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    Cor Powersports takes on Castle Rock Lake

    Posted by AmSnow
    on Wednesday, February 04, 2015

     Well we had another highly successful event held this past weekend in Friendship, WI on Castle Rock Lake for Round 6 presented by Yamaha Snowmobiles of the 2015 Cor PowerSports cross country series.

    The weatherman was forecasting mid 30 temps and clear skies but when daylight started to crack we were presented with clouds and low 20 temps with a slight breeze... With the overcast and flat light we let the racers take an extra sighting lap to check out the course and help work a groove into the main line before we went racing for the day.

    Once again we had a good turnout and with the help of one of our Polaris teams, Wenzlaff Racing, who are locals to this area our crew set up a very challenging 9.25 mile course with some tight technical sections, 3/4 mile straights, and a cattail section that was about 3 miles in length that the racer's had a blast in.

    Throughout the day racing was tight as riders were challenged by the conditions of minimal snow in the main portion of the lake, 3-6" of snow around shorelines, and then the tight sections through the cattails.

    We have had great racing as expected and our Sport class riders are doing very well, the top couple are some young guns from Yamaha, Robby Resch & Mitchell Sebastian, posting times that easily would make them top 5 in Semi Pro but also in Semi Pro there is some great riders like Dustin Dohrn for Ski Doo and Tyler Oettinger on Arctic Cat that are very close to Pro times so it is great to see some depth in the ranks.

    In Pro class the past two weekends we have had 100 mile Pro Stock races and this weekend they ran 11 laps which just like last week was a GREAT show! At the beginning Grant Weber and Lucas Manning both on Polaris were side by side lap after lap swapping the lead with Andy Wenzlaff (Polaris), Casey Pries (Cat), & 2014 Cor PowerSports Pro Champion Nick Fischer (Cat) giving chase. Around lap 3 Casey Pries had to pull off after breaking 3 studs off his carbide which they repaired and went back out to salvage points as you never know what will happen in a 100 mile race. Lucas Manning who has struggled this year with engine problems finally had that gremlin off his back and had his Wenzlaff Racing IQR up front for the first 3 laps then Grant Weber on a Faust Racing IQR took over the lead with Lucas giving chase but at the completion of Lap 5 Lucas was no longer in sight, that is when the course spotters called in and said he was tossed from the sled and caught in the cattails and they were digging him out... On this same lap Arctic Cat racer Nick Fischer also had a mishap on course and ended up having to withdraw from the battle with a very sore leg. Until lap coming in for lap 7 of 11 Grant Weber held the lead but that is when Andy Wenzlaff took over the point on his Wenzlaff Racing Polaris IQR and never looked back leading the last 4 laps of the race and winning his second Pro race of his career. Second place went to Grant Weber and third was Casey Pries who by getting back out to salvage points took advantage of some others mishaps.


     In the same 100 mile race Semi Pro Stock riders were right there in the mix as Semi Pro rider Tyler Oettinger took the win with a time that would have had placed him in 3rd of the Pro Stock race! The podium for Semi Pro was Tyler Oettinger (Cat) with first, Dustin Dohrn (Ski Doo) in second, & veteran Jason Cleasby (Polaris) in third.

    A huge thanks needs to go out to Doug Wenzlaff of Wenzlaff Racing as they took on helping pull all of this event together at the 11th hour and then to top it off he also helped lead getting local business support and raised an extra $1100 for the Pro Stock 100 mile purse!

    Attached is the round 6 race results and season points.

    We now have almost a 4 week break as we prepare to take over the TORC offroad truck track at Bark River International Raceway on Feb 28 & Mar 1 for our first full terrain race of the 2015 season! As of last Thursday they have over 12" of snow on the ground, close to 2' in the forecast over the next month, & only a couple day's in the low 30's so things are looking perfect for the Cor PowerSports series to make it's debut in Bark River with a course that will be extremely spectator friendly and about 3/4 of the course will be visible from the grandstand area of the raceway!!

    For more information on what's happening or coming up for Cor PowerSports visit www.corpowersports.com - Todd Meyers

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