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(Slightly Late) Team Arctic Report for the First Week of March 2014


(3/12/2014)

Team Arctic Cat/Christian Bros. Racing Zach Herfindahl. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

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.

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.”

Team Arctic Results from USXC Cross-Country in Warroad, Minn. 

Pro Stock

1. Zach Herfindahl

3. Wes Selby

 

Pro Open

2. Zach Herfindahl

 

Semi Pro Improved

3. Lance Efteland

 

Super Stock

1. Joe Wood

2. Jon Arneson

3. Jon Koch

 

Expert 85

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

 

Sport 85

1. Hunter Houle

2. Cody Chubaty

3. Ross Ilstrup

 

Trail

1. Matt Feil

2. Ross Ilstrup

3. Garret Grzadzielewski

 

Vintage

3. Peter Behm

 

Classic IFS

2. Steve Martinson

 

Women

1. Jolene Bute

 

Junior 10-13

1. David Brown

2. Tyler Brown

3. Calvin Sandberg

 

Junior 14-17

1. Cody Chubaty

2. Hunter Houle

3. Matt Feil

 

Jr. Girls 14-17

1. Savannah Landrus

2. Kelsey Pladson

 

Team Arctic Race Results from RMSHA Hillclimb in Afton, Wyo.

1000 Improved

2. Kyle Tapio

 

Pro Masters Stock

1. Ben Adams

 

600 Stock

3. David McClure

 

600 Improved

2. David McClure

 

600 Mod

2. Tony Zollinger

 

700 Improved

1. Jeremy Archibald

3. Rob Kincaid

 

700 Mod

2. Russ Tapio

 

800 Stock

2. Kyle Tapio

 

Pro Masters Improved

3. Ben Adams

 

800 Improved

1. Kyle Tapio

 

Pro Masters Mod

1. Todd Tupper

 

Open Mod

3. Kyle Tapio

 

Women Stock

3. Whitney Archibald

 

Women Improved

2. Amy Zollinger

 

Women Mod

1. Kaycee Balls

2. Jan Ottobre

 

Semi Pro Stock

1. Trace Tupper

 

Semi Pro Improved

2. Trace Tupper

3. Rob Steinmann

 

Semi Pro Mod

1. Trace Tupper

3. Rob Steinmann

 

Amateur Improved

3. Grant Meyer

 

New Members Mod

1. Logan Halford

3. Brent Pukas

 

Improved King: Kyle Tapio



Comments (3):

Mike F says:
3/13/2014 9:55:00 AM

Cal Sandberg had a super run and ended up on the box in Warroad in the Junoir 10-13. Just sayin.....
Juan says:
3/22/2014 9:16:00 PM

Lotsa luck. We heat our small rancher with a wood stove and still have cold spots. A fiecplare has a heating efficiency of no more than 10%. Your insert probably raises it to about 30%. A Franklin-type stove is only a little better. Our air starvation stove is about as good as any but is still only about 60% efficient.We do get some benefit from box fans to direct the heat where wanted.In your case, You will probably do well to consider wood-burning as a supplemental source of heat. I trust that you have already insulated heavily, weather-stripped, and such.
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