The Iowa Snocross National featured a steep, rough track on a tight section of a ski hill at Sundown Mountain Resort in Dubuque, Iowa, this past weekend. The event marked the first time that the ISOC National Snocross Tour has landed in the Hawkeye State.
“It was exciting to see all the fans who came out to the race," said defending Pro Open champion Tucker Hibbert. "It’s always fun to go to a new venue and see the excitement of fans. Everyone seemed really happy to have a race in the Dubuque area so hopefully it’s an event that can continue.”
In Round 13 of the Pro Open class Friday night, Lincoln Lemieux won the final ahead of Kyle Pallin and Adam Renheim. Tim Tremblay finished first in both of his heats but came up just short of a podium finish in final.
Kody Kamm rebounded from a 13th-place finish in Friday's Pro Open final to score a dominant victory in Round 14. Hibbert also scored a podium finish on Saturday night after finishing fifth in Friday's final. Starting in 10th place and dodging carnage early in the race, Hibbert pushed forward and moved into fourth place on lap four. By that time, he already trailed the leader, Kamm, by nine seconds. Hibbert started making big gains halfway through the race, turning laps 1-2 seconds faster than Kamm. On the final lap, he was within striking distance of the lead but came up short to finish second. Lemieux took third place.
Hibbert currently sits third in the Pro Open points standings, 44 points out of first place (Tremblay) and 16 points out of second (Kamm).
In the Pro Lite category, Pro Lite points leader Aki Pihlaja won Saturday night's final, and Jake Angove earned two podium finishes over the weekend. Angove moved into the lead in the early laps of Friday night’s final and went on to win ahead of Zak Mason. In Saturday night’s final, Angove finished third behind Pihlaja and Andrew Lieders. Angove currently sits in second place in the Pro Lite points standings, ahead of Nick Lorenz in third.
Pro-Am Women racer Elina Ohman won three of four heat races and both finals in Iowa and remains perfect with 14 finals wins this season. With wins in 25 of 28 heat races, she has won 92 percent of her races this season, and is poised to clinch the points title.
The final ISOC event of the season will take place as it always does in Lake Geneva, Wis. (March 17-19). With three days of racing and 177 points on the line, the Pro Open Championship is still up for grabs!
For a full schedule and results, visit www.snocross.com.