Willmar, Minn. - USXC and Briggs & Stratton have teamed up to create an entry point for future cross country racers and their families. The Briggs & Stratton Triple Crown is a three-race series for riders 6-12 years old where they compete in real cross country scenarios on real cross country racing courses.
The catalyst for the Triple Crown was the Mini I-500 that took place last season in conjunction with the USXC I-500 at Seven Clans Casino in Thief River Falls, MN. Sponsors, particularly Briggs & Stratton, were so impressed they wanted more, so a three-race series was proposed.
“The Mini-5 ran in conjunction with the legendary I-500 was a blast for all the families and racers who competed,” said David Klaus, Director, Briggs and Stratton Racing. “This debut event was truly special and something that every family with children and a 120 sled can get into. That is what brought us back to expand the event and our partnership with USXC.”
The first round of the Briggs & Stratton 206 Triple Crown is scheduled for Pine Lake Dec. 21. Round 2 brings riders to Park Rapids on Feb. 1 and the final round takes place at Seven Clans Casino in Thief River Falls Feb. 28.
There will be three classes, two of them require Briggs & Stratton 206 race engines: Imp. Stock, Pro 206 and Champ 206. Imp. Stock and Pro 206 get divided in 6-8 and 9-12 year-old classes while Champ 206 is 6-12 year olds. Briggs & Stratton will be giving away $3,000 in prizes at each race to random competitors and their families.
“The USXC is really excited about the Briggs & Stratton 206 Triple Crown,” said USXC circuit owner Brian Nelson. “We have a number of USXC racers in the Pro and Semi-Pro classes who began racing on 120s or Kitty Cats so we know the kids who will be racing the Triple Crown are the future of USXC cross-country racing.”
For information and updates visit www.usxcracing.com.