GLYNDON, Minn. (March 2, 2012) – Buffalo River Race Park’s (BRRP) sparkling new facility was packed to the windows with fans on Friday for the running of the BRRP Fargo National, round six of the eight-rough 2011-’12 AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series. And taking the main event wins were Ski-Doo’s Tim Tremblay in the premier Pro Open class, along with Polaris’ Kody Kamm in the support Pro Light division.
With the win, which came after Polaris’ Ross Martin was black flagged by ISOC officials for aggressive riding – and docked five spots during the race – Tremblay took over the overall Pro Open points lead, which Martin had tied before the main with two heat race victories. Tremblay now leads by nine points, 883 to 872.
AMSOIL Pro Open Friday Final
A wild Friday night of Pro Open racing at the new Buffalo River Race Park was highlighted by a flawless performance by overall Pro Open points leader Tim Tremblay (Ski-Doo), who walked away with the overall win over first-time 2011-12 podium finisher Emil Ohman (Ski-Doo) in 2nd and defending Pro Open class champion Tucker Hibbert (Arctic Cat) in 3rd.
With Arctic Cat’s Cody Thompsen pulling his second-straight Stud Boy Holeshot, teammate Kyle Pallin quickly moved into second, before Mike Bauer (Polaris) hopped into the second spot. Things would soon get a bit hectic as, according to ISOC race officials, Polaris’ Ross Martin parked Pallin in a corner and was quickly black flagged. Martin, unaware of the (rolled) black flag, possibly due in part to the snowy conditions, took a couple laps before he backed his sled down – dropping five positions.
Tremblay would stay on the gas the whole time and put upwards of 11 seconds on Thompsen and a charging Robbie Malinoski (Ski-Doo). On lap seven Thompsen wiped out in the rhythm section, giving Malinoski 2nd place. Around this time Hibbert would suffer some sort of mechanical issue, which he later explained on the podium was his kill cord getting pulled out on the far back corner on the half-mile track.
On lap 11 Ohman would move into second place when Malinoski appeared to suffer some sort of mechanical issue. At the same time Hibbert appeared back in the top five, from as far back as 11th, and was picking off riders left and right. Tremblay cruised through the checkers, taking with him the red No. 1 plate into Saturday night’s race at BRRP. Ohman would hold off Hibbert for 2nd.
Said Tremblay: “Tonight was really good for me in the final. I found some new lines in the parade lap that worked well for me in the race. There was a lot of new guys up front [Thompsen, Pallin and Bauer], which makes for some good racing for the fans. So I pretty much want to come into Saturday and charge real fast, hope to keep the No. 1 red plate right through the end.”
Added Ohman: “It’s been two rough seasons for me, so to get back up on the podium makes me so happy. I must really thank my team for everything tonight.”
Sledhead 24/7 Pro Light Friday Final
Rocketing his Polaris sled out to the Pro Light holeshot at BRRP was Kody Kamm. Following closely behind were Ski-Doo rider Derek Ellis and Polaris’ Jake Scott.
As the three broke away from the rest of the field, Kamm put about 1.5 seconds on Ellis at the halfway point of the ten-lap contest, while Ellis had about a two-second lead on Scott. As the final laps clicked off, Kamm made up some more time on Ellis in the middle section of the half mile course and Scott stayed well ahead of fourth place Travis Muller (Ski-Doo) and fifth place Corey Watkinson (Ski-Doo).
At the checkers it was Kamm, Ellis and Scott making up Friday’s Pro Light podium at BRRP.
Said Kamm: “I had an OK start, got into the lead on the first lap and stayed there.”
Added Ellis: “That was a good race. We really have to give it up to the guys at BRRP. They really pulled this place off.”
Fargo Snocross National Pro Open Saturday results
|1||Tim Tremblay||Warnert Racing||11||Ski-Doo||Ste Jeanne D’Arc, Quebec|
|2||Emil Ohman||Warnert Racing||27||Ski-Doo||Pitea, Norrbotten|
|3||Tucker Hibbert||Monster Energy/Arctic Cat||68||Arctic Cat||Pelican Rapids, MN|
|4||Darrin Mees||Scheuring Speedsports||170||Ski-Doo||Long Island, NY|
|5||Ross Martin||Judnick Motorsports||837||Polaris||Burlington, WI|
|6||Garth Kaufman||Christian Brothers Racing||48||Arctic Cat||Driggs, ID|
|7||Brett Bender||Hentges Racing||19||Polaris||Colden, NY|
|8||Cody Thomsen||Arctic Cat||62||Arctic Cat||Lake Shore, MN|
|9||Robbie Malinoski||Amsoil/Air Force/Makita||4||Ski-Doo||Lino Lakes, MN|
|10||Mike Bauer||Judnick Motorsports||717||Polaris||Owen, WI|
|11||Bobby LePage||Team LaVallee||244||Polaris||Duluth, MN|
|12||Johan Lidman||Carlson Motorsports||52||Polaris||Pitea, Sweden|
|13||Dan Ebert||Arctic Cat||60||Arctic Cat||Lake Shore, MN|
|14||Kyle Pallin||Arctic Cat||324||Arctic Cat||Ironwood, MI|
|15||Justin Broberg||Warnert Racing||168||Ski-Doo||Waukesha, WI|
Pro Open overall points (after 11 rounds)
|1||Tim Tremblay||382||Warnert Racing||11||Ski-Doo||Ste Jeanne D’Arc, Quebec|
|2||Ross Martin||373||Judnick Motorsports||837||Polaris||Burlington, WI|
|3||Robbie Malinoski||361||Amsoil/Air Force/Makita||4||Ski-Doo||Lino Lakes, MN|
|4||Darrin Mees||308||Scheuring Speedsports||170||Ski-Doo||Long Island, NY|
|5||Tucker Hibbert||297||Monster Energy/Arctic Cat||68||Arctic Cat||Pelican Rapids, MN|
|6||Justin Broberg||252||Warnert Racing||168||Ski-Doo||Waukesha, WI|
|7||Garth Kaufman||243||Christian Brothers Racing||48||Arctic Cat||Driggs, ID|
|8||Mathieu Morin||223||Team Jimmy John’s/ Ski-Doo/ BOSS Racing||14||Ski-Doo||Val Dor, Quebec|
|9||Zach Pattyn||215||Stud Boy Racing||99||Ski-Doo||Ravenna, MI|
|10||Johan Lidman||214||Carlson Motorsports||52||Polaris||Pitea, Sweden|
Fargo Snocross National Pro Light Saturday results
|1||Kody Kamm||Hentges Racing||553||Polaris||Kenosha, WI|
|2||Derek Ellis||Team Jimmy John’s/ Ski-Doo/ BOSS Racing||106||Ski-Doo||West Fargo, ND|
|3||Jake Scott||Team LaVallee||42||Polaris||Port Jefferson, NY|
|4||Travis Muller||Muller Motorsports||436||Ski-Doo||Windom, MN|
|5||Corey Watkinson||Team Jimmy John’s/ Ski-Doo/ BOSS Racing||173||Ski-Doo||Port Carling, Ontario|
|6||James Johnstad||Judnick Motorsports||154||Polaris||Beltrami, MN|
|7||Andrew Carlson||Carlson Motorsports||151||Polaris||Elk River, MN|
|8||Casey Boylan||Goodwin Performance, DOOtalk.com, STUD BOY Racing||630||Ski-Doo||Anchorage, AK|
|9||Brian Ludwig||BLR Motorsports||221||Polaris||Freedom, WI|
|10||Chase Rosemeyer||Team Bauerly Racing||675||Ski-Doo||Chippewa Falls, WI|
|11||Andrew Lieders||Lieders Racing||857||Polaris||Colby, WI|
|12||Colby Crapo||Leighton Motorsports||999||Polaris||St.Anthony, ID|
|13||John Stenberg||Team Bauerly Racing||259||Ski-Doo||Lofsdalen,|
|14||Joe Fallen||Fallen Racing||427||Polaris||White Bear Lake, MN|
|15||Brett Nastala||Redline Racing||248||Polaris||Milton, WI|
Pro Light overall results (after 11 rounds)
|1||Kody Kamm||387||Hentges Racing||553||Polaris||Kenosha, WI|
|2||Derek Ellis||358||Team Jimmy John’s/ Ski-Doo/ BOSS Racing||106||Ski-Doo||West Fargo, ND|
|3||James Johnstad||297||Judnick Motorsports||154||Polaris||Beltrami, MN|
|4||Andrew Lieders||274||Lieders Racing||857||Polaris||Colby, WI|
|5||Corey Watkinson||249||Team Jimmy John’s/ Ski-Doo/ BOSS Racing||173||Ski-Doo||Port Carling, Ontario|
|6||John Stenberg||249||Team Bauerly Racing||259||Ski-Doo||Lofsdalen,|
|7||Jake Scott||245||Team LaVallee||42||Polaris||Port Jefferson, NY|
|8||Travis Muller||236||Muller Motorsports||436||Ski-Doo||Windom, MN|
|9||Andrew Carlson||223||Carlson Motorsports||151||Polaris||Elk River, MN|
|10||Brett Nastala||213||Redline Racing||248||Polaris||Milton, WI|