Lacey at Snow Summit AM Cup #3 & Rim Nordic Final
by Darin Maxwell
The last two weekends were real busy for Lacey, with the Snow Summit AM Cup #3 on Aug. 14 and
the final Rim Nordic race on Aug. 21.
The first AM Cup Lacey raced in she did both the Short and Long Course races. This time she just
wanted to race in the Long course. It was an 8.6 mile loop with 1295 ft. of elevation gain. This time
I let her do the race on her own (I think she goes a little faster without me telling her what
to do) and I entered the Super D. On my first practice run, I found a spot that looked like a
good place to wait a get a picture of her racing. After waiting a few minutes, here came little
Troy with his Dad Jim right with him. Man, he's a little powerhouse! Not long after, Lacey came
around the corner just behind a few of the Sport class racers. She was MOVING! I missed getting
her picture there, so I had to hurry up and catch her to get a shot. She was pretty giddy,
saying that, "I was flying down the fire roads!" SWEET! She ended up finishing in 1 hr. 29
mins., and taking first in her age group, since once again, no other girls raced. But she was
happy to see that she did beat a couple of the boys entered.
The Rim Nordic race was the final one there for this season. She was the only girl entered there
also, so she took first in her age group for the day, and the series. She got a surprise visit
from Monique, who was there with Ron, cheering him on for his race. The course was a 7.5 mile
loop, with 1097 ft elevation gain. To say that the course shorter here than Snow Summit,
wouldn't be telling the whole story. The fun technical single track that is used for these
races, is tougher and more FUN than the fireroads used at Snow Summit. Lacey finished her loop
in 1 hr 35 mins. Not bad for 12 going on 13.
There is on more AM Cup race to go, and then one race in Fontana in October, then her first season
as a racer will be finished. I asked her if she wanted to give the Counting Coup another try.
"Sure," she says.
Oh man, I need to start riding more.
-"Crash Dad" Maxwell