Polaris snocross racers started the 2014-2015 ISOC National season with a powerful performance as they earned three of the weekend’s six Pro Open podium spots, and they dominated the Pro Lite class – including finishing first through fourth in the weekend’s second Pro Lite final.
The ISOC National tour opened Nov. 28-30 in Duluth, Minnesota, with the AMSOIL National at Spirit Mountain.
Kyle Pallin (Team LaVallee) reached the podium in both Pro Open finals with third- and second- place finishes, which put him second in Pro Open points after two rounds of racing.
Ryan Springer (Carlson Motorsports) won one Pro Lite final, and Andrew Carlson (Carlson Motorsports) finished fourth and third in the weekend’s finals, making Carlson the points leader.
Pro Open: Pallin & Kamm Have Sights Set on Title
In the weekend’s first Pro Open final on Saturday, Nov. 29, Kody Kamm (Hentges Racing) finished second and Kyle Pallin took third. Justin Broberg (Hentges Racing) finished sixth and Jake Scott (Team LaVallee) finished 11th.
In the second Pro Open final held on Sunday, Pallin once again reached the podium with a second-place finish, and Kamm finished fourth after making it into the final via the last chance qualifier (LCQ). Jake Scott finished eighth and Justin Broberg (Hentges Racing) finished 10th.
After two rounds of Pro Open racing, Pallin was second in points while Kamm was third. Broberg was in eighth, Jake Scott was in ninth, Ross Martin (Judnick Motorsports) was 12th, and Andrew Lieders (Team LaVallee) was 13th.
Pro Lite: Podium Dominance & a 1-2-3-4 Sweep
In the weekend’s first Pro Lite final, Jake Angove (Fort Fremont Racing) reached the podium with a second-place finish. Andrew Carlson was fourth, Travis Muller (Cottew Motorsports) was fifth, and Zak Mason (Leighton Motorsports) was sixth.
In Sunday’s Pro Lite final, Polaris Terrain Domination was on full display as Polaris racers finished 1-2-3-4. Ryan Springer (Carlson Motorsports) earned the victory, Zak Mason took second, Andrew Carlson was third, and Trevor Leighton (Leighton Motorsports) finished fourth.
Andrew Carlson, who finished second overall in Pro Lite points last season, left Duluth as the class points leader. Zak Mason was third in points after two rounds, Trevor Leighton was fourth, Jake Angove was sixth, Ryan Springer was eighth, James Johnstad (Judnick Motorsports) was 10th, and Travis Muller (Cottew Motorsports) was 11th.
Ross Martin Takes Second in AMSOIL Dominator
In the AMSOIL Dominator, the non-points feature traditionally held on Friday night of the Duluth racing weekend, Ross Martin reached the final by winning the LCQ and finished second in the finale.
Martin, a two-time winner of the AMSOIL Dominator, had to start one row behind the other two racers in the final, and his determined bid to win the special trophy and $10,000 winner’s purse fell just short. The AMSOIL Dominator field is made up of the weekend’s top Pro Open qualifiers.
They face off in three-lap head-to-head duels until just three racers are left for the final.
More Podium Finishes in Pro-Am & Sport Classes
In the weekend’s Pro-Am +30 final, Justin Tate (2-Eight Motorsports) finished second as five Polaris racers earned top-10 finishes. Patrick Brodeur (Walls-Unlimited) took fifth, Luke Routh (RF3 Industries) was seventh, Bruce Jesionowski (Snirt Racing) finished ninth, and Scot Adams (Never Enough Racing) took 10th.
Four Polaris racers finished in the top 10 in the Pro-Am Women’s final, led by Janell Smith (Team NorthStar) in fourth. Amanda Duitsman (Plaisted Racing) finished sixth, Jakki Farmer (Farmer Racing) was seventh, and Jessica Martel took 10th.
Jacob Yurk (Team Vermillion) won the weekend’s first Sport final, and Jake Geeseman (Wollenberg Motorsports) took second in the second Sport final. Geeseman had finished fifth in the first final, which left him third in Sport points after the season’s first two rounds of racing. Yurk was fourth in points, and Cole Cottew (Cottew Motorsports) was fifth.
The second round of ISOC National racing will be the U.S. Air Force National at Buffalo River Race Park in Glyndon, Minnesota, near Fargo, N.D. Racing will be held Dec. 12-13.
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