Davis Claims Top 5 Pro Open Finish
Fertile, Minn. (March 19, 2012) – Christian Brothers Racing riders put in a strong showing as they tried to beat the heat at what was without a doubt the hottest snocross National event ever. Temperatures approached 80-degress Fahrenheit at the final two rounds of the ISOC National snocross series held on the ski slopes at Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva, Wis. With snow melting at a rapid rate, race organizers piled up every bit of the white stuff available on the hill to build what turned out to be a brutally rough track that featured a tough downhill section, two nasty mogul sections and a wide-open uphill run.
With team rider Garth Kaufman out with an injury, Cory Davis and Logan Christian were left to carry the torch for the team aboard their Troy Lee Designs/DRIFT Racing Arctic Cat race sleds. Christian was back after missing a couple races because some bruised lungs and went 3-4 in heat racing on his way to the final on Saturday, but his time away from the circuit showed as he took a 13th place finish in the race. Christian came back Sunday and went 6-6 in heats which put him in the LCQ where he finished 6th, one spot away from the last transfer spot.
“I felt good and my lungs didn’t give me any problems,” said Christian. “But missing those races you really fall behind the rest of the guys. It’s hard to step back in and get on the pace. It usually takes a race or two.”
Cory Davis was on the gas during Saturday’s heat racing finishing 2-2 and cruising into the final where he ran with the leaders, eventually claiming a 5th place finish, his best of the season. On Sunday he landed in the LCQ and took the last transfer spot but again made his way to the front in the final, finishing in 8th place. The Top 5 was one of Davis’ best finish of the season.
“This track was definitely more up my alley,” said Davis. “I like the longer, tougher tracks and Lake Geneva has always been one of the places I like to race.”
Evan Christian continued his string of top finishes in Champ 120 and Transition 8-12 Limited, taking a 3rd place podium spot in both classes.
On the season, Davis finished in 8th place in Pro Open points and was the top finisher on the CBR team. Christian and Kaufman fought injuries and that
hurt them in the points with Kaufman coming in 14th and Christian finishing in 21st.
“I’m proud of our team this season,” said team co-owner Dwight Christian. “It was a far from perfect season but they never gave up, fighting through injuries and all the other issues that popped up for us throughout the year.”
Logan Christian scored the team’s top finish at the Michigan National back on February 10. Christian took second place, narrowly missing out on the first win of his career.
“That finish was definitely the highlight of the season for me,” said Christian. “I believe that’s indicative of where I can compete on this circuit when I’m 100-percent. I will be working with my trainer, Drew Robertson from Evolved SX, all summer and I’m hoping to take that momentum into next season.”
Next up for Christian Brothers Racing is the Clash of Nations snocross in Falun, Sweden, March 23-24, 2012. For more information on Christian Brothers Racing visit www.christianbrosracing.com.