Team Arctic Continues To Win USXC Top Classes In Naytahwaush

David Brown wins first Pro Open in rookie season; Chad Lian wins second lake race of season in Pro Stock


Team Arctic cross country racers traveled to the seventh stop on the USXC Racing tour—in Naytahwaush, MN—as the headlining attraction for the 50th Annual Snodeo presented by the Nightriders Snowmobile Club.

Competitors were green with envy when Team Arctic showed its talent and depth at all levels. David Brown has been hunting for a podium all season and secured his very first win on Saturday, followed closely in second by Wes Selby. The two jumped out to an early lead in Pro Open and never looked back until crossing the finish line.

“I’ve been working hard all season for a win and appreciate all the confidence and support Team Arctic has placed in me,” Brown said. “This was a fun, memorable race. Congrats to Selby too. I was happy to see him back and up there with me.”

On Sunday the temperatures soared and the water on the course increased, affecting many Pro Stock sleds except for Chad Lian’s. Lian rode a strong, consistent race from start to finish marking his second lake race victory of the season.

Team Arctic showed its strength in Semi-Pro 600 with Gunner Arlaud winning, Cale Anseeuw in second, Dylan Stevens in third and Abe Olson in fourth. The podium was swept in Expert Limited led by Braden Sillerud, McKenna Cloose and Cooper Kangas, and not to be outdone, the top five spots went to Cat in the Junior 14-17 Boys and Junior 14-17 Girls classes led by Derek Kloety and McKenna Cloose, respectively.

“The Naytahwaush Nightriders Snowmobile Club organized a great weekend in conjunction with USXC,” said Mike Kloety, Team Arctic Race Manager. “The temperatures were far warmer than we would have liked to see, but everyone dealt with it, and Team Arctic racers on our snowmobiles came out on top. I’m happy for David Brown’s and Chad Lian’s success. They are very deserving of those wins.”

Team Arctic cross country racers will compete in the last round of USXC racing at Andes Tower Hills in Alexandria, MN, on April 3-4. Currently, Zach Herfindahl is first in Pro Stock points while David Brown is second in the points chase for Pro Open.

USXC Naytahwaush Team Arctic Results

Pro Open 600

1. David Brown

2. Wes Selby

Pro Stock 600

1. Chad Lian

Pro Women

2. Alicia Martin

Semi-Pro 600

1. Gunner Arlaud

2. Cale Anseeuw

3. Dylan Stevens

4. Abe Olson

Semi-Pro 600 Improved

2. Paul Brown

Expert 600 Limited

1. Braden Sillerud

2. McKenna Cloose

3. Cooper Kangas

Master 40+

2. Todd Severson

Master 50+

1. Mike Carver

2. Glen Arlaud


1. Adam Leubner

Classic IFS

1. Doug Ruter

Junior 10-13

1. Aiden Johnson

3. Keegan Houser

Junior 14-17

1. Derek Kloety

2. Cooper Kangas

3. Aaden Olson

4. Jesse Hallstrom

5. John McGuire

Girls 10-13

1. Maia Burnside

Junior 14-17 Girls

1. McKenna Cloose

2. Danika Diesen

3. Annie Olson

4. Gabby Hallstrom

5. Frankie Omang

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