MEDINA, Minn. (Nov. 25, 2012) – Polaris snocross racer Ross Martin (Judnick Motorsports) posted two top-five finishes in the Pro Open class at the ISOC AMSOIL Championship Snocross season opener at Duluth, Minnesota, and he came out of the opening weekend third in points. He also won $10,000 in the head-to-head “Dominator” feature that kicked off the November 23-25 weekend of snocross racing.
Polaris racer Danny Poirier (Hulten Speed Sport) won the Pro Am Plus 30 final at Duluth as Polaris racers earned 11 podium spots in the Pro Open, Pro Lite and Pro Am classes.
Pro Open: Martin & Broberg in Top Six in Points
Ross Martin finished second and fourth in the weekend’s Pro Open finals and left Duluth third in the points standings. Last season, Martin finished second in the circuit’s Pro Open final points standings.
Justin Broberg (Hentges Racing) finished 12th and seventh in the Duluth weekend’s Pro Open finals and was sixth in points. Other Polaris Pro Open racers’ positions in the points standings were: 13. Iain Hayden (Rockstar Energy Polaris); 14. Kody Kamm (Hentges Racing); 15. Johan Lidman (Carlson Motorsports); 17. Levi LaVallee (Team LaVallee); 18. Colby Crapo (Leighton Motorsports); 20. Kyle Pallin (Team LaVallee); 23. Danny Poirier (Hulten Speed Sport); 25. Bobby LePage (Cottew Motorsports); and 26. Lee Butler (Rockstar Energy Polaris).
Martin Wins ‘Dominator’ Title & Purse
Ross Martin successfully defended his lucrative AMSOIL Dominator title during a special, non-points event held on Friday night of the Duluth race weekend. Top Pro Open racers ran head-to-head through four elimination rounds, with the eventual winner pocketing $10,000.
Martin won the Dominator at Duluth in 2011, and he won all four rounds again this year to start the opening weekend off on a winning note. Fellow Polaris racers who won their first round races were Levi LaVallee, Kody Kamm and Justin Broberg. LeVallee and Martin won their second-round matches, and LaVallee was finally eliminated in the semi-final while Martin went on to win the big purse.
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Pro Lite: Podium Finishes Make Lieders the Points Leader
In Pro Lite racing at Duluth, Andrew Lieders (Lieders Racing/Leighton Motorsports) of Colby, Wisconsin, finished third in both finals, and those dual podium finishes made him the early points leader in the class. Jake Scott (Team LaVallee) of Port Jefferson Station, N.Y., finished second in the first final and 10th in the second, which left him third in the points standings after one weekend of racing.
James Johnstad (Judnick Motorsports) finished sixth in both finals and left Duluth sixth in points, while Swedish racer Nisse Kallstrom (Southside Polaris) was ninth in points, fellow Swede Marcus Johansson (Carlson Motorsports) was 12th, Andrew Carlson (Carlson Motorsports) was 14th, and Corin Todd (Bailey Motorsports) was 15th.
Pro Am Plus 30: Veteran Poirier Gets Season Off to Winning Start
St. Theodore d'Acton, Quebec, racer Danny Poirier won the first Pro Am Plus 30 final of the new season. Swedish Polaris racer Marcus Evensson finished third at Duluth, Justin Tate (2-Eight Motorsports) was fifth, Ted Lindborg of Sweden was 10th, and Wesley Bear (Bears Den Racing) was 11th. Poirier left Duluth atop the class point standings, Tate was third and Evensson was sixth.
Pro Am Women: Defending Champion in Second After Duluth
In Pro Am Women, defending ISOC champion Jennifer Pare (Leighton Motorsports) of LaDore, Quebec, finished second at Duluth on her Polaris Race Sled, and Melanie Acker (Team Southside) was fourth. Jennifer Martel of St. Pierre, Manitoba, was seventh and Tabitha Bode (Fort Fremont Marine Racing) was 14th. Their race finishes also represent their position in the class points standings after one race.
Sport and Junior Classes: Zak Mason Finishes 1-2 in Sport Finals
Zak Mason (Z.M.R.) of Gaylord, Michigan, won the weekend’s first Sport class final and took second in the second final. He emerged as the early Sport points leader, while Braydon Love (Ducky Racing 444 Motorsports) of Kenora, Ontario, was third in points after finishing second and third in the weekend’s finals.
Polaris cross-country specialist Bobby Menne III of Virginia, Minnesota, showed his snocross prowess at Duluth as he finished fourth in the first final, while Dalton Johnson (Team Johnson Racing) took fourth in the second final.
Mitchell Shea of Utterson, Ontario, was fifth in Sport points after the opening weekend, followed by Mike Pilotte of Fall River, Massachusetts, in seventh, Menne in eighth and Johnson in ninth.
In Junior class racing, Nickolas Lorenz (Lorenz Racing) of Kenosha, Wisconsin, finished fourth in Junior 16-17 and second in Junior 14-15, and Mitchell Thelen (Thelen Racing) of St. Martin, Minnesota, also earned top-10 finishes in both classes.
Polaris racer Mason Hulsey (Big Stuff Racing) of Belvidere, Illinois, won the Junior Novice 10-13 final.
The next national event on the ISOC AMSOIL Championship Snocross schedule is the December 7-8, 2012, Black Jack Snocross in Bessemer, Michigan.
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