FARGO, ND | COUNTRY CAT SNOCROSS NATIONAL
December 13th – December 15th, 2019
Buffalo River Race Park
Writing and Photos by Crystal Wallem Photography
The second stop on the Amsoil Championship Snocross tour brought us back to Buffalo River Race Park, located in Glyndon, Minnesota—about 13 miles east of Fargo, North Dakota. Snocross frequented Buffalo River Race Park in the past, but not since 2015.
After what felt like the snowstorm of the century wiped out half of the race weekend in Duluth two weeks ago, we were able to tack on an extra day in Fargo to make up the Saturday races that were cancelled in Duluth. The remainder of the races will be made up on Sunday at Canterbury (January 3rd through 5th).
Over the weekend, we had three days of racing in frigid Fargo, where the average temp was hanging right around -8°F for most of the weekend. When temperatures are this low, the snow dust makes visibility on the track very difficult. Despite the cold, crazy snow dust, and maybe a little frost bite, our FXR athletes did not disappoint—bringing home a total of 47 medals this weekend!
Zach Miller #261 went a consistent 4-4 in his heat races on Saturday, rounding out the day in the 3rd spot on the box.
On Saturday, Shane Beasley #924 placed 2-3 in his heat races. Beasley finished 2nd in the 120 Champ final.
AJ Skogquist #113 had a perfect day on Saturday, going 1-1 in his heats and claiming the top podium spot in the final.
JR GIRLS 9-13
FXR athletes swept the JR Girls 9-13 podium on Saturday!
Maddie Ratten #773 placed 2-1 in her heats and finished 3rd in the final.
Going a consistent 2-2 in her heats, Kendall Rose #120 kept the momentum going into the final where she snagged 2nd.
Naëli Lebel #518 rode strong all day, going 1-1 in her heats and scoring the top spot on the box in her final.
Carter Meyeraan #125 gets double wins in the Transition 8-10 class over the weekend.
We had two more FXR podium sweeps in the Transition 9-13 class over the weekend!
On Saturday, Dylan Lebel #522 placed 3rd, Tanner Johnson #313 finished in 2nd, and Brady Freeland #831 took the win.
On Sunday, Brady Freeland #831 took 3rd, Tanner Johnson #313 placed 2nd, and Crayden Dillon #906 snags the win.
Kellen Chapuran #254 made his first podium appearance of the weekend, placing 3rd in his final on Saturday.
Emeric Legendre Perron #144 is back on the box, taking the win.
FXR completely dominated the JR 10-13 podium over the weekend.
Cameron Cole #747 went 1-3 in his heats on Saturday and finished off the day in 3rd.
After going 3-1 in his heats, Brady Freeland #831 finished 2nd in Saturday’s JR 10-13 final. Freeland snags another 2nd place in Sunday’s final.
Tanner Johnson #313 claims double wins in the JR 10-13 class—top spot on the box both Saturday and Sunday.
Cameron Rose #130 rounds off your FXR podiumers in the JR 10-13 class, placing 3rd in Sunday’s final.
Chance Tietjen #500 had a solid day of racing on Saturday, going 3-1 in his heats and scoring 3rd in the final.
Emeric Legendre Perron #144 made his second podium appearance of the weekend, winning Saturday’s JR 16-17 final.
FXR Amateur Snowbike athletes, Taven Woodie #873 and Adam Vowles #18, were ripping on Friday. Woodie scored 3rd in the final and Vowles took the win.
Drew Freeland #821 has been a strong competitor for years. Freeland continued to dominate on Saturday, scoring 2nd in the Sport Lite final.
Emeric Legendre Perron #144 podiumed both Friday and Saturday in the Sport Lite class—2nd place on Friday, and 1st on Saturday.
Both Jordan Lebel #511 and Kaden Woodie #890 made multiple podium appearances over the Fargo race weekend.
Kaden Woodie #890 landed a 3rd place finish in Friday night’s Sport final. Woodie continued his success into Sunday’s races where he claimed another 3rd place podium finish.
Sport class rookie, Jordan Lebel #511, continued to prove himself over the weekend, scoring two wins.
PRO AM PLUS 30
Andy Lieders #57 made two podium finishes, scoring the win on Saturday and taking 2nd in Sunday’s final.
PRO AM WOMEN
Taven Woodie #873 made consistent two’s over the weekend, going 2-2 in her heats on both Friday and Saturday. Woodie went on top score 2nd in both finals as well.
Tausha Lange #214 had an exciting 3rd place podium in Sunday’s Pro Am Women final.
Jesse Kirchmeyer #1 charged hard all weekend, scoring the win on Friday night and placing 2nd in Sunday’s Pro Snowbike class.
Woodies Racing’s Theo Poirier #728 made an exciting podium in Saturday night’s Pro Lite final. After going 6-2 in his heats, Poirier claimed the 3rd spot on the box in the final.
Sweden native, Oskar Norum #40, racing out of the Hentges rig, is looking to be one of the top contenders this season. On both Friday and Saturday nights, Norum landed on the box in the 3rd place spot.
Team Boss Racing dominated the Pro class the entire weekend with three consecutive wins, in addition to a 2nd place.
On Friday, after going 5-2 in his heats, Aki Pihlaja #128 got out front early in the final and clinched the win.
After winning the Dominator Cup in Duluth, Elias Ishoel #200 kept his momentum rolling into Fargo where he scored two huge wins.
Joining Ishoel on Sunday’s Pro podium was teammate Aki Pihlaja #128 in 2nd.
Next stop on the Amsoil Championship Snocross tour brings us to Shakopee, Minnesota for another three days of racing December 3rd through 5th! Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season. See you next year 😉