February 22-23, 2019
Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino
Writing and Photos by Crystal Wallem Photography
This past weekend, your FXR Racing athletes made their way out east to The Empire State. The name seems fitting, as FXR athletes dominated the podium—taking home 31 medals from New York. The Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino hosted our event, drawing in an impressive crowd for both days of racing. The track was gnarly, challenging, and offered big air opportunities, which posed no problem for riders such as Aki Pihlaja and Kody Kamm who pleased the crowd as they soared stories above the track.
Owen Matthies #734 made it look easy out there, breezing through his heat races where he went 1-2. Matthies went on to take 3rd in the Stock 200 final.
An FXR podium sweep in the 120 Champ class—Avery Hemmer #415 in 3rd, Aiden Pierson #710 places 2nd, and Brady Freeland #831 clinches the points championship with the win.
After going 2-4 in his heat races on Friday, Dylan Lebel #522 finds himself on the podium in the 3rd place spot. Tanner Johnson #313 has a perfect day, winning both of his heats as well as the final.
JR Girls 9-13
Naëli Lebel #518 dominated the Jr Girls class, scoring the top spot on the box after winning both of her heat races.
Cameron Cole #747 placed 4-2 in his heats Friday morning and went on to score the big win in his final.
Cameron Cole #747 kept the momentum going into the Transition 9-13 class where he went 3-3-3 for the day. Despite Kellen Chapuran’s nasty off earlier in the day, your #254 rider rebounded for a 2nd place podium finish in the Transition class.
Your current points leader, Jordan Lebel #511, furthers his lead by going 1-1 in his heats. Lebel goes on to take the win in his final.
Brayden Kernz #811 looked fast on Friday, scoring 3-2 in his heat races. Kernz kept his speed going into the final where he placed 3rd. Jordan Lebel #511 with another 1-1-1 for the second time on Friday.
Dalton Halvorson #553 has a solid day of racing on Friday. After his 2nd place heat race finish, Halvorson keeps the momentum going into Friday night’s Sport Lite final where he takes 3rd. Jordan Lebel #511 is unstoppable. Lebel scores yet another 1-1-1 in the third class of the day on Friday.
We had another FXR podium sweep for Saturday night’s Sport Lite final. Brody Hasenack #722 in 3rd, Eli Epling #530 takes 2nd, and Jordan Lebel #511 with the win.
Both Friday and Saturday nights’ Snowbike podiums looked nearly identical as Mark Wilson #722 took 3rd both nights and Jesse Kirchmeyer #42 scored double wins.
Kaden Woodie #890 placed 3-5 in his heats on Friday. Woodie goes on to score an exciting 3rd place podium finish in Friday night’s Sport final.
Lebel Racing’s Samuel Blouin #878 looked fast all day, going 2-1 in Saturday’s heat races. Blouin snags the 3rd spot on the box in the final. Eric Downs #129 went 3-2 in his heats and landed in 2nd for Saturday night’s Sport final.
PRO AM WOMEN
Tausha Lange #214 makes an exciting appearance on the podium on Friday where she took 3rd after going 6-3 in her heats. Taven Woodie #873 had a great day of racing, going 1-1 in her heats and scoring 2nd in Friday’s Pro Am Women final.
Taven Woodie #873 continues her success, going 2-1 in her heats on Saturday and scoring another 2nd place podium finish to wrap up her weekend.
Kody Kamm #53, out of the Hentges Racing trailer, gets his first big win of the season on Friday. Kamm is currently sitting 2nd in points—only 30 points behind Elias Ishoel. It will be a battle to the finish for the championship, with only 4 rounds of racing remaining.
Boss Racing dominated Saturday night’s Pro podium. Your current points leader, Elias Isoel #200, placed 6-3 in his heats on Saturday and landed on the #3 spot on the box. Aki Pihlaja #128 propelled himself to an early lead in the final and held his spot the entire race. Pihlaja proudly stood atop Saturday night’s Pro podium to wrap up the weekend in New York.
Next stop—the Sundown Mountain Resort in Dubuque, Iowa for rounds 13 and 14 of Amsoil Championship Snocross on March 8-9!