In the northeast, the cross-country racing season is off and running with consecutive weekends of racing in Maine on the Rock Maple Racing circuit before the group turns its attend to events in New York, Vermont and New Hampshire in February.
Below is the race raps provided by the Rock Maple circuit.
Bell, Lessard Double Up In Maine For Rock Maple Racing Cross Country Series
Thompson Sweeps Semi Pro Classes at Rangeley’s Annual Snodeo
RANGELEY, Maine (Jan. 28, 2020) — Heath Bell and Remington Lessard didn’t let a little warmer-than-average weather slow their charge on Saturday, splitting the Pro finals in Rangeley as Rock Maple Racing (RMR) completed Round 2 of its six-race 2020 schedule at the famed Snodeo.
Bell (Bell Racing/Ski-Doo), of New Gloucester, Maine, notched his second straight Woody’s Pro Open win in Maine after winning the opening round in Sherman the previous week. Lessard crossed the stripe in second, while Casey Savage (Polaris) finished third to make it an all-Maine podium.
Lessard (Laflamme Racing/Ski-Doo), of Monmouth, bounced back to repeat his performance in Sherman with a victory in Owens Corning Pro Factory Stock action. Savage capped a great day with runner-up honors, while Luke Vaadi (Mannsville, N.Y./Polaris) filled out the podium with a fine run.
Dylan Thompson, of Lincoln, Maine, swept the Semi Pro finals on his No. 872 Ski-Doo. In the Caliber Improved final, Michael Savage (Sherman/Polaris) crossed the line in second, while Derek Dawson (Readfield) brought his Ski-Doo home in third. Quebec natives Martin Coutu (Ski-Doo) and Bruno Poirier finished second and third in the Ingles Performance Stock final, respectively.
Caleb Morris, of Turner, blasted to victory in the Grip-N-Rip Sport Open final on Saturday. Vermont’s Jake Barrows (Middlebury/Arctic Cat) finished second, while Ski-Doo rider Bailey Slocum (Pownal) filled out the podium in third. Joe Eggito won the Nitro Trailers Sport Stock final over Barrows and Slocum.
Other winners on Saturday in Rangeley include Michael Savage (Pro Am Plus 40, Masters); Jesse Mastine (SOO); Frederic Morin (Trail 800); Bill Calden (Trail 600); Martin Coutu (Plus 40); Casey Savage (Plus 30); Mandy Cole (Women); and Cameron Bell (Jr. 10-13).
Rock Maple Racing would like to thank the Rangeley Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce for including us in their prestigious Snodeo event again in 2020. It is easily our biggest crowd of the year thanks to the popularity of this Maine winter tradition. Sleds rule in Rangeley, Maine all winter long.
Round 3 is set for Sat., Feb. 8, in Lake Luzerne, N.Y., as part of the area’s annual February Winter Carnival. To learn more, go to https://www.visitlakegeorge.com/events/rock-maple-racing.
Rock Maple Racing would like to thank its many valued marketing partners, including Owens Corning; Ingles Performance, of Phoenix, NY; Woody’s Traction Products; Caliber Products, Inc.; Lucas Oil, Choko Design; Nitro Trailers; Ski-Doo/BRP Snowmobiles; Certainteed; Grip-N-Rip Racing Products; Precision Marine & Motorsports; KTM Exteriors & Recycling; New England Racing Fuel; Voss Signs; Philbrick Motorsports; Curve Industries; PowerMadd and SledFreak.com. Without their continued support, this venture would not be possible.