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The two privateers were not alone on the podium following the IJSBA Virginia National racing event as fellow X-TEAM racers Erminio Iantosca took the second position in Pro Stock aboard his RIVA Racing backed Sea-Doo RXP-X. For the first time during the 2012 IJSBA National Racing Tour two riders from the same manufacturer finished 1-1 in these hotly contested classes.
Snyder overcame a start/stop button setback in moto one to win motos two and three to take his second overall win of the season on his Neptune Racing prepared RIVA backed Sea-Doo RXP-X. Snyder now leads the overall championship points race after five rounds of the seven event series.
“I have to give special thanks to my tuner Bo Dupriest, Tim Judge, RIVA, and my strength coach Jimmy Stratton for preparing me for this weekend,” said Snyder following his win. “I am getting faster every week on my Sea-Doo RXP-X and we are in a good position to win this PRO Stock Championship!”
North Carolina’s Brian Baldwin claimed his first PRO Open win of the season, besting the competitive OEM factory supported riders aboard his Champion Powersports backed Sea-Doo RXP-X watercraft. Baldwin finished 1-4-2 in his three motos that proved to be the most consistent of the weekend and earning him the overall PRO Open win. Baldwin looks to have fully adjusted to the new Sea-Doo RXP-X and will be a threat for the podiums top spot for the remaining race events of the season.
Both riders qualified for the Sea-Doo Bounty racer contingency program as Snyder earned an extra $500 from BRP and Baldwin earned an extra $600 from the ONLY racer contingency program in the industry.
Both riders will be featured guests on the Liquidspeedradio.com on-line radio show with host Brian Smith Tuesday night, July 24, 2012 during the Sea-Doo X-TEAM Hour starting at 8 PM EST. Both riders will discuss their weekend wins and what it takes to finish in first aboard their Sea-Doo RXP-X watercraft.