Meuwissen wins in Grand Lake Rocky Mountain Snowmobile Races
Racers and fans descended upon Grand Lake on Feb. 15-16, for the third stop on the Rocky Mountain Snowmobile Racing series. Following almost two solid weeks of pounding snow, resulting in more than 10 feet of accumulation in some places, the Jolstad Motorsports Winter Carnival was held at Winding River Ranch as the second of two Grand Lake races this season.
On Saturday, the racing action saw riders compete in the SnoCross and HillCross disciplines. A shortened and reversed direction SnoCross course challenged most racers from the start. The premier Pro-Lite class saw top qualifier Taylor Meuwissen miss the hole shot in the final, but then make a quick pass for the lead in the first of many rhythm sections on the course. Meuwissen charged hard and put distance between himself and the field and held it for the win. Meuwissen was followed by Wes Chapman who took second and Dylon Moss who took third.
Sunday started with SnoOval races and Teresa Stoffle saddling up in the Women’s class. Stoffle took second behind Ryley Hasenack. In 500 Liquid the father and son team of Darwin and Jason Hogy almost swept the class. Jason took the win, with Todd Purdue taking second and Darwin taking third. Tony Cook was at it again winning the 500 Fan, Free Air, 800 Modified and Outlaw classes. As the day wrapped up the action moved to the drag course where 600cc and 800cc improved stock classes dominated the action. Taylor Meuwissen won the 600cc shootout and Ben Leben won the 800cc double elimination. All race results can be found at http://www.RMSRracing.com
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