Polaris snocross racer TJ Gulla (Hentges Racing) won Pro Open and finished second in Pro Stock on his IQ® race sleds during a busy weekend of racing at the Polaris BIR Championship January 12-14 in Brainerd, Minnesota. It was a doubleheader weekend for Pro racers, as they ran finals on Saturday and Sunday, and Polaris racers used the opportunity to earn valuable points and tune up for the upcoming Winter X Games.
Other Polaris racers who won during the weekend were Brett Bender (Hentges Racing), who won Semi-Pro Open, and Derek Ellis (Rocky Mountain Motorsports), who won every heat and took the Sport Open title.
“We had some guys who ran well and we were happy to earn some points to put several of our racers right in the middle of the points races,” said Polaris Racing Manager Tom Rager, Sr. “We hope to use the busy weekend as a springboard toward strong finishes at the X Games.”
Following the Brainerd race, Polaris racers had four of the top 10 positions in Pro Open and Pro Stock points. In Pro Open points, the Polaris positions include: 2. Ross Martin; 3. Levi LaVallee; 4. TJ Gulla; 6. Shaun Crapo; and 12. Mike Schultz.