Silverton, Colorado – March 30, 2009 –
As the spring riding season settles into the Rocky’s, XMR hosted the final race of the season at 10,500 feet, almost two miles above sea level in Silverton, Colorado – this is the essence of Xtreme Mountain Racing – sled tuning was never more important, athlete endurance wasn’t tested like this all season, and the season championships were on the line! The long track sat high in San Juans and featured a big up-hill step-up/step-down to a 90-foot triple and a huge finish line double – the racing was fast and the track made for some carnage that was definitely exciting for spectators!
The Stoffles, Michael and Teresa, really made XMR shine this season, and so it was only fitting that they showed the riders the way around the track during the opening ceremonies under the Silverton sun. It wasn’t long after that the racing began, and XMR’s top riders finalized their positions for the season. Logan Montgomery had built up a strong lead in the 120 classes, and won the last race of his season and the season championship in the Stock and Modified classes. Kyler Green did the same in the 120 Super Sunday class. His Brother Jarrat sealed the deal in the Junior 7-10 Class, as did AJ Stoffle in the Junior 10-13 class and the 10-13 Challenge. Wesely Chapman won the Junior 14-15 race, but Dillon Thomas ran consistently all season and took the championship! Thomas won the 14-17 Challenge race, but Dillon Moss took the class honors for the season in addition to the Junior 16-17 crown!
The adult classes saw some great racing as well as the seasons battles were settled in these last few contests. In Sport class Shad Peterson took the win and the championship in Sport Stock I while Mike DePalma took the title in Sport Stock II. Michelle Stoffle held the Stoffle name high with a win and the season honors in Sport Women. Eric Potter, the old iron man, won the Masters race and the season championship. He was beat out by Shane Lloyd in the Semi-Pro race, but with his consistency all season took the XMR Semi-Pro champ title as well.
These last races were some of the best of the season – the track was imposing and the riders brought their A-games and were ready for this final event, and a great event it was. XMR is proud of all the teams and riders that participated this year, and all those that volunteered time and money to help this season. XMR is already planning for next season, and always looking for input to advance the snowmobile sports we all love in the western states. Questions or comments are always appreciated, so visit www.xmrracing.com to contact XMR and see final race results and point standings. Enjoy the spring riding, and visit us on the track next year!