Parkite claims top honors in Masters race
Last weekend, the 17th annual USSA Intermountain Masters Skoch Cup race was held on Sun Valley’s Bald Mountain in perfect racing conditions. The race was sponsored by Formula Sports, Sun Valley Potatoes and the Sun Valley Ski Club.
Over 100 master racers from across the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain regions competed. On Friday, the Gene Timmons Super G race was run. Class winners for women were: Anna Droege, Nancy Auseklis, Meri Stratton, Joanne Zwingenberg, Kirstin Kozlowski, Dasha Kadulova and Dana Alexandrescu. For the men, the class winners were: Gates DeMattei, Herb Nolan, Keith Thompson, Ed Fenwick, Bob Dreyer, Cliff Cunha, Richard Slabinski. Brad Fairchild, Will Scroggins, Duncan Burns, Robin Sarchett, Craig Norton and Miles Finke Debray.
The winners of the Gene Timmons Super G were Dana Alexandrescu and Miles Finke Debray.
On Saturday, it was giant slalom. Class winners for the women were: Anna Droege, Nancy Auseklis, Georgina Suttor, Ellen Hendrickson, Amy Lanzel, Chris Katzenberger, Kirsten Kozlowski, Dasha Kadulova, Dana Alexandrescu and Jennifer Boyd.
Men’s GS winners were: Gates DeMattei, Jim Tallackson, Keith Thompson, Nick Hudson, Rauli Karjalainen, Cliff Cunha, Mark Brower, Will Scroggins, Duncan Burns, Jesse Foster, Stanislav Pretetsky and Mile Finke Debrary.
Overall winners Saturday were Dana Alexandrescu and Miles Finke Debrary.
On Sunday, the racers turn to Slalom for the final event of the series. Class winners for the women were: Anna Droege, Nancy Auseklis, Ellen Hendrickson, Amy Lanzel, Chris Katzenberger, Kirstin Kozlowski, Dasha Kadulova, Dana Alexandrescu and Jennifer Boyd. For the men, winners were: Gates DeMattei, Keith Thompson, Knut Olberg, Bob Dreyer, Cliff Cunha, Lynn Vaughan, Andrew Vetterlein, Duncan Burns, Jesse Foster, Ryan Molde, Florian Skinner, and Tyler Chandler.
The fastest woman of the day was Dana Alexandrescu, and for the men it was Tyler Chandler. The winners of the three-day Skoch Cup series were Dana Alexandrescu from Park City and Miles Finke Debrary from Sun Valley.
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