"I passed 11 riders on Day 1 and finished in second place, 14-seconds behind the leader,"said Herfindahl. "Day 2 we started on total time so I left 14-seconds behind the first rider. I made up ground and with 6-miles to go made the pass to take first place. Overall, it went really well for the team."
Like Herfindahl, Ryan Trout moved up in the order, improving from 4thplace in Semi-Pro 600 on Day 1 to finish 3rdoverall in the class after Sunday's racing. In Semi-Pro Improved, Trout led both days, taking the win in the class.
After Day 1 Hunter Houle sat atop the time charts in Expert 85 and Expert 85 Improved and it was looking like a class sweep until a penalty dropped him to second on the time charts.
"It was a fun, high-speed course,"said Houle. "It was overcast both days so flat light made it tough to see. After two days I had the fastest time in both classes but got a time penalty for aggressive driving. I don't agree with it but there's nothing I can do about it. We'll regroup and come back strong for Park Rapids."
Next up for Christian Brothers Racing cross-country riders is the USXC Park Rapids 106 in Park Rapids, MN, January 30-31, 2016.