USA Reclaims World Champion Title at Quadcross of Nations

By Will Burgess

Kramolin, Czech Republic β€” Participating for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic, Team USA hit the Sidecarcross and Quadcross of Nations (QXoN) like a wrecking ball, claiming the first place victory at the track in Kramolin, Czech Republic.

Since the inclusion of Team USA in the former Quadcross of European Nations, Team USA has claimed a victory in each year they participated. As a result of the global pandemic, the 2020 event was canceled, and the US was unable to compete in the 2021 season which was won by the 2022 second place winners comprising Team Ireland.

Team USA led by Chad Wienen and teammates Bryce Ford and Joel Hetrick, took P1 with a seven point scorecard after Hetrick and Ford closed out the third and final race of the day with the first and second place, respectively.

This is all the more impressive considering Ford, also known as “The Kid” has moved from an amateur racer in 2020 to World Champion in his debut year at the QXoN at only the age of 20.

This weekend also saw Team USA claim World Champion status at the Motocross of Nations in the US, with Team Yamaha leading the charge at both international events. What a thrilling week it has been for the US in claiming these back to back victories!

The US did not have a team at the concurrent Sidecarcross of Nations event this weekend, which was won by Team Netherlands with thirteen points overall.

More details can be found at the International Motorcycling Federation Europe (FIM Europe) website.

Cover: Team USA wins World Champion status at the Quadcross of Nations at the Kramolin race track, followed by #2 Team Ireland, and #3 Team France. | Courtesy: FIM Europe

Will Burgess is a journalist with Adrenaline Powersports Mag

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