Ingles Performance, one of the northeast’s top snowmobile race teams earned a second straight Pro snocross championship, riding Ski-Doo MXZ snowmobiles. Racer Danny Poirier notched his second straight and fifth career East Coast Snocross Pro Open title March 29. It capped a season full of great races, highlighted by a clean sweep of the Pro and Pro Lite classes at the Louiseville, Québec event.
Ski-Doo racers dominated the USCC East Maine 100 Cross-Country race March 14 in Greenville, Maine. Ryan Petrin of Jackman, Maine won the Pro Open, Pro 600, and Pro Factory Stock classes on his MXZ sleds. X-Team racers took all the top 3 spots in Pro 600.
In all, racers on MXZ sleds won Pro Open, Pro 600, Pro Factory Stock (Ski-Doo racers took places 1 through 6) and Semi Pro 600.
BRP and Ski-Doo sponsored a fun winter scavenger hunt in Minnesota this summer, with the grand prize winner taking home a brand new 2015 Renegade Sport 600.
Sponsored by Explore Minnesota, the Checkpoint MN contest encouraged people to get out and experience winter by traveling to iconic destinations across Minnesota. When they took a photo of themselves with the Checkpoint MN sign and shared via social media, they were entered to win prizes ranging from jackets to sleeping bags to boots and hotel getaways.
The Grand Prize Winner, Paul Nordeen from Walker picked up his Renegade from Danner Sales in Inver Grove Heights.
BRP Ski-Doo X-Team racer Elias Ishoel rode at a torrid pace no one could match at Lake Geneva, Wis. March 13-15, and that speed won him the ISOC Pro Lite event on both Saturday and Sunday. Ski-Doo racers Kurt Bauerly, (Pro Vet) and Marica Renheim (Pro-Am Women) and Garret Goodwin (Adaptive) joined him on the top step of the podium in their respective classes to wrap up a rock solid season for the X-Team and the MXZx 600RS sled.
Bauerly and Renheim won the season championships in their classes; Ishoel was a very close second in the penultimate Pro Lite class and Tim Tremblay placed second in the Pro Open class.
It was another standout weekend for Ski-Doo X-Team racers. In Mt. Pleasant, Mich. Tim Tremblay raced to his first victory of the season in the ISOC Pro Open class, while Maxime Taillefer and Elias Isohel collected Pro Lite trophies of their own.
As the ISOC snocross season hits the home stretch, the championship chase has Ski-Doo X-Team racers in great positions, especially Pro Open and Pro Lite. Route 66 Raceway, an NHRA drag race facility outside Chicago hosted rounds 11 and 12 of the 17 race season Feb. 20-21.
The debut of the facility saw Milwaukee Tool/Ford Truck racer Tim Tremblay hold firm onto second place in Pro Open and NSK bearings/Makita Tools/GMC racer Elias Ishoel remains within striking distance in Pro Lite.