Ski-Doo Race Report: Pihlaja takes Pro Lite win

Pihlaja initially trailed the leaders, but managed to pull ahead at the last minute and earn himself top honours.

Aki Pihlaja celebrates a win on the podium.
Aki Pihlaja celebrates a win on the podium. Photo courtesy Ski-Doo Race Team Coverage

Ski-Doo Pro Lite veteran racer and defending ISOC Pro Lite champion Aki Pihlaja (Team Boss Racing) earned a hard-fought victory Saturday night at the Theisen's Snocross National in Dubuque, Iowa. In a tight race, Pihlaja trailed the leaders off the start, but chose the right lines and emerged as the leader by the time the first lap was clicked off.

As the laps passed by, the competition tightened and it came down to a drag race down the final straightaway to the finish line between Pihlaja’s MXZ 600RS E-TEC and his closest competitor. When the checkers flew, it was Pihlaja earning top honors, and big points as he tries to remain in the top three of the overall points standings heading into the final weekend of ISOC racing.

In Saturday’s Pro class action, Ski-Doo racers Tim Tremblay (Scheuring Speed Sports) and Adam Renheim (Warnert Racing) finished third and fourth, respectively.

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