Martin, Tremblay take Pro wins at New England Nationals
Martin takes over lead in Pro Open points
Story by Staff, Feb. 17, 2010Email a friend Print Friendly RSS
Right from the green there was carnage as three or four sleds got tied up at the holeshot. All of them managed to make it back on the track with unfortunate positions in the back and Emil Ohman of Sweden ( Ski-Doo) was in first. At lap number five it was Ross Martin (Polaris) side-by-side with Ohman going into the minefield in the front section. Martin chose his line well and overtook Ohman. Once he got out in front he never looked back.
Martin held onto his 4.5-second lead over Ohman for the entire race with Cory Davis (Arctic Cat) in third. Davis had a challenge coming up from the back of the pack as Launchin Levi LaVallee was breathing hard on Davis his back at the white flag. LaVallee was pouring on the steam and giving it all he had as he was tripling jumps that others were doubling and there is no doubt that had there been one more lap LaVallee could have been on the podium.
Martin looked smooth and effortless and smiled from ear to ear standing on the top of the podium.
For the Caterpillar Pro Super stock final riders charged out from the start giving the fans a race to remember. The battle for the podium had Robbie Malinoski (Polaris) out in front nearly the entire race followed closely by his teammate Andrew Johnstad. But fans held on to their seats and held their breath as Tim Tremblay (Ski-Doo) poured on the steam to put him in the lead.
Tremblay is in such good shape the 20 laps was a piece of cake for him and appeared to put his sled on autopilot. Tremblay tried not to make any mistakes as he could feel Malinoski breathing down his back. With six laps to go Ross Martin hit the throttle to take control over Johnstad leaving him in fourth.
At the podium it was Tremblay in first place, Malinoski in second and Martin in third.
The Track Inc. Semi Pro Super Stock #1 was rocking and rolling with the rhythm of pure adrenaline as the riders went 16 laps on the very demanding track. It was racing at its best. With the long front stretch whoops section fatigue was sure to be a factor. Kyle Pallin (Arctic Cat) took a four-second lead and held on for the last three laps all the way to the first place podium spot. Mike Bauer (Polaris) was kicking big air in the whoops section to take the second place position after he passed up Derek Ellis (Polaris) who ended up finishing third.
In the Air Force Semi Pro Super Stock #2, Bauer rode his Polaris to the checkers in first. He was followed by Logan Christian (Arctic Cat) and Colby Crapo (Polaris).
The Arctiva Semi Pro open was a close race from the start. Cody Thomsen got off a fabulous start and looked like he would go all the way before he was knocked off the track and knocked to the back. He charged hard to gain position back brining him all the way to fourth. In the end it was Justin Broberg (Ski-Doo) in first place, with Darrin Mees (Ski-Doo) in second and Logan Christian (Arctic Cat) in third.
AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series Standings:
|Pro-Open Standings||Pro Super Stock Standings|
|1.||Ross Martin||Polaris||269||1.||Tucker Hibbert||Arctic Cat||243|
|2.||Tucker Hibbert||Arctic Cat||228||2.||Tim Tremblay||Ski-Doo||240|
|3.||Tim Tremblay||Ski-Doo||203||3.||Ross Martin||Polaris||224|
|4.||Cory Davis||Arctic Cat||201||4.||Dan Ebert||Artctic Cat||212|
|5.||Robbie Malinoski||Polaris||200||5.||Emil Ohman||Ski-Doo||199|
|6.||Levi LaVallee||Polaris||195||6.||Robbie Malinoski||Polaris||183|
|7.||Brett Bender||Polaris||191||7.||Levi LaVallee||Polaris||167|
|8.||Dan Ebert||Arctic Cat||182||8.||Cory Davis||Arctic Cat||161|
|9.||Andrew Johnstad||Polaris||181||9.||Brett Bender||Polaris||156|
|10.||Emil Ohman||Ski-Doo||165||10.||Garth Kaufman||Arctic Cat||156|