Monthly Archives: April 2010

Team Arctic Wins 8 Classes at Beaver Mountain Hillclimb

Two King Titles and Five Class Championship Titles to Close RMSHA Season


Team Arctic hillclimbers put an exclamation point on another dominating season of RMSHA racing with an outstanding performance at Beaver Mountain in Logan, Utah, taking eight class victories, two King titles and five season high point titles.

As has been the case all season, Team Arctic showed their depth at Beaver Mountain, with six different class winners that ranged from Juniors to Open Mod, from the M6 to the M8 HCR.

Les Keller put his M8 on top of the 1000 Stock class, and then went one better by taking the Stock King title ahead of the other class winners. Amy Zollinger delivered another stunning performance, winning all three Women’s classes and taking the championship title in each. And Bryant Ropelato took Semi Pro Stock win and the King title, beating all Improved and Mod class winners in the process.

“It’s great to end the hillclimb season with eight class victories and two King titles,” said Mike Kloety, Team Arctic Race Manager. “Our racers go into the off-season confident that they have the best equipment to match their top talent and determination. And we’ll spend the next months incorporating what we’ve learned into the Team Arctic Hillclimb program to build upon its success.”

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Team Arctic Wins 11 Classes at Pebble Creek

Complete Class Domination in RMSHA Hillclimb Competition

Fresh off winning 9 World Championship titles at Jackson Hole, Team Arctic hillclimbers delivered an encore performance at the RMSHA Pebble Creek race in Pocatello, Idaho, winning 11 of 22 class finals and taking the Improved King title.

Once again, the potency of the M Series line of snowmobiles proved decisive in the battle for the high country, accounting for wins in the 600, 800 and Open categories, including the all-important 800 stock class. Coupled with wins in the Junior, Semi Pro, Women’s and Pro men’s classes, it was comprehensive crushing of the competition by Team Green.

Ten different Team Arctic Racers scored wins, with Sid Archibald taking two class wins and Scott Cheeney winning both a class and the Improved King title. The Zollinger family continued their winning ways at Pebble Creek, with Nate, Tony and Amy scoring one win each.

“Our racers have worked hard all season, and it’s paid off with two dominant performances in the past two weeks,” said Mike Kloety, Team Arctic Race Manager. “When we win half of the class finals and put 15 different racers on the podium, you know our racers and M Series sleds are the best in the world.”

Ten World Championship Titles for Team Arctic

World Domination in Snocross and Hillclimb

If there was any doubt about which snowmobile was the world’s best, Team Arctic snocross and hillclimb racers answered by winning a combined 10 World Championship titles and taking 29 podium positions.

At the FIM Snocross World Championship in Mala, Sweden, Team Arctic’s Tucker Hibbert won his first-ever World title in convincing fashion, going 1-1-2 in the round-robin format finals. Just as impressive was the history-making Team Arctic podium sweep, with Sweden’s Johan Lidman taking second and Alaska’s Cory Davis taking third.

On this side of the pond, Team Arctic hillclimbers applied their skill with the incredible climbing ability of the M Series snowmobiles to win nine classes at the Jackson Hole (Wyoming) World Championships, including two King of the Mountain titles.

Highlighting Arctic Cat’s strength in all engine categories, Team Arctic racers scored wins in the 600, 700, 800 and Open classes to once again confirm that M Series Mountain sleds are best-in-class.

“Winning 10 World Championship titles in a single weekend is a huge accomplishment for Team Arctic,” said Mike Kloety, race manager. “Sweeping the podium in Sweden put an exclamation mark on another winning season of snocross.

“Taking nine hillclimb World Championship titles across the full spectrum of classes confirms the strength of our racers and crews, the hard work of Al Shimpa our hillclimb coordinator, and the performance of our machines.”