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2015 USXC Park Rapids XC: Selby Gets His First

(2/4/2015)

Team Arctic at Park Rapids, Minn., 2015.

The 2015 Park Rapids, Minn., cross-country marked the fourth race in the USXC season. And like all the cross-country races this season, it served up drama, thrills and a nail-biter finish.

When the dust settled, Team Arctic's Wes Selby scored his career-first Pro Stock win! Plus Arctic Cat won 13 of 19 classes, making it another great weekend for Team Green.

Click for the story.

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Green is Gold at 2015 X Games

(1/27/2015)

Team Arctic racers/crews enjoyed a pretty amazing string of success at the ESPN X Games last weekend.

Cat-mounted racers struck gold intwo of the six events: Tucker Hibbert won his 100th consecutive gold in snocross (or close to it); and Ryan Simons won Hillcross

In addition, Cory Davis jumped into Silver in Long Jump AND had enough Speed & Style to capture Bronze.

Congrats to these guys and all the Team Arctic racers who flew the colors at the sport's highest profile event!

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Ryan Simons Strikes Hillcross Gold at ESPN X Games

(1/25/2015)

Team Arctic's Ryan Simons struck gold in Hillcross at the ESPN X Games yesterday.

It was an awesome display of holeshot, power, jumping and sled preparation.

Click to see some pix from SnoX365.

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2015 Grafton USXC Report: Down & Dirty Ditch Cross-Country

(1/22/2015)

2015 USXC Grafton XC Race. Pix by ArcticInsider.com

The top cross-country racers in the Midwest hit the ditches and river for the first time during the 2015 USXC season, shedding light on which racers and brands were best equipped for the kind of terrain racing that most accurately reflects where most of us ride.

Here's how it looked to my eyes (and through my Nikon lens) as it unfolded.

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11 Wins: Team Arctic XC Racers Own the Ditch at USXC Grafton, ND

(1/21/2015)

Team Arctic's Zach Herfindahl won the 2015 Grafton USXC ditch race. Photo: ArcticInsider.com

Team Arctic cross-country racers dominated the first ditch and river race of the season, scoring 11 wins in 17 classes at the USXC cross-country in Grafton, ND.

Click to read the Team Arctic press release.

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P.J. Wanderscheid: The Drive for 5 (Part 1)

(1/16/2015)

This weekend Team Arctic's P.J. Wanderscheid is aiming to extend his record number of Eagle River World Championship titles to FIVE!

He will attempt this historic feat after a one-year hiatus from racing, during which he and his brothers Mark and Dave attended to their ailing father.

Wanderscheid isn't the only Team Arctic racer hoping to win this year's World Championships: two-time winner Gary Moyle will be there and strong as ever. Will we see another epic battle between he and P.J. like the one in 2011? Let's hope so.

Colt Dellandrea will also be there, more prepared than ever to try for his first win.

Best of luck to these guys and all the other racers competing in this historic venue.

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Team Arctic Proves Depth at 2015 Canterbury Snocross

(1/13/2015)

Team Arctic sweeps Sport #1 at 2015 Canterbury snocross. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

Team Arctic delivered a pretty exceptional performance at last weekend's ISOC snocross National at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minn.

Click to read the official team press release.

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2015 Detroit Lakes Download: USXC Cross-Country Race Recap

(1/7/2015)

Team Arctic stormed the 2015 USXC cross-country in Detroit Lakes.

Last weekend marked the second USXC cross-country race of the season, held in Detroit Lakes, Minn.

Yep, Team Arctic delivered an awesome performance. But as always, there's more to story than just the headlines.

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New Year, Same Story for Team Arctic at 2015 Detroit Lakes XC

(1/6/2015)

Team Arctic's Zach Herfindahl wins Detroit Lakes. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

Team Arctic delivered a pretty awesome performance at the USXC lake cross-country in Detroit Lakes, Minn., taking 16 of 19 classes and 30 of 57 podium positions.

Click to read the press release.

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The 2014-15 Pine Lake Cross-Country Download

(12/23/2014)

Pine Lake 2014. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

For more than three decades, the first major cross-country race of the year has happened on Pine Lake near Gonvick, Minn.

If you read the Team Arctic press release from the weekend, you know that Team Green won 14 of 20 finals while capturing more than 70 percent of all the podium places. It was an excellent start to the race season.

As always, this weekend of racing would reveal some interesting story lines and fodder for speculation.

Click to read the lowdown on what happened.

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Pine Lake Weekend: A Cross-Country Tradition

(12/19/2014)

Pine Lake cross-country preview.

This weekend, many of the sport’s top cross-country racers will gather on a small lake in northwestern Minnesota in hopes of finding a groove, a few extra MPH and a suspension/traction setup that will carve with precision and control.

The event: the Gerald Dyrdahl Memorial Pine Lake 200.

How will the Arctic Cat ZR6000R XC fare, with its 600 C-TEC2 DSI engine and its consumer ProCross chassis? Will the new Polaris AXYS have the speed? Is the Ski-Doo MXZX 600RS the fastest? Will this be the year that Yamaha climbs on the podium?

We will know the answers in little more than 48 hours.

Here's a preview.

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Team Arctic Rolls Over ISOC National Snocross in Fargo

(12/15/2014)

Team Arctic's Tucker Hibbert and David Joanis at Fargo Snocross

Team Arctic had another stellar weekend of ISOC National Snocross success, scoring 9 wins (out of 15 classes) and 18 of 45 podium places.

Click to read the team's official press release.

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Championship Winning Season for Dale 29er Lindbeck

(12/4/2014)

Team Arctic Cat's Dale "29er" Lindbeck takes another IWA high point title.

Dale "29er" Lindbeck is Team Arctic's uber champion during the summertime, with a career watercross win/championship record that's as long as it is impressive.

He checks in with a brief recap of another great IWA season in which he won another Championship.

Click for 29er's recap.

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Duluth: Team Arctic Sends a Message about the 2014-15 ISOC Season

(12/2/2014)

Team Arctic Cat-Monster Energy Tucker Hibbert stomps Duluth aboard the ArcticInsider-loved race sled. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

When it comes to the results of the first ISOC National snocross of the season, Team Arctic has a lot to brag about:

Eight of 16 class wins. Forty-five percent of the podium finishes.

Bam!

Click to read the press release from Cat.

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USXC/Briggs and Stratton Triple Crown of Youth Cross-Country

(11/3/2014)

Briggs and Stratton is proud to announce the debut of the inaugural USXC Briggs and Stratton Triple Crown, a three-race series of cross-country events for youth who compete with 120-class snowmobiles equipped with the Briggs 206 engine.

In addition to the excitement and prestige associated with these true cross-country events for youth, Briggs and Stratton is offering $3,000 in prizes that will be randomly given away to registered 206-class racers.

The three USXC Briggs and Stratton Triple Crown events include:

Dec. 2 Dec. 20 – Pine Lake, Minnesota

Jan. 31 – Park Rapids, Minnesota

Feb. 28 – Thief River Falls, Minnesota

Click for more info.

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Christian Bros. Racing Announces 2014-15 SX & XC Arctic Cat Race Teams

(10/3/2014)

Logan Christian, Christian Bros. Racing/Team Arctic Cat. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

Christian Brothers Racing recently announced its 2014-2015 race team lineup, with a two-prong attack featuring snocross and cross-country contingents.

The high profile, satellite team for Team Arctic Racing, Christian Bros. is undoubtedly one of the strongest forces in modern terrain competition.

Click to see who will be force in snowmobile competition this season.

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D&D's Team Arctic Drag Team Dominates 2014 Eastern Grass Nationals

(10/2/2014)

Dylan Roes, D&D Racing and Team Arctic Cat grass drag champ.

It was another stellar weekend of racing for the D&D/Team Arctic, this time at Eastern Grass Drag Nationals held at Excell Raceway Park in Bouckville, NY.

Nine class wins, additional podiums and class-leading ETs put an exclamation mark on the team’s domination.

Click to launch into the results.

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USXC Update: Laying the Foundation for the Winnipeg-to-Willmar I-500

(7/31/2014)

The USXC Racing crew prepares for the 2015 I-500 cross-country.

It's been a busy summer for the crew at USXC Racing as they lay a successful foundation for the upcoming Winnipeg to Willmar I-500 cross-country.

Occasionally Brian Nelson, USXC director, sends me an email with updates on their progress (and the considerable work required).

Click to read the incredible foundation being laid for this historic race.

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Winnipeg Momentum: Cross-Country Racing Goes Point-to-Point

(5/8/2014)

Start of the 1987 Jeep 500. Photo from the C.J. Ramstad archives

Midwestern cross-country racing has been healthiest only when there was a premier 500-mile, point-to-point event.

For 2015, USXC is launching the Winnipeg-to-Willmar I-500 XC race, a four-day 600-mile romp across legendary terrain.

Click to read the significance of this event.

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2014 Championship Season for Team Arctic Terrain Racers

(3/31/2014)

2014 Team Arctic Terrain Champs

This is a little late, but it's still worth noting Team Arctic's 2014 snocross and cross-country championship success.

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