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    Sweden's Adam Renheim wins FIM World SnowCross Championship

    Posted by AmSnow
    on Monday, February 18, 2013

     Adam Renheim, Swedish snocross racer, won the FIM World SnowCross Championship on Friday, riding his Warnert Racing Ski-Doo to finishes of 1-2-2 in the three race main event format.

    Over 25,000 fans were on hand to witness the event which was broadcast live for the first time.

    Renheim crashed in the first corner of the qualifying round causing him to compete in a last chance qualifying race to secure a spot in the championship rounds.

    After two rounds of competition, Renheim  was locked in a points battle with fellow countryman Petter Narsa and American racer Logan Christian. With the laps counting down in the third and final championship round, every position was critical to the final outcome. At the finish, it was Narsa who took the win, but Renheim was able to overtake Christian on the last lap, accumulating enough points, 69, to get the overall World Championship. Narsa finished second with 67 and Christian was third with 65.

    Renheim started the season racing the AMSOIL Championship Snocross tour in the United States. After competing in the first two rounds with mixed results, Renheim returned to Sweden to focus on repeating as the national champion and becoming a World Champion.

    Race 1 top ten: 1. Adam Renheim (SWE, Ski-Doo), 16:36.856; 2. Petter Narsa (SWE, Lynx), +0:07.704; 3. Christian Logan (USA, Arctic Cat), +0:26.787; 4. Oskar Norum (SWE, Ski-Doo), +0:30.483; 5. Marcus Ogemar-Hellgren (SWE, Lynx), +0:32.394; 6. Peter Eriksson (SWE, Polaris), +0:35.819; 7. Viktor Herten (FIN, Lynx), -1 lap(s); 8. Marcus Lundgren (SWE, Lynx), -1 lap(s); 9. Aki Pihlaja (FIN, Lynx), -2 lap(s); 10. Filip Eriksson (SWE, Arctic Cat), -2 lap(s);

    Race 2 top ten: 1. Christian Logan (USA, Arctic Cat), 16:56.272; 2. Adam Renheim (SWE, Ski-Doo), +0:04.762; 3. Petter Narsa (SWE, Lynx), +0:22.862; 4. Viktor Herten (FIN, Lynx), +0:32.050; 5. Filip Eriksson (SWE, Arctic Cat), -1 lap(s); 6. Oskar Norum (SWE, Ski-Doo), -1 lap(s); 7. Aki Pihlaja (FIN, Lynx), -1 lap(s); 8. Marcus Ogemar-Hellgren (SWE, Lynx), -1 lap(s); 9. Mikko Osmo (FIN, Lynx), -1 lap(s); 10. Magnus Lindbäck (NOR, Ski-Doo), -2 lap(s);

    Race 3 top ten: 1. Petter Narsa (SWE, Lynx), 16:47.000; 2. Adam Renheim (SWE, Ski-Doo), +0:06.755; 3. Christian Logan (USA, Arctic Cat), +0:09.581; 4. Peter Eriksson (SWE, Polaris), +0:22.690; 5. Oskar Norum (SWE, Ski-Doo), -1 lap(s); 6. Aki Pihlaja (FIN, Lynx), -1 lap(s); 7. Filip Eriksson (SWE, Arctic Cat), -1 lap(s); 8. Mikko Osmo (FIN, Lynx), -1 lap(s); 9. Marcus Lundgren (SWE, Lynx), -1 lap(s); 10. Marcus Ogemar-Hellgren (SWE, Lynx), -1 lap(s);

    SNX World Championship top ten: 1. Adam Renheim (SWE, Ski-Doo), 69 points; 2. Petter Narsa (SWE, Lynx), 67 p.; 3. Christian Logan (USA, Arctic Cat), 65 p.; 4. Oskar Norum (SWE, Ski-Doo), 49 p.; 5. Aki Pihlaja (FIN, Lynx), 41 p.; 6. Filip Eriksson (SWE, Arctic Cat), 41 p.; 7. Marcus Ogemar-Hellgren (SWE, Lynx), 40 p.; 8. Viktor Herten (FIN, Lynx), 40 p.; 9. Peter Eriksson (SWE, Polaris), 37 p.; 10. Mikko Osmo (FIN, Lynx), 35 p.;

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