Winnipeg, Man. (January 13, 2016) – Adam Renheim backed up his podium performance from Fargo, North Dakota with a second place finish at the ISOC Pirtek National, Presented by Jimmy John’s in Shakopee, Minnesota.
Renheim was among the top qualifiers in the preliminary rounds on Friday with heat race finishes of third and first. In the main event he jumped out to a mid-pack start but quickly began gaining positions moving to sixth place on lap two and up to fourth place by lap three.
Throughout the middle six laps of the final, Renheim was locked in a tight battle with fellow Swede Petter Narsa. Adam was able to move past Narsa on lap nine to secure third spot and begin pressuring the second place rider. When Logan Christian lost control of his machine at the beginning of lap 11, Renheim seized the opportunity and held off Narsa for the remaining three laps to finish second.
On Saturday, Renheim qualified 4-4, just missing the transfer to the front row and had to earn his starting position through the last chance qualifier. With a unique new elevated starting line in place at the Canterbury Park circuit, Renheim would have to fight through heavy snow dust and traffic at the beginning of the 16 lap final.
Once again, the 311 was able to quickly work his way inside the top 10, where he held down ninth place for several laps in the middle stages of the race. In the closing laps, Renheim passed two more riders, thanks in large part to his superior fitness, and came across the line in a respectable seventh place capping another great points weekend.
Marica Renheim continues to recover from her opening round crash in November and rode to another sweep of the Pro Women’s class. By winning both of her qualifying rounds, Marica picked up the maximum number of points in the championship and is steadily chipping away at a close battle with fellow Ski-Doo racer Megan Brodeur and long-time Swedish rival Elina Ohman.
With five rounds remaining for the women, it will be a big task for Renheim to repeat as the class champions for the third time, but so far she has been up to the challenge.
The team will have a one week break to reload before starting a long road trip that will take us to Deadwood, South Dakota for rounds 7 & 8 of the ISOC tour before continuing on to the Winter X Games in Aspen, Colorado and then back across the country to upstate New York and Valcourt, Quebec, home of Ski-Doo.
CBS Sports Television Coverage
Episode #5 Pirtek National Presented by Jimmy John’s Jan. 16, 2016 @ 10:00AM
Episode #6 Pirtek National Presented by Jimmy John’s Jan. 23, 2016 @ 10:00AM
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