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 HERFINDAHL||PRO||COR||TEAM ARCTIC|
|DAVID BROWN||PRO||COR||TEAM ARCTIC|
|DYLAN STEVENS||PRO||COR||LIAN / BUCHARD RACING|
|CHAD LIAN||PRO||COR||LIAN / BUCHARD RACING|
|BEN LANGAAS||PRO||COR||LANGAAS RACING|
|ROSS ERDMAN||PRO||COR||ERDMAN RACING|
|MATT FEIL||PRO||COR||FEIL RACING|
|PAUL BROWN||PRO||COR||BROWN RACING|
|GUNNAR ARLAUD||PRO||COR||ARLAUD RACING|
|KEN MURPHY||PRO||ROCK MAPLE||MURPHY RACING|
|ABE OLSON||SEMI PRO||COR||OLSON RACING|
|CALEB NYMANN||SEMI PRO||COR||NYMANN RACING|
|NICHOLIS NYQUIST||SEMI PRO||COR||NYQUIST RACING|
|BLAISE POTOCEK||SEMI PRO||COR||POTOCEK RACING|
|DUSTIN SCHWANDT||SEMI PRO||COR||SCHWANDT RACING|
|AUSTIN KODY||SEMI PRO||ROCK MAPLE||KODY RACING|
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!
|DANIEL BENHAM||PRO||ISOC||ALL FINISH RACING|
|JACOB YURK||PRO||ISOC||ALL FINISH RACING|
|TRENT WITTWER||PRO||ISOC||WOODIES RACING|
|TRAVIS MULLER||PRO||ISCO||MULLER RACING|
|FILIP HARR||PRO||ISOC||ZANDSTRA RACING|
|ANSON SCHEELE||PRO LITE||ISOC||ALL FINISH|
|THEO POIRIER||PRO LITE||ISOC||KRAJICEK MOTORSPORT|
|DYLAN ROES||PRO LITE||ISOC||WOODIES RACING|
|TYLER OOMEN||PRO LITE||ISOC||OOMEN RACING|
|BRANDON LIND||PRO LITE||ISOC||LIND RACING|
|JAKE WEIR||PRO||CSRA||WEIR RACING|
|CAMERON WACHTLER||PRO LITE||CSRA||WACHTLER RACING|
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
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.
That about sums it up JimR…which really isn’t different than the other OEM race sleds. Minimal changes across the board.
I hear ya on that one. Still one of the best looking graphic jobs cat has ever done on there racer’s.
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.
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 !!!
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.
I haven’t heard about 600s. Ill be headed to TRF on Tuesday. Ill ask the question then.
Any news on the freestyle team? How do I get on the list for a free sled?
Time to retire Bobby. Hear that phone NOT ringing? That’s the Black Cats NOT calling.
People usually either snap me or hit me up on Discord.
Lets face it. Race scene is dead. From greatest debuts to side show.
What race scene is dead?
well, all of them. do a survey. just ask random people when last time attended one. one guy i know that rides actually follows it. watches online at that.
My dealer told me my 6000RR has an estimated arrival date of mid-December. Not good news I know…..
I have heard mid November but mid December is fine. Really dont get riding until after Christmas the last several years.
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.
Tcats are scheduled to be built in November
Any word on 600 RRs
I just checked with my dealer on Friday, October 22nd on my ZR Limited order. My current delivery date is January 11th.
I am sure Cat has another chassis stashed for future use after the pandemic ends but it will be hard to outperform the current set up. X cross country racing is a lot like some of the fast riding consumers do. That old obsolete chassis still has more X cross country wins than than doo and poo combined.
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.
Hey JimR. and fitz 219. I’ve heard that the 6000RR may be late December possibly as late as into January for delivery.
I’m hearing early to mid January for the 600 build
Build date or delivery date (not sure which) from my dealer is January 4.
Remember when Team Arctic was involved in oval racing? Those were the days….