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Team Arctic Kicks Some Fanny at TRF 300 and RMSHA Opener

Team Arctic - Christian Bros. Racing Zach Herfindahl. Photo by Kennedy.

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Team Green Stays On Top with Combined 21 Class Wins and 57 Podium Finishes

Team Arctic terrain racers kept up their torrid pace to close out January with crushing performances at the USXC Thief River Falls 300 cross-country and season-opening RMSHA hillclimb in Bellevue, Idaho. When the snow dust settled, Team Green was on top with 21 class victories and 67 podium finishes.

Four races into the USXC season and it’s still all-green atop the victory stand. Following two days of rough, fast cross-country in the ditches and on the rivers around Thief River Falls, Team Arctic claimed 16 of 21 class wins and 37 of 63 podium finishes – the team’s most dominant performance to date. The unconquerable Zach Herfindahl remains undefeated in the Pro 600 Stock class this season while also taking his third Pro Open win, making him the odds-on favorite to win the upcoming Winnipeg I-500. David Brown also scored two Expert 85 class wins in TRF while his father took two wins in the Classic IFS categories.

Other class winners at the USXC cross-country in TRF include Joe Wood, Chad Lian, Cody Wolter, Garet Grzadzielewski, Lucas Burnside, Paul Sillerud, Pete Mattison, Andy Pake, Sara Larson and Blaise Potucek.

Team Arctic hillclimb racers launched their season at the RMSHA event in Bellevue, Idaho, where they scored 5 class wins and 20 podium finishes aboard Arctic Cat M Series snowmobiles featuring the ProClimb chassis. Class winners included Todd Tupper (who claimed two wins), Jeremy Archibald, Russ Tapio and David McClure 

“It was encouraging to see wins in the Stock, Improved and Mod classes at the first hillclimb of the season, and we know we can improve on that,” said Mike Kloety, Team Arctic Race Manager. “And once again our cross-country program is firing on all cylinders. We’re in the hectic, middle part of the race season. Our teams and racers are working extra hard right now. We appreciate their effort and the results they’re getting.”

Team Arctic Results from the 2017 USXC Cross-Country in Thief River Falls, Minn.

Pro 600

1. Zach Herfindahl

3. Ross Erdman


Pro Open

1. Zach Herfindahl

3. Ross Erdman


Semi Pro 600

3. Garet Grzadzielewski



1. Joe Wood

2. Ryan Trout

3. Tyler Oettinger


Expert 85

1. David Brown

2. Cody Wolter

3. Nathan Joyce


Expert 85 Improved

1. David Brown


Pro Women

2. Savannah Landrus

3. Jolene Bute


Masters 40 Plus

1. Chad Lian

2. Mike Dirkman

3. Dave Dirkman


Masters 50 Plus

3. Erik Nymann


Sport 85

1. Cody Wolter

2. Blaise Potucek

3. Andy Pake


Sport 600 Stock

1. Garet Grzadzielewski



1. Lucas Burnside

2. Morgan Nyquist



1. Paul Sullerud

2. Gary Tintes


Vintage 50 Plus

1. Pete Mattison

2. Gary Tintes


Classic IFS

1. Brian Brown


Classic IFS 50 Plus

1. Brian Brown


Junior 10-13

1. Andy Pake

2. Abe Olson

3. Nicholas Nyquist


Jr. Girls 14-17

1. Sara Larson

2. Hanna Black


Junior 14-17

1. Blaise Potucek

2. Lucas Burnside


Team Arctic Results from the 2017 RMSHA Hillclimb in Bellevue, Idaho.

Master Stock

1. Todd Tupper


600 Improved

3. David McClure


700 Improved

1. Jeremy Archibald

2. David McClure


800 Improved

2. Jeremy Archibald


1000 Improved

2. Eben Abshire

3. Trace Tupper


600 Mod

1. Russ Tapio

3. Nels Tapio


700 Mod

1. David McClure

3. Nels Tapio


Master Mod

1. Todd Tupper

3. Nels Tapio


Open Mod

2. Russ Tapio


Women 600

2. Shelley Heap


Women Improved

2. Jessie Ottobre


Semi Pro Mod

2. Trevor Keller



2. Ladd Udy


Senior Improved

3. Grant Meyers


Senior Mod

3. Grant Meyers



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