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33 Wins in XC, SX and Hillclimb


(3/16/2011)

Ryan Simons won the Pro 600 Points Championship in USCC

Press Release-

TEAM ARCTIC’S RYAN SIMONS WINS USCC PRO CHAMPIONSHIP

Hibbert, Thomsen and Pallin Dominate ISOC Snocross Elko National

 

Thief River Falls, Minn. (March 15, 2011) – In three different racing disciplines, during two days of fierce competition, Team Arctic racers climbed farther, raced faster and flew higher to claim an astonishing 33 class victories, including the coveted USCC Pro Championship. Even for a team so familiar with the winner’s circle, this was one March weekend that won’t soon be forgotten.

DJ Ekre won the Pro 600 final on Sunday, his third of the year.

Simons rode fast and smart to preserve his points lead.

In the final two races of the USCC cross-country season, Team Arctic/Christian Bros. Racing teammates D.J. Ekre and Ryan Simons proved why they are among the fastest cross-country racers of a generation, with Ekre taking his third win of the season while Simons claimed the Pro High-Point Championship.

Ryan Huston took second in Pro 600 as a strong season-ending performance.

Chad Kyllo took second in Semi Pro 600.

Ryan Greening won Semi Pro 600, and the class championship.

Their exploits were bolstered by the kind of dominance that has typified cross-country racing in recent years, with Team Arctic racers winning 21 separate classes during the two-race weekend in Warroad, Minn., including podium sweeps of the Pro 600, Semi Pro 600 and all 85-hp classes.

Tucker is back to winning both Pro finals. Sweet.

A similar story unfolded at the penultimate round of the ISOC National Snocross Series in Elko, Minn., where Team Arctic/Monster Energy’s Tucker Hibbert delivered another double-win weekend, taking both the Pro Stock and Pro Open classes to bolster his championship points lead heading into the final races of the season.

Thomsen ahead of Pallin in Semi Pro Stock 1...

...and Pallin ahead of Thomsen in Semi Pro Stock #2.

Factory Team Arctic’s dynamic-duo of Cody Thomsen and Kyle Pallin put on a veritable clinic in the Semi Pro classes at Elko. Thomsen took victory in the first final on Saturday, with Pallin taking second, then traded places with Pallin winning the Sunday final ahead of Thomsen. Like Hibbert, Thomsen appears locked-in to win his class championship next weekend in Lake Geneva, Wis.

Johan Lidman (l) and Logan Christian

At the David Sheppard Memorial Hillclimb in Lost Trail, Mont., Team Arctic’s high-mountain men and women notched eight class victories aboard their M Series machines, taking wins in the 600, 700, 800 and Open classes.

“Winning a total of 33 classes in the three premier race circuits during a single weekend of competition is a remarkable performance,” said Mike Kloety, Team Arctic Race Manager. “I’d go so far as calling it legendary.

“It was especially gratifying to see Ryan Simons claim his first season championship, taking the Pro 600 title in USCC. Winning a championship is the dream of all top racers, but it’s an accomplishment experienced by a select few. Ryan and his crew battled through injury to prove their strength and constancy, which is something we’re all proud of.” 

Team Arctic Race Results from ISOC National Snocross in Elko, Minn.

 

Pro Open

1. Tucker Hibbert

Pro 600

1. Tucker Hibbert

Semi Pro #1

1. Cody Thomsen

2. Kyle Pallin

Semi Pro #2

1. Kyle Pallin

2. Cody Thomsen

Pro Plus 30

2. Joshua Zelinski

Pro Women

2. Carly Davis

Jr. 16-17

3. Travis Kern

Jr. 10-13

3. Trent Wittwer

120 Champ

3. Evan Christian

 

Team Arctic Race Results from Warroad 100 USCC Cross-Country

 

Pro 600

1. D.J. Ekre

2. Ryan Huston

3. Ryan Simons

Pro Open

1. Ryan Simons

2. D.J. Ekre

Semi Pro 600

1. Spencer Kadlec

Semi Pro Improved

2. Spencer Kadlec

3. Nathan Moritz

Sport 600

1. Zach Herfindahl

Trail

1. Luke Perreault

2. Jordan Torgerson

3. Cole Scheef

Sport 85

1. Zach Herfindahl

2. Cole Lian

3. Cody Cook

Expert 85

1. Bryce Buchanan

2. Tyler Johnsrud

3. Jordan Torgerson

Expert 85 Improved

1. Bryce Buchanan

2. Tyler Johnsrud

3. Arne Rantanen

Women

2. Jolene Bute

Masters 40 Plus

1. Jon Arneson

Jr. 14-17

1. Zach Herfindahl

3. Cody Cook

120 Improved

3. Noah Arneson

120 Stock

1. David Brown

3. Benjamin Gudjates

 

Team Arctic Race Results from Warroad 75 USCC Cross-Country

 

Pro 600

2. Ryan Simons

3. D.J. Ekre

Pro Open

2. D.J. Ekre

Semi Pro 600

1. Ryan Greening

2. Chad Kyllo

3. Spencer Kadlec

Semi Pro Improved

2. Ryan Greening

Women

1. Jolene Bute

Sport 600

1. Max Dondelinger

Sport 600 Improved

3. Brandon Langaas

Sport 85

1. Zach Herfindahl

2. Taylor McLean

3. Cole Lian

Expert 85

1. Jon Arneson

2. Jordan Torgerson

3. Bryce Buchanan

Expert 85 Improved

1. Tyler Johnsrud

2. Bryce Buchanan

3. Arne Rantanen

Vet 30 Plus

2. Chris Hoff

Masters 40 Plus

1. Jon Arneson

3. Steve Arneson

Trail

1. Jordan Torgerson

2. Luke Perreault

3. Cole Scheef

National Guard

1. Eric Leigland

2. Marshal Polsdofer

Vintage

2. Joey Hallstrom

Jr. 14-17

1. Zach Herfindahl

2. Benjamin Langaas

3. Cole Lian

Jr. 10-13

2. Jay Lura

3. Matt Feil

 

 

Team Arctic Race Results from RMSHA Hillclimb in Lost Trail, Mont.

 

600 Imp

1. Chance Buckallew

2. Sid Archibald

3. Rob Kincaid

600 Mod

2. Tony Zollinger

700 Improved

1. Chance Buckallew

2. David McClure

3. Rob Kincaid

700 Mod

2. Nels Tapio

3. Tony Zollinger

800 Imp

1. Kyle Tapio

800 Mod

2. Kyle Tapio

1000 Stock

3. Kyle Tapio

Open Mod

1. Kyle Tapio

2. Tony Zollinger

Women’s Stock

1. Amy Zollinger

3. Rachel Humphrey

Women’s Imp

1. Amy Zollinger

3. Rachel Humphrey

Women Mod

1. Amy Zollinger

3. Rachel Humphrey

Semi Pro Mod

1. Bo Morss

2. Bryan Ropelato



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