RJ LEGO AND YAMAHA WIN KOE ARCTIC DERBY PRO STOCKS

BRIAN JOSKI AND CAN-AM TOP TURBO AT ARCTIC DERBY

SxS Sports kicked off its 2021 King Of the Elements (KOE) series with the Arctic Derby at Maribel, Wisconsin, and 85 racers braved the winter cold to go ice racing in UTVs. The Arctic Derby hosted by 141 Speedway featured an ice oval with infield jumps and turns, and ice screws provided the traction for great racing.

In Pro Mod qualifying, Can-Am pilots Brian Joski (95) and Kyle Chaney were 1-2 in heat 1, but Chaney was 7.323 seconds back at the checkers. Brian Waszak ended up TQ over Joski, Rodney VanEperen and Chaney.

In Pro Mods, it was Can-Am versus Yamaha with a dozen entries, and Brian Joski and his Can-Am X3 topped the field, winning by less than a second over the Yamahas of Rodney VanEperen and Luke Stubbs. In a field of 20 Pro Stocks, RJ Lego led and all-Yamaha podium with Owen VanEperen second and father Rodney third.

Scottie Lawrence (C-A) led the Pro Mod A-Main early but dropped to third on the fourth lap, when Brian Joski took over the lead for the duration. Rodney VanEperen started third but was passed by Luke Stubbs, and he later got Stubbs back when Lawrence dropped to fifth. Kyle Chaney started fifth and could only move up to fourth. In the 12-lap main. Joski did the 12 laps in 10:25.664, almost 1.5 minutes faster than the Pro Stocks.

Scottie Lawrence led early in the Pro Mod main but dropped to fifth, where he qualified earlier.

Owen VanEperen led the first nine Pro Stock laps, while Rodney started fifth and moved to second in three laps. RJ Lego started ninth and went to seventh in a lap, then he put on a mid-race charge to fifth and jumped to second on the eighth lap and first on the 10th circuit. He held onto the win, doing 12 laps in 11:52.342 and beating Owen by 2.17 seconds.

Rodney VanEperen was red hot at the Arctic Derby, finishing second in Pro Mods and third in Pro Stocks.

Troy Johnson won the new-for-2021 570 A-Main ahead of Ellah Holter and 170 A-Main winner Collin Paitl. The Mini A-Main podium saw Corbyn Wassenberg second and Ellah Holter third. Yamaha dominated the Sportsman A-Main with Chase Kleist winning over Jake Kosmecki and Riley Marsquardt. Also new for 2021, the Diva class was won by Amber Holtger. The KOE series resumes May 21-22 with a Short-Course at Lena, Wisconsin.

KING OF THE ELEMENTS UTV RESULTS:

Round 1/Arctic Derby; Eagle River, WI

Pro Mod A-Main

1. Brian Joski…C-A

2. Rodney VanEperen…Yam

3. Luke Stubbs…Yam

4. Kyle Chaney…C-A

5. Scottie Lawrence…C-A

6. Brian Waszak…Yam

7. Jason Watt…C-A

8. Tyler Krusick…C-A

9. Michael Gilliand…Yam

10. Gray Leadbetter…Yam

Pro Stock A-Main

1. RJ Lego…Yam

2. Owen VanEperen…Yam

3. Rodney VanEperen…Yam

4. Jesse Klaus…Yam

5. Scott Wasz…Y&am

6. Matt Bohn…Pol

7. Dylan Marquardt…Yam

8. Bill Berger…Yam

9. Ben Enloe…Yam

10. Zach Janke…Yam

Sportsman A-Main

1. Chase Kleist…Yam

2. Jake Kosmecki…Yam

3. Riley Marsquardt…Yam

4. Kadin Piontek…Yam

5. Tim Shore…Yam

570 A-Main

1. Troy Johnson…Pol

2. Ellah Holter…Pol

3. Collin Paitl…Pol

4. Benjamin Heiting…Pol

Mini A-Main

1. Collin Paitl…Pol

2. Corbyn Wassenberg…Pol

3. Ellah Holter…Pol

4. Finlay Holter..Pol

5. Mason Schultz…Pol

Diva A-Main

1. Amber Holtger…Pol

2. Shantel Homernik…NA

3. Brittany Waszak…Yam

4. Lexy Thomma…NA

5. Cassie Christensen…Yam

SXS SPORTS KING OF THE ELEMENTS SERIES

1. Feb. 26-27…Arctic Derby/Maribel, WI

2. May 21-22…Short-Course/Lena, WI

3. Sept. 17-18…Short-Course/Maribel, WI

4. TBA, TBA…Elk River, WI

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