Rounds 3 & 4 Royal Distributing Canadian Cross Country Championship West - Old Man River, AB
It was a wild weekend of racing in the Alberta Mountains. The Shale Shaker is one of the toughest off road events in Canada - if you ask the top riders they will say THE toughest in Canada. It kept some riders away and attracted many others looking to take on the challenge. Riders raced up, down and across the mountains for two days with some sections requiring sweep riders to use long ropes and grappling hooks to help some racers over a few of the summit sections.
Both days saw KTM's Bobby Prochnau and Honda's Jason Schrage put on a Battle Royale in the Pro class trading leads all day - in the end Bobby managed to win by a just few seconds on both days and capture the Royal Distributing Canadian Cross Country Championship West Championship. Husqvarna's Ryan Graffunder rode hard to manage third overall on both days and third in the Championship.
Full results and points standings are available on the WEC site.
The next round of the Royal Distributing CXCC will be back east in Parry Sound on July 27.