The annual Viking Helmet Championship Series gets underway soon, and the VHCS Computer has run its performance algorithm to rank the contenders and pretenders for the battle for the prestigious Viking Helmet.
This season, the VHCS will begin at MitcHELLbeiner Skistadion “as soon as there’s groomable snow” The series will take place on TUESDAYS this season. Events will promptly start at 4:30 PM (get your headlamps charged up)
Peru’s Jim Kobak sits at the top of the VHCS field. Kobak was barely beaten for the overall title last season, and has had a strong fall rollerski season. He is poised to capture his first Viking Helmet title.
Last season’s champion, Chris Rose, has slipped to #2 in the pre-season poll. A weak showing in the Carnival of Sins Rollerski race caused him to tumble in the polls. Don’t be surprised if Rose executes a mid-season surge and captures his third Viking Helmet by April.
A surprise on the pre-season list is Bob Maswick. Maz had a strong rollerski campaign, and finished ahead of usual stalwarts, Tom Moffett, Charlie Mitchell and Steve Bailey. Maswick was taken aback by his high ranking, “chances are good that I won’t ski in a single Tuesday night race…”
COMPLETE PRESEASON RANKINGS: