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Team Arctic Freezes Competition in January


(1/30/2018)

Team Arctic Black Cat Brett Turcotte goes double-Gold at X Games

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TEAM ARCTIC FREEZES OUT THE COMPETITION IN JANUARY

Team Green Takes 33 Class Wins and 90 Podium Finishes in USXC Cross-Country Events; Plus 11 Wins and 32 Podiums at ISOC Snocross National; 2 Gold Medals at ESPN X Games

 

It was a bitter January for anyone battling the ever-dominant Team Arctic race team in 2018, with Team Green scoring 33 class wins and 90 podium finishes in three USXC cross-country events; the snocross team notching 11 wins and 32 podium finishes at the ISOC National in Deadwood, South Dakota; and Pro Black Cat rider Brett Turcotte sending it over the top with two gold medals at the ESPN Winter X Games.

“We’re in the heart of the winter race season and we’re still the team to beat,” said Mike Kloety, Team Arctic Race Manager. “We take great satisfaction to score more wins and more podiums than our competition. It’s a testement to our talented racers, their dedicated teams and the competitive edge we have with the Arctic Cat ZR 6000R snocross and cross-country race sleds.”

Team Arctic's Zach Herfindahl wins Manvel USXC. Photo by Kennedy.

Three consecutive weekends of USXC cross-country racing in Manvel, ND, Park Rapids, Minn., and Thief River Falls, Minn., challenged riders to adapt to both rough ditchlines and high speed lake conditions. Zach Herfindahl added a third Pro Factory 600 win to his season total while Ben Langaas notched his first Pro win in the Open class at Park Rapids. After scoring a majority of class wins and podium finishes, Team Green is poised for a strong second half of the season

Team Monster Arctic Cat Tucker Hibbert doubles in Deadwood. Photo by Lissa.

It’s a similar story in ISOC National snocross, as Team Green delivered a dominant performance in Deadwood. Led by Tucker Hibbert’s sweep of the Pro Open classes and another win in Pro Lite by Dan Benham, Arctic Cat racers claimed 11 wins and 32 podium finishes in yet another display of snocross supremacy.

And as gold icing on the victory cake, Pro Black Cat backcountry phenom Brett Turcotte scored two gold medals – one in Snowmobile Freestyle and the other in Speed & Style – at the Winter X Games in Aspen, Colorado.

The next ISOC snocross national is Feb. 16-17 in Salamanca, NY. The next USXC cross-country is the I-500, Feb. 8-10, starting in Thief River Falls, Minn.

 

Team Arctic Results from the 2017-2018 USXC Seven Clans TRF 250

 

Pro Factory 600

2. Wes Selby

 

Pro Open

2. Wes Selby

 

Pro Women

1. Savannah Landrus

2. Jolene Bute

 

Semi Pro Factory 600

3. David Brown

 

I-500 Factory 600

2. David Brown

3. Garet Grzadzielewski

 

I-500 Open

2. Brian Brodehl

 

Expert 600 Limited

1. Braden Sillerud

 

Masters 40 Plus

3. Brian Brodehl

 

Sport 600 Limited

2. Paul Brown

 

Sport 600 Stock

1. Nate Joyce

 

Sport 600 Improved

3. Justin Olson

 

Trail

1. Ben Thomas

 

Vintage

1. Gerry Mattison

2. Mark Young

3. Bill Young

 

Vintage 50 Plus

1. Pete Mattison

2. Gary Tintes

 

Junior 10-13

1. Jesse Hallstrom

2. Derek Kloety

3. Caleb Nymann

 

Junior 14-17

1. Nicholas Nyquist

2. Paul Brown

 

Junior 10-13 Girls

1. Annie Olson

 

Junior 14-17 Girls

1. Gabby Hallstrom

2. Hanna Black

3. Hannah Diesen

 


Team Arctic Results from the 2017-2018 USXC Heartland 106 in Park Rapids, MN.

 

Pro Factory 600

2. Wes Selby

 

Pro Open

1. Ben Langaas

2. Ross Erdman

 

Pro Women

2. Savannah Landrus

3. Jolene Bute

 

Semi Pro Factory 600

1. David Brown

2. Gunner Arlaud

 

I-500 Factory 600

2. David Brown

3. Dustin Schwandt

 

I-500 Open

2. Brian Brodehl

 

Expert 600 Limited

1. Blake Johnson

2. Braden Sillerud

3. Morgan Nyquist

 

Masters 40 Plus

3. Jason Lunde

 

Masters 50 Plus

2. Jon Arneson

 

Sport 600 Limited

1. Paul Brown

2. Marshall Busse

3. Nicholas Nyquist

 

Sport 600 Improved

2. Justin Olson

3. Ryan Weidemann

 

Trail

2. Morgan Nyquist

3. Lucas Burnside

 

Vintage

1. Gary Tintes

2. Bill Young

3. Mark Young

 

Vintage 50 Plus

1. Gary Tintes

 

Classic IFS

3. Jakob Olson

 

Junior 10-13

1. Derek Kloety

2. Caleb Nymann

3. Cooper Kangas

 

Junior 14-17

1. Marshall Busse

2. Paul Brown

3. Nicholas Nyquist

 

Junior 10-13 Girls

1. Annie Olson

 

Junior 14-17 Girls

1. Hannah Diesen

 

Team Arctic Results from the 2017-2018 USXC Cross-Country in Manvel, ND.

Pro Factory 600

1. Zach Herfindahl

 

Pro Open

1. Zach Herfindahl

3. Ryan Trout

 

Pro Women

2. Savannah Landrus

3. Jolene Bute

 

I-500 Factory 600

2. Tyler Oettinger

 

I-500 Open

2. Brian Brodehl

 

Expert 600 Limited

1. Andy Pake

2. Jordan Bute

3. Chad Ingebretson

 

Expert 600 Improved

1. Andy Pake

2. Braden Sillerud

 

Masters 40 Plus

3. Mike Dirkman

 

Masters 50 Plus

1. Mark Nyquist

2. Jon Arneson

 

Sport 600 Limited

1. Nicholas Nyquist

 

Sport 600 Stock

2. Mitchell Gross

 

Sport 600 Improved

3. Peder Erickson

 

Trail

1. Morgan Nyquist

 

Vintage

1. Gary Tintes

 

Vintage 50 Plus

1. Gary Tintes

 

Junior 10-13

1. Jesse Hallstrom

2. Caleb Nymann

 

Junior 14-17

1. Nicholas Nyquist

 

Junior 10-13 Girls

1. Annie Olson

 

Junior 14-17 Girls

1. Hanna Black

2. Gabby Hallstrom

 

Team Arctic Results from the 2017-2018 ISOC National Snocross in Deadwood, SD.

Pro #1

1. Tucker Hibbert

2. Logan Christian

 

Pro #2

1. Tucker Hibbert

4. Logan Christian

 

Pro Lite #1

3. Martin Molland

 

Pro Lite #2

1. Dan Benham

3. Jacob Yurk

 

Pro Women #1

1. Taven Woodie

 

Pro Women #2

2. Malene Andersen

 

Pro Am Plus 30

1. Matt Pichner

3. Nick Zandstra

 

Sport #1

2. Baily Forst

 

Sport Lite #1

2. Devin Malcein

 

Sport Lite #2

2. Devin Malcein

 

Jr. 16-17

1. Anson Scheele

3. Ben Wilbert

 

Jr. 14-15

2. Ben Wilbert

3. Anson Scheele

 

Jr. 10-13

1. Drew Freeland

2. Matt Lamourea

3. Raycer Frank

 

Transition 9-13

1. Matt Lamourea

2. Raycer Frank

 

Transition 8-10

2. Tucker Haala

3. Brady Freeland

 

Girls 9-13

1. Sophia Hulsey

2. Addison Bourdages

3. Jayden Schmitt

 

200 Class

1. Landon Giese

2. Riley Johnson

 

Champ 120

1. Brady Freeland

3. Tucker Haala

 

Snow Bike

3. William Van Hook III



Comments (9):

yamahabandit says:
1/30/2018 5:01:00 PM

On the seventh day, god created Tucker!
Matt says:
1/30/2018 7:03:00 PM

Question for all the cat guys. Why is it that doo riders hate cat so much seems every where I ride doo riders like to pick on cat. All manufacturers build old sleds and they all break including doo. While I think the new technology is great I still think my older cats are tougher.
Derek says:
1/31/2018 7:06:00 AM

Doo riders don't like Cat's cuz they r tired of seeing our tail lights LOL. Good job for Team Arctic rdiers across all race events.
Tom says:
1/31/2018 4:37:00 PM

This is a critical time for AC to show off the brand and its legacy of wining with great people and machines,,,
Hammer and Lumberhead says:
1/31/2018 9:15:00 PM

Let's not forget the Outlaw 600 World Championship win for Arctic Cat ice oval racing legend Tim Hibbard in Eagle River Wisconsin. This guy is the "Dale Earnhardt" of Outlaw 600 racing and is also one of the most interesting guys you will ever meet.
gbarchives67-72 says:
2/1/2018 12:02:00 PM

Matt, the Burn the Doo folks feel is deep seated and beyond the ridiculous. 20 years ago I did a retrospective on the 1972 EXT for a vintage magazine and proceeded to get harassed online in all chat rooms by the son of a PA 'Doo dealer because they insisted the '72's wins were the results of cheating, almost thirty years before the article was published. (I was there and that chassis could turn on a dime and give you a nickel back. It was not cheating!) Let it go my yellow riding friends, let it go! Cat's history of innovation is very long. May it continue evermore. Congrats to Team Arctic.
Matt says:
2/1/2018 7:19:00 PM

Burn the doo folks. Amazes me rotax was always a good motor in the doo rest of the sled was junk then the rev comes along and takes the market like mm peanuts. Doo owners seem to forget that some of the technology in that rev came from cat engineers. Being a small company cat has really brought some great engineering to the sport and I’ve always tried to support the small guy. It’s great to see that Cats 600/800 are being made here by them. Doo riders will never let it go. It would be great to see Arctic Cat take over the number 1 position and hopefully with textron they are on their way. Doo owners can only wish that they had as many pioneers over the years that cats had.
Bulldog says:
2/2/2018 11:42:00 AM

Seems as though some of those Pioneers (Don Edie, Greg Spaulding) are being shown the door by Textron. Sad. I hope they know what they are doing!
JimR says:
2/2/2018 1:33:00 PM

Greg and Don are 65 so Retirement was going to happen. Most likely what happened Bulldog. I hope to retire before 60.

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