Polaris snocross racers dominated ISOC National racing Jan. 9-10 at Shakopee, Minn., as Ross Martin (Judnick Motorsports) and Kyle Pallin (Team LaVallee) each won one of the weekend’s two Pro Open finals and Polaris racers finished first and third in both races.
Kody Kamm (Hentges Racing) took third to reach the podium as Martin won on Friday, and Martin earned a second podium spot with a third-place finish when Pallin won on Saturday.
Polaris racers earned 66% of the weekend’s Pro Open podium spots and five Polaris racers finished in the top 10 in both finals. After six rounds of ISOC National racing, there are five Polaris racers in the top 10 in Pro Open points, including Pallin in second, Kamm in fourth, and Martin – who has reached the podium in three straight finals – rising to sixth place in points after starting the Shakopee weekend in 10th.
Pro Open: Pallin Gets Milestone Win as Polaris Sweeps
In Friday night’s Pro Open final at Shakopee, Ross Martin battled for the holeshot, came out of the first turn in second, then flew into the lead by the end of the first lap and never looked back. He built up a lead of around 8 seconds at one point as he claimed his first victory of the season.
“Unbelievable. This is where I belong,” Martin said from atop the podium at Canterbury Park after the race. “My confidence is back and I’m going for it… Canterbury’s always been good to me. The team worked so hard over the break getting my sled set up to where I want it and it all came together tonight. We just had to get this done.”
Kamm finished third on Friday, Pallin took sixth, Jake Scott (Team LaVallee) finished seventh, and Corin Todd (Leighton Motorsports) was ninth.
On Saturday night, Pallin won a Pro Open final for the first time in his career, and he was joined on the podium by third-place finisher Martin. Kamm finished fifth, Todd was seventh, and Justin Broberg (Hentges Racing) took eighth.
“It took 4 years for this moment to happen, but I finally did it!” Pallin said via Twitter afterward. “I got my first Pro Open win at Canterbury.”
The win kept Pallin in second in the tight Pro Open points race. Kamm is fourth in points, while Martin moved up to sixth, Scott is ninth, Broberg is 10th, and Todd is 12th.
Pro Lite: Leighton Moves into Points Lead
An eventful weekend for Leighton Motorsports included good and bad news, and a positive final result as Trevor Leighton finished second on Saturday night to become the class points leader.
In Friday night’s Pro Lite final, teammates Leighton and Zak Mason crashed together in the first turn, ending their hopes of winning. Leighton remounted and finished ninth while Mason was injured. Leighton Motorsports reported on its Facebook page that Mason fractured his scapula (shoulder blade) in Friday’s crash, and could miss at least a month of racing.
Two Polaris racers reached the podium Friday night as Ryan Springer (Carlson Motorsports) finished second and James Johnstad (Judnick Motorsports) took third. Travis Muller (Cottew Motorsports) finished fourth and Andrew Carlson (Carlson Motorsports) took fifth.
Trevor Leighton finished second in Saturday night’s final and was joined in the top 10 by: Andrew Carlson (Carlson Motorsports) in fourth, Springer in sixth, Muller in eighth, and Johnstad in 10th.
After six founds of ISOC National racing, Polaris racers dominate the Pro Lite points standings, led by Leighton, who moved from third to first in points with his strong Saturday finish. The other five Polaris racers in the top 10 are: Carlson in third, Johnstad in fourth, Springer in fifth, Muller in sixth, and Mason in seventh.
Justin Tate Wins in Pro-Am +30
Polaris racer Justin Tate (2-Eight Motorsports) won the weekend’s Pro-Am +30 final. Bruce Jesionowski (Snirt Racing) finished eighth, Scot Adams (Never Enough Racing) was ninth, and Tony Flippis III was 10th.
Tonie Sledz (Sledz Racing) finished third in the Pro-Am Women’s final and Amanda Duitsman (Plaisted Racing) was fifth, Jakki Farmer (Farmer Racing) was sixth, Jennifer Martel was seventh, Brittani Robinson (Wheels of Thunder Motorsports) was eighth, and Jessica Martel was 10th.
In the weekend’s second Sport final, Cole Cottew (Cottew Motorsports) finished second and Nickolas Lorenz (Lorenz Racing) took third. Durk Roper (Roper Racing) was fourth, Jeff Jasan (RSI Racing) was fifth, and Jacob Yurk (Team Vermillion) was eighth.
Mitchell Thelan (Thelan Racing) won the weekend’s first Amateur class final, and Logan Davies (Davies Racing) had a second and third in the weekend’s two finals, while Freddie Grove (US 27 Motorsports Racing) finished third. Jim Wazny (Wazny Racing) won the adaptive race at Shakopee.
The next stop on the ISOC National tour will be Jan. 30-31 in Deadwood, S.D.
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