Budds Creek DC SprintWashington DC Sprint - Maryland International Raceway, Mechanicsville MD - 06/16/18
The sprint is my least favorite race and I have already racked up a ton of sprints this year, but this one was close to home and my buddies from Baltimore were running so it turned out great. This is the first time I have ever been to MIR for anything other than drag racing. Getting to see more of the property during the run I can tell a lot of stuff goes on here. Passed an area with tons of campers, tents, and Jeeps. Some type of event was happening the same weekend. Now it has me wanting a dirt bike again. If I can sum up this race in a few words it would be "Front loaded". It seemed like they packed a lot of obstacles in the first mile.
All four of us ran the first lap. Nothing particularly special about the course, had one section with some really deep swamp like mud that smelled horrible. Josh found a hole that went up almost to his neck. Glad I missed that hole because my head would have been under. I only failed SpearMan. Second lap two of the guys bailed, so it was just Mike and I for lap 2. This time I nailed every obstacle including SpearMan.
Because this race was so close I really didn't even need to camp, but I am not a fan of waking up super early and driving to these events. I much perfer to sleep in and cruise over right before my race. Found a Walmart about 20 minutes from MIR. My spot was way off in the far corner of the parking lot. This lot was a popular spot for semi trucks and what I think was some creepy guy living in his truck.
The Redbox movie selection was Patriots day. Good movie and from what I remember on the news it followed the Boston Marathon bombing story pretty acuratley.
Saturday after the second race I packed up and drove home.
Race Times Saturday - Beast
|Category||First Name||Last Name||Age||Gender||Overall||In Gender||In Age Group||Time|
|Fastest Male Elite||Tyler||McCredie||25||M||1||1||1||39:48|
|Fastest Female Elite||Tiffany||Palmer||33||F||21||1||1||50:42|
|Fastest Male Age Group||Dylan||Conway||18||M||1||1||1||48:31|
|Fastest Female Age Group||Erika||Elko||29||F||76||1||1||1:04:14|
|Fastest Male Open||Justin||Taylor||29||M||1||1||1||55:03|
|Fastest Female Elite||Erin||Eshelman||35||F||15||1||1||1:05:25|
|My time Open lap 1||Mark||Koch||40||M||88||82||11||1:16:10|
|My time Open lap 2||Mark||Koch||40||M||114||107||12||1:18:46|
Race Times Saturday Beast
|Fastest Male Elite||39:48|
|Fastest Female Elite||50:42|
|Fastest Male Age Group||48:31|
|Fastest Female Age Group||1:04:14|
|Fastest Male Open||55:03|
|Fastest Female Open||1:05:25|
|My time Open lap 1||1:16:10|
|My time Open lap 2||1:18:46|