This morning, we switched back to the usual sequence of having 5 mile runs first, and then some 2.5 milers. However, this didn’t work out for the early riders, as the winds started out too strong. Alan Pettit when much faster than his prior runs, but the wind was not legal. We also heard the sad news that Delft/Amsterdam HPT decided to withdraw from the competition as VeloxV was too heavily damaged to run.
We then switched to the 2.5 mile runs to give some people one last shot at some new records. We started with Sherry qualifying riding Vortex, after several crashes with Vortex. Unfortunately, we got no time for her run, and so it was decided to give her a second chance in a subsequent heat.
Then Genna Kowalik had a spectacular run in Micro Moby, going over 40 mph (the under 11 record for girls was 26.55 mph) Unfortunately the wind was not legal, so the idea was floated to give her a rerun as well.
To wrap up the heat, Adam Kyte went 30 mph in the Beluga. I think this was his first wind legal run.
The third heat had reruns for Sherry and Genna. Happily, both got wind legal runs. Sherry earned a 50 mph hat, and Genna set a new world record of 37.29 for her age group. Not as fast as her previous run, but it still beat the old record by more than 10 mph!