2017-18 Team Boss Racing Press Releases
Heartbreak To Highlight For Aki Pihlaja In Iowa
Aki Pihlaja was just a few laps away from winning his first Pro Lite main event of the season on Friday night when the pesky downhill section on the Sundown Mountain Resort race course reached out and pulled him from his sled. Pihlahja quickly chased his machine to the bottom of the hill and gave pursuit to finish fourth.
Teamwork Propels Aki Pihlaja Back Onto Pro Lite Podium
Quick action by the Jimmy John’s team turned a bad start to the weekend in Mount Pleasant, Michigan into a second place finish in the Pro Lite final on Saturday night for Aki Pihlaja. Warm weather and heavy rain made for unique and challenging snow conditions in central Michigan. And, while the scenario was similar to round nine just one week earlier, read more…
Aki Pihlaja Continues Podium Streak To Open Second Half Of National Snocross Tour
Aki Pihlaja picked up another podium at round nine of the national snocross tour in his quest to repeat as Champion in the Pro Lite class. Extreme swings in the weather including heavy rain the day before the race, high winds on Friday and fresh snow on Saturday kept the Jimmy John’s team on their toes as they tried to stay on top of changing track conditions.
Aki Pihlaja On The Podium In Historic Deadwood, Closes Gap In Championship
Aki Pihlaja raced to another podium on Saturday night in Deadwood, which, combined with a fifth place finish on Friday, helped the defending Pro Lite Champion to narrow the gap on second place in the 2018 title chase. Although Pihlaja is still seeking that elusive first main event win this season, he has been super consistent in recent rounds…
Aki Pihlaja races to his second Pro Lite podium
Aki Pihlaja bounced back from a rough weekend in Wyoming to race to his second Pro Lite podium of the season in Shakopee, Minnesota. The Canterbury Park national presented by Jimmy John’s is one of the most well attended races on the tour and despite temperatures and wind chills… read more…
Snow King Mountain Proves To Be Tall Order For Jimmy John’s Riders And Crew
The high altitude and steep slopes of Jackson Hole’s Snow King Mountain made for a challenging weekend for the Jimmy John’s/XPS/Ski-Doo team as riders and crew members struggled to adapt to the new venue.
Reigning Pro Lite Champion Aki Pihlaja was strong throughout qualifying. read more…
Aki Pihlaja Opens The Season On The Podium In Duluth
Aki Pihaja overcame adversity at the start of Saturday night’s main event to rebound for a third place podium finish to begin the season. Pihlaja jumped out to an early lead but was hit in the rear bumper as the field of 15 riders piled into the downhill first turn. “It was a good start, I think I had the holeshot,” said Pihlaja. read more…
Elias Ishoel Out For Snocross Season Opener
Jimmy John’s / XPS / Ski-Doo racer Elias Ishoel will miss the first four rounds of the ISOC national snocross tour while he returns home to Norway to continue rehabilitation of a leg injury. Ishoel, a rising star in the Pro ranks and recent signing to the Boss Racing Team, suffered a broken femur in July . read more….
2016-17 Team Boss Racing Press Releases
BOSS Racing Signs Elias Ishoel To Ride Jimmy John’s Ski-Doo
Team Boss Racing/Jimmy John’s/Ski-Doo is pleased to announce the signing of Elias Ishoel, one of the most exciting young Pro riders to hit the national snocross scene in the past decade. Ishoel, of Oppdal, Norway was a two-time winner in the ISOC Pro Open class in 2016-17, capturing the $10,000 Dominator race read more….
Aki Pihlaja Wins Grand Finale To Secure Pro Lite Championship For Jimmy John’s Snocross Team
Aki Pihlaja wrapped up the ISOC Pro Lite Championship by virtue of his third place finish on Saturday, at the Nielsen Enterprises Grand Finale. That didn’t stop the rookie from Rovaniemi, Finland from putting a final stamp on the season as he swept the day on Sunday, aboard his Jimmy John’s Ski-Doo, to close out the 2016-17 national snocross campaign on top of the podium. read more….
Aki Pihlaja Leads Jimmy John’s Snocross Team To Three Podiums In Iowa.
Aki Pihlaja raced to two Pro Lite podium finishes, including a win on Saturday night, as the national snocross tour made it’s first-ever visit to the state of Iowa at the Sundown Mountain Resort in Dubuque.
Pihlaja has been in control of the Pro Lite championship since the second weekend of competition in December.
Aki Pihlaja Closing In On Pro Lite Championship After Two Podiums In Michigan.
Aki Pihlaja battled his way to two Pro Lite podium finishes in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, maintaining a comfortable lead in the class championship. Warm temps leading up to the event and heavy rain on Friday created a unique and challenging racing environment for teams and riders. However, Pihlaja was on his usual pace, finishing first and second in his qualifying races and third in the main event. read more….
Jimmy John’s Snocross Team Carries Podium Momentum Into Michigan
Team Jimmy John’s snocross racers Adam Renheim and Aki Pihlaja, fresh off of podium finishes at the Grand Prix Ski-Doo Valcourt, look to carry their momentum into Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, when the national snocross tour resumes this weekend.
Following the national tour event in New York, the team made its annual trek to Valcourt, Quebec, home of Ski-Doo snowmobiles, for the popular Valcourt Gran Prix. read more….
Aki Pihlaja Scores Pair Of Third Place Podiums In New York, Continues To Lead Championship
Aki Pihlaja raced his way to a pair of third place finishes at rounds 9 and 10 of the national snocross tour inSalamanca, New York. As a result, he continued to expand on his lead in the class, which now stands at 51 points, While each stop on the tour presents a new challenge to the Finnish racer who is competing at the venues for the first time, he has done a remarkable job of qualifying well almost every night and finishing on or near the podium to hold the point lead in the class since the opening weekend of the season. read more….
Fast Starts Propel Adam Renheim To Silver Medal At Winter X Games
A short course with limited passing opportunities placed a premium on starts at the 2017 Winter X Games and Adam Renheim and his Jimmy John’s Ski-Doo answered the bell with clutch performances in both qualifying and the main event. “I was a little beat up after blowing a belt and crashing hard in Deadwood,” said Renheim. We decided not to race there on Saturday and I think it helped coming into X Games feeling fresh. read more….
Aki Pihlaja Finishes Third In Deadwood, Expands Lead In Pro Lite Championship
Jan 23, 2017 Aki Pihlaja survived his first visit to the rough and tumble Days of ’76 rodeo arena in Deadwood, South Dakota, escaping the mid-season rounds of the national snocross tour with a third place podium on Friday.
Both Pihlaja and Pro Open racer Adam Renheim experienced the difficulties that come with the bump and run style of racing that Deadwood is famous for. read more….
Jimmy John’s Snocross Team Serves Up Four Podiums At Canterbury Park
Jan 9, 2017 Adam Renheim made his way back to the Pro Open podium and Aki Pihlaja raced to three straight Pro Lite podiums, including a win on Sunday, as the Jimmy John’s team completed their best weekend of the season at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minnesota. read more….
BOSS Racing Welcomes Beaupre Aerial Equipment To Canterbury Snocross National Presented by Jimmy John’
Jan 5, 2017 Beaupre is a name new to the BOSS Racing team this season and new to the sport of snocross, but one that many Minnesota sports fans are sure to remember. Beaupre Aerial Equipment, one of the largest lift, boom and material handler rental companies in the region, was founded in 2003 by former Minnesota North Stars goaltender Don Beaupre.
Aki Pihlaja Sweeps Pro Lite Finals In Colorado, Takes Over Lead In Class Championship
Dec 20, 2016 Jimmy John’s, Ski-Doo, Lucas Oil, FXR racer Aki Pihlaja was undefeated throughout every round of Pro Lite racing at the latest national snocross tour stop in Winter Park, Colorado, taking over the lead in the class championship. This was the first time the ISOC tour has held an event in Colorado and Pihlaja was right at home on the high speed, mountainside course. read more….
Finnish Champion Aki Pihlaja Second For Team Jimmy John’s In North American Debut
Winnipeg, MB. November 28, 2016 – 2016 Clash of Nations Champion Aki Pihlaja made an impressive debut for the Jimmy John’s/Lucas Oil/FXR/Ski-Doo team on Saturday night, finishing second in the Pro Lites main event in his first-ever North American snocross. read more….
2016 50th Annual Hay Days Snowmobile Expo
Winnipeg, MB. September 13, 2016 – A reported crowd of over 45,000 turned out for the 50th Annual Hay Days snowmobile expo just outside the Twin Cities metro in North Branch, Minnesota.The event is the largest of the off-season and marks the first time that consumers are able to get an up close look at new machines while also being able to interact with their favorite racers. read more….
Marica Renheim Wins Grand Finale Clinches Third Straight Championship
Winnipeg, MB. March 7, 2016 – The Nielsen Enterprises Grand Finale at the Lake Geneva Resort always produces some of the best racing of the season and last weekend was no exception. The massive ski hill course had to be reduced in size due to the lack of snow in the region, but the early spring conditions meant a large turnout of spectators and a generally festive mood throughout the event. read more….
Marica Renheims Wins At Route 66, Regains Lead In Championship
Winnipeg, MB. March 7, 2016 – Marica Renheim made a triumphant return to the top of the podium in the Pro AM Women’s final on Friday night at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois. The win, combined with qualifying finishes of 1-1, propelled Marica into the lead in the class championship for the first time this season after missing the opening round with an injury. read more….
Team Jimmy John’s Carries Podium Power Into Route 66
Winnipeg, MB. March 3, 2016 – Adam Renheim opened the weekend in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan racing to an impressive second place finish behind series point leader Tucker Hibbert. Renheim finished over six seconds ahead of fellow Ski-Doo racer Tim Tremblay, gaining valuable points on him as they battle in the championship. read more….
Consistency Is Key In New York As Renheims Stay In Title Chase
Winnipeg, MB. February 10, 2016 – Salamanca, New York played host to ISOC national snocross rounds 9 & 10 as the Jimmy John’s/Lucas Oil/Ski-Doo team signed in for the third straight weekend of competition after having trekked cross-country from a stellar X Games in Aspen, Colorado. read more….
Adam Renheim Captures Silver Medal At Winter X!
Winnipeg, MB. January 30, 2016 – Adam Renheim turned in a career best Winter X Games performance for himself and the Boss Racing/Jimmy John’s/Ski-Doo team when he raced to a second place Silver medal on Thursday afternoon in Aspen, Colorado. read more….
Adam & Marica Renheim Continues Podium Streak
Winnipeg, MB. January 26, 2016 – Adam Renheim made his way to the Pro Open podium for a third consecutive event, as he battled side-by-side with two riders on the final lap to secure second place on day two of the U.S. Air Force National in Deadwood, South Dakota. read more….
Adam & Marica Renheim Back On Podium
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. read more….
Awesome weekend for Team Jimmy John’s / Boss Racing
North Dakota December 14, 2015 North Dakota hosted ACSS Rounds 3 and 4 during the Makita Snocross Nationals over the weekend. With virtually no snow in the upper midwest, event organizers had their hands full trying to produce enough man made snow to maintain conditions: even incorporating a flat high-speed corner, a layout not often seen in snocross.