PIPELINE BIKE PARK: RACE REPORT FOR PUMP RACE #9

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SOURCE: PIPELINE
PHOTOS: James Healey

Nick Goertzen finally breaks the Tyler Gorz win streak as Layne Nyhaug takes the Women’s title.

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Pump Race #9 started with the sun shining straight into the riders eyes and ended with two riders that luckily wore bright gear so we could actually see them railing the track after the sun dropped like a rock.

A record number of riders showed up and split the group into 3 brackets. Long time mid pack pros were forced into the open class by a flurry of rookie rocket pump racers who showed up to their hand at pump racing.

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5 time pump track champ Tyler Gorz, suffering from torn ligaments, didn’t hold anything back as he wowed the crowd with his double manuals and fresh fashion sense. National BMX #3, Damian “Polar Bear” Lachance, fresh from his move from Ottawa, dialed in the track and pulled in a 4th place in pro. And Layne Nyhaug, railed her way through the pedalers class to take over the women’s championship.

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Here’s how it all looked after someone turned on a flashlight:

Pedaling Class:
1st Layne Nyhaug
2nd Paige Zarazun
3rd Aiden MacDonald
4th Judy Garren

Open Men:
1st Raoul Faubert
2nd O-Show Onofrichuk
3rd The President
4th Nick “Rockstar” Benetti

Pro Men:
1st Nick “A Game” Goertzen
2nd Bad News Muys
3rd Tyler “my ankle hurts” Gorz
4th Damien “The Polar Bear” LaChance

Thanks to everyone who made it out to the race! More pump races to come and check the gallery for lots of great pics by James Healey.

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