By: AJ Lester
The 2006/07 CSRA Searchmont opener started the season off with great momentum. Almost 500 entries made the pits look full while the snow on the track was deeper than ever.
In Pro Open Mike Island rode his #98 Tim George tuned Polaris to victory showing that he still has what it takes to run up front with the top Canadian Pro drivers.
Following in hot pursuit was promising up and comer Peter Raymer riding his OTSFF sponsored Arctic Cat. Rounding out the top 3 was Joey Sagan aboard his Ski-Doo.
In the stock class it was Mike Vandolder bringing home the checkers on his Ski-Doo with Peter Raymer charging hard in Second.
Island was able to hold onto third place leaving both the Polaris and Arctic Cat trailers in good standing after the first National round.
Although spectator attendance was down, the event went smoothly. A bunch of Michigan riders coming to the Sault race for track time which made for great competition throughout all race classes.
AJ Lester is a full-time Editor and test rider for Supertrax International, North America’s #1 Snowmobile Enthusiast Publication. AJ began racing Sno-X when he was eleven. During his ten year career he amassed multiple National and Regional Championships, scoring a record 26 Semi-Pro National victories in the 2002/2003 season. AJ’s years of experience ensure his often humorous opinions on everything from racing rules to trail sled performance and handling tips are both credible and insightful.