January 15th & 16th 2021 Dubuque County Fairgrounds Writing and Photos by Crystal Wallem Photography
Rounds 3 & 4 of Amsoil Championship Snocross was held in Dubuque, Iowa, where the Dubuque County Fairgrounds dished out a large, technical, oval-style track. With warmer temps during the day and colder temps at night, the track was ever-changing and unpredictable which really narrowed the playing field over the weekend. FXR athletes continued their success, claiming 38 total podium finishes.
After being sidelined the majority of last season due to injury, Tristian Hinton #313 proved he’s still got what it takes to be a serious threat in the Stock 200 class. Hinton went 1-1 in his qualifying races on Saturday and placed 2nd in the final.
Gvanni D’Antonio #990 scored a perfect 1-1-1 on Saturday and is your current points leader.
Gaige Bauer #255 was all smiles after snagging an exciting 3rd place podium finish in Saturday night’s 120 Champ final. Bauer is now tied for 3rd in the points race.
After placing 2-3 in his heats, Aiden Pierson #710 scored 2nd in the final.
Zach Miller #261 was back on the box for the second weekend in a row, placing 3rd in the Transition 8-10 final.
FXR athletes swept the JR Girls 9-13 top spots over the weekend. Lainie King #88 went 3-2 in her heats and finished 3rd in the final.
Avery Hemmer #415, currently second in the points race, placed 1-2 in her heat races and claimed the #2 spot in the final.
Your current points leader, Kendall Rose #120, not only won both of her qualifying races, but also took the win in the final.
Tanner Johnson #313 is in a close battle in the points race—currently only 1 point out of first. Johnson won both of his heat races and finished 3rd in the final.
Cameron Cole #747 placed 2-3 in his heats and went on to take the win in Saturday’s Transition 9-13 final.
JR 10-13
Isaac Peterson #612 continues to climb the points ladder, now sitting 4th in points. Over the weekend, Peterson went 4-3 in his heats and placed 3rd in his final.
Cameron Cole #747 made his second podium appearance of the weekend, scoring another win in the JR 10-13 class.
JR 14-15
Domenic Hegman #113 had another successful weekend of racing, going 2-1 in his heat races and claiming the win in the JR 14-15 final.
JR 16-17
Tanner Zierden #816 scored double second place finishes in his heat races and took the 3rd place podium spot in the final.
Domenic Hegman #113 won both of his qualifying races and made his second podium appearance of the weekend with a 2nd place finish in the JR 16-17 final.
Justin Sisti #845 went 2-3 in his heat races on Saturday and finished off the night in the 3rd place podium spot.
Kellen Chapuran #254 had nearly a perfect weekend in the Sport Lite class, going 1-2 in his qualifiers on Friday and 1-1 on Saturday. Chapuran scored double wins in his finals and is the current points leader.
Exhibiting his red plates, points leader Kyle Kunstman #107 scored two more podium finishes over the weekend—double 3rd place finishes in both finals.
Beau Tibbetts #223, currently 2nd in points, went 4-3 in his qualifying races on Saturday and went on to place 2nd in the final.
Coming off a heat race win, Drew Freeland #821 charged to the #1 spot in Friday night’s Sport final.
After cruising through his qualifying races with a 1-2, Andy Lieders #57 claimed 3rd place in Saturday night’s Pro Am Plus 30 final.
Nick Kraeger #296 made his first national podium over the weekend, taking 3rd overall on Saturday night after going 3-5 in his qualifying moto’s.
Troy Horbaty #157 went a consistent 3-3 in Friday’s moto’s and rounded out the night with a 3rd place podium finish.
Jesse Kirchmeyer #1 scored a perfect weekend—winning all of his qualifiers which resulted in double overall wins.
Saturday night’s Pro Women podium was a total FXR sweep. After going 3-1 in her heats, Taven Woodie #873 took the 3rd spot on the box despite sustaining a knee injury mid-race.
Makenna Kleiman #199 raced her way to a 2nd place podium finish in Saturday night’s final.
After taking 2nd in Friday night’s Pro Am Women final, Malene Andersen #93 was determined to snag the win on Saturday, and she did just that. Andersen went 1-2 in her heat races and claimed the top spot in Saturday night’s Pro Am Women final. Andersen has successfully taken the points lead.
Points leader, Adam Peterson #113, continued his success with a 1-3 in his heat races Saturday and topped off the night with a 2nd place finish in the final.
Woodies Racing’s Theo Poirer #728 claimed his first win in the Pro Lite class over the weekend, after going 3-1 in his heats on Saturday.
Taylor Cole #747 scored a perfect 1-1 in his qualifying races on Friday and went on to claim a very exciting win.
Hentges Racing’s Oskar Norum #40 has been consistent and confident. After a 2nd place podium finish on Friday, Norum has climbed to 4th in the overall points race.
All smiles, always—Kyle Pallin #324, racing for Team LaVallee, went 6-4 in his heat races on Saturday, resulting in a back-row start in the final. Pallin charged through the pack and claimed an exciting 2nd place finish in Saturday night’s Pro final.
Boss Racing’s Elias Ishoel #200 had a couple of shaky incidents and off’s over the weekend, but that didn’t stop him from claiming double wins and furthering his overall points lead.
Next stop on the Amsoil Championship Snocross tour takes us out west to Deadwood, South Dakota for rounds 5 & 6 on January 29th & 30th.

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