Press Release –
Stock, Improved or Modified… It didn’t matter what class was being contested at the RMSHA Bear Lake Hillclimb in Monpelier, Idaho, a Team Arctic racer was likely on top.
All totaled, Team Arctic racers scored eight wins and several sweeps at the third race of the Rocky Mountain Snowmobile Hillclimb Association season.
David McClure delivered one of the standout performances of the weekend. Piloting the all-new Arctic Cat M8 HCR in the Stock 800 class, McClure scorched his run up the mountain to claim a huge win. Finishing second (and also on an HCR) was Todd Tupper of Hailey, Idaho.
McClure, of Swan Valley, Idaho, also put his stamp on the Pro 600 Improved Stock class, where he led an Arctic Cat podium sweep with Cody Clawson and Jeremy Archibald in second and third.
“David McClure is a hard-working, hard-charging rider who put it all together for us at Bear Lake,” said Al Shimpa, Team Arctic Hillclimb Coordinator. “You could tell from his first run up the mountain that he was going to win some races. The same was true for many of our racers.”
The racers negotiated a tough course that had snow, exposed rocks, brush and the usual assortment of deep holes, gaining about 1,500 vertical feet with times hovering around one minute.
Ty Free of Bozeman, Montana, had the power and talent to top the Pro 1000 Improved Stock class as well as take third in the Pro 800 Improved class.
The renowned Zollinger-family name enjoyed ample time atop the victory podium at Bear Lake. Nathan Zollinger of Nibley, Utah, got it started by leading an Arctic Cat sweep of Pro 600 Mod. Tony Zollinger of Avon, Utah, grabbed two podium finishes in Mod 700 and Mod 800, and Amy Zollinger (Providence, Utah) topped both Women’s Stock and Women’s Improved Stock finals.
Christy Frisby’s win in Women’s Modified made it a Team Arctic sweep of the Womens classes. And Parker Sampson of North Logan, Utah, led yet another Team Arctic sweep of the Juniors class.
“To win and sweep so many classes proves the talent and dedication of our riders, as well as the capability of our M Series snowmobiles,” said Shimpa. “We’ll apply what we learned this weekend to help all of our mountain racers at the next race.”
The next race on the RMSHA circuit is Feb. 28 – March 1 in Afton, Wyo. Go to www.rmsha.com for more information.
About Arctic Cat – Arctic Cat Inc., based in Thief River Falls, Minn., designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and snowmobiles under the Arctic Cat® brand name, as well as related parts, garments and accessories. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ National Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available on the Internet at www.arcticcat.com.