CORRECTION: The February 18th WPSA release from Valcourt erroneously identified Brett Turcotte has having won the Semi-Pro Stock final. Turcotte actually won the Semi-Pro OPEN final. We apologize for any confusion this might have caused. A corrected version of the release follows.
GULLA AND MORGAN NET PRO SNOCROSS VICTORIES AT VALCOURT
Press Release –
TJ Gulla and Blair Morgan won the Pro portions of Sunday’s WPSA PowerSports Snowmobile Tour Ski-Doo Grand Prix de Valcourt. The pair were competing as part of the two-day event being held at the Circuit Yvon Duhamel.
Gulla (No. 44 Pirtek/Polaris) won his first Pro Stock race of the season, and netted his second victory overall this season. DJ Eckstrom (No. 25 AMSOIL/Polaris) broke out of an early-season slump to finish second, ahead of Carl Schubitzke (No. 6 Speedwerx/Arctic Cat). Both recorded their first Pro Stock podium finishes of the season.
Morgan (No. 7c Blair Morgan Racing/Ski-Doo) gave the hometown crowd something to cheer about as he rode Ski-Doo’s newest racing sled to victory in the Pro Open final. The winning run marked the 11-time WPSA titleholder’s first victory of the season. Ross Martin (No. 837 Judnick Motorsports/Polaris) was second, ahead of French Canadian second-year Pro rider Mathieu Morin (No. 27 XPS/Ski-Doo).
Martin continues to hold the lead in both the Pro Open and Pro Stock Riders’ Championship standings.
Chris Kafka (No. 991 Pirtek/Polaris) won his second consecutive Semi-Pro race, taking first in the Semi-Pro Stock final, ahead of Katejun Coonishish (No. 101 Warnert Racing/Ski-Doo) and Mathew Piche (No. 518 Speedwerx/Arctic Cat).
Brett Turcotte (No. 196 Blair Morgan Racing/Ski-Doo) finished first in the Semi-Pro Open final, followed by Andrew Johnstad (No. 255 Avalanche Racing/Polaris) and Dan Ebert (No. 602 Speedwerx/Arctic Cat).
Coonishish continues to hold the lead in the Semi-Pro Open standings, while Ebert holds the top spot in Semi-Pro Stock points.
The next race for the PowerSports Snowmobile Tour, the double national Eagle River Snocross National, is scheduled for this coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Eagle River Derby Track in Wisconsin.