Race report: Round 3 at Lithgow’s Pony Express Track

Joel Willis wins elite men’s race and Ronja Hill-Wright claims 2015 RedAss DH NSW/ACT State Series titles in Lithgow

Ronja Hill-Wright from Weston (ACT) is the 2015 RedAss Downhill NSW State Series winner of the elite women, claiming the title after two consecutive race wins in Lithgow and Greenvalleys this month. Fellow Canberran Thomas Crimmins was absent from the final round, but had already locked in his series wins with two seeding and race wins in the first two series rounds earlier this year. Joel Willis took out the elite men’s race win in Lithgow, advancing to second overall in the series ahead of the Central Coast’s  Jake Newell. In a tight decider in the U19’s, Joshua Clark from Newcastle claimed the series ahead of Wollongong’s Harry Parsons and Wyong’s Duke Millington.

 

>> Round 3 Race results

>> Series Results 2015

All category winners:

  • Elite Men: Thomas Crimmins, Canberra ACT
  • Elite Women: Ronja Hill-Wright, Canberra ACT
  • U19 Men: Joshua Clark, Adamstown Heights NSW
  • Junior Women: Ellie Smith, Wyong NSW
  • U17 Men: Patrick Butler, Brunkerville NSW
  • Junior U15 Men: Ethan Corney, Bowenfels NSW
  • Junior U15 Girls: Cassie Voysey, Engadine NSW
  • Export Men: Lang Teh, West Pennant Hills NSW
  • Expert Women: Rhiannon Cheesewright
  • Sport Men: Nick Zeller, Banks NSW
  • Veteran Men (30+): David Sharp, Belrose NSW
  • Master Men (40+): David Grupe, Emu Heights NSW
  • Master Women: Coleen Kehoe, Thornton NSW
  • SuperMaster Men (50+): Brett Smith, Wyong NSW
  • GrandMaster Men (60+): Steve Coles, Orange NSW

 

Interview: Elite Men’s podium

Interview: Elite Women’s podium

Interview: U19 Men’s podium

 

>> Photos by OuterImage.com.au

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Ronja Hill-Wright - our 2015 RedAss DH NSW/ACT State Series winner. An incredible athlete - we wish her all the best with the upcoming move to NZ! Keep shredding!
Ronja Hill-Wright – our 2015 RedAss DH NSW/ACT State Series winner. An incredible athlete – we wish her all the best with the upcoming move to NZ! Keep shredding!
Elite Women's series podium (l-r): Kellie Weinert, Ronja Hill-Wright, Joanne Fox.
Elite Women’s series podium (l-r): Kellie Weinert, Ronja Hill-Wright, Joanne Fox.
Joel Willis wins on his home track.
Joel Willis wins on his home track.
Elite men's series podium with Lithgow's Mayor Maree Statham (l-r): Joel Willis, Thomas Crimmins (absent), Jake Newell.
Elite men’s series podium with Lithgow’s Mayor Maree Statham (l-r): Joel Willis, Thomas Crimmins (absent), Jake Newell.
The race track at Lithgow - makes you fly.
The race track at Lithgow – makes you fly.
Patrick Butler - U17's series winner.
Patrick Butler – U17’s series winner.
Joshua Clark - U19's winner with consistent results throughout the series.
Joshua Clark – U19’s winner with consistent results throughout the series.
Thank you, Lithgow, we've had a blast!
Thank you, Lithgow, we’ve had a blast!
A big shout-out to the Central Tablelands MTB Club for all their hard work and commitment to the state series!
A big shout-out to the Central Tablelands MTB Club for all their hard work and commitment to the state series!
A huge thank you to all the volunteers and marshalls throughout the series who helped us to provide a safe and fun racing environment - representing the crew: Race Director Martin Wisata with Chief Commissaire Tim Butler. Thanks, Tim, your contribution to this series in invaluable!
A huge thank you to all the volunteers and marshalls throughout the series who helped us to provide a safe and fun racing environment – representing the crew: Race Director Martin Wisata with Chief Commissaire Tim Butler. Thanks, Tim, your contribution to this series in invaluable!

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