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By: Scheuring Speed Sports
Aurora, Minn. (February 27, 2017) Tim Tremblay continued to be the model of consistency in Mt. Pleasant, Mich., earning two second-place podium finishes in the AMSOIL Championship Snocross Pro Open class.
Tremblay was a force in qualifying heat races, picking up a win on Friday and never finishing lower than second place all weekend. In Friday’s main event, Tremblay worked past teammate Lincoln Lemieux and was closing in on the front position at the checkered flag. It was the second time this season that Tremblay and Lemieux shared the podium in the premier class.
On Saturday, Tremblay raced into the lead in the main event as the top three riders in the championship battled back and forth for several heart-pounding laps. “It was a crazy first couple of laps,” said Tremblay. “I got to the lead but I struggled through the whoops. Tucker passed me and I saw what he was doing, but I couldn’t do it. I almost crashed twice trying his line, so I just tried to pace myself. It wasn’t my best race and I wasn’t super comfortable, but overall I think it was a good weekend. We’re still on top and we have to keep moving forward.”
Lemieux was on track for another strong performance of his own Saturday, but was derailed when his shoulder popped out of the socket while navigating the whoops section. Although he did not crash and was able to restart his machine, he did lose several positions but continues to hold fourth place in the championship.
The Michigan tour stop is always one of the team’s favorites as they get to make an appearance at the Open House hosted by long-time sponsor Woody’s Traction. It also provides another great opportunity to interact with local students as part of the team’s pre-race school visits with the U.S. Air Force, where they hand out multiple Race to the Future Scholarships.
Just two weekends and five rounds of racing remain on the schedule as Tremblay closes in on what could be the team’s first-ever Pro Open championship.
Source: Amsoil Racing