The battle for the Semi-Pro Open season title was closer than eventual champion Tim Tremblay preferred to make it in the Amsoil Championship Snocross Series last weekend at the Mountaintop Ski Resort at Geneva, Wis.
Leading by 11 points over Bobby LePage (Polaris) and 15 points in front of Lakeshore's Dan Ebert (Arctic Cat) it appeared to be Tremblay's championship to lose, having to finish sixth or better if LePage won or 10th or better if Ebert won.
Ebert pulled out to a comfortable lead in the opening laps. LePage was running fourth until lap five, then dropped to seventh and out of contention for the year-end title.
As the 12-lap final wore on, Ebert remained at the front, keeping a three-second lead over Paul Bauerly (Arctic Cat). Christian Salemark (Arctic Cat) rallied from a seventh-place start and worked his way to second, putting Bauerly back onto the final podium position.
At the line it was Ebert, Salemark and Bauerly claiming the top three spots but it wasn't enough for Ebert to take the year-end crown. Tremblay (Ski-Doo) finished ninth, giving him a 2-point margin over Ebert for the title.
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