St. Cloud, MN November 28, 2011 – Warnert Racing kicked off the snocross season this past weekend at the 20th annual Duluth Nationals. With old friend Tomi Ahmasolo stopping by the trailer to show the guys how he used to do things. The team was pumped up and looking forward to some great racing action. They started the racing action on Friday night in the Amsoil Dominator Challenge, which all three Warnert Racing Pro drivers had qualified for. This event was the first of its kind and with being only two laps it didn’t give riders much time to show of their endurance. The guys rode great but had some unfortunate luck, which took them out of the chase for the $10,000 cash prize.
Day two brought some heavy rains in the morning causing an unpredictable track that made for some exciting races. Kaven Benoit #127 kicked off a successful day by putting his NSK Ski-doo on the podium in the Pro-lites division taking home 3rd place. The track offered a massive up hill triple, which brought a chance for our Pro Open riders to really show of their flight skills. The guys qualified well and put all three of their Ski-doo’s into the final. It was a hard battle from the start, with riders pushing the limits for that number 1 spot. Tim Tremblay #11 was able to finish off the night by putting his Foremost Insurance Ski-doo into 3rd place as the checkered flags waved. Showing just how much power and talent the Warnert Racing crew had for this season.
Sunday was the last and final day of the Duluth Nationals and brought better weather and an even faster track. Kaven Benoit #127 kicked off another great day by charging his way into the final through the LCQ. With a second row start Kaven pushed through the pack and charged into the 6th spot. The Pro Open guys rode with extreme confidence through qualifying and Justin Broberg was able to claim his spot in the number 1qualifying position, with Tim Tremblay not far behind in second. This gave the guys great starting positions and the inside line when the green light flashed! Justin got caught with another rider coming down the deadly back side of the track, which would end his hunt. Tim pulled a great hole-shot and with riders battling behind him he was able to start pulling away from the pack. Tim was dominating the field when a sudden sled malfunction would end his day. Emil Ohman on the #27 XPS Ski-doo was able the battle his way up the pack and finish in a well deserved 6th position.
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