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A Look at 2022 ZRs and Team Arctic Roster

When the race season concluded last year, the results showed Team Arctic Cross-Country racers did some winning in all COR Powersports classes. To be exact, they won 11 of the 19 possible championships aboard ZRs, including both the prestigious Pro classes. 

Team Arctic Race Manager, Mike Kloety, said, “Mother Nature dealt us a hand forcing us to race on lakes last season, and the crew at COR designed some challenging courses. Our racers proved, an Arctic Cat ZR with ProCross chassis is still the one to try and beat, and the championships prove it.”

Pro Open Cross-Country racers put a DOMINATE winning seal on the class by sweeping the TOP 10 positions for year end points! Zach Herfindahl was champion with back-to-back wins in Park Rapids and Naytahwaush. 

Herfindahl said, “Last season went by really quickly, but we had fun, and the power and handling of our Arctic Cats were top notch. COR Powersports has a great schedule planned for us this season and I look forward to showcasing how well these ZRs perform again this year!”

Here’s a look at a few of Team Arctic’s cross country racers in Pro and Semi-Pro.

TEAM ARCTIC CROSS COUNTRY
ZACH HERFINDAHLPRO COR TEAM ARCTIC
DAVID BROWNPRO CORTEAM ARCTIC
DYLAN STEVENSPROCORLIAN / BUCHARD RACING
CHAD LIANPROCORLIAN / BUCHARD RACING 
BEN LANGAASPRO CORLANGAAS RACING
ROSS ERDMANPRO CORERDMAN RACING
MATT FEILPRO CORFEIL RACING
PAUL BROWNPRO CORBROWN RACING 
GUNNAR ARLAUDPRO CORARLAUD RACING 
KEN MURPHYPRO ROCK MAPLEMURPHY RACING 
ABE OLSONSEMI PROCOROLSON RACING
CALEB NYMANNSEMI PROCORNYMANN RACING 
NICHOLIS NYQUISTSEMI PROCORNYQUIST RACING
BLAISE POTOCEK SEMI PROCORPOTOCEK RACING
DUSTIN SCHWANDTSEMI PRO CORSCHWANDT RACING
AUSTIN KODYSEMI PRO ROCK MAPLE KODY RACING
2022 ZR6000R XC at Hay Days

2022 ZR6000R XC KEY FEATURES 

  • Lightweight engine mounting with carbon fiber TCL engine plate 
  • Lightweight composite steering support
  • ADAPT CVT system – New Drive and Driven clutches are lighter-weight and employ a compact design with advanced idler system. ADAPT maintains constant belt tension throughout the RPM range resulting in minimized wear and maximum throttle response throughout your drive belt life without fade.
  • 23/40 gearing ‐ Borg Warner chain and sprockets for reduced stretch, lower friction, and increased strength 
  • 40 tooth Torque Overload Sensing (TOS) bottom chain sprocket for eliminating spike loads into the drivetrain 
  • Offset ski spacers for adjustable ski stance 
  • 2.86” pitch 8 tooth track drive shaft adds ground clearance 
  • 2.86” pitch 129”x15”x1.25” fully clipped Ripsaw track for better all‐around performance 
  • Race-proven brake caliper and pads for improved wear and increased stopping power 
  • Stealth brake master cylinder 
  • Sculpted race seat foam with high‐grip seat cover 
  • Race-proven SLIDE-ACTION rear suspension with 7-position rear coupling for a wide range of transfer control 
  • Lightweight 4‐wheel rear axle design 
  • Race chassis ready for ATAC suspension upgrade 
  • Rail allows for additional mounting holes for front arm shock (ice racing) 
  • All 4 shocks come standard with the QS‐3 (Quick Switch 3 position) compression adjustment 
  • Lightweight exhaust system 

For Team Arctic snocross racers, their season will begin in January with some familiar faces returning, but to different, or new, teams.  In my opinion, last season was one of the most exciting to watch in the Pro, and especially Pro Lite classes. The varying winners kept things interesting, and are sure to do the same this year with more experience under their belt and new equipment/teams. 

Good luck to all Cross-Country and Snocross racers this winter! I look forward to watching this season and report the winning results here!

SNOCROSS (US)
DANIEL BENHAMPROISOCALL FINISH RACING
JACOB YURKPROISOC ALL FINISH RACING 
TRENT WITTWERPROISOCWOODIES RACING
TRAVIS MULLERPROISCOMULLER RACING
FILIP HARRPROISOC ZANDSTRA RACING
ANSON SCHEELEPRO LITEISOCALL FINISH
THEO POIRIERPRO LITEISOCKRAJICEK MOTORSPORT
DYLAN ROESPRO LITEISOCWOODIES RACING
TYLER OOMENPRO LITEISOCOOMEN RACING
BRANDON LINDPRO LITE ISOCLIND RACING
SNOCROSS (CA)
JAKE WEIRPROCSRAWEIR RACING 
CAMERON WACHTLERPRO LITECSRAWACHTLER RACING 
2022 ZR6000R SX decked out in the new All Finish race team colors from Hay Days.

2022 ZR6000R SX KEY FEATURES 

  • 599cc engine with Throttle Body Injection
  • Improvements made for low end power and response
  • Fox 2.0 Zero C front track shock with position sensing grooved body 
  • Spring designs to support the 2.0” body (optional rates available)
  • 20/49 gearing with TOS slip clutch 49 tooth bottom sprocket to eliminate peak spike loads 
  • Manual chain adjuster for optimal adjustment settings 
  • TS‐273 TEAM driven with lightweight tubular driven shaft 
  • Lightweight ceramic coated expansion chamber 
  • V‐Force reeds 
  • Race-inspired upper chassis structure improves ergos 
  • 3 gallon lightweight fuel tank 
  • Lightweight race bodywork and seat design 
  • Adjustable camber front suspension 
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21 COMMENTS

  1. So the Cross Country sled is pretty much the same awesome sled as last year with different clutching. Was pretty dominant last year and with this on going covid crap, I can see why they pretty much left it alone. Hope they can find the speed that they were missing compared to the 4 strokes that they were allowed to run last year though.

  2. Due to the pandemic, Team Arctic race department had to cancel my XC sled for 2022. But hopefully I can find a leftover 2021 model. Good luck to all Team Arctic racers this coming winter race season.

  3. all those championships on a 10 year old platform. that says something !!!! if it aint broke dont fix it. hopefuly Herf and Brown kepp putting them on the box this season. TEAM ARCTIC !!!

  4. So Kale, I know this sounds like a broken record, but I am going to ask again. Do you know when the 6000 RR’s are supposed to start moving down the line? Luckily I am doing Beets right now or I would be pulling my hair out waiting for my sled to show up at my dealer.

  5. Kale, do you have any knowledge on when 22 sleds will be arriving at dealers? I ordered a tcat. Haven’t gotten any update on estimated arrival date.

  6. The XC looks just like last years, except for a little graphics, but that’s NOT a bad thing. NO CHARCOAL!

    FINALLY someone at the specs department figured out that the SX has used throttle body injection since 2017, NOT the CTEC 2 setup.

    Mike is right. Snocross doesn’t mean what it used to. No mod sleds, no innovation. Also, with the forced “retirement” of the GREAT ONE, there are fewer viewers. XC is really what matters! Trails are NEVER as rough as a snocross track, so what works in XC, works on trails. And what sled still wins in XC? The “old” “overweight” ProCross! Like I said before, new engines are what we need. A 650 or 700, and 900 or 950 in the ProCross WILL sell. Also, a big ol’ primary clutch for monster top end. But this will not happen. You know why, so I’m not gonna bother typing it.

    Just my $2.

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