Muller, Anderson notch big wins in Salamanca for ECS Conx2share Series,
Presented by Woody’s Traction and FXR
SALAMANCA, NY (Feb. 5, 2017) — Midwest veterans Travis Muller and Camryn Anderson earned final round wins in their respective classes on Saturday, as East Coast Snocross (ECS) completed Round 2 of the seven-race 2017 schedule at the beautiful Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino.
This round was run during ISOC’s annual Eastern National, allowing for crossover between regional and national tours which enhanced the competition in both series.
Muller (Muller Motorsports/Arctic Cat), of Windom, MN, dominated the 12-lap Pro Open final. Kristoffer Holm (Team Southside/Polaris) finished a distant second, with his teammate and 2016 ECS Pro Lite champion Cody Paolella filling out the podium in third.
Anderson (Anderson Racing/Ski-doo), of Allenton, MI), was the top qualifier in ECS Pro Lite action before dominating the 10-lap final. Jared Gessner (Team Southside/Polaris) crossed the stripe in second, while Dylan Roes (D&D Racing/Arctic Cat) capped a strong day in third.
Vermont-based athlete Bradley Tatro (Green Mtn. Racing/Arctic Cat) continued his strong start to the season with a victory in Saturday’s Sport class final. Tucker Kierstead, the athlete who will likely battle Tatro all season long for the title, settled for second, while Ryan Hoffman filled out the podium in third.
Maine native Kassie Thibodeau (Team Southside/Polaris) carried the momentum built during her sweep in Round 1 at Bangor into western New York. The senior at Rumford’s Mountain Valley High School won Saturday’s Pro Women final, getting past early leader Ashley Baird (who finished second) to secure top honors. Alissah Ashline crossed the stripe in third.
Tristan Huey blasted to victory in a hotly-contested final for the Plus 25/25 class. These racing veterans battle side-by-side like their younger colleagues, as runner-up Rick Bernard and third-place LeRoy Walker can attest. Huey had his work cut out for him in this one.
Action in the Junior classes was competitive in Salamanca, as well, with a few ISOC regulars strutting their skills. Logan Frattalone (Frattalone Racing/Arctic Cat), of Stillwater, MN, powered to a win in the Jr. 16-17 Stock 600 class, while ECS regular Trevor Parent settled for second. Adam Ashline, of Hartland, Vermont, claimed a popular victory in the Jr. Sport 12-15 class.
Other final round winners last Saturday in Salamanca include Peyton Hogan (Jr. 14-15 Stock 600); Drew Freeland (Jr. 10-13 Stock); and Cameron Cole (Transition 8-10). Congratulations to all of our final round winners, both local and “invaders,” in Salamanca.
East Coast Snocross would like to extend a sincere thank you to John Daniels and Carl Schubitzke for graciously hosting us again during their eastern nationals in 2017. It is easily our showcase event, and we appreciate the opportunity to both learn and gain valuable exposure.
Next up for teams on the ECS Conx2share Series is a return to beautiful Willow Park in historic Bennington, Vermont, on Saturday and Sunday, February 18-19. This stop is a homecoming of sorts given the fact southern Vermont is the birthplace of sanctioned snocross in New England.
The East Coast Snocross Conx2share series, presented by Woody’s Traction and FXR World Class Outerwear, is an ISR-affiliated sanctioning body for snowmobile snocross in the northeastern states. ECS strives to maintain a healthy level of grassroots racing in this region while also cultivating new talent for tomorrow’s factory-backed professional teams.