TJ Gulla raced last season for Polaris and will now be featured on Hentges' Polaris racing team.
Polaris recently announced the Hentges and Judnick rosters for the Pro and Semi-Pro snocross teams featuring TJ Gulla and Levi LaVallee. Polaris also announced that Schuering Speed Sports will have Pro racers Robbie Malinoski and Andrew Johnstad in their camp.
"These moves strengthen the Polaris racing program and position us to maintain our winning momentum heading into next winter" said Polaris Racing Manager Tom Rager, Sr. "The alliance between Hentges and Judnick should improve both teams and the Scheuring team has signed two racers with bright futures."
Scheuring Speed Sports owner Stever Scheuring said, "This is a very exciting time for Scheuring Speed Sports and our sponsors. Robbie has multiple championships in both Pro and Semi-Pro and will be in the hunt for the championships this year on our 2010 Polaris IQ snocross sleds."
As previously reported, the Hentges and Judnick racing teams combined their research and development projects to create stronger teams. Both teams will now share Tim Bender as their resource for snowmobile buidling. Bender has been a team manager for Hentges Racing and a former racer. The teams will, also, share a racing facility in Wausau, Wisconsin.
"We have formed an alliance where we're independent teams under one roof - Polaris Racing - and we're committed to putting Team Polaris on the podium week in and week out," said Scott Judnick, co-owner with his wife Colleen of Judnick Motorsports. "We feel that sharing technical information will give us the edge to do that."
The Hentges roster includes: Pro racer TJ Gulla, Pro racer Levi LaVallee, Pro racer Brett Bender and Semi-Pro Chris Kafka.
The Judnick roster includes: Pro racer Ross Martin,Pro racer Matt Judnick and Semi-Pro Mike Bauer.
Scott Judnick said Ross Martin, who broke his hip at the 2009 Winter X Games, has recovered fully and has been cleared to begin motocross riding and racing.
Ross Martin in Duluth in 2007 before his accident.
"We'll have Ross back. He's our anchor," Judnick said. "After his accident, he ended up having surgery done at the Mayo Clinic and had all his follow-up done there as well. They have just worked miracles and they couldn't be happier with the way it went."
While the Hentges and Judnick teams share shop facilities and technical expertise, they will operate independently in terms of business and sponsors. Both teams will return for the 2009-2010 season with the primary sponsors they had last season.
Judnick Motorsports' primary sponsors include DuPont, Amsoil and Jack Link's, while Hentges Racing's main sponsors include National Guard and Pirtek.