Hibbert takes checkered flag at Snocross Pro Open victory on Feb. 27 2-28-16

Joseph V. Sowmick - March 01, 2016

In an effort to provide bonus coverage, Team Observer is on track with Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort as they are ready to deliver a full weekend of excitement.   The second day action delighted race fans who came in across the Midwest for the Soaring Eagle AMSOIL Championship Snocross Pro Open.


Observer Contributing Writer Carl Schubitzke from the International Series Of Champions (ISOC) provided an exciting recap of the Saturday Feb. 27 action where Snocross points leader Tucker Hibbert continued his dominance of the field.  CBS Sports Network will be featuring the Soaring Eagle AMSOIL Championship on national television with the premiere Feb. 26 event airing on Mar. 6 and the Feb. 27 races on Mar. 13. 


Tucker Hibbert takes checkered flag at Snocross Pro Open victory on Feb. 27

By Observer Contributing Writer Carl Schubitzke

AMSOIL Championship Snocross fans were treated to a picture perfect day in Mt. Pleasant at the beautiful Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort with blue skies painted across the Michigan horizon. As the sun settled gently in the west, the crowds began to fill the hillside with anxious anticipation for the Pro's to put on a show. Intense action and great battles were the name of the game in Round 11, and we expect all the same in the final round of the RAM Trucks Snocross National.



Championships can often be won with consistency, it is not necessary to mark a W in every race. Montana Jess (765) hasn't been able to snag that top spot on the box yet, but he has made his mark on the podium nearly every race this season, after a great start and taking the lead early on from Daniel Benham (221) who got the Stud Boy Hole Shot. Jess held off hard charger Elias Ishoel (200) as long as possible, but Ishoel came on strong and made the picture perfect pass on lap four for the lead and would go onto to the checkers for back-to-back wins in Michigan.

Montana Jess would hold onto second followed by Daniel Benham  taking the final podium spot in third. A six place by Jake Angove gives Montana Jess some breathing room in the points chase, while Elias Ishoel  has now gained two more spots with the win putting him 4th in points.


1. Elias Ishoel (200) - Warnert Racing

2. Montana Jess (765) - Jess Racing

3. Daniel Benham (221) - Factory Arctic Cat



Coming off the win in Round 11, Tucker Hibbert (68) was unable to put together top qualifying runs with two fourth place finishes while Kyle Palin (324) put together a solid qualifying effort with a first and second place finish. With the final on the line the green flag drops it is Peter Nasr (54) (who came from the LCQ) with the Stud Boy Holes hot, followed by Tucker Hibbert (68) and Lincoln Lemieux (13) also in the mix. Narsa who has been riding injured is on point and riding on a rail holding off Hibbert, but Tucker would capitalize on lap 5 who made quick work for the pass through the Polaris Corner and never look back with another dominating performance.

Lincoln Lemieux aboard the AMSOIL/Air Force/Rockstar sled was working hard to reel in Narsa for the battle for second,  which continues lap-after-lap, Lemieux is finally able to make a clean inside pass. Tucker now checked out and onto the checkered flag, Lemieux will hold onto second and Narsa grabs a podium finish in third.


1. Tucker Hibbert (68) - Monster Energy / Arctic Cat / Ram Trucks

2. Lincoln Lemieux (13) - Amsoil/Air Force/Rockstar

3. Petter Narsa (54) - Hentges Racing


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