Team Arctic: Legend of the Bad River Massacre

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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.”

See Full Results Here:  www.isocracing.com

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

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6 Comments

  1. Ron Shaw
    Posted December 17, 2008 at 2:38 PM | Permalink | Reply

    Great Job! Everyone is to be complimented! Keep up the good work and GO Arctic Cat!

    Best Wishes Always,

    Ron
    M8 PowderBoon

  2. AKCAT
    Posted December 17, 2008 at 3:08 PM | Permalink | Reply

    Glad to see team green dominating again in snowcross!!!!

  3. Fred
    Posted December 17, 2008 at 3:56 PM | Permalink | Reply

    Wow!!!

  4. Posted December 18, 2008 at 12:57 PM | Permalink | Reply

    Congratulations Team Arctic and racers!

    In the late 90’s, Team Arctic absolutely dominated.

    Team Arctic literally crushed all opposition. Everyone else was racing for 2nd place!

    Domination is back!

    Awesome sled, wish I could fly one some time.

  5. cchase
    Posted December 18, 2008 at 2:32 PM | Permalink | Reply

    I really think its awesome to see such domination, I have been riding for 5 short years in betwwen going to Iraq and Afghanistan, all I could think of while I was deployed each time was—I miss the snow and my Artic Cat!!!!
    Artic Cat Rules….
    I look forward to seeing a competition some day.

  6. jerry bernal
    Posted December 18, 2008 at 7:43 PM | Permalink | Reply

    I had the pleasure of meeting Tucker and his dad at their test session in the Black Hills this fall. They are a “class act”. Gentlemen and Ambassadors. That young man can RIDE! Hope to see them here again!

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