Second Stop in Grand Lake proved to be an exciting weekend of racing

Close racing in all four disciplines with unexpected highlights in Junior SnoCross and SnoOvals
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DENVER - Feb. 20, 2014 - PRLog -- Racers and fans descended upon Grand Lake, CO on February 15-16,2014 for the third stop on the Rocky Mountain Snowmobile Racing (RMSR) series.  Following almost two solid weeks of pounding snow resulting in over 10 feet of accumulation in some places, the Jolstad Motorsports Winter Carnival was held at Winding River Ranch as the second of two Grand Lake races this season.

Racing resumes in Alpine, WY on March 1-2, 2014 for round four of the series.  As with all RMSR sanctioned points events, the Alpine Winter Jubilee races will feature SnoCross, HillCross, SnoOval, and SnoDrag disciplines. In addition to RMSR’s four disciplines, the event will also feature a winner-take-all SnoOval Enduro  race on Friday February 28 at 8:00 PM. More information regarding sponsorship opportunities or race registration can be found at

Race Recap

On Saturday, the racing action saw riders compete in the SnoCross and HillCross disciplines. A shortened and reversed direction SnoCross course challenged most racers from the start. The premier Pro-Lite class saw top qualifier Taylor Meuwissen (Arctic Cat) miss the hole shot in the final, but then make a quick pass for the lead in the first of many rhythm sections on the course. Meuwissen charged hard and put distance between himself and the field and held it for the win. Meuwissen was followed by fellow Cat rider Wes Chapman who took second and Dylon Moss (Polaris) who took third. Some of the best racing was in the Junior 10-13 class. After qualifying only 6th for the final, Grey Mathews (Arctic Cat) took the hole shot and led the race to the checkered flag for the win. The real race however was for the remainder of the podium lineup with Jake Gill (Ski-Doo) chasing Ryley Hasenack (Ski-Doo) and Jaydon Arnold (Ski-Doo) who, after making his move under the white flag, was tossed off in the last corner before the checkered flag.

This weekend’s HillCross had an added purse from Tyler’s Backcountry Awareness for the Junior 10-13 HillCross riders that wore avalanche airbags while they raced. In a twist, Grey Mathews opted to not wear the airbag which he said allowed him to take the win in the Junior HillCross class over the other riders that did. Pro rider Keith Carrico (Ski-Doo) swept both 800 Stock and Mod classes and was the star of the HillCross again this weekend.

Sunday started with SnoOval races and Teresa Stoffle saddling up in the Women’s class. Stoffle (Polaris) took second behind Ryley Hasenack (Yamaha). In 500 Liquid the father and son team of Darwin and Jason Hogy almost swept the class on their Arctic Cats. Jason took the win, with Todd Purdue (Ski-Doo) taking second and Darwin taking third. Tony Cook (Polaris) was at it again winning the 500 Fan, Free Air, 800 Modified and Outlaw classes. As the day wrapped up the action moved to the drag course where 600cc and 800cc Improved stock classes dominated the action. Taylor Meuwissen won the 600cc shootout and Ben Leben (Ski-doo) won the 800cc double elimination. All race results can be found at

About Rocky Mountain Snowmobile Racing

RMSR is a regional professional snowmobile race circuit offering two-day, multi-discipline race events located throughout the Western Region. Following a hugely successful Roost the Butte four discipline event at the end of the 2012 - 2013 season, RMSR will be offering SnoCross, HillCross, SnoOval, and SnoDrags at six two-day race events for the upcoming season. For additional information, visit or contact 720.771.1949 and

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