Press Release –
As the ISOC Championship Snocross Series began its Eastern swing, Team Arctic racers showed once again they are the class of the field by winning finals and filling podiums.
Highlighting the show were Cory Davis and Cody Thomsen, both of whom delivered rare double-wins in their respective classes at the Arctic Cat Eastern Nationals in Farmington, N.Y.
Davis did his magic double in Semi Pro Super Stock and Open. Bolstered by the confidence earned from winning a class the prior weekend, Davis (of Soldotna, Alaska) attacked the Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack track like he was on mission.
In both finals he worked his way through traffic on a course shortened due to weather, then checked out with convincing margins to win big.
Davis’ teammate Dan Ebert of Lake Shore, Minn., was equally impressive, having led the Semi Pro Open final momentarily until he was taken out by a competitor.
Sitting in seventh after the melee, Ebert charged through the pack and brought the crowd to its feet en route to an impressive third place finish. Ebert also took a strong fourth in the Stock final and remains in contention with Davis for the class championship.
For the second time this season, Nisswa, Minnesota’s Cody Thomsen did his own double-dance in the two Sport Super Stock finals. Kurt Heiser of Wind Lake, Wis., made the trek out East to take second in the Sport Super Stock #1 final.
With Tucker Hibbert ending his season the week prior, a cadre of Team Arctic pros proved their ready to assume control of the premier class. For the third race in a row, Garth Kaufman put himself on the podium, this time with a strong second in Pro Stock and a fourth in Pro Open.
After struggling with bad luck for a couple races, Ryan Simons returned to the podium with second in Pro Open. Likewise, Brett Turcotte and Matt Piche deliver top-10 finishes to remain in hunt for the class championships.
“It gives us great satisfaction to go out East and win races like we did,” said Team Arctic Race Manager, Mike Kloety. “We’ve worked extra hard to improve our strength in this area, and our mechanics Russ Ebert, Corey Berberich, Brian “Hector” Olson and Steve Houle from Speedwerx gave a huge effort to help the Eastern racers who came to the event.
I’m sure it will pay off at the regional events there later this season, as well as attracting future racer prospects.”
The next race in the ISOC Championship Series is Feb. 20-22 in Valcourt, Quebec. See www.isocracing.com for more information.