Zimmerman, Minn. December 14, 2015 – Trevor Leighton made big strides in his second weekend as a Pro Open rookie, qualifying for both main events during rounds three and four of the AMSOIL Championship Snocross series at Buffalo River Race Park outside of Fargo, North Dakota.
Weather was a critical factor during the event with warm temps and a slushy track that consisted 100% of rapidly deteriorating man-made snow. Leighton qualified 2-7 advancing to the front row of the final by way of winning the last chance qualifier. Working from the dreaded outside starting position he battled through traffic to finish eighth.
On Saturday, Leighton had strong qualifying finishes of 3-3, going straight to the final where he nailed the start and lead the field through the first turn. Unfortunately, Leighton and Cody Thomsen tangled as they landed into the second left-hander and he was pitched from his sled, before remounting to finish 13th.
Corin Todd could not buy a break on Friday, when he was fast all day but constantly caught up in other’s misfortunes. Todd had to start in the back row of the final after qualifying 8-6 and moving through the LCQ. He finished the main event in 14th.
Saturday was a different story as Todd was the top qualifier on an ever-narrowing track, finishing 2-1 and “earning” a outside pick on the starting line by way of the new main event inversion implemented this season. Once again Todd battled through traffic and extremely limited visibility, finishing 11th in the final.
The crew will spend the next several days cleaning mud from every inch of our equipment before reloading and taking an extended holiday break until the series resumes on January 8-9 at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minnesota.
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