Fast Times and Cool Weather at Sunburst
Although weekend rains plagued the majority of Southeastern Wisconsin, somehow Sunburst and the Sunburst Showdown managed to stay relatively dry as the little precipitation that did fall had little or no effect on the race course. With otherwise fall-like weather, racers in the Showdown were treated to a very fun and fast course consisting of a prologue loop followed by a mixture of short and enjoyable sections of singletrack, rolling climbs, and open descents covering the majority of the Sunburst property.
As usual, racing began with the Hayes Disc Brake Citizen Youth Series Race at 9:30. For the first time at Sunburst Citizen Youths went most of the way up the ski slope with their own open slope climb after the prologue loop. For the girls, Alyson Davis from Genoa City, Wisconsin and Elizabeth Shull out of Libertyville, IL turned in the fastest times for the 8-10 and 11-12 year olds respectively with times of 24:32 and 25:21. On the boy