Goldendale, WA: Top of the podium was all for visitors this weekend at the Maryhill Festival of Speed with no Americans top of the podium in all disciplines.
Brazil’s Douglas Dalua claims victory in the open division while Canadian Elena Corrigal retains her title in the women division. On the Junior side, Australian Connor Ferguson gets a nice bump for his 6th place last year to reach top of the podium. Malaysia’s Abdil Mahdzan took the Street luge and last but not least, Spaniard Mikel Echegaray Diez who even with 3 injured fingers dominates, as usual, the Classi luge.
Patrick Switzer does not quite make it 4 in a row
“Congrats to @douglasdalua for being a great competitor and taking 1st! Excited to take 2nd and again be in finals each year at #maryhillFOS. After three wins I can be very content this year to be close to win again!” – These are the gallant words posted by Patrick Switzer on his instagram account. The Canadian came close to win the event 4 years in a row. The 3rd place went to Bustin Team rider Max Ballesteros.
Elena Corrigall: The one to beat in 2014 – again?
Current IDF Women’s World Champion Elena Corrigall may not currently be on this year’s ranking sheet but that’s probably because she’s just getting her IDF season started. She may not have raced many IDF events but rest assured that the Calgary born has been racing and more importantly, has been winning.
On her pedigree for 2014 are first place in some big early season races – namely: Attack of Danger Bay , The Catalina Island Classic, Vernon DH and of course Maryhill Festival of Speed ( The only IDF sanctioned race). So keep and eye out for a repeat performance from the IDF Inaugural World Champ.