Casey Brown wins big at Crankworx! Now she’s off to challenge the world’s best

Local mountain biker Casey Brown (center) continues to prove why she’s one of the hottest women on two wheels with her coronation as queen of the Crankworx in Whistler last weekend. Brown posted a time of 3:15.28. in the Jeep Canadian Open Downhill event — four seconds ahead of her closest female competitor. Here, she poses with the event’s fastest man, Steve Smith (left), who had a time of 2:44.80 — almost five seconds faster than his closest competitor, and Jack Illes, a Whistler boy who won in the Boys 13-16 category. This was Casey’s second big win at Crankworx. Now she’s off to race in the World Championships in Austria and the World Cup in France. Incidentally, her chances of coming out on top look good. We’re told two of the girls she beat in Whistler, one from France and another from elsewhere in Canada, were in the top three at last year’s world championships. Casey is a member of the newly formed PerformX Young Guns Downhill Team along with Remi Gauvin, Micayla Gatto and Brendan Howey. You can find out more about the Crankworx event at and at And, to find out more about Casey’s race history, go here — To find out more about the PerformX Young Guns go to Pat Hui photo via the Official Crankworx Photostream on Flickr