MT. PLEASANT, MI | SOARING EAGLE SNOCROSS NATIONAL
February 1-2, 2019
Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
Writing and Photos by Crystal Wallem Photography
After the past few “mud fests” in Michigan, we were finally blessed with snow this year, and lots of it! The cold snap that swept across much of the northern part of the country worked out in our favor. The track at the Soaring Eagle Resort was huge, and almost seemed to be moto-inspired. With a sweeping high-speed start, technical rhythm sections, and big step-ups—this track was nothing short of spectacular.
After going 2-6 in his morning heats, Riley Johnson #106 finishes in style—2nd place in the Stock 200 final.
An FXR podium sweep in the 120 Champ class this weekend. Victoria Dillon #609 places 5-4 in her heats and takes an exiting 3rd place in the final. (photo by Matt Pranger)
Aiden Pierson #710 went a consistent 3-3 in his heats and took 2nd in the final.
1-1-1 for Brady Freeland #831 this weekend!
Trenton Hilmerson #515, aboard his Arctic Cat, placed 2-3 in his heats. Hilmerson moved on to score 3rd in the final.
Dylan Lebel #522 was the fastest rider of the day in the Transition 8-10 class. Lebel placed the fastest lap time in each of his heats, only getting faster each time on the track. Lebel snagged the win in the final.
JR Girls 9-13
Turns out, all of the Lebel siblings know how to dominate. Naã˂li Lebel breezed through her heats, going 1-1, and moved on to take first in her final.
Both FXR podiumers in the JR 10-13 class know that consistency is key. Cameron Cole #747 went 3-3-3 for the day, and Kellen Chapuran #254 with the 1-1-1.
De ja vu—the Transition 9-13 podium was literally identical to the JR 10-13 podium. Cameron Cole #747 in 3rd and Kellen Chapuran #254 with another win.
Drew Freeland #821’s awesome weekend started with a 2-2 in his morning heats. Freeland went on to score 2nd in the final.
Jordan Lebel #511 not only went 1-1-1, but he also snagged the fastest lap time in the final.
Both Drew Freeland #821 and Jordan Lebel #511 went an exciting 1-1 in their heats, setting the stage for a very competitive final. Freeland landed in the 2nd spot on the box, and Lebel stood in 1st.
Jake Belair #228 looked fast all day, placing 1-2 in his heats on Friday. Belair moved on to take 2nd in the final.
Jordan Lebel #511 continues his winning streak, going 1-1 in his heats and scoring the win in Friday night’s Sport Lite final.
Jordan Lebel #511 and Drew Freeland #821 battled all day in multiple classes on Saturday. Despite a mid-race front flip off of his sled, Lebel pulled himself together and raced all the way back up to 2nd place, finishing less than a second behind Freeland who scored his first win in the Sport Lite class.
Jesse Kirchmeyer #42 returns to the Amsoil Championship Snocross series after skipping a week to compete at X Games in the Snow BikeCross competition where he took home silver. Kirchmeyer got down to business, taking 3rd in Friday night’s Snowbike final, and 2nd on Saturday night.
Samuel Blouin #878 won both of his heats on Friday. Blouin went on to take 2nd in Friday night’s Sport final.
Beau Tibbetts #223 went 2-2 in his heats on Friday and took the win in the final.
Both Samuel Blouin #878 and Beau Tibbetts #223 were back on the podium for the second night in a row. This time, Blouin in 3rd and Tibbetts in 2nd.
PRO AM WOMEN
It’s been an intense season for the Pro Am Women’s class. On Friday, Taven Woodie #873 went 1-1 in her heats and took 3rd in the final. Malene Andersen #93 placed 1-2 in her heats and scored another big win for the second weekend in a row.
Malene Andersen #93 and Taven Woodie #873 were back at it again on Saturday. Both Andersen and Woodie went 1-2 in their heats. Woodie scored another 3rd place podium finish and Andersen landed in 2nd. Andersen is now only 2 points behind Woodie in the points race.
Nisse Kjellstrom #27 rode hard all weekend, and it paid off Saturday. After going 3-2 in his heats, making outstanding lap times, Kjellstrom snagged the 3rd place podium spot in Saturday night’s Pro Lite final.
Hentges Racing dominated Friday night’s podium. Kody Kamm #53 tore through his heat races, winning them both with the fastest lap times. Kamm kept his momentum moving into the final where, again, he made the fastest lap time. Kamm’s speed was on point, but it wasn’t quite enough to get him a win. Kamm stood atop the 3rd spot on the box.
Petter Narsa #54 was a man on a mission. Narsa went 5-4 in his heats on Friday, sending him straight to a front row spot for the final. Narsa ripped the holeshot and lead nearly the entire race. Your Swedish rider finished 2nd in Friday night’s final.
Boss Racing’s Elias Ishoel #200 continues to lead the Pro class in points, sitting 35 points ahead of Kody Kamm. The Norwegian native collected maximum points in his heats on Saturday, going 1-1 and obtaining the fastest lap times in them both. Ishoel went on to snag the 2nd place spot in Saturday night’s Pro final.
That’s a wrap for Michigan. We’ll be back at it February 22nd-23rd. Next stop—Salamanca, New York for rounds 11 and 12 of Amsoil Championship Snocross.