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The Team Arctic Freight Trail Keeps Rolling with 41 Wins and 109 Podiums


(3/11/2017)

Christian Bros Racing's Ryan Trout dominates USXC cross-country. Photo by Kennedy.

Press Release-

HISTORIC WINS FOR TEAM ARCTIC IN IRON DOG, CROSS-COUNTRY AND SNOCROSS

Combined 41 Class Wins and 109 Podium Finishes Prove the Power of Team Green

Team Arctic terrain racers set the record straight during a two week period of national level cross-country and snocross competition by scoring a combined 41 class wins and 109 podium finishes, including victory in the rugged Alaskan Iron Dog cross-country race.

Cory Davis and Ryan Simons notched their first win in the 33rd Iron Dog – dubbed “The worlds longest and toughest cross-country race” – by combining smart race tactics with great handling and durability of their Arctic Cat ZR 6000R XC snowmobiles with the C-TEC2 engine. The win marked the eighth Iron Dog victory for the Davis family (Scott Davis is a 7-time winner), plus Simons is the first person to have won the Iron Dog and I-500. Team Arctic racers Micah Huss and Ryan Sottosanti also delivered a great performance to finish third in this year’s event.

Team Arctic - Christian Bros. Racing Zach Herfindahl. Photo by Kennedy.

The results were equally impressive for Team Green in USXC cross-country competition, where the crew made heavy haul of 32 class wins and 74 podium finishes during two weekends of domination. Team Arctic swept the Pro classes, with Zach Herfindahl taking two wins, Wes Selby winning one and Chad Lian scoring his career-first Pro Stock victory. Lian’s win on a ZR 7000 RR marks the first-ever Pro Stock win by a racer on a 4-stroke engine snowmobile.

Additional Team Arctic race winners in USXC included Ryan Trout, Dustin Schwandt, Marcus Herfindahl, David Brown, Jon Arneson, Thomas Junglen, Todd Severson, Gary Tintes, Scott Ilstrup, Marshall Busse, Sara Larson, Ean Voight, Blair Herfindahl, Garet Grzadzielewski, Lucas Burnside, Nicholas Nyquis and Brian Brown.

Team Arctic Cat - Christian Bros. Racing's Jacob Yurk. Photo by Lissa.

Team Green snocross racers delivered eight wins and 32 podium finishes in consecutive weekends of ISOC national competition. Tucker Hibbert was victorious in Mt. Pleasant, Mich., in a season in which he’s won nearly half of the Pro finals. The other class winners aboard Team Green included Jordan Brinkman, Eric Downs, Drew Freeland, Kaeden Rarick, CJ Petosky and Taven Woodie.

“That was a remarkable period of success for Team Arctic racers and teams,” said Mike Kloety, Team Arctic Race Manager. “To win the Iron Dog with Cory and Ryan is absolutely huge, and a testement to their skills and strategy. The same goes for sweeping the Pro classes at every USXC event of the season, and for the team’s ability to win in every class and category.”

The next ISOC National snocross is March 17-19 in Lake Geneva, Wis. The next RMSHA hillclimb is March 11-12 in Montana

 

Team Arctic Race Results from the 2017 Alaskan Iron Dog

1. Cory Davis / Ryan Simons

3. Micah Huss / Ryan Sottosanti

12. Paul Johnson / Mike Telkamp

 

Team Arctic Results from the 2017 USXC Cross-Country in Naytahwaush, Minn.

 Pro Stock

1. Chad Lian

3. Zach Herfindahl

 

Pro Open

1. Wes Selby

3. Zach Herfindahl

 

Semi Pro 600

1. Ryan Trout

3. Dustin Schwandt

 

I-500

1. Ryan Trout

3. Joe Wood

 

Semi Pro Improved

1. Dustin Schwandt

 

Expert 85

1. Marcus Herfindahl

2. Ryan Weidemann

3. Justin Olson

 

Expert 85 Improved

1. David Brown

2. Nathan Joyce

 

Pro Women

3. Savannah Landrus

 

Masters 50 Plus

1. Jon Arneson

2. Erik Nymann

 

Sport 85

1. Thomas Junglen

3. Keaton Black

 

Sport 600 Stock

2. David Brown

 

Sport 600 Open

1. Todd Severson

3. Erik Nymann

 

Trail

2. Morgan Nyquist

3. Ben Thomas

 

Vintage

2. Gary Tintes

 

Vintage 50 Plus

1. Gary Tintes

 

Classic IFS

2. Brian Brown

3. Steve Martinson

 

Classic IFS 50 Plus

1. Scott Ilstrup

 

Junior 10-13

1. Marshall Busse

2. Nicholas Nyquist

3. Lucas Houle

 

Jr. Girls 14-17

1. Sara Larson

2. Hanna Black

3. Hannah Diesen

 

Junior 14-17

2. Blair Herfindahl

3. Marcus Herfindahl

 

Team Arctic Results from the 2017 USXC Cross-Country in Warroad, Minn.

Pro Stock

1. Zach Herfindahl

2. Wes Selby

 

Pro Open

1. Zach Herfindahl

2. Wes Selby

 

Semi Pro 600

1. Ryan Trout

2. Ean Voight

 

I-500

1. Ryan Trout

3. Joe Wood

 

Semi Pro Improved

1. Ean Voight

 

Expert 85

1. Marcus Herfindahl

2. Ryan Weidemann

3. Justin Olson

 

Expert 85 Improved

1. Thomas Junglen

2. Chad Ingebretson

 

Masters 40 Plus

1. Chad Lian

3. Brian Brodehl

 

Pro Women

3. Savannah Landrus

 

Masters 50 Plus

1. Erik Nymann

 

Sport 85

1. Blair Herfindahl

2. Blaise Potucek

3. Keaton Black

 

Sport 600 Stock

1. Garet Grzadzielewski

2. David Brown

 

Trail

1. Lucas Burnside

2. Morgan Nyquist

3. Ben Thomas

 

Vintage

1. Gary Tintes

 

Vintage 50 Plus

1. Gary Tintes

 

Classic IFS

1. Brian Brown

 

Junior 10-13

1. Nicholas Nyquist

2. Lucas Houle

3. Abe Olson

 

Jr. Girls 14-17

1. Sara Larson

2. Hanna Black

 

Junior 14-17

1. Thomas Junglen

2. Blaise Potucek

3. Paul Brown

 

Team Arctic Results from the 2017 ISOC National Snocross in Dubuque, Iowa.

Pro Open #1

5. Tucker Hibbert

10. Brett Nastala

 

Pro Open #2

2. Tucker Hibbert

9. Brett Nastala

 

Pro AM Women #1

3. Malene Andersen

 

Pro AM Women #2

2. Malene Andersen

 

Sport #1

3. Ryley Bester

 

Sport Lite #1

1. Jordan Brinkman

 

Junior 16-17

2. Eric Downs

 

Junior 14-15

1. Eric Downs

 

Junior 10-13

2. Anson Scheele

3. Drew Freeland

 

Jr. Girls 9-13

3. Addison Bourdages

 

Transition 8-12

1. Drew Freeland

3. Kellen Chapuran

 

Transition 8-10

1. Kaeden Rarick

2. Neil Dees

 

120 Champ

3. Tucker Haala

 

 

Team Arctic Results from the 2017 ISOC National Snocross in Mt. Pleasant, Mich.

Pro Open #1

4. Tucker Hibbert

10. Brett Nastala

 

Pro Open #2

1. Tucker Hibbert

10. Brett Nastala

 

Pro AM Women #1

2. Malene Andersen

 

Pro AM Women #2

2. Malene Andersen

 

Pro Lite #2

3. Dan Benham

 

Sport #1

2. Kaden Woodie

 

Sport #2

2. Trent Wittwer

 

Sport Lite #1

2. Eric Downs

 

Sport Lite #2

2. Jordan Brinkman

 

Junior 16-17

3. Brayden Kernz

 

Junior 14-15

1. Eric Downs

 

Junior 10-13

1. CJ Petosky

2. Anson Scheele

3. Matt LaMourea

 

Junior Girls 9-13

1. Taven Woodie

 

Transition 8-10

2. Lawson Sterry

3. Ayden Zimmerman

 

Transition 8-12

2. Drew Freeland

 

120 Champ

3. Tucker Haala

 



Comments (4):

mike F says:
3/11/2017 6:07:00 PM

Props to Chad Lian....an awesome old school pro who has been waiting for this for a long time. First time win for a four stroke...ever in the pro ranks. Go AC!
Mike F says:
3/11/2017 6:39:00 PM

Dustin Schwandt is an outstanding ice racer, and needs to be on one of the Cat teams at the SOO next year. Beyond that he is a hell of a nice guy...just sayin...
Tom White says:
3/12/2017 5:32:00 AM

Congrats to Team Arctic for an incredible race season across the snow belt. With all the podiums in the junior classes I'd say the future looks awfully bright too!
JimR says:
3/13/2017 7:53:00 AM

I was there on the lake watching the furthest West turn at the last USXC Race. It was like a water cross on the Pro Final. Was great racing though. I am a member of the club that hosted the event. Naytahwaush Nightriders. Was a great weekend over all. Props to all the racers and to Cat for such a great showing.

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