This was another weekend of strong finishes for Voodoo Racing. On the Saturday clockwise course Garreth Hays hit the podium with 3rd in the 40+, Kent Myers got 12th in the Cat 3, Nick Masiewicki came in 21st in the 4/5, and Jim Chomko and John Powell got 13th and 14th in the 35+ 4/5. On Sunday, Nate Sheetz got the podium with 2nd place in the Cat 3, Carson Lange also made the podium with 2nd in the Cat 2, TC Porterfield came in 13th in the Cat 2, and Nick Masiewicki came in 13th in the 4/5.
Great race results aside, the real star of the weekend was a Voodoo Racing rider who will be receiving the inaugural Voodoo Racing Jensie Award. This annual award will be given to one of our racers who shows true tenacity, grit, and all around good humor in a race despite terrible weather, debilitating mechanical issues, or other random (or deliberate) acts of fate.
The 2014 recipient of the Voodoo Racing Jensie Award: Aaron Wade!
Aaron discovered that his right shifter was malfunctioning about 20 minutes or so before the start of the Cat 3 race. The race mechanics could do nothing to fix it, so it appeared that he was done for the day. Lesser men would have claimed defeat, but not our man Aaron. He put the chain in the middle of the cassette and valiantly rolled up to the line. We figured he’d last one lap on such a long climb and no gears, but the man held on for a full three laps of the 5.5 mile course before calling it quits.