Chicken Dinners for Houts, Wixon and Porn

Todd Wixon, Buddy Houts, and Whitney Porn earned their winner’s dinner over the weekend, while other members of the team filled in various podium spots in two out of state off-road races this weekend.

Todd Wixon in classic style on the top step Missouri State Championship podium. Feagan photo.

At the Moreheard Mayhem in Ida Grove, Iowa, part of the Iowa Championship Mountain Bike Series (ICMBS), Buddy Houts took a deserved and handy overall win in Cat 2, coming across the line several minutes ahead of the next finisher. “Its about time, all the training I’ve done is finally paying off.” commented Buddy after his race. Jerry Hoff was third in Cat 2 45+ and Brian Porn 5t cat 2 19-29. Jon Downey DNF’d.

Porn raced against Cat 1 Evie Johnson for her race, but not for the finish as Johnson had another lap to do when Porn was done.

Brad Auen was third overall in a stacked Cat 1 field. This finish keeps him in the hunt behind Cam Kirkpatrick in the Cat 1 ICMBS standings.

Todd Wixon had a strong finish just off the podium in Comp (comp being a “Cat 1.5” class in the word of Ryan Feagan) Men but used this race as a warm-up for the Missouri State Championship Mountain Bike Race, the Down and Dirty in Warsaw, Missouri. Todd Wixon took the win in the Cat 2 40+ race.

These events set the stage for the Nebraska State Championship XC and Marathon race in Ponca on June 16. Several EVCC/TT1 riders are in contention for gold medals and we are looking forward to the outcome.

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