Press Release –
The bright sun and mild temperatures brought out a full crowd of spectators for the second round of the Amsoil Kawartha Cup held last weekend in Peterborough, Ontario.
After a weekend off from racing, competitors were ready to hit the track with a handful of Pro racers within reach of the prestigious Kawartha Cup.
In the Pro Stock class it was #73 Lee Butler (Royal Distributing Polaris) who took the lead from the start followed by #115 David Joanis (Royal Distributing Polaris) with #999 Michael VanDolder (Dayco Ski-Doo) and #202 Joey Sagan side-by-side in third position.
Sagan quickly made the pass on VanDolder taking over third and holding on for the remainder of the race putting himself on the podium along with Joanis in second and Butler taking the win.
The Pro Open race played out quite similar to the Stock with Butler grabbing the win ahead of team-mate #115 David Joanis followed by #202 Joey Sagan, giving Team Royal Distributing full domination on the podium. Butler’s win, combined with his fourth place finish from Round #1 in Lindsay, gave him the points needed to narrowly edge out VanDolder for the 2009 Amsoil Kawartha Cup.
One of best races of the day was in the Pro Women class. Current points leader, #55 Angela Vacchino (Shorline Racing Arctic Cat), got off to a bad start coming out of corner number one at the back of the pack with her work cut out for her. #989 Wakenda Peters (Peters Motorsports Arctic Cat) took the lead with #111s Stacey Orr (Rosko Ski-Doo) following closely behind.
Vacchino worked her way through the rest of the field in a matter of laps, taking over the lead and leaving Peters and Orr to battle for second while #33 Danielle VanDolder (Dayco Ski-Doo) moved up quickly in fourth. After some contact in the corners, Orr came out ahead finishing the race in second place behind Vacchino.
VanDolder put herself on the podium with a last minute pass for third. Semi-Pro action was heated as usual as tight battles took place in the top 5 in both the Stock and Open classes.
Making their first appearances on the podium for 2009, #219 Jamie Byers (Byers Equipment Polaris) held on for second place in the Semi-Pro Stock race ahead of #217 Sean Macaulay (Rosko Ski-Doo) who took third position.
No stranger to the top, #87 Dustin Vandrie (Monster Arctic Cat) grabbed the win. The Open race finished off with the familiar trio of #173 Corey Watkinson (Shorline Racing Arctic Cat) in first, #87 Dustin Vandrie in second, and #333 Jeremy VanDolder (Dayco Ski-Doo) rounding out the top three.
Semi-Pro and Pro racers joined forces to support injured racer and friend, Blair Morgan, in the Blair Morgan Rehabilitation Fundraising Race. #166 Spencer Moncrief (Shorline Racing Arctic Cat) took the win ahead of #98 Michael Island (Rosko Ski-Doo). #23 Jonathon Sloot (Kodiak Ski-Doo) rounded out the top three in third position.
Semi-Pro and Pro racers are off to Valcourt, Quebec this weekend for the Grand Prix Ski-Doo de Valcourt. The best racers in North America will battle in the hometown of Bombardier to mark the 50th Anniversary of Ski-Doo snowmobiles. Regular racing will resume February 27th – March 1st in Kirkland Lake, Ontario kicking off with Friday night racing under the lights.