WARNERT RACING CONCLUDES
STRONG 2007 SNOCROSS TOUR
LOOKS FORWARD TO
HITTING THE DIRT WITH CAN-AM IN APRIL
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (March 22, 2007) -- Warnert
Racing concluded a successful 2006-2007 WPSA
PowerSports Snowmobile Tour campaign with
impressive statistics and consistent results.
Earning five victories and an impressive 20
podiums, the factory BRP/Ski-Doo “Super Team” is
ready to continue its success as it joins the
WPSA’s tough QuadTerrain Challenge class in the
PowerSports ATV Tour next month.
“This has been an exciting season both on and
off the track,” said team co-owner Mark Warnert.
“The team worked hard this year, fighting
through every challenge thrown at them. Success
was our goal this season, and I think our
statistics show we exceeded that. But the
statistics don’t tell the entire story. We
helped BRP introduce its new Open sled this
season, and though the machine was completely
new from the ground up, it performed flawlessly.
We’re extraordinarily pleased.”
Leading the Warnert squad this season was
French Canadian phenom Mathieu Morin. Morin (No.
27 XP-S/Ski-Doo), in his first full season as a
Pro, ran consistently, netting a victory and
three overall podiums in the Pro Classes. The
Val-Dor, Quebec native finished ninth and 10th,
respectively, in Pro Open and Pro Stock points.
“The season went well on many levels,” said
Morin, who competed in just the Pro Stock class
last season. “This was my first experience
running both Pro classes, so I’m very happy with
my success this year. At the beginning of the
season, I had a rough start. I had trouble in
qualifying. Then, once we got to the mid-season,
I picked it up in qualifying and it began
working out. This will certainly give me a
strong foundation on which to build next
Steve Martin (No. 18 Dodge Trucks/Ski-Doo)
fought an ankle injury for much of the season.
However, the Evanston, Wyo. resident will begin
his training program immediately and looks
forward to next season. Martin, who recorded one
podium finish this season, finished 12th in Pro
Open points and ninth in the Pro Stock
“We were really consistent all year in
qualifying and the finals,” said Martin. “We had
a really good mechanic this year, and the sleds
were some of the best I’ve ever ridden. I
sprained my ankle at X Games, and that really
slowed me down. It’s still not completely
healed, so it’s been a tough go. I’m looking
forward to next year.”
Aaron Christensen (No. 10 Evinrude/Ski-Doo)
spent much of the season on the sidelines with
injuries. Christensen finished 25th in Pro Open
and 23rd in Pro Stock despite missing most of
the races this year.
“The season started off well, then I got hurt
before Christmas,” said Christensen. “I came
back at Canterbury, and I was quite happy there.
My arm isn’t 100%; the muscle mass is down. Yet,
I’m pretty happy with how things went. I’m going
to run my regular program in the off-season:
working in my family’s shop, fixing four
wheelers and doing some dirt biking.”
Warnert Racing shined in the Semi-Pro
Classes, with Katejun Coonishish (No. 101
DooTalk.com/Ski-Doo) leading the way. Coonishish
netted three victories and nine overall podiums.
He finished the season eighth in Pro Open and
fourth in Pro Stock.
“The season, overall, went quite well,” said
Coonishish, from Ouje-Bougoumou, Quebec.
“Winning races, and consistent podiums always
make for a fun year. We were pleased to welcome
new sponsor DooTalk.com. Their support is
extraordinarily appreciated. We’re ready to take
it to the next level next season.”
Zach Pattyn (No. 99 Torco/Ski-Doo) also had a
productive season in Semi-Pro.
“This was a learning season for me, and from
that perspective, I’m very pleased,” said Pattyn.
“The Semi-Pro classes are very competitive year
after year, and they provide the perfect place
for racers trying to move up. I learned a lot
this year, and I’m ready to put that experience
to work next season.”
Jake Erickson (No. 188 XP-S/Ski-Doo) also
used the Semi-Pro classes to hone his skills.
“Though the statistics don’t show it, we had
a great season,” said Erickson. “I’m extremely
pleased with my results. Gaining experience is
the key in Semi-Pro, and I am pleased with all I
have learned this year."
Seventeen-year-old Nathanial Bosum (No. 789
XP-S/Ski-Doo) was a star in the Sport Classes
this year. The Ouje-Bougoumou racer recorded one
win and seven podiums on the season.
“What a great season,” exclaimed Bosum. “We
were in the hunt every weekend, and you really
can’t ask for anything more. My team gave me the
best equipment every race, and our consistency
Warnert Racing announced recently that it has
signed Josh and Kyle Pallin. The pair will
compete in the Tour’s Sport Classes, beginning
next season. Josh, 18, and Kyle, 15, have an
impressive record of podiums and victories on
both the Tour’s Regional and National circuits.
Both are from Ironwood, Mich.
Warnert Racing will return to action this
summer, competing in the WPSA’s PowerSports ATV
Tour, as well as the AMA GNCC Series as BRP/Can-Am’s
About Warnert Racing
St. Cloud, Minnesota-based Warnert Racing is the
premier team in professional Snocross snowmobile
racing and one of the sport's pioneering "superteams."
The team is modeled after the most successful
auto racing operations, managing the day-to-day
operations of six Snocross racers, including
sponsorship, transportation, marketing, sled
set-up, driver development and technology
development. All teams operate out of a full
race shop in St. Cloud and practice on an
80-acre track. The team races Ski-Doo
Warnert Racing is one of the first snocross
teams to attract corporate partners from outside
the snowmobile industry (click here for current
sponsors). The team runs the entire PowerSports
Snowmobile Tour (formerly WSA) snocross
Brothers Mark and Ron Warnert established
Warnert Racing in 1999 after selling their eight
Minneapolis-area Champion Auto Parts stores,
which were the most productive in the entire
Champion franchise at the time.
In addition to Warnert Racing, the Warnerts
are involved in commercial real estate, Warnert
Promotions Group and more.
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