Report by: Quinton Spaulding

Photos by:  Brittany Spaulding

“The Heat Is On!” Racing in Fontana, CA during July seems crazy… but yes we were there. It was a two run format which really amplified the heat factor!

The pits looked respectable, however, you could tell that things on the Cross Country side were a little slower… probably because of the 100  degree plus temps I am sure!

Downhill shuttles were “business as usual“.

Dave Collins, Race Promoter of  Crash Innovations, took a pretty bad tumble during Saturday’s practice.

This brought out the Fontana paramedics.

Unfortunately Dave was taken away suffering from a broken patella (Knee Cap).

A view of the early morning shuttle line, in preparation for our final practice.

The KHS weapon of choice at Fontana is always the Lucky 7!

David K struggled with the heat this weekend… so much so that he actually had to be hooked up to an IV for dehydration.

I had two consistent runs Sunday (which weren’t quite good enough for a podium), but I was pretty close with an 8th place overall finish.

From left to right: Rich Houseman (Fox/Intense), Kevin Aielo (Factory GT), JD Swanguen (Troy Lee / Intense), Shaun Palmer (Intense), Ian Odom (Brodie Bikes)

Pro Men DH Results

Ladies Podium

From left to right: Francine Johnson (KHS), Joy Martin, Christine Hirst,  Jennifer Wolf (all with Vixen Racing)

If you know of anyone who is interested in joining our “B-TEAM” or “R.A.C.E.R.” programs, please shoot me an email, or contact our R.A.C.E.R. (Team Manager) Vince Calvillo on our sponsorship page… just click on the email our R.AC.E.R. Team Manager “button”.

Proud Sponsors of the 2009 KHS Factory Team

The entire KHS Squad will be at the Sol Vista Bike Park in Granby, CO  July 16 -19 for the National Championships. We hope to see you there.

Please stay tuned for more updates and photos as they become available.

All the best!