Top Three Finishes For Cruthis Boys, Lentz, Duff


Round seven of the Crossroads Cross Country Series set off on Oct. 10-11 at Corbin Farm in Solsberry, IN, with several area racers ready to take on the hills and hollers of the Indiana country side.

Panama cousins Gideon and Case Cruthis both took third in their respective races, competing in the Pee Wee and Intermediate divisions respectively. Gideon Cruthis ran third in the Auto Inject class and finished 27th overall in Pee Wee bikes, while Case Cruthis ran third in the 4-Stroke division and was 17th in Intermediate bikes.

Walshville’s Travis Lentz and Hillsboro’s Cooper Duff both raced in youth bikes and placed in the top three in the 65cc class. Lentz would take second in the class and was ninth overall, while Duff was right behind his racing partner, finishing third in the class and tenth overall.

With one round left in the Crossroads series, Lentz sits in first in 65cc with 141 points, 13 more than his closest competition. Duff is currently tenth 65cc, while Travis’ brother Tyler is fourth in Super Mini. Travis Lentz is also third in the overall Youth Bike standings, while Tyler Lentz is 42nd and Cooper Duff is 46th.

Gideon Cruthis moved up to third place in the Auto Inject standings with his run in Solsbury, while Case Cruthis is also in third in the 4-Stroke division. In the overall points, Case is 13th in Intermediate bikes, while Gideon is 29th in Pee Wee bikes.

Round Six

Prior to the trip to Solsberry, the Montgomery County crew were in Monrovia, IN, for round six of the Crossroads Series at The Bulldog, on Sept. 12.

It would be a good day for the local riders as they collected three top three finishes, including a win.

The victory came from Case Cruthis, who won the 4-Stroke class in the Intermediate division. Cruthis, the only racer in the class to finish seven laps, finished seventh overall in Intermediate bikes.

Travis Lentz would finish second in the 65cc Youth Bikes class and 12th overall in the division, while Gideon Cruthis was third in the Auto Inject class and 23rd overall in Pee Wee Bikes. Tyler Lentz rounded out the county contingent, running tenth in the Super Mini class and 27th overall in the Youth Bikes division.

The final round of the Crossroads Cross Country Series will take place at Rapers Farms in Bloomfield, IN, on Oct. 30-Nov. 1. For more information on the series, go to


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