By: Leighton Motorsports
Zimmerman, MN (January 9, 2017) – A midair collision that resulted in a horrifying crash for Corin Todd set the team back for much of the three-day weekend at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minn.
Todd was uninjured in the tangle, but damage to his WPS/Fly Racing Polaris was so severe that the crew was only able to patch it together in time for him to line up for the LCQ. AMSOIL Championship Snocross rules prohibit a rider from switching snowmobiles once race day has started, so Todd had no choice but to start the main event from the back row and then pull off the track for safety reasons.
The weekend continually got better, but Todd struggled to acclimate to the track’s unique elevated starting hill and was not getting his usual quick starts. Cold temps and snow dust were prevalent throughout the weekend, making it difficult to work forward from deep in the pack. He was able to score a top-10 finish on Sunday with a ninth-place in the final, regaining some momentum as we move on to Deadwood, S.D. in two weeks.
Trevor Leighton, still recovering from a big crash in Colorado, participated in practice on Friday and lined up for the start of his first heat race, but elected to sit out the remainder of the weekend before causing any further aggravation to his knee.
Source: Amsoil Racing