Race blog: Thomas Crimmins and Ronja Hill-Wright increase elite DH state series leads at Greenvalleys

Round 2 of the RedAss Downhill NSW/ACT State Series was held at Greenvalleys Mountain Bike Park at Tongarra near Shellharbour on the NSW South Coast. 140 competitors from all over NSW and the ACT assembled and Thomas Crimmins and Ronja Hill-Wright from Canberra were the Elite winners. Both now hold their respective series leads. The racer of the day was Harry Parsons, who not only took out the Under 19’s race win, but who also clocked in the day’s fastest race time of 1:51:029 – a gap of 0.16 seconds to Elite winner Crimmins.

 

Links:

>> Results portal 

(incl. seeding, race, overall and series progress results)

 

Below the event video by Matt Staggs and event photos, as well as Elite and U19’s podium interviews:

 

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Click link for the video: http://www.pinkbike.com/video/421638/

 

 

A 140-strong rider field assembled for Rd 2 at Greenvalleys Freeride Park at Tongarra near Shellharbour.
A 140-strong rider field assembled for Rd 2 at Greenvalleys Freeride Park at Tongarra near Shellharbour. Photo: GiRoPhoto

 

Spectators cheered the racers on in the rockgarden (note: chain saws were used to replicate that typical World-Cup soundcloud purposes only without chains).
Spectators cheered the racers on in the rockgarden (note: chain saws were used to replicate that typical World-Cup soundcloud , without chains of course). Photo: GiRoPhoto

 

Thomas Crimmins wins the Elite Men's category at Greenvalleys and increases his DH state series lead.
Thomas Crimmins wins the Elite Men’s category at Greenvalleys and increases his DH state series lead. Photo: GiRoPhoto

 

Ronja Hill-Wright takes out elite women's classification in Rd 2 - series lead.
Ronja Hill-Wright takes out elite women’s classification in Rd 2 – series lead. Photo: GiRoPhoto

 

Harry Parsons - fastest race time of the day, close runner-up in the U19's series classification.
Harry Parsons – fastest race time of the day, close runner-up in the U19’s series classification. Photo: GiRoPhoto

 

Elite Men's podium (l-r): Tim Eaton, Josh Button, Thomas Crimmins, Mark Conliffe, Bruce Moir.
Elite Men’s podium (l-r): Tim Eaton, Josh Button, Thomas Crimmins, Mark Conliffe, Bruce Moir. Photo: Rocky Trail

 

Elite Women's podium (l-r): Kellie Weinert, Ronja Hill-Wright, Michelle Crisp, Joanne Fox.
Elite Women’s podium (l-r): Kellie Weinert, Ronja Hill-Wright, Michelle Crisp, Joanne Fox. Photo: Rocky Trail

 

Interview: Thomas Crimmins and Elite Men’s podium

 

Interview: Ronja Hill-Wright and Elite Women’s podium

 

Interview: Harry Parsons and U19’s podium

 

 

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