There’s nothing better than dual slaom on a Friday night at Crankworx. The racers put on a great show for the world-wide audience and Dakotah Norton and Jill Kintner showed them all what they were capable of.
The Giant Dual Slalom course was a thing of beauty. Beautiful berms and technical challenges for all skill levels.
If you want to make a name for yourself, theres probably no better place than to do it than at Crankworx. Dakotah Norton seized his opportunity for greatness on the dual slalom course and etched his name in Crankworx history. The dual slalom pro field was littered with quality riders all vying for the coveted dual slalom title.
Kyle Strait, Cranworx dual slalom veteran, was looking poised to take it all the way to the finals but was bested by Dakotah Norton in one amazing heat of racing. Norton would go on to beat Bernard Kerr in the semi’s and then Martin Maes in the finals.
Number one qualifier Martin Maes cruised his way through the field all the way into the finals calmly and collectively.
Martin Maes and Dakotah were matched up pretty even in the finals but Martin couldn’t hang on and had a crash in one of the last corners before the straightaway during their first run and the rest is history.
For the ladies, it appears that three times is the charm for Dual Slalom winner Jill KINTNER (USA), who also nabbed a first place finish in 2013 and 2014. Kintner and the woman named the 2015 Queen of the Crankworx World Tour, Anneke BEERTEN (NED), went head to head in the Big Final. Beerten delivered two solid laps, but in the end Kintner came out on top. – Crankworx