Archive for December, 2013

60 Sleds in 60 Days – The Polaris Sled-a-Day Giveaway

Posted on December 30th, 2013 in Facebook, Sledder Featured Article, Sledder News

POST 12-27 Polaris 60th logo

MEDINA, Minn. (Dec. 19, 2013) – To kick-off the celebration of 60 years of Terrain Domination, Polaris is giving away 60 Sleds in 60 Days through “The Polaris Sled-a-Day Giveaway.”

Polaris will give away 60 model year 2015 Polaris snowmobiles in 60 days to lucky riders who will enjoy the ultimate snowmobiling experience.

Starting January 1, 2014, consumers can visit Polaris snowmobile dealerships to enter for their chance to win a new 2015 snowmobile. Polaris will draw one winner’s name daily from Jan. 4, 2014, through March 4, 2014.

The earlier you register, the more days you’ll be eligible to win. So register early in 2014 and good luck from Polaris – proudly celebrating 60 years of Terrain Domination.

Wisconsin Snowmobile News Digital Edition Now On Line

Posted on December 20th, 2013 in Facebook, Sledder Featured Article, Sledder News


December 2013 Wisconsin Snowmobile News Digital Edition Now Available

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Minnesota Snowmobiling Digital Edition Now On Line

Posted on December 20th, 2013 in Facebook, Sledder Featured Article, Sledder News

MnSnow_Dec_13_CoverDecember 2013 Minnesota Snowmobiling Digital Edition Now Available


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Polaris Snocross Racer Andrew Lieders Earns Sweep

Posted on December 20th, 2013 in Facebook, Sledder News

Wins Both ISOC Pro Lite Finals at Bessemer, Mich.

Polaris logoMEDINA, Minn. (Dec. 11, 2013) – After an impressive display of Polaris Terrain Domination in ISOC National snocross racing last weekend, Polaris racers are second, third and fourth in the Pro Open points standings, and Polaris racers fill the top five spots in the Pro Lite standings. Leading the way in Dec. 6-7 ISOC racing at Bessemer, Michigan, were Andrew Lieders, who won both of the weekend’s Pro Lite finals, and Pro Open racers Kyle Pallin, Kody Kamm and Ross Martin, each of whom earned a spot on the podium with a top-three finish.

In the weekend’s two Pro Open finals, Kyle Pallin (Team LaVallee), who is from Ironwood, Michigan, less than 10 miles from the race site, finished fifth and second in the two finals, and he left the Upper Peninsula second in Pro Open points. Kody Kamm (Hentges Racing) finished 3-4 in the weekend’s finals, and he is currently third in class points. Ross Martin (Judnick Motorsports) finished second and fifth, and he is fourth in points.

In the Pro Lite class, Andrew Lieders (Team LaVallee) won both finals and moved into second in the points standings, behind fellow Polaris driver Andrew Carlson (Carlson Motorsports). Five Polaris racers finished in the top 10 in both finals, including finishing 1-2-3-4 on Saturday. Polaris racers are in the top five spots in the points standings.

The weekend also included a win by Justin Tate (2-Eight Motorsports) in the Pro-Am +30 final.

PRO OPEN: Three Polaris Racers Reach the Podium

In Friday night’s Pro Open final, three Polaris racers finished in the top five, and in both of the weekend’s finals, Polaris racers earned five spots in the top 10. Ross Martin took second on Friday, while Kody Kamm was third, Kyle Pallin was fifth, Justin Broberg (Hentges Racing) was seventh, and Iain Hayden (Rockstar Energy Polaris) was 10th.

On Saturday, Pallin reached the podium with a second-place finish, followed by Kamm in fourth, Martin in fifth, Broberg in seventh, Jake Scott (Team LaVallee) in 14th, and Levi LaVallee (Team LaVallee) in 15th.

Polaris racers in the top 15 in Pro Open points were: 2. Pallin; 3. Kamm; 4. Martin; 7. Broberg; 10. Hayden; 12. Scott; and 15. LaVallee.

PRO LITE: Andrew Lieders Dominates at Bessemer

In the Friday night final, Andrew Lieders won and Andrew Carlson joined him on the podium with a third-place finish. Marcus Johansson (Carlson Motorsports) was fourth, Corin Todd (Leighton Motorsports) was sixth, and Zak Mason (Leighton Motorsports) was ninth.

In Saturday’s final, Lieders won again for a weekend sweep, and he led a Polaris parade across the finish line. He was followed by Todd in second, Carlson in third, Johansson in fourth, Mason in sixth and Trevor Leighton (Leighton Motorsports) in 12th.

After Bessemer, Carlson led in points by 8 ahead of Lieders, while Todd was third, Johansson was fourth, Mason was fifth, Leighton was 10th, and James Johnstad (Judnick Motorsports) was 13th.

Polaris Racers Win in Vets Class, Reach Podium in Pro-Am Women

Justin Tate won the Pro-Am +30 final at Bessemer, which put him second in class points, five points out of first. David Blunt (Team Blunt) took ninth and was ninth in points.

In the Pro-Am Women final, Jennifer Pare (Leighton Motorsports) finished second, which left her second in points, six points out of first. Jakki Farmer (Farmer Racing/Fort Fremont Racing) finished fifth, Rachelle Fountain (Fountain Racing) was sixth, Tabitha Bode (Team BSR) was seventh, Jennifer Martel was ninth, and Jessica Martel was 10th.

In the weekend’s Sport class finals, Evan Daudt (Daudt Racing) won on Friday and Braydon Love (444 Motorsports) finished second on Saturday.

The next ISOC National event will be Jan. 3-5 at Shakopee, Minnesota.

Team Arctic Triumphant At USXC Cross-Country Opener On Pine Lake

Posted on December 20th, 2013 in Facebook, Sledder Featured Article, Sledder News

Zach Herfindahl and Wes Selby go 1-2 in Pro 600; Team Arctic Victorious in 11 Classes; Plus 25 Class Wins for Team Arctic at ISOC Regional Snocross in Hill City, Minn.

Team Arctic logoThief River Falls, Minn. (Dec. 19, 2013) – If there were any questions about which snowmobile brand would start the cross-country race season on top, Team Arctic racers answered with a crushing performance at the USXC Gerald Dyrdahl Memorial 200 at Pine Lake near Clearbrook, Minn., winning 11 of 18 finals including the prestigious Pro 600 final.

Armed with the new ZR6000R Sno Pro and Sno Pro 500 race sleds, Team Arctic racers and crews proved triumphant against the bitter cold conditions, the competition and an 11-mile lake course that rewarded speed and cornering prowess.  Christian Brothers Racing pro Zach Herfindahl established his place at the top of the class, winning the Pro 600 class ahead of Team Arctic teammate Wes Selby and fourth place finisher Jordan Torgerson.

All totaled Team Arctic racers captured 37 of 54 podium places at Pine Lake including the 11 class wins.

“There’s always a question mark going into the first race of the season,” said Mike Kloety, Team Arctic Race Manager, “And we’re definitely pleased with the answer. Herfindahl and Selby both raced exceptionally well, with each taking a win in one of the two Pro 600 finals that were combined for an overall score. Plus we have three top Semi Pro contenders in Casey Pries, Jon Arneson and Lance Efteland.

“We’re also very pleased with the strength of our 2014 ZR6000 RR in the new Super Stock class, where Jon Arneson and John Koch finished 1-2 on the consumer-available machine.”

Arctic Cat’s strength and depth in cross-country was underscored by the team’s capture of 36 of 54 possible podium positions, as well as the 10 different class winners. The same strength and depth were on display by the snocross team at the ISOC Regional event in Hill City, Minn., where Team Arctic combined to win 25 of 46 class finals.

Team Arctic cross-country racers return to national competition on Jan. 4, 2014, at the USXC event in Detroit Lakes, Minn. The next ISOC National race for Team Arctic national snocross competitors is Jan. 3-4 in Shakopee, Minn.

Team Arctic Results from 2013 USXC Cross-Country at Pine Lake 200 in Clearbrook, Minn.

• Pro 600: 1. Zach Herfindahl; 2. Wes Selby

• Pro Open: 2. Wes Selby; 3. Brian Dick

• Semi Pro 600: 1. Casey Pries; 2. Jon Arneson

• Semi Pro Imp.: 1. Casey Pries; 2. Lance Efteland

• Super Stock: 1. Jon Arneson; 2. John Koch

• Expert 85: 1. Chad Dyrdahl; 3. Ryan Trout

• Expert 85 Improved: 2. John Langaas; 3. Nathan Lindom

• Masters 40 Plus: 2. Jon Arneson; 3. John Koch

• Women: 3. Jolene Bute

• Sport 600: 2. Chase Nordstrom; 3. Mitchel Hawkins

• Sport 600 Improved: 2. Dylan Parsons

• Sport 85: 1. Garet Grzadzielewski; 2. Ryan Weidemann; 3. Marty Feil

• Vintage 40 Plus: 2. Gerry Mattison; 3. Karl Valtinson

• Vintage 50 Plus: 1. Gary Tintes

• Classic IFS 440: 1. Brad Naplin; 2. Steve Martinson; 3. Tom Clement

• Junior 10-13: 1. Keaton Black; 2. David Brown; 3. Marcus Herfindahl

•Junior 14-17: 1. Mason Kallock; 2. Hunter Houle; 3. Logan Killchowski

• Junior 14-17 Girls; 1. Kelsey Pladson; 3. Marissa Kallock