Stud Boy Traction/Grand Rapids Truck Center (Ravenna, MI), Goodwin Performance (Zion, IL) and DOOTalk, LLC (Churchville, NY) are excited to announce the return of the Stud Boy Traction/Goodwin Performance/DOOTalk.com Race Team. The team returns another year wiser and with a slightly different line up of racers and crew.
Zach Pattyn #99 returns to lead the charge in the Pro classes in the ISOC National Series followed by his brother Nick Pattyn #198 in the Pro-Lite classes along with Garrett Goodwin on the #333 Stay Stong sled. New racers for this year are Brett Nastala #248 (Pro-Lite), Justin Sparpana #116 (Sport), Jake Pattyn #168 (Juniors) and Caydence Sparpana #116 (120’s).
Ron Pattyn (Stud Boy Traction), Greg Goodwin and Tom White will again function as crew chiefs and Danielle Pattyn also returns as head chef (thankfully!). Greg Weever, Todd Sparpana, Dale Nastala and Sara Good join the crew for the 2012/2013 season and will help complement the efforts of Jason Koskela (TEAM Industries), Dave Trygstad and our other sponsors to make our machines perform at their highest level. “Last year we made the podium in the Pro class and had some excellent rides in the Lites classes before injuries became a major factor. We plan to start the season ahead of where we left off last year and we are confident we will achieve more consistent podium finishes for 2012/13.” - commented Tom White.
“We feel very confident going into the 2012-13 race season with Zach and Nick back to top form. With the addition of Brett (2011 National Sport Series Champion) , Garrett who looks forward to his return to snocross, Justin, Jake and Caydence, we have a very talented and driven group of athletes that will make all of our sponsors and associates proud.” –said Greg Goodwin. He also noted that they will also support and work closely with Eddy Neubauer on the American Metalcraft Ski-Doo.
Additionally with the return of snocross to the Winter XGames and Zach making his seventh XGames appearance the upcoming season should be full of excitement for the racers and fans alike.
Another exciting development for the upcoming season is a new transporter provided by Grand Rapids Truck Center. “Todd Sparpana,(owner of Grand Rapids Truck Center) kicked in big time this year with a first class rig for us to race out of. We now have all the space we need to better compete at the highest level of snocross racing. We are very proud to have Grand Rapids Truck Center join forces with our team.” – said an excited Ron Pattyn.
DOOTalk.com's Member Sponsored Racing program is the first Forum Based racing program in the industry and has existed for the past eight seasons, where site members purchase 'laps' to support the race team. Stud Boy Traction has always been a family oriented grass roots racing team. With Stud Boy Traction, Goodwin Performance and DOOTalk.com joining forces for the 2012-2013 racing season, this grass roots racing team has the makings to shake things up at the top levels of ISOC racing.
The Stud Boy Traction/Goodwin Performance/DOOTalk.com Race Team is sponsored by: Ski- Doo, Nelson's Speed Shop, Goodwin Performance, Stud Boy, Fox Shox, C&A Pro, Trygstad Motorsports, Team Industries, Rox SpeedFX, SSI Decals, Fly, Scott, SledBrite, HCP Designs, TekRider, Dragon Race Fuels, DP Brakes, Ipone, Camoplast, XPS, Grand Rapids Truck Center, and the members of DOOTalk.com.