It was a stunning show of force for Team Arctic racers on a cold and wintery January weekend as they dominated the ranks at the ISOC Canterbury snocross in Shakopee, Minn., and the USXC cross-country in Devil’s Lake, ND.
It was nine wins out of 17 classes – including 25 of 51 podium positions – at the Canterbury snocross, while the cross-country corps delivered 16 wins in 20 classes and 40 out of 60 podium positions.
Tucker Hibbert raced a perfect weekend at Canterbury, winning both Pro Open finals with another powerful display of speed and skill on a very technical course.
Racing out of the Factory Team Arctic trailer, 17-year-old Dan Benham captured his first win in Pro Lite #2 in his freshman year in the class while current points leader, Montana Jess, finished right behind Dan in 2nd. Eddie Neubaur was another first-time winner, taking the honors in Sport #1.
Ryley Bester once again delivered an outstanding performance, staying perfect for the season in the Jr. 14-15 and Jr. 16-17 classes. Eric Downs took yet another win this season in Jr. 10-13; Taven Woodie captured her third win of the season in Jr. Girls 9-13; and Anson Scheele led a Team Arctic sweep of the Transition 8-12 final.
On a rough and windblown Devil’s Lake cross-country ditch race course, Team Arctic’s Wes Selby swept both Pro classes with teammate Zach Herfindahl taking a pair of thirds.
Other double-winners included Matt Feil in Sport and Hunter Houle in Expert 85. Additional Team Green class winners included Ryan Trout, Ryan Weidemann, David Brown, Garet Grzadzielewski, Marissa Kallock, Paul Brown, Dylan Herman, Kevin Murphy and Paul Sillerud. Team Arctic racers were so dominant at Devil’s Lake that they swept seven class podiums en route to the 16 class wins and 40 podium positions weekend.
“This was one of those weekends that we’ll savor for years to come,” said Mike Kloety, Team Arctic Race Manager. “Sweeping all the Pro classes in both venues, plus winning more than half the snocross finals and 80% of the cross-country classes aboard our ZR 6000R and ZR 4000RR snowmobiles proves the talent of our riders, the dedication of their crews and the performance of our snowmobiles. Our entire company is extremely proud of all our racers.”
The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat and Motorfist brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol ACAT.
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