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Friday February 6, 2004

Sports

Wax em up
for the Soldier
Mountain downhills


When most of us head downhill fast, it is usually unintentional.

Next week, people can fulfill their need for speed at a series of downhill races at Soldier Mountain near Fairfield, the Sammis-Camas Cup and the Soldier Mountain downhills.

Co-race director Scott Curtis remarked, "Its been a phenomenal snow year and the snow pack is great. We are going off the old track the Easter Bump."

The faster racers, like last years Sammis-Camas champions Skip Merrick and Tracy Chubb, usually complete the course in 1 minute and 20 seconds.

"Its a great locals race. We want everyone to show up," Curtis said. "The Town Series racers are off for a couple of weeks so we want those guys to be there."

Curtis and Kenny Corrock will conduct a downhill training camp on Monday, Feb. 9 at 10 a.m.

"All abilities are welcome," Curtis said.

On Tuesday, Feb. 10, the annual Sammis-Camas downhill will be run at noon with a training run at 10 a.m. Proceeds from the Sammis-Camas Cup will be donated to a racer on the Hailey Ski Team.

A pair of Intermountain Masters downhills will be run at 10 a.m. and noon on Wednesday, Feb. 11.

Ski Tek and the Sun Valley Ski Club sponsor the race series.


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