MEDINA, Minn. (Jan. 7, 2013) – Polaris Pro Open and Pro Lite snocross racers earned half of the available podium spots in two rounds of ISOC racing Jan. 4-5 at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minnesota. In the weekend’s two finals, Polaris Pro Open racers earned three of six podium spots and earned five of the top-10 places in Saturday’s final. Polaris Pro Lite racers matched that success, and Polaris racers won the weekend’s Pro Am Plus 30 and Pro Am Women’s finals.
Pro Open: Kody Kamm Finishes on Podium Twice
Kody Kamm (Hentges Racing) finished on the podium after both of the weekend’s Pro Open finals. On Friday night, Polaris racer Ross Martin (Judnick Motorsports) finished second and Kamm came home third, followed by Polaris racers Kyle Pallin (Team LaVallee) in sixth, Levi LaVallee (Team LaVallee) in 10th, Justin Broberg (Hentges Racing) in 11th, and Colby Crapo (Leighton Motorsports) in 13th.
Martin was in a three-man battle for the lead throughout much of the Saturday night final before he was knocked off his sled by another driver, who was black-flagged for his actions. Kamm seized the opportunity and finished second while Broberg finished fourth and Pallin was fifth. Levi LaVallee was ninth, Martin regrouped and came home 10th, and Crapo was 13th.
The weekend’s results put five Polaris racers in the top 12 in Pro Open points, including Martin, who is third and just one point out of second. Kamm is seventh in points, Broberg is eighth, Pallin is 11th, LaVallee is 12th, and Crapo is 15th.
Pro Lite: Strong Weekend Has Polaris Racers 2-3 in Points
In Pro Lite racing, Jake Scott (Team LaVallee) got the weekend off to a strong start with a third-place finish on Friday night. Polaris racer Corin Todd (Bailey Motorsports) was fifth, Andrew Lieders (Lieders Racing/Leighton Motorsports) was 10th, and James Johnstad (Judnick Motorsports) was 13th.
In Saturday’s final, five Polaris racers packed the top 10, led by Lieders and Todd, who finished 2-3, respectively, to earn podium spots. Scott was fourth, Trevor Leighton (Leighton Motorsports) was eighth, and Brian Ludwig (BLR Motorsports) was 10th.
ISOC Canterbury Park, Jan. 2013 results, cont.
Polaris racers in the top 15 in Pro Lite points after the Canterbury weekend are: Jake Scott in second, Andrew Lieders in third, James Johnstad in sixth, and Andrew Carlson (Carlson Motorsports) in 14th.
Quebec Natives Win Pro Am Finals on Polaris Sleds
Polaris racer Danny Poirier (Hultens Speed Sport) of St. Theodore d'Acton, Quebec, won the Pro Am Plus 30 final at Canterbury, which put him fourth in class points.
Jennifer Pare (Leighton Motorsports) of LaDore, Quebec, won the weekend’s Pro Am Women’s final as five Polaris racers finished in the top eight spots. Pare was followed by: Tabitha Bode (Team BSR) in fourth, Rachelle Fountain (Fountain Racing) in fifth, Jennifer Martel in sixth, and Jessica Martel in eighth. The victory kept Pare atop the points standings, while Bode is in fifth, Martel is sixth, and Fountain is eighth.
Sport & Junior: Zak Mason Sweeps Both Sport Finals
Zak Mason (Z.M.R.) of Gaylord, Michigan, continued his dominance in the Sport classes, winning both the Sport 1 and Sport 2 finals at Canterbury. Andrew Lindholm (Lindholm Racing) joined Mason on the podium after Friday’s final by finishing third. Jake Angove (Fort Fremont Racing) finished eighth Friday, Braydon Love (Ducky Racing 444 Motorsports) was ninth, and Evan Daudt (Daudt Racing) was 10th.
Mason claimed another victory on Saturday and was joined on the podium by third-place finisher Ryan Springer of St. Francis, Minnesota. Angove was fourth, Luke Wollenberg (2 Three 7 Motorsports) was eighth, and Jeff Jasan (RSI Racing) was ninth.
Mason is the Sport points leader, and is joined by fellow Polaris racers: Braydon Love in second, Jake Angove in fourth, Luke Wollenberg in fifth, Ryan Springer in ninth, Cole Cottew (Cottew Motorsports) in 11th, Evan Daudt in 12th, Adam Weiler (Wright and Filippis Racing) in 16th, Dylan Jansen (Jansen Brothers Racing) in 17th, and Justen Timpe (Timpe Racing) in 19th.
In the weekend’s Junior 16-17 racing, Polaris racer Nickolas Lorenz (Lorenz Racing) finished first and Tyler Daudt (Daudt Racing) finished fourth.
Next up for several Polaris Pro Open and Pro Lite racers will be the Winter X Games, Jan. 24-27, in Aspen, Colorado, a non-points event. The next two rounds of ISOC National racing will be Feb. 1-2 at the Days of ’76 Rodeo Grounds in Deadwood, S.D.
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