Zimmerman, Minn. January 11, 2016 – Corin Todd worked from a back row starting position in Friday night’s Pro Open main event to claim a seventh place finish at round number five of the AMSOIL Championship Snocross tour in Shakopee, Minnesota.
The course layout at the Pirtek National is always a favorite among riders and spectators and this year’s version brought a unique twist that featured an elevated staring line. While the raised start presented a quick learning curve for competitors, it was a big hit with the record crowd that was on hand, despite the sub-zero temperatures that moved in on Saturday.
Todd improved his qualifying efforts on day two, moving straight to the front row of the final. A couple of mistakes ended a chance at a top five but Todd was able to hold on for a ninth place finish and improve one position in the season standings.
Trevor Leighton struggled to get comfortable on his machine throughout the weekend. Typically strong at the Canterbury Park venue, Leighton was making his first start here on an open mod sled where the balance between high horsepower and a technically difficult track can be a challenge for the most seasoned veteran.
Leighton did make the main event on Saturday where he finished 13th.
Next weekend is an off date on the ISOC schedule, however, the team will be in Eagle River, Wisconsin taking part in the snocross portion of the World Championship Snowmobile Derby. From there we head west to The Deadwood Shootout in the Black Hills of South Dakota before moving on to Aspen and the Winter X Games on January 28.
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CBS Sports Television Coverage
Episode #5 Pirtek National January, 16 2016 @ 10:00AM
Episode #6 Pirtek National January, 23 2016 @ 10:00AM