ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING’S COLTON HAAKER EARNS THE SILVER MEDAL AT THE 2017 WINTER X-GAMES IN ASPEN

ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING’S COLTON HAAKER EARNS THE SILVER MEDAL AT THE 2017 WINTER X-GAMES IN ASPEN

on Monday, 30 January 2017 11:11

@Rockstar_Racing •@XGames •(January 30, 2017) The first-ever Snow BikeCross competition for Winter X-Games took place today in a snowblanketed Aspen, Colorado.

Qualifying proved to be challenging for riders due to the altitude and cold climate. The snowmobile course was redesigned for the event with a tight motocross feel.

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing's Colton Haaker qualified fourth place aboard his Timberseld equipped FC 450, yielding a fourth gate pick.

Also racing alongside Haaker on a Timbersled equipped Husqvarna FC 450 was X-games veteran, Ronnie Faisst.

In the main event, Haaker got a sixth place start and pushed full throttle to make it out of the blinding snow. By lap 5, Haaker was running in fifth and quickly made his way into fourth. Halfway through the race, Colton was battling for the second place position with rider Axel Hodges.

Haaker was able to make the pass and he rode smooth, consistent laps to hold onto second place all the way to the finish, earning him an X-games Silver Medal. Rockstar Energy athlete and Husqvarna supported rider Ronnie Faisst started towards the back of the group. He rode hard on his Timbersled and was able to make a couple of passes. Faisst finished in 11th place.

Snow BikeCross Results 1. Brock Hoyer (YAM) 2. Colton Haaker (HUS) 3. Cody Matechuk (YAM)

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