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The 2013 Texas Ultra Cup Race Series Recap
The Texas Ultra Cup(TUC) is a series of 5 different races spread out across Texas and spread out through the year. You only have to participate in three of any five of the TUC events to earn a TUC Trophy! The Texas Ultra Cup was formed in an attempt to make Ultra racing more fun, add more camaraderie, prove that you do not have to win or be in the best shape of your life to have fun, build an Ultra Racing Family, add another Award to your Trophy case, entice you to do more than one Ultra event a year, urge you to travel this great state we call Texas, allow you to bond with fellow like minded riders and to help grow the sport. We feel The Texas Ultra Cup Challenge has the ability to do all this and more. By teaming up with your comrades, sharing travel expenses and crew, maybe even a tent, we hope that friendships will be formed, memories created and a new high in Ultra riding achieved. Knowing that the team next to you will most likely be at the next race in the series should create more camaraderie. To learn more about The Texas Ultra Cup and see the complete TUC results visit http://www.tt24tt.com/texas-ultra-cup-challenge.html .
The Texas Ultra Cup Race Series
The Texas Ultra Cup Open Division allows racers to use miles earned from as many races in the 2013 race series and allows racers to race any race distance combination from 6-hour to 500 miles. The Open Division has separate categories for upright, bent riders, teams, male , female and mixed although only one racer receives an Overall Champion award, there are also categories for 2 & 4 person teams with separate categories for male, female & mixed. With all the divisions and categories we gave out 25 Overall Champion and 1st Place awards.
Richard Fox, age 49 from Weatherford, was TUC Solo Male Overall Champ in the Open Division with 1289 miles from 4 of the 5 2013 events. He also placed 5th in the TTTT Tejas 500 Solo Male Upright category. Congrats Richard! One heck of an Ultra Racing Season.
From Odessa, Texas, David Shortes, participated in all 5 TUC events received 3rd Place Solo Male Upright in the Open Division with 1160 miles.
Dennis Johnson, from The Woodlands, TX received 1st Place in the Solo Male Bent Category in the TUC Open Division. Dennis still holds the TTTT 24 Hour Solo Male Bent course record from 2009 and received first place at TTT this year as well.
Iron Man Andrew Gale, from Lago Vista, TX received 4th Place Solo Male Upright in TTTT 6 hour and 5th Male Solo Upright in the TUC’s Open Division.
Michael Screws, from Crandall, Texas rode in his 7th Texas Time Trials event earning 6th Place Solo Upright Male TUC Open Division while finishing in 1st Place for the TTTT 24-Hour Iron Butt Solo Male Upright Category.
Dex Tooke, left, from Del Rio, Texas and Race Director of No Country for Old Men, took 7th Place in the TUC Open Division Solo Male Upright Category and also received 2nd Overall in the TTTT 24 Hour Iron Butt Solo Male Upright Division. Right, Don Ickles from Lorena, Texas is Race Director for The Tonkawa Cycling Events, who placed 7th in The Texas Time Trial 12-Hour Challenge Solo Male Upright Division. Two great race directors that we are very pleased to have as a part of The Texas Ultra Cup. If you have not tried either of these two great races, you’re missing an experience of a lifetime.
David Baxter, 8th in the Solo Male Upright Category in The TUC Open Division. David, from Austin, TX placed 5th in TTTT 12-Hour Iron Butt Solo Male Upright Category
Right: Bryson Parnell from Amarillo, Texas, earned TUC Junior Solo Male 1st Place Open Division and 1st Place in the Sprint <20 Division. He is shown here with his dad, Ryan Parnell. Ryan is the Race Director for 24 Hours in the Canyon, a great race where racers have the option of a racing mountain bikes for double miles. Bryson rode his first 100 mile race this year. The TUC trophy is almost as big as Bryson.
Vickie Tyer of Grandview, Texas is TUC Solo Female Bent Overall Champion in the Open Division with 1223 miles earned in 4 races. This is Vickie’s second year of TUC competition
Sheri Smith and Heather Tatro, mother and daughter team SSHT Pedalers, part of the NWCC, won the TUC 2-Person Female Overall Champions for the Open Division. They received first place in the 2-Person Female Upright TTTT 24-Hour Iron Butt setting a new course record.
Michelle Reyero along with Team Tex-Mex teammate Dave Presley won the 2-Person Mixed Upright Open Division Overall Champion award. They also won 2nd place in the TTTT 24-Hour for the same category. They represented their Manly Bulge Cycling Club well.
NWCC KG Cranksters team member Robert Gundersen along with teammate David King, part of the NWCC, won the 2-Person Male Overall Champion in the TUC Open Division. They also received 1st place in The Tejas 500 for the same category.
MBBC Road Racing’s Chris Kellogg, Nathan Skaggs, David Tumlin & Bill Viering won the 4-Person Male Team Overall Champions in the TUC Open Division with 1970 miles. The team also placed 1st in The Tejas 500 4-Person Male Upright Team category as they have done for many years. In fact, they hold the course record. Damn, that’s a lot of hardware. They also won Overall 4-Person Male in the Open Division in 2012.
Dirty Bulge MBBC Racing, Christopher Allsbury, Michael Holder and Mitchell Sherry won the Four Person Male First Place Upright Champions in the TUC Open Division. Chris Kellogg rode one event for the team and is pictured on the right. The team also placed 1st in the TTTT 12-hour 3-person Male Upright Team category.
Team Chain Reaction’s , Kim Corfman, David Oviatt, Russ Trobaugh and Steve Hediger, won the 4-Person Mixed Team Overall Champions in the TUC Open Division with 1538 miles. They also won TTTT 4-Person Mixed Tejas 500!