MEDINA, Minn. (March 2, 2015) – Polaris snocross racer Ryan Springer (Carlson Motorsports) remained the hottest racer on the ISOC National circuit as he won both Pro Lite finals in Feb. 27- 28 racing at Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, giving him seven finals victories this season and a significant lead in the season points race with one weekend of racing remaining. Polaris racers earned four of the weekend’s six Pro Lite podium spots, and in Pro Open, Kyle Pallin (Team LaVallee) reached the podium twice with a second and a third.
PRO LITE: Springer Extends Win Streak
Ryan Springer has won at least one Pro Lite final at five of the season’s six ISOC National events, including six wins in the past four race weekends. With his Michigan weekend sweep, he built a 34-point lead in the season points standings with one weekend of racing to go. On Friday night in Mt. Pleasant, Springer took the lead immediately and ran smoothly out in front to earn the win while teammate Andrew Carlson (Carlson Motorsports) finished third.
“Got the holeshot and rode away,” Springer said. “These points were really important, so I tried to ride smart when I got out front.”
Springer faced a stronger challenge from the field in Saturday night’s final, but outdueled several challengers and won his seventh final of the season. Trevor Leighton (Leighton Motorsports) ran well and finished third, which moved him back into second place in points. Polaris racers fill the top four slots in the Pro Lite points race in this order: 1. Springer, 2. Leighton, 3. Andrew Carlson, and 4. Travis Muller (Carlson Motorsports). James Johnstad (Judnick Motorsports) is in sixth.
PRO OPEN: Pallin Reaches the Podium Twice
Kyle Pallin grabbed the holeshot in Friday night’s Pro Open final, and ended up finishing third. Justin Broberg (Hentges Racing) finished eighth and Jake Scott (Team LaVallee) finished 10th. Ross Martin (Judnick Motorsports) was disqualified for passing during a yellow flag, which cost him valuable points.
Pallin ran well again Saturday night and finished second, which kept him firmly in third place in Pro Open points. Coring Todd (Leighton Motorsports) finished sixth and Martin took eighth.
Pallin is third in Pro Open points with one three-round weekend of racing remaining this season. Martin is in fifth, Todd is seventh, and Broberg is eighth.
SPORT Class Plus: Cottew Sweeps Sport Finals Again
In the Sport class, Polaris racer Cole Cottew (Cottew Motorsports) won both finals for the second weekend in a row and expanded his lead atop the season points standings. Jacob Yurk (Team Vermillion) finished second Friday night, and in Saturday’s final won by Cottew, Nikolas Lorenz (Lorenz Racing) took second.
Cottew is the Sport points leader, followed by Yurk in second, Evan Daudt (Daudt Racing) in fourth, Durk Roper (Roper Racing) in fifth, and Lorenz in seventh.
In the Women’s Pro-Am final, Jakki Farmer (Farmer Racing) finished third, and in Amateur-class racing, Freddie Grove (US 27 Motorsports Racing) won on Saturday and Logan Davies (Davies Racing) finished second on Friday.
The ISOC National season wraps up with racing March 13-15 at Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, where select top classes will run three final rounds of racing.