Polaris snocross racer Ross Martin (Judnick Motorsports) won his third Pro Open main of the ISOC National Tour at the circuit’s season finale in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, March 18-20, and he finished the season second in points in both Pro classes.
The 2009-2010 ISOC Pro Open champion, Martin had three Pro Open wins and four second-place finishes in 2010-2011 to finish second in points, 15 behind the leader. In Pro Super Stock, he had one win and four seconds en route to finishing second in the standings.
Polaris racer Justin Tate won the ISOC Pro-Am Plus 30 Super Stock title and Brett Nastala (Redline Racing) won the Sport Super Stock title. Finishing second in points races were Jennifer Pare (JFP RACING) in Pro-Am Women’s Super Stock and Mike Bauer (Judnick Motorsports) in Semi-Pro Super Stock.
Martin Battles to the End for Titles
Ross Martin did everything he could to try to win the Pro Open title at the season finale. He won both of his heat races and won the main, accumulating the maximum points, but he fell 15 points shy of the title he won a year earlier. He finished the Pro Open season with three wins, four second-place finishes and a disappointing 11th place at the Western Nationals that cost him valuable points.
In Pro Super Stock, Martin also ran consistently for most of the season, racking up one win, four seconds and a third. But he had two finishes outside the top 10 that proved costly in his bid for the class title.
Pro Classes at Lake Geneva
Martin was joined by two fellow Polaris racers in the top 10 in Pro Open at Lake Geneva. Brett Bender (Hentges Racing) finished sixth, Matt Piche (Hulten Speed Sports) was eighth and Bobby LePage (Team LaVallee) was 14th.
In the final Pro Open points standings, Martin was second, followed by LePage in 10th, Bender in 11th, TJ Gulla (Hentges Racing) in 17th, Christian Salemark (Hulten Speed Sports) in 18th, and Matt Piche (Hulten Speed Sports) in 20th. Just outside the top 20 was Andrew Johnstad (Johnstad Racing) in 21st, followed by Danny Poirier (Hulten Speed Sports) 24th, and Iain Hayden (Team Rockstar Energy Polaris) in 25th.
In the Pro Super Stock main at Lake Geneva, Matt Piche finished fourth, followed by Justin Tate in eighth, Bender in 11th, LePage in 13th and Martin in 15th.
Martin finished second in Pro Super Stock points, 30 behind the winner, while LePage was 11th, Bender was 15th, Gulla was 16th, Piche was 18th, Salemark took 19th, Johnstad was 20th, and Tate finished 21st.
Pare, Bauer & Nastala Run Strong in Finale
In the Pro-Am Women’s Super Stock main at Lake Geneva, Jennifer Pare finished second, followed by fellow Polaris racers Stephanie Schmidt (Schmidt Racing) in sixth, Kendra Dallmann (LePage Racing) in eighth and Tabitha Bode (Team BSR) in 12th. Pare finished second in class points, just seven points from the title, while Dallmann was fifth in points, Bode was ninth and Schmidt was 10th.
In the weekend’s two Semi-Pro Super Stock races, Mike Bauer finished third and second to clinch second place in points. Bauer was third in the first race, while Andrew Lieders (Team LaVallee) was eighth and Colby Crapo (Leighton Motorsports) was 10th. In the weekend’s second race, Bauer was second and was joined on the podium by Kody Kamm (Kamm Racing) in third. Crapo finished sixth, Andrew Lieders (Team LaVallee) was eighth, Ben Lindbom (Patriot Racing) was 11th, Trevor Leighton (Leighton Motorsports) was 14th and Renaud Alexandre (Renaud Alexandre) was 15th.
While Bauer finished second in Semi-Pro Super Stock points, Crapo was sixth, Kamm was ninth, Alexandre was 10th, Lieders was 11th.
The weekend’s two Sport Super Stock races were swept by Polaris racers Brett Nastala (Redline Racing), who won the first race, and Jake Scott (Hulten Speed Sports), who won the second.
In the first race, Leighton took third, Brian Ludwig (LR Motorsports) was fourth, James Johnstad (Johnstad Racing) was fifth, Jake Scott was sixth and Jake Angove (Angove Racing Team) was 14th. In the second race, won by Jake Scott, Jordan Kraus (Relentless Racing) was third, Johnstad was fourth, Leighton was fifth, Ludwig was sixth, Nastala was seventh and David Fradette (Bristow’s) was 15th.
Nastala won the points title by nine points, Leighton was third, Johnstad was fourth, Ludwig was fifth, and Scott was sixth.