Team Arctic Sweeps Away Competition At 2016 Hay Days Grass Drag

10 of 23 class wins, 34 podiums, six final sweeps leaves no doubt which brand rules the roost

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Team Arctic drag racers tore through the competition at the 50th Annual Sno Baron’s Hay Days grass drags in North Branch, MN, with a masterful combination of acceleration and speed to notch wins in 10 of 23 classes, including sweeps of six finals.

From the newest ProCross and ProClimb chassis stock sleds to fully built, turbocharged mod sleds, Team Green left no doubt which brand and color left the biggest mark at the famed event.

Once again Arctic Cat swept the all-important Stock 800 and took the top two places in Amateur/Trail Stock 800 to settle any doubts about which brand rules the 2-stroke roost. And when it comes to the big mod turbo’s that push the boundaries of speed and acceleration, it was Team Arctic sweeping the top four in Outlaw Shoot-Out and winning the Lake Racer Shoot-Out.

A different Team Arctic racer scored each of the brand’s 10 wins, and their names are forever etched into Hay Days racing history: Aaron Casler; Steve Brown; Billy Sawyer; Randy Bernstein; Reiley Steier; Craig Wyent; Denny Mousseau; Mike Neuman; Will Ohara and Dan Bickel.

“To win 10 class finals, take half of all the podium places and sweep six classes is a testament to Arctic Cat snowmobiles and the outstanding men and women who race them,” said Mike Kloety, Team Arctic race manager. “Truthfully, I think we’ve scared away most of the competition away from drag racing because we continue to dominate more each season. So we’d like to invite these brands back while at the same time thank and congratulate Team Green for racing and winning with such powerful regularity.” 

The Arctic Cat Factory display was bustling with consumers all weekend at the 50th Anniversary of Hay Days especially during the unveiling of the new 2017 ZR 6000 race snowmobiles and the M 9000 King Cat.

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