From ISOC AMSOIL RACING – Tucker Hibbert made his new sponsor proud winning the Piranha-X Pro Super Stock final at the third round of competition in the AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series at beautiful Rio Tinto stadium in Sandy, Utah. Just as it has played out at each of the previous two rounds this season, Hibbert backed up his performance with a win in the AMSOIL Pro Open, sweeping the Piranha-X Western National presented by Fly Racing.
Ross Martin has been the quick starter at most of the rounds so far, but Saturday night it was Bobby LePage who jumped to the lead on his LeVallee Racing Polaris. This on the heels of a first lap red flag restart that saw several riders pile up on the back straight. Once in the lead, LePage stretched his margin with Ross Martin in tow. Midway through the final, Martin worked his way by LePage, while Hibbert began his charge.
Closing in on 10 to go, Hibbert worked his magic again, moving by Martin and sailing off for the win. Martin held on for second, LePage scored a well-deserved podium in third and Robbie Malinoski won the battle for fourth after dueling throughout the race with Tim Tremblay.
With a single day format the Semi-Pro riders squared off one time for the money with Mike Bauer going wire to wire on his Judnick Racing/Jack Link’s Beef Jerky/Polaris. Bauer also had to endure a red flag restart but kept his composure and raced off to a convincing win. Arctic Cat’s Cody Thomsen maintained second, while teammate Kyle Pallin and Polaris mounted Andy Leiders battled for third and fourth. Pallin would have issues that dropped him back enabling Leiders to seal the final step on the podium.
TJ Gulla continued to be a player in Pro Open, edging out Robbie Malinoski for the Stud Boy holeshot award. Malinoski quickly raced passed the National Guard/Polaris rider on the back straight and looked to be on his way to his first win on the season. Gulla, Tremblay and Hibbert swapped positions during the early portion of the race. Hibbert once again put his superior line choosing abilities to work. One by one he picked off Tremblay, Gulla and Malinoski, finishing the job with relative ease.
Tremblay, who battled with Malinoski several times during the weekend, was able to maneuver his Warnert Racing/Foremost Insurance/Ski-Doo to second, while the Thrasher managed to keep the final step on the podium for the AMSOIL/Rockstar/AirForce/Makita gang.