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Posted by Art Aguilar On March - 13 - 2012

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MYSELF AND BRYAN "YOUNG GUN"DONEY TAKE 4TH & 2ND OVERALL AT THE SRC WINTER SERIES. BRYAN ALSO TOOK HOME A 4TH PLACE FINISH FOR THE DAY WHILE THE REST OF US ROUNDED OUT THE DAY WITH TOP TENS.

AIRBORNE RANGERS PUTTING ANOTHER NOTCH ON THE BELT

I just want to say thanks to AIRBORNE Bicycle’s for giving us the chance to show everyone out there you don’t have to have a $4000 dollar bike to win or finish on the podium.

This is how it looked coming into the finals, Bryan was sitting in a solid 3dr overall, Corey was in a 7th position, Wes was in about the same position as Corey, and I was sitting in 2nd place with only five points between me and first, but 3rd, 4th, and 5th were also only five points down to, so this was anybody’s race in my class. “Exciting isn’t it!
RL showed up as the team photographer and cheer squad along with Bryan’s mom and girlfriend. “Thanks guys!”

COREY GOING BIG!

It ended up being another great race weekend at Fontana for the last SRC Winter series race, which was the finals. We had one course for all racers which gives the sport and beginner racers a chance to pit their speed and time against the pro/expert classes.
The wind did kick up as usual , the wall was in the mix, and the course had a good mix of blown out soft turn, great rock drops, and some nice rock sections.
“Fist raised high and go time!

TEAM TIME

Now this is the fun of having one course, Corey Pond and I get to have some fun practicing with our teammates.  We set out on one practice run with Corey, Bryan and myself with Was out there somewhere.
Corey and I let the “Young Gun” go between us and we just had to have a little fun with him. I let Bryan go ahead of me then tried to press him a little, I didn’t think I would rattle the new guy seeing that he’s not an FNG to racing anymore, but I did and what does Bryan go and do, “HITS HIS BRAKES!” in front of me and makes me “CRASH!”  “Wow Bryan I can’t believe you did that!”
He even made me bend my derailleur hanger. This made me loose the championship!  And if your reading this my teammate “THANKS”.
All kidding aside it was fun doing practice with the guys, to often Corey and I don’t get to ride the same course with our teammate’s and have fun.

WES CASTRO HITTING THE DROP.

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Well for me it wasn’t the day I wanted ( See article “Pressure On The Mind), but still in the end it was a good day of racing. I went home with 4th overall, Wes ended up with 6th overall, Corey 6th, and for our young gun being his first year racing Bryan not only took 2nd overall for the series, but also finished the day with a 4th place podium.
Not to bad for the start of the season if you ask me.

BRYAN WITH THE MOTO STYLE!

WES GIVING ME THE THUMBS UP!

END OF THE DAY

The cold beer was cracked open, the cheers were heard and another SRC Winter Series is put to rest and all I can say is “Look out Cal State the AIRBORNE RANGERS ARE A COMING!

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RL Policar
Shawn McDonald

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