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2018 USXC Lake Racing
Saturday & Sunday, March 3rd & 4th
     The Naytahwaush 100, approximate 11.7-mile race track with all classes, two day final results.
     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 Factory 600 
1st Place, Taylor Bunke, Moorhead, MN - Polaris.
2nd Place, Chad Lian, Thief River Falls, MN - Arctic Cat. 
3rd Place, Aaron Christensen, Metiskow, Alberta, Canada - Polaris.
4th Place, Re Wadena, Dilworth, MN - Arctic Cat.
5th Place, Ryan Faust, Rubicon, WI - Polaris.
6th Place, Alex Hetteen, Roseau, MN - Polaris.
7th Place, David Brown, Hanover, MN - Arctic Cat.
8th Place, Zach Herfindahl, Eagle River, WI - Arctic Cat.
9th Place, Dustin Schwandt, Fox Lake, WI - Arctic Cat.
10th Place, Dan Revering, Fergus Falls, MN - Polaris.
11th Place, Andy Wenzlaff, Nekoosa, WI - Polaris.
12th Place, Dillan Dohrn, Elgin, MN - Ski-Doo.
13th Place, Matt Feil, Bemidji, MN - Arctic Cat.
14th Place, Wesley Selby, Grand Lake, CO - Arctic Cat.
15th Place, Dylan Stevens, Mahnomen, MN - Arctic Cat.
16th Place, Andrew Carlson, Elk River, MN - Polaris.
17th Place, Dalton Fredrickson, Thief River Falls, MN - Arctic Cat.
18th Place, Nicholas Janke, Johnson, MN - Polaris.
Pro Open
1st Place, Zach Herfindahl, Eagle River, WI - Arctic Cat.
2nd Place, Ryan Faust, Rubicon, WI - Polaris.
3rd Place, Wes Selby, Grand Lake, CO - Arctic Cat. 
4th Place, Ean Voight, Park Rapids, MN - Arctic Cat.
5th Place, Taylor Bunke, Moorhead, MN - Polaris.
6th Place, Andy Wenzlaff, Nekoosa, WI - Polaris.
7th Place, Aaron Christensen, Metiskow, Alberta, Canada - Polaris.
8th Place, Alex Hetteen, Roseau, MN - Polaris.
9th Place, Garet Grzadzielewski, Manvel, ND - Arctic Cat.
10th Place, Andrew Carlson, Elk River, MN - Polaris.
11th Place, Ryan Trout, Browerville, MN - Arctic Cat.
12th Place, Chad Lian, Thief River Falls, MN - Arctic Cat.
Semi Pro Factory 600   
1st Place, David Brown, Hanover, MN - Arctic Cat.
2nd Place, Gunner Arlaud, Gonvick, MN - Arctic Cat.
3rd Place, Tony Smith, Willmar, MN - Polaris.
4th Place, Garet Grzadzielewski, Manvel, ND - Arctic Cat.
5th Place, Dustin Schwandt, Fox Lake, WI - Arctic Cat.
6th Place, Dan Revering, Fergus Falls, MN - Polaris.
7th Place, Joseph Wood, Red Lake Falls, MN - Polaris.
8th Place, Nicholas Jahnke, Johnson, MN - Polaris.
9th Place, Thomas Junglen, Nowthen, MN - Arctic Cat.
10th Place, Dylan Stevens, Mahnomen, MN - Arctic Cat.
11th Place, Charles Revering, Fergus Falls, MN - Polaris.
12th Place, Grant Weber, Hartford, WI - Polaris.
13th Place, Tyler Oettinger, Rhinelander, WI - Arctic Cat.
14th Place, Derek Frie, East Bethel, MN - Polaris.
15th Place, Ean Voight, Park Rapids, MN - Arctic Cat.
16th Place, Cale Anseeuw, Oak Bluff, Manitoba, Canada - Ski-Doo.
17th Place, Cody Wolter, Walker, MN - Polaris.
18th Place, Dustin Dohrn, Elgin, MN - Ski-Doo.
19th Place, Skyler Soyring, Waubun, MN - Ski-Doo.
20th Place, Mitch Sebastian, Spencer, IA - Yamaha.
21st Place, Brandon Wolter, Walker, MN - Polaris.
22nd Place, Keaton Black, Greenbush, MN - Arctic Cat.
23rd Place, O'Ryan Bosek - Polaris.
24th Place, Jacob Dahle, Morristown, MN - Ski-Doo.
Semi Pro Imp  
1st Place, Joseph Wood, Red Lake Falls, MN - Polaris.
2nd Place, Dustin Dohrn, Elgin, MN - Ski-Doo.
3rd Place, Mitch Sebastian, Spencer, IA - Arctic Cat.
4th Place, Jim Sobeck, Winona, MN - Ski-Doo.
5th Place, Tyler Brown, Hanover, MN - Arctic Cat.
6th Place, Brian Brodehl - Arctic Cat.
I 500 Factory 600
1st Place, David Brown, Hanover, MN - Arctic Cat.
2nd Place, Dan Revering, Fergus Falls, MN - Polaris.
3rd Place, Garet Grzadzielewski, Manvel, ND - Arctic Cat.
4th Place, Grant Weber, Hartford, WI - Polaris. 
5th Place, Dustin Schwandt, Fox Lake, WI - Arctic Cat.
6th Place, Tyler Oettinger, Rhinelander, WI - Arctic Cat.
7th Place, Cale Anseeuw, Oak Bluff, Manitoba, Canada - Ski-Doo.
8th Place, Cody Wolter, Walker, MN - Polaris.
9th Place, Brandon Wolter, Walker, MN - Polaris.
10th Place, Jason Lunde, Flom, MN - Arctic Cat.
11th Place, Austin Lunde, Flom, MN - Arctic Cat.
I-500 Open
1st Place, Ean Voight, Park Rapids, MN - Arctic Cat.
2nd Place, Mitch Sebastian, Spencer, IA - Yamaha.
3rd Place, Jared Christensen, Rush City, MN - Polaris.
4th Place, Brian Brodehl - Arctic Cat.
Expert 600 Limited
1st Place, Morgan Nyquist, Moorhead, MN - Arctic Cat.
2nd Place, Braden Sillerud, Pelican Rapids, MN - Arctic Cat. 
3rd Place, Dave Jurina, Mahnomen, MN - Arctic Cat.
4th Place, Blake Halbasch, Monticello
, MN - Arctic Cat.

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Expert 600 Limited Improved
1st Place, Morgan Nyquist, Moorhead, MN - Arctic Cat. 
2nd Place, Braden Sillerud, Pelican Rapids, MN - Arctic Cat.
Masters 40 & Over
1st Place, Gabe Bunke, Moorhead, MN - Polaris. 
2nd Place, Brian Brodehl - Arctic Cat

Masters 50+
1st Place, Jim Sobeck, Winona, MN - Ski-Doo. 
2nd Place, Glen Arlaud, Gonvick, MN - Yamaha.
Sport 600 Limited  
1st Place, Marshall Busse, Green Bay, WI - Arctic Cat.
2nd Place, Paul Brown, Hanover, MN - Arctic Cat.
3rd Place, Nicholas Nyquist, Moorhead, MN - Arctic Cat.
4th Place, Evan Peppel, Roseau, MN - Polaris.
5th Place, Abe Olson, Thief River Falls, MN - Arctic Cat.
6th Place, Boe Bunke, Moorhead, MN - Polaris.
7th Place, Lucas Houle, Forest Lake, MN - Arctic Cat.
8th Place, Dawson Diesen, Wannaska, MN - Arctic Cat.
Sport 600 Stock   
1st Place, Derek Frie, East Bethel, MN - Polaris.
2nd Place, Savannah Landrus, Ely, MN - Arctic Cat.
3rd Place, Cole Boyd, Aitkin, MN - Arctic Cat.
4th Place, Thomas Junglen, Nowthen, MN - Ski-Doo.
5th Place, Justin Olson, Pequot Lakes, MN - Arctic Cat.
6th Place, Keaton Black, Greenbush, MN - Arctic Cat.
7th Place, Jacob Dahle, Morristown, MN - Ski-Doo.
8th Place, Peder Erickson, Barnesville, MN - Arctic Cat.
9th Place, Mark Friesen - Arctic Cat 
10th Place, Leah Bauer, New Richmond, WI - Ski-Doo.
Sport 600 Improved  
1st Place, Lydia Sobeck, Winona, MN - Ski-Doo.
2nd Place, Tyler Brown, Hanover, MN - Arctic Cat.
3rd Place, Justin Olson, Pequot Lakes, MN - Arctic Cat.
4th Place, Peder Erickson, Barnesville, MN - Arctic Cat.
5th Place, Mark Friesen - Arctic Cat 
6th Place, Andy Mack, Buxton, ND - Ski-Doo.
7th Place, Cole Boyd, Aitkin, MN - Arctic Cat.
    
Trail 
1st Place, Morgan Nyquist, Moorhead, MN - Arctic Cat
2nd Place, Lucas Burnside, Vergas, MN - Arctic Cat.
3rd Place, Eli Nelson, Britton, SD - Arctic Cat.
4th Place, Andy Mack, Buxton, ND - Ski-Doo.
5th Place, Nathan Olson, Pequot Lakes, MN - Arctic Cat.
6th Place, Tyler Burnside, Vergas, MN - Arctic Cat.

Vintage   
1st Place, Collin Grover, Bagley, MN - Arctic Cat. 
2nd Place, Bill Young, North Branch, MN - Arctic Cat. 
Classic IFS 1980-1997   
1st Place, Ryan Nelson, Willmar, MN - Polaris.
2nd Place, Kellin Geisler, Warroad, MN - Polaris. 
3rd Place,  Adam Geisler, Warroad, MN - Ski-Doo.
4th Place,  Will Young, North Branch, MN - Ski-Doo.
Classic IFS 50+    
1st Place, Brian Brown, Hanover, MN - Arctic Cat. 
Pro Women   
1st Place, Savannah Landrus, Ely, MN - Arctic Cat. 
2nd Place, Lydia Sobeck, Winona, MN - Ski-Doo. 
3rd Place, Leah Bauer, New Richmond, WI - Ski-Doo.
4th Place, Sara Larson, Thompson, ND - Arctic Cat.
Junior 10-13   
1st Place, Jesse Hallstrom - Arctic Cat.
2nd Place, Oliver Olson - Polaris.
3rd Place, Cooper Kangas, Goodridge, MN - Arctic Cat.
4th Place, Derek Kloety, Saint Hillare, MN - Arctic Cat.
5th Place, Caleb Nymann, Plummer, MN - Arctic Cat.
6th Place, Easton Dickinson - Polaris.
7th Place, Blair Potucek, Warren, MN - Arctic Cat.
Junior 14-17   
1st Place, Marshall Busse, Green Bay, WI - Arctic Cat.
2nd Place, Nicholas Nyquist, Moorhead, MN - Arctic Cat.
3rd Place, Paul Brown, Hanover, MN - Arctic Cat.
4th Place, Evan Peppel, Roseau, MN - Polaris. 
5th Place, Abe Olson, Thief River Falls, MN - Arctic Cat.
6th Place, Lucas Burnside, Vergas, MN - Arctic Cat.
7th Place, Taylor Netland, Thief River Falls, MN - Arctic Cat.
8th Place, Boe Bunke, Moorhead, MN - Polaris.
9th Place, Lucas Houle, Forest Lake, MN - Arctic Cat.
10th Place, Dawson Diesen, Wannaska, MN - Arctic Cat. 
Junior 14-17 Girls   
1st Place, Hannah Diesen, Wannaska, MN - Arctic Cat.
2nd Place, Gabby Hallstrom - Arctic Cat. 
3rd Place, Hanna Black, Greenbush, MN - Arctic Cat. 

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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.



Naytahwaush Nightriders 48th Annual Snodeo Results
     The following are the results from the 48th Annual Snodeo, held Saturday and Sunday, March 3rd and 4th, 2018, at Pinehurst Resort on North Twin Lake. The event is sponsored by the Naytahwaush Nightriders Snowmobile Club. This marked the third 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 & 2017 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, Ice Cracking Lodge, Keith Francis Construction, Lakes Septic Pumping, Larson's Parts & Repair, 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, *TEAM Industries, 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 2017-18 season consisted of seven events in Minnesota, North Dakota and Manitoba, which ran from December 2017 to March 2018. Over 300 participants race for year-end points and cash awards.


Saturday, March 3rd and Sunday, March 4th
Dawn Kirsch Memorial Radar Runs
Shaved Track - Timing System (Speed Trap)  Must have snowmobile safety certificate.
1 sled = 1 class, Must turn in card at the end of each day & complete 3 runs for a trophy.
Top Daily Speeds
($100.00 for top speed each day. Money donated by Lonesome Pine Rentals and Pinehurst Resort.)Saturday's Best Speed, $100 winner - Bryan Ernst, West Fargo, ND - 4-Stroke Traction Improved Stock Class 27 - 2009 Arctic Cat Z1 Turbo - 141.06 mph.
Sunday's Best Speed, $100 winner -  Tyde Berg, Spicer, MN - Modified Open Class 21 - 2003 Anderson Arctic Mod - 149.9 mph.
*New this year* Sunday's $100 drawing winner (Best Speed of weekend in each class, excluding Top Speed of the Day) Timmy Freeman, Blackduck, MN - Traction Stock 800 Liquid Class 7 - 2001 Arctic Cat ZRT - 105.48 mph.
Top Weekend Speeds
(1st Place trophies in each class for the top speed of the weekend. Trophies were donated by the Shooting Star Casino.)
Non-Traction
Class 1 - 0-500 Liquid - Jesse Wadena, Naytahwaush, MN - 2001 Polaris Edge 500 - 80.29
Class 2 - 600 Liquid - Robert Vogt, Pennock, MN - 2002 Arctic Cat ZR - 85.91 mph.
Class 3 - Open - Scott Hendricks, Bemidji, MN - 2012 Arctic Cat XF 1100 - 98.98 mph.
Traction Stock
Class 4 - 0-500 Liquid - Brenda Bray, Hackensack, MN - 2002 Ski-Doo MXZ - 99.68 mph.
Class 5 - 600 Liquid - Brenda Bray, Hackensack, MN - 2008 Ski-Doo MXZ - 105.48 mph.
Class 6 - 700 Liquid - Madisen Heuer, Leonard, MN - 2004 Arctic Cat F7 - 113.63 mph.
Class 7 - 800 Liquid - Timmy Freeman, Blackduck, MN - 2001 Arctic Cat ZRT - 105.48 mph.
Class 8 - Open Liquid - Ryan Holweger, Grand Forks, ND - 2010 Arctic Cat CFR 1000 - 110.94 mph.
Improved Stock
Class 9 - 0-500 Liquid - Schmidt Racing, LaPorte, MN - 2002 Polaris ProX 440- 109.06 mph.
Class 10 - 600 Liquid - Scott Hendricks, Bemidji, MN - 1996 Arctic Cat ZRT 600 - 104.89 mph.
Class 11 - 700 Liquid - Schmidt Racing (Josh), Bemidji, MN - 2003 Arctic Cat F7 - 109.80 mph.
Class 12 - 800 Liquid - Austin Christopherson, Bemidji, MN - 1996 Arctic Cat ZRT - 123.28 mph.
Class 13 - Open Liquid - Timmy Freeman, Blackduck, MN - 2003 Arctic Cat Thunder Cat - 103.97 mph.

Pro Stock
Class 14 - 600 - No Entries
Class 15 - 700 - No Entries
Class 16 - 800 - No Entries
Class 17 - Open - No Entries

Modified
Class 18 - 600 - Tanner Krause, Dwight, ND - 1997 Ski-Doo MTZ - 101.26 mph.
Class 19 - 700 - No Entries
Class 20 - 800 - Austin Christopherson, Bemidji, MN - 1995 Arctic Cat AND - 123.49 mph.
Class 21 - Open - Tyde Berg, Spicer, MN - 2003 Anderson Arctic Mod - 149.9 mph.

Vintage 1997 & Older
Class 22 - 500 - Kevin Sondreal, Reynolds, ND - 1977 Yamaha SRX - 92.97 mph.
Class 23 - 600 - Patty Eichstadt, Bemidji, MN - 1997 Polaris XC - 97.57 mph.
Class 24 - 700 - No Entries
Class 25 - 800 - Robert Vogt, Pennock, MN - 1996 Arctic Cat TC - 85.91 mph.

4-Stroke Traction
Class 26 - Stock - Bryan Ernst, West Fargo, ND - 2011 Polaris FST - 108.74 mph.
Class 27 - Improved Stock - Bryan Ernst, West Fargo, ND - 2009 Arctic Cat Z1 Turbo - 143.86 mph.
Class 28 - Modified - No Entries
Class 29 - Open - No Entries
Open
Class 30 - Anything Goes - Errol Ernst, Dent, MN - 2009 Arctic Cat Z1 - 130.89 mph.

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2018 Raffle Ticket Winners - Sunday, March 4th
48th 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 - Jason McArthur, Las Vegas, NV.
2nd Prize Ruger American Synthetic 30.06 bolt action Rifle with 3-9 Leopold Scope - Tracey Klobuchar, Fargo, ND.
3rd Prize - $100.00 Cash - Tom McArthur, Naytahwaush, MN.
4th Prize - $100.00 Cash - Jack Peterka, Forest River, ND.
5th Prize - $100.00 Cash - Steve Nyhus, Fosston, MN.
Snodeo Special Raffles were held on
Saturday & Sunday, March 5th & 6th
Ozark Trail 52 qt Cooler winner - Bob & Diane Spaeth, Mahnomen, MN
Klim gear (All proceeds going to the RRV Hospice) winner - Josh Beaulieu, Bemidji, MN.
Arctic Cat Jacket winner - Otto Crandall, Mahnomen, MN
Naytahwaush Nightriders' Neon Clock winner - Otto Crandall, Mahnomen, MN (He donated clock back to the club for use in their groomer shed. Thank you!)
Nintendo Switch with Mario Odyssey game winner - Camile Hoganson, Roosevelt, MN

Plinko Winners (Thank you to the Waubun Hardwood Trailblazers for the use of their board.)
1st Prize - 509 Helmet & goggles - Scott Walberg, Detroit Lakes, MN
2nd Prize -Ice fishing jig rod & reel - Brody Schlick, Mahnomen, MN
3rd Prize - Arctic Cat Sweatshirt - Jen Beckman, Mahnomen, MN




Also, numerous winners of seven 10-pound Bacon Slabs, too.
 
Thank you to all that donated to the Naytahwaush Nightriders Snowmobile Club's trail maintenance fund.

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