Malcolm Chartier Wins It All in the Pro Champ 440 Class
Perfect Weekend for Grand Prix of Valcourt Snocross Champion Danny Poirier
Valcourt, Québec – February 22, 2015 — Malcolm Charier of Fair Haven, Michigan was a repeat winner at the 2015 Grand Prix of Valcourt on Sunday, crossing the finish line ahead of Nick Van Strydonk of Tomahawk, Wisconsin. Chartier ran flawlessly all week-end long, winning Friday’s and Saturday’s Pro Champ 440 daily finals. Third on Sunday’s podium was Canadian Travis McDonald of Gonor, Manitoba. Former Grand Prix winner Dustin Wahl of Greenbush, Minnesota finished fourth ahead of Jason Lavallée of Drummondville, Québec.
In the Snocross Pro Open Class, Danny Poirier of Saint-Theodore d’Acton, Quebec also ran a perfect weekend winning on Sunday his fourth daily final in three days to engrave his name on the Grand Prix of Valcourt Snocross Trophy. After trying to win it for nearly 10 years, the defending East Coast Snocross Series Champion and current points leader finally put it all together in 2015. Ontario’s CSRA riders Iain Hayden of Holland Centre and Dylan Hall of Ayr respectively finished second and third.
Back on Circuit Yvon Duhamel oval track, Mike Hakey of Alstead, New Hampshire took the checkered flag in the Semi Pro Open final ahead of Jamie Bourgeois of Boonville, New York and Curtis Weatherdon of Barry’s Bay, Ontario. In the Pro Formula 500 class, 17-year old Steven Marquis edged Cole McMichael of Lefroy, Ontario. Adam MacDonnel of Owen Sound, Ontario finished third, followed by Mark Donohue of Holland Patent, New York. In the Junior 13 to 16 class, Dale Dingman of Burkes Falls, Ontario was a winner ahead of Danick Lambert of Sorel, Québec.
Cody Paollela of Walling Ford, Connecticut savored a win in the Pro Lite snocross final, crossing the finish line ahead of Lucas Dubois of Saint-Félicien, Quebec and Joe Bishop of Granville, New York. In the Sport Class, Vandeborne won ahead of a pair of Saint-Félicien riders, Samuel Caouette and Maxime Tremblay. Jennifer Paré of La Doré, Quebec took the win ahead of Nykea Williams of Lyndonville, Vermont. In the 16-17 Junior Class, Ryan Hunt of Toronto was a winner ahead of William St-Laurent of Saint-Bruno, Quebec.
The next edition of the Grand Prix Ski-Doo of Valcourt presented by Intact Insurance will be held the weekend of February 12-14, 2016. Visit the Grand Prix website for more information at: www.grandprixvalcourt.com
Third Snocross Win in Two Days for Danny Poirier; Two for Two Saturday for Malcolm Chartier in Pro Champ 440
Valcourt, Québec – February 21, 2015 — Malcolm Chartier of Fair Haven Michigan had another perfect day in the Pro Champ 440 class at the Grand Prix of Valcourt presented by Intact Insurance. In the final run on Saturday afternoon on the Yvon-Duhamel ice oval track, the American rider dominated the field and at the end of the 10-lap final, led the Wisconsin pair of Matt Schulz of Wausau and Nick Van Strydonk of Tomahawk.
With Friday’s Pro Champ 440 class race postponed to Saturday morning because of darkness, Chartier picked up where he left off last year scoring his third consecutive class win, and his seventh in nine starts over the last three years. Jordan Wahl of Greenbush, Minnesota, a rookie in Valcourt, finished second ahead of Drummondville, Quebec racer Jason Lavallée and Matt Schulz. Travis McDonald of Lockport, Manitoba rounded up the Top-5
In the Sport F-500 class final, Carl Grégoire of Saint-Isidore, Québec won ahead of Ontario racers Eddy Anderson and Dale Dingman. Mark Donohue earned the victory the Semi-Pro F-500 class race. The Holland Patent, New York resident crossed the finish line ahead of the Ontario pair of Cole McMichael of Lefroy, and Adam MacDonnell of Owen Sound.
Danny Poirier on a roll in the snocross Pro Open Class
Despite a heavy snowfall, defending East Coast Snocross champion Danny Poirier ran away with his third win in two days when he took the chequered flag in the Pro Open final ahead of CSRA defending champion Iain Hayden of Chatsworth, Ontario and Quebec’s SCMX Snocross Series rider Dex Savage of Chibougamau. Ontario CSRA’s representatives Dylan Hall of Ayr and Stale Eggen of Etobicoke rounded up the top 5.
Earlier in the afternoon, the ECS Connecticut pair of Wade Acker of Bristol and Cody Paollela of Walling Ford, finished one-two in the Pro Lite final ahead of a trio of Quebec riders Lucas Dubois, Jananthan Lebel and Nathaniel Bosum,