Solid turnout for snowy KVRS 

Close to 70 racers turned out last Thursday, Jan. 10 for the second Kokanee Valley Race Series event of the season, a giant slalom on Gandy Dancer.

It was a tough race with snow, high winds, and low visibility but organizers managed to get one of two runs completed.

Some of the highlights of the day include Janine Linder Joris’ run in the women’s 50 to 59 category, which was the fastest women’s time in the age categories, and the tight race in men’s 50 to 59, where just 0.02 seconds separated David Johnston and Peter Lyall. Wayne Flann won the draw for the Atomic skis after the race.

The next race on the calendar is a super G on Whistler, which takes place today, Thursday, Jan. 17. Registration is available until 9:45 a.m. in the trailer at the top of the Garbanzo Chair. The next races are set for Feb. 14 and Feb. 28 — a GS and a super G on Blackcomb.

Jan. 10 giant slalom results (one run)

Women 50 to 59

1. Janine Linder Joris — 1:05.98

2. Terry Piersanti — 1:55.02

Women 40 to 49

1. Sanae Tanaka — 1:07.06

2. Kary Firstbrook — 1:09.63

3. Terry Daly — 1:11.43

Women 30 to 39

1. Heike Stippler — 1:16.92

Women 19 to 29

1. Makz Takada — 1:07.18

2. Christine Findland — 1:09.66

3. Mayumi Ueno — 1:18.46

Women Pro

1. Samantha Kennedy — 1:04.71

Men 80-Plus

1. Gar Robinson — 1:35.30

Men 70 to 79

1. Bob Switzer — 1:07.89

2. George Struck — 1:28.97

3. Jerry Stolar — 1:31.50

Men 60 to 69

1. Jules Lajoie — 1:09.80

2. Roger Joris — 1:14.22

3. Berhard Steglick — 1:17.92

Men 50 to 59

1. David Johnston — 1:05.80

2. Peter Lyall — 1:05.82

3. Ken Chaddock — 1:06.80

Men 40 to 49

1. Tenney Wilkins — 1:04.90

2. John Muzillo — 1:07.16

3. Geoff Gerhart — 1:07.30

Men 30 to 39

1. Mike Stewart — 1:15.67

2. Chris Simpson — 1:08.13

3. Dean Fenwick — 1:10.67

Men 19 to 29

1. Ian Stirk — 1:07.91

2. Roger Zogg — 1:08.72

3. Ian Findlay — 1:09.72

Men Telemark

1. Yasuyaki Kamasaki — 1:27.97

Men Pro

1. Nozomi Nakashima — 1:03.60

2. Phlip Beauregard — 1:04.68

3. Stuart Euington — 1:10.98

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