Eric Loney completed the 2011 race season by placing fourth at Stage 5 of the Northwest Cup Downhill Series at Port Angeles on August 7th.
Loney – who races for Project 529, SRAM, and Santa Cruz – finished the year as the second-ranked pro in the Pacific Northwest. Kyle Thomas took the top spot.
At Stage 5, Loney’s time of 2:48:63 put him right in the mix for the top spot. Charlie Sponsel was first in 2:45:56, edging Thomas (2:46:96) and Dan Sims (2:47:48).
Geo Smith was first in Cat 1 50+ in the Stage 5 race with a time of 3:48:90. He also claimed the season title in that division.
Both Eric and Geo are signed up for this year’s Growlers Gulch Super D on September 17th. Here’s your chance to test your skills against the big boys.