Polaris snocross racers claimed four of the weekend’s six available Pro Open podium spots and Polaris racers won both Pro Lite finals Feb. 8-9 in Salamanca, NY at the Seneca Allegany Casino Air Force Snocross.
Kody Kamm (Hentges Racing) and Kyle Pallin (Team LaVallee) each had a second- and third-place finish in the Pro Open finals, and the Pro Lite winners were James Johnstad (Judnick Motorsports) on Friday night and native New Yorker Corin Todd (Leighton Motorsports) on Saturday.
With those finishes, Kamm is second, Pallin is third, and Justin Broberg (Hentges Racing) is fourth in Pro Open points. Polaris racers hold six of the top seven spots in the Pro Lite points standings, with Andrew Carlson (Carlson Motorsports) in first and Corin Todd in second.
Kamm continued his outstanding season in ISOC National Pro Open racing with a second-place finish on Friday night in New York, one spot ahead of Kyle Pallin. Justin Broberg was sixth and Levi LaVallee (Team LaVallee) was 14th.
In Saturday night’s final, Pallin and Kamm swapped places, with Pallin taking second and Kamm third. Broberg was fifth, LaVallee was 12th, Bobby LePage (Cottew Motorsports) was 13th, and Mike Pilotte was 14th.
“This is my third year racing the Pros and I learn more and more each race,” says Pallin. “It’s really starting to pay off. I’m having an awesome time.”
Seven of the top 10 finishers in Friday night’s Pro Lite final were on Polaris race sleds, including race winner James Johnstad and third-place finisher Corin Todd. Andrew Lieders (Team LaVallee) was fourth, Andrew Carlson (Carlson Motorsports) was seventh, Jordan Kraus (Relentless Racing) was eighth, Zak Mason (Leighton Motorsports) was ninth, and Trevor Leighton (Leighton Motorsports) was 10th.
“It’s a bummer I got hurt at Duluth [in the season opener], but I’ve been able to come back and we’ve got our heads down and are trying to get as many wins as we can and see where we end up at the end,” says Johnstad.
In the Saturday night final, Todd, who is from Otego, New York, won in front of his home state fans and led a Polaris podium sweep as Lieders (Team LaVallee) was second and Carlson was third. Johnstad was fifth, Kraus was eighth, Leighton was ninth, and Mason was 14th.
“I said coming into this weekend I wanted to ride consistent and limit the errors,” says Todd. “So I just put my head down and here we are on the box again.”
In the weekend’s Sport class finals, Polaris racers Adam Weiler (Wright and Filippis Racing) finished second and Cole Cottew (Cottew Motorsports) was third on Friday, and Braydon Love (444 Motorsports) finished second on Saturday.
In the Pro-Am +30 final in New York, Jason Boran (Team Southside) took first place, Bruce Jesionowski (Snirt Racing) took third and Scot Adams (JTA Racing) was fifth. Jesionowski is third in points, and Justin Tate (2-Eight Motorsports) is fourth.
In the Pro-Am Women final, Nykea Williams (Team Southside) finished second, Janell Smith (Team NorthStar) was fourth, Tabitha Bode (Team BSR) was seventh, and Rachelle Fountain (Fountain Racing) was eighth. Bode is currently third in points, followed by Jakki Farmer (Farmer Racing/Fort Fremont Racing) in fourth, Jennifer Martel in fifth, Jennifer Pare (Leighton Motorsports) in ninth, Jessica Martel in 11th, and Rachelle Fountain (Fountain Racing) in 12th.
Bruce Gaspardi, Jr. (Team Southside), won Friday and Saturday night’s Amateur race and James Obine (Team North Star) took third.
The next ISOC National event will be Feb. 21-22 in Mt. Pleasant, Mich.