The First Annual Kotzebue Sound Racing Association's Women's 120 race buzzed by us on Saturday morning.
The kids had Saturday School to make up for a storm day, so most everyone was wide awake at the eleven o'clock start time. Cathy came over and we went out to around Lockhardt to watch.
Heather Lane on an Arctic Cat F6
Samantha Harris-Richards, the overall winner, on an F7
During the time it took to wait for the girls to come back, we fished...and fished...and fished... to no avail! Chad took his auger out and drilled five holes for us. We sat there, BS'ed about who was going to win, and who was going "slow" on the way out... Maybe the fish heard us gossiping and decided they weren't going to bite.
So, we set up camera's and tripods and video cameras and waited for the women to come back...
Phyllis Harris on an F6
Muck Viviros on an AC 570
Leanne Viveiros on an AC Z570
Helen Harris, a late entry...
Eva Jones on a Ski-Doo 550
Autumn Mitchell on a Ski-Doo 550 MXZ
Some people's snow machine's didn't make it back in the same condition they went out with...like Zazell Staheli. :)
Cathy Jones...Aqvaluk Photography... www.tundratantrum.blogspot.com :)
I didn't take too many photos, as I was videoing the race next to a trail marker. A few times there, I thought one of the racers would hit the camera!
Here are the results for both classes:
As much as I'd love to win that kind of money, I can't ride that fast. I spoke with Samantha after the race, and being out there, all alone, makes you really think about your kids, and your family. She said she was a little scared and that she felt somewhat selfish at times, BUT had a lot of fun. This was it for her though, no more racing. Coincidentally, her daughter's 4th birthday was Sunday, and they got her a cute pink 120 snowmachine...Maddie is ready to ride! :)
I'm just too chicken to ride that fast!