Red-hot Scott Croxall and his team-mates Kyle Croxall (CAN), Cameron Naasz (USA) and Adam Horst (CAN) dominated the Red Bull Crashed Ice racing on Friday in front of the Parliament Buildings at Stormont, sweeping to four straight victories at speeds of up to 65 km/h down a 430-meter long ice track in front of an enthusiastic crowd of 17,000 spectators to win the team competition ahead of Saturday’s individual Ice Cross Downhill racing.
Scott Croxall, the favorite to win Saturday’s race after back-to-back triumphs in Finland (including his first Red Bull Crashed Ice win in Helsinki and a Riders Cup win in Jyäskylä), was in a league of his own to the delight of the Northern Ireland audience as the country hosted the high-speed, rough and tumble racing for the first time with a series of brilliant sprint starts that put his team repeatedly in front of their rivals from the Round of 16 to the quarter-finals, the semi-finals and even in the final.
In a gripping final down the track filled with bumps and jumps and a 40-meter descent, “Living the Dream” beat the “Prestige Worldwide” team made up of Dean Moriarity (CAN), Tristan Dugerdil (FRA), Reed Whiting (USA) and Pacôme Schmitt (FRA). The Croxall brothers blasted out of the starting gate and quickly took a lead down the Parliament Buildings steps. Moriarity made a series of spirited challenges to their lead but could not get past the two brothers. Despite the defeat in the finals, “Prestige Worldwide” still leads the Team World Championship competition with 1,800 points thanks to their victory in Saint Paul, Minnesota in the first team race. “Living the Dream” jumped to second place overall from seventh after a disappointing result in Saint Paul while “Ice Crew” are in third overall with 1,360 points after taking fourth in Belfast.
Results: 1. Living the Dream (Kyle Croxall, Scott Croxall, Adam Horst, Cameron Naasz), 2. Prestige Worldwide (Reed Whiting, Dean Moriarity, Tristian Dugerdil, Pacôme Schmitt), 3. Couch Garden Crew (Marco Dallago, Luca Dallago, John Fisher, Andreas Wirnstl), 4. Ice Crew (Fabian Mels, Coleton Haywood, Mark Taru), 5. Team Finland (Miikka Jouhkimainan, Paavo Klintrup, Toni Heikkilae)
Red Bull Crashed Ice Belfast will be live on redbullcrashedice.com (8:30pm CET) and on Red Bull TV (9:15pm CET) on February 21. Red Bull TV is available on connected TVs, gaming consoles, mobile devices and more. For a full list of supported devices visit redbull.tv.
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