2000 Hi-Tec Adventure Racing Series Index
The Final Test
New York, NY: 22 OCT 2000
On May 21, 2000 the series began, five months and seven races later the Hi-Tec Final give teams one last chance to prove their themselves.
Toughest Field of Teams
Pittsburgh, PA: 01 OCT 2000
Team Exide Batteries, usually considered a "good team with great athletes" became a great team this weekend. In the last race before the Hi-Tec finals, the team was able to regroup, refocus and rise to the top.
Circle of Love
Hartford/Farmington, CT: 09 SEP 2000
The Star Spangled Banner, sung by 17-year-old Amanda Kozloski, rocked the still night air as team members, now labeled the "Seeker," the "Waiter" and the "One Who is Lost," readied for the start.
Rocks, Roots, Sand...and the Desert Night
Sacramento, CA: 19 AUG 2000
In a muddled start, two members of each team were positioned in their kayaks 200 yards out into the lake while the third member had to swim out. How in a sea of yellow Sevylor kayaks was one member to find his team?
Dallas, TX: 16 JUL 2000
In typical fashion, adventure racers were given instructions
Saturday night before the race. Team Hi-Tec then took the stage and spelled out
an acronym aimed at helping racers focus and
Exide Batteries Rallies
Atlanta, GA: 18 JUN
The third race of the 2000 Series, held
outside of Atlanta, Georgia, at Ft. Yargo State Park, started off brutal and
stayed brutal. The 290 three-person teams began the race with the
never-before-seen Monkey on Your Back special
Balance Bar Still on Top
Miami, FL: 4 JUN
With its second win, Team Balance Bar is
already building the reputation as the team to beat. However, like most
Adventure Races, the true extremes of the Hi-Tec race were found behind the
winning team when one athlete passed out while riding
her mountain bike.
Kick-off: Rattlesnakes and Fire Ants
Los Angeles, CA: 21 May
Not only did these extreme athletes have
to negotiate these ever-present pests, but also for the first time in series
history, Hi-Tec Adventure Racing series producer Michael Epstein did not present the order of events.
SEE ALSO: Eco-Challenge 2000