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25-Win Weekend for Team Arctic at TRF 250 and Deadwood SX

Team Arctic Cat's Zach Herfindahl. Photo

Press Release-


8 of 16 Class Victories in ISOC Snocross; 17 of 21 Class Victories in USXC Cross-Country

Team Arctic raced through the mid-point of the 2016 cross-country and snocross season at full-throttle and without looking back, collecting more wins and more podiums at the national events in Thief River Falls, Minn., and Deadwood, SD.

At the rough and rugged USXC Thief River Falls 250 cross-country, Team Arctic delivered yet another epic performance in which they captured 17 wins (out of 21 classes), 46 out of 63 podium positions and 1-2-3 finish in the premier Pro 600 class aboard Arctic Cat ZR 6000R XC race sleds with the 6000-Series C-TEC2 engine.

Team Arctic Cat's Wes Selby. Photo by

Zach Herfindahl (top) scored his second win in as many weeks, overcoming teammate and race leader Wes Selby (above) with 10 miles remaining in the 2-day, 250-mile race to win Pro 600. Cody Kallock finished third for a Team Green podium sweep and perhaps a bit of foreshadowing for the upcoming I-500 XC.

Team Arctic Cat's Jolene Bute. Photo by

Other class winners included Ryan Trout, Jolene Bute (above), Brandon Wolter, Chad Lian, Matt Feil (below), David Brown, Ryan Wiedemann, Garet Grzadzielewski, Lydia Sobeck, Paul Brown, Dylan Herman, and the Mattison Racing brothers James, Mike and Gerry.

Team Arctic Cat's Matt Feil. Photo by

It was a similar beating of the competition at the ISOC National snocross in Deadwood, where Team Green captured 8 wins in 16 finals, plus 22 of 48 podium places. Tucker Hibbert added to his legend with a pair of come-from-behind wins in Pro Open, while Team Arctic teammate Jake Scott added more green to the Pro Open podium with an impressive third-place. Other Team Arctic class winners at Deadwood included Joachim Olsen, Ryley Bester (who is undefeated in both Junior classes this season), Eric Downs, Taven Woodie and Drew Freeland. 

“Just when we think that Team Green can’t possibly win more races on a weekend, the team hits a new level of success,” said Mike Kloety, Team Arctic Race Manager. “We swept the Pro classes at both events, plus we swept the podium in 12 different classes. A huge congratulations go out to all the racers, crews and families of Team Arctic, whether they’re on the podium or not. It’s the best team on snow and we couldn’t be more proud of everyone.”

Click here for more information on the next ISOC snocross national Feb. 5-6 in Salamanca, NY. Click here for more information on the next USXC cross-country on Jan. 30-31 in Park Rapids, Minn.

Team Arctic Results from 2015-16 ISOC National Snocross in Deadwood, ND.

Pro Open #1

1. Tucker Hibbert

4. David Joanis


Pro Open #2

1. Tucker Hibbert

3. Jake Scott


Pro Lite #1

3. Dan Benham


Pro Lite #2

3. Montana Jess


Sport #1

2. Eddie Neubaur

3. Jay Lura


Sport #2

3. Eddie Neubaur


Sport Lite #1

2. Ryley Bester


Sport Lite #2

1. Joachim Olsen

2. Ryley Bester

3. Jesse Hendrickson


Jr. 16-17

1. Ryley Bester


Jr. 14-15

1. Ryley Bester


Jr. 10-13

1. Eric Downs

2. Evan Christian

3. Logan Frattalone


Jr. Girls 9-13

1. Taven Woodie

2. Ryley Hasenack


Transition 8-12

1. Drew Freeland

2. Raycer Frank

3. Kyle Thome


Team Arctic Results from 2016 TRF 300 USXC Cross-Country in Thief River Falls, MN.

Pro 600

1. Zach Herfindahl

2. Wes Selby

3. Cody Kallock


Pro Open

1. Zach Herfindahl

2. Wes Selby


Semi Pro 600

3. Ryan Trout


Semi Pro Improved

1. Ryan Trout

2. Tyler Oettinger

3. John Langaas



1. Jolene Bute

3. Savannah Landrus


I-500 Class

3. Joe Wood


Masters 40 Plus

1. Chad Lian

3. Spencer King


Masters 50 Plus

2. John Arneson

Expert 85

1. Brandon Wolter

2. Hunter Houle

3. Ross Ilstrup


Expert 85 Improved

1. Brandon Wolter

2. Hunter Houle

3. Dalton Fredrickson


Sport 600 Stock

2. Matt Feil

3. Tyler Knutson


Sport 600 Open

1. Matt Feil

3. Andy Junglen


Sport 85

1. David Brown

2. Jordan Bute

3. Calvin Sandberg



1. Ryan Weidemann

2. Logan Kilichowski

3. Thomas Junglen

Jr. 14-17 Boys

1. Garet Grzadzielewski

2. David Brown

3. Calvin Sandberg


Jr. 14-17 Girls

1. Lydia Sobeck

2. Marissa Kallock

3. Sara Larson


Jr. 10-13 Boys

1. Paul Brown

2. Blaise Potucek

3. Andy Pake


Classic IFS

1. Dylan Herman

2. Eli Nelson


Classic IFS Legends

1. James Mattison



1. Mike Mattison

3. Mark Young


Vintage Legends

1. Gerry Mattison



  1. This is JMO

    Cross Country: 80% of the sleds are AC, some classes tailored for AC?

    Snocross: AC would be struggling for podium sports if it wasn’t for Tucker.

    Not at all bashing!

    Congrats to all!

  2. Cross Country: 80% of the sleds are AC, some classes tailored for AC?

    Can’t even think of a worthwhile response for that, the rules are the same for everybody.

    Snocross: AC would be struggling for podium sports if it wasn’t for Tucker.

    Personally I don’t find snocross all that interesting anymore but try another perspective; the other factories show up with multiple teams and trailers, the race organization instituted the Tucker rule so the others didn’t take their marbles and go home AND THEY STILL CANNOT BEAT ONE 30-YEAR-OLD MAN.

  3. “tailored for arctic cat” comment kind of cracks me up. Actually that 85 hp class was tailored for Yamaha. Uscc put that class in years ago to give the Yamaha 4-stroke phaser a place to race. They dominated it for 2 years then arctic released the 500 sno pro and the rest is history. arctics high % of race entries is not their reason for success. Success was the reason for the high % of racers on arctics. It became real apparent really fast the phaser could not compete. other brands have options too… 600 class isn’t much different. Suzuki carb motor dominated, so the rules changed to Efi, so did arctic. Still doin well. Don’t discredit the success. Nice job to all involved! Keep up the hard work love seeing um 1,2,3

  4. XC success: Yep, what Phil said.

    Regarding podiums at snocross races: If you read the whole release, you’d know that Arctic Cat gobbled up 22 of 48 podium positions at Deadwood (and 25 of 51 podiums at Canterbury two weeks prior). That’s nearly half of all podiums, which is pretty impressive considering that three different brands compete.

    Oh, and Hibbert only grabbed 2 of those 22 podiums (unless he’s masquerading as some other racers to get extra track time).

    But heck yeah I’m also glad that Hibbert is on a Cat!

  5. Why bash a brand that actually tries to support racing. If AC quit would there be any real racing at all? Anybody can get help from AC to race. If your gonna complain dog the other brands for not putting serious effort into prove they can do what AC is doing.


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