Ski-Doo X-Team Dominates Podiums in Huge Week of Racing

Joe Parsons

Joe Parsons

Ski-Doo X-Team racers and their sleds were successful everywhere this past week, capturing medals and trophies throughout the snow belt. Success came in many different disciplines across North America.


It started in Aspen, Colo. at the premier racing event, the ESPN Winter X-Games with Ski-Doo racers winning 3 premier medals.  Adam Renheim grabbed the sliver medal in snocross, Joe Parsons gold in Freestyle and Mike Schultz gold in Adaptive snocross (his fifth!).

Adam Renheim

Adam Renheim


In snocross, four Ski-Doo pilots qualified for the ten sled final, on what turned out to be a very tough course to pass on. Renheim qualified strong and used his start position and experience on rough tracks to get through the first lap in second place, where he held position without being challenged to the finish.

In the Freestyle competition, Parsons’ highlight (and a highlight on SportsCenter!) was landing a spectacular back flip – sitting backwards on his sled!

Rocky Mountain Snowmobile Hillclimb Association (RMSHA)

Ski-Doo Backcountry Expert Jay Mentaberry kicked off the season strongly in Bellevue, Idaho winning two classes and the Stock King of The Hill title on his Freeride. Winning in a class gives the rider a chance to compete for King of The Hill titles in Stock, Improved and Open Mod classes. Jay’s wins in Stock 1000 and 800 Open Mod put him in the running for two King titles, and he capitalized to win the Stock King trophy.

East Coast Snocross (ECS)

In the top Pro Open class, Ski-Doo X-Team racers Danny Poirier and Mathieu Morin finished first and second Saturday and Sunday, and were joined by Jake daSilva (finishing third) Sunday in a Ski-Doo podium sweep.

The Pro-Lite class also brought a Ski-Doo podium sweep on Saturday with Leo Patenaude, Conner Roscoe and Hunter Patenaude doing the job. On Sunday, Hunter Patenaude took the win with Roscoe grabbing a third place finish.

Canadian Snocross Racing Association (CSRA)

In Sunday action, Stale Eggen of Norway finished second in Pro Open, while Yannick Boucher won and Ryan Hunt took third in the Pro Lite division.

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Shakopee, Minn. (January 10, 2016) – It was a rewarding weekend for Ski-Doo X-Team as racers and the MXZx race sleds turned in stellar performances – many earning personal bests and others carrying momentum built from the first few races.

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