The XC2 250 Pro class also hosted some big names, with over twenty entries who lined up beside Liam Draper on the second line. Draper sat in fifth when he checked through timing and scoring on the first lap. As the race progressed, Draper helped his own and scored his sixth top-ten finish of the year in ninth.
After taking the skipping the Snowshoe GNCC, Brandon Keegan was more than ready to get back to action in the 4-Stroke A Lites class. Unfortunately, a run-in with a rider in the second turn left him with a bent front brake rotor. After riding cautious through the first lap, the KR4/Husqvarna team mechanics worked on Keegan’s bike during his pit stop, but by the time he was back on track he was too far behind and had to settle for fourteenth.
“The track was definitely the most physically demanding of the year,” explained Keegan. “I crashed with another rider in the second turn and bent my front rotor which resulted riding the first lap without front brakes. After that, I just tried to keep going, but was too far behind.”