Hibbert, Martin split wins again at Michigan National
Fight for snocross supremacy heats up
Story by Staff, Feb. 16, 2011Email a friend Print Friendly RSS
Just as with several events this season, Hibbert did not have the best of starts but used his superior ability to create new lines, to race through some heavy hitters and get the win. Martin continues to stay close in the season standings with the second aboard his Jack Link's/Dupont/AMSOIL Polaris, while Warnert Racing/Foremost Insurance's Tim Tremblay took a step back when he was black flagged for contact with Logan Christian. Christian had been in a podium position but dropped back to fourth after the contact, allowing teammate Garth Kaufman to get the three spot.
The AMSOIL Pro Open went down as one of the highlights of the season, with Tim Tremblay getting a massive lead after a first turn pileup induced restart. Hibbert and Martin then chased Tremblay when Hibbert went down on the back straight. It looked as if Tremblay may be in line for his first win of the season. With seven laps to go Martin worked by Tremblay and AMSOIL/Air Force/Rockstar rider closed the gap in third. The top three finished in that order with Hibbert racing back through the field to challenge Malinoski at the finish. Garth Kaufman had another great ride to finish fifth.
The Air Force Semi-Pro Super Stock final saw a first time winner in Chase Rosemeyer aboard his Bauerly Racing/Liquid Ice Ski-Doo. Rosemeyer led wire to wire over class heavies Mike Bauer and Colby Crapo. There was plenty of action farther back in the pack, as last week's winner Kaven Benoit found himself off track early in the race. The same was true for contender Kyle Pallin, while teammate and point leader Cody Thomsen had his troubles, but rallied back for a fourth.
The series now takes a break until March 5, when the Hayward Powersports/Polaris National at the LCO Casino in Hayward, Wisconsin kicks off a three-race run to finish.
|Pro-Open Standings||Pro Super Stock Standings|
|1.||Tucker Hibbert||Arctic Cat||210||1.||Tucker Hibbert||Arctic Cat||209|
|2.||Ross Martin||Polaris||192||1.||Ross Martin||Polaris||206|
|3.||Tim Tremblay||Ski-Doo||169||3.||Tim Tremblay||Ski-Doo||168|
|4.||Robbie Malinoski||Ski-Doo||157||4.||Garth Kaufman||Arctic Cat||154|
|5.||Dan Ebert||Arctic Cat||142||5.||Dan Ebert||Arctic Cat||143|
|6.||Garth Kaufman||Arctic Cat||138||6.||Robbie Malinoski||Ski-Doo||134|
|7.||Justin Broberg||Ski-Doo||136||7.||Emil Ohman||Ski-Doo||131|
|8.||Johan Lidman||Arctic Cat||118||8.||Justin Broberg||Ski-Doo||116|
|9.||Bobby LePage||Polaris||114||9.||Bobby LePage||Polaris||112|
|10.||Logan Christian||Arctic Cat||105||10.||TJ Gulla||Polaris||104|