There was plenty of heart break to go around in SLC in both the SX2 and SX1 class. Just like the pendulum of life though, there was equal-portions of triumph served up as well.
The track wasn’t nearly as sloppy as we’ve come to expect with the 16th stop of the series, or as Ralph likes to run into the ground, “the penultimate round”. Just because the riders weren’t sloshing around in mud holes or in danger of losing their fingers due to hypothermia, the track was a sketch-fest nonetheless.
The ruts formed quickly and became deep and unpredictable. There was loose dirt on top of the concrete hard track surface which made the corners tricky as well.
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