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Runners top 5 Peaks finale

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Spectators are welcome for $5 at the gate, and as always the track will be closed on Saturday for an open training day. The riders’ meeting on Sunday is at 9 a.m. and the course will once again be used for training until the first moto gets underway at around 11 a.m.

The race is an important one for several local riders. After a strong showing at nationals this year Shaun Greenaway has been set back by a series of crashes in recent weeks and now sits two points back in the overall standings of the Plus-30 age class and 250 Pro class.

“Hopefully the home track advantage will play a big part for me,” said Greenaway. “I’ve been pounding laps in like crazy, up until Sunday I had five straight days of riding on the track. My goal is to win the overall in the fall series after an injury put me on the sidelines in the spring. This weekend is a chance to wrap one thing up this season.”

According to Greenaway, Squamish rider Justin Patjas is currently tied for first in the 250 Intermediate class, and is within a few points of the top in the 125 Intermediate race, and is riding strong after upgrading to a four-stroke bike.

Shane Wiebe, who divides his time between Abbotsford and Whistler, is also in the running to take overall titles.

Several other Sea to Sky riders are also riding well, says Greenaway, and he is expecting a good day for locals despite the number of riders from around the province that are expected.

The track itself is in good shape, but will require some additional maintenance given the lack of rain the past week, and will be closed as of Thursday for maintenance.

There are several good viewing spots along the track for spectators, and there will a concession if spectators get hungry. Once the event gets underway the races take place one after another.

For an overview of the track visit www.grrc.ca.

 

Whoosh Volleyball seeking players

The Whistler Whoosh women’s volleyball team is looking for a few experienced players to come out and play with the team this season.

The team won the Tier II provincial championship in 2004 and won the consolation final last season, and heads to tournaments about once a month during the winter months. If you’ve played competitive volleyball at any level and can make Tuesday night practices, the Whoosh are holding their first open practice on Tuesday, Oct. 3 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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