Frigid temperatures and windy conditions on Monday made for a challenging race night in the second week of the Sugar Mountain Adult Racing league.
“It was brutally cold and windy but we all survived,” said Bill Leonard, owner of Ski Country Sports. “The wind was the biggest challenge. You could see a big difference in times when the wind was blowing and when it wasn’t, so you just hoped that you didn’t go when the wind was gusting so much.”
Temperatures didn’t get out of the teens at Sugar Mountain and dropped to as low as 10 degrees according to Ray’s Weather Center.
Leonard gave all of the credit to the course crew for having to be out in the rough weather the whole time and keeping the course in as good of a shape as possible for the racers.
Due to the weather and the road conditions there was not a post race meal and most of the racers headed home as soon as the competition was over.
There are still four weeks left in the 2022 SMARL season so there are still plenty of wins and bragging rights on the line the rest of the way.
Pictures from race night – January 10. 2022