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Billed as the official start of winter, the Sno-Baron’s Hay Days grass drags proved to be a lesson in frustration for anyone that faced Team Arctic’s drag racers. Claiming 10 wins (of 19 classes), 23 podium finishes and victory in the biggest classes, Team Arctic was untouchable.

As two of the most compelling classes of the weekend, Stock 800 and Outlaw Shootout also epitomized Team Arctic’s domination at Hay Days. In the Stock 800 class, Dylan Roes led a 1-2-3-4 Arctic Cat sweep to prove the power, light weight and efficiency of Arctic Cat 8000 series XF and M mountain models compared to the competition. The Outlaw Shootout offered a look at the fully modified 4-stroke side of the spectrum, but the results were the same with Walter Joy leading 1-2-3-4 Arctic Cat sweep of insanely fast XF9000 Turbos.

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The other Team Arctic racers who notched impressive victories included Will Ohara (who won two classes) Jade Gilland (who’s win in Pro Stock 600 was with a Speedwerx-modified Arctic Cat 600 DSI engine), Dave Gallano, Kyle Shilts, Jason Owens, Jim Neuman and Joseph Strong.

“Our amazing team of racers, tuners and crew members delivered an outstanding performance on drag racing’s biggest stage,” said Mike Kloety, Team Arctic Race Manager. “Dominating the Stock 800 final was particularly satisfying as everyone wants to know which brand’s 800 sled will come out on top. Our teams left no room for doubt that Arctic Cat is the one to beat!

“Seeing the incredible modified Arctic Cat 4-stroke machines in the Outlaw and Lake Racer classes was equally impressive. It’s a great reward for the amount of time and resources those teams pour into those machines!”

The success at Hay Days comes after a similarly dominant performance two weeks earlier at the Outlaw Drags in Princeton, Minn., where Team Arctic racers notched 14 wins.

“We greatly appreciate the effort and success shown by all the Team Arctic drag racers,” Kloety added. “They have already proved that Arctic Cat Wins More. Plus there are upcoming grass drag events where they’ll continue to lead the pack.”



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Team Arctic Hillclimb racers swarmed the final two RMSHA events of the 2015 season, unleashing an unstoppable display of power, speed and handling to capture 15 wins, two King titles and three high point championships aboard Arctic Cat M series snowmobiles featuring the ProClimb chassis.

Nine wins and two King titles came at last weekend’s event in Grand Targhee, Idaho. Kyle Tapio stamped his authority on the big power classes, taking wins in both 800 and 1000 Improved classes before capping the weekend with the Improved King title. Joining Tapio with multiple class wins were Garth Kaufman, who took victory in 600 Stock and 700 Stock; David McClure, who won both 600 and 700 Improved; and Eben Abshire, who won Semi Pro Stock, Mod and King titles. Todd Tupper nailed the ninth victory for Team Green by winning Masters Improved, making it a Team Arctic sweep of all the Improved classes.

It was a similar story two weeks prior, at the penultimate round of the 2015 RMSHA season in Crested Butte, Colo., with Tapio, Tupper and McClure each winning a class, and Abshire sweeping all three Semi Pro events. The late season success by Team Green culminated for a combined 27 podium places from Grand Targhee and Crested Butte.

Team Arctic’s McClure, Tupper and Abshire proved their winning consistency by capturing a RMSHA season high-point championship title despite an abbreviated race season due to marginal snow conditions.

“Our success at the final two RMSHA races is the true measure of our fantastic racers and their HCR and M series snowmobiles,” said Al Shimpa, Team Arctic Hillclimb Race Coordinator. “Ending the season on top and with so many victories will set the foundation for continued success next season. On behalf of everyone at Arctic Cat, we’d like to thank all our racers and crews for their hard work and dedication during the entire race season. We’re proud of everyone on the team.”

RMSHA 050315 Results



Team Arctic’s world class contingent of snocross racers capped a successful 2015 ISOC National tour by scoring six wins and the premier championship title during the final rounds of competition in Lake Geneva, Wis.

Tucker Hibbert once again delivered a performance for the ages, winning three consecutive Pro Open finals at Lake Geneva while capturing his ninth career high point championship title. Hibbert’s season was beyond compare, with the tenacious drive scoring 13 of 17 ISOC Pro open finals, breaking the 100 National win mark (with 108 wins by season end) and donning his eighth consecutive X Games gold medal.

Team Arctic’s Montana Jess made a successful return to racing at Lake Geneva after sitting out several rounds to recover from an injury he suffered earlier this season, with the resilient racer taking a big win in the Sport class. Trent Wittwer extended his lock on the Amateur class at Lake Geneva by scoring yet another win. And Ryley Bester delivered a truly dominant performance in the Jr. Novice class, winning every heat and final.

“We run out of superlatives to say about Tucker Hibbert and his team,” said Mike Kloety, Team Arctic Race Manager. “Their dedication and success set the standard, while pushing the boundaries for what’s possible.

“Likewise, we’re grateful for all the Team Arctic racers and crews who compete in ISOC snocross. Their dedication and success inspire us to build better snowmobiles, and to aim for even greater success next season.”



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Team Arctic cross-country proved what terrain domination really means during their 14-victory performance at the USXC Warroad 100. Competing in deep snow conditions ranging from ditch, lakes and river aboard ZR 6000R XC and ZR 4000RR snowmobiles in the ProCross chassis, Team Green claimed 14 wins out of 19 classes, 39 out of 57 podium positions and ended the season with 15 of 20 class high point championship titles.

The competition-crushing performance was led by Zach Herfindahl, who claimed two emphatic wins en rout to championship titles in Pro Stock and Pro Open, edging out teammate Wes Selby for high point honors. Class-rookie Ryan Trout notched his first victory of the season in Semi Pro Stock, while Timmy Kallock took the Semi Pro Improved win and championship title. Additional class winners in Warroad include Brandon Wolter, Nathan Sillerud, Mike Lenarz, Mike Dirkman, Jolene Bute, Ross Ilstrup, Hunter Houle, Blair Herfindahl and Savannah Landrus.

Team Arctic’s 2015 USXC high point champions include Zach Herfindahl (Pro Stock, Pro Open); Lance Efteland (Semi Pro Stock); Timmy Kallock (Semi Pro Improved); Jeremy Grove (Expert 85, Expert 85 Improved); Mike Dirkman (Masters 40 Plus); Brandon Wolter (Sport 85); Ean Voigt (Trail); Savannah Landrus (Junior Girls); Hunter Houle (Junior 14-17); Keaton Black (Junior 10-13); Steve Martinson (Classic IFS); Jesse Watland (Vintage) and Gerry Mattison (Vintage 50 Plus).

“We couldn’t be happier and more proud of our racers and crews who dominated Warroad as well as the entire USXC cross-country season,” said Mike Kloety, Team Arctic Race Manager. “Their talent and hard work combined with our ProCross ZR snowmobiles delivered twice as many wins and championship titles as all other brands combined.”

Team Arctic hillclimb racers conquered the RMSHA White Pine event in Pinedale, Wyo., with five class wins and 14 podium finishes aboard Arctic Cat M Series snowmobiles with the ProClimb chassis. The top finishes occurred in a range of categories and engine classes, proving the versatility and range of the machines along with the expertise and preparation of the racers and crews.

Warroad Results March 2015

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The checkered flag of victory continued to wave for Team Arctic cross-country and snocross racers, who combined to take 44 first-place finishes during a weekend of terrain competition.

Team Green remains the undisputed king of cross-country, and their performance at the USXC Thief River Falls 300 reinforced the fact with 17 of 21 class wins, 40 of 63 podium placing’s (including seven podium sweeps). Wes Selby continued his victory parade by winning the hard-fought Pro Stock class. Team Arctic captured six of the top-10 positions, with Cody Kallock, Timmy Kallock, Chad Lian, Jordan Torgerson and Ryan Trout earning the honors.

Other Thief River Falls 300 class winners include Timmy Kallock, Jeremy Grove, Jon Arneson, Matt Feil, Jolene Bute, Brandon Wolter, Ean Voigt, David Brown, Savannah Landrus, Karl Mattison, James Mattison, Mike Mattison and Gerry Mattison.


Team Arctic showed its depth and resolve by scoring four wins at the ISOC snocross national in Mt. Pleasant, Mich. Tucker Hibbert led the way with a win in Pro Open, while Logan Christian maintained his torrid pace to score another podium.

Trent Wittwer, Ryley Bester and CJ Petosky also scored wins at Mt. Pleasant for Team Arctic. In all, Team Arctic racers notched 15 podium positions at the penultimate stop of the 2015 ISOC National tour.

“Our racers and crews continue to deliver outstanding results aboard the ProCross-based ZR race sleds,” said Mike Kloety, Team Arctic Race Manager. “We dominated the two-day, 300-mile cross-country in convincing fashion, and we held tough in Mt. Pleasant with key class victories and podiums. With just one remaining weekend of USXC cross-country and a final weekend of ISOC National snocross, many Team Arctic racers are on the verge of winning year-end championship points battles.”

The final race of the USXC season is March 7-8 in Warroad, Minn. The last stop of the ISOC National season is March 13-15 in Lake Geneva, Wis.





Team Arctic was on the gas and cashing in on big wins at the MIRA Triple Crown of enduro racing in Lincoln, Mich., and at the ISOC National snocross in Chicago. From the high-speed oval to the high-flying snocross terrain, Team Green wins more.

Cadarette Racing proved to be the best team in the MIRA No Bull Triple Crown series, capturing the overall title and the $15,000 payday with a second place finish in last weekend’s race in the Lincoln 500 combined with a second in the Soo 500 and a fourth at the Kinross 500. The team proved exceedingly fast and consistent, with pro racers Troy Dewald, Chad Lian, Cody Miaskoch and Jeff Leuenberger matched by the dominant Arctic Cat ZR 6000R race sled powered by a Speedwerx-modified Arctic Cat 600 C-TEC2 EFI engine.

Team Arctic snocross racers continued their onslaught of the ISOC national series, storming into Route 66 Raceway in Chicago for rounds 11 and 12. Tucker Hibbert delivered another stunning performance in Pro Open, winning every heat and both finals in dominant fashion while solidifying his nearly insurmountable championship points lead. Logan Christian of the Christian Brothers Racing team continued his season long march to the top of the Pro Open class, taking second place in round 12.

Ryley Bester and Brayden Kernz also scored wins for Team Arctic in Chicago while continuing the momentum into what will be the final two stops of the 2015 season.

“Winning the No Bull Triple Crown enduro series and finishing one-two in ISOC Pro Open reflects the talent and hard work of our racers, teams and snowmobiles,” said Mike Kloety, Team Arctic Race Manager.”

The next stop on the ISOC National snocross tour is Feb. 28 – March 1 in Mt. Pleasant, Mich.

ISOC Chicago Results 2-21-15



Team Arctic snocross and cross-country racers hit the bullseye at national events in Deadwood, SD, and Park Rapids, Minn., capturing more wins and more podiums than any other brand.

Team Green kept their leadership position intact at the ISOC snocross national in Deadwood, where they won 7 of 15 classes while notching 20 of 45 podium positions, the most of any brand. Tucker Hibbert delivered one of the most memorable performances in snocross history, coming from last place to win the Pro Open #2 final, his 100th career Pro National victory.

Other top Team Arctic performances include Dan Benham’s two wins in Sport; Trent Wittwer and Kaden Woodie swapping wins in the Amateur classes; Tyler Adams’s pair of seconds in Pro Lite; Eric Downs’s win in Jr. Novice and Brandon Nelson’s win in Transition.

7-13-06While Team Green snocrossers were shooting them down in Deadwood, the cross-country corps stamped out any battle that might have occurred in Park Rapids, taking 13 of 19 class victories and 37 of 56 podium positions, including eight podium sweeps.

For the first time in his short cross-country career, Wes Selby achieved victory in the hotly contested Pro Stock class, while his teammate Zach Herfindahl led a sweep of the Pro Open final. Team Arctic proved its depth and talent with eleven different class winners, including: Lance Efteland, Dylan Stevens, Todd Frischmon, Hunter Houle, Ean Voigt, Steve Martinson, Tyler Brown, Savannah Landrus and Keaton Black.

“Our racers and teams are truly exceptional,” said Mike Kloety. “This past weekend was historic on so many levels, from the number of wins and podium finishes, to the key victories that define careers. We couldn’t be more proud of our racers, or the snowmobiles they ride.”

The next stop on the 2015 ISOC National schedule is Feb. 6-7 in Salamanca, NY. The next USXC cross-country Feb. 28 – March 1 in Thief River Falls, Minn. The Soo International 500 enduro begins this week, with the premier-class final on Feb. 6.


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Team Arctic proved that green is gold at the 2015 ESPN Winter X Games in Aspen, Colo., capturing two gold medals, a silver and one bronze, with outstanding performances by 17 athletes and crew members.

Tucker Hibbert kept his incredible win-streak alive, taking his eighth-consecutive gold medal after a dominant performance in snocross. Hibbert now has 13 overall medals in X Games competition dating back to his first appearance in 2000, at which he won his first of nine career gold medals. Joining Hibbert in snocross competition were Team Arctic racers David Joanis, Logan Christian, Cody Thomsen and Mike Bauer.

Ryan Simons scored his first career gold medal when he delivered a commanding win in Hillcross competition, an event that combined elements of hill climb and snocross. His path to victory included competition from teammates Kyle Tapio, David McClure, Rob Kincaid, Nathan Zollinger, Trace Tupper and Taylor Meuwissen.

Cory Davis captured the most medals of any snowmobile athlete at this year’s X Games, with a Silver in Long Jump and a Bronze in Speed & Style. Willie Elam and Brett Turcotte were the other Team Arctic competitors in Speed & Style.

Jeff Tweet was a whisker from collecting a medal in Snocross Adaptive. He finished fourth overall, with teammate Chris Heppding taking sixth.

“Everyone at Arctic Cat is proud of the 17 athletes and crew members who made this the most successful X Games in recent memory,” said Mike Kloety, Team Arctic Race Manager. “It takes a huge effort to just make it to X Games. With millions of viewers watching from all over the world, Team Green gave an outstanding performance that brought medals and great competition.”


Detroit Lakes 2015

Team Arctic cross-country racers rang in the New Year with a crushing performance at the USXC J&K Marine 200 in Detroit Lakes, Minn., scoring wins in 16 of 19 classes and capturing 30 of 57 podium positions while leaving the competition nursing a painful hangover. It was the second event of the USXC season and it showcased the dedicated racers and crews as well as the speed, handling and performance of the production ZR 6000 R XC and ZR 4000 RR snowmobiles with EFI engines.

Team Green’s stunning performance was headlined by Zach Herfindahl’s emphatic victory in the 100- mile Pro Stock final, where he led every one of the 10 laps to win by more than 20 seconds over the next finisher. He and Pro teammate Wes Selby were the number one and two qualifiers in both Pro classes during the weekend. Selby’s run for the Stock class podium ended with a crash while battling for second place, leaving his sled inoperable, however he found solace with an impressive victory in Pro Open with Herfindahl taking second.

Lance Efteland delivered a dramatic performance to win both Semi Pro Stock and Open classes. He was joined by Hunter Houle, who won Junior 14-17 and both Expert 85 classes, as the only other multiple class winners at Detroit Lakes.

Other Team Arctic class winners at Detroit Lakes included Dylan Parsons, Ean Voigt, Dalton Fredrickson, Savannah Landrus, Keaton Black, Steve Martinson, Jesse Watland, Todd Frishmon and Erik Nymann. While capturing more than half of the available podium places, Team Arctic racers swept three podiums at Detroit Lakes.

“We’re so impressed with the hard work and effort on the part of our racers and teams since the last race,” said Mike Kloety, Team Arctic Race Manager. “The fantastic results at Detroit Lakes reflect that effort, as well as the strength of the new ZR6000R XC with the 600 C-TEC2 engine and the new ZR4000RR in the ProCross chassis. From here the cross-country events move onto the ditches and rivers, so the challenges continue for the rest of the season.”

The next stop on the 2015 USXC cross-country schedule is Jan. 17, 2015, in Grafton, ND.

Detroit Lakes 2015 Results


Pine Lake 2014

As the 2014-2015 USXC cross-country season kicked off at the Gerald Dyrdahl Memorial Pine Lake event near Gonvick, Minn., it was the hard working and talented Team Arctic crew who were doing the kicking. The results left painful imprints on the competitions’ back ends as Team Green captured 14 of 20 class wins and 36 of 50 podium finishes on production ZR6000 R XC and ZR 4000 RR snowmobiles with EFI engines, proving again that Arctic Cat wins more.

The wins came in all categories and at all levels, starting with Zach Herfindahl’s victory in Pro Open. Herfindahl and teammate Wes Selby delivered strong performances in the thrilling 100-mile Pro Stock final, with Selby finishing second and Herfindahl in fourth, less than three seconds separating the top-four finishers. Dylan Stevens debuted in the Semi Pro Stock class and on Team Arctic with a win. And Lance Efteland delivered the ironman performance of the weekend, winning Semi Pro Improved, taking a close second to Stevens in Semi Pro Stock and then jumping into the Pro Stock class where he finished eighth!

Other Team Arctic class winners at Pine Lake included Chad Dyrdahl, Jeremy Grove, Mason Kallock, Marty Feil, Hunter Houle, Ean Voigt, Keaton Black, Sara Larson, Savannah Landrus and Tyler Knutson. In addition to claiming the lion’s share of podium places, Team Arctic racers swept the podium in five classes at Pine Lake.

“We’re thrilled to win 70 percent of the finals and the podium places,” said Mike Kloety, Team Arctic Race Manager. “The first race of any season requires a huge effort on the part of our racers and crews to set up and dial-in their snowmobiles. Especially for first-year sleds like the new ZR 6000 R XC with the 600 C-TEC2 engine and the new ZR 4000 RR in the ProCross chassis. We have some more work to do to help all of our racers better learn about these sleds, but earning 11 class wins with these new machines is a great start.”

The next stop on the 2015 USXC cross-country schedule is Jan. 3, 2015, in Detroit Lakes, MN.

Pine Lake 2014 Results


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