The United States X-Country Snowmobile Racing racing series is ready to take on another year of bumper to bumper racing action in 2020.
Last season, only one point separated Zach Herfindahl and Aaron Christensen from the Pro Factory 600 points championship and it all started at the iconic Gerald Dyrdahl Pine Lake 200 in Gonvick, MN. Racing starts Dec. 14 at 9:30 a.m.
Each season teams from all over the Midwest and even Canada travel to a little town in northern Minnesota to race against the best in the business. The notorious Pine Lake season opener is a race all cross-country competitors want to add to their win list. With $10,000 up for grabs, the competition is fearless with sleds reaching speeds more than 100 mph.
Some of the best names in the industry have claimed this title like Brian Dyrdahl, Corey Davidson, Zach Herfindahl, Gabe Bunke and Ryan Simons. Last year Polaris riders swept the podium with Alex Hetteen claiming the victory and Gabe Bunke and Ryan Faust behind him.
Some of the top contenders going into the weekend are three time Pine Lake champion Zach Herfindahl, defending Pine Lake champion Alex Hetteen, consistent Pine Lake front runner Gabe Bunke and 2014 champ Ryan Faust.
All the action starts Dec. 14 with riders of all ages competing. While you’re there you can grab a bite to eat at the Sportsman’s Lodge and come back on Sunday, Dec. 15, for even more action.