HAMPSTEAD, N.H. (June 5, 2015) – While most people are busy preparing for a short but eventful summer here in northern New England, one of the Granite State’s top snowmobile snocross teams is already gearing up for the 2015-2016 season.
New Hampshire-based daSilva Racing competes on the East Coast Snocross (ECS) series, and in select events on ISOC’s AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series. The team is proud to announce they will once again campaign race sleds built by Canadian-based manufacturer Ski-doo in 2015-2016, and couldn’t be happier to have the deal in place.
“We’ve had amazing support from Ski-doo over the years, and we couldn’t be more proud to carry their colors here in New England,” team owner Paul daSilva said. “They’ve worked hard the last few years to improve their product, and now have a very competitive machine. We’re loyal to them because they’ve supported us through thick and thin. I’m confident we can put their brand on top of the podium in 2016.”
The team will enter the 2015-16 season with a pair of experienced riders, led by veteran Jake daSilva, who begins his third season in the fast and furious Pro Open class. Jake will be joined by veteran Wade Acker, of Bristol, Vermont. Acker will compete in the Pro Lite class at all ECS races, and will race in the Sport class when the team runs an ISOC event. The goals are to secure the 2016 ECS Pro Open and Pro Lite class championships.
Acker had multiple wins during the 2014-15 season, including the Pro Lite Final in Ski-doo’s hometown at the prestigious Grand Prix de Valcourt. He also finished second in final ECS points with a very consistent season overall. The talented rider looks to build on that success in 2016, while daSilva has some unfinished business to complete.
“I was super disappointed last winter when an injury forced me out early,” daSilva said. “I was having a career-best season on my daSilva Racing Ski-doo; earning my first podium finish in the Pro class before I was sidelined. I’ll be training hard again this summer to stay in shape, and plan to return in 2015-16 faster and stronger than ever. I also know Wade will be prepared both physically and mentally by the time we get to Duluth. We’re both pretty excited about the 2015-2016 season.
“With the improvements Ski-doo made to their race sled last season and the talent we have on our team, we’re hoping for more solid results on the track. We’re also working on some potential new marketing partners and should have an announcement on that a bit later this summer. I’m already more enthused about this coming season than I’ve been in many years. We want to do well for Ski-doo.”
Team owner Paul daSilva and the entire squad would like to thank the following partners for their highly-valued support: Ski-doo, daSilva Motorsports; Stud Boy; Spectro Performance Oils; Miracle Farms; Island Water Sports; Loiselle’s Installers, Inc; That’s Great News; VP Racing Fuel, FLY Racing; MB Tractor and Equipment; GMI Asphalt; Atkinson Carpet Installation; OEM XS; Acker Excavation; Canoe Restaurant and John Bartose Masonry.