Bjorn Ikast knows Monte Cristo’s strengths. “He’s not always the fastest, but he’s very good when the tracks are big,” Ikast said.
Fortunately for Ikast, speed wasn’t essential to winning the $40,000 Las Campanas Grand Prix De Santa Fe on June 28 in Santa Fe, N.M.
“There were only three in the jump-off, and I was first to go, so I went for the clean round. It worked out well for me,” Ikast said. “It was a nice big track. The footing was good, but it had rained a bit, so it was a little slippery. We had to be a little conservative in the turns.”