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Truckee athletes perform well at Far West Racing Association championships

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On April 6-8, the Far West Racing Association held championship races at Mammoth Mountain, and several Truckee racers performed well on challenging, firm FIS-rated race courses.

The slalom courses were on the Andyand#8217;s Double Gold run and the Fascination run. On Saturday in the slalom, the Truckee racers who placed in class were Gail Tierney, who was first in the 7SVW class; Jeff MCabe, first in 7SVM; Kat Severin, fifth in 6VW; Debi Phelps, fifth in 5VW; Nancy Ellis, fourth in 4VW; Bill Phelps, third in 2OM; Barbara McCabe, first in 3SVW; John McGregor, first in 3SVM, Dan Walker, second in 1OM; and Bob Ellis, third in 0VM.

On Sunday in the FIS-rated giant slalom, held on Terryand#8217;s run and the Fascination run, Truckee racers who placed in class included Gail Tierney, who was first in the 7SVW; Kat Severin, third in 6VW; Jeff McCabe, second in 6SVM; Debi Phelps, first in 5VW; Nancy Ellis, third in 4VW; John McGregor, second in 3SVM; Barbara McCabe, first in 3SVW; Bill Phelps, first in 2OM; Dan Walker, first in 1OM; and Bob Ellis, first in 0VM.

The Rokka League from Southern California won the overall trophy with 466 points and the Roma McCoy Trophy for most points per racer with 17.13.

Far West Racing Association organizes races for individuals through clubs in Oregon, California and Nevada. The races include skiers and boarders of all ages and abilities. Races have been held at Alpine Meadows, Squaw Valley, Northstar, Sugar Bowl, Diamond Peak, Heavenly, Kirkwood, Homewood, Mammoth, Mt. Bachelor and Mt. Hood Meadows.

The 2013 Far West Championships will be held at a North Tahoe ski resort in late March or early April.

and#8212; This article was submitted to Sports Editor Sylas Wright at

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