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Team Arctic’s Willmar, MN, Winning Weekend

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The Victories Keep Coming in Cross-Country and Snocross

Team Arctic racers delivered another powerful performance at the third round of the USXC cross-country series in Willmar, Minn., winning 13 classes and capturing 39 out of 60 podium positions.

Team Arctic/Christian Brothers Racing Pro Brian Dick once again topped the premier category, winning the Pro Open class and finishing second in Pro Stock. Teammate Zach Herfindahl took third in the Open while Wes Selby finished third in the Stock final. Along with Chad Lian and Jordan Torgerson, Team Arctic racers took five of the top-10 positions in the Open class.

There was even greater Team Green domination in the other class finals at Willmar. Lance Efteland led a podium sweep of the Semi Pro Improved class while both Chase Nordstrom and Gary Tintes each captured two wins in their respective classes. John Koch and Ean Voigt each came close to scoring two wins, and Jolene Bute returned to win the Women’s class for the second event in a row.

“Willmar was another great showing for our racers and teams,” said Mike Kloety, Team Arctic Race Manager. “Of course we want to win all of the classes, especially the premier Pro and Semi Pro events. And we’ve accomplished that at every race this season, so another brand winning one or two illustrates the difficulty of staying out front each week. There are no easy victories and when our racers don’t win it makes everyone work harder.

“Willmar was the last lake-ice race of the season in USXC. Now that we move into the ditches and terrain we’ll see some more great battles.”

While the National snocross tour was on break for the upcoming X Games, a CSRA regional snocross in Stadacona, Quebec, proved the perfect opportunity for Team Arctic pro racers to claim some hardware, with Corey Watkinson winning Pro Open, Angela  Vachino taking two Pro Women finals, and Billy Turning capturing the Pro Lite win.

The next USXC event is Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, in Oslo, Minn. The ESPN X Games is Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 in Aspen, Colo.


Team Arctic Results from 2014 USXC Cross-Country in Willmar, MN.

Pro Open

1. Brian Dick

3. Zach Herfindahl


Pro Stock

2. Brian Dick

3. Wes Selby


Semi Pro

2. Cole Nymann

3. Casey Pries


Semi Pro Improved

1. Lance Efteland

2. Casey Pries

3. Benjamin Langaas


Super Stock

1. John Koch

2. Jon Arneson


Expert 85

2. Austin Lunde

3. John Langaas


Expert 85 Improved

2. John Langaas


Masters 40-Plus

2. Jon Arneson

3. Jon Koch


Masters 50-Plus

1. Erik Nymann

3. Brian Brown


Sport 85

1. Dalton Fredrickson

2. Hunter Houle

3. Ross Ilstrup


Sport 600 Stock

1. Chase Nordstrom


Sport 600 Improved

1. Chase Nordstrom



2. Ean Voigt

3. Ross Ilstrup



1. Gary Tintes

2. Peter Behm


Vintage Legends

1. Gary Tintes

2. Gerry Mattison


Classic IFS

2. Steve Martinson

3. Tom Clement



1. Jolene Bute


Junior 10-13

1. Paul Brown

3. Blaise Potucek


Junior 14-17

1. Ean Voigt

2. Hunter Houle

3. Mason Kallock


Junior 14-17 Girls

1. Kelsey Pladson

2. Sara Larson



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