Shakopee, Minnesota (March 21, 2012)-Hentges Racing ended the 2011-2012 ISOC Amsoil Championship Snocross Series in a big way this past weekend with history in the making. The riders and team dominated races, point standings and said good-bye to long time Pro and three time champion TJ Gulla.
For the first time since sweeping both Pro championships in 2009, the team has won a championship. Kody Kamm cleaned house on the Pro Lite competition this year. He only missed the box a couple times. Seasoned Pro, Brett Bender finished 9th in the Pro Open championship. Hentges Racing’s own TJ Gulla retired this weekend riding through injuries. He won the Pro LCQ Sunday putting him into a tough Pro final where he rode his last Snocross race as a Pro.
The temperatures were in the 80s all weekend at the Nielsen Enterprises Grand Finale in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. It was amazing that the ISOC Amsoil Championship Snocross Series was able to put on a snowmobile race of this caliber. Needless to say, it was far from a typical weekend of snowmobile racing and everyone enjoyed the weather.
Big things are in the making for the kid that doesn’t seem to slow down. Kamm came into the weekend simply hoping there was a track to ride on and it was an awesome track. On Saturday Kamm won both the qualifying heats and the final. “I see there is nobody there and I just keep going fast,” said Kamm about the competition and his race strategy. His Pro debut on Sunday was a little tougher. “Every lap I was waiting and waiting for the checkered flag. It was definitely a long race” said Kamm about his lead and win in the Pro final. The Hentges Racing team is proud to have him.
Brett Bender had a rough weekend. Saturday he ran into trouble with the competition during qualifying when Malinowski landed on the back of his sled, followed by a few other big off’s. Then the pain continued to follow on Sunday when Bender crashed out in finals. “In the finals I got piled in and rolled over,” said Bender. The track was rough, the roost was brutal and the competition was fighting for everything and anything. It was a disappointing way for him to end the season, but he “is ready for next year”. TJ Gulla had a long and successful, 15 year career with most of those years a part of Hentges Racing. It was a long time-coming decision to finally retire. “The most exciting part of this weekend was to see Kody win the final,” said Gulla.
Next season is going to be an exciting one! We will keep you all posted on what is going on this summer with the team, upcoming news and information about next season on the team Facebook page. We look forward to our fans interacting with us all year. Just because the snow isn’t falling doesn’t mean you can’t continue to follow us!
Videos added on Hentges Racing Channel
The exclusive pit report videos from the Lake Geneva Grand Finale have been uploaded on the Hentges Racing YouTube TV channel. Each race day throughout the season the riders chat with the team’s very own pit reporter about what happened throughout the day along with on track footage. All the videos this season can be viewed on Youtube as well as Facebook.
Hentges Racing YouTube Channel
Nickname for Kody Kamm
The 2011-2012 Snocross season has finished and no nickname has been decided for Pro Lite champion Kody Kamm. The contest on Facebook will continue until a winner is picked. The winner will receive a $100 FXR credit if Kamm picks you as the winner. Post your nicknames on the Hentges Racing Facebook page and tell him what you think it should be! Here is the link to our Facebook Fan page:
Hentges Racing Lives Snowmobile Dream
A huge thank you to all of our incredible partners who made the 2011-2012 season possible.
Polaris, Pirtek, FXR, Woody’s, Fox Shox, Jack Link’s, Ergodyne, Starting Line Products, S.M. Hentges & Sons Inc., C & A Pro Skis, Torco Oil, Rox, Camoplast, V Force Reeds, DP Brakes, Wells Fargo Insurance, Apple Ford, Renton Coil Spring, Royal Enterprises, Holz Racing Products, 139 Designs, NGK, Wayne Davis Photography, TekVest, Stomp, Mobile Radio, Team Industries, Fly Racing, Spy Optic, Super Torquer, Ice Age Manufacturing, Nitro Manufacturing, Wigwam Socks
AND THE FANS THAT KEEP US RACING AND SUPPORTING OUR SPONSORS!
About Hentges Racing
Hentges Racing is the premier factory Polaris Snocross race team that competes in the ISOC Amsoil Championship Snocross Series. Hentges Racing is built on dedication, determination and professionalism. We are a proven race team. We field a three rider team of Pro and Pro Lite drivers.
Brett Bender is the 2009-2010 AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series Rookie of the Year. He has 3 national Pro wins. TJ Gulla is considered by many to be one of the top Snocross racers of all time having won three ACSS overall championships and two Winter X games medals, including a Hillcross gold in 2003 and Snocross bronze in 2001. Kody Kamm is 2011-2012 Pro Lite champion. Kamm is the only rider to win a Pro Lite champion and his Pro debut final race all in the same weekend.