Tirebiters Classic Ski Race results
Special to the Sky-Hi News
If you remember back in the 70s, the Firesign Theater had a character named George Leroy Tirebiter. In memory of George, the 45th annual Tirebiters Classic Ski Race was held Thursday, March 17 at Mary Jane. The Tirebiter is a downhill slalom race that has been held since the early 70s by the Tirebiters Ski Club to raise money for the East Grand Middle School and Middle Park High School’s ski programs. Founding member Bob Singley says the race is for people who want to come out and participate in an awesome downhill slalom race, have some fun and also do some good for the local community.
The race was originally held at Winter Park Resort on Cheshire Cat, Hughes, and the NASTAR course, then moved to Silver Creek Ski Resort from 1982 to 1996 when Singley was the proprietor of the Secret Saloon at the base of the ski area. After the bar closed the race returned to Winter Park and moved to the Lower Arrowhead run on the Mary Jane side where it has been held annually ever since.
The racing is done in categories based on age and gender for racers 21 and over. This year saw 61 racers.
If you like to race, have fun and give some money to the school ski programs, come on out to the Club Car at the base of the Mary Jane Resort. It is held every St. Patty’s Day, and you can meet a Colorado Ski Hall of Fame member and true skiing legend Bob Singley, and maybe have a beer or two as well!
Recaps 71+: 1. Nancy Aberg 1. Cooper Black,
No Treads 61-70: 1. Jackie Morgan 2. April Lang 3. Sue Martene. 1. Jud Dexter 2. Jim Frank 3. Eric Pietz
Mud & Snows 51-60: 1. Melissa Dart, 2. Cindy A, 3. Joanie Wojick. 1 Ken Hilton, 2. Reed Anderson 3. Brent Hale
Radials 41-50: 1. Kelly Glancey, 2. Sally Ryman. 1. John Glancey 2. Kevin Anderson 3. Chris Pouson
Racing Slicks 31-40: 1. Julie White , 2. Patty Peters. 1. Zach Young 2. Kelsy 3. Devin White
Inner Tube Nippers 21-30: 1. Erica Thomas 2. Katie Young 3. Lauren Young. 1. Jake Anderson 2. Alex Young.
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