Polaris cross-country snowmobile racers Taylor Bunke (Bunke Racing) won two classes and Aaron Christensen (AC Racing) took second in two Pro classes at the USXC’s Devils Lake 250, Jan. 9-10 in Devils Lake, North Dakota.
Taylor Bunke won the Semi-Pro 600 class while fellow Polaris racers Alex Hetteen (Hayford Racing) finished third and Dan Revering took eighth.
Bunke also won the I-500 class and Hetteen finished second, which bodes well for their prospects in the Feb. 10-13 Seven Clans Winnipeg to Willmar 500. Polaris racer Ron Bestul finished 10th in the class at Devils Lake.
Aaron Christensen finished second in the USXC’s two premier Pro classes, Pro Open and Pro 600.
Jill Tangen (Hayford Racing) won the Women’s class at Devils Lake, where windchills were -15 F and colder throughout the weekend. Polaris racers who earned podium spots in the Sport classes were Jeff Hayford (Hayford Racing), who finished third in Sport 600 Open, and Dan Herberg, who took second in the Sport 600 Stock class.
The Devils Lake event was the second of five straight weekends of USXC racing, after which there will be one free weekend prior to the I-500 that starts in Winnipeg, Manitoba on Feb. 10. The next race on the USXC schedule is the Grafton 100 on Jan. 16 in Grafton, N.D.