One of the great mysteries of snowmobile racing’s off-season has now officially been solved, as veteran Pro racer Lincoln Lemieux announced the formation of his own snocross racing team in conjunction with Jake daSilva/daSilva Motorsports.
The new, Ski-Doo-based One Three Motorsports team – not so coincidentally named after the No. 13 that Lemieux rocked while competing on the Pro circuit for Scheuring Speed Sports in recent years – will chase the Pro championship on the ISOC Amsoil Championship Snocross circuit this coming winter. The team has hired veteran crew chief Ryan Duncan to lead sled prep, and will be based in the winter out of Minnesota.
Lemieux has shown flashes of talent in recent years on the ISOC circuit and the ability to win finals. Staying healthy, though, has been a bigger challenge, as various injuries derailed his seasons. daSilva, meanwhile, is part owner of the daSilva Mototsports dealership in New Hampshire, which has a long history of involvement in straightline and snocross snowmobile racing.
The One Three team purchased some of the assets of Boss Racing, which was shut down over the summer. The level of support the team is receiving from Ski-Doo, at this point, is unclear – One Three is not listed an “X Team” on the Ski-Doo website, but then again the Ski-Doo site still lists Boss Racing as one of its teams.
Here’s the press release from Lemieux and One Three Racing.
One Three Motorsports Forms ISOC National Team; Signs Lincoln Lemieux
Current holder of the longest active winning streak in the ISOC Pro division, Lincoln Lemieux has signed a multi-year deal to race for the newly formed One Three Motorsports on the ISOC National Snocross Tour.
Although the team is new, the St. Johnsbury, Vermont, native will be on his familiar No. 13 Ski-Doo with assistance from longtime supporter Jake daSilva of daSilva Motorsports. Lemieux and daSilva are excited to take on the new role of team ownership.
“I am aware of the hard work and sacrifice it will take, but in my mind the upside is huge,” Lemieux said in a press release. “I have been around snocross since I was five years old and this is a way to ensure my involvement in the sport for many years to come. When we win races this year they will be the most satisfying of my career and one of the most rewarding things I have ever done.”
One Three Motorsports purchased assets from the former Boss Racing and will operate out of Princeton, Minnesota, during the winter months, with regular practice and testing at ERX Motor Park. Leading efforts on the mechanical side will be longtime Ski-Doo crew chief Ryan Duncan, who’s no stranger to building winning machines.
“Starting a race team has been something that Lincoln and I have talked about over the years, but the timing or circumstances were never really right,” said General Manager Jake daSilva. “Our plan is to focus on getting Lincoln on the podium as much as possible this winter before expanding our racer lineup and team for the 2023 season.”