Medina, Minn. – Polaris snocross racer Corin Todd (Leighton Motorsports) earned two top-five finishes and reached the podium once in the weekend’s Pro Open racing.
Jake Angove (Judnick Motorsports) did the same in Pro Lite racing during the ISOC National tour stop in Deadwood, SD, Jan 22-23.
Todd is in just his second season of racing in the Pro Open class and he earned his first Pro Open podium spot after finishing second on Friday night at Deadwood’s Days of ’76 rodeo grounds. Angove finished second in Saturday night’s Pro Lite final to reach the podium.
Other Polaris racers to earn top-three finishes that weekend included:
• Nickolas Lorenz (Lorenz Racing), who won one Sport final and finished second in the other.
• Jacob Yurk (Team Vermillion), who won a Sport final.
• David Blunt (Team Blunt), who finished third in Pro-Am +30.
• Elina Ohman (Team Southside Polaris), who was second in Pro-Am Women.
• Adam Peterson (Peterson Racing Inc.) won and Taylor Cole (Plaisted Racing) finished third in Friday night’s Sport Lite final.
Pro Open: Todd Earns Two Top-Five Finishes
In the Pro Open final on the tight rodeo grounds track, Corin Todd finished second and Ross Martin (Judnick Motorsports) finished fifth in his return after missing a race with an ankle injury. Kyle Pallin (Team LaVallee, Mystik, Loctite, Polaris, Red Bull) also cracked the top 10 with a ninth-place finish.
In the second night’s final, the same three Polaris racers earned top-10 finishes as Todd finished fifth, Pallin was eighth and Martin was 10th. Trevor Leighton (Leighton Motorsports) was 11th, Andrew Carlson (Carlson Motorsports) finished 12th and Ryan Springer (Carlson Motorsports) was 14th.
After the season’s first eight rounds of Pro Open racing, six Polaris racers are in the top 13 in points in this order: 5. Kyle Pallin, 6. Corin Todd, 9. Kody Kamm (Hentges Racing), 10. Petter Narsa (Hentges Racing), 12. Ryan Springer and 13. Trevor Leighton.
The Hentges Racing team got bad news over the weekend as Petter Narsa sustained rib injuries and is out indefinitely. His teammate Kody Kamm was injured at the tour’s previous stop in Minnesota and is out for the season.
Pro Lite: Angove is Second in Points
After finishing fifth in that Friday night’s Pro Lite final, Jake Angove stepped onto the podium with a second-place finish on Saturday night. That moved him from fourth to second in Pro Lite points after eight races. James Johnstad (Cottew Motorsports) finished eighth Friday and 11th Saturday at Deadwood and moved up one spot to sixth in points. Cole Cottew (Cottew Motorsports) finished seventh on Friday, which boosted him to ninth in points.
Polaris Racers Fill Pro-Am Standings
Five Polaris racers finished in the top nine in the Pro-Am +30 final, led by David Blunt (Team Blunt) in third. That podium finish moved him into fourth in points. The other top Polaris finishers in the final at Deadwood were: 6. Paul Richard (ALA Racing), 7. Blain Graham (Graham Racing), 8. Scot Adams (Never Enough Racing) and 9. James Blunt (Team Blunt).
In the Pro-Am Women final, six Polaris racers finished in the top eight spots, led by Elina Ohman (Team Southside Polaris), who finished second at Deadwood and retained her lead in the points race. She was followed by: 4. Jakki Farmer (Fort Fremont Racing), 5. Amanda Duitsman (Plaisted Racing), 6. Hadley Mensing (Octane Racing), 7. Jennifer Martel and 8. Markki Farmer (Fort Fremont Racing).
Lorenz & Yurk Win Sport Finals
Jacob Yurk (Team Vermillion) and Nickolas Lorenz (Lorenz Racing) each won a Sport class final at Deadwood and they remain 1-2 in points, with Yurk holding a solid lead after eight races.
Lorenz won the Friday night final and was followed by Yurk in fifth, Evan Daudt (Daudt Racing) in seventh and Adam Peterson (Peterson Racing Inc.) in ninth. Yurk won Saturday’s final and Lorenz stepped onto the podium as the runner-up. Jake Geeseman (Wollenberg Motorsports) was sixth, Peterson finished eighth and Evan Daudt (Daudt Racing) was ninth.
In Sport Lite racing, Adam Peterson (Peterson Racing Inc.) won on Friday, Taylor Cole (Plaisted Racing) finished third and Jordan Wolfe (Wolfe Racing) was fifth. Wolfe improved one spot on Saturday, finishing fourth to lead all Polaris racers.