American Cameron Naasz blasted out of the starting blocks in a pressure-packed Red Bull Crashed Ice final on a treacherous ice track in Marseille on Saturday and never looked back, winning with the most brilliant performance of his career. The crucial victory for Naasz, who beat Canada's Scott Croxall into second place, kept his hopes for a third straight Ice Cross Downhill World Championship alive with three races remaining in the 10-race season. Croxall moved just ahead of Austria's Marco Dallago into first place in the standings with Naasz a close third overall.
In the women's championship, Jacqueline Legere (CAN) also kept her hopes alive of winning three straight titles with a clutch victory over Amanda Trunzo (USA). Anais Morand (SUI) took third place. Trunzo had won the first two Red Bull Crashed Ice races and could have clinched the championship on Saturday but Legere rose to the challenge, mastering the difficult course under pressure and leading Trunzo from start to finish.