Race Report: NW Cup Round 4 in Whitefish, MT

Aug 6, 2021
by Casey & Scott  

NW Cup: Whitefish
Words and Photos: Patrik Zuest
Finn Boksich charging during his Cat 3 8-10 race run.

This past weekend the NW Cup crew made the trek out to Whitefish, MT with 300 racers for another great event. Whitefish greeted the racers with a dedicated lift, easing wait times and providing laps on laps on laps. No lift lines are a great thing. With new tracks for the racers they had to spend time learning the dust, rocks, and roots in the heat of the mountains, and smoke of the forest fires - nothing too bad, but made for a warm weekend of fun. The new tracks were very well received and liked by all racers. We are all looking forward to racing there again. Nik Nestoroff and Kailey Skelton with the win in Pro.

Ella Erickson navigating the tricky off-camber grass turns at the top on her way to 2nd in Pro Women.

Owen Dixon finding the straight line on the lower roots to 3rd in Cat 2 13-14.

Leighton Macdonald keeping it low and fast. 2nd Cat 2 15-16.

Magnus Lowhan sending it into the high line. Landing him 2nd Cat 2 17-18.

Kenny Smith with some style off the wood drop. 3rd Cat 2 30-39.

The final grass turns led to some high speeds coming into the finish line.

Who doesn't love some swag during the post-race raffle?

Mason Bauman keeping it low and fast. 3rd Cat 2 19-29.

Wood Skinner showing his bars some love during practice. 3rd Pro Men on an enduro bike.

Torsten Decovich with the Eye of the Tiger during practice.

Kaile Skelton (US National Champ) on her way to winning Pro Women.

You got HOPS when you can win the Volcom Bunny Hop contest with a broken wrist!

Jetta Porter crushing the lower technical section in Cat 2.

Carter Sinclair not stressing about popping off a pedal during his Cat 3 8-10 run.

Lantz Harrington on his way to winning Cat 1 19-29.

Owen Crosskey trying not to send it too deep.

Levi Melton looking through the berms in Cat 3 practice.

Yet another stoked rider after winning a TLD D3 in the ugly helmet competition.

Kepler De Lanoy pushing through the turn to 3rd in Cat 2 15-16.

Brody Clark fully committed in the grass turns to Cat 2 13-14.

Pro Women's Podium.

Pro Men's Podium


  • 9 3
 Makes me want to move back to Montana... well, the NM government and stupid people I work with makes me want to move back too
  • 4 0
 Love to see Bart McDaniel, Casey Northern, Lars Sternberg and Bryn Atkinson show up for the finals in PA. I'd pay to see that.
  • 4 0
 The podium finishers don’t have names?
  • 1 0
 Sweet pics from my backyard!

Link to full results? -- Possibly missed due to poor pre-coffee reading.
  • 2 0
 Great event as always. Many thanks to Scott and Casey!
  • 1 0
 Nice touch winning a helmet that matches your jersey.
  • 1 0
  • 1 0
 The kids are sending!!

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