With Fargo National Snocross Rounds 1 & 2 completed, Team Arctic’s All Finish Racing Team ended the weekend on a high note. With below zero temperatures, high wind, and low visibility, Pro racer, Dan Benham (#221), ended the weekend on the podium with a 3rd place finish, besting his Saturday night performance just shy of the podium in fourth. Benham and his Arctic Cat / All Finish Racing ZR6000R SX leave the weekend tied for third in the National Points standings. You can catch Rounds 3&4 in Shakopee, MN on January 13-14.
In the Pro Lite class, Anson Scheele laid down a solid performance with a 6th place finish on Saturday in a ridiculously full class of competitors. Scheele is a front running contender with plenty of moxy and speed and will be on the box in no time. Currently sitting 7th in the points race, Scheele is within a couple points of breaking the top five.
SIDENOTE: For me (Kale) personally, this Pro Lite class is a head-scratcher. In the PRO class, there are barely enough rider numbers to fill it, but Pro Lite has roughly 429 entrants (exaggeration). Where I really scratch my head, the Pro Lite racer who swept the field this weekend in Fargo, also won the Pro Lite championship last year. I’m not clear (truly) why that racer doesn’t have to move up to Pro? Maybe someone here can educate me on the rules for moving classes without stirring the pot or throwing sh*t at competing brands. (That’s not my intent) Regardless, this will be an interesting class to watch this season and you’ll be getting a view of what the next bumper crop of Pro class riders will look like in the near future.