Upon arrival at ERX Motorpark, the contrast was quite clear to the “Bristol of Snocross” at the previous rounds in
Deadwood. The wide and fast track was sure to produce some high quality racing, and it did not disappoint. The weekend started strong as both Jordan and Frank produced top times in their practice sessions. With a respectable start in his first qualifier, Jordan was singled out by the racing gods with an unlucky mechanical issue to nobody’s fault, sidelining Jordan for the rest of the heat. Francis lined up amongst his competitors for his first qualifier, and notched P5 to start the day.
The second round of qualifying went according to plan for the Five Eleven, gapping the field by nearly 7 seconds when the
checkered flag was thrown. Frank elbowed and edged in the first corners of his second heat to lock in a P3 result. The cool and collected crew prepared the sleds for the evening’s main events after Jordan made light work of his LCQ win, giving him first pick in the back row.
Undeterred by the cold and windy scene at ERX, the fans came out to see what would be a thrilling Pro Lite Final. From the back row, Lebel was quick on the throttle coming out of the first corner in P5. He put his head down and charged through the pack, getting within two tenths of the leader on the last lap of the Final. A tall task from the back row, but Lebel delivered with a respectable second place finish. The Speedwerx tuning had Frank’s Ski-Doo into the first corner quickly, only to have the rest of the field right on his bumper. After some jockeying in the opening laps, Francis assumed the 3rd position in the Pro Final to round out the evening.
Saturday presented itself with more favorable weather and a hearty crowd to match. Jordan set the tone for the day,
delivering a strong win in his opening qualifier. Frank battled it out with the defending series champ, taking the second spot in the first round heat. In Q2, Jordan participated in a five-way battle for the top spots and crossed the finish line in a close second. Jordan was later given the win due to the leader making an error, causing a correction in the scoring by the officials. Not to be left out, the two-twenty won his 2nd heat race, punching a holeshot and never looking back.
In the Pro Lite Final, Lightning Lebel was on a rail, assuming the lead by the second corner. No stranger to the top
of the box, Jordan once again stood tall with his eighth Pro Lite win of the season. The action continued in the Pro Final as Frank had his head up and elbows out in the opening corners. After a shuffling of the field, Pelltier worked from sixth to third, doubling down on the previous night’s results.
The team looks ahead to rounds 13 &14 at Lake Geneva with an opportunity to win $10,000 in Friday night’s Dominator!
Snocross – Elk River, MN – 2022 Results
2nd – Jordan Lebel (Pro-Lite Class) 3rd – Francis Pelletier (Pro Class)
1st – Jordan Lebel (Pro-Lite Class)
3rd – Francis Pelletier (Pro Class)
2021-2022 Team Sponsors
Makita Tools, Ski-Doo, Baja Jerky, FVP, GMC, On X Offroad, Drink Weird, XPS, Speedwerx USA, SSi Decals, KYB-Enzo,
CA Pro Skis, Stud Boy, Bell, Scott, ROX Speed FX, Mechanix Wear, Hayes, Crowell Machine, Quadna Mountain Park
About Warnert Racing
Hill City, Minnesota-based Warnert Racing is the premier team in professional snocross racing and one of the sport’s pioneering “superteams.” The team is modeled after the most successful auto racing operations, managing the day-to-day operations of two snocross racers, including sponsorship, transportation, marketing, sled set-up, driver development and technology development.