Baxter & Booth Deafeat Danny Ching in PPG Distance Race

Doheny State Beach, Southern California – Sunday 1st August

 

There were all round impressive performances from Dream Team in the 9 Mile (14.4km) Distance Race a the 2017 Pacific Paddle Games, however it was the performances of Connor Baxter (2016 PPG Defending Overall Champion) and Michael Booth (2016 PPG Defending Distance Race Winner) in this years event that everyone will remember.

 

Italian Team Rider Leo Nika had an impressive start to lead the  50 man strong Elite race pack off the water start line, but it wasn’t long until former LD King Danny Ching showed signs of an impressive comeback after taking some time off with a newborn to surge to the front.

 

However Ching made a (can we call it ‘fatal’?) error after rounding the bottom buoy turn and chose the wrong line back to Doheny State Beach. Michael Booth (riding the 2018 Allstar 14 x 22.5 Carbon) then lead the 20+ rider train and was looking both strong and determined. Ching clawed back to find himself in 7th spot behind Booth & Baxter.

 

Baxter raced smart (racing the new 2018 Sprint 14 x 21.5 Carbon) by staying up in the front of the lead pack but never exerted himself too much by simply hanging in on the wave train. Danny made his move in closing miles but Connor Baxter countered Ching’s attached to move into the lead position for the first time with Boothy also within striking range. It had now become a 3 horse race with the leaders separating themselves from the rest of the pack. Excitement continued to build as the Baxter, Booth and Ching rounded the final buoy and final stretch before the sprint up the beach to the finish line.

 

King of the Bumps, Connor Baxter, sniffed out a nothing wave to maintain his pole position all the way with Michael Booth outmuscling Danny Ching in the dying seconds to take second position and Ching in third.  See the full list of results from Pacific Paddle Games Day 2 Distance Race below and catch a reply of the action in the two live feeds right here…

 

Live on Day Two of SUPtheMag‘s #ppg2017 presented by Salt Life!

Part 1/2 – Boat Ride with Chris Parker (SUPRacer.com)

Part 2/2 – Exciting Drone Beach Finish

Mens Distance Race Full Results:

Position Athlete Time Points Board
1 Connor Baxter 49:36.6 1000 Starboard
2 Michael Booth 49:45.0 900 Starboard
3 Danny Ching 49:47.7 825
4 Matt Nottage 49:57.1 750 Starboard
5 Georges Cronsteadt 49:59.1 700
6 Titouan Puyo 50:05.6 650
7 Niuhiti Buillard 50:08.3 600
8 Travis Grant 50:12.0 550
9 Kelly Margetts 50:19.1 500
10 Martin Vitry 50:20.7 450
11 Leonard Nika 50:32.4 425 Starboard
12 Casper Steinfath 50:34.5 400
13 Lincoln Dews 50:46.5 375
14 James Casey 50:58.2 350
15 Guilherme Dos Reis 51:05.7 325
16 Arthur Arutkin 51:18.7 300
17 Daniel Hasulyo 51:23.3 275 Starboard
18 Bruno Hasulyo 51:30.5 250 Starboard
19 Josh Riccio 51:31.7 225
20 Jake Jensen 51:32.4 200
21 Tamarua Cowan 51:33.4 190
22 Auber Tom 51:33.6 180
23 Vinnicius Martins 51:34.2 170
24 Noa Hopper 51:34.6 160
25 Enzo Bennett 51:34.6 150
26 Martin Letourneur 51:46.5 140
27 Kenny Kaneko 51:47.5 130
28 Ty Judson 51:56.6 120
29 Paolo Marconi 51:59.9 110
30 Oliver Houghton 52:01.5 100 Starboard
31 Itzel Delgado 52:04.0 95
32 Martino Rogai 52:05.2 90 Starboard
33 Mo Freitas 52:08.2 85
34 Bullet Obra 52:09.7 80
35 Claudio Nika 52:24.3 75 Starboard
36 Eri Tenorio 52:49.4 70
37 Ludovic Teulade 53:04.0 65
38 Chase Kosterlitz 53:08.7 60
39 Gabriel Bachelet 53:09.5 55
40 Kody Kerbox 53:53.4 50
41 Tamas Buday 53:56.3 49
42 Manatea Bopp Du Pont 54:00.8 48
43 Gregory Closier 54:23.4 47
44 Paul Jackson 56:17.6 46
45 Dave Boehne 56:47.0 45
46 Kieran Grant 56:49.5 44
47 Jeremy Teulade 57:30.5 43
48 Rodney Ellis 58:14.0 42
49 Manolo Simoncelli 58:34.2 41
50 Zach Rounsaville 58:40.7 40
51 Jose Cirilo 59:20.7 39
52 Belar Diaz 01:09.3 38
53 Jeisson Tovar 06:13.8 37

 

For more results, visit the PPG2017 results page here ->

 

Womens Distance Race Full Results:

Position Athlete Time Points Board
1 Annabel Anderson 58:29.4 1000
2 Fiona Wylde 58:52.3 900
3 Olivia Piana 58:58.5 825
4 Sonja Hoenscheid 59:43.4 750
5 Candice Appleby 59:49.6 700
6 Shae Foudy 59:53.3 650
7 Terrene Black 59:56.0 600
8 April Zilg 00:06.8 550
9 Seychelle Hattingh 00:18.0 500
10 Susak Molinero 00:38.0 450
11 Laura Quetglas 00:41.2 425
12 Lexi Alston 02:28.0 400
13 Angela Jackson 02:46.7 375
14 Jennifer Lee 03:16.8 350
15 Shannon Bell 03:25.5 325
16 Stephanie Shideler 03:49.4 300
17 Genna Flinkman 04:13.3 275
18 Hannah Hill 04:20.0 250
19 Carter Graves 04:22.5 225
20 Ozbolt Sylvana 04:26.6 200
21 Kristy Morris 04:58.8 190
22 Susanne Lier 06:10.6 180
23 Vaimiti Maoni 07:19.9 170
24 Mary Howser 07:32.5 160
25 Chloe Walkerdene 07:49.4 150
26 Alejandra Brito 08:44.5 140
27 Stephanie Bodden 09:40.1 130
28 Kiyomi Sheppard 09:48.5 120
29 Puatea Ellis 14:24.1 110

 

 

For more results, visit the PPG2017 results page here ->

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