This past weekend, members of the Kona Factory Team started a 3 weekend race tour out in Northern California. The trip started off with a bang at the Kings Ridge Grasshopper series race. Spencer Paxson, Kris Sneddon, Cory Wallace and Barry Wicks where all in attendance. The race included a mix of gravel and dirt roads, pavement, big climbs, amazing views and tons of fun. Wicks tied for first in a photo finish with former Kona rider Geoff Kabush, with the rest of the gang not far behind.

The next day everyone swapped out their Red Zones for their Hei Hei Supremes, and ventured over to Napa Valley for the 20th edition of the Napa Valley Dirt Classic. Wicks rode a blistering pace to take the win, breaking his own course record from 2009 by 4 minutes. Sneddon came in with 2 other for a sprint finish for 2nd, only a few minutes later.

Now the team is finishing up the final details on their 2013 race bikes, having coconut water by the pool, and resting the legs for their assault on Sea Otter and the Whiskey 50 in the coming two weeks.

Good work guys, and good luck at Sea Otter!