Evolution Speed races end on positive note

The second day of the Evolution Speed race series ended with some great racing down the Super G courses. Again the smiles of the racers as they had the long boards on and were able to let the speed build, was evident. The smiles said it all.

With the Under 16 racers going first due to the conditions, the Carrick-Smith twin brothers posted the fastest two British times with Daniel Phillips third among the British contingent. Fastest on the first run was Slovakian Daniel Palič. Just 0.02 separated the two Carrick-Smith boys in the race for the top spot on the podium with Zak edging out Freddie.

Race two in the Under 16 age group saw Freddie post a commanding time six tenths faster than his twin with Harry Black third fastest as Ian Menzies posted the fourth fastest time with Palič back in fifth this time.

in the Under 14 age group, Ryan Faber took the top spot among the `British racers, third overall, ahead of Lucas Collyer-Todd and Calum Hunter.

Race two in the Under 14 age group saw Harrison Adkins post the fastest British time in third overall ahead of Faber in fifth and Jack Weeks third.

The Jordan Fellows set course for both races gave the racers plenty to think about. Olivia Howeson was fastest British girl in the Under 16 girls in race one ahead of Hannah Skinner and Molly Butler with Emily Turner pushing hard for a podium place.

Race two saw Howeson take the fastest overall time with Emily Turner edging out Hannah Skinner for second with Ffion Lewis pushing hard for fourth among the British racers.

Lucy Howeson and Alice Beveridge were the fastest in the Under 14 races with Howeson winning race one and Beveridge race two. Isabelle Sullivan posted the third fastest on race one while in race two it was Harriet McLaughlin in second and Sullivan third again as Howeson crashed out.

Lowri Howie was again the fastest British racer ahead of Sebastien Anthony and Xavier Poynton. There were also promising runs from Alfie Croft, Syvia Curtis and Scarlett McLaughlin with Marcus Pop being the fastest Under 10 racer.

Race two saw Howie continue her dominance of the Evolution races with Sebastien Anthony, Xavier Poynton and Craig Menzies all pushing her. Pop was again the fastest of the first year racers as he placed a tremendous 8th place overall in the second race.

Conditions are tough in these trying times and race organiser, Paul Telling from Evolution at the end of the races explained: "Thank you everyone for a great set of races. Great help from all the officials, volunteers and parents, thank you. Also to the athletes for sticking to the rules and time slots, and congratulations on some great performances!"

The racers now move on to the Ambition races in Hinterreit.

Pictures by Alex Reidy

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