Kyle Pallin Reaches Pro Open Podium Twice; Polaris Racers Sweep in Pro Lite
MEDINA, MN (December 3, 2013) – Kyle Pallin (Team LaVallee) finished second and third in a pair of Pro Open finals, Polaris snocross racers captured three of the six Pro Open podium spots, and Polaris racers dominated the Pro Lite class, winning both finals at the Duluth National, the ISOC season opener held Nov. 30-Dec. 1 in Duluth, Minnesota.
PRO OPEN: Pallin Reaches the Podium Twice
Polaris racers earned three podium spots in the weekend’s Pro Open finals, and five Polaris racers were among the top nine in points after the season’s first two rounds of racing.
Kyle Pallin led the way, finishing third in the Saturday night final and taking second place in the Sunday final. The young racer from Ironwood, Michigan, finished the weekend second in Pro Open points.
Ross Martin (Judnick Motorsports) rebounded from a 13th place finish Saturday night to take third on Sunday and gain the podium. The Burlington, Wisconsin, racer who finished second in Pro Open points last season was sixth in points after the Duluth racing, one spot behind Kody Kamm (Hentges Racing), who finished sixth and fourth on the opening weekend.
Iain Hayden (Rockstar Energy Polaris) finished fifth on Saturday and ended the weekend eighth in points, followed by: Justin Broberg (Hentges Racing) ninth in points, Jake Scott (Team LaVallee) in 13th, and Levi LaVallee (Team LaVallee) in 16th.
PRO LITE: Polaris Racers Sweep & Dominate
Polaris racers completely dominated in two Pro Lite finals at Duluth, finishing 1-2-3 on Saturday and 1-2 on Sunday. James Johnstad (Judnick Motorsports) won the Saturday final ahead of Andrew Carlson (Carlson Motorsports), and Carlson came back to win the Sunday final.
In Saturday’s Pro Lite final, Johnstad, Carlson and Marcus Johansson (Carlson Motorsports) of Sweden finished 1-2-3. They were joined in the top 10 by Trevor Leighton (Leighton Motorsports) in fifth, Nisse Kjellstrom of Sweden in seventh, Corin Todd (Leighton Motorsports) in ninth, and Andrew Lieders (Team LaVallee/Lieders Racing) in 10th.
When Carlson won on Sunday, he was joined on the podium by Corin Todd, who finished second. Also earning top 10 finishes were: Lieders in fourth, Johansson in sixth, Zak Mason (Leighton Motorsports) in eighth, and Kjellstrom in ninth.
The weekend ended with four Polaris racers atop the Pro Lite standings, as Carlson, Johansson, Todd, and Lieders were first through fourth, respectively. Johnstad was sixth, Kjellstrom was eighth, Mason was ninth, and Leighton was 15th.
Polaris Racers Show Muscle in Women’s & Sport Classes
Defending Pro-Am Women champion Jennifer Pare (Leighton Motorsports) of LaDore, Quebec, finished second in the final at Duluth. Also finishing in the top 10 at Duluth were Polaris racers Jakki Farmer (Farmer Racing/Fort Fremont Racing) in eighth and Tabitha Bode (Team BSR) in ninth. Jennifer Martel finished 11th and Jessica Martel was 13th.
Several young Polaris racers showed promise with podium finishes. In the Sport class final on Saturday, Braydon Love (444 Motorsports) finished second and Durk Roper (Roper Racing) was third. Also earning top 10 finishes in the Sport final were Luke Wollenberg (2 Three 7 Motorsports) in fifth, Jacob Yurk (Team Vermillion) in sixth, and Kyle LaCoe (LaCoe Racing) in 10th.
Todd Smith of Derry, N.H., finished second in the Amateur class, and Mason Hulsey (Big Stuff Racing) of Belvidere, Illinois, won the Junior 10-13 final.
The next ISOC National event will be held Dec. 6-7 in Bessemer, Michigan.
Polaris is a recognized leader in the powersports industry with annual 2012 sales of $3.2 billion. Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets innovative, high quality off-road vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER® and RZR® side-by-side vehicles, snowmobiles, motorcycles and small vehicles.
Polaris is among the global sales leaders for both snowmobiles and off-road vehicles and has established a presence in the heavyweight cruiser and touring motorcycle market with the Victory and Indian motorcycle brands. Additionally, Polaris continues to invest in the global on-road small vehicle industry with Global Electric Motorcars (GEM), Goupil Industrie SA, Aixam Mega S.A.S., and internally developed vehicles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with a complete line of Polaris and KLIM branded apparel and Polaris accessories and parts.
Polaris Industries Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “PII”, and the Company is included in the S&P Mid-Cap 400 stock price index.
Information about the complete line of Polaris products, apparel and vehicle accessories are available from authorized Polaris dealers or anytime at www.polaris.com.