Duluth, MN (January 28, 2020) – Judnick Motorsports riders failed to strike gold in the scenic gulch that runs through the middle of Deadwood, South Dakota. However, the team left the Black Hills with a number of positives as we enter the meat of the 2020 ISOC national snocross tour.
Trent Wittwer has been up against the wall all season as a rookie, in a field of pro racers that is loaded with talent at the top of the heap. Wittwer will be the first to admit that he is not happy with, or willing to settle for, consecutive eighth place finishes, however, he has rarely gone backwards or given up positions on the track during the long and demanding main events. Deadwood can chew up and spit out even the most seasoned veterans and we still believe the best is yet to come for Trent.
To Carson Alread, anything less than a win in the Sport class is unacceptable. He started the day Friday going 1-1 in qualifying and battled for a podium in the main event. Alread had to deal with heavy roost and traffic at the start of the final and would finish fourth. More issues with first lap traffic had an even bigger impact on Saturday when he was only able to manage a seventh place. But, as is often the case, many of the top riders in the class had mixed results on the treacherous Deadwood circuit and Alread maintained second place in the standings.
For Pro Lite racer Nick Lorenz, it was just plain a forgettable weekend. Lorenz failed to qualify for the final on Friday and finished twelfth on Saturday. He is still well inside the top 10 in season points and is looking forward to a new venue this weekend.
Deadwood is now long in the rearview mirror as the team is already gearing up for rounds nine and 10 in Dubuque, Iowa. This will be the series fourth time visiting the historic riverfront city, however, 2020 will mark the first time racing at the spacious fairgrounds on the Western edge of town.
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After starting the season with three, three-day events, the crew was enjoying the more traditional two-day format but still had plenty on their hands.
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