Monthly Archives: March 2010

Team Arctic Wins Four Snocross Championships

ISOC Semi Pro Championships Awarded to Thomsen and Christian at Lake Geneva

Team Arctic racers and crew put a wrap on the 2009-10 ISOC National snocross season at the Nielsen Enterprises Grand Finale in Lake Geneva, Wis. And with it came a wrap on one class victory and four class championships, ending yet another winning season in National-level snocross.

The win came in the ultra-competitive Semi Pro Open final, where Factory Team rider Cody Thomsen held off Logan Christian for the victory, and for the season championship.

Christian wasn’t too upset, because he nailed his own Championship highpoint title in Semi Pro Stock #2 class. Both racers are headed to the Pro class next year, which leaves the door wide open for Factory Team Arctic racer Kyle Pallin to preside over the class next season. Pallin left Geneva with two second-place finishes and the runner-up spot in Semi Pro Stock #1 points, leaving little doubt about where he’ll stand next year.

Other notable performances: Class champions Britt Anderson and Les Anderson; Dan Ebert’s fourth in Pro Stock; Cory Davis’ fifth in Pro Open; Carly Davis’ second overall in Pro Women; Karl Christian’s third in Pro Plus 35; and Andrew Carlson’s second in Sport Stock.

“We had another excellent snocross season, culminating in the Semi Pro titles for Cody and Logan,” said Mike Kloety, Team Arctic Race Manager.

He added, “Looking back, we scored wins at all but one National and multiple wins at most events, confirming the dedication of our racers and teams, as well as the strength of our Sno Pro 600 race sled. This strong finish to the season will translate into winning momentum for next year.”

10 Wins and 14 Championships for Team Arctic

Cross-Country Domination in USCC; Top Finishes at ISOC Hayward Snocross

Photo Courtesy Tyler Mathwich

Team Arctic cross-country racers concluded their remarkable season at the USCC Warroad 100 in Warroad, Minn., winning 10 classes and taking 14 of 18 class championship titles to rewrite what “terrain domination” truly means.

From top-to-bottom and everywhere in between, Team Arctic racers, crew and Sno Pro race sleds left no doubt about which brand owns the rugged terrain that defines cross-country competition. The championship points tell the story:

Arctic Cat engineer/racer Brian Dick led a top-four sweep (and seven of the top-10) of the Pro 600 points, while his teammate D.J. Ekre took his second consecutive Pro Open championship. Team Arctic notched seven of the top-10 in Semi Pro 600, the top-12 positions in Expert 85, the top-25 in Sport 85 and the top-19 in Junior class points.

“I’ve had the fortune of witnessing Team Arctic dominate cross-country for nearly two decades, but I’ve never seen anything like this season,” said Mike Kloety, Team Arctic Race Manager. “On behalf of everyone at Arctic Cat, I’d like to congratulate everyone who raced on our team this season, with a special nod to the 14 class champions.”

As Team Arctic’s cross-country contingent crushed the competition in Warroad, the snocrossers delivered a solid performance at the ISOC Hayward 300 National in Wisconsin, notching eight podium finishes.

Team Arctic snocross racers will compete in the final round of the ISOC National Series at Nielsen Enterprises event in Lake Geneva, Wis., March 19-21. Team Arctic Hillclimb racers will compete at the Wisdom, Mont., RMSHA event.

Team Arctic Shows No Mercy at USCC Munising 300

13 Wins in 18 Classes plus Nine Podium Sweeps

In a familiar story line this season, Team Arctic racers showed no mercy at the USCC Munising 300 in Munising, Mich., thoroughly drubbing the competition with 13 class wins and nine 1-2-3 podium sweeps.

Racing with a newfound confidence from having won the previous two races, Arctic Cat engineer Brian Dick kept his streak going by taking the Pro 600 class in convincing fashion and establishing himself as the most likely candidate for the season championship. Dick’s teammate D.J. Ekre once again finished second, with these two leading a Team Arctic Sweep of the top-six finishers.

Dick led an all-out onslaught for the Christian Bros. Racing team. Taking a break from snocross, Cory Davis won the Pro Open class ahead of teammates Ekre and Dick, while Logan Christian won Semi Pro 600 and Semi Pro Improved. Not to be outdone, CBR’s Zach Pattyn won both Expert 85 classes, giving the team six victories for the weekend.

Other statistics underline Team Arctic’s utter dominance of USCC cross-country at Munising: Winning 35 of 18 classes, taking the top-eight in Expert 85, the top-nine in Sport 85 and the top-10 in Jr. 14-17.

Makes you question if the other brands even showed up? (They did, but left deflated and dejected from suffering another beating.)

“Every week in USCC cross-country, our drivers, teams and sleds prove absolutely dominant,” said Team Manager Mike Kloety. “We have a winning history in cross-country, and what’s happening this season in USCC is fueling that legend.”

This weekend also marked the conclusion of the Alaskan Irondog cross-country, and though Team Arctic didn’t win it this year, our teams took second through fourth – with Doug Dixen and Stephen Spence taking second followed by Brad Helwig and Eric Quam in third – all aboard F6 Sno Pros. Congratulations to everyone who competed in this historic venue.

This next weekend Team Arctic racers will compete in the USCC Warroad (Minn.) 200 and the ISOC National in Hayward, Wis.