Aurora, MN (December 10, 2012) Robbie Malinoski jumped to an early lead in Friday’s Pro Open main event at the Blackjack National and looked as if he may start the season with three straight wins. Malinoski would eventually finish second well ahead of the pack and still at the top of the points chart. On Saturday, Malinoski battled with teammates Darrin Mees and Tim Tremblay for much of the race, resulting in a fifth place finish that, combined with two heat race wins, allowed him to leave Bessemer, Michigan with a 10 point advantage in the standings.
For Darrin Mees it was another weekend of proving that he truly is the rising young star of the AMSOIL Championship Snocross tour. Mees finished third on Friday backing up his podium run from the previous round in Duluth. The 2012 Rookie of the Year was also in podium contention on Saturday before giving up the spot to teammate Tremblay in the closing laps and garnering a fourth overall.
Tremblay turned in his own remarkable performances on both nights of the weekend. After getting cart-wheeled at the start of Friday’s main event, the defending Pro Open champion remounted, caught the tail of the field and then sliced his way back to a fourth place finish. On Saturday, Tremblay shadowed his teammates at the front of the field before closing the gap and moving from fifth to the final step on the podium in third.
All three riders have their Ski-Doo snowmobiles positioned in the top five in the standings as we enter the holiday break and continue testing into the heart of the season.
Up next is the Traxxas Canterbury Park National in Shakopee, MN on January 4-5.
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Saturday Results Heats Final
Robbie Malinoski 3-1 2
Darrin Mees 2-4 3
Tim Tremblay 3-1 4
Tim Tremblay 2-2 3
Darrin Mees 2-3 4
Robbie Malinoski 1-1 5
YTD Standing: Robbie Malinoski 1st, Tim Tremblay 3rd, Darrin Mees 5th