Town Alpine Series crosses the
Dancing bears, neon one-piece
outfits and speed suits accented with thong underwear sliced down Bald
Mountain as skiers wrapped up the 13th annual Sun Valley and Budweiser
Town Alpine Series. The race party was staged at Apples Bar & Grill at
the base of Baldy.
Carl Rixon owned the race,
finishing with a combined time of 51.85. Robin Sarchett followed in
second, Biche Rudigoz third, Matt Murphy forth and J.J. Hanley fifth.
In the women’s field Sonja
Mandeville upset Eltina Campbell for the win. Annie Stout grabbed third,
Megan Thomas fourth and Sue Connor fifth. Mandeville finished 15th
Wednesday’s race completed the
series of seven. At the end of the series, the Idaho Tower team with
John Campbell, Jen Campbell, Robin Sarchett and Steve Brown etched their
names on the race cup for winning the overall team title. Members of
Idaho Tower and the other top four teams, Rainbow Warriors, Carrera/Atomic,
Kelly Sports and HCT/Sturtevants each had a chance to win a Bald
Mountain season pass.
The luck of the Irish was with the
Kelly Sports team with three members Lynn Johnson, Jim Tallackson and
Marvin Melville winning a 2004-05 seasons’ pass. Curt Williams of HCT/Sturtevants
was also a lucky winner.
Prizes also went to Chris Key for
the Best Crash of the year, Sonja Mandeville as Most Improved Female and
Matt Murphy as Most Improved Male.
Racers celebrated the end of the
series and St. Patrick’s Day, feasting on Irish delights and earning
prizes provided by generous Wood River businesses.