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23-Win Weekend for Team Arctic Terrain Racers


(2/28/2014)

Monster Energy's Tucker Hibbert swept 2014 Mt. Pleasant. Photo: Hanson

Press Release-

TEAM ARCTIC’S DEPTH SHOWS WITH 23-WIN WEEKEND IN TERRAIN COMPETION

Snocross and Cross-Country Racers Storm Through Michigan, Minnesota and Alaska

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.

Team Arctic Cat/Christian Bros. Racing Zach Herfindahl

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 points 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.

Team Arctic's Eric Quam (L) and Brian Dick at the 2014 Iron Dog

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. 

Pro Open

1. Zach Herfindahl

 

Pro 600

2. Zach Herfindahl

 

Semi Pro 600

1. Cole Nymann

2. Casey Pries

3. Timmy Kallock

 

Semi Pro Improved

1. Casey Pries

 

Expert 85

1. Ryan Trout

2. Girard Reinking

3. John Langaas

 

Expert 85 Improved

1. John Langaas

2. Matt Feil

 

Sport 85

1. Brandon Wolter

2. Logan Kilichowski

3. Hunter Houle

 

Trail

1. Thomas Junglen

2. Logan Kilichowski

 

Women

1. Jolene Bute

 

Masters 40 Plus

1. Jon Arneson

 

Masters 50 Plus

2. Brian Perreault

3. Brian Brown

 

Sport 600 Stock

1. Chase Nordstrom

 

Classic IFS

1. Tom Clement

 

Junior 10-13

1. Tyler Brown

2. Paul Brown

3. Daron Pringle

 

Junior 14-17

1. Thomas Junglen

2. Hunter Houle

3. Logan Kilchowski

 

Jr. 14-17 Girls

1. Savannah Landrus

2. Sara Larson

3. Kelsey Pladson

 

Vintage

1. Peter Behm

3. Mike Mattison

 

Vintage Legends

1. Gerry Mattison

 

Team Arctic Race Results from ISOC Snocross in Mt. Pleasant, Mich.

Pro Open

1. Tucker Hibbert

2. Cody Thomsen

5. Logan Christian

 

Pro Open

1. Tucker Hibbert

4. Cody Thomsen

5. Logan Christian

 

ProAM 30 plus

3. Josh Zelinski

 

ProAM Women

1. Marica Renheim

 

Pro Lite #1

3. Corey Watkinson

 

Sport #1

2. Travis Kern

 

Sport #2

3. Travis Kern

 

Amateur #1

3. Jay Lura

 

Amateur #2

2. Jay Lura

 

Jr. 16-17

1. Trent Wittwer

2. Brandon Lind

 

Jr. 14-15

1. Trent Wittwer

2. Brandon Lind

 

Jr. Novice 10-13

1. Carson Alread

2. Taylor Cole

3. Reid Runkel

 

Transition 8-12

1. Carson Alread

2. Brendon Gouin

3. Colin Anderson

 

120 Champ

2. Tucker Haala



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