Kamm goes undefeated through the field of 15 top professional Snocross racers during the head-to-head Snocross racing competition at ERX Motor Park Friday night.
ELK RIVER, Minn. (Feb. 3, 2018) – Hentges Racing/Polaris’ Kody Kamm won the inaugural ERX Eliminator, presented by Woodie’s Racing/Sunoco Fuels last night at ERX Motor Park, going undefeated through the winner’s bracket and defeating Lincoln Lemieux (Scheuring Speed Sports/Ski-Doo), who won the loser’s bracket, in the night’s final race to earn $10,000 (of the $20,000 total purse).
“Honestly, I really wasn’t that confident about tonight. Just decided to do this race yesterday,” said Kamm. “Came out with the fastest times in practice and won all day. So I was really pumped with that.”
Petter Narsa flies high during the qualifying rounds.
The qualifying rounds proved prophetic to the semifinal matchups as the number one, two, three and four seeds made the semis of the ERX Eliminator winner’s bracket, with Kamm and his Hentges Racing/Polaris teammate Petter Narsa, the number three seed, reaching the winner’s bracket finals. Kamm had defeated number four seed Kyle Pallin (Team LaVallee/Polaris) in his bracket, while Narsa made the winner’s bracket finals with a win over number two seed – and top Pro Lite finisher – Nisse Kjellstrom (Arctic Cat).
Kamm’s route to winning the lion’s share ($10K) of the $20,000 total Eliminator purse began yesterday afternoon with a blistering 46.969 qualifying run – the only sub-47 second run of the day on the rugged and technical ERX Motor Park track. Kamm opened the first round of one-on-one Eliminator racing with a win over number 16 seed Evan Daudt (Team LaVallee/Polaris). In round two, Kamm topped a fast Johan Lidman (Woodie’s Racing/Arctic Cat), before beating Pallin to the checkers in the semis.
The top-16 racers prepare to battle for the $10k.
Narsa’s run to the winner’s bracket finals would go through number 14 seed Travis Muller (Arctic Cat) in the opening round, number eight seed Lemieux in round two and Kjellstrom in the semis.
In the winner’s bracket finals, Kamm pulled another big start and, in his effort to keep up, Narsa made a mistake in the first jump section, coming up short, and handing the win to Kamm.
In the loser’s bracket Pallin and Lemieux would meet in the semis with Lemieux grabbing a clean holeshot and running away from Pallin. Narsa, following his winner’s bracket final loss to teammate Kamm, would meet Lemieux to decide the loser’s bracket winner – which would be Lemieux, avenging his loss in round two to Narsa. Narsa would end up third and pocket $1,500.
Said Narsa: “I wanted more, but I’m happy with this. Kody (Kamm) buys dinner tonight.”
Back to the final race of the Eliminator, Kamm and Lemieux faced off with Lemieux making things interesting, winning the battle to the first turn, only to give up the lead to Kamm soon thereafter. Lemieux would keep it close through the end of the opening lap, but a late mistake would end it. Kamm, the defending ISOC Snocross Pro Open champion, would pocket a cool $10K on the evening, with Lemieux earning $2,500 for his second place effort.
Added Lemieux: “Overall the track was great. Lot of big jumps, track was fast. This was a lot of fun.”
Kids’ Champ 120cc and Stock 200cc podium
1st – Cameron Cole, Maple Plain, Minn.
2nd – Tucker Haala, Sleepy Eye, Minn.
3rd – Carter Meyeraan, Prior Lake, Minn.
1st – Ryan Marconett, Prior Lake
2nd – Landon Giese, Alma Center, Wis.
3rd – Riley Johnson, Otsego, Minn.
For more information on the ERX Eliminator and our 10-year Anniversary Celebration, as well as sponsorship and promotional opportunities, please contact Jeremy Meyer at email@example.com or 218-838-8778.
ERX Motor Park is the Midwest’s premier year-round motorsports and event facility, featuring off-road and snowmobile racing, our very own Beater-X® series, concerts, charitable events and so much more. For a full list of events, visit erxmotorpark.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.