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  Hibbert & Carlson win AMSOIL Championship Snocross, powered by Ram, season finale

 

 Live on CBS Sports Network - @ Lake Geneva, Wis.   Tucker Hibbert wins his 15th out 17 Pro Open races in record-setting fashion, Corin Todd places 4th in Pro Lite class to wrap up the overall title  

LAKE GENEVA, Wis. (March 16, 2014) – Tucker Hibbert (Monster Energy/Arctic Cat) put an exclamation point on the most dominant year ever in the history of professional snocross racing, winning today’s Nielsen Enterprises Grand Finale, presented by Coors Light- broadcast “Live” on CBS Sports Network – round eight of 2013-’14 AMSOIL Championship Snocross, powered by Ram.

 And winning the final Pro Lite main event of the season, also on live TV, was Andrew Carlson (Carlson Motorsports/Polaris), followed in 3rd place today by Corin Todd (Leighton Motorsports/Polaris), who wrapped up the overall Pro Lite point championship, seven points out front of Carlson.

photos by John Hansen

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 Pro Open

 Local Ross Martin (DuPont/Jack Links/Polaris) pulled off his second massive start in as many nights, nailing the Stud Boy Holeshot and towing the Pro Open field up the first massive hill at Lake Geneva. But as quickly as you could say “left hander,” Justin Broberg (Hentges Racing/Polaris) shot to the outside of Martin and led pack back down the same hill.

 With Kyle Pallin (LaVallee Racing/Polaris) following in 3rd and Hibbert in 4th, the four sled pack separated from the field and took to breaking way on the longest track on the AMSOIL Championship Snocross racing circuit this year. Hibbert would make a move towards the end of lap two to get by Pallin, then soon after charged past Martin – who had checked up for a split second on top of a large berm.

 Hibbert would then set his site on Broberg, who he set up and passed on the outside of a downhill section, doubling past Broberg through air – and into the lead for good to secure the 1st/1st/1st sweep of Lake Geneva this weekend.

 “This was easily the best season I’ve ever had,” said Hibbert, who won 15 out of 17 AMSOIL Championship Races, along with his seventh-straight X Games Snocross gold medal. “The track today wasn’t easy, and that’s the way it should be. Separated the men from the boys and we had to work for the win.”

 With Broberg in 2nd place, his Hentges Racing/Polaris teammate Kody Kamm was rushing up from 4th – and gaining on Martin. Martin would make a mistake in trying to get past Broberg on a hilltop turn, tipped over and allowed Kamm to get by for 3rd. Martin would remount to make the top five (5th), behind Pallin in 4th place.

 Said Broberg of his first-ever Pro Open class podium: “It’s been a long time coming. This is my third year in the Pro Open class and we’ve come a long way. Getting my first podium here at Lake Geneva couldn’t have ended the season any better.”

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 Lake Geneva Sunday Pro Open results

   1 Tucker Hibbert Monster Energy/Arctic Cat 68 Arctic Cat Pelican Rapids, MN  

  2 Justin Broberg Hentges Racing 168 Polaris Mukwonago, WI  

  3 Kody Kamm Hentges Racing 53 Polaris Kenosha, WI  

  4 Kyle Pallin Team LaVallee 324 Polaris Ironwood, MI  

  5 Ross Martin Judnick Motorsports 837 Polaris Burlington, WI  

  6 Petter Narsa Team Jimmy John's/Ski-doo/BossRacing 271 Ski-Doo Moskosel,   

  7 David Joanis ROYAL DISTRIBUTING 115 Arctic Cat Cochrane (Kok rane), Ontario  

  8 Logan Christian Christian Brothers Racing / Drift 43 Arctic Cat Fertile, MN  

  9 Cody Thomsen Arctic Cat 62 Arctic Cat Nisswa, MN  

  10 Mike Bauer Jess Racing 717 Arctic Cat medford, WI  

  11 Lincoln Lemieux Amsoil/Air Force/Rockstar 13 Ski-Doo St. Johnsbury, VT  

  12 Colby Crapo Huber Motorsports 999 Ski-Doo St.Anthony, ID  

  13 Jake Scott Team LaVallee 42 Polaris Port Jefferson Station, NY  

  14 Bobby LePage Cottew Motorsports 244 Polaris Duluth, MN  

  15 Zach Pattyn Stud Boy Racing 99 Ski-Doo Ravenna, MI

 Overall Pro Open Standings

   1 Tucker Hibbert 17 727 727 Monster Energy/Arctic Cat 68 Arctic Cat Pelican Rapids, MN  

  2 Kody Kamm 17 584 584 Hentges Racing 53 Polaris Kenosha, WI  

  3 Kyle Pallin 17 550 550 Team LaVallee 324 Polaris Ironwood, MI  

  4 Cody Thomsen 17 513 513 Arctic Cat 62 Arctic Cat Nisswa, MN  

  5 Justin Broberg 17 506 506 Hentges Racing 168 Polaris Mukwonago, WI  

  6 Logan Christian 17 470 470 Christian Brothers Racing / Drift 43 Arctic Cat Fertile, MN  

  7 David Joanis 17 456 456 ROYAL DISTRIBUTING 115 Arctic Cat Cochrane (Kok rane), Ontario  

  8 Petter Narsa 17 421 421 Team Jimmy John's/Ski-doo/BossRacing 271 Ski-Doo Moskosel,   

  9 Ross Martin 11 387 387 Judnick Motorsports 837 Polaris Burlington, WI  

  10 Levi LaVallee 17 327 327 Team LaVallee 108 Polaris Longville, MN  

  11 Jake Scott 17 323 323 Team LaVallee 42 Polaris Port Jefferson Station, NY  

  12 Johan Lidman 13 323 323 Warnert Racing 52 Ski-Doo Pitea, Sweden  

  13 Zach Pattyn 17 259 259 Stud Boy Racing 99 Ski-Doo Ravenna, MI  

  14 Tim Tremblay 9 250 250 Amsoil/Air Force/Rockstar 11 Ski-Doo Ste Jeanne D'Arc, Quebec  

  15 Mike Bauer 13 234 234 Jess Racing 717 Arctic Cat medford, WI  

  16 Darrin Mees 14 233 233 BossRacing 9 Ski-Doo stanchfield, MN  

  17 Bobby LePage 16 199 199 Cottew Motorsports 244 Polaris Duluth, MN  

  18 Lincoln Lemieux 8 187 187 Amsoil/Air Force/Rockstar 13 Ski-Doo St. Johnsbury, VT  

  19 Iain Hayden 4 92 92 Rockstar Energy Polaris 93 Polaris Chatsworth, Ontario  

  20 Robbie Malinoski 5 86 86 Amsoil/Air Force/Makita 4 Ski-Doo Stacy, MN

photo courtesy of Lissa Marsolek and ISOC

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Pro Lite

 Andrew Carlson had one thing to accomplish today – and that was to win. And he did just that, finishing the 2013-’14 AMSOIL Championship Snocross, powered by Ram, on a high note at the season’s final race. Corin Todd had one thing to do as well, and that was to stay within 11 points of Carlson – and Todd did just that, winning the overall Pro Lite championship by seven points over Carlson, 588-581, with a 3rd place run today.

 “It was a long season and it came down to the last race – and it couldn’t have ended any better,” said Todd, the reigning Pro Lite champion. “I qualified in 2nd place, got a pretty good start, picked the right lines and rode a smart race. I didn’t get the points lead this season until Fargo (N.D.), then I put on a strong finish through the end of the season. It’s great to win the title, but it was a struggle for sure.”

 There was never a doubt for Carlson today, putting in his best effort of the second half of the AMSOIL Championship Snocross season. From the holeshot over James Johnstad (Judnick Motorsports/Polaris to a smooth, consistent run, the race win for Carlson today was well-deserved and well-received by the Carlson Motorsports team. “This is the race you think about all year, from when you’re training in the summer up to today. We had a lot of ups and downs this season, so I’m just happy to end the year on a positive note. It was win or crash trying – and we were fortunate to win today.”

 With Carlson up front and in control, Todd, who started in 4th place, would get past Leighton Motorsports/Polaris teammate Zak Mason for 3rd. Johnstad would stay strong in 2nd, recording his second podium of the Lake Geneva race weekend. Rounding out the top five today in Pro Lite racing were Mason in 4th and Arctic Cat’s Corey Watkinson in 5th.

 Lake Geneva Sunday Pro Lite results

   1 Andrew Carlson CARLSON MOTORSPORTS 151 Polaris Big Lake, MN  

  2 James Johnstad Judnick Motorsports 154 Polaris Beltrami, MN  

  3 Corin Todd Leighton Motorsports  136 Polaris Otego, NY  

  4 Zak Mason LEIGHTON MOTORSPORTS 863 Polaris Gaylord, MI  

  5 Corey Watkinson Watkinson Motorsports, Arctic Cat 173 Arctic Cat Port Carling, Ontario  

  6 Kevin Wallenstein Ingles Performance 122 Ski-Doo Cadillac, MI  

  7 Travis Muller Warnert Racing 436 Ski-Doo Windom, MN  

  8 Trevor Leighton Leighton Motorsports 931 Polaris Eagle, ID  

  9 Cole Cottew Cottew Motorsports 621 Polaris Lake Nebagamon, WI  

  10 Maxime Taillefer Taillefer Motorsports 144 Ski-Doo Laval West,   

  11 Spencer Cowing Cowing Brothers Racing 181 Ski-Doo Wyoming, MN  

  12 Casey Boylan Team Boylan 630 Ski-Doo Anchorage, AK  

  13 Michael George MFG Racing 307 Arctic Cat Pine Plains, NY  

  14 John Stenberg Team Bauerly Racing 259 Ski-Doo Lofsdalen, Sweden  

  14 Dylan Hall Royal / Hall Racing 421 Ski-Doo Ayr, Ontario

 Overall Pro Lite Standings

   1 Corin Todd 16 588 588 Leighton Motorsports  136 Polaris Otego, NY  

  2 Andrew Carlson 16 581 581 CARLSON MOTORSPORTS 151 Polaris Big Lake, MN  

  3 Corey Watkinson 16 515 515 Watkinson Motorsports, Arctic Cat 173 Arctic Cat Port Carling, Ontario  

  4 James Johnstad 16 512 512 Judnick Motorsports 154 Polaris Beltrami, MN  

  5 Andrew Lieders 16 510 510 Team LaVallee 857 Polaris Colby, WI  

  6 Zak Mason 16 478 478 LEIGHTON MOTORSPORTS 863 Polaris Gaylord, MI  

  7 Trevor Leighton 16 437 437 Leighton Motorsports 931 Polaris Eagle, ID  

  8 John Stenberg 16 427 427 Team Bauerly Racing 259 Ski-Doo Lofsdalen, Sweden  

  9 Kevin Wallenstein 16 418 418 Ingles Performance 122 Ski-Doo Cadillac, MI  

  10 Travis Muller 16 362 362 Warnert Racing 436 Ski-Doo Windom, MN  

  11 Dylan Hall 16 353 353 Royal / Hall Racing 421 Ski-Doo Ayr, Ontario  

  12 Chase Rosemeyer 16 326 326 Team Bauerly Racing 675 Ski-Doo Chippewa Falls, WI  

  13 Nick Pattyn 16 290 290 Stud Boy Racing 198 Ski-Doo Ravenna, MI  

  14 Jordan Kraus 16 278 278 Relentless Racing 105 Polaris Osage, MN  

  15 Korbyn Anderson 16 274 274 Team Anderson Racing 179 Ski-Doo Allenton, MI  

  16 Casey Boylan 12 199 199 Team Boylan 630 Ski-Doo Anchorage, AK  

  17 Michael George 14 196 196 MFG Racing 307 Arctic Cat Pine Plains, NY  

  18 Matt Pichner 13 174 174 HAALA Racing 193 Arctic Cat Owatonna, MN  

  19 Maxime Taillefer 8 171 171 Taillefer Motorsports 144 Ski-Doo Laval West,   

  20 Kyle Rau 12 156 156 Rau Racing 325 Arctic Cat Lawton, MI

  2013-’14 AMSOIL Championship Snocross, powered by Ram November 29th - Dec. 1st Duluth, Minnesota December 6th-7th Bessemer, Michigan January. 3-4 Shakopee, Minnesota January . 31- Feburary.1st Deadwood, South Dakota Feburary. 7-8 Salamanca, New York Feburary. 21-22  Mt. Pleasant, Mich. March 7-8 Fargo, N.D March 14-16 Lake Geneva, Wisconsin     Visit Isocracing.com for up-to-date event information  

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