Warnert Racing’s Francis Pelletier First Pro-Lite Career Win
Snocross - Stop 2 - Buffalo River Race Park - Fargo, ND
St. Cloud, MN (12/16/2019) – This past weekend Warnert Racing made the short trek to Fargo, ND for stop number two of the 8 stop ISOC Snocross Series. Hosted at the historic Buffalo River Race Park, Snocross made its return to this venue which was a nice welcome back to both racers and fans alike!
Despite the bitterly cold weather conditions with temperatures in the negative double digits all weekend, the Makita Tools Rockstar Energy Ski-Doo NSK GMC team was able to capture many podiums including an overall win in the Pro-Lite class on Saturday.
Pro-Lite racer, Francis Pelletier, was on fire all weekend aboard his Ski-Doo 600 MXZ rs. After capturing a respectful second-place finish on Friday, the Quebec Canada native celebrated his first-ever Pro-Lite career win on Saturday night.
“I felt very comfortable this weekend, Speedwerx and ENZA KYB did an excellent job of dialing things in! Although it was very hard to see at times, I was able to grab the holeshot to stay out of the snow dust and put some time between myself and the rest of the field. It was awesome to capture my first every Pro-Lite win. I can’t thank Warnert Racing and the rest of my team and sponsors enough!”, said an excited Francis Pelletier
In the Pro Class, new Warnert Racing teammate and racer Daniel Benham had some success in the chilly weather in Fargo. Finishing top 3 in every one of his heat races and landing just short of the Pro Podium on Sunday in fourth, Benham seemed to take a liking to the new model after coming from another brand last year.
“I really like the new set up this year. The power that the Ski-Doo 600 MXZ rs is nothing short of amazing!” said 2018 Pro Rookie of the Year Daniel Benham.
After landing on the Pro Podium on Saturday Night in second, 6x FIM World Champion Adam Renheim, unfortunately, experience and bad get-off coming through one of the rhythm sections at Buffalo River Race Park. Medics were called to the scene and he was transported to the nearest hospital. Upon X-ray scans, it was confirmed that Renheim broke his femur and was admitted into surgery that night. The surgery went well, however it is unlikely he will be racing the remainder of the season.
Warnert Racing will head to Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minnesota after the holidays on January 3rd through 5th for the third stop of the Snocross race season.
Snocross – Fargo, ND – Results
8th – Adam Renheim (Pro Class)
13th – Daniel Benham (Pro Class)
2nd – Francis Pellitier (Pro-Lite Class)
2nd – Adam Renheim (Pro Class)
6th – Daniel Benham (Pro Class)
1st – Francis Pelletier
DNF – Adam Renheim (Pro Class)
4th – Daniel Benham (Pro Class)
8th – 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.