Racing was close across the board in Mont Du Lac
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Home victory for American skater Amanda Trunzo at the Mont du Lac ATSX 500

Home favourite Amanda Trunzo is back to winning ways and Kyle Croxall gets the better of Cameron Naasz as the Red Bull Ice Cross World Championship visits the US for an ATSX 500 round in Wisconsin.
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Former world champion Kyle Croxall got the better of defending champion Cameron Naasz to win the ATSX 500 stop in Mont du Lac, USA, as Amanda Trunzo cheered home fans with a victory at the third stop of the new Red Bull Ice Cross World Championship.
A heavy overnight blizzard threatened to put a stop to the race, but thanks to the work of 30 volunteers with shovels to clear the snow on the superb track, racing went ahead and delivered a thriller for the fans.
American Cameron Naasz won at Pra-Loup last week and, in the absence of the Austrian Dallago brothers, cruised through to the final by winning all his heats. Meanwhile, 2012 champion Kyle Croxall battled his way to the final showdown that also included Dmytriy Murlychkin and a second American skater, Daniel Bergeson.
It was the Canadian Croxall, though, who got the upper hand to deny Naasz back-to-back victories after his win the previous weekend in Pra-Loup, France, with Russian Murlychkin driving home for third place.
Croxall missed the first two races of the season, but got his season off to a great start, but it's Murlychkin who now leads the overall championship standings by 25 points from Naasz.
"It's a huge race, and I wanted to beat Cam, because he beat me in the final last year. It was a close battle and I'm very happy," said Croxall from the top step of the podium.
Athletes perform during the ATSX 500 race, the third stop of the Red Bull Ice Cross World Championship in Mont Du Lac, USA on January 18, 2020.
Cameron Naasz had to settle for second after his win in France
In the Women's class, home crowd favourite Amanda Trunzo beat Canadians Myriam Trepanier and Jacqueline Legere, with compatriot Tamara Meuwissen powering home to claim a podium behind Trepanier.
"I've been close in the first races, but, for me, consistency is the key and hopefully I can maintain this form to the end of the season," said Trunzo.
She now leads the overall standings by 225 points, while American JoJo Velasquez won the juniors from Briton Andrew Worling and Russian Egor Tutarikov.
After three ATSX 500 events in a row, there are two ATSX 250 events now in Percé, Canada and Nagano, Japan.