It’s been a great start to the USXC season with two exciting lemans ice races. This weekend, drivers head to Grafton, ND, for a 20 mile river and rough ditch racing course. The Grafton terrain will create a true cross country race with river and high speed ditch racing.
With careers progressing and new contests arising, the younger drivers are challenging the older, more experienced drivers making for exciting, close racing.
Drivers such as #62 Lance Efteland and #525 Dylan Stevens (Arctic Cat) have clinched the top spots in the Semi-Pro class, while #931 Cale Anseeuw (Yamaha) is sitting in first in the new I-500 class.
A very competitive #196 Craig Ritzinger (Ski Doo) is making the Semi-Pro and I-500 classes interesting, with all four brands placing in the top five positions of each event, thus far.
Polaris racers are back in contention, stronger than ever with the new, ultra-competitive Axys chassis. After two events, Polaris riders are holding six of the top 10 in Pro and four of top 10 in Open. With the new rule changes mandating the stock production class snowmobiles, all four brands are in contention to win in any given class.
The Grafton 100 is set to begin at 9am on January 17, with the start/finish line located at the Grafton City Green Area. Come out to support your favorite rider(s) as all classes will be running.
USXC would like to thank the Grafton Chamber of Commerce for sponsoring this year’s event and invite everyone out to enjoy another weekend of the best snowmobile racing in the country!
XC RACING; RACING AS IT’S MEANT TO BE.
USXC Racing is the largest cross-country snowmobile racing organization in North America. The 2014-15 season will consist of seven events, which will run from December 2014 to March 2015.
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