Woodies Racing, the 2016 AMSOIL Championship Snocross Team of the Year, is wasting no time in doubling down their efforts for 2017, announcing today that they have signed long-time Arctic Cat contender Tyler Adams to represent the team in the Pro Lite division next season.
Adams, who has shown great speed at times in his Pro Lite career and is always one of the most stylish riders on the track, finished 11th in the 2016 Lites championship, despite missing rounds in Shakopee, Minnesota and Joliet, Illinois with injury. Adams also jumped on a Pro Open sled for two rounds at the season finale in Lake Geneva, qualifying for both main events.
So what does this mean for Mike George, who rode the team’s Lites buggy last year? Well, after his one-off venture into Pro Open at Lake Geneva, in which he made the main event on each of the two days he signed up, George will be staying with the team and moving to the big show on a full-time basis.
In addition to these changes, the team has signed Jennifer Martel to compete full-time in the Pro AM Women’s class. Martel finished eighth in the class last year racing a limited schedule and shares a common link with the team as a graphic designer with FXR Racing, one of Woodies’ primary sponsors.
Also new to the team for the coming year is Jordan Brinkman who will be competing in Sport Lite.
Family team member Kaden Woodie will continue his progression in the Sport class, while Taven Woodie looks to continue her domination in the Jr Girls 9-13 class, as well as lining up with the boys in Jr 10-13, where she nearly scored a podium at the season finale.
Shortly after the season ended, the Woodies Racing team acquired a unique new transporter that is currently being outfitted and prepped for a new wrap. The 53′ rig has a top deck that raises up while parked to provide for a full shop area above the main work space.