The Christian Brothers Racing team covered some series ground in the last week, competing at the New York stop of the ISOC AMSOIL Championship Snocross schedule and the grueling 2000-mile Iron Dog in Alaska.
ISOC Seneca Allegany Snocross
With Garth Kaufman out with a back injury, Logan Christian was left to carry the flag for Christian Brothers Racing in New York. He just missed transferring to the final during Friday night’s racing, landing in the LCQ where he finished second. Starting from the back row he fought to an eighth place finish in the rough track built next to Seneca Allegany Casino. He came back Saturday and went 2-3 in heats which sent him straight to the final where he again came in eighth.
“It was a tough weekend,” says Christian. “Starts were critical because the track was really rough and had some different kinds of jumps that made it hard to pass. We just didn’t get the breaks we needed this weekend.”
In the Sport National class, CBR rider Tyler Adams had a great weekend finishing sixth in Sport 1 and second in Sport 2. The Sport class is highly-competitive and simply making the final could be called success, so a second place podium finish is huge for the first-year National rider.
CBR riders Eric Quam and Brian Dick were battling for the overall win at the Iron Dog. They had been slotted into second most of the race and headed into the final days started running into some hard luck with their equipment. A freak failure in the driveline meant they had to do a major fix, then the same part failed in the team’s other sled finally putting them out of the race on the last day.
“We had a great race going and it really looked like we were going to get at least second place, if not a win,” says Dick. “But when you’re racing for 2,000 miles so many different things can happen and you can only prepare for so many of them. Sometimes when it all boils down to it you just need a lot of luck.”
“Once again, our team worked really hard this weekend,” says Christian Brothers Racing team co-owner Dwight Christian. “Things didn’t go our way in New York and I thought Brian and Eric were going to win the Iron Dog but they didn’t have any luck either. But we keep moving forward and we are looking toward next weekend already.”