CONSHOHOCKEN, Pennsylvania (derailedonline.com) - Gravity Eastís Southern Speedweeks begin this weekend, June 5-7 with the Chumba Racing Capital Cup at Marylandís Wisp Resort. The weekend is highlighted by the second round of the 2009 Gravity East Downhill Series and the opening stop of the Gravity East e.thirteen Dual Slalom Series. In combination with the following weekendís Gravity East downhill at nearby Seven Springs Resort, gravity riders from throughout North America will have the opportunity to race and train for six days in just a ten day span, including three competitive downhill runs and the seasonís first e.thirteen dual slalom, as well as pre-race practice runs and a bonus post-race practice day at Wisp on Monday June 8 following the race.
In a departure from the normal downhill program, the Chumba Capital Cup will be run as a combined-time event as racers tackle two different courses over two days, plus a dual slalom, for over $10,000 in cash and prizes. Race promoter Mike Hartlove of The Racerís Edge explains, ďWeíll have practice all day on Friday. Then on Saturday, weíll start with Dual Slalom qualifying on one of the best courses in the country before moving up the big hill for the first Downhill. After the downhill weíll have the e.thirteen Dual eliminations and a party, though Iím not sure thereís much of a distinction between the two, bfore moving on to the post race party at Mountain State Brewing Company. Then on Sunday, weíll have the second Downhill on a different course. The winner of the Chumba Capital Cup Downhill will have the best combined total time from the two Downhill runs.Ē
Wisp Resort is offering a racerís rate of $59 per night at the resortís own hotel, while race sponsor Railey Mountain Lake Vacations is offering special Speedweeks pricing on vacation homes for competitors looking to take advantage of an intense 10 days of racing, riding and vacationing.
For additional information and links to online registration for the Chumba Racing Capital Cup at Wisp Resort , see www.RacersEdgeOnline.com.
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Posted on Jun 2, 2009 11:35:17 -0400 by Brady.