Valcourt, QC – Ski-Doo X-Team racers were everywhere this past week capturing medals and trophies throughout the snowbelt. Success came in many different disciplines as the season is in full swing for most circuits.
It started in Aspen, CO, at the world-renowned ESPN Winter X-Games with Adam Renheim grabbing a silver medal in snocross, Mike Schultz gold in Adaptive snocross and Joe Parsons taking home the gold in the freestyle competition.
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 had 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 landed a spectacular backflip while sitting backwards on his sled to claim the gold medal.
Rocky Mountain Snowmobile Hillclimb Association (RMSHA)
Jay Mentaberry kicked off the season strong in Bellevue, ID, by winning two classes and the Stock King of The Hill title on his Freeride 800R E-Tec. 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 in the Stock category to bring home the trophy. Blaine Mathews, another young gun on the X-Team, also grabbed a win in the highly competitive Stock 800 class, with Mentaberry finishing second.
East Coast Snocross (ECS)
In the top Pro Open class, Ski-Doo X-Team racers Danny Poirier and Mathieu Morin finished first and second both 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 action on Sunday, Stale Eggen of Norway finished second in Pro Open, while Yannick Boucher won and Ryan Hunt took third in the Pro Lite division.