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Fast & Steady — 2014 Badlands UMC

July 2nd2014
 By Thom Kingston on 2014-07-02T13:07:14-06:00 | Badlands UMC |

Fast & Steady -- 2014 Badlands UMCSpidertrax | Thom Kingston | CC BY 3.0

A rare view from the Wall of 2nd place finisher Mike Colville. After racers make it to the top, they still have to get back down… this consists of a near vertical decent to the right of the initial climb. It’s a spot virtually hidden from the spectators, and it’s impressive to watch these machines tackle the decent like it was no obstacle at all. Mike finished with 9 total laps, looked absolutely unstoppable the entire time, and took the time penalty bypass only 2 times. He secured his 2nd place spot by a large margin, and finished the race having completed the Wall more times than any single racer on the field. Only the 2nd Ultra4 competition for Mike’s brand new Spider 9 powered IFS racer, it was exciting for all of us to see both driver and machine right at home in the Badlands terrain.