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Francis Pelletier Earns Three Podiums at Canterbury Park

Snocross - Stop 3 - Canterbury Park - Shakopee, MN

St. Cloud, MN (1/6/2019) – A New Year and another exciting round of racing action for the Warnert Racing as the team headed to Canterbury Park located in Shakopee, MN this past weekend for stop number 3 of the eight stop racing series. 

Known as being one of the best venues for racers and fans alike, Canterbury Park offers something for each. The venue features a fun challenging track and also a large enclosed [and heated] viewing area which makes it great to experience Snocross in comfort! 

Daniel Benham Finished 3rd Friday Night at Canterbury Park

Daniel Benham Finished 3rd Friday Night at Canterbury Park

The newcomer on the Makita Tools Rockstar Energy Ski-Doo NSK GMC Race team, Daniel Benham, was looking strong during Pro qualifying as he recorded the fastest lap times of his qualifiers. Benham continued to bring the heat into the finals where he would capture his first podium of the season and his first-ever podium aboard Ski-Doo in third. 

“Tonight was exciting, it was awesome to capture my first podium aboard Ski-Doo! I felt very comfortable all night long and I can’t wait to see what the rest of the season has in store!” said Daniel Benham. 

Francis Pelletier

Francis Pelletier Captured 2nd Each Night in the Pro-Lite Class!

Also, a front runner during qualifying was Pro-Lite Racer Francis Pelletier, who was consistent all weekend long landing on the podium each night capturing three-second place finishes. 

“This weekend was great! I can’t thank all my sponsors and team enough. Enzo KYB and Speedwerx had my shocks and clutches dialed in all weekend. I hope to carry this momentum into Deadwood and land on top of the box!” said an excited Francis “Frank” Pelletier.

The team will have a couple of weeks to prepare and practice back at home at Quadna Mountain Park. Snocross stop number 4 will make its return to historic Deadwood, SD on January 24th where they hope to land on the podium once again! 

Snocross – Shakopee, MN – Results

3rd – Daniel Benham (Pro Class)
2nd – Francis Pellitier (Pro-Lite Class)

7th – Daniel Benham (Pro Class)
2nd – Francis Pelletier

7th – Daniel Benham (Pro Class)
2nd – Francis Pelletier (Pro-Lite Class)

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2019 Team Sponsors
Makita Tools, Rockstar Energy Drink, Ski-Doo, NSK, GMC, Kicker, XPS, Kwik Trip, SSi Decals, Enzo, CA Pro Skis, Stud Boy, Bell, Scott, ROX, Mechanix Wear, Hayes, Speedwerx USA, Crowell Machine, Quadna Mountain Park

About Warnert Racing
Hill City, Minnesota-based Warnert Racing is the premier team in professional snocross racing and one of the sport’s pioneering “superteams.” The team is modeled after the most successful auto racing operations, managing the day-to-day operations of two snocross racers, including sponsorship, transportation, marketing, sled set-up, driver development and technology development.


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