Thursday, May 7, 2009

KHMTT May 6, 2009, A Record Night!

Race Report and Results: Karen Hornbostel Memorial Time Trial Series, Cherry Creek, CO
Sunny skies, warm temps, and calm air were on the menu last night at Cherry Creek. It felt like it was going to be faaaast!
In the 55+, Dennis "hammertime" Hastings made it 4 out of 5 with another fast ride of 23:27. The 55+ field features top TT'ers Shannon Fox and Wayne Watson and this win clinches the series for Dennis. Congrats!
Dennis has upped his game this year with great early form, and came within just a few seconds of the 55+ course record on the very first week. A state TT championship could be in the cards in a few short weeks.
In the 45+, Burt "angel of the mountains" Henry is locked in a fierce battle with Paul Hummiston for the overall. Paul took the first 3 races, twice coming within a couple of seconds of Macdaddy Caldwells 45+ course record of 22:05 set in 2000. This was the first time anyone has come remotely close to this record.
In week 4, Burt, after 3 second places, took a commanding win with Paul slipping to 12th. Since the series is the best 5 of 7, Burt needed to continue to win to keep the pressure on. Last night, he came through big time by shattering Caldwells record by 21 seconds, posting a smokin' 21:44. This bested Hummiston by 48 seconds with the rest of the field over 1:30 behind. This battle has 2 weeks to go and should continue all the way to states.
Author: Burt Henry
Photo: Burt and Brandon before the pain, by Karen Rakestraw

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