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Team Arctic Marches to 41 Victories


(3/13/2012)

Arctic Cat won 41 races this past weekend, including DJ Ekre's Pro sweep of at the Warroad 75

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TEAM ARCTIC CONQUERS CROSS-COUNTRY, SNOCROSS AND HILLCLIMB

Thirty Victories in Warroad XC; Pro Open Victory at ERX National Snocross; and Six Wins at the RMSHA Hillclimb in Afton, Wyo.

Leaving nothing but table scraps for the competition, Team Arctic marched through last weekend claiming 30 class victories in two days of USCC cross-country, a huge win in Pro Open at the ISOC snocross national in Elk River, Minn., and six victories at the RMSHA hillclimb in Afton, Wyo.

The all-conquering cross-country performance unfolded in Warroad, Minn., during the final weekend of USCC competition during the 2012 season. With two separate events during the weekend, Team Arctic had double the opportunity to dominate.

The Arctic Cat/Christian Bros. Racing juggernaut continued their claim in Pro class competition, with Brian Dick and D.J. Ekre claiming Pro 600 and Pro Open on Saturday, followed by Ekre winning Pro 600 on Sunday. Ryan Simons was on the podium in all four events during the weekend to claim his second consecutive USCC Pro 600 Championship, while Ekre took the Open Class Championship.

In addition to conquering the pro classes, Team Arctic unleashed an all-class beating of historic proportions. Eight Team Arctic racers scored multiple class wins, while there were 19 different winners. And of the 30 total class victories during the weekend, 14 were full podium sweeps by Team Arctic.

“We’ve been highly-successful in USCC cross-country racing for many years, but the team’s performance in Warroad reached a new level,” said Mike Kloety, Team Arctic Race Manager. “I believe the word “dominate” gets used a little too loosely sometimes, but it’s the only way to describe winning 30 out of 39 total races. Arctic Cat is immensely proud of all our racers, crew and the USCC staff for a truly outstanding season of competition.”

While the cross-country team was conquering Warroad, Team Arctic’s Tucker Hibbert returned to the top of the ISOC Pro snocross podium with a win in Elk River, Minn. Hibbert led the strongest performance of the season at Elk River, with Team Arctic Pro’s taking five of the top-8 positions. Other Team Arctic winners in Elk River included Tyler Adams, Trent Wittwer, Ryley Bester, Ethan Aune and Evan Christian.

Team Arctic’s hillclimb contingent captured six class victories at the RMSHA event in Afton, Wyo. Proving the ability of the M8 HCR in the ProClimb chassis with wins in the big-inch classes were Kyle Tapio (with two wins), Nels Tapio and Trace Tupper. They were joined on the top step of the podium by Sid Archibald and David McClure.

 

Team Arctic Race Results from USCC Warroad 100 in Warroad, Minn.

 

Pro 600

1. Brian Dick

3. Ryan Simons

 

Pro Open

1. D.J. Ekre

3. Ryan Simons

 

Semi Pro 600

1. Zach Herfindahl

2. Jordan Torgerson

 

Semi-Pro Improved

2. Wes Selby

3. Jordan Torgerson

 

Expert 85

1. Bryce Buchanan

2. Tyler Johnsrud

3. Lance Efteland

 

Expert 85 Improved

1. Bryce Buchanan

2. Tyler Johnsrud

3. Travis Bach

 

Vet 30-Plus

2. Chad Lian

3. Dave Dirkman

 

Masters 40-Plus

1. Mike Dirkman

2. Jon Arneson

 

Sport 85

1. Taylor McLean

2. Garth Reinking

3. Zach Thoma

 

Sport 600

2. Andrew Hawkins

 

Sport 600 Improved

1. Nick Fischer

 

Trail

2. Lance Efteland

3. Nathan Peters

 

Women

1. Jolene Bute

3. Annie Pladson

 

Junior Girls 10-15

1. Kelsey Pladson

2. Cecily Nordstrom

3. Marissa Kallock

 

Junior 10-13

1. Ryan Trout

2. Ben Thoma

 

Junior 14-17

1. Zach Herfindahl

2. Cole Lian

3. Benjamin Langaas

 

Vintage

2. Gerry Mattison

3. Mitch Rowland

 

120 Stock

1. Wyatt Strandberg

2. Noah Arneson

3. Noah Strandberg

 

120 Improved

1. Berae Nelson

2. Aleah Nelson

 

Team Arctic Race Results from USCC Warroad 75 in Warroad, Minn.

 Pro 600

1. D.J. Ekre

2. Ryan Simons

 

Pro Open

2. D.J. Ekre

3. Ryan Simons

 

Semi Pro 600

1. Wes Selby

2. Zach Herfindahl

 

Semi-Pro Improved

1. Wes Selby

3. Nathan Moritz

 

Expert 85

1. Travis Bach

2. Zach Herfindahl

3. Tyler Johnsrud

 

Expert 85 Improved

1. Bryce Buchanan

2. Travis Bach

3. Tyler Johnsrud

 

Vet 30-Plus

1. Chad Lian

2. Dave Dirkman

 

Masters 40-Plus

1. Jon Arneson

2. Mike Dirkman

3. Steve Arneson

 

Sport 85

1. Garth Reinking

2. Zach Thoma

3. Austin Reinertson

 

Sport 600 Improved

2. Nick Fischer

3. Adam Mach

 

Trail

1. Jay Ilstrup

2. Nathan Peters

3. Nathan Sillerud

 

Women

1. Jolene Bute

2. Annie Pladson

 

Junior Girls 10-15

1. Kelsey Pladson

2. Marissa Kallock

3. Cecily Nordstrom

 

Junior 10-13

1. Ryan Trout

3. Ean Voigt

 

Junior 14-17

1. Zach Herfindahl

2. Taylor McLean

3. Benjamin Langaas

 

120 Stock

1. Benjamin Gudjates

2. Wyatt Strandberg

3. Noah Strandberg

 

120 Improved

1. Berae Nelson

2. Aleah Nelson

 

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

 600 Improved

1. Sid Archibald

3. David McClure

 

700 Improved

1. David McClure

2. Rob Kincaid

3. Ben Adams

 

800 Improved

1. Kyle Tapio

 

800 Mod

2. Nels Tapio

3. Russ Tapio

 

1000 Stock

1. Kyle Tapio

 

Open Mod

1. Nels Tapio

3. Russ Tapio

 

Women’s Stock

2. Amy Zollinger

 

Women’s Improved

2. Amy Zollinger

3. Jan Ottobre

 

Semi Pro Stock

1. Trace Tupper

3. Bryant Ropelato

 

RMSHA Stock

3. Ben Adams

 

RMSHA Mod

2. Nick Zollinger

3. Tony Zollinger



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