Valcourt, Quebec – BRP’s Ski-Doo X Team racers came into the New York ISOC Sno-cross Championship race with a vengeance and made their intentions clear by leaving with the points lead and 5 out of six podium positions in the Pro class.
Warnert Racing’s Tim Tremblay and Scheuring Speed Sport’s Robbie Malinoski had great weekends and made significant moves in the points battle as Tremblay took over first place and the coveted red number plate, while Malinoski moved up to third, only six points out of second and eight points out of first.
Malinoski led a Ski-Doo podium sweep on Friday night by passing early race leader Zach Pattyn on his Stud Boy/DOOTalk sponsored Ski-Doo before the halfway point and then fought off a charging Tremblay who worked his way from fifth up to second. Pattyn held on to third with a solid effort for his best finish of the year to complete the sweep.
Saturday proved a little more challenging as Malinoski had to work more traffic to earn a second spot on the podium, but the most impressive race of the night - and the year - was Tremblay’s charge after a first turn pile up. After recovering from the melee Tremblay found himself in 14th place with a bent up race sled. But he put his head down and started charging with a take no prisoners approach that brought him into the top 5 with a only few laps left, then reached a little deeper to grab the last podium position right before the white flag flew. Tremblay’s perseverance paid off as he remains atop the points battle heading into the Fargo, North Dakota rounds.