Press Release –
TJ Gulla (No. 44 Pirtek/Polaris) fought through fatigue, sore muscles and blisters on his hands to win Sunday’s Pro Stock final at the WPSA PowerSports Snowmobile Tour Eagle River Snocross National at the AMSOIL Eagle River Derby Track.
In the process, Gulla, from South Hero, Vt., took a nine-point lead in the Pro Stock point standings.
Gulla, who earned the top qualifying spot dominated the race, beating Mike Schultz (No. 5 Avalanche Racing/Polaris) finished second and sits in the runner-up slot in the standings. Iain Hayden (No. 93 Blair Morgan Racing/Ski-Doo), who recorded his first podium finish of the season, was third. It marked Gulla’s second Pro Stock victory this season.
“I was just trying to survive the weekend,” said Gulla, who finished third in yesterday’s Pro Stock final, part of the double national weekend here. “The conditions today were difficult, but they were the same for everyone. Before this weekend, I took some time off to heal to get ready for this because I knew it was going to be a long weekend.
“Every point counts now,” added Gulla. “Qualifying is important and you have keep the ball rolling. You can’t have one bad round. You really have to stay consistent this late in the season.”