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Video & Race Report: Eastern States Cup Stan’s Enduro #2 – Glen Park, PA

Maxxis ESC Stan’s No Tubes Enduro #2 – Glen Park, Pennsylvania

GOODBYE TO GLEN

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This past weekend Maxxis ESC Stan’s Enduro racers rolled down to the Poconos for round two. Countless memories have been created through our eight years of racing Glen Park, but this may unfortunately be our last since the town of Stroudsburg’s recent addition of a dog park in the ball field. Maybe one day we can return, but this weekend we rode like it was our last with the Pocono Bike Club community. As always, they put together a remarkable course of five stages with some fresh sectors to keep it interesting for those who have raced here many times. The race pace was blistering and the stoke was high. When the dust settled, we had a solid mix of ESC regulars along with some fast new faces on the podium.

 

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Big crowd for 8:30am riders meeting with 192 registered racers.

 

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The trails at Glen are fantastically flowy. There’s nothing quite like flying around corners through gaps in the rhododendron, it feels like a green tunnel at times.

 

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You can carry great speed on these trails but watch out for those sneaky rocks.

 

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Quite a few broken bikes out there this weekend, some worse than others. Anthony Lapedota was sending it in practice but would suffer a broken rear axle on Stage 4, ending his race day early.

 

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The kids are always having the most fun out there, even after a few times up the 500′ transfer.

 

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Huge thank you to the Pocono Bike Club and all the volunteers who make this race so special each year.

 

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Our largest class of the weekend? Cannondale Ebike with 27 competitors! Coincidentally, our first ebike test race was right here at Glen Park five years ago. We added an extra stage for the eebs with a timed pedal transfer, Jax Schmitz put down the watts for the fastest climb and finished the day in fourth.

 

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Cannondale athlete and long time Maxxis ESC racer Max Beaupre put on a clinic out there, gaining 50 seconds on the rest of the class to take the W.

 

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Jonny Gabor has been racing and coaching for many years but this was his first time between the tape on an ebike. Turns out all those years of experience transfer nicely as he finished second on the day.

 

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Sean Koeller ducks the tree to get just a bit more inside, he would end the day in second place for the 30-39 Men with a stage win.

 

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One Glen Park road gap, everyone knows the rules.

 

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We love seeing new faces on the podium, congrats to Tyler Hutson who went P4 in a stacked field of Pro Men.

 

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As always, The Arlington Diner delivered a top notch aid station with plenty of snacks and water.

 

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Joseph Bevilacqua glides over the rocks on his way to second place in the 21-29 men’s class.

 

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Dan Moon teleports to second place in the 20U class.

 

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The Pocono Bike Club even raked out some fresh sections for us this year, like this steep loamer to end Stage 5. Carlos Rincon earned a stage win on his way to third place for the 40-49 Men.

 

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Ian Schwing swung off the back of it right into first place for the 21-29 men’s class.

 

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Will Myers smashes through the Stage 5 rock garden, he put a hurting on the 20U class with a 21 second margin between him and second place.

 

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Tim Pierce squeaked out the 40-49 men’s class win by 1.6s, he must have smelled the free pizza from the bottom of Stage 5.

 

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These guys went straight for the pizza before turning in their chips. Priorities.

 

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After many podiums in the Amateur classes, Kai Waldman joined the Pro ladies for the first time this weekend. When the dust settled she rounded out the top three, not a bad way to kick off her Pro career at just 15 years old.

 

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Always a podium threat, Hannah Harrington had a consistent race day, finishing P2 with 29 seconds to reel in.

 

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The pedal sections and tight corners suited Mia Migliorino’s strengths as she won every stage as well as the race with a total time of 15:32.

 

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Pro Women: 4th – Amy Shenton, 2nd – Hannah Harrington, 1st – Mia Migliorino, 3rd – Kai Waldman, 5th – Michelle Guy

 

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After many Pro wins in the MASS races, Alex Myers entered his first Maxxis ESC event this weekend and ended up in third place.

 

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If the Glen Park races end here, Adam Morse would hold the crown with his five wins. He was able to hold down second place with a stage win this year, just 9.2s off the win,

 

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Isaac Allaire continued his comeback tour and ended the day on top for the Pro boys, racking up four stage wins with 13:01 on the clock. Two wins to start off 2024, will anyone be able to stop him this season?

 

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Pro Men: 4th – Tyler Hutson, 2nd – Adam Morse, 1st – Isaac Allaire, 3rd – Alex Myers, 5th – Adrian Hayden

 

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So long, Glen Park. Thanks for all the smiles over the years, we can only hope that we’ll be allowed to return one day. We’ll be back racing in just two weeks at our first Thule Showdown of the season at Jiminy Peak. Get registered!

Words and photos: Andrew Santoro
Video: Seth Merritt

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