Rasmussen wins big money

Daniel Mahrer of Switzerland won the last event in the four-meeting series of the Ford Downhill Series Saturday at Squaw Valley, but it was American Kyle Rasmussen of Bear Valley, Calif., who walked away with the big prize of $77,000 as the overall winner on points for the season.

Rasmussen placed third at Saturday's hotly contested meeting, with Luc Alphand of France second.

The French won that the team title and drove off two Ford Explorer SUVs and shared $20,000.

The Ford Downhill series pits Olympic and World Cup racers from France, Italy, Switzerland over four races around the U.S.


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