Minneapolis, Minnesota, Dec. 18, 2016 – Woodies Racing/Heinen Motorsports/Camso/Yamaha pro snow bike racer, Cody Thomsen, from Nisswa, Minnesota won the premier A Main at Round one of the AMA Championship Snow Bike Series, handing brand-new snow bike kit manufacturer, Camso, their first national-level win and proving that their kits work at the pro level race track in what will likely be the coldest race of the season. Defending National Snow Bike, and former GNCC champ, Jimmy Jarrett took second riding strong and smooth on a KTM-equipped Timbersled, setting up what will no doubt be another extremely competitive season. Camso-equipped riders, Colton Sturm and Phil Smage, also rode extremely well, taking 4th and 5th in the A Main. The event presented some real challenges with -20F temperatures and a tough track at ERX Motorpark which resulted in a number of mechanical failures.
Brock Tobiason, of Woodies Racing, said, “We are excited to have Cody Thomsen racing for us. His experience in snocross and motocross is a great fit for snow bike racing. We are willing to do whatever it takes to get Cody the championship this year. We can't thank our sponsors enough for making this happen: 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, and FXR.”
The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) made history by sanctioning the first-ever, non-wheeled event in their 94-year existence. This move represents the epicenter of a brand new sport in North America and around the world and recognizes snow biking as an official segment of the motorcycling community.
The second round of the 2017 AMA Championship Snow Bike Series will be held at the Morgan County Fairgrounds in Morgan, Utah, 28 miles east of Ogden, Utah, just off of I-84, Exit 103 on Saturday, January 14, 2017. Racers can register on-line at www.amachampionshipsnowbikeseries.com.
Series Director, Ron Dillon, said, “Snow bike racing encourages up-close spectating with no dirt or flying rocks. Racers ride inches from each other, fighting for a spot in our main events, and it is a blast to watch them go at it. We are proud that the AMA has embraced this sport and that we are coming right out of the gate designated as an AMA Championship Series!” For more information about Utah event and the AMA Championship Snow Bike Series, call Ron Dillon at (208) 573-4255, or e-mail him at: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at: amachampionshipsnowbikeseries.com.