Dirt Demons place five in top 20 at Eagle Haymaker Classic
The Glenwood Springs Dirt Demons raced to a 12th-place team finish at the Eagle Haymaker Classic, Sunday.
Of the eight total racers from Glenwood Springs competing in the Classic — which consisted of a 5.4-mile loop that started and ended at the Eagle Ice Rink and Pool — five Dirt Demons placed in the top-20 of their division at the event.
Lucca Trapani finished fourth in the freshman race with a two-lap time of 50:07. In the sophomore race, Jacob Barsness overcame a mechanical issue mid-race to place seventh in a time of 50 minutes flat. Benny Smith finished 16th in 52:19, while brother Aaron Smith followed at 19th in 52:53.
In their first girls race of the mountain biking season in the Colorado League of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association, freshman Hailey Hoffman placed 14th with a time of 1:18:24
Rounding out the Dirt Demons’ performance at the Haymaker Classic were freshmen Gavin Harden (44th, 1:04:25), Blake Novy (49th, 1:07:13), and Ryan Welsh (58th, 1:11:49).
Dirt Demons head coach Randy Tuggle was very pleased with the progress of the team through three races after Glenwood Springs improved from 16th place finishes in their first two races to 12th at the Haymaker Classic.
The Dirt Demons’ next race is scheduled for October 10th at the Chalk Creek Stampede in Nathrop. The State Championships will be held on October 24th in Eagle.
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