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25-Win Weekend for Team Arctic at TRF 250 and Deadwood SX


(1/26/2016)

Team Arctic Cat's Zach Herfindahl. Photo ArcticInsider.com

Press Release-

25-WIN WEEKEND FOR TEAM ARCTIC IN NATIONAL SNOCROSS AND CROSS-COUNTRY

8 of 16 Class Victories in ISOC Snocross; 17 of 21 Class Victories in USXC Cross-Country

Team Arctic raced through the mid-point of the 2016 cross-country and snocross season at full-throttle and without looking back, collecting more wins and more podiums at the national events in Thief River Falls, Minn., and Deadwood, SD.

At the rough and rugged USXC Thief River Falls 250 cross-country, Team Arctic delivered yet another epic performance in which they captured 17 wins (out of 21 classes), 46 out of 63 podium positions and 1-2-3 finish in the premier Pro 600 class aboard Arctic Cat ZR 6000R XC race sleds with the 6000-Series C-TEC2 engine.

Team Arctic Cat's Wes Selby. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

Zach Herfindahl (top) scored his second win in as many weeks, overcoming teammate and race leader Wes Selby (above) with 10 miles remaining in the 2-day, 250-mile race to win Pro 600. Cody Kallock finished third for a Team Green podium sweep and perhaps a bit of foreshadowing for the upcoming I-500 XC.

Team Arctic Cat's Jolene Bute. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

Other class winners included Ryan Trout, Jolene Bute (above), Brandon Wolter, Chad Lian, Matt Feil (below), David Brown, Ryan Wiedemann, Garet Grzadzielewski, Lydia Sobeck, Paul Brown, Dylan Herman, and the Mattison Racing brothers James, Mike and Gerry.

Team Arctic Cat's Matt Feil. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

It was a similar beating of the competition at the ISOC National snocross in Deadwood, where Team Green captured 8 wins in 16 finals, plus 22 of 48 podium places. Tucker Hibbert added to his legend with a pair of come-from-behind wins in Pro Open, while Team Arctic teammate Jake Scott added more green to the Pro Open podium with an impressive third-place. Other Team Arctic class winners at Deadwood included Joachim Olsen, Ryley Bester (who is undefeated in both Junior classes this season), Eric Downs, Taven Woodie and Drew Freeland. 

“Just when we think that Team Green can’t possibly win more races on a weekend, the team hits a new level of success,” said Mike Kloety, Team Arctic Race Manager. “We swept the Pro classes at both events, plus we swept the podium in 12 different classes. A huge congratulations go out to all the racers, crews and families of Team Arctic, whether they’re on the podium or not. It’s the best team on snow and we couldn’t be more proud of everyone.”

Click here for more information on the next ISOC snocross national Feb. 5-6 in Salamanca, NY. Click here for more information on the next USXC cross-country on Jan. 30-31 in Park Rapids, Minn.


Team Arctic Results from 2015-16 ISOC National Snocross in Deadwood, ND.

Pro Open #1

1. Tucker Hibbert

4. David Joanis

 

Pro Open #2

1. Tucker Hibbert

3. Jake Scott

 

Pro Lite #1

3. Dan Benham

 

Pro Lite #2

3. Montana Jess

 

Sport #1

2. Eddie Neubaur

3. Jay Lura

 

Sport #2

3. Eddie Neubaur

 

Sport Lite #1

2. Ryley Bester

 

Sport Lite #2

1. Joachim Olsen

2. Ryley Bester

3. Jesse Hendrickson

 

Jr. 16-17

1. Ryley Bester

 

Jr. 14-15

1. Ryley Bester

 

Jr. 10-13

1. Eric Downs

2. Evan Christian

3. Logan Frattalone

 

Jr. Girls 9-13

1. Taven Woodie

2. Ryley Hasenack

 

Transition 8-12

1. Drew Freeland

2. Raycer Frank

3. Kyle Thome

 

Team Arctic Results from 2016 TRF 300 USXC Cross-Country in Thief River Falls, MN.

Pro 600

1. Zach Herfindahl

2. Wes Selby

3. Cody Kallock

 

Pro Open

1. Zach Herfindahl

2. Wes Selby

 

Semi Pro 600

3. Ryan Trout

 

Semi Pro Improved

1. Ryan Trout

2. Tyler Oettinger

3. John Langaas

 

Women

1. Jolene Bute

3. Savannah Landrus

 

I-500 Class

3. Joe Wood

 

Masters 40 Plus

1. Chad Lian

3. Spencer King

 

Masters 50 Plus

2. John Arneson


Expert 85

1. Brandon Wolter

2. Hunter Houle

3. Ross Ilstrup

 

Expert 85 Improved

1. Brandon Wolter

2. Hunter Houle

3. Dalton Fredrickson

 

Sport 600 Stock

2. Matt Feil

3. Tyler Knutson

 

Sport 600 Open

1. Matt Feil

3. Andy Junglen

 

Sport 85

1. David Brown

2. Jordan Bute

3. Calvin Sandberg

 

Trail

1. Ryan Weidemann

2. Logan Kilichowski

3. Thomas Junglen


Jr. 14-17 Boys

1. Garet Grzadzielewski

2. David Brown

3. Calvin Sandberg

 

Jr. 14-17 Girls

1. Lydia Sobeck

2. Marissa Kallock

3. Sara Larson

 

Jr. 10-13 Boys

1. Paul Brown

2. Blaise Potucek

3. Andy Pake

 

Classic IFS

1. Dylan Herman

2. Eli Nelson

 

Classic IFS Legends

1. James Mattison

 

Vintage

1. Mike Mattison

3. Mark Young

 

Vintage Legends

1. Gerry Mattison



Comments (8):

RACEKID says:
1/27/2016 8:38:00 AM

Hey....how about that Sandberg kid....Congrats Calvin !
yamahabandit says:
1/27/2016 10:36:00 AM

I'm also wondering where we'd be in snocross without that Hibbert kid!
Kimster says:
1/27/2016 1:51:00 PM

This is JMO

Cross Country: 80% of the sleds are AC, some classes tailored for AC?

Snocross: AC would be struggling for podium sports if it wasn't for Tucker.

Not at all bashing!

Congrats to all!


hugh says:
1/27/2016 2:03:00 PM

Cross Country: 80% of the sleds are AC, some classes tailored for AC?

Can't even think of a worthwhile response for that, the rules are the same for everybody.

Snocross: AC would be struggling for podium sports if it wasn't for Tucker.

Personally I don't find snocross all that interesting anymore but try another perspective; the other factories show up with multiple teams and trailers, the race organization instituted the Tucker rule so the others didn't take their marbles and go home AND THEY STILL CANNOT BEAT ONE 30-YEAR-OLD MAN.
Phil says:
1/27/2016 7:29:00 PM

"tailored for arctic cat" comment kind of cracks me up. Actually that 85 hp class was tailored for Yamaha. Uscc put that class in years ago to give the Yamaha 4-stroke phaser a place to race. They dominated it for 2 years then arctic released the 500 sno pro and the rest is history. arctics high % of race entries is not their reason for success. Success was the reason for the high % of racers on arctics. It became real apparent really fast the phaser could not compete. other brands have options too... 600 class isn't much different. Suzuki carb motor dominated, so the rules changed to Efi, so did arctic. Still doin well. Don't discredit the success. Nice job to all involved! Keep up the hard work love seeing um 1,2,3
John Sandberg says:
1/27/2016 11:07:00 PM

XC success: Yep, what Phil said.

Regarding podiums at snocross races: If you read the whole release, you'd know that Arctic Cat gobbled up 22 of 48 podium positions at Deadwood (and 25 of 51 podiums at Canterbury two weeks prior). That's nearly half of all podiums, which is pretty impressive considering that three different brands compete.

Oh, and Hibbert only grabbed 2 of those 22 podiums (unless he's masquerading as some other racers to get extra track time).

But heck yeah I'm also glad that Hibbert is on a Cat!
Mike F says:
1/28/2016 10:30:00 AM

Phil knows of what he speaks.......
Tylerk says:
1/29/2016 1:16:00 PM

Why bash a brand that actually tries to support racing. If AC quit would there be any real racing at all? Anybody can get help from AC to race. If your gonna complain dog the other brands for not putting serious effort into prove they can do what AC is doing.

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