Press Release –
Three races into the ISOC National Tour and the competition is still singing the Boy Scouts blues, thanks to another series of crushing wins by Team Arctic racers and crews.
This time it was at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minn., where record spectator attendance witnessed Team Green win both Pro classes, Pro Women and Semi-Pro Open, along with podium finishes in nearly every class.
“Our racers continue to prove their excellence in the highest level of national snocross racing,” said Mike Kloety, Team Arctic Race Manager. “With four wins in the top classes and a point lead in six classes, Canterbury was another hugely successful weekend for our team.”
Once again Tucker Hibbert delivered a mind-boggling, stand-out performance, winning every heat race and both Pro Super Stock and Pro Open finals by convincing margins. The Goodridge, Minn., phenom hasn’t lost a race all season, going six-for-six to absolutely dominate the three National events so far.
Joining Hibbert on the podium in the Pro classes were two racers whose stock are going straight up: Garth Kaufman and Brett Turcotte. Kaufman, of Boise, Idaho, threw down a series of blistering laps in the middle of the Pro Stock final to finish second and his first podium of the season. Turcotte (Clearwater, British Columbia) was equally impressive in Pro Open, turning his first podium-placing of the season with a strong second.
Carly Davis in another undefeated Pro in National competition following another convincing win in the Pro Women class at Canterbury. Davis (Soldotna, Alaska) led a Team Arctic sweep of the top-four, with J.C. Hupe, April Moritz and Taylor Carlson taking second-through-fourth respectively.
Dan Ebert continued his remarkable season in Semi Pro by winning the Open class and finishing second in Semi Pro Super Stock at Canterbury. After missing the opening round in Duluth due to a hand injury, Ebert (Lake Shore, Minn.) has won a class at each National as well as notching top finishes in USCC cross-country races on “off” weekends.
While there was much to celebrate at the Canterbury National, injuries took their toll on two Team Arctic racers. Swedish star Christian Salemark was impacted by another racer on the first lap of the Semi Pro Super Stock final, which effectively took him out of that and the Open class final. His bruises should heal quickly, and he’ll likely return for the next National to defend his Open class point lead.
Logan Christian faces a longer road to recovery, following a last lap crash and subsequent impact from another racer that resulted in a broken collar bone, ribs and internal bleeding.
“Logan suffered a nasty incident, but he’s going to be okay and hopefully return by the end of the season,” said Kloety. “The Christian Bros. Racing team had a real roller-coaster weekend, with excellent finishes by Davis, Turcotte and Kaufman tempered by Logan’s injuries.”
The next snocross race is the ESPN Winter X Games in Aspen, Colo., Jan. 22-25, followed by the next ISOC National in Brainerd, Minn., Feb. 6-8.
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