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MARCH BRINGS 20 WINS FOR TEAM ARCTIC TERRAIN RACERS
11 Class Wins in USXC Cross-Country in Warroad, Minn., Plus Nine Victories at RMSHA Hillclimb in Afton, Wyo.
Thief River Falls, Minn. (March 6, 2014) – The 2014 snowmobile race season might be winding down, but Team Arctic racers stayed wound-up to score 20 combined wins in cross-country and Hillclimb competition during the first weekend in March.
The team continued its season-long stranglehold of cross-country dominance with another crushing performance at the USXC cross-country event in Warroad, Minn., where riders battled through record snow cover, deep holes and bitter cold to notch 11 wins and a podium sweep of six classes.
Christian Bros. Racing pro Zach Herfindahl delivered a powerful performance in the Pro 600 stock class, racing with a broken left thumb and a casted hand. It didn’t slow the 18-year-old down, as he captured his third win of the season and put a near-lock on the championship. Wes Selby put himself back onto the Pro podium with a strong third place finish.
“We continue to be impressed and proud of all our cross-country racers and crew,” said Mike Kloety, Team Arctic Race Manager. “Warroad was a tough weekend, with a rugged race course that claimed a lot of riders and sleds. To have 11 different winners on Arctic Cat snowmobiles proves the depth of our team and the strength of our ZR ProCross and Sno Pro 500 machines.”
An equally dedicated crew of hillclimb competitors topped the RMSHA Hillclimb in Afton, Wyo., scoring wins in eight classes and taking one King title. The wins came in Stock, Improved Stock and Mod classes aboard M Series Arctic Cat snowmobiles with the ProClimb chassis. Kyle Tapio proved on top of his game, winning 800 Improved and the Improved King title as well as taking second in 800 Stock. And David McClure piloted a M6000 to third in Stock and second in Improved Stock.
“Seven different Arctic Cat racers won classes at Afton,” said Al Shimpa, Team Arctic Hillclimb Coordinator. “We saw victory in the Men’s and Women’s categories, plus the New Members and Semi- Pro classes. That highlights the team’s depth as well as the adaptability of our ProClimb chassis for all kinds of riders.”
The final USXC event of the season is March 7 in Walker, Minn. The next RMSHA event is March 8-9 in Afton, Wyo. The next ISOC snocross national is March 7-8 in Fargo, ND.
Team Arctic Results from USXC Cross-Country in Warroad, Minn.
1. Zach Herfindahl
3. Wes Selby
2. Zach Herfindahl
Semi Pro Improved
3. Lance Efteland
1. Joe Wood
2. Jon Arneson
3. Jon Koch
1. Austin Lunde
2. Ryan Trout
3. John Langaas
Expert 85 Improved
1. John Langaas
2. Matt Feil
Masters 40 Plus
1. Jon Arneson
Masters 50 Plus
2. Brian Perreault
3. Kevin Langaas
1. Hunter Houle
2. Cody Chubaty
3. Ross Ilstrup
Snocross and Cross-Country Racers Storm Through Michigan, Minnesota and Alaska
Thief River Falls, Minn. (Feb. 28, 2014) – Team Arctic terrain racers showed their mettle and strength during a dramatic week that saw 23 victories and gutsy performances aboard the Arctic Cat ZR 6000R ProCross and Sno Pro snowmobiles.
The season-long onslaught continued at the USXC cross-country race at the two-day, combined-points event in Park Rapids, Minn., where Team Arctic racers notched 16 class wins, including a full sweep of the podium in seven classes. Christian Bros. Racing pro Zach Herfindahl led the charge with a win in the Pro Open and then shrugged off a broken thumb suffered in the Pro Stock class during the first day to finish second overall for the weekend and retain his championship point’s lead.
Proving the depth of Team Arctic’s cross-country contingent, 16 different racers scored a win in Park Rapids, including Cole Nymann who led a team sweep of the Semi Pro 600 stock class. Similar success highlighted the ISOC national snocross in Mt. Pleasant, Mich., where Team Arctic racers recorded seven class wins. Tucker Hibbert continued his historic run in the Pro Open class, sweeping another weekend of competition. He was joined on the podium by factory Team Arctic pro Cody Thomsen, who scored a second and fourth during the two rounds. Logan Christian also scored a pair of fifth place finishes on the weekend, putting three Arctic Cat riders in the top-5 of the premier class.
Trent Wittwer and Carson Alread joined Hibbert with double-victories at Mt. Pleasant, with Wittwer sweeping the Junior classes and Alread leading podium sweeps in the Jr. Novice and Transition classes. Five Team Arctic teams contested and finished the brutal 2,000-mile Iron Dog in Alaska, where low snow conditions and tough luck challenged the two-person teams and their chance for overall victory. A spectator’s errant move onto the course caused a tough first-day crash for Pro contenders Brian Dick and Eric Quam. They rebounded to salvage a fifth place finish while the Christian Bros. Racing team of Ryan Simons and Cory Davis soldiered to a ninth-place finish following a broken track midway through the grueling event.
“We’re extremely proud of all the Team Arctic racers, crews and teams, and we’re thrilled with all the wins and top finishes this past week,” said Mike Kloety, Team Arctic Race Manager.
The next USXC event is March 1 in Warroad, MN, with an ISOC national March 7-8 in Fargo, ND.
Team Arctic Results from USXC Cross-Country in Park Rapids, Minn.
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Brian Dick and Zach Herfindahl go 1-2 at USXC I-500 Cross-Country; Tucker Hibbert Leads 10-Win Weekend at New York ISOC National Snocross
Thief River Falls, Minn. (Feb. 14, 2014) – Team Arctic terrain racers delivered a winning weekend of epic proportion, completely dominating both the USXC Seven Clans Casino I-500 cross-country with 14 class wins and the ISOC Seneca Allegany Air Force National Snocross with 10 wins.
Team Arctic’s Brian Dick delivered a dramatic victory at the I-500 in Thief River Falls, setting the fast time during the first two days and holding off his Christian Bros. Racing teammate Zach Herfindahl on the final day to notch his second career win in the legendary event. In addition, Team Arctic racers took seven of the top-10 places in Pro 600, with Cody Kallock (fourth), Ben Langaas (fifth), Timmy Kallock (seventh), Chad Lian (eighth) and Nick Fischer (ninth) scoring outstanding finishes.
Brian Dick also captured the Pro Open win at the I-500. Ben Langaas and Kevin Tinjum joined him as two-class winners at the event. Team Arctic won 14 of 17 classes at the I-500 and captured 32 of 51 possible podium positions, including a 1-2-3 sweep in five classes, underscoring racer talent and the performance of the ZR 6000R, ZR 6000RR and Sno Pro 500 machines.
“Our racers and crews delivered a phenomenal performance at the I-500,” said Race Manager Mike Kloety. “In a race infamous for its unpredictability, our racers and snowmobiles proved fast and consistent in the brutally rough conditions that challenged them over three days and 500 miles. We’re proud of all the Team Arctic racers who challenged themselves in this great race.”
At the ISOC double-header in Salamanca, NY, Team Arctic’s Tucker Hibbert once again delivered a crushing performance to win both Pro Open finals in convincing fashion. Trent Wittwer and Carson Alread joined Hibbert with two class victories apiece, while Marica Renheim continued her undefeated season in Women Pro AM. Team Arctic owned the Sport class in New York, with Montana Jess winning the first night and Travis Kern taking the second.
“Our snocross racers and teams have worked hard and the pros finished a marathon three-week road trip that began before the X Games and finished in New York,” said Kloety. “The New York results are fantastic and we’re proud of the effort given by our racers and teams. Their success in all the classes proves that Team Arctic is strong. “The only disappointment was that, after scoring his first National win on Friday, Montana Jess suffered a season-ending hand injury after a competitor’s sled landed on him. Our best wishes go to Montana.”
The next national events for Team Arctic are the USXC Park Rapids 100 on Feb. 22-23 in Park Rapids, Minn., and the ISOC National Snocross in Mt. Pleasant, Mich., Feb. 21-22.
Team Arctic Results from the 2014 USXC Seven Clans Casino I-500 Cross-Country
1. Brian Dick
2. Zach Herfindahl
4. Cody Kallock
5. Ben Langaas
7. Timmy Kallock
8. Chad Lian
9. Nick Fischer
1. Brian Dick
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