March Madness: Team Arctic Takes 17 Wins in Snocross and Cross-Country

Davis, Ebert, Christian and Thomsen Lead the Charge

March came in like a lion for the Team Arctic terrain program, with its cross-country corps riding roughshod over the competition at the USCC Munising 300 while the snocross contingent roared at the ISOC regional in Hill City, Minn. All totaled, Team Arctic notched 17 wins in two races during the weekend.

Two of the cross-country wins came from standout Semi Pro snocrosser Cory Davis at the two-day, 300-mile event in Munising, Mich. Looking to avenge an unsatisfactory experience at his first-ever cross-country race earlier this season, Davis (of Soldotna, Alaska) returned to his second USCC event intent on winning. And win he did, turning in the fastest times each day in the Pro 600, and in the second day of Pro Open, to take convincing victories in both classes.

When the times were tallied, the highest finishing Polaris (Gabe Bunke, fourth) was 15 minutes off Davis’s pace, while the highest finishing Ski-Doo (Bryan Dyrdahl, fifth) was 17 minutes back.

“The Munising course was easily the most brutal of any race this season,” said Team Arctic Team Manager Mike Kloety. “Eight feet of snow on the ground meant the holes got six feet deep throughout the 14-mile course. That was perfect conditions for Cory and our Sno Pro 600 race sled.”

Team Arctic racer and engineer Brian Dick (of Thief River Falls) backed up Davis with second place in both classes, while Ryan Huston and D.J. Ekre’s third place finishes culminated in a podium sweep of both classes. Five additional individual class wins meant Munising was another huge success for Team Green.

Another display of domination marked the ISOC regional event at Quadna Mountain, where Team Arctic racers combined for 10 class wins and multiple podium sweeps.

Dan Ebert of Lake Shore, Minn., continued his amazing season with two class victories at Quadna. A Semi Pro racer on the National circuit, Ebert jumps into the Pro ranks at Regional events and, despite strong pressure from teammate Carl Schubitzke, cruised to an impressive double win.

Even without Ebert, the Semi Pro finals were an all-Arctic Cat affair. Another class-jumper, Cody Thomsen of Nisswa, Minn., proved he’s ready for prime time with a win in the Semi Pro Open that stacked five Cats in the top five. Logan Christian of Fertile, Minn., returned the favor by winning both Semi Pro Stock #1 and #2 finals, leading a Cat podium sweep of both classes.

“Our racers are firing on all cylinders right now,” said Team Arctic mechanic/engineer Russ Ebert. “With 10 class wins and filling up the podium positions in most classes, Quadna was an impressive display for our guys and gals.”

The next race on the USCC calendar is in Warroad, Minn., on March 15 (see www.usccracing.com). The next race for most Team Arctic snocross racers is the ISOC National Snocross Series in Hayward, Wis., March 6-8 (see www.isocracing.com for more info).

Team Arctic Results from the USCC Munising 300
Pro 600
1. Cory Davis
2. Brian Dick
3. Ryan Huston

Pro Open
1. Cory Davis
2. Brian Dick
3. D.J. Ekre

Semi Pro Improved
3. Spencer Fett

Vet 30
2. Chad Lian

Masters 40
1. Jon Arneson

Legends 50 Plus
3. Doug Oster

Sport 85
3. Timmy Kallock

Fan 600
2. Justin Morken

Amateur 600
2. Adam Brandt
3. Erik Bute

Junior 10-13
1. Adam Mach
3. Tanner Russell

Junior 14-17
1. Zak Mason
2. Justin Morken
3. Timmy Kallock

Amateur Improved
1. Adam Brandt
3. Erik Bute

120 Stock
1. Sara Larson
2. Emily Morken
3. Seth Carey

120 Improved
1. Sara Larson

Team Arctic Results from ISOC Hill City Regional Snocross

Pro Open
1. Dan Ebert
2. Carl Schubitzke

Pro Super Stock
1. Dan Ebert
3. Carl Schubitzke

Pro-Am 30 Plus Stock
1. Karl Christian

Pro-Am Women Stock
1. Carly Davis
2. April Moritz

Semi Pro Open
1. Cody Thomsen
2. Matt Pichner
3. Logan Christian
4. Dusty Miller
5. Devin Bertoch

Semi Pro Stock #1
1. Logan Christian
2. Cody Thomsen
3. Dusty Miller

Semi Pro Stock #2
1. Logan Christian
2. Devin Bertoch
3. Matt Pichner
4. Nathan Moritz
5. Levi Tipcke

Sport Super Stock #1
2. Carly Davis
3. Nathan Baer

Sport Super Stock #2
2. Nathan Baer

Novice Super Stock
1. Nick Patterson
3. Drew Cook

Plus 30
2. Chris Carlson

Plus 40
1. Chris Carlson
3. Les Anderson

Junior 14-15 #1
2. Wesley Sweeney

Junior 14-15 #2
1. Wesley Sweeney
3. Nick Patterson

Junior Novice 10-14
2. Evan Romu

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