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Two Weekends of Firsts for Team Arctic

Cross-Country Headlines in Iowa and Snocross in Deadwood

Team Arctic raced two back-to-back weekends, in two different states, and two different disciplines. The end result for both Cross Country and Snocross teams tallied winning headlines.

#15 Wes Selby

Cross Country racers competed at a new COR Powersports venue in Okoboji, IA on a nine mile lake course. In the exciting Pro Open class, Team Arctic racers captured four of the top five spots led by Wes Selby who passed for first place on the final lap winning by a margin of .355 seconds.

#525 Dylan Stevens

In Pro Factory 600, two “First-Evers” happened when Team Arctic’s Rookie Pro, Dylan Stevens, captured his first-ever Pro Factory 600 win and Gunner Arlaud followed in second, with his first-ever Pro Podium.

Team Arctic Race Manager, Mike Kloety said, “This season has been so much fun to follow. It’s been a while since I’ve seen so many “firsts” in a cross country and snocross season. And every one of them makes me proud of our Team Arctic racers!” 

#727 Jacob Yurk

Shifting to Snocross in Deadwood, SD, a Pro story of legend unfolded when Jacob Yurk completely dominated the Friday final from beginning to end. The 2017-18 Pro Lite champion entered the Pro ranks last season after missing part of the 2018-19 season with injuries. He was an early season surprise, notching two podiums in his first three races. Then, in 2020, Yurk suffered a harsh crash in Deadwood leading to a season-ending back injury. 

Fast forward twelve months to Deadwood again and Yurk found himself grabbing a fabulous start down the long, bumpy back-stretch to lead the Pro Class. He had early pressure from Logan Christian but Yurk sealed his comeback story with an impressive finish – his first career win against the Pro field and his second podium of 2021.

“That track was really, really rough tonight,” said Yurk. “I took a long time looking at it and figuring out what I was going to do. I got the hole shot and just tried to execute my plan. Last year, Friday night wasn’t ideal, obviously. So, to do this on Friday night, first Pro win, it’s unreal, man.”

#728 Theo Poirier

In the Pro Lite class, Theo Poirier, from Woodies Racing, followed up his first Pro Lite win in Iowa two weeks earlier with an exceptional second place finish in Deadwood.

“I like it when the track is rough and technical,” said Poirier. “That’s what this track is all about and my ZR was rippin’. I couldn’t have asked for a better sled.”

Jordan "Fro Show" Biese

It wouldn’t be a weekend of “firsts” without mentioning Jordan “Fro Show” Biese from Zandstra Motorsports. Jordan opened his season in Deadwood, and his commanding win in Sport Lite was just as big as his signature hair.

Next up, Team Arctic Snocross racers compete in Fargo, ND February 5-6 and Cross Country racers in Park Rapids, MN, February 27-28.


Team Arctic National Cross Country Results Okoboji, IA

Pro Open

1. Wes Selby

3. Ross Erdman

4. Dylan Stevens

5. Gunner Arlaud

Pro Factory 600

1. Dylan Stevens

2. Gunnar Arlaud

5. Zach Herfindahl

6. Wes Selby

Pro Vet 40+

3. Todd Severson

Semi Pro 600 Improved Stock

1. Paul Brown

4. Dustin Schwandt

Semi Pro Factory 600

2. Paul Brown

Sport Stock

1. Jon Arneson

2. Jesse Hallstrom

Sport Improved Stock

1. Jon Arneson

Sport Women

1. Gabby Hallstrom

Jr. 10-13

1. Elliott Clark

3. Brady Wadena

4. Rielly Clark

Jr. 14-17

1. Aiden Johnson

4. Derek Kloety

5. Aaden Olson

Jr. 10-13 Girls

1. Danika Diesen

Jr. 14-17 Girls

1. Annie Olson

2. Frankie Omang

Masters 50+

1. Jon Arneson

2. Mike Carver

3. Dale Cloose

Masters 40+

1. Jon Arneson

2. Mike Carver


1. Paul Sillerud

Expert 600 Limited

1. Aiden Johnson

2. Derek Kloety


1. Adam Longtin

3. Travis Longtin


Team Arctic National Snocross Results Deadwood, SD

Pro Friday

1. Jacob Yurk

4. Logan Christian

Pro Lite Friday

2. Theo Poirier

6. Anson Scheele

Pro Am Plus 30 Saturday

2. Jacob Blanshan

Sport Lite Saturday

1. Jordan Biese

Jr. 16-17 Saturday

2. Pacey Zandstra

3. Tanner Zierden

Stock 200 Saturday

1. Tristian Hinton

2. Aiden Beckmann

Transition 8-10 Saturday

2. Owen Eide

3. Zach Miller

Transition 9-13 Saturday

1. Tanner Johnson

Jr. Girls 9-13 Saturday

1. Kendall Rose

2. Ava McCurdy

Jr. 10-13 Saturday

 2. Tanner Johnson




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