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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Flying Dutchmen Update

Barrie | by Bayshore News Staff  

Canadian Snowcross Racing Association

from Mike vanDolder


This past weekend was the Snap-on Tools Championships at the Georgian Downs in Barrie. Hundreds of Canada's best teams registered to compete. The races featured 42 classes of competition and the Flying Dutchmen Snowcross team was there and riding hard!

On Saturday, our Pro Lite rider, Chris Robertson, put in a hard day of racing. He just missed getting into the final by a couple spots!
Jeremy VanDolder, our Pro Open rider, had some great races on Saturday and ended up placing 7th in the final!

Barrie got almost a foot of snow on Saturday night! The track was a lot whiter the next day and it made for some great racing.

Chris took it up a notch in the Pro Lite Open class on Sunday. He made it to the final and after a strong race, he placed 8th. His Liuna/Dayco/Flying Dutchmen sled was performing really well!

Jeremy Van Dolder, our Pro Open rider, was strong in his first moto. His second moto did not go as well; he was putting a charge on in the timing section, made one small mistake and got bucked off into a hard woop. He ended up separating his shoulder and unfortunately has to take some time off so it will heal. 

The Flying Dutchmen would like to thank our sponsors once again for all your support; Liuna - Feel the Power, Dayco, Van Dolder's Home Team, Gamma, Dragon, Cold Wave, Fly Racing, SPX, Parnell Motorsports, and all of our crew that help us out throughout the season!

We would also like take the opportunity to congratulate Marcel Fontaine on his induction into the Snowmobile Hall of Fame. From racer to mechanic to race director, Marcel Fontaine lived, loved and dedicated himself to the sport of snowmobile racing for more than four decades. Fontaine’s efforts to improve safety and fairness made him a standout race director who was recognized by racers, peers and industry as one of the great leaders of the sport. His honest embrace of the snowmobile racing world as his “family” fostered a deeply loyal base of competitors and officials, and his unyielding professionalism leaves a legacy of success that will be felt for future generations of competitors.

We're on our way to Valcourt, QC this weekend for one of the world's most notorious winter events - the Grand Prix de Valcourt. Both our Ice Oval and Snowcross teams will be competing, so stay tuned for next week's newsletter for some exciting results!


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