FLY Snowmobile Athletes Take Home ChampionshipsMarch 18, 2014 - 8:42 PM
Last weekend at the beautiful Grand Geneva resort in Wisconsin, Fly Racing’s Snocross athletes gave it their all in the final weekend of the ISOC nationals. The weather was typical for spring time in the Midwest: it was sunny, it was windy, it was cold, it warmed up, it got cold again … which showed that Fly’s athletes can adapt and … win!
Starting with the Elite Pro Open class where Tucker Hibbert again dominated the weekend winning all three finals. In qualifying Friday night, Hibbert locked in the 13/14 ISOC Pro Open Championship. With clinching his eighth national snocross title, he is perhaps one of the most accomplished athletes in the history of the sport. This season alone, T-Train has won 15 of 17 possible pro open victories, passed legend Blair Morgan’s long standing Snocross pro national win record becoming the most-winning racer in the history of the sport. Hibbert also became the first athlete in history to win seven consecutive gold medals at X Games Aspen. Hibbert will be looking to post is 100th pro national victory next season. For now, look for Tucker on the dirt bike track as he’s preparing to compete in the AMA Pro Motocross Championship series. Congratulations and good luck this summer Tucker!
The Pro Open class also saw some good racing action as Arctic Cat’s own Cody Thomsen raced safe and finished the weekend with a 6th on Friday, 4th on Saturday, and 9th on Sunday. Not quite the results he was hoping for but is looking for a strong season next winter. Ross Martin also aimed to end his season on a high note. Martin finished 7th on Friday, 2nd on Saturday, and ended the weekend with a 5th place finish on Sunday.
Moving on to the Pro Lite class where this class has had the best racing action all season and one of the best final weekends this class has seen. Leighton Motorsports’ Corin Todd in his Fly gear and Polaris snowmobile took over the points lead last weekend but needed to stay strong and do well this final weekend to maintain his points lead. After some tough racing and crashes, Todd was able to bring home a 9th and 3rd place finish for the weekend, enough for him to bring home his first Pro Lite National Championship! Congratulations Corin for your hard work. Fellow Polaris rider James Johnstad had some tough battles as well but was able to finish the season with a 2nd and 3rd place finish for the weekend.
The Pro +30 class saw more Fly athletes on the podium as Josh Zelinski took 2nd and Ross Bauerly rounded out the podium with 3rd. Fellow Fly rider Justin Tate was not far behind finishing in 4th for the weekend.
The Pro Am Women’s class also had a FLY athlete on the podium as Jakki Farmer took 3rd. Merranda Schmid finished the weekend with a 5th place finish and Tabitha Bode brought home a 7th place finish. Ashley Erickson rounded out the top 10 for the weekend.
As you can see, the last weekend of the national series proved to be a good one for Fly Racing’s snocross athletes. You can relive the weekend’s action on April 6 at 10 and 10:30am ET on CBS Sports. Congratulations to all of Fly Racing’s snocross athletes for a great season.