In one of the first big off-season moves in the snocross world, Trent Wittwer is switching classes, teams and brands as he jumps up to the Pro class for Polaris-based Judnick Motorsports for the 2019-20 season.
The 19-year-old Bemidji, Minnesota, native has been competing in snowmobile racing since age 4, and has won championships starting back on 120-class snowmobiles up through the Transition, Jr. Novice, Jr. and Sport classes. Most recently he won the Sport class championship in the 2017-18 season on the national ISOC Amsoil Championship Series and the bumped up to Pro-Lite last year, where won three finals and finished in the top five in points in a highly competitive class.
In joining the Judnick crew, he is added to one of the sport’s top teams that has previously won championships with Ross Martin behind the handlebars. The move does necessitate a change in brands, however — Wittwer’s career to this point has been dominated by black and green Arctic Cat sleds, but Judnick is a Polaris powerhouse. Last year, the Judnick effort was led by Corin Todd.
Also, his jump to the Pro class will help fill a field at the top of the sport that has gotten a bit thin in recent years. Below is the press release from Judnick Motorsports.
Trent Wittwer Signed To Pro Class For 2019-20
Rising Star To Contend For Top Rookie Honors
Duluth, MN (April 25, 2019) – Judnick Motorsports is pleased to announce we have signed rising star Trent Wittwer to a two-year contract to race the team’s Pro class entry. Wittwer is one of the most dedicated young riders on the AMSOIL Championship Snocross tour and has proven over the past two seasons that he has all the tools to be a Pro caliber racer for many years to come.
In 2018-19 Trent won three Pro Lite finals as a rookie and made his way to the podium six times. Wittwer finished fourth overall in the Lites class after battling for the top spot for much of the season. He was also the Sport class National Champion in 2017-18, when he raced to three wins and eight podiums.
Wittwer brings with him an aggressive riding style and deep desire to win. Something that has been missing from the team’s Pro entry since Ross Martin retired at the end of 2017.
Trent Wittwer Quotes
“I don’t think anybody expected me to move up to the Pro class, and the fact of me switching brands tops it off. I’m sure it’s going to shock a lot of people, but it was the right move for me and I couldn’t be more excited to work with such a great group of people who have the desire to win just like I do.
“I grew up watching Ross Martin have a lot of success with Polaris and the Judnick Motorsports team and the fact of me getting the opportunity to do the same gives me goose bumps. I didn’t take much time off from this past snocross season, as I’m doing everything I can to make sure I’m the most prepared for my Pro debut come Duluth.”
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