Patenaude brothers split Pro finals in Loudon for Eastern Snocross Tour
Ashline sweeps Pro Lite on The Flat Track at NHMS
LOUDON, New Hampshire (Feb. 17, 2020) — Vermont snowmobile racing veterans Leo and Hunter Patenaude swept the Pro finals over the weekend, as the Eastern Snocross Tour (ESXT) completed Rounds 5 & 6 on the 2020 schedule on The Flat Track at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Point leader Leo Patenaude (Ingles Performance/Ski-doo), of Hartland, dominated Saturday’s 14-lap final. The finely-tuned athlete and proud papa crossed the stripe over five seconds ahead of runner-up Corin Todd (Team Southside/Polaris), while New York veteran Mike George finished third.
On Sunday, reigning national Pro Lite champion Hunter Patenaude (Ingles/Ski-doo) blasted his way to victory over Marco Travaglini (Ingles/Ski-doo) and the always-fast Corin Todd. Travaglini was never too far behind his teammate, crossing the line just two second behind one of the hottest riders on snow.
In Pro Lite action, Adam Ashline (Ingles Performance/Ski-doo) swept the finals over a talent-filled field. Ashline checked out on recent winner Gavin Fleury (Fleury Racing/Ski-doo) who settled for second, while hard-hitting athlete Dalton Jacquier finished a distant third.
Ashline prevailed again in fine fashion on Sunday, finishing over four seconds in front of runner-up Nick Edwards. Fleury capped another successful points weekend with a solid third-place run. When the Pro Lite riders come to the line for their finals, everybody takes notice. They’re that good.
In Pro women’s action at New Hampshire, Alyssa Ashline outgunned Ashley Baird and Janell Smith for top honors in Saturday’s 8-lap final. On Sunday, Baird was notably absent yet Ashline raced to a nearly seven-second margin of victory over Smith.
Other final round winners over the weekend in Loudon include Josh Connolly (Sport Lite Sat. & Sun.); Dylan Holmes (Plus 25/35 Sat.); Derek Vitiello (Plus 25/35 Sun.); Nick Edwards (Sport AM Sat. & Sun.); Cecily Bernaiche (Jr. Women 9-13 Sat. & Sun.); Kamden Duffy (Trans. 9-13 Saturday & Sun.); and Salvatore LaBeau (Transition 8-10 Saturday and Sunday). Congrats to all on your success.
Eastern Snocross Tour officials would like to extend a sincere thank you to management and staff at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for hosting the third stop on our inaugural tour. Being able to race upon such hallowed motorsports ground was indeed an honor. We hope we can return in 2021.
ESXT officials would also like to thank HK Powersports, daSilva Motorsports and New England Racing Fuels for boosting the payouts at NHMS. Our race teams appreciate that support, and we all value the relationship we have with your fine companies. Your contributions helped a great deal.