Elk River, Minnesota (January 20, 2014) – With a less than a week left until the impending green flag at Winter X Games in Aspen Colorado, Carlson Motorsports national Sport rider Ryan Springer stepped up to the Pro-Lite level and captured the win and World Championship title at the famed Eagle River Derby track.
While much of the Carlson Motorsports team was busy making final preparations for this weekend’s Winter X Games, where Andrew Carlson will compete for the first time, Ryan Springer was busy winning big hardware in Eagle River, Wisconsin. Fresh off a national Sport win at the Canterbury Park ISOC National a few weeks prior, Springer took his aggressive style and brimming confidence to what many consider the most highly regarded and famous snowmobile racing venue in the world, the Eagle River Derby Track, and nearly swept the pro ranks.
The tight confines of the Derby snocross track, found nestled on the infield of the banked ice oval, is known for its punishing bumps and difficult to pass design. Springer however, used his take no prisoner style and determined driving style to win the Pro-Lite Shootout, grab another podium with a third in the Pro Open Shootout, and completed the day as Pro-Lite Champion. The victory should serve to further fuel Springer’s drive as he returns to national competition at the end of the month.
Meanwhile, Andrew Carlson and his core support crew were at western elevation this past weekend, pounding laps in preparation for Winter X Games. Andrew will test his skills against the world’s best riders under the sports biggest stage this weekend in snocross competition. Last year Winter X Games saw more than 38-million viewers tune, and nearly 120,000 were in attendance.
Key snowmobile event dates and times are as follows:
- Thursday, January 23, 9-11pm – Freestyle on ESPN
- Saturday, January 25, 4-6pm – Long Jump on ABC
- Sunday, January 26, 2-6pm – Snocross on ESPN
Also be sure to watch both days of the Canterbury Park ISOC National on CBS Sports Network:
- Sunday, January 26 @ 6:30pm central – Canterbury Park Friday on CBS Sports Network
- Sunday, February 2 @ 6:30pm central – Canterbury Park Saturday on CBS Sports Network
The AMSOIL Championship Snocross tour resumes January 31st in Deadwood, South Dakota. You can stay abreast of all the happenings at Carlson Motorsports through their website www.carlsonmotorsportsllc.com or following them on Facebook.