Ski-Doo X-Team racers have continued their dominating snocross performances around the globe. With the U.S.-based ISOC Snocross series on a two-week break, it was time for the Canadian CSRA series to kick into high gear with its 25th season of racing. And across the Atlantic, Ski-Doo racers made plenty of noise with big wins in Sweden as well.
Renheim Continues Roll in Sweden
Ski-Doo X-Team racer Adam Renheim took his temporarily took his talents back to Ostersun, Sweden for the Arctic Cat Cup Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. The long flight across the pond was well worth it, as he took the checkers in the Open class to run his win streak to two after capturing his first win on U.S. soil the previous weekend in the ISOC Snocross circuit.
Renheim was followed across the line by fellow Ski-Doo racer Emil Harr in second for a 1-2 Ski-Doo finish.
The Stock class also had a BRP flavor to it as Lynx racers Oskar Englund finished on top of the podium, and Edvin Hamberg placed third.
In the women’s races, it was another 1-2 Ski-Doo finish as three-time World Cup champion Elina Ohman took the win. Wilma Jonsson came across the line in second.
CSRA Series Kicks Off
Round 1 & 2 of the Canadian Snowcross Racing Association season got underway Jan. 12-13, 2019 at The Yard in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario for the CAN-AM International Snowcross Races. Ski-Doo Pro class riders captured four of a possible 6 podium spots on the weekend.
Racers fought through frigid conditions in Saturday’s Round 1 racing action. When the checkered flags flew, it was the #188 Ski-Doo of Ontario native Scott Vandeborne (London Recreational Racing) crossing the line in first. He was followed by fellow Ski-Doo racer Ryan Hunt (Rockstar Energy Bailey Motorsports) in second.
In Pro Lite action Ski-Doo’s Jack Polito (Polito Ford) took third. In Sport 600 2 class it was another 1-2 Ski-Doo finish with Ryan Wagner taking the win, followed by Currie Giesler in second.
Ski-Doo racers again saw success in Sunday’s races. This time it was St Onge Recreation teammates Isaac St. Onge and Taylor McCoy to get on the box finishing second and third, respectively. Polito again found his way to the podium with a second-place finish in Pro Lite. Quebec-native Nathan Mailloux earned his first podium of the season with a second-place run in Sport 600 2 class.
Ski-Doo Pro Women racers claimed another two podiums on Sunday as well. Laurianne Goyette had herself a day going 1-2 in her heat races and took the win in the final. Julia Morgan grabbed her first podium on the year with a third place finish.
Rounds 3 and 4, originally scheduled for January 26th and 27th at Georgian Downs in Innisfil, ON, has been rescheduled for February 23-24. The next CSRA action rolls through Valcourt, Quebec Feb. 8-10, 2019, for the Grand Prix Ski-Doo.
Crosscountry Racers Notch Wins
X-Team Pro class crosscountry racers delivered a dominating performance on the east coast in the RMR-XC event held Jan. 12, 2019, in Sherman, Maine. Defending points champion Heath Bell delivered his first win of 2019 in the Pro Factory Stock class. He was followed across the line by Geoff Ingersoll in second, and Remington Lessard in third to complete an all-Ski-Doo podium.
Bell and Ingersol repeated their 1-2 finish later in the day in the Pro Open class. Dylan Thompson took home the checkers for the Ski-Doo team in Semi Pro Improved class.