The furthest west race in WORS 2016, the Red Flint Firecracker, continues to be held at the beloved Eau Claire Co. Expo Center in Eau Claire, WI. This course offers a bit of everything from the fast lead out, pump hills, and plenty of rocks, roots and bridges! The trail has a high sand content which drys out quickly in the sun – a trait many racers were thankful for after Saturday’s downpour. Nathan Guerra was live streaming during the storms:
Vision Juniors found themselves on a moist course from the rain the day prior, but were able to take some great finish! Brianna Fletcher has clearly found her rhythm with three wins this year for her age group! James Wardle fought through feeling tired during the race and took 2nd in his age class with a 6th overall! Charis Guerra landed in 1st for her age group and you can see her post race interview below.
- Brianna Fletcher 1st in age group for Junior Females 10 AND 5th overall!
- Charis Guerra 1st in age group for Junior Females 9 AND 7th overall!
- James Wardle 2rd in age group for Junior Males 9 AND 6th overall!
- Abby Johnson 4th in age group for Junior Females Age 7 to 8 AND 22nd overall
- Joshua Wardle 8th in age group for Junior Males age 7 to 8 AND 61st overall
Vision Junior racer Charis Guerra post race interview
Vision Cat 1 Juniors topped the podiums taking 1st in both men’s and women’s fields. Nick Sdrenka, looking to relive his success from previous WORS race at Mt Morris, took 1st overall! For Nick’s full race report click here. McKenna, after a training camp in the U.P. and switching back to a more familiar bike, reclaimed 1st on the podium overall!
- Nick Sdrenka 1st in age group for Cat 1 Junior Male AND 1st overall!
- McKenna Dwyer 1st in age group for Cat 1 Junior Female AND 1st overall!
Category 2 and 3 Results
With race times starting in the morning, the course was not quite dry and still had some cautious wet turns. Asa Guerra wiped out on a rocky climb, but was able to salvage her race with a very respectable finish in 3rd overall. Dean Wardle had his best finish of the season taking a 3rd in age group. With a 2nd on Sunday, Sport racer Elijah Johnson has held this spot for 3 races. Comp racer, Steve Lipski battled the tough course and landed himself in 2nd for the 4th straight time!
- Asa Guerra 3rd in age group for Cat 3 Females 11 to 14 AND 3rd overall
- Dean Wardle 3rd in age group for Cat 3 Male 30 to 34 AND 32nd overall!
- Lucas Fletcher 10th in age group for Cat 3 Male 11 to 14 AND 82nd overall
- Isacc Johnson 7th in age group for Cat 3 Males 11 to 14 AND 64th overall
- Elijah Johnson 2nd in age group for Cat 2 Sport Male 13 to 14 AND 13th overall!
- Julien Henry 4th in age group for Cat 2 Sport Male 25 to 29 AND 25th overall
- Walter Sdrenka 11th in age group for Cat 2 Sport Male 50 to 54 AND 82nd overall
- Todd Fletcher DNF
- Steve Lipski 2nd in age group for Cat 2 Comp Male Masters 50 to 59 and 42nd overall!
Elite Team Results
Working her way up the podium from Mt Morris, Lindsay Guerra placed 2nd overall!
With a dialed bike and working for a back-to-back win in WORS, Vision Pro Nathan Guerra, took 1st overall by almost 2 minutes!
Pro Podium @ WORS Firecracker
- Brian Paterson 4th in age group Cat 1 Elite Males 30 to 34 AND 30th overall
- Matt Paterson 4th in age group Cat 1 Elite Males 23 to 29 AND 39th overall
For some lighthearted viewing, watch Brian & Matt’s recap of their Sioeye captured elite race footage highlighting interesting sections and a few flubs. All while providing unscripted commentary.
Closing Action Shots