Posted on behalf of Team Elite Motorsports:
After 2 seasons of second place finishes Team Elite Motorsports wins it all!
Team drivers Pete Edwards and Owner/ Driver Jack Gligora have just wrapped up a dream season on the asphalt with the 2005 Ski Doo Factory Mod sled!
MAY 2008 – Team Elite started the asphalt drag racing season in second place for the first few weeks of the season. That was all that was needed for the team to gel and get focused on the end goal – the CHAMPIONSHIP! The team remained in FIRST place for the remainder of the season.
JULY 2008 – The team won the IHRA/ NYIRP Mid Season Championship for the second time in 3 years. Also in July, the team traveled to ESTA Safety Park in Cicero, NY and went rounds at the National Pro Sled Shootout. The team also went rounds at the ELITE MOTORSPORTS sponsored Bike and Sled Shootout at NYIRP.
The team, for the 3rd time in three seasons of asphalt racing, qualified for the IHRA SUMMIT Racing Worlds Bracket Team Finals that took place in Pittsburgh, PA. Team driver, Pete Edwards, had some impressive reaction times all weekend and managed to win the first round of competition.
Besides traveling to National races throughout the summer, the team has made appearances at snowmobile shows and events in the New York State. These appearances helped promote our sponsors businesses since our race sleds and trailers have been seen by thousands of potential new customers.
The asphalt drag racing season has just ended after 5 months of traveling and racing. We are very happy to announce that we have won the IHRA/NYIRP Bike and Sled class Championship! The good news does not end there! The track class winners faced off to determine who would be the track overall Champion. We raced a 8-second dragster, a Pro car and in the end TEAM ELITE MOTORSPORTS was crowned the 2008 GRAND CHAMPION!!! A feat that has never been accomplished by a snowmobile!!
We could not have achieved these Championships this season without the support of our many sponsors. SPECTRO OILS, KLIM, ANTINORA INSURANCE, DOOTALK.COM, ELITE SHOW SERVICES, ELITE MOTORSPORTS, DYNO TECH RESEARCH, ULTIMATE SPORTS INC, RON RIGBY PHOTOGRAPHY, LAKVIEW DISTRIBUTING, DYNOPORT, COOPERS SALES and SERVICE, PETE¹S GARAGE, RNE WELDING, SLEDFREAK.COM, PINK RIBBON RIDERS.
Even though the asphalt season is over we are not done just yet! We will be seen at several local shows with our trailers and races sleds. We once again will be appearing at SNODEO in Old Forge, New York this December. Snodeo is the kick off of the snowmobiling season and this show draws a large crowd from all across the country and Canada. Besides the shows and appearances we plan on running a full schedule of grass and snow drags starting very soon!!
We are also looking forward to seeing Pete race a limited schedule on the RMR SNOCROSS circuit. I will be posting his schedule on our web site in the next few weeks.