Press Release –
Levi LaVallee Runs 2-3 in Pro Finals as Polaris Racers Crowd the Top 10
The Pro-class finals were loaded with Polaris snocross racers, who earned four of six podium positions and piled up valuable championship points during ISOC Amsoil Championship Snocross Series racing at Ironwood, Michigan, on December 13.
Polaris racer Levi LaVallee (Hentges Racing) reached the podium in both Pro finals at Ironwood and Ross Martin (Judnick Motorsports) finished in the top 5 in both classes.
Combine the Ironwood results with those of the ISOC season opener in Duluth and Polaris racers aboard Polaris 600 IQ® Race Sleds have earned half of the Pro-class podium positions so far this season (6 of 12).
Pro Open: Hentges Racing Teammates Run 2-3
There were eight Polaris racers in the 15-man Pro Open final at Ironwood, and they took turns holding the lead for the first half of the race. As the 20-lap final ended, TJ Gulla (Hentges Racing) came home in second and his teammate LaVallee was third. Ross Martin finished fifth as five Polaris racers were among the top 10 finishers.
Pro Super Stock: LaVallee & Eckstrom on the Podium
Nine Polaris racers toed the line for the 15-racer, 20-lap Pro Super Stock final. LaVallee finished second and DJ Eckstrom (Scheuring Speed Sport/Amsoil-US Air Force) was third. Ross Martin once again took fifth and four other Polaris racers helped fill out the top 10: Shaun Crapo (Scheuring Speed Sport/Amsoil-US Air Force) in sixth, Brett Bender (Hentges Racing) in seventh, Andrew Johnstad (Avalanche Racing) in eighth, and Matt Judnick (Judnick Motorsports) in 10th.
Young Racers Earn Sport-Class Wins
Polaris racers dominated the Sport Women’s Super Stock class. Stephanie Schmidt (Schmidt Racing) ran 2-3 in the heats on Saturday, December 13, then won the Sunday final, while Kendra Dallman (LePage Racing) won both heats on Saturday and took second on Sunday, and Taylor Achterberg (Amsoil Eagle River Derby Track) ran 4-2 in heats and finished third in the final.
Ben Lindbom of Staples, Minnesota, finished second in Sport Super Stock 2 and third in Sport Super Stock 1. James Johnstad (Avalanche Racing) won the Junior 16-17 class and finished second in Junior 14-15.
Next Up: Air Force Nat’l. Presented By Polaris
After two races up and down ski hills, the ISOC circuit switches to flat terrain where a gnarly, jump- and mogul-filled race course will be built. The next race will be the Air Force National Presented by Polaris. It will be held at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minnesota, January 9-11, 2009. For schedule details, visit www.isocracing.com.
About Polaris – With annual 2007 sales of $1.8 billion, Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all terrain vehicles (ATVs), including the Polaris RANGER™, snowmobiles and Victory motorcycles for recreational and utility use. Polaris is a recognized leader in the snowmobile industry; and one of the largest manufacturers of ATVs in the world. Victory motorcycles, established in 1998 and representing the first all-new American made motorcycle from a major company in nearly 60 years, are rapidly making impressive in-roads into the cruiser and touring motorcycle marketplace. Polaris also enhances the riding experience with a complete line of Pure Polaris apparel, accessories and parts, available at Polaris dealerships. Polaris Industries Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “PII,” and the Company is included in the S&P Small-Cap 600 stock price index. Information about the complete line of Polaris products, apparel and vehicle accessories are available from authorized Polaris dealers or anytime from the Polaris homepage at www.polarisindustries.com.