|Martin’s strong start in Farmington propelled him to his first victory of the season.|
Eastern Nationals – Farmington, N.Y.
The fourth round of the AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series took place in Farmington, N.Y., where Martin took advantage of a strong start and a quick charge to the front in the Pro Super Stock final to earn his first victory of the season. Fighting heavy traffic on the first lap, Martin soon began pressuring race leader Dan Ebert and made the pass into the lead about a third of the way through the race. He was not challenged the rest of the way.
“I got off the start, not the best jump, I was sandwiched between everyone and the snow dust just hung in the air,” said Martin. “I couldn’t really see until we were coming back down the straight toward the finish line. I just kept looking ahead going forward trying to get to the front as quick as I could.”
In the AMSOIL Pro Open class, Martin again ran a solid race, finishing second behind Hibbert. Malinoski rounded out the podium in third.
Michigan National – Pontiac, Mich.
Martin continued his strong racing at the Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac, Mich., jumping to an early lead in the Pro Super Stock final before he was overtaken by Hibbert with five laps remaining. Martin took the second-place podium.
After a first-turn pileup induced a restart, the AMSOIL Pro Open final saw Tim Tremblay jump out to a massive lead with Hibbert and Martin giving chase. Hibbert went down on the back straight, leaving Martin to concentrate on closing the gap on Tremblay. With seven laps remaining, he passed Tremblay and earned the win. Malinoski worked through the pack and held off Hibbert to take third.