Monthly Archives: December 2008

Team Arctic: Legend of the Bad River Massacre


Photos Courtesy of ISOC

Ironwood, MI (Dec. 14) – In a town famous for great snowmobile racing, the Team Arctic staged what will go down in history as the Bad River Massacre. Led by another sweep of the Pro classes by Monster Energy/Arctic Cat star Tucker Hibbert, Team Arctic racers won both Semi Pro finals, both Sport finals and the Pro Women’s’ final at the second stop of the ISOC National snocross tour, sponsored by the Bad River Lodge & Casino.

“I’ve never seen a more complete dismantling of the competition during one weekend of racing,” said a jubilant Mike Kloety, Team Arctic Race Manager. “Winning eight of 11 classes in incredible, and a testament to our amazing racers, teams and potent Sno Pro 600 race machine.”

The historic weekend began with Hibbert of Goodridge, Minn., extending his dominance in the ISOC Pro class, once again winning every heat and both Pro Super Stock and Pro Open finals in what was another romp in the premier class. Even when he spun at the start of the Pro Open final, leaving him deep in the pack by the first turn, it only took a handful of laps before he’d demoralized the front runners and checked out with his fourth victory of the season.

The beating continued into the Semi Pro classes. In the wake of a preseason injury that sidelined him for the first two weeks of the season, Dan Ebert of Lake Shore, Minn., wasted no time finding his top speed by winning the Semi Pro Super Stock final ahead of teammate Cory Davis of Soldotna, Alaska, in second.

For the third week of the season, the Arctic Cat Sno Pro 600 once again proved quicker, more nimble and better in the bumps than the competition, making short work of the half-mile track that featured multiple elevation changes and was characterized as an outdoor motocross-style course.

“Once racers and crews adopted the set-up calibration we learned from the first race, it’s been nothing but gas-and-go,” said Kloety. “Our holeshots and speed are better, handling is class-leading and we go through the bumps with a clear advantage.”

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Next Up: Team Arctic returns for round three of the ISOC National Tour January 9-11, 2009, at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minn.

Arctic Cat Dominates in Duluth

Team Arctic's Tucker HibbertDuluth, MN (Nov. 30) – Four out of 10 class victories, 13 podium positions, a bulletproof Sno Pro race sled and breakout performances by several racers made the point loud and clear to the crowd of 36,000 at the ISOC Duluth National Snocross that Team Arctic was a force to be reckoned with.

Monster Energy/Arctic Cat phenom Tucker Hibbert led the charge by dominating Pro Super Stock and Pro Open classes en route to his 39th and 40th career victories.

Joining Hibbert on the podium were Team Arctic’s Ryan Simons, whose 2nd and 3rd place finishes in Pro Open and Pro Stock were career-best finishes, making him a leading contender for a championship title.

Cory Davis returned to Team Arctic with an emotional 2nd place in Semi Pro Super Stock. Joining him as a serious class title contender was Christian Salemark, who finished 3rd in Semi Pro Open and 4th in Semi Super Stock.

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