With quite a selection of events on the calendar it was May when the emails started about putting some teams together for the Scott 25hr. It didn’t take long to pencil in some names and the first thing unanimously decided was to go the full luxury marquee. Having a marquee with, power, lights, gas heating, table and chairs meant it was basically a turn and race.
SXC Racing has had a bit of success lately but the Scott25 was going to be the first race with the team in SXC kit. Thankfully it arrived 2 days before we were heading down to Canberra so we were all set.
We ended up having two “Team of 6 Male 40+” with a couple of guest riders
SXC Team 1
SXC Team 2
The plan for most of us was to arrive Friday for a practice lap, register and then back Saturday to race. A truck closing the Hume Hwy on Friday put an end to the practice lap but we’ve all raced Mt Stromlo so it wasn’t really an issue.
Team 1 were starting on doubles with Team 2 singles. Wayne and Justin had the honor of the Lemans start and after a warm up it wasn’t long and they were lined up for the run with their bikes 500m down the track ready to roll. These starts are just crazy and getting your bike in a good spot is always a challenge. Gun goes and the mass of riders running to the start is always fun to watch.
As there were 88 laps done between both our teams we won’t go into a lap by lap commentary.
SXC Team 1 were leading their category after a few laps and despite getting down to just 3 riders though the night they held their lead right to the end.
SXC Team 2 had a real battle on their hands. They were moving around the leader board quite a bit coming on and off the podium many times though the night. Once daylight broke though on Sunday morning they put together some solid laps finishing with a 10 minute lead over 4th place.
SXC Racing ended up coming 1st and 3rd in the Team of 6 Male 40+ and 6th Overall. A big thanks to all the guys in both teams.
Thank you to our sponsors Round The World Tour Experts, TotalAutoFinance, Essential Sports Performance Nutrition and Virtuascape (Lupine Lights). The Specialized Epic was perfect at Mt Stromlo as well.
One last thank you to Nicole at Nimblewear for pushing our order through and getting the kit delivered in time.
More photos are posted in the Scott25 Gallery
Full Results here