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Team Arctic Wins 13 More at Detroit Lakes USCC Cross-Country


Team Arctic Cat's D.J. Ekre won Pro Open at Detroit Lakes, photo by

D.J. Ekre won the Pro Open final at Detroit Lakes. Photo by



D.J. Ekre Wins Pro Open, Team Arctic Takes 13 of 19 Class Titles in Detroit Lakes


Thief River Falls, Minn. (Jan. 31, 2012) – Following the first race of the United States Cross-Country 2012 race season in which Team Arctic scored 13 of 17 class wins, expectations were riding high at round two in Detroit Lakes, Minn. The men and women in green didn’t disappoint. Aboard the newest Sno Pro 600 in the ProCross chassis and the Sno Pro 500, Team Arctic racers once again captured wins in 13 classes for another dominant performance on ice.

This week it was Team Arctic/Christian Bros. Racing pro D.J. Ekre was on top of the Pro Open class, outrunning his teammate (and first race winner) Brian Dick who finished second. Christian Bros. Racing proved its powerhouse reputation as defending USCC Pro Champion Ryan Simons slotted into second overall in the Pro 600 final following two days of competition.

Jordan Torgerson resumed his winning ways by capturing the Semi Pro Improved final, with Wes Selby taking a close second in his first-ever lake cross-country race. Proving the Sno Pro 600 is an across-the-board success, Boris Mahlich scored a pair of wins in the Sport classes while Jolene Bute locked in another victory in the Women’s class.

Arctic Cat continued its stranglehold on the 85-hp classes. Bryce Buchanan remains undefeated in both Expert 85 classes this season, while Taylor McLean, Zach Herfindahl and Kelsey Pladson won their respective classes.

“Detroit Lakes was another outstanding showing by the team,” commented Mike Kloety, Team Arctic Race Manager. “We’re still learning some things about the Sno Pro 600, and I’m proud of the riders and crews who put in extra time and effort to stay on top of the game this past weekend.”

The next race in the USCC season is the Grafton 100 in Grafton, ND, on Feb. 12.


Team Arctic Race Results from USCC Cross-Country at Detroit Lakes, Minn.


Pro Open

1. D.J. Ekre

2. Brian Dick


Pro 600

2. Ryan Simons


Semi Pro Improved

1. Jordan Torgerson

2. Wes Selby


Semi Pro 600

2. Jordan Torgerson

3. Wes Selby


Expert 85

1. Bryce Buchanan

2. Tyler Johnsrud

3. Arne Rantanen


Expert 85 Improved

1. Bryce Buchanan

2. Tyler Johnsrud

3. Zach Herfindahl



1. Jolene Bute

3. Callie Slominski



3. Brian Perrault



2. Chad Lian

3. Dave Dirkman



3. Dwight Christian


Sport 600

1. Boris Mahlich

2. Adam Mach


Sport 600 Improved

1. Boris Mahlich

2. Benjamin Langaas


Sport 85

1. Taylor McLean

2. Garth Reinking

3. Girard Reinking


Girls 10-15

1. Kelsey Pladson

2. Marissa Kallock

3. Cecily Nordstrom


Junior 10-13

1. Ean Voigt

3. Garet Grzadzielewski


Junior 14-17

1. Zach Herfindahl

2. Taylor McLean

3. Jake Kallock



1. Nathan Sillerud

2. Kyle Haugen



1. Gary Tintes

3. Gerry Mattison


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1. Dustin Isaak

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