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Huizenga Hammers It at Detroit Lakes AMA Championship Snow Bike Race
AMA Championship Snow Bike Race

Round 4 2017 Nitro Lubricants AMA Championship Snow Bike Series, February 12, 2017
Detroit Lakes, MN

Round four of the 2017 Nitro Lubricants AMA Championship Snow Bike Series rolled out for the second year at the Becker County Fairgrounds in downtown Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. Snow is never a problem at this venue because the city dumps all of their annual plowed snow there in a giant pile, and the adjacent ice skating rink also pushes up big heaps of the white stuff. The track construction and grooming came together via a loaner machine from Woodie’s Racing, track design via Midwest Timbersled rep Matt Halseth, and skilled track building by Matt Arola.

As snow bikes and their riders continue to improve, race tracks are gradually getting more technical and this year’s 4/10 mile course was twisty and featured a number of whoops, jumps and banked turns with multiple lines and lap times of around 45 seconds. The fast guys showed their colors early, catching big air and playing around with multiple lines. The A Main proved to be a fun spectacle to watch. X Games alum Cody Thomsen (Yam, Camso) from Nisswa, Minnesota, got a great start and led for several laps, but North Dakota’s Harris Huizenga, (Kaw, Timbersled, another X Gamer started closing and took the lead and the win on a hard 180 degree turn on lap 5 when Thomsen spilled and couldn’t get his bike to restart for a time. Montana’s Keaton Ward (Hon, Timbersled) rode to a fast and steady second, with Minnesota’s Colton Davis (Yam, Timbersled) taking third, and endurocross star Cory Graffunder (Hus, Moto Trax) drove out from California to take fourth after dislocating his shoulder earlier in the day.

Dustin Traxel (Kaw, Timbersled) rode a smooth, smart race to win the B Main, and South Dakota’s Shayna Lier (Hon, Timbersled) rode very strong to win the women’s class and take 4th in the B Main, over the quickly-improving Jacqueline Riess. The Senior, over-40 class was won by Minnesota’s Jeff Davis, who rode like a guy half his age.

Round 5 of the Nitro Lubricants AMA Championship Snow Bike Series will be held near Hill City, Minnesota at Quadna Mountain Park on February 19, 2017, and will start at 2pm to allow spectators and riders returning from the Minneapolis Supercross to have plenty of time to get to Quadna.

The series partners are: Nitro Lubricants, Moto Trax, Camso, Arctiva Clothing, Fox Suspension, Snomoto.com, Timbersled, CMX, Cyclops, Pro-Moto Billet, Snow Tech MX, HMK, Rekluse, and Excel Fabrication, and Fresh Moto who create the custom event trophies for each event.

Current AMA Championship Series Points Standings:

Men:

1
Jimmy Jarrett
220
2
Cory Graffunder
205
3
Keaton Ward
195
4
Colton Sturn
195
5
Cody Thomsen
190

Women:

1
Shana Lier
290
2
Shayla Fulfer
215
3
Jacqueline Riess
130
4
Tina Weis
110
5
Sarah Whipple
65

Senior, 40+:

1
TJ Austin
135
2
Justin Homan
110
3
Jason Weis
95
4
Jeff Davis
75
5
Jeff Seigfried
75

Round 4 results, Detroit Lakes:

A Main Name Hometown Riding Sponsors
Place:1 Name:Harris Huizenga Hometown:Bismarck, North Dakota Riding:KAW, Timbersled Sponsors:Full Throttle Kawasaki, Arctiva, Parts Unlimited, Timbersled
Place:2 Name:Keaton Ward Hometown:Bozeman, Montana Riding:KTM, Timbersled Sponsors:HCTN, Von Zipper, Timbersled, Fly, 6D, Hinson, VP Fuels, Acerbis, Fastway, PRZ, 505, NIHILO
Place:3 Name:Colton Davis Hometown:Rochert, Minnesta Riding:YAM, Timbersled Sponsors:Fly Racing, Timbersled
Place:4 Name:Cory Graffunder Hometown:Simi Valley, California Riding:HUS, MotoTrax SRT Sponsors:MotoTrax, Sidi 509, Kenda, Oneal, Rekluse, GPR, Fasst, Fastway, Shoie, TBT, CTI, IMS, Hammer, Hyde, USWE, P3 Carbon, HBD, Moto Seat, TM Designs
Place:5 Name:Mick Olson Hometown:Roosevelt, Minnesota Riding:HON, Timbersled Sponsors:Pete’s Body Shop, Team Bar Bangers, Timbersled
Place:6 Name:Colton Sturm Hometown:Nisswa, Minnesota Riding:YAM, Camso Sponsors:Camso, Straight Line Performance, Scott, Brothers Motorsports, RSI, HMK
Place:7 Name:Cody Thomsen Hometown:Nisswa, Minnesota Riding: Sponsors:Woodies Racing, Heinen Motorsports, Camso, FMF, 6D Helmets, Scott Goggles, Motion Pro, Rox Speed Fx, Velocity Streetwear, Sunoco, Mobius Knee Braces, General Formulations Tread Company
Place:8 Name:Kevin Welter Hometown:Crookston, Minnesota Riding:KTM, Timbersled  
B Main Name Hometown Riding Sponsors
Place:1 Name:Dustin Traxel Hometown:Lincoln, North Dakota Riding:KAW, Timbersled Sponsors:Full Throttle Motorsports, BM Printing Plus, Timbersled
Place:2 Name:Matt Halseth Hometown:Hawley, Minnesota Riding:KTM, Timbersled Sponsors:Timbersled / Full Throttle Motorsports / Muscatell Automotive Group / Cargo Keeper, MHi, SOL
Place:3 Name:Brad Tweten Hometown:Grand Forks, North Dakota Riding:YAM, Timbersled  
Place:4 Name:Shayna Lier Hometown:Stratford, South Dakota Riding:HON, Timbersled Sponsors:Gary’s Auto Body, Evolution Powersports, Klim, Bell Helmets, Timbersled
Place:5 Name:Roger Pinckney Hometown:Williston, North Dakota Riding:KAW, Timbersled  
Place:6 Name:Justin Leritz Hometown:Menasiga, Minnesota Riding:HON, Camso  
Place:7 Name:Ryan Schuur Hometown:Chandler, Minnesota Riding:HON, Timbersled Sponsors:Schuur Concrete
Place:8 Name:Lance Johnson Hometown:Gilbert, Minnesota Riding:KAW, Frozen Moto  
Women Name Hometown Riding Sponsors
Place:1 Name:Shayna Lier Hometown:Stratford, South Dakota Riding:HON, Timbersled Sponsors:Gary’s Auto Body, Evolution Powersports, Klim, Bell Helmets,
Place:2 Name:Jacqueline Riess Hometown:Eden Prairie, MN Riding:KTM, Timbersled  
Sr+40 Name Hometown Riding Sponsors
Place:1 Name:Jeff Davis Hometown:Rochert, Minnesota Riding:YAM, Timbersled  
Place:2 Name:Jeff Klein Hometown:Fargo, North Dakota Riding:SUZ, Timbersled  
Place:3 Name:Pete Olson Hometown:Roosevelt, Minnesota Riding:HON, Timbersled  

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