Problems with timing conglomerates that have plagued the Sugarbush Racing Club’s first two races have apparently been corrected mostly due to the tireless efforts of club racing chairperson, Lauri Landau. She has spent countless hours converting from one system to another and registering each racer individually herself in time for race number three. The dual giant slalom set by the Sugarbush Race Department on Racer’s Edge flowed flawlessly without any waiting lines for the forty-five racers.
Elizabeth Walker once again dominated the women’s division with Anne Halvorsen in second place. Lauri Landau edged out Cheryl Brayman to retain her standing as the third place finisher for three races in a row. Barbara Tardiff and Suze Edwards, both racing for the first time, were virtually tied but Janella Pennington donned a spiffy red suit to beat their times!
Doug Day, also racing for his first time this year, gave Rick Duckworth a run for his money but came up a few seconds short. Peter Wicklund scarcely squeaked by ageless John Lussier to capture third place. Gary Duncan passed Mac Jackson and Dave Seymour to place fourth as Seymour seemed to have trouble controlling his new Stockli’s. Dave Ellison and Mike Ware were seemingly tied as they surpassed Mike Chapman in his stylish blue racing suit. Ray Bollerud became “unglued” at the start and had to be given a restart to defeat Al Carr and Win Smith, racing for his first time this season, acquitted himself quite well as he almost caught Gil Edwards. Joe Whelan has been inching up in the standings while Jim Albanese beat our Stan Needleman, Bob Stevens and Manny Apigian. The close match up between Michael McGuirk, Dave Koepele and Dennis Bowen will bear watching.
Seventy-five racers and members gathered at the Hyde Away for really sumptuous and copious hors d’oeuvres while videos of previous races were shown. Bill Freeman and Richard Brady have spent many hours on the club’s video system bringing it to perfection. A gift basket and a gift certificate to the Hyde Away were raffled and a fifty-fifty raffle was conducted to benefit the VASS adaptive ski program.
The club will meet at the Mad River Barn after next week’s race and the annual dinner dance will be held at the Terra Rosa on the following Monday.