9 Class Wins, 23 Podiums and 1 top Five Pro Class Sweep in Cross Country – Yurk Headlines Pro Snocross
Team Arctic Cross Country racers put an exclamation point on their winning this past weekend as they made their way to Naytahwaush, MN for round four of COR Powersports Racing.
As if the technical sections and long straightaways weren’t enough test for racer and ZR, Mother Nature threw in warm temps, slush and standing water to navigate. When the last sock was wrung out, Team Arctic tallied 9 class wins, 23 podiums and swept the top five Pro Factory 600 spots led by Chad Lian, his first win of the season in that class.
A day earlier in the Pro Open final, Team Arctic nearly swept the top six positions led by Zach Herfindahl and Matt Feil in first and second respectively. Re Wadena, Gunnar Arlaud and David Brown rounded out fourth through sixth.
Herfindahl said, “The Pro Open race was a great start to the weekend. My ZR ran really strong. Going into Sunday’s stock final we knew it was going to get wet and we had to start in the front row. I was really happy being 3rd qualifier and the only 2-stroke in the front row. Our snowmobile worked as well as it possibly could for 9 of the 10 laps when I had a mechanical with less than a mile to go running a solid 3rd. I thought we got rid of the Naytahwaush Jinx with Saturday’s Open win, but that same last mile has got me three times now in different races.”
Team Arctic Race Manager, Mike Kloety said, “Team Arctic had a very strong showing in Pro Open at Park Rapids and followed it up here as well with a great 10-lap race. This week the Pro stock class also went really well taking the top five spots. Abe Olson and Paul Brown had a great weekend in both Semi-Pro classes, and we showed strength in Sport and all Junior classes. It was a great weekend for Team Arctic Cross-Country racers.”
And speaking of having a great weekend, Team Arctic snocross racer, Jacob Yurk headlined Friday’s Pro Final aboard his Zandstra Motorsports ZR in Elk River, MN. Qualifying in the top five, Yurk took the holeshot and held the position until five minutes remaining. Just like his podium visit in Elk River during the first round, Yurk finished strongly in second place, moving him up the national points standing just outside the top five.
Kloety said, “Jacob (Yurk) ran an incredible Pro final on Friday and it was great to see him up on the podium. He has had a great comeback story. His hard work and consistency is paying off as he approaches the top five with four rounds to go.”
Next up, Team Arctic Snocross Racers compete in Eagle River, WI, March 19-20.