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Team Arctic Freezes Competition at Grafton USXC and Eagle River SX



13 Wins in 20 Classes at USXC Grafton Race; Logan Christian Wins Eagle River World Championship Snocross


Team Arctic’s terrain racers stayed red-hot on what was a bittercold weekend of cross-country and oval racing in the Midwest. On a rugged course of ditch and river at the USXC cross-country in Grafton, ND, Team Green proved the handling and performance of the ZR 6000R XC and ZR 4000RR machines by winning 13 of 20 classes and capturing 36 of 60 podium positions.

Team Arctic's Zach Herfindahl wins Grafton cross-country. Photo by

Defending USXC Pro Champ Zach Herfindahl of the Christian Brothers Racing (CBR) team returned to the top of both Pro 600 and Pro Open for the first time this season with a powerful display of speed and savvy.

Team Arctic Cat's Wes Selby. Photo by

He was joined on the podium with last week’s winner Wes Selby (above), along with Brian Dick, Ross Erdman, Cody Kallock and Chad Lian in the top-10.

Team Arctic Cat's Ryan Trout. Photo

The CBR team was blazing at Grafton, with Ryan Trout (above) winning Semi Pro Improved and nearly taking the win in Semi Pro 600, as well as Hunter Houle (below) winning Expert 85. Nine other Team Green racers notched wins at Grafton, including Savannah Landrus, Matt Feil, Brandon Wolter, Thomas Junglen, David Brown, Garet Grzadzielewski, Lydia Sobeck, Blaise Potucek and Paul Sillerud. Team Arctic swept the podium in seven classes at Grafton as an exclamation point on the weekend.

At the Eagle River Derby in Wisconsin, CBR teammates Logan Christian and David Joanis delivered a memorable performance in the Pro Open snocross by going 1-2 to capture a World Championship title and build momentum for the rest of the season.

“The team proved its depth at Grafton by winning so many classes and podium positions,” said Mike Kloety, Team Arctic Race Manager. “With Zach and Wes each claiming a Pro 600 final in USXC so far this season, we look good for the upcoming premier Thief River Falls 300 and I-500 events that highlight the sport. We’re also proud of Logan and David dominating the World Championship Snocross final, which is a great title for the team and an excellent confidence builder.”

Click here for more information on the next ISOC snocross national Jan. 22-23 in Deadwood, SD. Click here for more information on the next USXC cross-country on Jan. 23-24 in Thief River Falls, MN.

Team Arctic Cat's Hunter Houle. Photo

Team Arctic Results from 2016 USXC Cross-Country in Grafton, ND.

Pro 600

1. Zach Herfindahl

3. Wes Selby


Pro Open

1. Zach Herfindahl

3. Wes Selby


Semi Pro 600

2. Ryan Trout


Semi Pro Improved

1. Ryan Trout

3. Tyler Oettinger



1. Savannah Landrus


Masters 40 Plus

2. Chad Lian

3. Brian Brodehl


Masters 50 Plus

2. John Arneson


Expert 85

1. Hunter Houle

2. Brandon Wolter

3. Ean Voight


Expert 85 Improved

1. Brandon Wolter

2. Ean Voight

3. Hunter Houle


Sport 600 Stock

1. Matt Feil


Sport 600 Open

2. Matt Feil



1. Thomas Junglen

2. Logan Kilichowski

3. Morgan Nyquist


Sport 85

1. David Brown

2. Scott Gorder

3. Jordan Bute


Jr. 14-17 Boys

1. Garet Grzadzielewski

2. David Brown

3. Thomas Junglen


Jr. 14-17 Girls

1. Lydia Sobeck

2. Marissa Kallock

3. Hanna Black


Jr. 10-13 Boys

1. Blaise Potucek

2. Paul Brown

3. Nicholas Nyquist


Classic IFS

2. Eli Nelson



1.Paul Sillerud



  1. Nick Dolezal and Jake Schilleman also piloted ZR6000R XC sleds to a second and forth place finish in Factory 600 at the Eagle River Derby. It was the first time for stock class sleds for years at the derby and they put on a great show.

  2. The Factory 600 class was great racing! Finally sleds the fans can relate to. I really hope this class catches on. Are the factories listening????

    Also, glad to see Christian Bros and Leighton Motorsports racing snox at the Derby. Hopefully more pro teams will show next year!

    Hats off to Wanderscheid racing…sounds like PJ might have run his last race

  3. I was able to watch the stock sleds at eagle river on Saturday, great racing…. I believe they need to quit using 440 engines in the champ sleds and start using stock engines, with the champ chassis! I am going to get to Eagle River one of these years….

  4. I don’t know how it looked for you guys at Eagle River, but every year the crowds and numbers of racers seem to get smaller. Very sad to me. I think prices for fans and racers need to come down and this may help to get people (like me) on the seat of a race sled and to the races to spectate. I hope the stock classes help make Eagle River great again.


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