Tomorrow marks the 48th Annual Soo International 500 enduro race in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.
Defending champions Brian Dick & Wes Selby will be there, with Selby qualifying their #15 sled in fifth.
Their Team Arctic/Christian Bros. teammate Zach Herindahl qualified fourth on the #52 sled, and will be joined by partner Brady Dyrdahl at this year’s event.
Team Arctic looks particularly strong; with 2010 Soo champs (and 2015 runner-up) Cadarette Racing starting in seventh and Arneson Racing in ninth (as well as 16th and 31st).
Last night Selby and XC teammate Lance Efteland won the 40-lap Woody’s Challenge aboard Selby’s Soo sled. The race consists of two 20-lap events, with rookies starting the race followed by a race stop/driver change at the halfway mark.
Efteland and Zach Herfindahl battled for the first half of the race, with Herfindahl “winning” by a close margin. After the restart, Selby passed Herfindahl’s teammate Dyrdahl for the lead and held on to with the Challenge.
LIVE STREAMING is viewable HERE for Saturday’s big show.
I just talked with Selby, who says that his sled is running great and that he expects the various Arctic Cat teams to finish REALLY strong.
He and Brian Dick hadn’t yet determined who would start tomorrow’s race. He did say that Herfindahl would start on the #52 sled.
I’m wishing the best of luck to these guys and all the teams competing at the Soo. Stay safe, keep it trackside down and let’s see some smiles at the finish line.