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    Planning eight events over three months is one thing, seeing them all come true is another. When the first green flag dropped at Pine Lake, near Gonvick, Minn., December 14, who knew racers would have the opportunity to compete throughout an entire season of racing action. Eight events, eight venues, and eight Minnesota cities. Truly special.

    The recurring theme all winter was the brutal weather facing racers, crews, and fans, that is, until the final race of the year in Walker, Minn. No one in the United States seemed to be immune to harsh winter conditions in 2013-2014. As a result, it was hard to get anyone to feel sorry for USXC competitors. As always, though, the cross country racers endured below zero temps and storm laden driving conditions to and from the races to rock the courses at break-neck pace.

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      Christian Brothers Racing Geneva

      Nestled in the Southeastern corner of Wisconsin, Lake Geneva has played host to the final National snocross event of the season for over a decade and a half. Carved into the ski slopes of Grand Geneva Resort, the ISOC Grand Finale track was one of the longest and most challenging of the season, boasting features the riders don’t even see at the Winter X Games including three uphill and downhill runs.

      DOC360/DRIFT Racing/Troy Lee Designs/Arctic Cat rider Logan Christian posted strong performances Saturday and Sunday at Lake Geneva, placing sixth and eighth respectively. This came after a tough Friday where Christian missed making the final by one position. Final season points tally put Christian in sixth place overall in the premier Pro Open class.

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        Logan Christian

        A jam-packed race calendar saw the Christian Brothers Racing team spread across three states and just as many time zones as riders competed in National snocross in Michigan, cross-country in Minnesota and a 2,000-mile race in Alaska. The results were combination of triumph and heartbreak.

        Christian Brothers Racing snocross riders competed in the Soaring Eagle’s Snocross in Mt. Pleasant, Mich. After two events that featured ultra-small bullring-style tracks, Mt. Pleasant got the riders back onto a longer, more spread-out track layout.

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          Brian Dick and Zach Herfindahl

          The USXC Seven Clans I-500 is one of the most grueling and prestigious races in snowmobiling. Run in and around Thief River Falls, Minn., the hometown of Arctic Cat snowmobiles, the race is the modern version of the famed Winnipeg to St. Paul race that dates back to 1966. The three-day race features roughly 160 miles of racing each day in ditches, woods, river and fields of Northern Minnesota.

          Christian Brothers Racing rider Brian Dick won the race for the second time in his career this past Saturday with teammate Zach Herfindahl finishing about two minutes behind him in second place. Christian Brothers Racing has won the past three runnings of the event with Brian winning in 2011 and Ryan Simons winning in 2013 (2012 was cancelled due to weather).

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            Brian Dick USXC

            Team Arctic racers went into Willmar, Minn. for the third round of the USXC cross-country series on a roll and walked out with 13 victories and 39 of 60 podium positions.

            Team Arctic/Christian Brothers Racing Pro Brian Dick once again topped the premier category, winning the Pro Open class and finishing second in Pro Stock. Teammate Zach Herfindahl took third in the Open while Wes Selby finished third in the Stock final. Along with Chad Lian and Jordan Torgerson, Team Arctic racers took five of the top 10 positions in the Open class.

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