Shakopee, Minnesota. January 10, 2016 – Warnert Racing has another strong showing at the legendary Canterbury Park, in Shakopee, Minnesota. Both days saw great crowds and plenty of enthusiasm. Off track Warnert Racing and its partners had a great presence engaging the crowd with interactive displays, and giveaways throughout the weekend. On track Elias Ishoel, had a weekend that was plagued by misfortune. Meanwhile John Stenberg put on a great show on his way to a season best.
Opening night kicked off with a bang. Upon returning from injury, Ishoel set the fastest lap in Pro-Lite practice marking his return. In qualifying the Norwegian lived up to his nickname “The Viking” as he won both of his heat races. Heading into the final he was number one qualifier, where he quickly made his way to the front. However while battling for the lead, Ishoel had a drive belt failure, ending his night.
In Pro Open qualifying John Stenberg started Friday night with a respectable fourth in the first heat. Stenberg then followed it up with a third in the second heat. In the final Stenberg got off to a mid pack start and was able to make up a couple of positions. Stenberg Ended the night with an eighth place.
Despite the frigid temperatures on Saturday night, the presence of a large crowd resonated through the monstrous facility. In Pro-Lite qualifying Elias Ishoel rode smart and consistent earning himself a pair of second place finishes. In the final Ishoel got off to a mid pack start, quickly working his way to the front. Unfortunately while battling for the lead, Ishoel came off of his sled, shuffling him back to a 15th place finish.
In the Pro Open qualifying John Stenberg came out strong with great starts in both heats, which allowed him to contend for the lead. Stenberg ended qualifying with two second place finishes, making him third qualifier for the final. The great starts continued in the final, as John was able to maintain pace and battle with the front-runners, earning a season best fifth place.
Leaving Canterbury Ishoel sits 10th in Pro-Lite points, while Stenberg climbs up the standings to 10th place in Pro Open points.
The team heads to Deadwood, South Dakota for rounds 6 & 7 of the ISOC series January 22nd -23rd at Days of ‘76 Rodeo Grounds.
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