Shakopee, Minnesota (March 12, 2012)-Hentges Racing continues with the common theme of success. The team has proven it again this past weekend at the ISOC Amsoil Championship Snocross Series Elk River Extreme Motor Park (ERX) National in Elk River, Minnesota. A record number of fans surrounded every side of the venue to watch the Snocross action.
The convenient Twin Cities location and perfect Snocross racing weather brought in hundreds of race fans and cleared initial expectations for the event turn-out. Beautiful weather lasted all weekend with temperatures in the 50s and 60s.
ERX could very well be the track of the year. It was easy to see from every side, technical yet the riders were able to catch big air and battle constantly. Average lap times were around 50 seconds, longer lap times than the previous national racetrack.
Current Pro Lite point leader, Kody Kamm experienced uncommon mistakes Friday. Known to be unbeatable, Kamm fired back and put a punishment on the rest of the competition taking every win and the top spot on the podium Saturday night.
“I just kept making mistakes,” said Kamm after his performance on Friday. With a bad night over and another chance, Kamm said he would stick with what he knows best and that is winning. Nothing will slow this kid down.
TJ Gulla sat out this weekend with injuries in preparation for his final career race. Gulla plans to give it his all and race one last time at the Grand Finale in Lake Geneva this coming weekend.
It has been a long time in the waiting for Polaris Pro, Brett Bender to finally find his place on the podium. Perseverance paid off with his third place finish. “I led the first couple laps and was just trying to get my doubles down good,” said Bender about his performance. With Kamm failing to finish on the box, teammate Bender stepped up to deliver for the sponsors. Strong emotions came from the men behind the scenes of this race team and teammates’ proving that teamwork never fails.
Bender was ready to do it again on Saturday but it did not go as planned. A few seconds after he pulled the holeshot he was hit from behind and pushed off the track. He had strong qualifying finishes all day with a 3rd and a 2nd and once again proved that he can run in the front. Regarding a disappointing start to the end of the weekend, he said “After that I just set my head down and went forward”.
Hot off his first podium of the season and still in the top 10 for year-end points, Bender is focused on finding another one before the season is over.
“I am pumped on the next race. It’s always fun,” said Bender looking forward to the end of the season.
Videos added on Hentges Racing Channel
Each race day The Hentges Racing team now has a TV channel on You Tube where fans and sponsors can watch exclusive pit interviews and racing action. There are past and current videos.
Hentges Racing YouTube Channel