Ross Martin & TJ Gulla Are in Top Four in Points in Both Pro Classes
Polaris snocross racers on Polaris IQ Race Sleds won two classes, earned two podium spots in Pro Super Stock, and continued to rise in the Pro-class points standings with strong performances at the ISOC Western Nationals held January 8 at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah.
Ross Martin (Judnick Motorsports) and Bobby LePage (Team LaVallee) finished second and third, respectively, in Pro Super Stock, and Martin and TJ Gulla (Hentges Racing) are in the top four in points in both Pro classes.
Mike Bauer (Judnick Motorsports) won the Semi-Pro Super Stock race at Sandy and James Johnstad (Johnstad Racing) won the Sport Super Stock race.
PRO CLASSES: Ross Martin Second in Points in Both Classes
In Pro Super Stock at Sandy, Ross Martin continued his consistently strong season performance with a second-place finish, one spot ahead of fellow Polaris racer Bobby LePage, who led early in the race.
Among other Polaris racers, Christian Salemark (Hulten Speed Sports) finished ninth, TJ Gulla was 12th, Brett Bender (Hentges Racing) was 13th and Andrew Johnstad (Johnstad Racing) was 14th.
Martin left Utah in second place in Pro Super Stock points, 12 points out of first and 10 ahead of the third-place racer. Gulla is currently fourth in points, LePage is 11th, Salemark is 14th and Andrew Johnstad is 16th.
In Pro Open, Gulla and Martin each won a first-round heat, and LePage and Martin won second-round heats as five Polaris racers qualified for the final in Utah. Gulla got the holeshot in the final and came home in fourth. Joining him in the top 10 were Bender in eighth and Andrew Johnstad in ninth. Martin finished 11th and LePage was 14th.
After the first three races of the season, Martin is second in Pro Open points and Gulla is in fourth. LePage is ninth in the standings and Salemark, who is from Umea, Sweden, is in 13th.
SEMI-PRO & SPORT CLASSES: Dual Polaris Victories
In Semi-Pro Super Stock, Mike Bauer ran strong and won the final, which moved him from fifth to third in points. Other Polaris racers who finished in the top 10 at Sandy were Andrew Lieders (Lieders Racing) in third, Renaud Alexandre (Renaud Alexandre Racing) in fifth and Kody Kamm (Kamm Racing) in ninth.
Joining Bauer in the top 10 in Semi-Pro Super Stock points are Renaud in seventh and Colby Crapo (Leighton Motorsports) in 10th. Lieders is in 11th.
In the Sport Super Stock race at Sandy, James Johnstad took the checkered flag and moved up to second place in points. Joining him in the top 10 in the race were Trevor Leighton (Leighton Motorsports) in fourth, Shadron Petersen (Play with Gravity Snocross) in seventh, and Michael Hughes (M2 Racing) in 10th.
Following the Sandy race, Leighton holds the Sport Super Stock points lead, James Johnstad is second, Kody Kamm is fourth and Brett Nastala (Redline Racing) is seventh.
Selected Polaris racers will compete in the 15th annual Winter X Games, January 27-30, in Aspen, Colorado. The next ISOC National Series points race will be the Eastern Nationals, February 4-5, in Farmington, New York.