February 19th & 20th 2021
W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds
Writing and Photos by Crystal Wallem Photography
Rounds 9 & 10 of Amsoil Championship Snocross were hosted by the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds in Sioux Falls, South Dakota—another venue brand new to Snocross—offering an oval-style track with big air and plenty of rhythm. FXR athletes brought home 33 total medals over the weekend, 17 of them being gold!


Tristian Hinton #313 furthered his points lead with a perfect weekend, winning both of his heat races as well as the final.


Tavin Knudson #722 went 3-2 in his heat races and scored 3rd place in Saturday night’s 120 Champ final.

Avery Hemmer #415 scored the big win Saturday night and is now sitting only 2 points behind the points leader.

JR GIRLS 9-13 

Lainie King #88 placed 1-2 in her heat races on Saturday and capped off the weekend in the #3 spot on the box.

Consistent and smooth, points leader Kendall Rose #120 went 2-2-2 over the weekend.


Isaac Peterson #612 breezed through his heat races with a 1-1. Peterson moved on to take 3rd in the Transition 9-13 final.

Brady Freeland #831 made it look easy out there, placing 2-1 in his heats and taking the win in the final.


JR 10-13

Brady Freeland #831 made his second podium of the day, taking 2nd in the JR 10-13 final after scoring 1-3 in his heats.

Cameron Cole #747 swept the JR 10-13 class over the weekend, winning both of his heats and the final.

JR 14-15 

Steven Max #151 placed 2nd in both of his heat races on Saturday and went on to take 3rd in the final.



After placing 3-3 in his heat races, Connor Campbell #331 scored 2nd in Saturday’s JR 14-15 final.

Points leader, Domenic Hegman #113, went a perfect 1-1-1 in the JR 14-15 class on Saturday.

JR 16-17

Back on the box for the second time of the day, Steven Max #151 placed 3rd in the JR 16-17 final after going 3-2 in his heats.

Tanner Zierden #816 went 2-3 in his heat races and scored 2nd in the JR 16-17 final.

Consistent and quick, Domenic Hegman #113 continued his success with another 1-1-1.


Kellen Chapuran #254 swept the Sport Lite class over the weekend, winning both of his heat races on Friday and Saturday, as well as both of his finals. Chapuran currently holds a 16 point lead in the points race.


It was an exciting weekend for Kenny Mandryk #102 who won 3 out of 4 of his heat races. Mandryk moved on to score a 2nd and 3rd place podium finish and is in a tight battle in the points race, sitting only 2 points behind 2nd and 4 points out of 1st.


Beau Tibbetts #223 snagged his first win of the season Saturday night after going 2-3 in his heat races.


Andy Lieders #57 won both of his heat races on Saturday and went on to claim his fourth 1st place podium finish of the season.


Jesse Kirchmeyer #1’s winning streak ended over the weekend, scoring 3-1 in his moto’s on Friday and 5-1 in his moto’s on Saturday, resulting in a 2nd and 3rd place overall to round off the weekend. Prior to this weekend, Kirchmeyer was undefeated. Kirchmeyer remains the points leader with a significant lead.

Troy Horbaty #157 scored double overall wins over the weekend after going 1-2 on Friday and 2-2 on Saturday. Horbaty is currently sitting 2nd in the points race.


Malene Andersen #93 claimed the top spot on the box both nights in Sioux Falls and is now sitting only 6 points out of 1st in overall points. Andersen also scored impressively in her heat races, going 2-2 both Friday and Saturday.



Boss Racing’s Jordan Lebel #511 won both of his heat races on Friday and went on to take the win in the Pro Lite final.

Racing for Team LaVallee, Ryley Bester #151 obtained an exciting 2nd place podium finish Saturday night, coming off of a heat race win.


Bailey Forst #341 scored his first podium finish in the Pro Lite class Saturday night, placing 3rd in the final after going 1-2 in his heat races.


After a handful of 2nd and 3rd place podium finishes over the years, fan favorite Kyle Pallin #324 finally claimed a much deserved win in Friday night’s Pro final—his last win taking place in 2015! Pallin is currently sitting 6th in the points race.


Elias Ishoel #200 went 2-3 in his heats on Friday and took 3rd in the final. Ishoel took back the top spot on the box Saturday night, claiming the big win and furthering his points lead.


A recent schedule change has Amsoil Championship Snocross returning back to ERX Motorpark for two more rounds of action-packed racing. We’ll see you there March 5th and 6th!



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