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May 11, 2013

Season Of Championships For Team Arctic

Domination continues in cross country, snocross, Enduro and hillclimb


As the last checkered flag dropped on the 2012-13 snowmobile racing season, Team Arctic racers claimed the most high point championship titles in the sport’s most prestigious circuits. The championship success underscores the talent and dedication of the racers and crews, as well as the high-performance pedigree of the Sno Pro and M Series snowmobiles.

“When you win most of the battles, you’re likely going to win the war,” said Team Arctic race manager Mike Kloety. “In USXC cross-country especially, yet also in ISOC snocross and RMSHA hillclimbs, we won more than our share of the battles and, as a result, took home most of the championship high point titles.”

The most stunning display of championship supremacy unfolded in the USXC cross country circuit, where Team Arctic racers claimed high point titles in 13 of 20 classes. Headlining the cross country domination were Christian Brothers Racing Pros Ryan Simons and Zach Herfindahl, who finished 1-2 in both the Pro 600 and Pro Open championship tallies. Other standout title performances in USXC belong to Benjamin Langaas, who won both the Expert 85 and Improved 85 titles; and Jolene Bute, who won all 10 Women’s finals and the championship during the season.

In ISOC National snocross competition, Team Arctic/Monster Energy superstar Tucker Hibbert reclaimed the Pro Open championship title following a season of ironclad domination during which he won 11 of 16 finals, plus his sixth Winter X Games gold medal in a row. Joining him atop the ISOC championship box was Team Arctic’s Josh Zelinski, who captured the Pro-Am Plus 30 high point title.  

In the MIRA enduro circuit, Cadarette Racing added to its long series of outstanding accomplishments by taking the overall Pro Enduro Championship with racers Troy DeWald and Ryan Spencer.

Out west in the RMSHA hillclimb series, Team Arctic’s Rob Kincaid, Chance Buckallew and Kaycee Balls added Championship titles to their win tallies, reinforcing the team’s strength that was also highlighted by Kyle Tapio’s King of Kings title (and five total victories) at the Jackson Hole World Championship Hillclimb.

“As much as we value and appreciate individual race wins, I believe that high point titles tell the most complete story about Team Arctic,” said Kloety. “These championship titles reflect speed, consistency, mechanical aptitude and, of course, dedication. So on behalf of everyone at Arctic Cat, we want to thank all the racers, crews and teams who made 2013 a season of championship success.

“Likewise, I want to express our gratitude to all Team Arctic racers who took part in the 2013 race season. We’re already moving forward with improvements to our race sleds and program for the coming season, and we’ll be back in the action this summer with grass drag competition.”

Team Arctic 2013 Snowmobile High Point Champions

USXC Cross Country

Ryan Simons: Pro 600, Pro Open

Benjamin Langaas: Expert 85, Expert 85 Improved

Kevin Tinjum: Sport 85

Garrett Johnson: Sport 600

Joseph Wood: Vintage

Gerry Mattison: Vintage 50 Plus, Classic IFS 50 Plus

Jolene Bute: Women’s

Ean Voigt: Junior 10-13

Cole Lian: Junior 14-17

Marissa Kallock: Junior Girls 10-15


ISOC National Snocross

Tucker Hibbert: Pro Open

Josh Zelinski: Pro-Am Plus 30


ISOC Minnesota Regional Snocross

Jacob Blanshan: Pro Stock

Sasha Cook: Pro Women 

Travis Kern: Pro Lite 

Deon Guinn: Sport

Deon Guinn: Amateur 16-29

Jay Lura: Junior 14-15, Junior 16-17

Ryley Bester: Jr. Novice LTD, Jr. Novice Combined 

Evan Christian: Transition LTD, Transition Combined

Ayden Zimmerman: 120 Stock 4-5    


MIRA Pro Enduro

Cadarette Racing, Troy DeWald & Ryan Spencer


CSRA

Alexxa Callan: Pro Women’s


COR Powersports

Mark Wiedmeyer: Expert 85


COR Powersports

Casey Pries: Semi Pro


USCC East  

Robin Deschenes: Semi Pro 600


MXR

Tyler Oomen: Pro Lite


IWA Watercross

Dale Lindbeck: Pro Stock


NSSR World Speed Records

James Leitl: Trail Stock 440 Fan

Joe Reinhardt: Trail Stock 700, TS 1000

Valinda Hermanson: Stock 440

Patty Olson: Stock 500, 700 Single Pipe, Stock 100

Brandon Damask: Stock 600 Single Pipe

Brett Nelson: Improved Stock 500

Kris Doberstein: Improved Stock 600

Al Doberstein: Improved Stock 700, Super Stock Twin, 4-Stroke Stock Turbo

Doyle Swift: Improved Stock 1000, Lake Racer All

Ed Ensor: Lake Racer

Kyle Shilts: 4-Stroke Stock Turbo IS

Steve Spire: Super Twin Lake Racer

Mike Martin: Super Twin Lake Racer 4-Stroke



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