Vermont’s snowy Northeast Kingdom next stop for Rock Maple Racing
Recent snowfall sets tone for great track at Young Farms
HAMPSTEAD, N.H. (Feb. 11, 2020) — While much of late January and early February were lacking in natural snowfall throughout the northeast, recent storms in the higher elevations of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom have set the stage for some exciting snowmobile racing in the days ahead.
The normally quiet and rural town of West Glover will roar to life this Saturday, Feb. 15, as Rock Maple Racing (RMR) descends on the beautiful Young Farms for Round 3 on the six-race 2020 campaign. Spectators gates will open at 8 a.m., with racing getting under way promptly at 9 a.m.
Admission is $10 per day for adults, while children age 10 and under are admitted free. This weekend’s RMR Cross Country series event is presented by several fine local sponsors, including Northpoint Chrysler/Jeep/RAM, Vianor Tire & Auto Service, The Farmyard Store, Martha’s Diner, Desrochers Crane Service, Royer’s Mini Mart, Walt’s Sales & Service and The Parker Pie Company.
Leading the charge into West Glover are Pro riders Heath Bell and Remington Lessard. Bell, of New Gloucester, Maine, won the first two Pro Open finals in his home state last month. Lessard, of Monmouth, has been on a tear in Pro Stock to claim the wins in Sherman and at Snodeo in Rangeley.
Riders to watch in the talent-filled Semi Pro division include Dylan Thompson, who is hot off a clean sweep of the finals in Round 2. Others looking to challenge him are Toby Caron, who won in his first start in this class, Travis Brisbin, Michael Savage and Derek Dawson.
Last year at the Young Farm, Lessard and Casey Savage split the Pro finals. Mandy Cole won the Women’s final and is expected to fare well again this time around. Cole and weekly rival Krysti Leach always have some great battles of their own no matter where the RMR teams compete.
Along with talent-filled and thrilling races in Pro and Semi Pro, the day at Young Farms will also include racing in the Junior, Sport and Trail classes. The Trail class is the perfect place for the rider who always wanted to see what Cross Country racing was all about and give it a try for themselves.
Rock Maple Racing would like to thank its many valued marketing partners, including Owens Corning; Ingles Performance, of Phoenix, NY; Woody’s Traction Products; Caliber Products, Inc.; Choko Design; Nitro Trailers; Ski-doo/BRP Snowmobiles; Certainteed; Grip-N-Rip Racing Products; Precision Marine & Motorsports; KTM Exteriors & Recycling; New England Racing Fuel; Voss Signs; Philbrick Motorsports; Lucas Oil, Curve Industries; PowerMadd and SledFreak.com. Without your continued support, this venture would not be possible.