Acker, Levi split Pro Lite finals in Malone for East Coast Snocross,
Presented by Woody’s Traction & FXR
MALONE, New York (Mar. 11, 2019) — Veteran snowmobile racers Wade Acker and Adam Levi each won a Pro Lite final over the weekend, as East Coast Snocross (ECS) completed Rounds 10 and 11 on the 15-race 2019 schedule at the Franklin County Fairgrounds.
Levi, of Inlet, N.Y., held off Acker (Team Southside/Polaris) by just under four seconds for top honors Saturday’s 13-lap grind, contested on one of the longest tracks seen thus far in 2019. Dalton Jacquier (D&D Racing/Arctic Cat) put in another solid effort to fill out the podium in third.
On Sunday, Acker, of Bristol, Vermont, bounced back to edge Levi by a mere two seconds at the line. Nick Edwards hit the podium in style with a strong third-place performance in a 11-lap battle. The Pro Lite riders were competitive again in Malone, with seven (Sat.) and six (Sun.) sleds on the lead lap.
Mike Pilotte continued his dominance of the Pro Open ranks in Malone. The finely-tuned athlete from Northwood, N.H., held off rising Vermont star Brad Tatro for top honors both days, while another young talent, Dylan Roes (D&D Racing/Arctic Cat) claimed a pair of third-place finishes.
Everyone knew it would come, yet nobody could predict exactly when the stranglehold that Theresa Max held on the ECS Pro Women finals this season would end. On Saturday, ECS newcomer Syndee Williams put an end to a nine-race win streak for the Ottsville, PA., native. Max settled for second, while Brooke Ouderkirk (Ingles Performance/Ski-doo) filled out the podium in third. Max bounced back to claim her (10th) victory on Sunday over Ashley Baird and Ouderkirk.
In Sport action at Malone, Travis Emery outgunned his weekly rivals on the big, technical track. Emery held off Kolton Gillilan for top honors in Sport Super Stock 600 on Saturday, while Brandon Grey finished a solid third. Gavin Fleury notched the win on Sunday, with Gillilan and Emery in tow.
Jake Boutwell has enjoyed a stellar season in the ECS Junior classes thus far in 2019. The rising star from Keene, N.H., held off weekly rivals Gillilan and Steven Max to claim the Jr. 16-17 Finals in Malone. Max would not be outdone, earning the Jr. Sport 12-15 final wins on Saturday and Sunday.
Other final round winners over the weekend in Malone include Garrett Powell (Plus 30 Pro Am Saturday); Tristan Huey (Plus 30 Pro Am Sunday); Jacob Lux (Plus 25/35 Sat. & Sun.); Connor Crane (Jr. 7-14 Improved 200 Saturday & Sunday); and Steven Max (Jr. Novice 10-13 Saturday & Sunday).
East Coast Snocross would like to thank the Franklin County Fair officials for providing an ideal venue and space for sanctioned snocross. The fairgrounds have played host to our sport numerous years in the past, and we were proud to bring our athletes and partners to town again in 2019.
East Coast Snocross, presented by Woody’s Traction and FXR, is an ISR-affiliated sanctioning body for snowmobile racing in the northeastern United States. ECS maintains a regional circuit intended to keep grassroots snocross racing healthy in this part of the country, while also cultivating new talent for tomorrow’s factory-backed national Pro teams.