Round 5 and Final round of the Shimano Southridge USA Winter Series Super D

Overnight rain treated riders to epic conditions

2013-Southridge-WS-Finals-SD-Andrew-KempeBerm ROOST by Andrew Kempe 

IRVINE, Calif. (March 9, 2013) – The final round of the Shimano Winter Series Super D delivered a great course and incredible conditions. Thanks to rain leading up to the event many of the new sections the trail crew put together got desperately needed water that helped getting to get them packed and ready for the eager Super D riders.

 Here is a collection from Scott McClain of Called to Creation featuring some high speed action off of the rock drop mid course!  Featured racers – Eric Carter, Waylon Smith, Noah Jenson, Joe Lawwill, Jeremy Kneisly and Jason Simpson.

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The Pro men’s race was decided by only a .90 difference with 3-time 2013 Winter Series winner Waylon Smith ending up on the top step of the podium. Waylon did it with a 3:59.62 and a 4:35.47 while second place rider Jeremy Kneisly of Troy Lee Designs ran a 3:55.38 and a 4:40.61. With this win Waylon clinched the Winter Series Super D title. In 3rd place was two-time Winter Series winner Jon Buckell of Incycles and Shimano. 4th went to Northern California resident and new Yeti team rider Mason Bond. 5th was course designer and Shimano marketing man Joe Lawwill. 6th went to another Northern California rider John Hauer from X-Fushion/Muscle Milk.

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This year’s Super D Winter Series was the most successful yet. Great turnouts and lots of stoked riders.  Thanks to Shimano, The Path Bike shop and Donny Jackson of Southridge USA for making it possible to build all of the fun courses. Special thanks to trail builders Joe Lawwill, Jordan Steyer, Mason Bond, Art Babcock, Craig Harvey, Rob Whyte, Connor Rasmussen, Andrew Kempe, Jonny Weir, Sanjay and Jason Sheehan.

All photographs in the article are supplied by Called To Creation, you can follow them at their FaceBook page or Website

For more information about the Shimano Winter Series see for details.

We would also like to thank Joe Lawwill for not only putting together epic courses and helping with race reports each event, but also for his commitment to the sport and the Shimano Brand!


About WingNutt

Rider, Racer, Owner of A long history in racing and riding, from BMX and freestyle to Downhill, Dual Slalom, 4X and even some Road races spans nearly 25 years. Spent some time working in bike shops. I love to ride my bike.

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