Polaris snocross racers dominated the Pro Lite class in ISOC National racing on Dec. 12-13 by finishing 1-2-3 in Friday’s final and earning five of the weekend’s six total podium spots.
Polaris Pro Open racers earned two of three podium positions in Saturday’s final, and four Polaris Pro Open racers are in the top 10 in points after the season’s first four rounds of racing. The racing took place at the Buffalo River Race Park in Glyndon, Minn., just outside of Fargo, ND.
After failing to reach the podium in Friday’s racing, Polaris racers ran up front in Saturday’s Pro Open final. Ross Martin (Judnick Motorsports) finished second and Kody Kamm (Hentges Racing) took third on Saturday as all five Polaris racers in the final finished in the top nine positions. Kamm, the top qualifier on the day, was credited with grabbing the holeshot.
“We had some tough luck the first weekend and yesterday we just weren’t doing it,” Martin said on Saturday after earning his first podium finish of the season. “Got things figured out and hopefully we can keep things rolling and get back up here.”
A competitor’s sled landed on Corin Todd (Leighton Motorsports) during heat racing, and while Todd did not advance to the final, his team reported after the event that he was fine physically.
Heading into the year-end break, four Polaris racers are in the top 10 in Pro Open points: Kyle Pallin (Team LaVallee) is second in points, Kody Kamm is seventh, Justin Broberg (Hentges Racing) is ninth, and Ross Martin is in 10th. Jake Scott (Team LaVallee) is 11th, Corin Todd (Leighton Motorsports) is 14th, and Andrew Lieders (Team LaVallee) is 15th.
Polaris racers earned five of the weekend’s six podium spots and filled the podium after a 1-2-3 finish in Friday’s final. James Johnstad (Judnick Motorsports) won on Friday while Trevor Leighton (Leighton Motorsports) took second, and Travis Muller (Cottew Motorsports) finished third. Muller started strong by racing out to the holeshot with Leighton close behind. Johnstad, who is from nearby Beltrami, Minnesota, worked his way into the lead and earned the win.
“I was behind Trevor and Travis for quite a bit of the race, but kept seeing lines and kept pushing until I finally broke through,” Johnstad said. “Snow packed into my goggles so many times I couldn’t see. Just glad I was able to stay on my sled and win here in front of the hometown fans.”
In Saturday’s Pro Lite final, Zak Mason (Leighton Motorsports) finished second and Johnstad took third as seven Polaris racers finished in the top nine spots. Jake Angove (Fort Fremont Racing) finished fourth, Muller was fifth, Trevor Leighton was seventh, Andrew Carlson (Carlson Motorsports) was eighth, and Ryan Springer (Carlson Motorsports), who started with the holeshot, finished ninth.