Progress And Prospects Both Good As Leighton Motorsports Begins Pro Open Campaign

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Zimmerman, Minn. November 30, 2015 –  Coming into the opening round of the 2015-16 AMSOIL Championship Snocross campaign there was a lot of excitement and speculation as Leighton Motorsports embarked on our first season as a Pro Open only team.

With one big weekend and two rounds of racing now in the books, a lot of questions have been answered. Corin Todd picked up were he left off in his rookie season last year, showing good speed throughout the weekend, earning a couple of top three qualifying finishes and racing inside the top 10 in both main events. Sunday was especially impressive when he charged from a back row starting spot in the 15 rider main event to finish sixth overall.

For Trevor Leighton, the challenge was overcoming the stress of lining up with the world’s fastest racers for the first time. Leighton admitted to riding “tight” all day Saturday but found new rhythm on Sunday qualifying straight into the final. Leighton grabbed a great start off the front row and raced in the fifth position for several laps before breaking a hand guard that hindered his ability to turn. Leighton stopped to make repairs to the guard but lost several positions and ultimately finished 14th.

Overall the team is happy with the performance of their new race sleds but still has a laundry list of items to address over the next two weeks as riders and mechanics prep for rounds three and four.

Up next is the Makita Snocross National from Fargo, North Dakota on December 11-12.

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CBS Sports Television Coverage

Episode #1   AMSOIL Duluth National  December 12, 2015 @ 10:00AM

Episode #2   AMSOIL Duluth National  December 12, 2015 @ 10:00AM

Live Streaming

Round 1                 Heat 1   Heat 2   Final
Corin Todd                   6            3                8
Trevor Leighton          8           6                –

Round 2                  Heat 1   Heat 2   Final           YTD
Corin Todd                   2              6          6                          9
Trevor Leighton         5               2        14                       16

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