Medina, Minn. – Polaris snocross racers earned three of six available Pro Open podium spots in the first two rounds of ISOC National racing at Duluth, MN, Nov. 27-29, led by Kody Kamm (Hentges Racing), who finished third in the season opener on Saturday night, then held the lead from start to finish to win Sunday’s final.
In the Pro Lite class, Polaris racer Zak Mason (Team LaVallee) earned two top-five finishes, including a win in Sunday’s final, and in the Sport class, Polaris racer Jacob Yurk (Team Vermillion) won both of the weekend’s finals.
Pro Open: Kamm Reaches Podium Twice
The lasting impression from the opening weekend of ISOC National racing was of Kody Kamm’s dominating victory in Sunday’s Pro Open final. He grabbed the holeshot and led all the way to the checkered flag.
“I got a great start in the final and I managed to ride a great race and stay in the lead the whole time with no mistakes,” he said on the podium after the race. He said he knew challengers were surging in the closing laps, but “I just tried to finish off strong and I got it.”
Kamm ran well all weekend on his Polaris race sled. He was the top qualifier for Saturday’s final, but he false-started and was sent to the back of the field for the restart. Yet he charged through the field and finished third, joining second-place finisher Kyle Pallin (Team LaVallee) on the podium.
Pallin and Ross Martin (Judnick Motorsports) got the weekend off to a great start on Friday night, when both advanced through a series of head-to-head elimination races in the Amsoil Dominator to qualify for the three-sled final. Pallin finished second in the Dominator and Martin took third.
Polaris racers who earned Top 10 finishes in Saturday night’s Pro Open final were: 2. Pallin; 3. Kamm; 5. Martin; 8. Corin Todd (Leighton Motorsports); 9. Petter Narsa (Hentges Racing); and 10. Ryan Springer (Carlson Motorsports). Polaris racers with Top 10 finishes in the Sunday final were: 1. Kamm; 5. Pallin; 6. Todd; 7. Martin; and 10. Narsa.
After two rounds of ISOC National Pro Open racing, nine Polaris racers are in the top 20 in points. Kamm leads the way and is just 1 point out of first place: 2. Kody Kamm; 3. Kyle Pallin; 6. Ross Martin; 9. Corin Todd; 11. Petter Narsa; 12. Ryan Springer; 15. Colby Crapo (Huber Motorsports); 16. Trevor Leighton (Leighton Motorsports); and 19. Andrew Lieders (Lieders Racing).
Pro Lite: Mason Wins, Muller Takes Third
Polaris racers Zak Mason and Travis Muller (Cottew Motorsports) finished in the top five in both of the weekend’s Pro Lite finals, with Mason winning on Sunday and Muller finishing third to reach the podium. In Sunday’s final, Mason grabbed the holeshot, fell back to third, then pounced when the leaders got tangled up, and he ran away with the win.
After two rounds of racing, Mason is second in Pro Lite points, Muller is third and Polaris racer James Johnstad (Cottew Motorsports) is eighth.
Sport Class: Yurk Sweeps With Pair Of Wins
Polaris racer Jacob Yurk, who finished second in ISOC National Sport-class points last season, got the new season off to a tremendous start by winning both of the weekend’s Sport finals at Duluth. In the first final, Polaris racer Nickolas Lorenz (Lorenz Racing) earned a spot on the podium with a third-place finish.
Yurk leads the Sport points race after two rounds and is joined in the top 10 by three Polaris racers: 4. Nickolas Lorenz; 6. Jake Geeseman (Wollenberg Motorsports); and 10. Evan Daudt (Daudt Racing).
Pro-Am Classes: Tate Takes Third In Only Snocross Event
In the Pro-Am +30 class final at Duluth, Polaris racer Justin Tate (2-Eight Motorsports) finished third in what will likely be his only snocross race of the season. He focuses on cross-country racing on his Polaris AXYS race sleds on the USXC circuit, which starts its season in December.
In the Pro-Am Women’s final, four Polaris racers finished in the top eight: 2. Elina Ohman (Team Southside Polaris); 4. Signe Braten (Team Southside Polaris); 6. Amanda Duitsman (Plaisted Racing); 7. Markki Farmer (Fort Fremont Racing); and 8. Jennifer Martel.
The next race on the ISOC National schedule is the Makita Snocross National in Fargo, ND, Dec. 11-12.