Ski-Doo race report: Mar. 18-20
Tremblay triumphs at snocross finale in Lake Geneva
Story by Staff, Photography by Ski-Doo, Mar. 23, 2011Email a friend Print Friendly RSS
Tim Tremblay led the Ski-Doo charge and took home the Pro Stock win on Saturday with a stellar ride. Tremblay rode with even more than his usual drive and determination, moving from a fourth place start to the front by mid race. The track at Lake Geneva lets you take nothing for granted, as several of Tremblay’s competitors found out while struggling to try and keep pace. But Tremblay was on his game, didn’t make any mistakes and won by 20 seconds going away.
Sunday brought a whole new aspect to the race as the normally sunny and warm event had thunderstorms move in, adding some challenges for the racers. But Tremblay and fellow X-Team racer Robbie Malinoski are both known for being tough guy competitors so they weren’t going to let the weather affect them. And of course, right about the time for the green flag to drop on the Pro Open final, the rain started coming down even harder. Both got off to solid starts in the top six racers, but with the race shortened up to 10 laps, they had to work their way quickly towards the front.
When the checkered flag dropped Tremblay was able to claim second and Malinoski grabbed a well deserved third place finish to wrap up their seasons.
Other noteable finishes were Darrin Mees grabbing a second in Semi-Pro Stock, Garret Goodwin earning two second place finishes in Sport Stock and a first in the Showdown at Sundown Semi-pro class, and Jacob Geesman taking the Junior 16-17 class.
“Many of our X-Team snocross racers wrapped up their seasons at Lake Geneva and we’d like to thank them for their efforts on the track this year,” BRP says in a release. “We know how hard you work and appreciate all you do for us. We’ll be working hard this summer to give you an even better race sled for next year.”