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Appalachian Race December 16-17, 2017

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GSOC Racer Blog

By David Lippucci—Race Director



The GSOC race team has earned first place status in the Eastern division after the first of the season at Appalachian Mountain in Blowing Rock, NC over Raleigh, Charlotte and Winston-Salem.

Saturday’s 9:30 blue bird day slalom start was in the low thirties and only a slight wind coming out of the West. Tree shadows covering the course and a heavy dose of salt on the course proved to be a winning combination for all racers minimizing ruts and holes. Kudos to the Appalachian staff for being friendly and racer proficient. Everybody had a smile on their face before during and after competition due to the fun set.

Sundays GS offered more mild temperatures around 40 and overcast with no breeze. We had one rain drop at 11:00 then no more. The race crew was able to salt the course once again to minimize ruts and umps. After the granulated snow cone ice was scrapped off, hard snow underneath persisted all day to the enjoyment and benefit to all.

Congratulations to the following GSOC racers who finished first, second or third at the Appalachian 1 race December 16-17, 2017:

Jake Laroe,First, flight 1 slalom, and First GS. FAST man on the hill two days in a row!

David Lippucci,Third, flight 2 Slalom, third GS

Will Spradling,Second, flight 2 slalom

Liz Beadle,Second, flight 3 GS

Steve Auffinger,Third, flight 4 GS

Garry Whitaker,First, flight 5 GS

Doug Laroe,Second, flight 6 Slalom

Blake Justice,Second, flight 6 GS

Dan Walsh,First, flight 8 Slalom, second GS

Steve Shea,Third, flight 12 GS

Hunter Howerton,First, flight 15 slalom and GS!!

Sharon Horton,Third, flight 15 GS

Congratulations to Mark Critzer who qualified to race for the GSOC on Saturday on his first attempt with a GREAT time! Welcome to the team!

Blog posted from 940 Ski Mountain Rd, Blowing Rock, NC 28605, USA View larger map


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