The Profile team rolled into Louisville, KY for the 3 day Derby City National race. It was hot, very hot even for the Florida riders but that didn’t stop the team from racing great.
The team newest member, 6 expert, Charlie Golwyn, was ready to show off his new uniform and represent the team. Nicknamed Mr. Pickle Pants, he raced both the 6 and under open and 6 expert class. On Friday, he finished first in the open class and second in expert. For Saturday he again won the open class but had a crash on the wet track and took an 8 in expert. He had another win and second again Sunday. With 5 podiums and 3 wins, it’s no wonder team manager Gus was happy to pick up this hot shot little guy. Welcome to the Profile family!
Chandler Denton, races the 19-27 expert class. He looked great on Friday leading the moto but wrecked on third straight in the semi and was done for the day. He was back at it again on Saturday and took a third. On Sunday he powered through the track and took a win. That is two podium finishes for Chandler. Chandler also won the Eastern Division championship and takes home the title for his class.
Shay Glynn was racing Junior Women and 17-20 girls. On Friday, Shay finished 5th in Junior Women and second in girls. Saturday had Seay posting another fifth in Junior Women and a third in 17-20 girls. Sunday was a repeat performance with another fifth in Junior Women and a third in girls. That’s a podium all 3 days for Shay in her girls class.
12 expert and cruiser Casey Minthorn was racing well this weekend. In expert he had 27 riders and made it all the way to the semis all 3 days but was not quite able to transfer out to the main. For the 12 cruiser, he wasn’t able to get to main on Friday or Saturday but broke through the drought with a fifth place finish on Sunday. Casey did get a chance to represent Profile on an interview with a local TV station.
Caleb Minthorn racing 17-18 expert and Junior Men was racing fast and flying high after his big win at the Sea Otter mountain bike race. While Caleb looked great and was very fast he was not able to get out of the semis and into the mains.
Racing both 46-50 cruiser and 40 and over expert, John Pringle was flying (literally) around the track. John has never jumped as much as he did last weekend. On Friday he made the cruiser main and finished 3rd. On Saturday he spun on the wet gate and had to settle for a 6th. On Sunday he bounced back with a 2nd in cruiser and got to an expert main to take a 7th. That is 2 podium finishes for John.
A big thank you to the people who support the team: Jim, Nancy, Charlie, Gus and the rest of the workers at Profile.