Monday, September 22, 2014

Red Bull Rocks and Logs 2014 RESULTS

OFFICIAL REDBULL MEDIA RELEASE - September 22, 2014
 
ENDUROCROSS RACERS TAKE ON GRUELING RED BULL ROCKS and LOGS RACE
-- 125 riders battled for glory in front of thousands at Canada’s second urban endurocross challenge --
CALGARY, AB – September 22, 2014 – This weekend, Calgary welcomed some of the best endurocross riders as it hosted Red Bull Rocks & Logs for the second time, a head-to-head endurocross competition that takes place on a custom built course. The new format this year opened the search of champion riders in five different classes including Pro, Amateur, Junior, Veteran and Women’s from a field of 125 riders.

After a tight battle, last year’s Canadian champion Cory Graffunder fell to second place in the Pro category. It was American pro rider Kyle Redmond who walked away with not only bragging right but also a cash prize of $3,000.
It was a disappointing day but I’m happy because we had a lot of faster riders this year and the competition was much stiffer” explained Graffunder. “The course was really well built and defined this year. It offered a variety of challenges for the riders that we’re used to in the AMA series and gave Calgary a great show.”
Designed by pro rider Shane Cuthbertson (Airdrie, AB), the custom track brings together tough and technical design elements from Enduros and Harescrambles across the globe to Wild Rose MX Park, in the heart of Calgary. This year, three brand new features tested the skills of riders as they raced to complete their laps and get a spot in the finals. Close to 3,000 spectators came out this weekend to take in the action.
Competing in a head-to-head, knockout format, 125 riders took to the track – divided by class. The 65 riders in the Amateur category had three laps in their qualifying heats and four laps in the final to determine the champion. In the Pro category, the 25 riders did four laps in qualifying heats and then eight laps in the big finals.
Cash prize purse of $8,500 split between top 6 winners in each class, prizes from sponsors Cycle Works, Blackfoot Direct and Troy Lee Designs.

Pro Category Results:

1st Place: Kyle Redmond
2nd Place: Cory Graffunder
3rd Place: Geoff Aaron
4th Place: Bobby Prochnau
5th Place: Trystan Hart
6th Place: Ben Rego

Amateur Category Results:


1st Place: Ben Kuppers
2nd Place: Luke Sydor
3rd Place: Ben Riviere
4th Place: Bernie Bykerk
5th Place: Tyler Gienger6th Place: Joseph Corbin
Veteran Category Results:

1st Place: Jack Sawatzky
2nd Place: Craig Langford
3rd Place: Michael Dobovich
4th Place: Darin Bullivant
5th Place: Florian Willer
6th Place: Patrick Marques

Women’s Category Results:

1st Place: Shelby Turner
2nd Place: Chantelle Bykerk
3rd Place: Lexi Pechout
4th Place: Melissa Harten
5th Place: Megan Griffiths
6th Place: Rachel Gutish

Junior Category Results:

1st Place: Ty Mckenna
2nd Place: Avery Turner
3rd Place: Ben Pospisil
4th Place: Cole Wilton
5th Place: Jacob Karas

6th Place: Spenser Wilton
Geoff Aaron - Kyle Redmond - Cory Graffunder


Darin Bullivant - Craig Langford

Megan Griffiths - Kelowna

Jim Titmus - Zero Electric Bike

Veteran Class

Chantelle Bykerk


Stephen Foord