Team Arctic Powers to 28 Victories In Park Rapids Cross-Country

Zach Herfindahl Wins Three of Four Pro Events in USXC Competition

Thief River Falls, Minn. (Jan. 9, 2013) – Team Arctic cross-country racers continued their season long domination of the USXC circuit with another stunning display of success in two separate days of competition in Park Rapids, Minn. With 38 classes of competition during the two-race event, Team Green captured 28 (out of 38 total) class wins, including 13 sweeps of the podium.

Leading the charge in Park Rapids was Christian Bros. Racing rookie Pro phenom Zach Herfindahl, who captured three of the four Pro class victories during the weekend aboard his Sno Pro 600 in the ProCross chassis. Herfindahl was joined by teammate Ryan Simons as well as Wes Selby on the podium in three of the four events.

“Zach continues to amaze us with his speed and poise,” said Team Arctic Race Manager Mike Kloety. “Had he not suffered a burn down in the one final, I’m certain he would have swept all four finals at Park Rapids. But racing is full of what-if scenarios, which is what happened to his teammate Ryan Simons, who broke a bone in his shoulder on the first day and had to nurse a slow pace the remainder of the weekend.”

While Team Arctic’s contingent of Pro riders kept their nearly complete lock on the top classes, the contingent of support riders continued their reign. Benjamin Langaas delivered a season-best performance to win all four of the Expert 85-hp classes aboard his Sno Pro 500. Ryan Trout came within a whisker of doing the same, scoring three victories and a second place in the Junior and Sport 85 classes. Jolene Bute was a double-winner over the weekend in the Women’s class, while John Koch scored his double in the Masters 40 classes.

“Our success is the result of the tireless efforts of our racers and crews,” said Kloety. “Whether it’s the handful of racers who are winning or the many more that are here to do their best and enjoy the sport, Team Arctic is in a class by themselves.”

Team Arctic Results from USXC Park Rapids, Minn. –  Day 1

Pro 600: 2. Wes Selby

Pro Open: 1. Zach Herfindahl; 2. Ryan Simons

Semi Pro 600: 1. Nathan Moritz

Expert 85: 1. Benjamin Langaas; 2. Tyler Johnsrud; 3. Lance Efteland

Expert 85 Improved: 1. Benjamin Langaas; 2. Tyler Johnsrud; 3. Lance Efteland

Masters 40: 1. Jon Koch

Sport 85: 1. Ryan Trout; 2. Girard Reinking; 3. Kevin Tinjum

Sport 600: 1. Brandon Brodehl

Sport 600 Improved: 3. Brandon Brodehl

Trail: 2. Ross Ilstrup; 3. Nathan Sillerud

Vintage: 1. Joseph Wood;2. Paul Sillerud; 3. Jesse Watland

Vintage 50 Plus: 1. Gerry Mattison

Classic IFS: 1. Tom Kallock

Women: 1. Jolene Bute

Junior 10-13: 1. Ean Voigt; 2. Thomas Junglen; 3. Blake Johnson

Junior 14-17: 1. Ryan Trout; 2. Cole Lian; 3. Nathan Sillerud

Jr. Girls 10-15: 1. Marissa Kallock; 2. Caemlyn Pringle; 3. Cecily Nordstrom

Jr. Girls 16-17: 1. Kelsey Pladson; 2. Callie Slominski

Team Arctic Results from USXC Park Rapids, Minn. – Day 2

Pro 600: 1. Zach Herfindahl; 3. Wes Selby

Pro Open: 1. Zach Herfindahl; 3. Wes Selby

Semi Pro Open: 2. Nathan Moritz

Expert 85:1. Benjamin Langaas; 2. Tyler Johnsrud; 3. Girard Reinking

Expert 85 Improved: 1. Benjamin Langaas; 2. Tyler Johnsrud; 3. Lance Efteland

Masters 40: 1. John Koch

Sport 85: 1. Ryan Trout; 2. Girard Reinking;3. Nathan Sillerud

Sport 600: 1. Garrett Johnson; 2. Brandon Brodehl

Trail: 2. Nathan Sillerud; 3. Ben Thoma

Classic IFS: 1. Tom Kallock

Women: 1. Jolene Bute

Junior 10-13: 1. Thomas Junglen; 2. Blake Johnson; 3. Ean Voigt

Junior 14-17: 1. Cole Lian; 2. Ryan Trout; 3. Cody Chubaty

Jr. Girls 10-15: 1. Cecily Nordstrom; 2. Marissa Kallock; 3. Sara Larson

Jr. Girls 16-17: 1. Callie Slominski; 2. Kelsey Pladson

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