The KMC Cross Fest is held at Connecticut’s Thomson Speedway, home to NASCAR racing and the oldest asphalt high-banked oval track in America.

On Friday night, the racing format changed, and cyclocross fans were captivated by a drag race.

Kaitie Keough (Cannondale p/b CyclocrossWorld) continued her impressive season, and without World Champ Sanne Cant or Worlds bronze medalist Katerina Nash to get in her way, the American sprinted her way to take the early lead in the US Cup.

Maghalie Rochette (Clif Bar) took second, with U23 World Cup leader Emma White (Cannondale p/b CyclocrossWorld) in third.

Stay tuned for a full report and continuing coverage of the 2017 KMC Cross Fest.

Elite Women - 2017 KMC Cross Fest Day 1 (Friday) Results

RankBibNameAffiliationTimeSplit TimeLaps
13Kaitlin KEOUGHCannondale/Cyclocrossworld.com44:43:007:096
26Maghalie ROCHETTECLIF Pro Team44:44:007:096
35Emma WHITE*Cannondale/Cyclocrossworld.com44:49:007:146
410Christel FERRIER-BRUNEAUSas Macogep Aquisio44:50:007:156
58Crystal ANTHONYMaxxis Shimano Pro Cyclocross44:51:007:166
67Rebecca FAHRINGERStans NoTubes p/b Maxxis / gof44:55:007:196
72Ellen NOBLEAspire Racing45:22:007:366
822Katie CLOUSE*Alpha Bicycle Co. - Groove Suba45:53:007:276
99Arley KEMMERERFearless Femme Racing45:54:007:286
1019Laurel RATHBUN*Donnelly Sports45:58:007:316
1116Allison ARENSMANJ.A. King p/b BRC46:07:007:416
1225Regina LEGGETrek Cyclocross Collective46:35:007:316
1311Ruby WEST*Cannondale Cyclocrossworld.com46:39:007:356
1413Jennifer MALIKAmerican Classic Pro CX46:41:007:376
1530Natalie TAPIASJAM / NCC47:13:007:466
1620Rachel RUBINOFearless Femme Racing47:14:007:486
1718Christa GHENTAmy D Foundation47:40:007:596
1828Taylor KUYK-WHITEPhiladelphia Bike Expo47:40:008:146
1931Erin FACCONETeam Averica48:15:007:596
2112Rebecca GROSSZero D Racing48:22:007:516
2214Julie WRIGHTTeam Averica49:14:008:206
2329Leslie LUPIENTeam Averica49:24:008:096
2415Erica LEONARDTransitions LifeCare p/b Garnea49:40:008:136
2527Sophie RUSSENBERGERDaH?NGER49:41:008:136
2617Dana GILLIGANGarneau-Easton p/b Transitions49:42:008:026
2726Katie CARLSONLadies First p/b Milton Caterpi51:03:008:206
2834Philicia MARIONAmerican Classic Pro Cyclocross51:05:008:236
2933Alex CARLSONCycle-Smart51:59:008:406
3024Turner RAMSAYAlpha Bicycle Co. - Groove Suba43:33:008:495
3132Paige WILLIAMSFuji Cross Crew43:46:008:485
DNF4Carolyn MANIVan Dessel7:322
DNF23Fiona MORRISSpeedvagen MAAP9:251
DNS1Katherine COMPTONKFC Racing p/b Trek/Knight12:001
DNS99Meghan OWENSUVM Cycling12:001