Mountain bikers “Drop the Hammer” at Sunday’s time trial

Watt Hackney of Franklin, Tenn. won the Cat 2/3 category and turned in the fastest time of the day in Sunday’s time trial, stopping the clock at 57:11 on the 10-mile course.

The Marshall County Mountain Bike Team hosted the first ever “Drop the Hammer” mountain bike time trail race at the Bo Beckett Memorial Trail (BBMT) located at Kentucky Dam Village State Park with support from Wood-n-Wave Bicycles and Watersports and Kentucky Dam Village State Park.

The race start was located on the upper parking lot of Kentucky Dam Marina with racers starting at equal intervals in the individual time trial, racing against the clock over the 10-mile course of tight, twisty terrain while hopefully taking in the occasional view of beautiful Kentucky Lake.

A USA Cycling sanctioned event with TBRA (Tennessee Bike Racing Association) points awarded, organizers plan to make this a regular race event with plans to expand the format in the future.

The fastest 10 mile lap time of the time trail was turned in by Watt Hackney of Franklin, Tenn. racing in the Cat 2/3 men’s race, crossing the line in 57:11. The Junior Male/Female 9-14 categories raced a 6-mile course with the fastest time turned in by Shelbi Fields of Olive Branch, Miss. in 35:30.

Drop the Hammer podium results:
Men Pro/Cat 1
1st Jaxon Story
Women Pro/Cat 1 
1st Christie Brinker (Wood-n-Wave)
Men Cat 2 40+
1st Tracey Hackney
2nd Shawn James (Wood-n-Wave)
3rd Jamie Dumanski
Cat 2/3 Male (combined)
1st Watt Hackney (Nashville Local Cycling)
2nd Sean Barnes (Moab Racing)
3rd Jackson Allen
Women Cat 2
1st Presleigh Jennings (Wood-n-Wave)
Men 50+
1st Kevin Bohanon (Wood-n-Wave)
2nd Bruce Ford (Wood-n-Wave)
3rd Sam Conner
1st Frank Martin (Wood-n-Wave)
Junior Male 15 & over
1st Jack Gessler (True Performance Jr. Development)
2nd Troy Fields
3rd Asa Holliday (True Performance Jr. Development)
Junior Female 15 & over
1st Allie Burkeen (Wood-n-Wave)
2nd Natalie Norwood (Wood-n-Wave)
3rd Alyssa McClain (Wood-n-Wave)
Junior Male 14 & under
1st Ty Elrod (Wood-n-Wave)
2nd Mason Dumanski
3rd Memphis Ford (Wood-n-Wave)
Junior Female 14 & under
1st Shelbi Fields (Nunchuck Bunnies)
2nd Claire Austin (Wood-n-Wave)
3rd Anniston Barnes (Wood-n-Wave)

Allie Burkeen, a member of the Marshall County Mountain Bike Team, took the win in the Junior Female 15 & over category.
Kevin Bohanon with Team Wood-n-Wave, won the Men 50+ race in 1:03.35.
Shelbi Fields of Olive Branch, Miss. won the Junior Female 14 & under 6-mile time trail with the fastest time of the day of 35:30.
Ty Elrod, a member of the Marshall County Mountain Bike Team, won the Junior Male 14 & under category.
Christie Brinker of Team Wood-n-Wave took the win in the Women Pro/Cat 1 division in Sunday’s Drop the Hammer time trail.
Jackson Allen from Spring Hill, Tenn. was all smiles near the end of the 10-mile time trial. Allen took third in Cat 2/3 Male division.
Presleigh Jennings won the Women Cat 2 race, finishing with a time of 1:13.59.
Racers wait at the start for their individual countdown to begin the 10-mile time trail race at Sunday’s Drop the Hammer.