P.J. Wanderscheid Leads Team Arctics Dominance at Eagle River; Cross-Country Team Scores 11 Wins in Grand Forks
With the weight of history stacked against him, Team Arctic’s P.J. Wandershcheid reached deep into his bag of race savvy, pulling out a record-setting fourth Eagle River World’s Championship to become the winningest driver in the event’s 48 years.
The historic win capped what many longtime oval fans say was one of the greatest duels in Eagle River (Wis.) history, with Wanderscheid locked in a 15-lap battle with former Team Arctic two-time champion, Gary Moyle.
“In a race steeped in history, and competing against one of only three three-time winners (Jacques Villeneuve), Wanderscheid used his undeniable talent and preparation to overcome Eagle’s glass-ceiling,” said Team Arctic Race Manager, Mike Kloety. “It’s a monumental achievement for a great racer and team.”
Wanderscheid’s fourth win in a decade led one of Team Arctic’s strongest showings at Eagle River in recent memory.
While Team Arctic’s oval racers swept through Eagle River, the cross-country contingent delivered another dominant performance, this time at the USCC event in Grand Forks, ND. Battling on one of the roughest courses in USCC history, Team Arctic racers won 11 classes, including nine 1-2-3 podium sweeps.
For the second race this season, Ryan Simons was literally seconds off of the winning time in Pro 600, taking second place and leading a contingent of Christian Bros. Racing teammates that notched seven of the top-10.
Ryan Greening nailed an impressive win in the Semi Pro 600 class, leading a Team Arctic podium sweep, while Bryce Buchanen topped the Expert 85 class and Jolene Bute winning the Women’s.
More than 200 racers competed at Grand Forks, including nearly 50 racers aboard the Sno Pro 500.
The next race in the USCC circuit is the Red Lake 500, Jan. 21-23 in Thief River Falls. Go to for more information.