Zimmerman Minn. – March 6, 2016 – Corin Todd equalled his season best performance with a second place podium finish at round 13 of the AMSOIL Championship Snocross tour in Joliet, Illinois.
Todd slotted into the second position early in the race and maintained the spot until a late race battle with defending series champ Tucker Hibbert. Hibbert briefly took over second place on lap nine but Todd was able to capitalize on a mistake and regained the position with four laps to go and held on for the podium finish.
The result was especially gratifying for the team as Todd has shown great speed ever since his first podium in Deadwood, South Dakota in January, but has not quite been able to seal the deal. Additionally, this was the first race on a prototype sled which the team has been developing for next season.
On Saturday, Corin raced from the third position on the starting line into third place on the track and appeared to have a second straight podium in his sights when a freak incident took him out of the running. As the lead group was beginning the seventh lap of the final, Todd jumped into a corner where his left ski and spindle struck an exposed area of concrete on the Route 66 drag strip. The impact tumbled the sled and although Todd was able to get back on, there was too much damage to continue in a safe manner.
The team will take all of the positives from the weekend as we return to our Minnesota race shop and prepare to close the season in a strong fashion at the series finale in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin in two weeks.
CBS Sports Television Coverage
Episode #13 Route 66 National March 19, 2016 @ 10:00AM
Episode #14 Route 66 National March 20, 2016 @ 10:00AM
Heat 1 – 7
Heat 2 – 2
Final – 2
Heat 1 – 6
Heat 2 – 1
Final – 15
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