NATHAN WOODS TAKES KLIM’S XC BIG SKY CROSS-COUNTRY

 
KLIM Big Sky XC Race Report
 Photos: Ken Lancey

Husaberg’s Nathan Woods took the Big Sky Montana Hare Scrambles win

Aug 23, 2010: Round 6 of the AMA West Hare Scrambles Championship Series traveled to scenic
Big Sky, Montana, home of the world class Big Sky Resort. Brian Garrahan rolled into town with a
target on his back after finishing the first 5 rounds undefeated.
 
Overnight showers removed the threat of dust, but the relentless daytime rain made the technical
Klim Big Sky XC alpine course even more frustrating for the Pro and A classes. Garrahan lead
the first lap with Jordan Brandt, Nathan Woods and Ryan Powell close behind. The foursome’s
first lap times were the only sub 30 minute laps of the day. Brake problems caused both
Garrahan and Brandt to pit mid race, allowing Woods to take a comfortable lead. At the end of the
3 hours, only 8 racers remained on the lead lap. Woods rolled through the finish line with a fist
pump and smile on his face. Garrahan appeared out of the woods on the final lap with Brandt on
his rear tire. Garrahan held off Brandt’s late race charge to finish 2nd. Brandt 3rd, Ryan Powell a
distant 4th with Patrick Garrahan rounding out the top 5.
 
Jordan Brandt in the rock garden

Afterwards co-promoter Jamey Kabisch expressed his satisfaction for how the weekend went.
“We had a sizeable increase in racers from last year and have heard a lot of very positive
comments from racers about the course as well as the town of Big Sky. The racing was
competitive all weekend long. We look forward to seeing this race mature into a mainstay on the
national level.”
 
Klim’s new Communication’s guru Jesse Ziegler floating the logs.
Overall:
 
1. Nathan Woods  Paso Robles, CA
2. Brian Garrahan Boulder Creek, CA
3. Jordan Brandt Boulder Creek, CA
4. Ryan Powell  San Rafael, CA
5. Patrick Garrahan Boulder Creek, CA
6. Keith Curtis  Dillon, MT
7. Justin Bonita  Boulder Creek, CA
8. Devan Bolin  Oakridge, OR
9. Wesley Luly  Belgrade, MT
10. Kevin Miller  Bozeman, MT
 
What a great backdrop for the Big Sky XC event.

BIG SKY RESORT is located in Southwest Montana 18 miles from Yellowstone National Park, in the 
winter it features the Biggest Skiing in America with over 5,500 acres of skiable terrain with an 
interconnect with Moonlight Basin.  In the summer, Big Sky is basec amp to Yellowstone with 
ziplines, a ropes course, downhill mountain biking, a paintball field, Arnold Palmer designed golf 
course and over 750 lodging units.   www.bigskyresort.com
Klim USA prides itself in designing the most advanced technical riding gear for today’s aggressive 
riders. Klim uses only the best and most innovative materials along with the latest technology in it’s 
products; lighter, faster, stronger. www.klimusa.com

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