Team Arctic Hillclimb racers captured 14 podiums, four class victories and the Semi-Pro King of the Hill title at Snow King mountain in Jackson Hole, Wyoming this past weekend.
A Cinderella-type story set the winning tone for the weekend when the young and talented Riley Kincaid won the Semi-Pro Mod class and later was crowned Semi-Pro King. Emotions ran high with the Kincaid family, friends, and fellow racers, as Riley achieved these milestone victories aboard a mod M 8000 built for his dad and Hillclimb Champion, the late Rob “RMR” Kincaid.
No strangers to winning or competing at the famed hillclimb at the Pro level, Garth Kaufman followed Kincaid’s lead by capturing the 600 Mod class, while Kyle Tapio put an exclamation point on two Pro Masters classes winning Improved Stock and Mod. Both Kaufman and Tapio were named World Champions.
The National Snocross season concluded as Team Arctic racers returned to the World Championship Derby Complex in Eagle River, Wisconsin.
Headlining the weekend was No. 44 Anson Scheele’s third-place podium performance in the highly competitive Pro Lite class on Saturday. Scheele’s confidence, determination and ability have all improved immensely during the season, and his three podiums and sixth-place end of season points standing prove he is a contender for the top spots next year.
In the Sport Lite class, Jordan Biese has been one to watch after his late start to the season due to injury. Biese has dominated, capturing five straight podiums, including a weekend sweep in Eagle River adding to his third victory of the season.
“Our success this season reflects the talent of our riders and their hard-working teams. I’m proud of their accomplishments,” said Team Arctic Race Manager, Mike Kloety. “We’ll continue to refine our race sleds while helping our teams and racers reach their goals.”
Next up, Team Arctic Hillclimb racers compete in Pocatello, Idaho at the Mogul Madness Hillclimb, April 2, 2021.