Ski-Doo X-Team racers take five ISOC Snocross Season championships at season finale

Pihlaja had everyone’s attention in Pro Lite, but Max Taillefer made his presence felt by running strong both days and finishing second in the weekend’s first final.

Pihlaja airs it out in front of the crowd.
Pihlaja airs it out in front of the crowd. Photo courtesy Ski-Doo

In a flurry of racing activity, Ski-Doo racers took five National Snocross Championships at the ISOC season finale in Lake Geneva, Wis. this weekend. Aki Pihlaja led the way in the Pro Lite class, with championships clinched by Hunter Patenaude in Sport, Kurt Bauerly in Pro-Am +30 and Jordan Lebel in Junior 10-13 and Transition 8-12.

Racing at the renowned Grand Geneva Resort always provides some great action and a few surprises, but Pihlaja and Patenaude made sure to leave their marks by winning their final races of the year in dominating fashion. Bauerly and Lebel were consistently and in the hunt with each hitting the podium to cement their points championships. Surprise came for Tim Tremblay as he suffered a mechanical issue on Friday while leading the Pro Open final with two laps to go, losing a sizable points lead he couldn’t overcome the rest of the weekend. It was Tremblay’s the third runner-up finish in season points in as many years for the 2012 champion.

In Pro Open action, Lincoln Lemieux wrapped up the year strongly by never finishing less than fourth on the weekend; Elias Ishoel collected a podium and Adam Renheim placed 4th in one final.

Pihlaja had everyone’s attention in Pro Lite, but Max Taillefer made his presence felt by running strong both days and finishing second in the weekend’s first final.

Hunter Patenaude wanted to leave little doubt about who was going to be champion in the always rough-and-tumble Sport class and did so by winning both finals at Lake Geneva in dominating fashion. Fellow X-Team racer Camryn Anderson was in the mix for most of the year and finished third in the overall points race.

Danny Poirier made the last weekend of full-time racing in his career worthwhile by winning one of the Pro AM +30 finals and qualifying for both Pro Lite races. Paul Bauerly collected the other Pro AM +30 checkered flag – right in front of his brother Kurt, who won the championship. (A little reminder there’s always next year)

SEASON POINTS STANDINGS

Pro Open

2.) Tim Tremblay
4.) Lincoln Lemieux
9.) Adam Renheim
10.) Elias Ishoel

Pro Lite

1.) Aki Pihlaja
5.) Max Taillefer
9.) Danny Poirier
10.) Kevin Wallenstein

Pro-Am + 30

1.) Kurt Bauerly
2.) Patrick Brodeur
5.) Paul Bauerly

Pro AM Women

3.) Megan Brodeur
9.) Tatum Hax

Sport

1.) Hunter Patenaude
3.) Camryn Anderson
9.) Brady Love

Junior 10-13

1.) Jordan Lebel

Transition 8-12

1.) Jordan Lebel
6.) Jake Boutwell
7.) Hayden Meyer

Lake Geneva RESULTS

Pro Open

Friday Night

2.) Lincoln Lemieux
3.) Elias Ishoel
4.) Adam Renheim
14.) Tim Tremblay

Saturday Night

3.) Tim Tremblay
4.) Lincoln Lemieux
7.) Adam Renheim
10.) Elias Ishoel

Sunday

2.) Tim Tremblay
4.) Lincoln Lemieux
8.) Adam Renheim
9.) Elias Ishoel

Pro Lite

Saturday Night

2.) Max Taillefer
3.) Aki Pihlaja
7.) Danny Poirier
8.) Korbyn Anderson
11.) Marcus Ogemar Hellgren

Sunday

1.) Aki Pihlaja
4.) Marcus Ogemar Hellgren
6.) Max Taillefer
12.) Camryn Anderson
13.) Danny Poirier

Pro AM +30

1.) Danny Poirier
2.) Paul Bauerly
5.) Chad Bauerly
8.) Kurt Bauerly
14.) Martin Mailloux
15.) Patrick Brodeur

Pro AM +30

1.) Paul Bauerly
2.) Kurt Bauerly
12.) Martin Mailloux
15.) Patrick Brodeur

Pro Am Women

Friday Night

2.) Megan Brodeur
8.) Tatum Hax

Saturday Night

3.) Megan Brodeur
10.) Tatum Hax

Sport

Saturday Night

1.) Hunter Patenaude
6.) Brady Love
10.) Camryn Anderson

Sunday

1.) Hunter Patenaude
4.) Camryn Anderson
5.) Raphael Lemieux
10.) Brady Love
13.) Brian Petersen
14.) Colton Lugert

Junior 10-13

3.) Jordan Lebel
14.) Jake Boutwell

Transition 8-12

2.) Jordan Lebel
5.) Jake Boutwell
6.) Nathan Mailloux

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