Big news for Pro class 2012-13 season
Pro class to run "open sleds" on both days next year, following in the ISOC format. More specific on class rules coming soon.
To all ECS Staff, Sponsors and Racers;
After the conclusion of another great year of racing, it's time to thank the people who made it all possible.
Difficult weather conditions created a major obstacle, yet ECS carried on thanks to herculean efforts from our awesome staff; including Shawn Longbook, General Manager; Fred Mang, Race Director; Bob Pawlowski, Track Engineer; John Decato, Tech Director; Jenn Carrier, Registration and Scoring Manger; Shawn Achilles, Race Schedule Director; Jamey Magowan, Circuit Announcer; Travis and Taylor Leighton, Snow Making/Track set-up/Race Official (anything you ask of them)
We would also like to thank the following staff members and Race Officials for their outstanding efforts; Rhonda Decato, Jessica Stiles, Paul and Amanda Deslandes, Brianna Magowan, Murray Price, Justin Mensing, Larry Wierzba, Dan Donohoe, Jerad Bologna, John Przestrzelski, and Nicole as well as our other part-time workers and those affiliated with host groups. Of course, Mike Key who handles our web site and print design and Phil Whipple our PR Director. It takes a ton of manpower to pull these things off, and you folks got it done in fine fashion.
Of course, we also want to extend a sincere thanks to all of our great marketing partners, including presenting sponsors AMSOIL and Woody's Traction; along with New England Race Fuels, Choko, Ingles Performance, daSilva Motorsports, Malibu Boats, Island Water Sports, AFX Helmets, EVS, Camoplast, Arctic Cat, Ski-doo, Polaris, and C & A Pro Skis.
East Coast Snocross is also proud to have support from the following associate sponsors, who contribute greatly towards the overall cause; North Star Racing, Camara Slate Products, Jones Cam, Mike's Towing Service, CJ's Auto Body, Ruggeiro Racing, Al's Snowmobile, Green Mountain Racing, Pattenaude Pool Plasterers, RPM's Apparel, Powermadd, Lemieux Trucking, Desrochers Excavating, Wood Island Corp, 139 Designs, Paramount Construction, and Team Southside.
On the competition side, we all witnessed some exciting racing across the board. Capturing most of the headlines was the dominant season enjoyed by Danny Poirier, as he recorded his third career Pro championship.
Yet other athletes stole the spotlight whenever possible, like young Lincoln Lemieux when he claimed the high-stakes, non-points ECS Challenge in Plattsburgh. And after coming up just short of the old Semi-Pro titles one year earlier, Lucas Brunelle nailed the first-ever Pro Lite championships to confirm he's ready for the move up to Pro.
Outstanding performances in all divisions including the hot rookies in Pro (Chris Ackerman, Mike George and Jacob Muller); Mike Pilotte's head-turning run in Duluth and late-season charge here in the East; the emergence of young Montana Jess (four clean sweeps in Sport Super Stock), and the fine efforts by Leo and Hunter Patenaude, among many others. There were exciting races from start to finish - and that is what it's all about. Our end of the year Awards Banquet had a recorded setting attendance.
Thanks again to all of our racers, staff members, highly-valued sponsors and dedicated fans. We are both looking forward to an even more exciting 2012-2013 season, and who knows, it might even snow!
Bob Roscoe and Eric Scott
8-10 Class: 500cc Arctic Cat Info
Attn: Mike or Al
Arctic Cat Race Department
17442 US HWY 59 NE
Thief River Falls, MN 56701
Poirier Tops Pro Stock Field at Burke Mtn.
E. Burke, VT - After a week postponement for colder temps to arrive and some snow to race on, snocross returned to the northeast for East Coast Snocross' second season of snocross racing action. Fans saw the "Canadian Blast" Danny Poirier and fellow Canadian Lucas Brunelle score the Pro Stock and Pro-Lite wins after Saturday's racing was completed at Burke Mtn. Ski Resort.Poirier piloted his Hulten Speed Sports/Bailey Motor Company Polaris to a clean sweep in qualifying and a flag-to-flag win in Saturday's Pro Stock final. After a first lap red flag forced a restart, Poirier found an inside line up the course to grab the holeshot and the early lead. Poirier's 2010-11 teammate Matt Piche, on his Green Mtn Racing Arctic Cat shook off a shot to his leg in the lap one melee and scored the runner-up finish. Southside Racing's new hired gun, Dylan Martin piloted his Polaris to the third podium position. The Pros will be campaigning their Mod sleds in Sunday's Pro Open action.
Lucas Brunelle of Boucherville, Quebec grabbed the early lead in the Pro-Lite Super Stock final and held on for the win on board his Damexco Racing Ski-doo RevXP. Kenny Murphy of Constantia, NY returned after a two year absense from snocross and scored the runner-up finish a few seconds ahead John O'Malley, both riding the new Ski-doo racers.
With cold temperatures and the Burke Mtn. staff blowing snow, Sunday's action looks to be shaping up as another great day of racing. Gates open at 9:30 am with racing starting at 10.
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