The All Finish Racing team took a major leap forward at rounds 3 & 4 of the AMSOIL Championship Snocross series, with Daniel Benham and Jacob Yurk earning two of the three top qualifying spots on Friday night.
Benham’s night was cut short when he caught a ski with another rider’s machine at the start of the race, causing him to cartwheel off the track and out of contention. Yurk, on the other hand, got away with a clean start and set off with the lead pack of riders.
One third of the way through the main event Yurk began making aggressive passes and quickly found himself battling for a podium position. Jake had moved to the runner-up sport in the closing laps but with one to go came together with Lincoln Lemieux, causing him to sit idle while the field raced by to the checkers.
It was a disappointing end to an otherwise great effort but also a confidence booster knowing the entire team and our Arctic Cat race sleds are on the right path forward.
On Saturday, Yurk backed up his strong qualifying performance with 4-1 heat race finishes and posted his best main event result of the season in sixth. Benham, who was battered and bruised from the night before, got caught up in a first turn incident when he landed into an overturned machine and was scored fourteenth, but remained optimistic.
“The progress we made from week one was huge. The results don’t necessarily show it but we have a lot of good things going on.” – Daniel Benham
Anson Scheele picked up a heat race win on Friday, which combined with a third place finish in heat two gave him a favorable starting spot in the main event. However, in a reoccurring theme for the weekend, Scheele crashed on the opening lap and was forced to race the back of the field back up to 12th at the finish.