2017 Nightriders Mini 120's & Brigs Races
Saturday, March 4th
Round-Robin Finals - A, B, C & D Mains
(Trophies for the top three places donated by the Shooting Star Casino. Pizza Party for all participants.)
 
A Main Final 
6-lap Final - 1st Place, Brady (Re Wadena-Serina Hanson) Wadena, Dilworth, MN - age 9 - Yamaha. 2nd Place, Tyler (Chad) Parsley, McIntosh, MN - age 11 - Polaris. 3rd Place, Axle (Jason) Amsden, Crosslake, MN - age 9 - Yamaha. 
B Main Final 
6-lap Final - 1st Place, Axel (Jason) Amsden, Crosslake, MN - age 9 - Yamaha. 2nd Place, Myles (Scott) Ilstrup, Elk River, MN - age 7 - Polaris. 3rd Place, Tyler (Chad) Parsley, McIntosh, MN - age 11 - Polaris. 4th Place, Avery (Jason) Amsden, Crosslake, MN - age 8 - Yamaha.
C Main Final 
6-lap Final - 1st Place, Jaylee (Chad) Parsley, McIntosh, MN - age 5 - Polaris. 2nd Place, Hunter (Dave) Jurina, Mahnomen, MN - age 6 - Arctic Cat. 3rd Place, Mike (Mike) Roy, Jr, Ada, MN - age 5 - Ski-Doo. 
D Main Final 
3-lap Final - 1st Place, Logan (Greg) Hendrickson, Winger, MN - age 6 - Arctic Cat. 2nd Place, Zac (Ben) Baumann, Naytahwaush, MN - age 5 - Polaris. 3rd Place, Dylan (Greg) Hendrickson, Winger, MN - age 4 - Arctic Cat

​​​Naytahwaush Nightriders

Snowmobile Club

2017 Raffle Ticket Winners - Sunday, March 5th
47th Annual Snodeo Raffle ($5.00 donation)

(Drawing was held at Pinehurst Resort and the proceeds will be used for trail maintenance.)
Grand Prize - $2,000.00 Cash - Dusty Green, Ulen, MN.
2nd Prize Ruger American Synthetic 30.06 bolt action Rifle with 3-9 Zeiss Scope - Doug and Darlene Spaeth, Mahnomen, MN.
3rd Prize - $100.00 Cash - Jess Johnson, Waubun, MN.
4th Prize - $100.00 Cash - Troy Burnside, Hawley, MN.
5th Prize - $100.00 Cash - Marilyn Coyle, Waubun, MN.
Snodeo Special Raffles were held on
Saturday & Sunday, March 5th & 6th
GoPro winner - Dan Rantanen, Naytahwaush, MN
Xbox 360 winner - Becky Rantanen, Naytahwaush, MN.

Plinko Winners
Snowmobile Coat - Lucas (Chad & Teena) Krueger, Twin Valley, MN
$50 Pinehurst Gift Certificate - Robert 'Gooner' Guenther, Waubun, MN
Naytahwaush Nightriders Sweatshirt - Kevin Moore, Waubun, MN



Thank you to all that donated to the Naytahwaush Nightriders Snowmobile Club's trail maintenance fund.


                                                                                 Saturday, March 4th


                                                        2017 Vintage Snowmobile Show & Old Timers' Run
No entry fee - 1980 & older. Plaques for top two in each class donated by the Shooting Star Casino.
The 47th annual Snodeo had their Vintage Show, 1pm judging and awards. They were unable to have the Old Timers' Run because of trail conditions.
 
Best Restored - 1st Place, Dave Egge, Barnesville, MN - 1969 Chapperall 300. 2nd Place, Marisa Schlauderaff, Hawley, MN - 1962 Polaris L55.
Best Original - 1st Place,  Case Schlauderaff, Hawley, MN - Larson Eagle. 2nd Place, Mike Roy, Ada, MN - 1978 Polaris TX.
Best Rat - 1st Place, Case Schlauderaff, Hawley, MN - Arctic Cat 'Thomas Train'. 2nd Place, Terry Stephenson, Detroit Lakes, MN - Polaris TX.
Best of Show - 1st Place, Shane Egge, Barnesville, MN, 1971 Polaris Charger. 2nd Place, Case Schlauderaff, Hawley, MN - Arctic Cat 'Thomas Train'.


USXC Racing Season Went Out With A Bang
The USXC Racing season went out with a bang. Pinehurst Resort and the Naytahwaush Nightriders played host to 180+ entries on beautiful North Twin Lake. Terrific weather and a fast 10 mile Lemans course made for some great side by side racing over 2 days. The Pro Stock final was won by Chad Lian on a super fast Arctic Cat. It was Chad's first Pro win in 11 years of racing plus the first ever pro class win for a four-stroke powered snowmobile. The ever present Polaris of Canadian driver Aaron Christensen was a close second. Zach Herfindahl who has won the previous 6 USXC Pro Stock finals came in 3rd. Ryan Trout, the winner of Semi Pro, was offered the chance to start last behind 18 Pro riders and he made the most of it, passing all but the top 3 ending up 4th. Veteran Pro rider Gabe Bunke rounded out the top 5 on his fast Polaris. 
 
The Semi Pro final was the best race of the day as Skidoo's Craig Ritzinger and Arctic Cat’s Ryan Trout battled side by side for 60 miles. Trout passed Ritzinger 20 feet from the finish line winning by 2 feet. Check out the USXC Racing web site for complete results. The USXC season ending awards banquet will be held at Thumper Pond Resort in Ottertail, MN on April 8th. USXC ran 6 two-day events plus the 3-day Winnipeg to Willmar I-500 in 2017.


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Best Regards,
Brian Nelson




Naytahwaush Nightriders 47th Annual Snodeo Results
     The following are the results from the 47th Annual Snodeo, held Saturday and Sunday, March 4th and 5th, 2017, at Pinehurst Resort on North Twin Lake. The event is sponsored by the Naytahwaush Nightriders Snowmobile Club. This marked the second year of the Nightriders and the USXC racing circuit, working together to create an even better Snodeo for everyone. After the races were done, awards were given out in the lodge at Pinehurst. The Nightriders' race was voted the 2016 USXC Race of the Year!
     Thank you to all our Major Contributors* and Snodeo Sponsors:  Ace Electric and Lighting, Auto Dealers of Ada, Baker's Truck Repair, Carrot's Auto Body, D-B Beverages Inc., *Ericco MFG, Fevig Oil & Propane, *Grease Monkee Automotive, HCI, Keith Francis Construction, Lakes Septic Pumping, Lock & Load Enterprises, Inc., Lonesome Pine Rentals, Lunde Blade & Gravel, Norman County Index Printing, Olson's Outdoor Sports, Pappy's Pizzeria, *Pinehurst Resort, Ruffed Grouse Road-House, *Shooting Star Casino, Stenerson Lumber, T S Recreational & Salvage, Village Store, Waubun Steel and West Central Ag Services.
     A special 'Thank You' to all our spectators, racers and club volunteers who came out to participate and enjoy the wonderful weather.  It was another successful Snodeo weekend and we look forward to our Snodeo next year!
     Stay informed by checking the Naytahwaush Nightriders website (naytahwaushnightriders.com) and their facebook page. For more racing results in detail, go to usxcracing.com. USXC racing is the largest cross-country snowmobile racing organization in North America. The 2016-17 season consisted of seven events in Minnesota, North Dakota and Manitoba, which ran from December 2016 to March 2017. Over 300 participants race for year-end points and cash awards.
2017 USXC Lake Racing
Saturday & Sunday, March 4th & 5th

     An approximate 10-mile Lehmans course race track with all classes, except for Pro Open, Pro Stock, and Semi Pro Stock were scored by combining 2-day points using the regular USXC points system. Any ties were broken by the racer's best lap times. If a sled broke down, the racer received points for the last finished position. If the breakdown was on Saturday, the points were carried over to Sunday's points. Starting order for Sunday's races were inverted from Saturday's starting order.
     Pre-tech was held on Friday afternoon and on Saturday morning. Each day at 8:00 AM, the racers had a drivers meeting followed by a pre-ride for 1-lap. There were designated areas for testing. The day continued with staging and the races started promptly at 9:00 AM.
     Pro 600 Stock (3-lap qualifier, 10-lap final)  1st Place, Chad Lian, Thief River Falls, MN - Arctic Cat. 2nd Place, Aaron Christensen, Metiskow, Alberta, Canada - Polaris. 3rd Place, Zach Herfindahl, Eagle River, WI - Arctic Cat. 4th Place, Ryan Trout, Browerville, MN - Arctic Cat. 5th Place, Gabe Bunke, Moorhead, MN - Polaris. 6th Place, Ryan Faust, Rubicon, WI - Polaris. 7th Place, Alex Hetteen, Roseau, MN - Polaris. 8th Place, Travis Faust, Rubicon, WI - Polaris. 9th Place, Taylor Bunke, Moorhead, MN - Polaris. 10th Place, Justin Tate, Scandia, MN - Polaris. 11th Place, Benjamin Langass, Greenbush, MN - Arctic Cat. 12th Place, Dustin Schwandt, Fox Lake, WI - Arctic Cat. 13th Place, Andy Wenzlaff, Nekoosa, WI - Polaris. 14th Place, Re Wadena, Dilworth, MN - Arctic Cat. 15th Place, Jim Sobeck, Winona, MN - Ski-Doo. 16th Place, Dylan Stevens, Mahnomen, MN - Arctic Cat. 17th Place, Dillan Dohrn, Plainville, MN - Ski-Doo. 18th Place, Ross Erdman, Fargo, ND - Arctic Cat. 19th Place, Wesley Selby, Grand Lake, MN - Arctic Cat. 20th Place, Matt Feil, Bemidji, MN - Arctic Cat.
     Pro Open (4-lap qualifier, 8-lap final)  1st Place, Wes Selby, Thief River Falls, MN - Arctic Cat. 2nd Place, Aaron Christensen, Metiskow, Alberta, Canada - Polaris. 3rd Place, Zach Herfindahl, Eagle River, WI - Arctic Cat. 4th Place, Ryan Faust, Rubicon, WI - Polaris. 5th Place, Timmy Kallock, Oslo, MN - Arctic Cat. 6th Place, Ben Langaas, Greenbush, MN - Arctic Cat. 7th Place, Matt Feil, Bemidji, MN - Arctic Cat. 8th Place, Dillan Dohrn, Elgin, MN - Ski-Doo. 9th Place, Tommy Downing, Lapeer, MI - Arctic Cat. 10th Place, Taylor Bunke, Moorhead, MN - Polaris. 11th Place, Charles Revering, Fergus Falls, MN - Polaris. 12th Place, Andy Wenzlaff, Nekoosa, WI - Polaris. 13th Place, Chad Lian, Thief River Falls, MN - Arctic Cat.
     Semi Pro 600 (4-lap qualifier, 6-lap final)  1st Place, Ryan Trout, Browerville, MN - Arctic Cat. 2nd Place, Craig Ritzinger, Chippewa Falls, WI - Ski-Doo. 3rd Place, Dustin Schwandt, Fox Lake, WI - Arctic Cat. 4th Place, Andy Junglen, Nowthen, MN - Ski-Doo. 5th Place, Mitchell Sebastian, Spencer, IA - Yamaha. 6th Place, David Brown, Hanover, MN - Arctic Cat. 7th Place, Joseph Wood, Becker, MN - Arctic Cat. 8th Place, Jeff Hayford, Walker, MN - Polaris. 9th Place, Dustin Dohrn, Elgin, MN - Ski-Doo. 10th Place, Mitch Neu, Neosho, WI - Polaris. 11th Place, Charles Revering, Fergus Falls, MN - Polaris. 12th Place, Austin Lunde, Waubun, MN - Arctic Cat. 13th Place, Grant Weber, Hartford, WI - Polaris. 14th Place, Dan Revering, Fergus Falls, MN - Polaris. 15th Place, Tyler Oettinger, Rhinelander, WI - Arctic Cat. 16th Place, Timmy Kallock, Oslo, MN - Ski-Doo. 17th Place, Ross Ilstrup, Elk River, MN - Arctic Cat. 18th Place, Dylan Stevens, Mahnomen, MN - Arctic Cat. 19th Place, Garet Grzadzielewski, Manvel, ND - Arctic Cat. 20th Place, Cody Wolter, Walker, MN - Polaris. 21st Place, Jon Arneson, Independence, MN - Arctic Cat. 22nd Place, Skyler Soyring, Waubun, MN - Ski-Doo. DNF, Dalton Fredrickson, Thief River Falls, MN - Arctic Cat. DNF, Cole Weber, Hartford, WI - Polaris. DNF, Ean Voight, Park Rapids, MN - Arctic Cat.
     Semi Pro IMP (2 4-lap heats)  1st Place, Dustin Schwandt, Fox Lake, WI - Arctic Cat. 2nd Place, Dustin Dohrn, Elgin, MN - Ski-Doo. 3rd Place, Andy Junglen, Nowthen, MN - Ski-Doo. 4th Place, Gunner Arlaud, Gonvick, MN - Yamaha. 5th Place, Dalton Fredrickson, Thief River Falls, MN - Arctic Cat. 6th Place, Mitch Sebastian, Spencer, IA - Yamaha. 7th Place, Jared Christensen, Rush City, MN - Polaris. 8th Place, Ean Voigt, Park Rapids, MN - Arctic Cat.
     I 500 Class (2 4-lap heats)  1st Place, Ryan Trout, Browerville, MN - Arctic Cat. 2nd Place, Craig Ritzinger, Chippewa Falls, WI - Ski-Doo. 3rd Place, Joseph Wood, Becker, MN - Arctic Cat. 4th Place, Dustin Schwandt, Fox Lake, WI - Arctic Cat. 5th Place, Mitch Neu, Neosho, WI - Polaris. 6th Place, Tyler Oettinger, Rhinelander, WI - Arctic Cat. 7th Place, Grant Weber, Hartford, WI - Polaris. 8th Place, Austin Lunde, Flom, MN - Arctic Cat. 9th Place, Ron Bestul, Winger, MN - Polaris. 10th Place, Cole Weber, Hartford, WI - Polaris. DNF, Luke Lampert, Chokio, MN - Polaris.
     Expert 85 (2 4-lap heats)  1st Place, Marcu Herfindahl, Lake Park, MN - Arctic Cat. 2nd Place, Ryan Weidemann, Stratford, IA - Arctic Cat. 3rd Place, Justin Olson, Pequot Lakes, MN - Arctic Cat. 4th Place, Dave Jurina, Mahnomen, MN - Arctic Cat. 5th Place, Thomas Junglen, Nowthen, MN - Arctic Cat. 6th Place, Terron Gettel, Ogema, MN - Ski-Doo.
     Masters 40 & Over (2 4-lap heats)  1st Place, Gabe Bunke, Moorhead, MN - Polaris. 2nd Place, Justin Tate, Scandia, MN - Polaris.
     Masters 50+(2 4-lap heats)  1st Place, Jon Arneson, Independence, MN - Arctic Cat. 2nd Place, Erik Nymann, Plummer, MN - Arctic Cat. 3rd Place, Glen Arlaud, Gonvick, MN - Yamaha. 4th Place, David Wandschneider, Fosston, MN - Arctic Cat.
     Sport 85 (2 4-lap heats)  1st Place, Thomas Junglen, Elk River, MN - Arctic Cat. 2nd Place, Evan Peppel, Roseau, MN - Polaris. 3rd Place, Keaton Black, Greenbush, MN - Arctic Cat. 4th Place, Blair Herfindahl, Lake Park, MN - Arctic Cat. 5th Place, Ryan Weidemann, Stratford, IA - Arctic Cat. 6th Place, Justin Olson, Pequot Lakes, MN - Arctic Cat. 7th Place, Blaise Potucek, Warren, MN - Arctic Cat. 8th Place, Boe Bunke, Moorhead, MN - Polaris. 9th Place, Marshall Busse, Green Bay, WI - Arctic Cat. 10th Place, Dave Jurina, Mahnomen, MN - Arctic Cat. 11th Place, Eli Nelson, Britton, SD - Arctic Cat. 12th Place, Nathan Olson, Pequot Lakes, MN - Arctic Cat.
     Sport 600 Stock (2 4-lap heats)  1st Place, Andy Junglen, Nowthen, MN - Arctic Cat. 2nd Place, David Brown, Andover, MN - Arctic Cat. 3rd Place, Mitch Sebastian, Spencer, IA - Yamaha. 4th Place, Cody Wolter, Walker, MN - Polaris. 5th Place, Todd Severson, North Fond Du Lac, WI - Arctic Cat. 6th Place, Garet Grzadzielewski, Manvel, ND - Arctic Cat. 7th Place, Jacob Dahle, Morristown, MN - Ski-Doo. 8th Place, Skyler Soyring, Waubun, MN - Ski-Doo. 9th Place, Jeff Hayford, Walker, MN - Polaris. 10th Place, Terron Gettel, Ogema, MN - Ski-Doo. 11th Place, Ross Ilstrup, Elk River, MN - Arctic Cat. 12th Place, Cory Loeffler, Red Lake Falls, MN - Arctic Cat. 13th Place, Austin Dohse, Houghton, MI - Polaris. 14th Place, Dan Herberg, Princeton, MN - Polaris. 15th Place, Ron Bestul, Winger, MN - Polaris.
     Sport 600 Open (2 4-lap heats)  1st Place, Todd Severson, North Fond Du Lac, WI - Arctic Cat. 2nd Place, Jacob Dahle, Morristown, MN - Ski-Doo. 3rd Place, Erik Nymann, Plummer, MN - Arctic Cat. 4th Place, Cade Hayford, Walker, MN - Polaris. 5th Place, Austin Dohse, Houghton, MI - Polaris. 6th Place, Brandon Christen, Frazee, MN - Arctic Cat. DNF, Dylan Herman, Detroit Lakes, MN - Arctic Cat.
     Trail (2 4-lap heats)  1st Place, Andy Mack, Buxton, ND - Ski-Doo. 2nd Place, Morgan Nyquist, Moorhead, MN - Arctic Cat. 3rd Place, Ben Thomas, St. Joseph, MN - Arctic Cat. 4th Place, Lucas Burnside, Vergas, MN - Arctic Cat.
     Vintage (2 4-lap heats)  1st Place, Adam Geisler, Warroad, MN - Ski-Doo. 2nd Place, Gary Tintes, Litchfield, MN - Arctic Cat. DNF, Will Young, North Branch, MN - Arctic Cat. DNF, Bill Young, North Branch, MN - Arctic Cat. DNF, Paul Sillerud, Pelican Rapids, MN - Arctic Cat.
     Vintage 50+ (2 4-lap heats)  1st Place, Gary Tintes, Litchfiels, MN - Arctic Cat.
     Classic IFS 1980-1997 (2 4-lap heats)  1st Place, Ryan Nelson, Willmar, MN - Polaris. 2nd Place, Brian Brown, Hanover, MN - Arctic Cat. 3rd Place, Steve Martinson, Devils Lake, ND - Arctic Cat. 4th Place, Jake Fischer, Chokio, MN - Polaris. 5th Place, Luke Lampert, Chokio, MN - Polaris. 6th Place, Kellin Geisler, Warroad, MN - Polaris. DNF, Kyle Grover, Bagley, MN - Arctic Cat. DNF, Don Killian, McIntosh, MN - Polaris.
     Classic IFS 50+ (2 4-lap heats)   1st Place, Scott Ilstrup, Elk River, MN - Arctic Cat. DNF, Don Killian, McIntosh, MN - Polaris.
     Pro Women (2 4-lap heats)  1st Place, Jill Tangen, Duluth, MN - Polaris. 2nd Place, Lydia Sobeck, Winona, MN - Ski-Doo. 3rd Place, Savannah Landrus, Andover, MN - Arctic Cat.
     Junior 10-13 (2 4-lap heats)  1st Place, Marshall Busse, Green Bay, WI - Arctic Cat. 2nd Place, Nicholas Nyquist, Moorhead, MN - Arctic Cat. 3rd Place, Lucas Houle, Forest Lake, MN - Arctic Cat. 4th Place, Abe Olson, Thief River Falls, MN - Arctic Cat. 5th Place, Luke VanLyssel. 6th Place, Caleb Nymann, Plummer, MN - Arctic Cat. 7th Place, Cooper Kangas, Goodridge, MN - Arctic Cat. 8th Place, Hunter Kiesow, Goodridge, MN - Arctic Cat. 9th Place, Blair Potucek, Warren, MN - Arctic Cat.
     Junior 14-17 (2 4-lap heats)  1st Place, Evan Peppel, Roseau, MN - Polaris. 2nd Place, Blair Herfindahl, Lake Park, MN - Arctic Cat. 3rd Place, Marcus Herfindahl, Lake Park, MN - Arctic Cat. 4th Place, Thomas Junglen, Nowthen, MN - Arctic Cat. 5th Place, Blaise Potucek, Warren, MN - Arctic Cat. 6th Place, Paul Brown, Hanover, MN - Arctic Cat. 7th Place, Keaton Black, Greenbush, MN - Arctic Cat. 8th Place, Boe Bunke, Moorhead, MN - Polaris. 9th Place, Taylor Netland, Thief River Falls, MN - Arctic Cat. 10th Place, Dawson Diesen, Wannaska, MN - Arctic Cat. 11th Place, Braden Sillerud, Pelican Rapids, MN - Arctic Cat. 12th Place, Lucas Burnside, Vergas, MN - Arctic Cat.
     Junior 14-17 Girls (2 4-lap heats)  1st Place, Sara Larson, Thompson, ND - Arctic Cat. 2nd Place, Hanna Black, Greenbush, MN - Arctic Cat. 3rd Place, Hannah Diesen, Wannaska, MN - Arctic Cat