Press Release –
Polaris snocross racer Ross Martin took a major step closer to two season points titles by winning both Pro classes on his Polaris IQ race sled in WSPA racing on February 11 at Hill City, Minnesota.
Martin, 21, won the Pro Open class and the Pro Stock class in a day of hard-fought racing at the Park X racing facility. Martin ran out in front of the pack in both finals, grabbing the holeshot with his quick-accelerating Liberty™ engines and cruising to victory.
With the wins at Hill City, Martin extended his lead in Pro Open points and took over the lead in Pro Stock points at the mid-point of the season.
“This is shaping up to be a break-out season for Ross and for the IQ race sled,” said Polaris Racing Manager Tom Rager, Sr. “Ross has quickly developed into a top Pro racer after moving quickly through the Semi-Pro ranks. His future looks very bright. Our IQ is proving to be the sled to beat. It has the performance to excel at every venue on the circuit.”
The Park X sweep was the second time this season that Martin won both classes at an event. He previously earned both Pro class titles in January at the Air Force Canterbury National Snocross in Shakopee, Minnesota.
IQ Performance Leads to Dominance in Prelims
Martin led the Polaris domination of Pro Open qualifying, winning two of his three heats before winning the final. Fellow Polaris racer Levi LaVallee won a quarter-final heat and Matt Judnick and Mike Schultz both finished second in two heats.
In Pro Stock qualifying, Polaris racers dominated the top three slots in nearly every heat. Martin’s winning roll included him winning his Pro Stock quarter- and semi-final heats before winning the main. LaVallee won two Pro Stock heats and TJ Gulla won one as the IQ race sleds set the pace.
LaVallee was sixth in Pro Open at Hill City and is currently 10th in points. He was fifth in Pro Stock at Park X, putting him seventh in the points race. In their most recent competition, a non-points event, LaVallee finished second and Martin ran third at the ESPN Winter X Games.
Polaris racer Dennis Eckstrom is currently fourth in Pro Open points and ninth in the Pro Stock standings. In Sport class racing at Park X, Polaris racer Robert Graeber won both the Sport Open and Sport Stock titles. The next event on the WSPA circuit is the Grand Prix de Valcourt, February 18-19 in Valcourt, Quebec.