Finley, ND (February 6, 2017) – Evan Christian made a return to the Jr. 14-15 podium in Salamanca, New York, racing to a second place finish in the class final. The result has Christian third overall in the class championship, just five points out of second place and 18 points behind the leader, with three rounds remaining in the season.
Evan, who is one of the busiest riders on AMSOIL Championship Snocross weekends, also had a top five finish in the Jr. 16-17 class and a sixth place finish in the Sport Lite final on Saturday.
Sport racer Jay Lura had another solid weekend in New York, finishing fourth and sixth in his respective finals. Lura is currently sixth overall in the championship and locked in a heated battle for position, in which the fourth, fifth and sixth place racers are separated by less than 20 points. With the Sport class competing twice each weekend, Lura has six more points paying rounds to close the gap and move into the top five.
Pro Lite rider James Johnstad earned two top five finishes during qualifying on Friday and raced to a top 10 in the round 9 final. The Pro Lite field is far and away the most competitive on the national tour and James currently sits just outside the top 10.
The team is in the midst of a two week break in the schedule but will resume action on February 24, in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, as the tour begins a hectic run of three events in four weeks to wrap up the season.
RACE RESULTS – Round 9
Pro Lite Heat 1 Heat 2 Final
James Johnstad 4 5 10
Sport Heat 1 Heat 2 Final
Jay Lura 5 2 4
Jr. 14-15 Heat 1 Heat 2 Final YTD
Evan Christian 2 2 2 3
Jr. 16-17 Heat 1 Heat 2 Final YTD
Evan Christian 3 3 6 5
RACE RESULTS – Round 10
Pro Lite Heat 1 Heat 2 Final YTD
James Johnstad 6 5 DNQ 13
Sport Heat 1 Heat 2 Final YTD
Jay Lura 3 4 5 6
Sport Lite Heat 1 Heat 2 Final YTD
Evan Christian 4 3 6 n/a
Michigan National, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan – February 24-25, 2017
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