Archive for February, 2019

Podium Finishes for Christian Bros. at Warroad 100

Posted on February 27th, 2019 in Sledder News

Fertile, MN (February 24, 2019) – Nestled against the shores of Lake of the Woods in far northern Minnesota, Warroad has played host to various cross-country snowmobile racing events over the past two decades. The town and its surrounding terrain make a perfect setting for cross-country, with woods, ditch, shoreline and plenty of snow. With eight inches of fresh snowfall and poor visibility, officials pushed back the start to 10:30 A.M on Saturday and also adjusted the race to a one day event due to the weather.

#312 (Photo courtesy of Aaron Kennedy)

Zach Herfindahl has been the rider to beat on the USXC cross-country racing circuit in 2019. Fresh off his win of the two-day Goodridge/Grygla 500, Herfindahl has a comfortable points lead with just four events left on the schedule. After a disappointing DNF in Pro Open, Herfindahl came back to claim 2nd place in Pro Factory 600, the premier class on the circuit.

“Warroad was a pretty wild weekend for me and the team,” Herfindahl said. “We started really strong in Pro Open but engine problems put us out of the race on the first lap. By the end of the day the track was really rough and technical. We blew a belt and I had a small off, so that set me back time-wise, but we salvaged a second place. The team gave me winning sleds, but the cards just weren’t in our favor.”

New to the Christian Brothers Racing team in 2018-2019, David Brown has been steadily climbing in the race results in Pro Factory 600 and Semi-Pro Factory 600. At Warroad he had his best weekend so far in his main class, Semi-Pro Factory 600, taking second place. Brown also claimed an 8th place finish in the Pro class, showing he has the speed to run in the top class.

“Warroad was the best weekend for me so far this season,” Brown said. “The track was really challenging. I finished second in Semi-Pro and 8th in Pro despite getting stuck in Semi-Pro and coming off the sled in Pro. Overall great weekend and the team did everything we needed to be successful.”

Next up for Christian Brothers Racing cross-country riders is the Naytahwaush 100 March 2-3 in Naytahwaush, Minnesota. For more information on Christian Brothers Racing visit www.christianbrosracing.com. Follow Christian Brothers Racing on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram.

50th Anniversary Issue of Wisconsin Snowmobile News Online Now

Posted on February 21st, 2019 in Sledder Featured Article, Sledder News

The Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs is celebrating 50 years in 2019, and the expanded commemorative issue of Wisconsin Snowmobile News is now online for free download. It includes: 

-Stories and photos from the archives

-Highlights by decade

-History trivia

-So much more…

C&A Pro Releases New Colors

Posted on February 18th, 2019 in Facebook, Sledder News

 Hutchinson, Minnesota – C&A Pro, a leading manufacturer of high performance snowmobile skis, is adding Purple, “Lime Squeeze” and Teal to its color lineup. These hot new colors were added by popular demand to complement the latest Arctic Cat®, Polaris® and Ski-Doo® sleds.

The new colors are available for C&A Pro snowmobile ski handles. For an additional charge, riders can purchase custom snowmobile skis featuring the entire ski in the new colors, or they can have the colors blended with other colors to create a marble effect. Ski handles can be ordered at www.caproskis.com or through local powersports dealers. Custom skis can be ordered by phone only; call C&A Pro at 1-888-321-6789 or +1 320-587-7707.

“C&A Pro is constantly improving our skis and color lineup to keep up with the latest sleds and customer preferences,” said Eddy Plowman, C&A Pro sales manager. “Our riders take pride in their machines and we take pride in offering the best performing products in a wide range of colors!”

Learn more about C&A Pro high performance snowmobile skis at www.caproskis.com.

About C&A Pro High Performance Snowmobile Skis
For nearly three decades C&A Pro Skis have dominated the high performance snowmobile ski market. No other snowmobile ski has set more records and won more races than C&A Pro. C&A Pro Skis is a division of Pride Solutions LLC, a family-owned American company in Hutchinson, Minnesota. The product is proudly made in U.S.A. and sold worldwide through powersport distributors and dealers and online atwww.caproskis.com. The C&A Pro Skis tradename is owned by C&A Pro Skis LLC and is exclusively licensed and manufactured by Pride Solutions, LLC. Learn more about C&A Pro at www.caproskis.com or call 1-888-321-6789 or +1 320-587-7707.

Christian Brothers Racing Soars in Michigan

Posted on February 6th, 2019 in Facebook, Sledder Featured Article, Sledder News

Fertile, MN (February 6, 2019) – Soaring Eagle Resort and Casino in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, played host to the fifth of eight stops on the snocross National tour for Christian Brothers Racing this past weekend. Race organizers built a massive track that included brutal downhill sections and technical step-up jumps. After a week of below zero weather, frigid temps slid out of the area leaving near perfect conditions for the race weekend.

With a 2nd place finish in his back pocket earned at the last event, Logan Christian was looking to carry that momentum in Rounds 9 & 10. The veteran Pro class rider did just that, claiming a 3rd place podium finish Saturday night after taking 6th the night before.

“We were getting good starts all weekend and it was awesome to get some confidence back in that regard,” said Christian. “We had some ups and downs, I struggled a little in heat racing, but we had solid results in the finals. Getting back on the podium was a good way to end the weekend and a positive way to go into the break before New York.

Jacob Yurk had one of his best heat performances of the season on Saturday, going 2-2 on his way to a 9th place finish in the final. That 9th place finish is a little deceptive because it came only after making a run at a podium spot, which unfortunately ended up with Yurk coming off the sled. Another Top 3 heat finish Friday meant the rider gained much-needed points in the season-long Pro Lite championship battle.

“The team had a great night Saturday night,” Yurk said. “Our mechanics had our sleds working great and both my teammates made it onto the podium. I was hoping to join them, but made a mistake passing for a podium spot. I’m feeling really good on the sled and things keep getting better, so we’re looking for a great weekend in New York!”

Anson Scheele regained his early season form at Michigan. The young Sport class rider was unstoppable on Saturday, winning both his heats on the way to a win in the final. It was the perfect end to the weekend after taking a mid-field 8th place finish on Friday.

Christian Brothers Racing gave away a CBR Team Jacket on Friday and Saturday to two lucky youths. Winners were drawn randomly from the Arctic Cat ZR 200 snowmobile entries. In addition to the jackets at every event, race fans also have the chance to enter to win an Arctic Cat ZR 200 snowmobile. The giveaway is open to fans 12 years old and younger and they must be signed up by a legal parent or guardian. Only one entry will be allowed for each eligible fan per event. The winner will be drawn Saturday, March 16, 2019 at the ACS Lake Geneva Grand Finale in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin and need not be present to win.

Next up for Christian Brothers Racing is the Seneca Allegany Snocross National February 22-23 in Salamanca, New York. For more information on Christian Brothers Racing visit www.christianbrosracing.com. Follow Christian Brothers Racing on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.