Aki Pihlaja Wins Grand Finale To Secure Pro Lite Championship For Jimmy John’s Snocross Team

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Winnipeg, MB (March 20, 2017) – Aki Pihlaja wrapped up the ISOC Pro Lite Championship by virtue of his third place finish on Saturday, at the Nielsen Enterprises Grand Finale. That didn’t stop the rookie from Rovaniemi, Finland from putting a final stamp on the season as he swept the day on Sunday, aboard his Jimmy John’s Ski-Doo, to close out the 2016-17 national snocross campaign on top of the podium.

The storybook ending was not completely unexpected as Pihlaja has been at the head of the class since the second round of the series in December. A veteran of the top Scandinavian national tours, Pihlaja raced with both speed and maturity along the way, knowing when to hang it and when to play it safe.

A huge part of Aki’s success was mechanic Ossi Kiviniemi, who came to the Boss Racing team with Pihlaja. The rider of the number 128 finished every race this season with no DNFs. Kiviniemi was named Mechanic of the Year at the series banquet on Sunday night following the race.

Adam Renheim had one of his better performances of the season on Friday as the Pro Open class kicked off three straight days of racing. Renheim went 4-3 in qualifying and finished fourth in the class final. He would also score main event finishes of seventh and eighth to wrap up the season and was ninth overall in the premier division.

Both Pihlaja and Renheim are already back in their home countries, as they prepare for the Clash of Nations this weekend in Sweden, along with the final rounds in the European championships.

Boss Racing would like to thank all of our sponsors who contributed to this championship season, along with the fans who have followed along and supported us.


Pro Open                      Heat 1 Heat 2 Final   

Adam Renheim         4                    3                       4

Pro Lite    

Aki Pihlaja             2            1                       3



Pro Open                      Heat 1 Heat 2 Final    YTD   

Adam Renheim         6                      6                    7

Pro Lite 

Aki Pihlaja             1              1                    1                      1



Pro Open                      Heat 1 Heat 2 Final    YTD               

Adam Renheim         4                      4                     8                     9           



Episode #15    Nielsen Grand Finale  4/2/2017          11:00 AM

Episode #16    Nielsen Grand Finale  4/9/2017          10:00 AM

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