Sundborg Tops In Lightning Sprints

By Tim Baltz

The Quebec Lightning Sprints were also making their return to Mohawk and snowmobile world champion Sabrina Blanchet would make a statement as she jumped into the lead from the drop of the green with Lou Torres and Eric Sundborg completing the top 3. On lap 3 the first yellow flew as Torres' night would come to a quick end as he slowed in turn 1. On the restart it was all about Blanchet as she once again jumped out to a healthy lead and was destined to claim her first ever Mohawk victory. Eric Sundborg was doing all he could to keep the leader close and he did just that as he stayed within 4 car lengths which would be very important as the leaders entered traffic. In the final laps Blanchet struggled to get through traffic allowing Sundborg to close in. On the final lap Sundborg would make his move on the top lane and race Blanchet side by side. As they exited turn 4 coming to the checkered flag Eric Sundborg would lead the final 150 feet to claim the win over Sabrina Blanchet who claimed her best ever finish of 2nd. Guillaume Neiderer shook off the frustrating ESS finish earlier in the night to claim 3rd at the checkers.