The Road Runners 2013 "King of the Desert" was held on a bright, breezy Sunday morning, February 24th at the Superstition "Pole Line" pits. The course was fast and fun, starting out on a nice flat stretch of ground heading west and north toward the Superstitions. Before reaching the mountain, though it made a wide U-turn to run east down some of the washes and shallow canyons among the mud hills west of the Pole Line, working its way back to the Supers in good time. From there, it ran up the hill, over and down the southwest side, along the sand highway, up and over the top again, through some of the rocky hard pack on the northeast side, then back through the sand again until finally heading for home check.
The recent wild weather had the sand nicely groomed for the first few riders through, as Todd Barnhill (1m) found out. He got off to his typical rocket-like start, and once again topped the club roster, eventually ending up with a win in Super Senior and a sixth overall behind the likes of Travis Wood, Cory Freeman, Larry Roesler, Anthony Fenton, and A J Stewart. This, while stopping to check the welfare of at least one downed rider.
Moving up in the world, Open Novice Marcus Mohamed-Castille (10) finished 5 full circuits to win his class and move into the top 20 OA. Not so far back of Marcus was Craig Estrada (17s), who came very close to a win in Senior B.
David Valley (2Q) brought in the club's first quad, winning Quad B. New member Brent Bangert (254) made his club debut a good one by showing up third in Open Novice with four laps finished. Rich Nixon (70s), who never shows up anymore, showed up and snared a 4th in Senior B, while Ryan Root (65Q)worked his way from the 4th line to 3rd in Quad C. Ryan was followed by Wes Feeler (3K), who was followed even more closely by Renee Plunkett (3w), picking a win in Quad Vet and a second in Women's Quad respectively. Scott Plunkett (1K) came in at second in Quad Vet. Steve Penner (5K) rode to a win in Vet Quad C.
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