Valcourt, QC - BRP Ski-Doo X-Team racer Elias Ishoel rode at a torrid pace no one could match to take both Pro Lite wins at the ISOC snocross racing season finale March 13-15 in Lake Geneva, WI. Ski-Doo racers Kurt Bauerly (Pro Vet), Marica Renheim (Pro-Am Women) and Garret Goodwin (Adaptive) joined him on the top step of the podium to wrap up a great season for the ISOC X-Team Racers and the MXZx 600RS sled.
Bauerly and Renheim won season championships in their classes; Ishoel grabbed second in the penultimate Pro Lite class and Tim Tremblay placed second in the Pro Open class.
Young Elias Ishoel really stole the show all weekend as he put on a demonstration of skill and determination around the brutally punishing Lake Geneva track—even winning from the back row after being penalized for jumping the start on Sunday. His downhill leaps were awe-inspiring as he made his way to the front of the pack in each of the finals.
In Pro Open, former champion and top contender Tim Tremblay had a rough weekend but managed to retain his second place in the season points championship standings. The Bauerly family has a long history of snowmobile racing and the latest to step up with a big trophy was Kurt. He has been strong in the Pro Vet class all year and continued his winning ways in Geneva with the win and season championship, but the guy pushing him hardest was cousin Ross who finished third on the weekend and second overall in points.
Women Pro-Am racer Marica Renheim has been dominant all year, winning every final and the season championship. But she had some serious competition from fellow Ski-Doo racer and new comer Megan Brodeur who made Renheim work for the wins on more than one occasion—often times leading race laps.
In Sport class Kamryn Anderson had a breakout weekend, finishing on the podium twice with a third place on Saturday and a second on Sunday—his first top three finishes of the year on the longest, toughest (and most fun) track.
Notable Lake Geneva Finishes:
Adam Renheim 4th Pro Open on Saturday
John Stenberg 5th Pro Open on Sunday
Maxime Taillefer 6th Pro Lite Saturday
Maxime Taillefer 5th Pro Lite Sunday