Press Release –
Yamaha came out a big winner in the Northeast Grass Drag Series (NEGDS) season-ending race weekend on October 22-23.
The action was limited to Saturday due to rainy weather on Sunday, but there was plenty of time for three Yamaha snowmobile pilots to post wins and claim class championships at the Gilford, NH event.
Greg Omasta finished on the podium in both Stock 500 and Stock 600 races, but more importantly the strong finishes secured him 2005 NEGDS championships in both classes – the Stock 500 title on his Vector and the Stock 600 title aboard his new Apex.
Making the day even better, Simon Bolduc from Quebec took the Stock 600 race win on another Apex, while Francis Byron earned an Improved Stock 600 series title aboard his SRX with Omasta second.
The purpose-built grass drag facility, operated by the Belknap Snowmobilers for many years, is right alongside the Laconia Municipal Airport and it just about took a runway to rein in Frank Jarocki, who won the Heavy Mod 1000 class on Saturday aboard his RX-1 Turbo.
He did it in impressive style too – setting the fastest trap speed that NEGDS has ever recorded in its 13 years of operation – some 120 mph at the end of the 500-foot track.