Justin Kripps of Summerland completed his rookie weekend at the World Cup four-man bobsleigh race at Whistler Olympic Park with a 12th place finish.
Kripps teamed up with Toronto’s Tim Randall, Calgary’s Derek Plug, and James McNaughton, of Newmarket, Ont., to post a time of 1:44.38 in the Canada 2 sled.
“I just started driving last year so to be honest I am happy right now just to have the opportunity to compete at a World Cup,” said Kripps, who was a brakeman at the 2010 Games in his coach Pierre Lueders’ sled.
“I think this track in Whistler has been critical for my quick development as a pilot.”
“It is very technical and challenging. We are very lucky to have this at home because it really slows other tracks down when we leave here.”