March 7, 2023 The fifth stop on the National Snocross tour brought us to Huset’s Speedway in Sioux Falls, SD for Rounds 9 and 10. This is the series second time racing in the Sioux Falls area, but the first time at Huset’s Speedway. With ample amount of snow, the track boasted a unique bowtie style track, with left and right turns, technical rhythm, deep holes, and huge air.
2022 Rookie of the Year; Adam Peterson (PRO) was geared up and ready for the Sioux Falls National. Peterson started out Round 9 on Friday with a bang with taking a 3rd and an impressive win in his respective qualifying rounds. Under the lights, Friday night Peterson came into the Round 9 Final as the second qualifier allowing him an excellent spot in the front row of the final. As the green light went, Peterson shot out of the gate on his Team LaVallee, Polaris, Red Bull sled and came out of the first corner in the 4th place position. At about the half-way mark an error from another rider, allowed Peterson to move up into the third place podium spot. With pressure coming from behind, Peterson continued making moves and finding new lines. With one minute to go, Peterson was passed for the third place position and with the clock winding down, finished out the Friday night final in the impressive 4th place spot.
On Saturday, Round 10, Peterson started the day off with great qualifying, taking a fourth and another excellent win in his qualifying rounds, enough to allow him the third place gate pick in the front row of the Round 10 Final, Saturday night. As the sleds lined up for the final race of the Sioux Falls National, Peterson ripped out of the gates on his Team LaVallee, Polaris, Red Bull sled, earning the Studboy Holeshot award, and came out in the first place spot! Out front, Peterson had clear vision, wicked fast lap times, and was able to pull a nice 3 second lead from second place. With a dominate race and one minute left to go in the 10 minute plus one lap final, the second place rider found faster lines and was able to sneak past Peterson. With a never-give-up attitude, Peterson was right on the leaders tail, changing lines and had an unfortunate off but quickly regained his composure and was back on the track. Peterson crossed the finish line in the third place spot, for his second podium of the season. However, it was ruled by race officials that Peterson reentered the racetrack in an unsafe manner, dropping his finished position by three spots and finishing out the weekend in the 6th place spot.
Peterson is currently sitting in 6th place overall in the 2023 Snocross Pro Class.
Pro Lite rider, Ryley Bester who has had four podium finishes this season, was ready to get back up on the box again in Sioux Falls. In Pro Lite qualifying, Bester took an excellent 3rd and 1st place finish. With ripping awesome holeshots on his Team LaVallee, Polaris, Red Bull sled, Bester was ready for the eight minute plus one lap final. Under the lights Friday night, Bester had an awesome start and was sitting in the second place spot after the first corner. As the race was pushing on in the 8 minute plus one lap final, Bester continued to ride smooth on the very rough track. As the clock was winding down, Bester continued to hold is momentum and finish out the Friday night Pro Lite Round 9 opener in the excellent 2nd place spot! Marking Bester’s fifth podium of the season. Congratulations Ryley!
On Saturday, Round 10, Bester swept his qualifying round with ripping incredible holeshots all throughout the day and taking two first place finishes and earning the number one gate pick for the Round 10 final, Saturday night. For the final Pro Lite race of the weekend in Sioux Falls, Bester ripped another impressive holeshot out of the gates on his Team LaVallee, Polaris, Red Bull sled and was sitting in the second place spot. Bester, who was riding incredibly strong was able to hold his momentum and kept his second place position. As the checkered flags flew, Bester was able to end the Sioux Falls Snocross weekend with yet another second place finish! Bester is now up to six podiums this season! Congratulations Ryley!
Bester is currently sitting in 2nd place overall in the 2023 Snocross Pro Lite Class.
PRO AM Plus rider, Andy Lieders, was back for the Sioux Falls National and racing only in his respective Pro Plus 30 class. In qualifying, Lieders missed his round one qualifying but was able to take a win in round two. Under the lights Saturday night Lieders ripped out of gates on his Team LaVallee, Polaris sled, rode a very strong race and earned an excellent second place finished in Sioux Falls! Congratulations Andy!
Lieders is currently sitting in 1st place overall in the 2023 Snocross Pro AM Plus 30 Class.
Up next for AMSOIL Championship Snocross: AMSOIL Snocross National at ERX Motor Park in Elk River, Minn. on March 10-11, 2023
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