Elk River, Minn. – BRP’s Ski-Doo X-Team riders posted another series of top finishes at the ISOC ERX National snocross this past March 9-10. X Team riders claimed 10 of 18 Pro podium spots including Pro Open, Pro Lite and Pro AM Plus 30 wins during Friday night’s racing. The track at ERX Motor Park was the longest and one of the roughest X-Team riders had seen to date on the National snocross tour and featured deep holes, tight turns and double- and triple-jumps.
X-Team rider Robbie Malinoski, of Scheuring Speed Sports, got a monster holeshot to start the Pro Open final on Friday night. Malinoski quickly put a gap between himself and the rest of the field and set a blistering race pace. Tim Tremblay came out of the start in fifth place on his Foremost Insurance/Warnert Racing MX ZX, but the points leader set to work making up ground on the riders in front of him and was also helped by a competitor’s sled breaking down. By the time the checkered flag flew Tremblay had slotted into second just behind Malinoski who led flag-to-flag, taking the win. Tremblay came back Saturday to take a third place podium spot.
Over the weekend Tremblay stretched his points lead in the Pro Open class and is 27-points clear of second place headed into the final two rounds of action set to take place March 16- 18 in Lake Geneva, Wis.
In Pro Lite racing, X-Team rider Travis Muller took his first class win on Friday night besting the highly-competitive field of riders during a hectic race that featured its share of position changes and crashes. Muller on his NSK/Warnert Racing sled put in a steady ride, steering clear of the on-track drama on his way to the win while podium regular Derek Ellis on his Jimmy John’s/BOSS racing MX ZX backed him up taking the third place spot. On Saturday Ellis returned to claim another third place podium finish. Ellis sits in second place in the Pro Lite points chase a comfortable 104-points clear of the third place rider and 39-points out of first place.
Ski-Doo X-Team riders took the first five spots in the highly-competitive Pro Am Plus 30 class with Josh Zelinski taking the win on Friday. Mike Schultz finished in second place; extending his points lead in the class.
Steffanie Lemieux-Bell, stood on the second step of the podium in the Pro AM Women class. Lemiueux-Bell posted a strong challenge for the win in the class but ran out of laps.
Ski-Doo riders dominated the Sport class on Friday with Eddie Neubauer, Riley McLelland and Kevin Wallenstein claiming the Top 3 spots in the final and Ski-Doo X-Team riders taking 6 of the Top 7 spots in the race. Daniel Dolecki represented Ski-Doo on the podium during Saturday’s racing claiming a second place finish in the class.