Yamaha's Erik Frigon scored his third consecutive cross country snowmobile race win in the Maine 100 in Greenville, Maine on Saturday, March 17.
Frigon led Scott Brownell to the flag for a 1-2 Yamaha sweep in the Semi Pro class, and in doing so, wrapped up his second career cross-country championship.
Brownell's finished second in Semi Pro.
Conditions at Moosehead Lake were ideal for the final east coast cross country race of the season, with good-quality snow and temperatures in the mid-30s at the start. Frigon drew the 12th starting position in the time trial-format event, meaning that passing slower competitors would be crucial to putting down fast times during the three-lap event. The course was 6.2 miles, mostly shoreline but also including some fast sections on the frozen lake surface, and detours across several small islands.
After catching the first pair of competitors along the twisting shoreline within minutes, Frigon pulled the trigger on the FX Nytro. He then went on to pass more sleds every lap until the finish, setting the lowest total elapsed time in the combined pro, semi-pro and amateur field. At the flag, his nearest rival was Brownell on, a scant 6.5 seconds behind after the 18.6 miles. So fast was Frigon that, even as a Semi Pro Improved competitor, he thoroughly trounced the entire Pro class, beating the fastest driver by more than 20 seconds.
"Erik Frigon going three-for-three in event wins, and then being faster than all the Pros in the finale, totally proves the merits of the four-stroke FX Nytro. Congratulations to Erik and the whole team for the championship," said Yamaha's Eric Josephsen.