Team Arctic Triumphs at First-Ever Utah National

At the first-ever ISOC National snocross race at the Rio Tinto stadium in Sandy, Utah – and in front of 10,000 western racing fans – Team Arctic racers delivered a triumphant performance that included five class wins and multiple podium placings.

As he has done throughout his storied career, Tucker Hibbert led the charge with a wire-to-wire victory in Pro Stock. And for the second time this season, Factory Team Arctic racer Dan Ebert stood on the podium with an impressive third place finish, with newcomer Zach Pattyn taking fourth.

All amazing win streaks must eventually end, and in the Pro Open final Hibbert went from a third-place start to an uncharacteristic tip-over in the corner, finishing seventh and ending an undefeated streak that began halfway through the 2008 season. Cory Davis, who last week won the USCC cross-country opener, finished just off the box in fourth.

Factory Team Arctic Racer Cody Thomsen won the Semi Pro Open for the second time in three races, laying down lap times that suggest future forays into the Pro class will be met with success. Taking third in this ultra-competitive class was Willie Elam, who impressed everyone because it was his first year on an Arctic Cat and his first race of the season.

Semi Pro Stock #1 saw the return of Factory Team racer Kyle Pallin to the number two spot, while Semi Pro Stock #2 proved another great battle between Logan Christian and Thomsen for two of the podium positions.

Utah’s own Dakota Keller gave the hometown fans reason to cheer, nailing wins in both Jr. 14-15 and Jr. 16-17 finals. Notching the fifth Team Arctic win of the weekend was Shane St. John in the Expert 30-Plus class.

“We’re satisfied with the success we had in Utah,” remarked Mike Kloety, Team Arctic Race Manager. “Winning five finals is great. Just as important, guys like Willie Elam and Zach Pattyn had break-out finishes, while new names like Dakota Keller indicate a bright future for the team.”

The next race in the ISOC National Snocross Series is Jan. 22-23 in Shakopee, Minn. Go to ISOC for more information.

Team Arctic Results from the ISOC Western National in Sandy, Utah

Pro Stock

1. Tucker Hibbert

3. Dan Ebert

Semi Pro Open

1. Cody Thomsen

3. Willie Elam

4. Logan Christian

Semi Pro Stock #1

2. Kyle Pallin

Semi Pro Stock #2

2. Logan Christian

3. Cody Thomsen

Jr. 14-15

1. Dakota Keller

2. Dillon Thomas

Jr. 16-17

1. Dakota Keller

2. Matt Wenger


2. Austin Killham

3. Joel Long

Sport Stock #1

3. Scott Cheeney

Expert 30 Plus

1. Shane St. John


One Comment

  1. jill anway
    Posted January 15, 2010 at 1:48 PM | Permalink | Reply

    I would like to congraulate them all. I would like to thank Arctic Cat for delivering such an awesome machine. I ahve rode Cat since i was six years old and i’m fortyfive now keep producing awesome machines and i will continue to buy them and brag to my friends about how awesome they ride and perform. I would surely like to experience a race as i havew never done that. I wish there was a way to keep me posted where they race so maybe if there close enough i would surly go. I live and breath Arctic Cat and ther probably no body out there that is more passionate about Arctic Cat. I so passionate i even own shares in the company.
    Tim Anway

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