PRESS RELEASE: Avalanche Racing wins SEMI-PRO OPEN – SEMI-PRO SUPER STOCK – PRO WOMENS SUPER STOCK NATIONAL POINTS CHAMPIONSHIPS.
Chicago, IL. – March 17, 2008 – Avalanche hits Lake Geneva, WI!
The Avalanche Race Team arrived in Lake Geneva,WI for the WPSA National Snocross Season Finale and left with not one, not two, but THREE Year-End National Points Titles.
Andrew Johnstad took both Semi-Pro Open and Semi-Pro Super Stock Division Titles plus received the WPSA Semi-Pro of the Year Award. Kylie Abrahamson took Pro Super Stock Womens Title and won the Pro Woman of the Year Award. Resident Pro Mike (the monster) Schultz finished the season ranked 6th in the Pro Super Stock.
James Johnstad, Junior rider, competed in both 14-15, 16-17 classes and kicked butt and took names. He brought home 8 podiums! If this young racer is any indication of the incredible natural talent and drive coming up through the ranks then snocross has a very bright future.
During the year-end WPSA banquet Avalanche Race Team and Christian Brothers Racing were both bestowed the Sportmanship of the Year Award.
Bonnie & Mike Glefke, Avalanche Team Owners, said, “We couldn’t be more excited to have such a fantastic finish to the season! Of course none of this would be possible without our support staff, families, fans and outstanding sponsors. The awesome commitment of Parts Unlimited, Liberty Coach,Yellow Book USA, Arctiva, Z1R Helmets, Rockstar and
Polaris Racing, who have all been essential to our success. Gordy’s Boats was our special sponsor for the Lake Geneva event.
“We have to thank each and every sponsor Trukke Boots, Subway, Torco, Giordano’s, Scoretix.com, Volvo, Smith, Powermadd, Ogio, HMK, Walker Evans, Stud Boy, Tekvest,
Culligan, BRRP, CA Pro, Best Western, Camoplast, NGK, VPRacing,Ultimate Transport, Prevost, DP Brakes. This one, I mean these THREE are for you!”
Kylie Abrahamson’s sled has been auctioned off and the proceeds go directly to the Pink Ribbon Riders Breast Cancer Awareness Group. The lucky owner of the sled also receives a jacket courtesy of Arctiva.
The season finale “Crew Member for a Day” was Matt Hartmann, Marengo, IL and he won a stack of fantastic prizes from our sponsors.
Avalanche Racing Team owners, Mike and Bonnie Glefke, Pro rider Mike Schultz, Semi-Pro rider Andrew Johnstad, Sport rider David Glefke, Pro Womens Kylie Abrahamson and Junior rider James Johnstad. Crew Chief Jayme Cheney, mechanics Chad Kyllo, Cody Braaten & Josh Ree and Crew Support Chris Glefke, Team Driver/PR Dean Turcotte.
For more information, please visit www.AvalancheRaceTeam.com
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