Malinoski wins again at Duluth National SnocrossSNOCROSS: Ski-Doo rider Robbie Malinoski earned another title at the 21st annual Amsoil Duluth National Snocross by rallying to win the 24-lap Pro Open final Saturday before a packed crowd at Spirit Mountain.
By: News Tribune staff, Duluth News Tribune
Ski-Doo rider Robbie Malinoski earned another title at the 21st annual Amsoil Duluth National Snocross by rallying to win the 24-lap Pro Open final Saturday before a packed crowd at Spirit Mountain.
Malinoski, who also won Saturday’s Pro Open final at last year’s event, burst to the lead at the start before getting passed by Polaris rider Ross Martin early in the race. Malinoski eventually reeled Martin back in and retook the lead with about a half dozen laps to go. Martin finished second and Ski-Doo rider Tim Tremblay took third.
A pair of Arctic Cat riders, Cody Thomsen and Tucker Hibbert, finished fourth and fifth, respectively, with Hibbert overcoming a fall late in the race.
Tremblay, the defending national points champion, was the No. 1 seed after Saturday’s qualifying rounds while Hibbert was second and Malinoski third.
Malinoski, a Canadian native who lives in Lino Lakes, Minn., and Tremblay are part of the Aurora-based Scheuring Speed Sports team that is sponsored by Amsoil.
JOANIS WINS PRO LITE FINAL
Polaris rider David Joanis of Cochrane, Ontario, rode to victory in Saturday’s 18-lap Pro Lite final.
Jake Scott of Port Jefferson, N.Y., took second while Andrew Lieders of Colby, Wis., took third as Polaris swept the podium spots.
The Pro Lite division was formerly known as Semi-Pro.