Tim Tremblay of Saint-Jeanne d'Arc, Quebec won all three days of the Grand Prix Ski-Doo of Valcourt snocross Pro Class.
Tremblay crossed the finish line 10 seconds ahead his nearest rival at the conclusion of the 14-lap race, to notch his second Grand Prix of Valcourt title in the last three years. CSRA's Iain Hayden of Holland Center, Ontario scored his first Valcourt Pro Class podium, finishing ahead of New York native Darrin Mees. East Coast Snocross rider Danny Poirier of St. Theodore d'Acton took fifth place.
Back to the Circuit Yvon Duhamel snocross track with Jennifer Paré of La Doré, Québec who won the Pro Women class ahead of two Vermont racers: Stephanie Lemieux-Bell of St. Johnsbury and Nykea Williams of Lyndonville. In the other finale, Americans placed seven of their own in the top-8 at the finish with Mike Pilotte of North Adams, MA taking the checkered flag ahead of Jesse James Bonaduce of Somerville, New Jersey. Eric Barton of Holland, Ontario saved the day with a third-place podium finish.
The first preliminary finals of the day gave the fans, who braved the Valcourt winter cold, plenty to cheer about. On the ice oval track, Michael Hackey of Alstead, New Hampshire scored his first Motorbike win in Valcourt, finishing ahead of a field of 12 Quebec riders, including local favorite Karl Daigle of Roxton Pond who surrendered the lead on the last turn of the nine-lap race. Back to snowmobile racing, Cole McMichael of Lefroy, Ontario took the win in the Semi-Pro Champ 440 class, edging Michael Soucy of Hopkinton, NH and 17-year old Sabrina Blanchet of Quebec City. In the Pro Formula 500 class, Ontario riders swept the first four spots with the win going to Mike Van Dolder from Annan, followed by Cole McMichael and Paul Sheppard from Mindmoya.
The next Grand Prix Ski-Doo of Valcourt presented by FOX will be held February 14-16, 2014