Zamansky wins Super Series GS in Maine |

Zamansky wins Super Series GS in Maine

Aspen Times Staff Report

Carbondale native and U.S. Ski Team racer Jake Zamansky had the second-fastest final run Tuesday to win a Chevrolet Super Series giant slalom by a half second in Sunday River, Maine.

Zamansky, who finished second in another Super Series GS on Monday in Sunday River, led eight U.S. men into the top 10 on Tuesday.

With temperatures in the low 20s, Zamansky had a two-run time of 2:26.97, followed by Julien Cousineau of Canada in 2:27.48. On Monday, it was Cousineau who edged Zamanksy by a half second for the win.

Thomas Vonn of Newburgh, N.Y., tore through the second run Tuesday with the fastest time and jumped from outside the top 10 to fourth overall in 2:28.64.

Zamansky, who skis 200-plus days a year as one of America’s top alpine prospects, grew up racing with the Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboad Club.

The Super Series is the collection of Nor Am Cup races in the United States. Tuesday’s race was the fifth and final event (two slaloms, three giant slaloms) at Sunday River. The next Super Series races are Feb. 22-28, with two downhills and two super Gs for the men.