Canadian Snocross Racer Tim Tremblay
by Scott A. Sumner
Tim Tremblay is 25 years old and from Lac St Jean, Quebec Canada. He started riding snowmobiles at 17 or 18, quite late for someone who grew up in the heartland of the sport and near the home of Ski Doo. “ I was very serious then about motocross and every winter I was going to Florida to train on dirt bikes. I wasn’t focused on snowmobile. Then one of my dealerships in Lac St Jean asked me to race snowmobiles. My original goal was to be a top AMA motocross rider but it went another way,” smiles Tim Trembley of the Warnert Race Team. “ It is pretty cool now that I am near the top in snocross.”
Tim started racing snowmobiles as a semi pro. “ I was winning many races and in my last race I lapped the second guy so they moved me into Pro in SCM, the Quebec series. I won my last race as Pro there and the next year I signed with Warnert Racing. I first won the
Semi Pro championship, then one of the Pro championships and last year got third in Pro so had a pretty good start. Last year I had trouble with my sled throughout the year and only had 1 win at Lake Geneva at the end of the season.”
This year Tim feels really good, has been training very hard and is in the best condition he has ever been so it should be a good season. Earlier in the summer he dislocated his thumb and took two months off coming back just before the Montreal Supercross and then
training in Florida for a month. He has been doing bicycling and work outs at the gym. Tremblay has had 10 days on the sleds before this Duluth opener in BC at Panorama as well as at Planet X and Park X.
“ My first year of racing was with Polaris and since then I have been with Ski Doo. I used to have a factory ride with KTM but after hurting my knee I couldn’t get the same speed, but every year I still do a couple national races as well as some provincial races in Canada. I like both snocross and motocross. When I was young I wanted to be a motocross racer but now I can be one of the top riders in snocross.” said Tremblay.
“ I think it will be a long season with only the Pro Open class now. It will be a close race points race. I really liked the stock class because the machines were really close to each other with close racing and for me it was a little better because I can use my physical size to make a difference,” said Tim Tremblay who is 6 ft 1inches tall and weighs 195 pounds. The stock was a little better for me but I can do it in Pro Open.”