Duluth, MN – Carson Alread raced to the first top five finish of his young Pro Lite career at round four of the AMSOIL Championship Snocross tour in Dubuque, Iowa. Alread was strong throughout weekend qualifying, racing his Klim/Jack Link’s/Polaris to a pair of second place finishes and coming up just short of another when he had a drive belt break with one lap remaining in heat two on Friday.
Both Alread and Nick Lorenz had to start the round three main event from the back row but put in determined rides to crack the top ten at the finish, with Lorenz fourth and Alread tenth.
Lorenz quickly moved from a seventh place start up to fifth and then made a pass into fourth place in the closing laps of the race. Nick also turned in the fastest lap of the race with a time of 31.688 seconds.
In Saturday’s round four main event Alread powered from a front row starting position into fifth place and held the position for the entire race. As a result, the rookie is now seventh overall in the Pro Lite standings, with Lorenz close behind in 10th.
Pro racer Emil Harr struggled with qualifying in Iowa, which carried over into the main events. Harr finished 11th and ninth in the two finals and is 11th overall in the premier class. Harr is his own harshest critic and with an open weekend coming up on the schedule, is determined to get back on track as the series heads to Deadwood, South Dakota on January 29-30.
For the first time in almost a year, there was growing sense of normalcy at the racetrack as the spacious Dubuque County Fairgrounds was able to accommodate a good number of spectators in compliance with Iowa’s social distancing guidelines.
Team Sponsors: Polaris Racing, KLIM, Jack Link’s Protein Snacks, SSi Decals, ERX Motor Park, A.W. Oakes & Son, Walker Evans Racing, Kutzler Express, Stud Boy, Renton Coil Spring, C & A Pro, Jeff Foster Trucking, Hayes Racing, Camso, MBL, Rox Speed F/X, V-Force, Tekrider