The elite men’s series title was to be a showdown between current leader Rients and 2nd position Chris Fisher (Crossniacs). Faulkner marked Rients early in the race to help his teammate, while Lemieux and Allen attacked off the front. Once the front group caught the leading duo, Faulkner went on the attack, taking only Lemieux with him. Lap after lap ticked by as Lemieux continued to stick to CJ’s wheel. Lemieux made his move to the front on the far side of the course, only to have Faulkner push past as they approached the sandpit, and take the victory. Rients was able to distance himself from a fading Fisher, to seal his Lazer Series victory, with Peterson finishing well enough to move up to 2nd in the overall.
A huge thanks to title sponsor Lazer Sport for a great cross series, and HUP united and Biketrow Racing for putting on a great weekend of events. Good luck to all the local racers as they push on to Cross Nationals in January in Madison, WI.