Friday and Saturday’s (Jan. 6-7) AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series event – The Traxxas National, presented by Jimmy John’s – expected to draw thousands!
For more information contact:
Pat Schutte, PR Director, ISOC Racing
(734) 369-2170; pat@ISOCRacing.com
Minneapolis – Jan. 5, 2012 – With two wins in the first four rounds Polaris’ Ross Martin brings the overall Pro Open points lead into this weekend’s AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series rounds at Canterbury Park (Minn.) Raceway – the Traxxas National, presented by Jimmy John’s, representing rounds five and six of the 2011-’12 ACSS.
After establishing himself as the racer-to-beat by winning back-to-back races at Duluth (Minn.) and Bessemer (Mich.), Martin holds a 13-point lead (168-155) heading into Canterbury over Arctic Cat’s Tucker Hibbert, with Ski-Doo backed racers Tim Tremblay and Robbie Malinoski close behind at 139 and 138 points, respectively.
Hibbert, however, put the hammer down at Bessemer and might have the most momentum heading into Canterbury. Chasing and eventually breaking his sled while passing Martin for the lead at round three at Blackjack Ski Resort, Hibbert rebounded in a big way and put up the season’s most convincing win yet on Sunday at Blackjack.
In addition, fans will be pumped to see Minnesota’s Levi LaVallee (Polaris) competing at Canterbury. Fresh off his record-setting New Year’s Eve 412-foot snowmobile jump on ESPN, LaVallee, though out of the Pro Open class’ top ten in points, has been instrumental in helping promote the Canterbury round with the Twin Cities’ media.
In Pro Lite racing Sweden’s Petter Narsa (Ski-Doo) got off to the best start, leading Polaris racer Kody Kamm by 11 points, 152-141, after two rounds (four races). However, Narsa’s said to be headed back to Europe to race, to which Kamm should inherit the Pro Lite points lead after the opening round at Canterbury on Friday. Others nearby in the chase include Andrew Lieders (Polaris) at 133 points and Derek Ellis (Ski-Doo) at 131 points.
Not only does ACSS racing at Canterbury Park showcase the best pro racers, fans will also get to see the top amateur kids and women racers – many of whom are from Minnesota. Watch two full days of great racing in front of Canterbury’s comfortable indoor stadium seating setting, featuring all of the amenities associated with a professional racing circuit – right in the middle of the Minnesota winter!
In addition to the great racing Canterbury will host a number of the industry’s top freestyle snowmobilers, jumping and performing tricks – including an awe-inspiring back flip on a snowmobile – during the evening racing show. ISOC Freestyle, fueled by Monster Energy.
Who: World’s top snowmobile racers, including Minnesota’s Tucker Hibbert & Levi LaVallee
What: The Traxxas National, presented by Jimmy John’s … rounds 5 & 6 of the 2011-’12 ISOC AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series
When: Jan. 6-7
Times: Friday – Gates open at 1:30 p.m., Pro Racing at 6 p.m.; Saturday – Gates open at 8 a.m., Pro Racing at 6 p.m.
Where: Canterbury Park Racetrack and Card Casino
Tickets: Adults start at $15 and kids five and under are free. Tickets are available at the gate and online at www.canterburypark.com and snocross.com
Photo credit: Gary Walton
About ISOC Racing
The International Series of Champions (ISOC) is the premier snowmobile race sanctioning organization in North America and sanctions the national AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series, in addition to affiliating with nine regional circuits. Visit snocross.com for more information, fan and racer memberships, schedule details and more.