With higher than average temperatures in December, the USXC crew made the decision to move the Gerald Dyrdahl 200 from the middle of December to the first weekend of January. In that time, the Gonvick area received abundant amounts of snow. Chad Dyrdahl and his crew worked endless hours to make sure that the course was safe and enjoyable for racers.
Saturday started with below zero temperatures and snow dust working against the racer’s advantage. After a break to let the dust settle, the track was in prime condition. The day consisted of amateur class heats, youth qualifiers and finals, as well as the Pro Open final.
In the eight lap final, it was Ryan Faust who got the early lead, but it was not long until Zach Herfindahl (312) and Wes Selby (15) caught him. The duo, who competed as a team and won the Enduro class last year, were neck and neck for the first two laps. During that time, Herfindahl’s sled began acting up and Selby passed him. Despite having a broken wrist, Selby finished first overall, followed by Herfindahl, and Aaron Christensen (10).