Once again, BOSS Racing’s Derek Ellis gave competitors a run for the money; taking another podium this weekend during the Vision Kia Eastern Nationals at the Finger Lakes Racetrack in Farmington, New York.
In day one of the highly competitive Semi-Pro Super Stock, Derek Ellis and Corey Watkinson had strong qualifying runs. Both advanced to the main, with Ellis holding 2nd place in the final until the last lap; winding up with a 3rd place overall for the day.
Saturday’s Round of Super Stock, saw Ellis to the Main, where he tangled in a sudden and volatile first turn pile-up; even by snocross standards. After extracting himself from the wreck, Ellis had a vast gap to recover; coming across the line well behind the lead pack.
BOSS Pro, #16 Brett Turcotte saw a similar fate in his Pro Stock Class. He pulled a hole-shot in the main, and up-ended his equipment in a dramatic wreck, winding up with a 10th overall there.
Saturday’s Pro Open class started on a positive note with Turcotte pulling first off the line in his round one qualifier.
A bump from behind launched Turcotte off-track dislodging a side panel and resulting in a DQ. Round 2 he was his usual self, finishing 2nd. The 1st round DQ forced a Last Chance run, where another wreck took him out of the running for the rest of the event.
Next -Up is the TRAXXAS Michigan National at the Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan. This is a single day event to be held on Saturday, February 12th.