Sandhill Ranch Competition - 9/14/2002

Brentwood, California


Sandhill Ranch Trials... A Premature Death Announcement!
Report by Jon Maeda

While promoting the Sept 14th event as their last ever trials, promoters Renne & Phil Anderson, of PR Sports, have decided to continue to include Biketrials events in their popular bike park. While not every event will feature trials, selected dates will definitely include hoppers. Watch the calendars for featured dates. While this is a reprieve from a premature death to Brentwood trials, NorCal riders are urged to support whenever events do appear on the schedule, if the venue is to continue. Sandhill is also open for trials practice on the weekends.

The final Sandhill series event for 2002 saw extreme heat & humidity reign supreme. Traveling pro Jeremy VanSchoonhoven made a welcome appearance, as a break from his World UCI efforts. An appreciative crowd was wowed by the techniques and skills that Jeremy is learning and refining in his European adventures. As the only pro in attendance, Jeremy took an uncontested win in Pro Stock. Zak Maeda of SoCal rode to a narrow victory in Expert Mod, over locals Stevie Morgan & Phil Lucero. Pescadero's Casey Holm rode to a win over SoCal's Brian Davis from Riverside. Chicago area transplant Brice Arnold took an easy win over Kernville resident Zane Tedder, as Simi Valley wildman Sam Phelps rode to an uncontested Sport Mod win.

The announcement that Sandhill would continue a modified schedule of trials should be a welcome relief to area riders, as it remains one of the ony venues hosting biketrials in the State. A big thanks to Phil & Renee for their continued efforts to popularize trials!


1st Brice Arnold-50 
2nd Zane Tedder-64 
3rd Kyle Garrett-78 
DNF Kevin Michel 
DNF Trayce Shires

1st Casey Holm-52/3 
2nd Brian Davis-56 
3rd Kevin Drake-61 
4th Alex Ma-86 

1st Jeremy VanSchoonhoven-3

1st Sam Phelps-53 

1st Zak Maeda-50/4 
2nd Stephen Morgan Jr-58 
3rd Phil Lucero-68 
4th Tim Halberg-73