ANDREW CARLSON AND POLARIS TOP CHAMP OFFROAD PRO MODS

CJ GREAVES AND YAMAHA WIN CHAMP OFFROAD PRO STOCKS

Lions Roaring Speedway hosted the first two Championship Offroad Tour rounds of 2021 at Antigo, Wisconsin, and Andrew Carlson found the right set-up for his Polaris RZR on Saturday as the Minnesota native motored to the Pro Mod win. Carlson would back that up Sunday with a second in Round 2 behind Can-Am factory pilot Kyle Chaney.

Andrew Carlson took the first Champ Pro Mod Main of 2021, and he was second on Sunday for a solid points lead.

Carlson started on the front row and moved into the lead on the first lap. He was challenged early by fellow Polaris driver Robert Loire, then later by veteran Rodney VanEperen. The Yamaha racer made several attempts over the last half of the race to get past Carlson, but each time he challenged the race leader, Carlson found a better line or a bit of speed to pull away.

“That first turn was big,” said Carlson. “I knew if I could get a good jump on those guys, I knew I could run with them. Obviously, they are fast, and would be on me all race. I felt like we really hooked up. I knew if I raced a good, smart race and didn’t get squirrely, and put in some solid laps, we’d be okay.”

Rodney VanEperen kept the pressure on through the last turn, finishing second. He was followed by his son, Owen, who worked his way through the field to finish third. Brian Waszak finished fourth, ahead of Loire.

CJ Greaves was on fire at Antigo; he went 1-2 in Pro Stock UTVs over the weekend and 1-1 in Pro 4 Trucks.
CJ Greaves (Yamaha) won the 2020 Pro Stock SxS title in convincing manner. He picked up where he left off by taking the opening race of 2021. Like Carlson, Greaves would take second Pro Stock on Sunday, behind Yamaha pilot Brock Heger.

Greaves was patient for the first few laps, working behind early leader Jeremy Houle. He found the lead on lap three, working on the same tactic that he would later use on his way to his win in Pro 4: utilizing the outside line. After that, he stayed out front as he drove to his seventh win in the last nine class races.

“I made some smart decisions early on and committed to the outside line,” said Greaves. I saw what the watering trucks were doing early on, and thought there’d be some track left out there.”

 

CHAMP OFFROAD TOUR UTV RESULTS

Rd1: Lions Roaring Speedway, Antigo, WI

Pro Mod UTVs

1. Andrew Carlson…Pol

2. Rodney VanEperen…Yam

3. Owen VanEperen…Yam

4. Brian Waszak…Yam

5. Robert Loire…Pol

6. Gray Ledbetter…Yam

7. Andy Ives…Pol

8. Andrew Fausone…C-A

9. Luke Stubbs…Yam

10. Jerry Smith…Yam

Pro Stock UTVs

1. CJ Greaves…Yam

2. Scott Wasz…Yam

3. Brock Heger…Yam

4. Johnny Holtger…???

5. Jacob Rosales…Yam

6. Matt Bohn…Pol

7. Matt Wood…Yam

8. Jesse Klaus…Yam

9. RJ Lego…Yam

10. Joe Dresel…Pol

Rd2: Lions Roaring Speedway, Antigo, WI

Pro Mod UTVs

1. Kyle Chaney…C-A

2. Andrew Carlson…Pol

3. Robert Loire…Pol

4. Rodney VanEperen…Yam

5. Brian Waszak…Yam

6. Owen VanEperen…Yam

7. Andy Kleczka…C-A

8. Leland Thyes…Pol

9. Brian Joski…C-A

10. Jerry Smith…Yam

Pro Stock UTVs

1. Brock Heger…Yam

2. CJ Greaves…Yam

3. Scott Wasz…Yam

4. Jacob Rosales…Yam

5. RJ Lego…Yam

6. Owen VanEperen…Yam

7. Matt Wood…Yam

8. Jesse Klaus…Yam

9. Joe Dresel…Pol

10. Jack LeTourneau…Pol

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