OFFICIAL RESULTS, RECAP and THANK YOU LIST:
Wolfpack Hustle 2013 Marathon Crash Race
presented by Red Bull and Chrome
The Wolfpack Hustle 2013 Marathon Crash Race presented by Red Bull and Chrome is now in the history books. This year, like every year, was a celebration and a hard fought battle to bring you the best of our best to accomodate the riders. The people that compete in this race are no ordinary men and women. To compete in a race like this, you need to be in TOP athletic form, ready for a battle and you need to be at minimum, slightly insane. LAPD estimates that 4000 people showed up at Tang’s Donut at 4am to participate in this, the largest unsanctioned street race in the world. Our thanks and gratitude go out to ALL of the people who participated in this event.
Our complete thank you list appears below, but the short list begins once again with Officer Gordon Helper of the LAPD who time and again has put his reputation on the line for the LA cycling community. Without his work both from the inside and in his skills leading rides and understanding rider behaviour on the streets… this race would not happen or be as safe as it manages to be considering the circumstances.
This was the 4th year of the Marathon Crash Race and the best yet thanks in large part to our series partners and especially to our presentation partners Chrome and Red Bull. Both brands have been extremely supportive and have each provided value beyond just financial backing. We intend to get every brand we work with involved in our events. We thank City Grounds for hosting our registration online. More than 2063 people registered.Thats quite a responsibility. We thank Aventón bikes for deciding to back us and allow us the privilege of introducing their frames to you. we thank Mr. Thomas Forsyth for his unwavering support of bicycle culture in LA through our events.
The weather couldnt have been better for the 4AM(ish) start this year.
2013 Marathon Crash Race OFFICIAL RESULTS:
Our official finish line judge of the 2013 Marathon Crash Race is the honorable and knowledge-able Kieron Menzies of Ride The Black Line. Kieron compiled the results after literally hours of video review and screen capture. We would also like to thank the crowd for helping ID some of the 4000 riders we were attempting to track. We appreciate all the feedback on our FB page pertaining to our process and the circumstances of our race. Most of all we appreciate your patience.
The following top 16 in the men and women’s divisions get free entry into the second race in the Unified Title Series: The Los Angeles Criterium.
Evan Stade of Wolfpack A crossed the line first over all. Repeat Dog Tag Winner, Jo Celso 1st Woman Overall crossed only 14 seconds later bringing the gap ever closer between men and women competitors. Celso stayed with the front pack right up until the final sprint on San Vicente and Ocean.
In the fixed gear category Craig Streit State Bicycle team member and 2011 Marathon Crash Champ returned to the podium to take men’s first fixed coming in a split second behind men’s first overall. Chrome team mate Veronika Volok took first place women’s fixed gear.
Photo by Devon Tsuno
Evan Stade crosses the line. photo by Tyler Quinn
Last year’s Champ Robbie Miranda putting in WORK. We saw footage of Robbie RIPPING away from the pack this year. Video soon…
Evan Stade sporting the 2013 Chrome coveted jersey. Photo by Mikey Wally
First Fixed Woman Veronica Volok sporting the 2013 Chrome Coveted Jersey photo by Mikey Wally
Evan sporting his brand new Marathon Crash Jersey by Endo Customs with Craig Streit who once again has removed the Dog Tags from their native land…. photo by Mikey Wally
The Unified Title Series Standings as of March 17, 2013
The Unified Title Series presented by Red Bull and Chrome is more than just a battle between fixed and freewheel bicycles. Since each rider may choose different categories from race to race, this series is truly a series of individual strategy. Choosing to ride freewheel for the road race may make sense depending on the field. Riders are also permitted to enter both categories in the Los Angeles Criterium. The best placing achieved determines which points and category the rider gets to carry forward in the series.
WE SINCERELY THANK EVERYONE who stood in line at the reg party. We were restricted to a guest list due to city legal requirements. Next year we will work to alleviate this. Some good times were had:
THANK YOU and CREDITS
This list is long and not complete.
PLEASE email and forgive me for not including you or spelling your name wrong…
The City of Los Angeles
LAPD OLYMPIC DIVISION
Senior Lead Officer Gordon Helper
Commander William Scott
Captain Anne Clark
SMPD Sergeant Phillbo Rubish
The City of Santa Monica
BHPD and the City of Beverly Hills
Sara Bond – Producer / Production Coordinator
Don Ward – Race Director / Executive Producer
Swank One – Graphic Art
Justin Garcia – EMS Coordinator
Ace Carretero – Film / Media
Mikey Wally – Film / Media
Rafael Hernandez – Film / Media
Dennis Gonzales – Scooter / Media
Donnie Walker – Motorcycle / Media
Kieron Menzies – Finish line Judge / Race logistics
Stephan Andranian – Rolling Start / Legal Waiver
Gern Trowbridge – Lighting / Finish line Production
LaHarr – Rambo ass mofugga
Don Ward – Finish line Camera
Tyler Quinn – Finish line Camera
Hans Wagner – Assistant Camera
Norma Herrera – Merchandise
Lauren Robison – Merchandise
Chris Barnes – LACBC Bike Parking
JJ Hoffman – LACBC
DJ Patrick Miller
FUZZBEAST – Projector Bike
Dj Mikey Wally
The Volunteers -
Krista Nicole Carlson
Jeff Parker – The Vortex
Steve Kelty – Red Bull
Mike Tunney – Red Bull
Pat Stahl – Red Bull
Steve McCallion – Chrome
Kenny Arimoto – Chrome
Tara Moeller – Chrome
The Team – Chrome
Mr. Thomas Forsyth
Jianwei – Aventón Bikes
Gus Peraza Aventón Bikes
Paul Ku- City Grounds
Jack Ku- City Grounds
Kevin Coleman – City Grounds
Kathleen Barnes – Angel City Brewery