio with Danny Hart

Finally, the Pro Men began down the track. The Pro Men's field at the Pro Gravity Tour in Windrock was stacked with local talent, but also a host of World Cup contenders. As a result, the times were fiercely competitive with America's top talent right there in the mix with the world's best. Danny Hart, who had looked fast and focused all weekend backed up his first place seeding run with a victory and the only rider to hit the 2:33 mark. Dakotah Norton, Windrock regular and newly-signed rider for Devinci, used his knowledge of the terrain to eek out every tenth of a second, putting him in second place, much to his own disbelief. Luca Shaw and Neko Mulally where right on Dakotah's heels in 3rd and 4th place with Greg Minnaar rounding out 5th.

Danny Hart's winning Saracen Myst DH bike.

Dakotah with the low, fast sniper line.

Audio with Dakotah Norton

Luca with the main line.

Audio with Luca Shaw

Audio with Neko Mulally

Minnnaar dwarfing the massive rock slab roll-in, riding it like it was bone dry.

The race weekend was well received by all in attendance and it's clear that the downhill addiction is alive and well in the south eastern United States. A big thanks from Vital to all who made this event possible like Neko, Clayton Harper, Sean Leader, Mickey Denoncourt and the entire crew at Windrock. Stay tuned as we wrap up the coverage from Tennessee. #USDH

Pro Men's Results

Pro Women's Results

Jr. X Results


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