The Solo field is pretty stacked this year. Lot’s of guys who can put the hurt on for 24 hours. Here are a few that I recognize.
Sloane Anderson. Multiple podium finishes this year. Old Pueblo winner.
Cameron Chambers. ’05 National Champion.
David Harris. Won 2 of 3 events in the E100 Series.
Greg Martin. 5th last year at this race.
Nat Ross. Won here last year. Nat is having an amazing season.
Marko Ross-Bryant. Raced here last year. Montezuma’s Revenge finisher this year.
Dawes Wilson. 3 time winner of this race.
I am sure there are also people in the 54 (up to this point) man field that I don’t recognize that will be hammering. Crowded in the midst of them is little ol’ me trying to break into the “upper tier” of the sport. No pressure. Actually I am just looking to have a solid, constistant race. I am going to try and pick up where I left off from at Soldier Hollow. Get out and do laps as fast as possible, then get in and get out of the pit area. It is amazing how much time can be lost in the pit. Time can also be made up in the pit if stops are short. Get in and get out, that is the name fo the game for this weekend. Of course I plan on having fun as well. Isn’t that why we do these things?!?
Good luck to everyone heading down this week. I have said it before, and I will say it again, this event is a ton of fun! It is a perfect way to close out the season.