Fresh off the ISOC Turtle Creek’s US27 Snocross in Traverse City, Mich., Christian Brothers Racing riders Logan Christian and Garth Kaufman are headed to Tuuri, Finland, to represent the United States at the FIM Snowcross World Championship.
Originally scheduled as a three-race points championship, the Snowcross World Championship format was changed to a one-race event set to be held February 16 in Tuuri. Tuuri also hosted the event in 2011; last year the World Championship was held in Semigorje, Russia.
“Garth and I are really excited to be representing the United States a the World Championship in Finland,” said Logan Christian. “Some of the rules are different, but it won’t take long for us to get our DRIFT Racing/Troy Lee Designs/Arctic Cats up to speed. We are hoping to bring the championship home to America again this year!”
The team will be helped by Bengan Westerlund who will prepare the machines Garth and Logan will race at the event. Unlike Open class rules here, the team will have to run a stock pipe, pump fuel and studs are not allowed.
Christian is used to racing under European rules as he has competed at Clash Of Nations and other events overseas. The event will be streamed live as well as televised on FOX International Channels Asia.
“We are looking forward to racing at the World Championship this weekend,” said Christian Brothers Racing co-owner Dwight Christian. “Representing Arctic Cat and the United States at the event is definitely an honor for us.”
Christian and Kaufman are coming off a tough weekend of racing at the ISOC Turtle Creek’s US27 Snocross. Christian finished 12th in one final after he got hit by another rider and knocked off his sled; in the other ran into bad luck with a 10th place finish. Garth landed a pair of solid 6th and 7th place finishes.
“We had high hopes and a lot of momentum coming out of the last race in Deadwood, South Dakota, where we ended up on the podium.” said Dwight Christian. “We lost a little in Michigan, but we’re hoping Garth and Logy can get it back in Finland and we can carry it through the rest of the season.”