Polaris race report: Western Nationals
Ross Martin takes lead in Pro Open points
Story by Staff, Jan. 13, 2010Email a friend Print Friendly RSS
Polaris racer Mike Bauer (Judnick Motorsports) won Semi-Pro Super Stock 1 at the event held January 9 at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah, and is first in class points, followed by seven other Polaris racers in the top 11. Bauer has won all three races so far this season.
PRO OPEN: Ross Martin Surges to the Points Lead
Ross Martin headed to Utah second in Pro Open points, eight points behind the leader. He ran strong in the competitive, action-packed final on the stadium circuit to finish second, which boosted him to first in points by three points.
Malinoski finished third in the final to strengthen his grip on third place in the points standings. Levi LaVallee (Team LaVallee) is sixth in points after the Utah event, Brett Bender (Hentges Racing) is in seventh, Andrew Johnstad (AMSOIL/Air Force/Makita) is 11th and Matt Judnick (Judnick Motorsports) is 13th.
Four Polaris racers finished in the top 10 in the Pro Super Stock final, led by Martin, who finished fifth and dropped one spot to fifth in class points. LaVallee finished sixth, Malinoski was ninth and Johnstad was 11th. LaVallee (seventh), Malinoski (eighth) and Judnick (ninth) join Martin in the top 10 in class points.
Semi-Pro: Bauer Sets the Pace
Mike Bauer remained unbeaten this season in Semi-Pro Super Stock 1, winning his third-straight race to give himself a 10-point cushion as the points leader.
A parade of seven more Polaris racers finished in the top 10 in Semi-Pro Super Stock 1 at Sandy. They were: Chris Kafka (Team LaVallee) in third, Andrew Lieders (Lieders Racing) in fourth, Derek Ellis (Star Performance) in fifth, Joe Fallen (Scheuring Speed Sports) in sixth, Kyle Fiebelkorn (Star Performance) in eighth, Matt Bristow (Bristow's Racing) in ninth and Colby Crapo (Leighton Motorsports) in 10th. All of them are in the top 11 in class points.
Andrew Lieders won the Semi-Pro Super Stock 2 final, and was joined in the top 10 by Crapo in fourth, Bauer in sixth, Fallen in eighth and Kafka in 10th.
In racing sanctioned by the host association, Mountain West Racing (MWR), James Johnstad won both Semi-Pro Open and Super Stock and Justin Ochsner (Bristow's Racing) finished second in Open. In Super Stock, Trevor Leighton (Leighton Motorsports) was second and Ochsner was third for an all-Polaris podium.
Pro Womenís Super Stock was not run in Idaho. Polaris racer Kylie Abrahamson (Abe Racing) leads the class in points after two races, and Nikiya Adomatis (Colorado Sledstyle) is third in points.
The next race on the ISOC schedule is the Air Force National, scheduled for January 22-23, at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minnesota.