Pennsylvania’s Matt Cameron sweeps Semi Pro in Vermont for Rock Maple Racing
Bell, Lessard continue hot streak in Pro classes
WEST GLOVER, Vermont (Feb. 17, 2020) — Any time a snowmobile race team travels a great distance to compete, the end goal, along with having a little fun, is to bring home a trophy. For Semi Pro rider Matt Cameron, a long haul to northern Vermont last weekend paid off with a pair of victories.
Pennsylvania native Matt Cameron swept the Semi Pro finals on Saturday to lead a long list of winners, as Rock Maple Racing (RMR) completed Round 3 on the six-race 2020 cross country racing schedule at Young Farms in West Glover, Vermont.
Cameron, of Palmerton, held off Maine riders Dylan Thompson (Lincoln) and Derek Dawson (Readfield) to earn top honors in the Semi Pro Improved final. Thompson, who was hot off a clean sweep in Round 2 also finished second in the Stock final, while Toby Caron filled out the podium.
Maine racers Heath Bell and Remington Lessard continued their stranglehold on the Pro classes in Vermont. Bell (Bell Racing/Ski-doo), of New Gloucester, earned his third consecutive victory in the Pro Open final, with Lessard (Grip N Rip Racing/Ski-doo) and veteran Ken Murphy also on the box.
Lessard kept his 2020 hot streak alive in the Pro Stock final, leading Luke Vaadi (Ingles Performance/Polaris) and Murphy across the stripe. Lessard and Bell continue to set the gold standard on track in Pro this season, and will look to carry that momentum into High Voltage MX next month.
In Sport class action at Young Farms, Maine racer Cameron Young powered his way to victory in Saturday’s Grip N Rip Sport open final. The young athlete from Belfast held off fellow Maine riders Bailey Slocum (Pownal) and Derrick Fortier (Jackman) for top honors in a hotly-contested final.
Slocum (Storey Bros. Excavation/Ski-doo) found redemption in the Sport Stock 600 final, blasting to victory over Fortier and Young. The depth of talent in Sport this season is off the charts.
Other winners in Round 3 action at Young Farms include Scott Preston (Pro Am Plus 40, Plus 30); local favorite Mark Gray, of nearby Newport (SOO); Carson Gray (Trail 600); Justin Locke (Trail 800); Rene Desrochers (Masters); Quebec rider Martin Coutu (Plus 40); and Krysti Leach (Women).
Rock Maple Racing would like to extend a sincere thank you to the Young Farms for hosting our third round again in 2020. The views and warm hospitality shown to us in Vermont are priceless. We hope to return for more exciting cross country racing (in slightly warmer temps) again in 2021.
RMR officials would also like to thank the many local businesses who supported our event in West Glover, including Northpoint Chrysler/Jeep/RAM, Vianor Tire & Auto Service, The Farmyard Store, Martha’s Diner, Desrochers Crane Service, Royer’s Mini Mart, Walt’s Sales & Service and The Parker Pie Company. Having this level of support from the community is heartwarming and helpful.
Rock Maple Racing would like to thank its many valued marketing partners, including Owens Corning; Ingles Performance, of Phoenix, NY; Woody’s Traction Products; Caliber Products, Inc.; Choko Design; Nitro Trailers; Ski-doo/BRP Snowmobiles; Certainteed; Grip-N-Rip Racing Products; Precision Marine & Motorsports; KTM Exteriors & Recycling; New England Racing Fuel; Voss Signs; Philbrick Motorsports; Lucas Oil, Curve Industries; PowerMadd and SledFreak.com. Without your continued support, this venture would not be possible.