After yet another dreary, cold spring, the skies opened up and the sun shone upon a glorious day at the 10th anniversary of the Ontario Cup at Woodnewton! The field of almost 550 racers, a modern day record for the series, were treated to an incredibly fast, fun course and perfect race conditions. The venue was hopping, with many local spectators, fantastic food from Anina’s Bake Shop and catering, and many people enjoying the warmest day of the year.
In addition to picture perfect weather, the racing itself was fast and furious. The brothers Disera from Norco factory team surprised no one, with a significant gap on the field, and Quinten taking the sprint finish over his brother, 2-time National Champ Peter Disera. Taking third with a great race of his own, was Brody Sanderson of AWI Racing p/b The Crank and Sprocket.
Elite women saw U23 National Champ Jenn Jackson of AWI racing cruise to victory, ahead of Heather Gray, who herself had an impressive lead on third place Soren Meeuwisse of Trek Store CC. This was an exact replica of last year’s Ontario Cup Women’s Podium! Junior Expert Men was won by Colton Woods of Trek Store CC, while Nicole Bradbury of NCCH Elite p/b MGCC had her first taste atop the podium in Junior Expert Women.
This year’s O-Cup series is seeing many new changes, including an increase to 8 events, distribution of prize money at the end of the series, and the amalgamation of Multisport Canada with Superfly Racing for 6 of the 8 events. It is an exciting time for racing in Ontario!
The next stop on the Ontario Cup circuit is in 3 weeks time, at Albion Hills Conservation Area. Riders will be treated to the long, Enduro format at this staple Ontario venue.
Source: Superfly Racing