SLEEPY EYE, MN – After competing independently for the first two races of the ISOC National season, the former factory Arctic Cat racer will bring
his wealth of knowledge and expertise to Haala Racing for the remainder of the 2016 season.
At only 24 years old, the Nisswa, MN native has accumulated an impressive racing resume which include being a three-time Pro Lite Champion,
three-time athlete in the ESPN Winter X Games, and a top-five finisher in the 2014 Pro Open point standings.
“Im really excited to be part of Haala Racing,” said Thomsen. “I feel the best I have in years so am pretty optimistic I can return to competing for podiums. Matt (Pichner) and I battled against each other in the Pro Lite division and it will be nice having him set up my Arctic Cat.”
In other team news, Jake Erickson (No. 140 Fly Racing Arctic Cat), who made his long anticipated return to Snocross racing at Duluth, is forced to sit out the next handful of races while recovering from knee surgery. Erickson had a reoccurring injury that plagued his knee every time he landed from a jump. This surgery is expected to correct it once and for all.
“We are really bummed to be losing Jake for most of the season,” said Team Owner Scott Haala. “He had a ton of speed practicing at the end of last year and we look forward to him taking the time to heal properly and returning. At the same time the team is really excited to bring Cody on. Having someone of Cody’s caliber will allow everyone to lean on for advice and push them to a new level. I also believe in his ability and he has proved he can get the job done with the right equipment.”
After a break for the Holidays, Rounds 5 and 6 of the ISOC National Tour will be this weekend, Jan. 8-9, at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, MN. Most races will be available online via Live Stream.
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