Ingles Performance revved up for ECS opener after strong showing in ISOC
Danny Poirier builds momentum in national events
PHOENIX, N.Y. (Jan. 12, 2016) – In most forms of motorsports competition, momentum is often what carries a specific team to a streak of consecutive wins or even championships. In the sport of snowmobile snocross, having momentum on your side builds confidence in both riders and the skilled mechanics who set up and maintain the sleds.
One of the northeast’s top snocross teams is carrying a ton of momentum into the new year, as Ingles Performance prepares for the 2016 East Coast Snocross (ECS) series season opener on Jan. 23-24 at the Clinton County Fairgrounds in Plattsburgh, New York.
This charge of energy and enthusiasm comes not only from the potential of a greatly-improved 2016 Ski-doo MXZX 600RS, but also from a streak of strong performances by Ingles athletes in the first three International Series of Champions (ISOC) national events of the season.
Led by five-time northeastern regional Pro champion Danny Poirier, Ingles Performance riders have earned wins and podium finishes in Duluth, Minnesota; Fargo, North Dakota; and most recently, in Shakopee, Minnesota, at this past weekend’s Pirtek Snocross National at Canterbury Park. Poirier notched his third straight Pro Am Plus 30 Final round win on Saturday, while he and teammate Mathieu Morin both earned qualifying spots in the Pro Open National final.
“The guys have had an impressive start to the new season,” team co-owner Robin Ingles said. “Danny has been fast as always, and Mathieu looked strong in his first race after breaking his leg in Schaghticoke last winter. I’m pleased to see how Leo and Hunter Patenaude are running in the nationals; they are back in top form and should be contending for podiums throughout their season.
“I’m also excited about the potential for Joe Bishop, who is gearing up for a big winter in ECS Pro Lite action. We’re all proud of the strong start seen thus far, and are anxious to get the new ECS season off on a positive note in Plattsburgh. Last winter brought great success across the board, so we’re hoping to repeat that level of on-track performance. I’m know we’re all excited for the opener.”
East Coast Snocross is gearing up for a big season here in the northeast, with several new programs in place to support racers and entice new people to give the sport a try. Ingles Performance is headed to Plattsburgh and to every race with the goals of getting the best results possible each week for our riders, partners and the great folks at Ski-doo.
Ingles Performance would like to thank our many highly-valued marketing partners for their continued support; including Ski-doo, Woody’s, C&A Pro Skis, ROX Speed FX, VP Racing Fuels, Fly Racing, 139designs.com, Moto Tassinari, NGK Spark Plugs, SPI (Speed Punk Images), Ale-n-Angus Pub, RFH’s Restaurant and Motel, and DP Brakes.