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TEAM ARCTIC ROLLS OVER THE COMPETITION AT THE 2014-2015 ISOC SNOCROSS NATIONAL IN FARGO, ND

Tucker 2014 Fargo

Team Arctic rolled into Fargo, ND, for the second stop of the 2014-2015 ISOC National Snocross tour, and then rolled over the competition just like they did at the season opener. When the last checkered flag dropped, Team Arctic once again stood atop with victory in 9 of 15 classes, and with 18 of 45 possible podium finishes.

Once again it was Tucker Hibbert leading the charge in the premier Pro Open class, handily winning both nights to score his 98th and 99th career Pro victories. David Joanis and Logan Christian of the Christian Brothers Racing team scored their best finishes of the young season, taking third and fourth in the Friday night show and staying in the thick of the points battle.

Dan Benham and Montana Jess have emerged as the top talent in the Sport division, with each scoring a win on the mighty ZR6000R SX in the ProCross chassis. Trent Wittwer joined Hibbert as the only other double winner at Fargo, taking both Amateur #1 and Amateur #2 finals on his ZR6000R SX. Other class winners for Team Arctic included Brandon Lind in Junior 14-15; Ryley Bester who led a Cat-sweep of the podium in Junior Novice 10-13; and Anson Scheele who also led a podium sweep in Transition 8-12.

“We are impressed and proud of the team’s success in all the Sport, Amateur and all the youth classes, said Mike Kloety, Team Arctic Race Manager. “It highlights their tremendous talent, fantastic team support as well as the capability of our stock ZR snocross sled. Especially considering the vastly different track, snow and temperature conditions that we saw compared to the first race at Duluth. Matched with the lock that Tucker has on victory in the Pro Open class, it’s clear that Team Arctic is on a winning roll.”

The next stop on the 2015 ISOC National tour is Jan. 9-10, 2015, at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, MN.

2014 Fargo Results

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ONE SNOCROSS GOLD AND 17 CROSS-COUNTRY WINS FOR TEAM ARCTIC

Photo by John Hanson

Photo by John Hanson

 

Team Arctic terrain racers struck gold again, winning the snocross at the ESPN Winter X Games in Aspen, Colo., and taking 17 class wins at the USXC cross-country in Oslo, Minn. The X Games snocross gold once again belonged to Team Arctic/Monster Energy pro Tucker Hibbert, the winningest snocross racer in history and the first X Games athlete to win seven back-to-back gold medals. Hibbert dominated the snocross event from start to finish, winning by 13 seconds over second place to claim his eighth career gold and 12th career medal at the prestigious event.

“To win the X Games gold medal seven years in a row is an accomplishment that’s beyond words,” said Mike Kloety, Team Arctic Race Manager. “Tucker and his team dedicate themselves to winning this race, with untold hours of testing and practice. Tucker’s wins have elevated the sport of snocross while making him a genuine living legend among action sports athletes.”

Kloety also added, “In addition to winning gold at the ESPN X Games, Team Arctic placed four other pros in the snocross final with Dave Joanis, Cody Thomsen, Mike Bauer and Logan Christian. Chris Heppding took sixth in the Snocross Adaptive final; Cory Davis finished second in the Long Jump and sixth in Freestyle; and Willie Elam took seventh in freestyle.”

Team Arctic cross-country racers delivered their own gold medal-winning weekend, capturing the win in 17 of 21 finals at the first ditch event of the season in USXC. Zach Herfindahl led the victory march with a solid win in the Pro Stock class. After suffering a DNF while leading the Pro Open final – the result of a rock puncturing his sled’s heat exchanger – Herfindahl raced the stock class on the sled of his Christian Brothers Racing teammate Ryan Simons. Simons finished second in the Open class and would have been in contention to win the Stock class had he not graciously offered his sled to Herfindahl, who leads the point chase.

Timmy Kallock waited for the ditch races to start his season, and it paid off with his sweep of the Semi Pro Stock and Improved classes. Other double winners included Jon Arneson (Super Stock and Masters 40 Plus) and Hunter Houle (Sport 85 and Junior 14-17). Team Arctic racers swept eight class podiums while garnering 43 of 63 possible podium places.

“The first multi-terrain race of the season is always exciting, you don’t really know what to expect. It was good to see some new names at the front of the pack, as well as those names we’ve seen there all year. Oslo proved that Arctic Cat’s snowmobiles and racers are as good in the rough ditch as they are on the lake courses,” said Kloety. “The team will be ready for the I-500 beginning Feb. 6.”

USXC Willmar 2014

FIFTEEN CLASS WINS IN WILLMAR FOR TEAM ARCTIC CROSS-COUNTRY

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Photo by Arcticinsider.com

Team Arctic racers delivered another powerful performance at the third round of the USXC cross-country series in Willmar, Minn., winning 13 classes and capturing 39 out of 60 podium positions.

Team Arctic/Christian Brothers Racing Pro Brian Dick once again topped the premier category, winning the Pro Open class and finishing second in Pro Stock. Teammate Zach Herfindahl took third in the Open while Wes Selby finished third in the Stock final. Along with Chad Lian and Jordan Torgerson, Team Arctic racers took five of the top-10 positions in the Open class.

There was even greater Team Green domination in the other class finals at Willmar. Lance Efteland led a podium sweep of the Semi Pro Improved class while both Chase Nordstrom and Gary Tintes each captured two wins in their respective classes. John Koch and Ean Voigt each came close to scoring two wins, and Jolene Bute returned to win the Women’s class for the second event in a row.

“Willmar was another great showing for our racers and teams,” said Mike Kloety, Team Arctic Race Manager. “Of course we want to win all of the classes, especially the premier Pro and Semi Pro events. And we’ve accomplished that at every race this season, so another brand winning one or two illustrates the difficulty of staying out front each week. There are no easy victories and when our racers don’t win it makes everyone work harder.

“Willmar was the last lake-ice race of the season in USXC. Now that we move into the ditches and terrain we’ll see some more great battles.”

While the National snocross tour was on break for the upcoming X Games, a CSRA regional snocross in Stadacona, Quebec, proved the perfect opportunity for Team Arctic pro racers to claim some hardware, with Corey Watkinson winning Pro Open, Angela Vachino taking two Pro Women finals, and Billy Turning capturing the Pro Lite win.

The next USXC event is Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, in Oslo, Minn. The ESPN X Games is Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 in Aspen, Colo.

Willmar Results 1-22-14

Team Arctic Triumphant at USXC Cross-Country Opener on Pine Lake

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Photo by Arcticinsider.com

Questions were answered about which snowmobile brand would start the cross-country race season on top. Continue reading

Team Arctic Conquers Duluth Snocross with 9 Victories

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Photo by ArcticInsider.com

Tucker Hibbert delivered a historic performance in Duluth, Minn., leading a Team Arctic charge that dominated the first ISOC National Snocross race of the season and left the competition seeing green. Continue reading

Season of Championship Titles for Team Arctic in 2012-2013

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As the last checkered flag dropped on the 2012-2013 snowmobile racing season, Team Arctic racers upheld the tradition of claiming the most high-point championship titles in the sport’s most prestigious circuits. Continue reading

Team Arctic Wins the USXC Seven Clans Casino I-500 Cross-Country

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Photo by ArcticInsider.com

Ryan Simons Captures I-500 Victory; Tucker Hibbert Sweeps Michigan ISOC Snocross; Six Wins in RMSHA Hillclimb

Team Arctic racers and crews continued the magnificent history and tradition of the I-500 cross-country snowmobile race, capturing 13 wins in 16 classes including victory by Ryan Simons in the prestigious Pro 600 event. The three-day, 500-mile cross-country event in Thief River Falls proved both challenging and reflective of history, with rugged ditch and winding rivers testing the fortitude and speed of racers and machines.

Racing for the Christian Brothers Racing team, Ryan Simons delivered a blistering pace, setting the fastest time each of the three days en route to his first win in the I-500. Team Arctic’s Cody Kallock notched his first I-500 podium finish in the Pro 600 class, taking third, with Wes Selby, Cole Nymann, Nathan Moritz and Jordan Torgerson rounding out the top-10.

Numerous stand-out performances highlighted this year’s I-500, including Cole Nymann winning the Semi Pro 600 class with seven Team Arctic teammates in the top-10; and Mason Kallock leading a Team Arctic top-10 sweep of the first-ever Junior 12-17 class to conquer the famous event.

Race Manager Mike Kloety reflected on the success of the team while acknowledging the disappointment that always affects racers who weren’t able to finish: “Winning 13 of 16 classes in the I-500 highlights Arctic Cat’s commitment to build the best snowmobiles in the world as well as the dedication of our great team of riders and crews. Yet it’s also true that there’s room for improvement. What we learn with the ProCross Sno Pro race sleds is used to improve both our race and consumer snowmobiles.”

While Team Green racers cleaned up at the I-500, Team Arctic/Monster Energy sensation Tucker Hibbert swept the Pro Open finals at the ISOC National Snocross race in Traverse City, Mich., claiming his sixth and seventh wins (out of 10 finals) already this season. Hibbert went undefeated in his heats and finals to continue his class domination aboard the ProCross Sno Pro 600. Josh Zelinski, Carson Alread and Cora Hauger also notched class wins for Team Arctic in Traverse City.

And at the first Rocky Mountain Hillclimb event of the season in Montpelier, Idaho, Team Arctic’s Mountain Team scored six wins. Congratulations to all Team Arctic racers on another successful weekend of racing.

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Gold Medal Wins for Team Arctic in Snocross and Cross-Country

Photo by John Hanson

Photo by John Hanson

It was a gold-medal weekend for Team Arctic Racing, with emphatic wins by Tucker Hibbert at the ESPN X Games and another dominating performance by the team in USXC cross-country.

Hibbert’s historic seventh gold was also his sixth in a row, the first X Games athlete to achieve this feat. When the then-15-year-old catapult himself into the world spotlight by winning his first X Games gold in the year 2000, it was clear that Hibbert was destined for further snocross greatness. Including his seven gold medals, Hibbert has won 11 medals in his X Games career.

Team Arctic racers Derek Ellis and Logan Christian earned eighth and 14th finishes in the Snocross final; Cory Davis took a silver medal in Speed & Style, a fourth in Best Trick and fifth in Freestyle; and Chris Heppding scored seventh in Snocross Adaptive.

Photo by ArcticInsider

Photo by ArcticInsider

For the first time this season in the USXC cross-country circuit, racers moved off of the lakes and onto ditch and river at the Oslo Merchants 100 in Oslo, Minn. The racers and their Arctic Cat Sno Pro 600 and Sno Pro 500 machines proved equally dominant in the rough conditions, scoring wins in 17 of 20 classes including eight podium sweeps.

For the second time this season, Team Arctic Cat/Christian Brothers Racing champion Ryan Simons swept the Pro 600 and Pro Open classes at a single event, with his teammates Zach Herfindahl and Brian Dick taking second and third in the stock final. With help from pro teammates Wes Selby and Cody Kallock, Team Arctic took five of the top-10 places in both Pro events.

“It was another great weekend for Team Arctic,” commented Race Manager Mike Kloety. “Tucker’s dominant performance at the X Games highlights the effort he and his team put into that event. And our success at the Oslo cross-country proves that our ProCross sleds are every bit as dominant in the rough stuff as they are on the lakes.”

The next national events for Team Arctic are the ISOC snocross race      in Deadwood, S.D., Feb. 1-2, and the USXC I-500 in Thief River Falls   Feb. 7-9.

Olso CC Results