|Posted by VoncooperLLC on October 10, 2012 at 5:10 PM|
The 2012 downhill season is over.It has been a great season full of ups and downs. Team Voncooper reached all of our goals in 2012. That is something we are proud to be able to say.
Team Voncooper came into the Eastern States Cup finals inthe hunt for the pro overall. We were also trying to keep up our consistencyand reach the goal of having a rider on the podium at every Eastern States Cup.
The track was typical Plattekill. It was steep and full ofloose rocks. The weather was also very typical for this time of year in the northeast,cold and rainy. This made for slick conditions that are always difficult, but a blast to ride.
The day of the race had better weather, but was still verycold. The track dried out and was running fast. Willem struggled to get up tospeed and would finish in 10th on the day. Tim had an over the bars crash that put him in 14th.
Dylan was feeling focused and ready for a podium finish. Yetstruggled a little during his run, finishing in a very respectable 5thplace. He has been getting faster and more focused every race.
Gavin had an amazing weekend. He won this race by over fiveseconds! He is finishing off the season on a very strong note. With back toback wins and the Eastern States Cup overall, he can confidently set is sightson our goal for 2013 racing a full ProGRT series.
The season was very impressive for Voncooper. Willem endedthe season in 3rd overall in Cat 1 19-29. Dylan finished the season in 8th,Tim Finished in 5th, Phil Finished in 3rd, and Gavin gotthe overall win!
All in all, this season was our biggest to date. We hadriders at three rounds of the World Cup. We had riders on the podium at everrace we attended except for two. We had a strong showing at National Champs. Wealso made the investment in a new team trailer! We are planning on followingthe ProGrt for 2013 and are looking forward to the national level ofcompetition. As always, none of this would be possible with out our sponsors.Thank you for your support.
The Irong men of the Eastern States Cup (attened all ESC races).
The Start House Bike Shop