Racers Rage for 12 Hours at Angel Fire’s Burner DH

Source: Red Bull

The Burner 12-hour downhill race in Angel Fire, New Mexico, saw 142 competitors battle over some of the more technical rocky terrain in the States. Temperatures plunged into the 20s, making the riding even more challenging for exhausted competitors.

The rules were simple: Racers would compete for 12 hours, non-stop. The racer who completed the most laps would be declared the victor. Each racer had a choice of which downhill trail they would use: the World Cup DH, Supreme DH, or Combi DH. Riders competed into the night, many covering more than 80 miles of DH trails and descending more than 50,000 vertical feet.

Burner Course

After trailing most of the race and persevering through multiple mechanical issues, Waylon Smith of Newhall, California, defended his title as Pro Solo Male champ and set a new event record of 33 laps in 11:46:19. Along with the victory, Smith claims a prize of $500 and bragging rights for another year.

“I have to thank Red Bull for putting together this great event which really brings out the true racer in you,” Smith said after winning. “Even if you have a mishap, if you really want it, you can claw your way back and win. It’s awesome and I love it.”

Although he didn’t win a prize, 41-year-old Lance Fischer of Stillwater, Oklahoma, was the unanimous fan favorite. He rode entire race on a hardtail and still completed 18 laps.

Burner Podium

Race Winners
Pro Solo Male
1st, Waylon Smith; 2nd, Ryan Sutton; 3rd, Dante Harmony

Pro Solo Female
1st, Jacqueline Harmony; 2nd, Linden Lane; 3rd, Lisa Reinhard

Expert Solo Male
1st, Robert Garcia; 2nd, Gary Dye; 3rd, Rohan Stites

Team
1st, ppcsolar.com; 2nd, Road 34; 3rd, Simbros

Pro Duo Relay
1st, ppcsolar.com; 2nd, Road 34; 3rd, Simbros

Expert Duo Relay
1st, Team Whatever Man; 2nd, Team Sedona; 3rd, Cee-Low Riderz

For more information on the event check out redbullburner.com

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