Ski-Doo race report: Dec. 10-12
Tremblay earns two podiums in North Dakota
Story by Staff, Dec. 14, 2010Email a friend Print Friendly RSS
The races were held on an outdoor baseball stadium featuring tight quarters in the turns and some big air in a couple spots – much like a Supercross track for motorcycles. In the Friday night Pro Open class the X-Team had a strong showing with Robbie Malinoski qualifying in the number one position with Broberg and Tremblay close behind. When the green flag dropped on the final Tremblay fought through the first turn to come out in second position. The tight track proved challenging as Tremblay actually came off a little over half way through the race, but managed to stay close enough to his sled allowing him to remount quickly and continue. Malinoski and Broberg worked through the bumps and snow dust to bring home fourth and fifth place finishes respectively while Tremblay claimed the third spot on the podium. Unfortunately injuries claimed two racers as Boss Racing’s Brett Turcotte dislocated his thumb and Paul Bauerly suffered a broken arm – ending their weekends and in Bauerly’s case his season.
Saturday dawned with clear skies and unrelenting winds during the qualifying rounds. Defending Pro Stock champion Tremblay, Malinoski and Broberg all moved quickly through their Pro Stock heats and into the final race of the weekend. When the green flag flew Malinoski hammered through the first lap and settled into second position as his fellow X-teamers had to come from the back of the pack. Broberg was charging hard again until he stuck his knee into the throttle flipper and shattered it – ending his race. Tremblay continued to push forward and while making a move on the tight course clipped Malinoski and ending his day. Tremblay managed to hang on through the incident and brought home a third place trophy for his efforts.
Racing in the Semi-Pro ranks Derek Ellis and Darrin Mees continued to show strong results as Ellis collected a fourth place finish on Friday and second on Saturday while Mees collected a third place trophy on Saturday. Both are in good position for the season championship points races and hungry for their first wins in 2011.
North Dakota brought the X-Team its first Sport class podium as Spencer Cowing took home a second place finish, backing up his brother Preston’s win in Junior 16-17 earlier in the day. Also, Trent Wittwer earned a win in junior 10-13 on a Ski-Doo MXZ 550.
Martin Takes Win in Ontario
Dylan Martin used his weekend off between ISOC races to visit Ontario and the CSRA circuit and while the friendly local people welcomed him – the native racers probably wished he would have stayed home.
Martin took home the big trophy by winning the weekend’s premier event, Pro Open class, with a solid performance. Fellow X-teamers David Joanis and Mike Island backed up the win as they came home in third and fourth place respectively.
In the Pro Stock race Island grabbed the second spot while Martin took third and Joanis came home fourth.
Another Dylan – this time Dylan Hall – served notice that he’s the real deal by taking both Semi-Pro Open and Semi-Pro Stock classes over the weekend. Max Tallifer and Jeremy Van Dolder both claimed podium finishes in the Semi-Pro division also. Finally, Tom Bachly and Stephanie Willis both had multiple wins in the Sportclass division.
Hibbert outduels Martin again in snocross action