With all but one of the SRAM Inside Line SA Downhill Series over, the Adelaide Commencal Racing team packed up and headed down to Willunga for the final round of the Series. After a super consistent season so far, Steve was sitting on top of the leader board with Cycleworx Santa Cruz’s Ngari Jenkins not far behind in the points.
The track that has been raced at Willunga in recent years has been a favorite for many riders in the past, but this year the course was a re-hash of one raced in the late nineties. Few guys had raced this line down the hill, and those that had barely remembered it. There really isn’t a better way to level the playing field for such a close final than to race a new track that nobody has practiced in the leading weeks!
The calendar told us that the second race to be held at the Fox Creek site was on a track ‘TBA,’ and rumors were whispering about a new course being built away from the main group of downhill runs in the area. As it turned out, there may be a new track in the pipeline for Fox Creek but the fifth round of the SRAM Inside Line SA State Title Series was going to be held on the existing, and never before raced, ‘Fox Fast’ track. For those unfamiliar with the course, it lives up to it’s name not because of the steep, brakes off, balls out approach the title suggests, rather that it seems to be over before you know it and you’re loading your bike to go up again soon after you jump the fence at the top!
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