Mammoth Enduro Recap
PRESS RELEASE: MAMMOTH ENDURO
On Sunday 27 March, riders from across the country descended on Nelson for the Mammoth Enduro presented by Santa Cruz. Rain earlier in the week had dried up nicely meaning the trail’s were in near perfect conditions for the racers. The females were allocated the number one race plate and local women’s pro Raewyn Morrison proved she was number one. Rae was on top form to be the fastest overall woman, winning over her closest female rival, Louise Kelly by over two and a half minutes. This was a great riding from Rae as she prepares to head overseas later this year to compete in the Enduro World Series.
In the men’s competition times were tight with the riders battling hard all day. Queenstown pro rider Cole Lucas won all of the stages except for the fourth stage, Whaimana, which caused the most problems for riders. Local knowledge played out in favour of Takaka’s Brady Stone on this stage, who won the stage by 14 seconds, and the overall fastest male of the competition by one second. This was a great result for Brady too, as he too prepares for international racing.
Overall winners received $1000 each in prize money.
It was impressive to see the young riders tackle the technical course, with the under 17 winner, Kiran Taylor, only two minutes off Brady Stone’s time.
After relaxing with a beverage and a burger post-race, riders and volunteers took their chances in the coin toss to win a Santa Cruz Reserve Wheelset valued at over $3,000. Luck was with Finn McCloy from Dunedin who was stoked!
Massive thanks to all the volunteers and sponsors who made the day run smoothly. Full category results can be found here:
Photos: Henry Jaine