Press Release –
Crushing the Competition in USCC Cross-Country
It was a weekend that will go down as one of the greatest in Team Arctic history.
With two USCC cross-country races on tap, Team Arctic racers went on a winning spree that might never again be equaled: taking 15 of 18 class victories in Grand Forks and 14 of 18 wins in Fargo.
Add a class win at the ISOC National snocross in New Hampshire, and this Valentine weekend was a victory love-fest of epic proportions.
Cross-country Pro racer and Arctic Cat engineer Brian Dick delivered an all-star performance, winning the Pro 600 class at both events, plus taking a first and second in the Pro Open classes, his teammate D.J. Ekre squeaking past for the Open win and three more podium finishes.
With three-of-four Semi Pro class victories, the top-9 in both Expert 85 classes and a Team Arctic podium sweep of 14 classes over the weekend, it’s never been more apparent that Arctic Cat owns cross-country racing.
“Our commitment to win in the most demanding terrain is unmatched and our Sno Pro 600 and 500s are the perfect sleds to win with,” said Mike Kloety, Team Arctic Race Manager.
He added, “Brian taking three of four Pro classes is a huge step for him. Teams like Brother’s Motorsports Racing have brought massive support and winning results. And our individual racers and crew members have reinvigorated the sport’s truest form of competition while completely dominating it.”
While the cross-country team swept the North Dakota rounds of the USCC schedule, Team Arctic snocross racers rolled into the ISOC New England Nationals in Salem, NH, where Factory Team pilot Kyle Pallin took his second Semi Pro Stock victory in two weeks.
Pallin’s win was bolstered by the podium finishes of Logan Christian in Semi Pro Stock and Open, as well as Cory Davis’ third in Pro Open.
“Nineteen podium finishes in snocross coupled with 30 total victories is a weekend that might never be matched by a single team,” said Kloety.
The next ISOC National snocross race is Feb. 19-21 in Sarnia, Ontario, while USCC cross-country resumes Feb. 27-28 in Munising, Michigan.