Last week's IMBCS race was held in Davenport on a 9-mile course that had many awesome features built in to it. This was the first year that this location was part of the series and it proved to be enjoyed by all of the racers. The FORC club puts on a great event with plenty of fans, food and an atmosphere that guarantees a fun day.
Lee's race was two laps while Joann also had two laps but with an additional blue-rated and a black-rated section. The race started with a torturous climb up a paved trail that seemed to go straight up and and never end. Lee shot off the line and hit the pavement first. After encouragement by Zoe R (winner of the Jr Girl's Cat) Lee made it into the single track ahead of the rest of the field. The course was pretty technical for a Cat3 race. There was a banked, wooden section that beckoned you to take speed into the walls and carry it right back out.
Joann and Lee have a few weeks off before they compete in the next series race on August 10 in Ida Grove.