Photo Gallery: Dana Point Grand Prix

SoCalCycling.com May 6, 2013 0
Photo Gallery: Dana Point Grand Prix

The Dana Point Grand Prix is always a favorite race to attend for racers and spectators alike. You can’t beat the ambiance of the beach side community that is nestled above the beautiful Dana Point Harbor and the party that Russ Ames, Roger Worthington and all of the Dana Point Grand Prix crew puts on each year!

For the racers, this race is considered the creme de la creme and it is important to do well. The racing was action packed throughout day as the riders raced for nice primes, in addition to the coveted DPGP win.

For the Pro Men, it was an NCC race, the John Johnson Pro Men’s Classic, with $15, 000 up for grabs that saw Shane Kline (Smart Stop pb Mountain Khakis) win ahead of Justin Williams (MRI by Monster Media) and Ken Hanson (Optum pb KBS). Shane Kline told SoCalCycling.com, “This was an important win for the team since Smart Stop is based in California”.

One of the highlights of the day happened midway during the Pro Men’s race when the “Cinco de Mayo Streaker” rode around the course sporting only a tiny green thong and sombrero! Luckily, we caught the hilarity in our  Photo Gallery below!

Below are some Photo Highlights for the Dana Point Grand Prix.

A full Photo Gallery from most categories is available for purchase at EchelonDesignPhoto.com.

Results

Video from the Pro Men’s Race

Photos ©  Christy Nicholson / EchelonDesignPhoto.com

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Michael Johnson and his family sponsored the John Johnson Pro Men’s Classic.

Michael Johnson and his family sponsored the John Johnson Pro Men’s Classic.

The Pro Men’s Race gets ready to start.

The Pro Men’s Race gets ready to start.

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Shawn VanGassen (SoCalCycling.com Elite Team) during the Pro Men’s race.

Shawn VanGassen (SoCalCycling.com Elite Team) during the Pro Men’s race.

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Ivan Dominguez made his return to racing in SoCal at the DPGP.

Ivan Dominguez made his return to racing in SoCal at the DPGP.

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A crash with one to go.

A crash with one to go.

Pro Men’s Podium – 1st Shane Kline (Smart Stop pb Mountain Khakis), 2nd Justin Williams (MRI pb Monster Media), 3rd Ken Hanson (Optum pb KBS)

Pro Men’s Podium – 1st Shane Kline (Smart Stop pb Mountain Khakis), 2nd Justin Williams (MRI pb Monster Media), 3rd Ken Hanson (Optum pb KBS)

A crowd pleaser at the DPGP!

A crowd pleaser at the DPGP!

Aron Gadhia (SPY Giant) wins the Masters 45 + race.

Aron Gadhia (SPY Giant) wins the Masters 45 + race.

Jonathan Sebat (Swami’s) wins in the Masters 35+ 3/4 race.

Jonathan Sebat (Swami’s) wins in the Masters 35+ 3/4 race.

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Darrell Halpern (Metal Mountain) wins the Cat 2 race.

Darrell Halpern (Metal Mountain) wins the Cat 2 race.

Mike Easter (TIME – Velo Pasadena Team) in the Stars N Stripes.

Mike Easter (TIME – Velo Pasadena Team) in the Stars N Stripes.

Charon Smith (Surf City Cyclery/STERLING BMW) uncorked a win in the 35+.

Charon Smith (Surf City Cyclery/STERLING BMW) uncorked a win in the 35+.

Women’s Podium – 1st Jennifer Valente (Exergy TWENTY16), 2nd Shelby Reynolds (Helens), 3rd Suzanne Sonye (Helens)

Women’s Podium – 1st Jennifer Valente (Exergy TWENTY16), 2nd Shelby Reynolds (Helens), 3rd Suzanne Sonye (Helens)

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Michael Cleveland (CA Pools / Primal) wins the Cat 4 race.

Michael Cleveland (CA Pools / Primal) wins the Cat 4 race.

Sean Mulderig (ACQUA AL 2/SDBC) wins the Cat 3 race.

Sean Mulderig (ACQUA AL 2/SDBC) wins the Cat 3 race.

 

 

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