Multiple Podiums at Blackjack Snocross

December 12, 2012 - 11:46 PM

Amsoil Championship Snocross Series, Round 2 – Bessemer, MI
Last weekend at the Blackjack Ski Resort in Bessemer, Michigan, FLY Racing athletes came to win, and did. Round 2 of the ISOC snocross season is known to be one of the toughest tracks throughout the season with big air and a very rough technical downhill section called the “dirty dozen”. FLY riders came out with a fury and proved to be successful.
The newest addition to the FLY Racing team, Tucker Hibbert, came out and swept the weekend winning three of four qualifying rounds and finished in 1st place in both finals on his Monster Energy Arctic Cat.  Hibbert won his first main event of the season by a commanding 32 seconds. Finishing 1st place for the weekend put Tucker just 10 points behind pro open points leader and Dragon/WPS rider Robbie Malinoski.
Ross Martin from the Judnick’s Jack Links Polaris team also came out with one goal in mind, winning.  Friday night in the Pro Open final Ross had a great start but contact sent him off the track and down a deep ravine. Martin was able to stay on his machine but when he came back on the track was sitting in last place. Ross’s never quit attitude helped him come back to a 6th place finish. Saturday for round 2, Martin came out strong, got an excellent start and maintained his 2nd place position for the rest of the race putting him on the podium. Ross’s teammate James Johnstad raced hard all weekend and looked very strong. Johnstad looked really good on Friday night taking home a 2nd place finish in the Pro Lite class and finished 5th on Saturday’s final.
FLY Racing’s hometown team Leighton Motorsports had their pro am women racer Jennifer Pare on the podium for the second time of the season taking home a first place finish for the weekend. In the Pro Am Plus-30 class, Kurt, Ross, and Chad Bauerly stayed consistent and finished in 4th, 5th, and 6th place in the all-new FLY Racing SNX gear. John Stenberg also raced strong all weekend on his Team Bauerly Ski Doo to finish 4th on Friday and 2nd on Saturday.

FLY Racing Blackjack Snocross Rider Finishes
PRO OPEN ROUND 1                         
TUCKER HIBBERT | ARCTIC CAT - 1ST
ROSS MARTIN | POLARIS -6TH
COLBY CRAPO | POLARIS - 11TH
ROUND 2                                           
TUCKER HIBBERT | ARCTIC CAT - 1ST
ROSS MARTIN | POLARIS - 2ND
EMIL OHMAN | SKI DOO - 7TH
COLBY CRAPO | POLARIS - 11TH                                                         
PRO AM PLUS 30                              
JUSTIN TATE | SKI DOO - 1ST
KURT BAUERLY | SKI DOO - 4TH
ROSS BAUERLY | SKI DOO - 5TH
CHAD BAUERLY | SKI DOO - 6TH
JEFF VOLLENWEIDER | SKI DOO - 12TH                                                        
PRO LITE ROUND 1                           
JAMES JOHNSTAD | POLARIS - 2ND
JOHN STENBERG | SKI DOO - 4TH
TRAVIS MULLER | SKI DOO - 7TH
ANDREW LIEDERS | POLARIS - 12TH
TREVOR LEIGHTON | POLARIS - 13TH
ROUND 2                                           
JOHN STENBERG | SKI DOO - 2ND
JAMES JOHNSTAD | POLARIS - 5TH
TRAVIS MULLER | SKI DOO - 8TH
ANDREW LIEDERS | POLARIS - 11TH
PRO AM WOMEN                               
JENNIFER PARE | POLARIS - 1ST
TABITHA BODE | POLARIS - 4TH
Photo Courtesy of Hanson Images.