The Kokanee Phat Wednesday Downhill Series wrapped up Wednesday, Aug. 26 with the traditional chainless downhill on A-Line. As per tradition the riders wore costumes, with Seb Kemp winning best-dressed for his body-painted Troy Lee Designs DH outfit.
While more people were out to have a good time than to post a good time, the results from the race counted towards overall standings in different categories.
Harry Armstrong placed first out of 108 racers in the Male category with a time of 3:26.88, with Adam Billinghurst second in 3:27.19 and Mathieu Hebert third in 3:30.26. Rounding out the top 10 were Kenny Smith, Curtis Keene, Robin Potvin, Peter Matthews, Adam Mantle, Mason Mashon and Oliver Kristevic.
Chad Hendre won the Master 30-plus category in 3:39.19, followed by Bart Brown in 3:39.47 and Andrew Gunn in 3:41.69. Also in the top 10 were Andy Mulcahy, Erick Neubern, Jason Josling, Ben Ferguson, Alan Golds, Scott Veach and Todd Hellinga.
Sarah Leishman won the women's race in 3:47.59, followed by Jeannette Kwiatkowski in 3:59.50 and Lisa Mason in 4:00.15. Rounding out the top 10 were Carrie Meltzer, Beth Parsons, Simmone Lyons, Emily Slaco, Alyssa Lyons, Julie Berry and Jessica Lajoie.
Ian Morrison won yet another junior race in 3:31.92, followed by Nick Geddes in 3:33.80 and Roberto Nova Junk in 3:38.24. Rounding out the top 10 were Frederico Da Costa Viera, Jess Ballhausen, Max Horner, Thomas Zonneveld, Zander Geddes, Levi Bula and Moritz Link.
The overall titles were also awarded. Harry Armstrong was the top male, Chad Hendren the top Master Male, Frederico De Costa Viera the top junior and Jeannette Kwiatkowski the top female.
Adrian McGree won the draw prize for the Sram drive drain, Kenny Smith the full face Giro helmet, Chris Cooke the Hayes brakes, and Alan Golds the Garbanzo Bike and Bean swag bag. Other prizes were donated by Race Face, Odi, WTB, Decline Magazine, Garbanzo Bike and Bean, the GLC, Fox, Giro, Hayes and Kokanee.
Attendance at this year's Phat Wednesday series broke all previous records, with over 240 riders in one race - and a new rule limiting the number of riders to 200 for future events. With the exception of the race immediately after Crankworx the attendance was close to 200 riders per race.
The Phat Wednesday Series - a downhill series devoted to double black diamond trails - wrapped up on Sept. 2.
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