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By: Scheuring Speed Sports
AURORA, Minn. (Dec. 19, 2016) – Tim Tremblay turned in two gritty, come-from-behind performances over the weekend to secure a pair of second-place finishes as the AMSOIL Championship Snocross tour made it’s first-ever visit to Colorado.
Elevation and weather played a big role in the team’s preparation for the event, with the race track located at 8,500 feet in Winter Park. Heavy snow and wind on Friday and cold temps on Saturday added to an already demanding race track that was very fast and icy in spots.
Tremblay was consistent throughout qualifying on his AMSOIL/U.S. Air Force/Ford/Milwaukee Tools Ski-Doo, never finishing out of the top four. In Friday’s final he raced from a fourth-place starting spot into the lead on lap five. He surrendered the spot on lap seven, but maintained a solid hold on the position to the finish. “I started riding a little tight at the end,” said Tremblay. “I had a big crash last week at the practice track and couldn’t ride for a week, so maybe that was part of it.”
On Saturday, Tremblay was mired in heavy traffic off the start of the final and, with limited visibility from snow dust, had to carefully work his way forward. A strong push in the closing laps propelled him into second place, where he was able to gain valuable points in the championship battle that has already developed early in the season.
Lincoln Lemieux backed up his fast start at the season opener in Duluth, Minn., with a pair of top-10 finishes. After racing to a seventh-place finish in the final on Friday, Lemieux improved his qualifying performances on Saturday, along with his finish in the final, where he placed sixth.
The trip to Colorado provided the team an opportunity to interact with a new group of students during its U.S. Air Force School visits. The team awarded two Race To The Future scholarships at Denver area schools.
The team will have a brief break for the holidays before the season resumes on Jan. 6, at one of the series’ premier events at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minn.
Source: Amsoil Racing