Aurora, Minn. (December 19, 2016) Tim Tremblay turned in two gritty, come-from-behind performances over the weekend to secure a pair of second place finishes as the AMSOIL Championship Snocross tour made it’s first-ever visit to Colorado.
Elevation and weather played a big role in the team’s preparation for the event with the race track being located at 8,500 feet in Winter Park. Heavy snow and wind on Friday and cold temps on Saturday added to an already demanding race track that was very fast and icy in spots.
Tremblay was consistent throughout qualifying on his AMSOIL/U.S. Air Force/Ford/Milwaukee Tools Ski-Doo, never finishing out of the top four. In Friday’s final he raced from a fourth place starting spot into the lead on lap five. He surrendered the spot on lap seven but maintained a solid hold on the position to the finish. “I started riding a little tight at the end,” said Tremblay. I had a big crash last week at the practice track and couldn’t ride for a week so maybe that was part of it.”
On Saturday, Tremblay was mired in heavy traffic off the start of the final and with limited visibility from snow dust, had to carefully work his way forward. A strong push in the closing laps propelled him into second place, where he was able to gain valuable points in the championship battle that has already developed early in the season.
Lincoln Lemieux backed up his fast start at the season opener in Minnesota with a pair of top 10 finishes. After racing to a seventh place in the final on Friday, Lemieux improved his qualifying performances on Saturday, along with his finish in the final where he placed sixth.
The trip to Colorado provided the team an opportunity to interact with a new group of students during our U.S. Air Force School visits. We were able to award two Race To The Future scholarships at Denver area schools.
The team will have a brief break for the holidays before the season gets back underway on January 6, at one of our premier events at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minnesota.
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CBS Sports Television Coverage
Episode #3 Colorado National 12/31/2016 10:00 AM
Episode #4 Colorado National 1/7/2017 10:00 AM
Live Streaming https://snocross.com/livestream
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Results Heats Final
Tim Tremblay 2-4 2
Lincoln Lemieux 4-6 7
Results Heats Final YTD
Tim Tremblay 1-3 2 2
Lincoln Lemieux 2-3 6 5