Friday, June 13, 2008

Esquire's Elings Race Report

The following is the Team Chicken Ranch Race Report from last weekend's Elings Park races:

"The Chicken Ranch Cycling Team raced in the Cross Country, Super D and Downhill races last weekend at Elings Park, with the Jellison family leading the charge. On Saturday Bradford Jellison took 1st place in the Beginner Jr. Men 14+ under race and on Sunday Christopher Jellison took 1st in the hotly contested Jr. Men's 10 + under race. Also on Saturday, Mike Abbott took 1st place in the Downhill Sport 40+ race. In the Super D races, Pete "Super P" Sproul took 1st in Men's 30-39 race, while Jelly Jellison, Dave Lettieri and Mike Abbott finished 2nd, 4th and 5th, respectively, in the Men's 40+ race. In the Cross Country races Sue Fish took 1st in the Women's Sport 50+ race. Matt Benko took a hard-earned 2nd Place in the very competitive Expert 40-44 Race, while Pete Sproul took 5th in the Expert 35-39 race. David Jurist (Beginner 45-49), John Nygren (Beginner 35-39) and Mike Abbott (Sport Clydesdale 35+) each took stellar 2nd places in their categories, with Nygren having the 6th fastest time out of all of the Beginner races. Gabriel Garcia powered around the course for a fast 3rd place in the Sport 35-39 race, while Sean Edwards took 3rd place and a raspberry in the Beginner Jr. Men 12 + under race. In the Sport 40-44 race Robert Ramirez and Craig "Blinger" Zimmerman crossed the line holding hands to finish together in 4th and 5th, respectively. Brian Bermudes took 4th place in the Sport 30-34 race, with Seth Sproul finishing behind Bermudes in 6th place. And Brad Jellison took 5th in the 35+ Sport Clydesdale Race."

Also attached is a photograph that could be captioned: "Team Chicken Ranch's Christopher Jellison is all smiles after his victory in the Jr. Men 10 + Under Cross Country race at Elings Park last Sunday""


Kim R. McDaniel

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