Horst heading to Netherlands for third leg of Crashed Ice season

Horst will be looking to improve in the standings following his most recent finish of 34 overall, after being unable to make it out of the round of 64 in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Perhaps a change in scenery can help spark Horst, as for the first time in the event’s history the race will take place on an indoor track. The race’s ice cross track is built below the chairlift of the world's largest indoor winter sports resort, SnowWorld.


Racers will cruise at high speed through the 340 metre-long track, considered a shorter distance in the world of Crashed Ice, including a 70 metre vertical drop, seven steep corners, a variety of jumps, all while racers are expected to reach speeds of 50 kilometres per hour.

The track has already been open for public use since the beginning of 2013, providing Dutch racer Glenn Bakx a bit of an advantage, as the course is right in his back yard.

Horst enters the Netherlands ranked 12 in the world with 522 points, as world champion Kyle Croxall once again leads the world rankings with a perfect 2000 points.

However, the Fort St. John firefighter did have success in the Red Bull team races, where he and his "Living the Dream" teammates, consisting of Scott Croxall and Travis Nagata, placed first, and will be looking for a repeat victory in Landgraaf.

Horst begins the third leg of the five race series on Saturday, February 9.