For Immediate Release
Contact Garry Querel 218-770-1295
Shakopee, MN 1.5.13 – Team Jimmy John’s traveled to Shakopee, Minnesota this weekend in the heart of snowmobile country to compete in Rounds 5 and 6 of the ACSS Series at famed horse racing facility; Canturbury Park. The Canterbury Nationals were presented by the team’s title sponsor, Jimmy John’s – energizing the BOSS crew to showcase its “freaky fast” athletes to the 10‘s of thousands of fanatics who braved nightime winter temps to cheer on the world’s best snocross athletes. Even Saturday’s historic NFL rivalry between the Minnesota Vikings and Wisconsin’s Green Bay Packers did nothing to deter fans who were crammed wall-to-wall in true standing room only fashion.
The race course was a short, tight course with deep holes-in full view of Canterbury’s luxury indoor facilities. CBS Sports trained their cameras on the course hoping for adrenaline raising action and the Canterbury track lived up to its legendary status as a nerve-wracking layout. The short unforgiving track magnified errors and forced riders to be at the top of their game- as numerous pile-ups and catapaulting crashes kept fans on the edge of their seats.
Friday Round 5– Watkinson (#173) kicked off Pro-Lite Friday Night with a 4 and 4 in his qualifying rounds. Teammate Alexandre had a tougher go of things with an 8 and 6 in his first heats and both Pro-Lite riders advanced to the main through the LCQ wrapping up their night with a 7th for Watkinson and 8th for Alexandre.
Petter Narsa (#271) began his Pro rounds with an 8th in Heat 1 and a 2nd in Heat 2. Petter moved into the final after a 3rd place finish in the LCQ. Things turned south quickly for Narsa as he became part of the turn one carnage. Snow dust filled the air and sleds were airborne as everyone held their breath to see who came out unscathed. Narsa’s sled was up-ended and he strugged to remount as riders attempted to extricate sleds from the heap. Narsa held a fast line, keeping pace with Kamm the rest of the race, but he could not recover the lost ground and ended the night with 12th place finish.
Saturday Round 6- Renaud rocked it through his heats- entering the main as the fastest qualifier of the night. Watkinson also improved with a 4th and a 2nd in qualifying. Renaud pulled hard at the start of the main and tangled with the tight pack in the first bottleneck. With the field running so close in speed, Renaud was unable to pass and finished 6th overall. Watkinson came in 12th.
Petter Narsa (#271) showed incredible power exploding off the line in his heat races, tangle ups ensued in heat 1, pushing him to 5th. Heat 2 brought him across the line in 2nd. Narsa entered the final event as the 6th fastest qualifier of the night. At the green he came out of the first bottleneck in 5th holding that position for most of the 25 laps despite constant pressure from behind. Things got dicey in the final laps and Narsa moved up to a 3rd place podium position in front of thousands of cheering fans.
“We really want to commend the ISOC organization for their world class event this weekend. This is one of the best events on the circuit and we are honored to showcase the freaky fast crew of Team Jimmy John’s here at our title sponsor’s event.”- said team owner, Garry Querel.
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