Maytum Grabs Pole Position
Goldendale, WA, USA - In an exciting final qualifying session , Zak Maytum was able to grab the pole position away from Douglas Silva while setting a new track record in the process. The 2010 Maryhill Champion from Boulder, Colorado used a slalom board to slice his way down the 3.5 km course posting a time of 3:05.523. His effort enabled him to jump up nine grid positions while every other skater in the top six was unable to improve on their times set on Friday.
After setting a new track record on Friday with a time of 3:05.662, Douglas Silva couldn’t repeat the performance, so he will line up in the number two spot. Alex Tongue, Patrick Switzer, Mischo Erban, and James Kelly could not improve on their Friday performances either, so they will start in the third through sixth positions respectively. Dillon Stephens knocked nearly .8 of a second off his Friday time and will start seventh. Josh Torres improved by more than one second and will start eighth. Jimmy Rhia made the biggest move of riders I the top ten knocking more than three seconds off of his time and moving up from 31st on Friday to qualify in the number nine spot. Felipe Malaga from Peru relied on his Friday effort of 3:07.393 to round out the top ten.