Team Arctic opened the 2014-15 AMSOIL Championship Snocross season on a high note, winning eight of 15 classes and securing 20 of 45 podium finishes at Spirit Mountain in Duluth, Minn.
Leading the charge for the beginning of his 15th season atop the Pro category was Tucker Hibbert, who stomped his particular brand of authority on the premier class with wins in every heat and both Pro Open finals to notch his 96th and 97th career victories. David Joanis and Logan Christian also delivered inspired performances in the premier class, setting the stage for a strong season.
Montana Jess returned to competition for the first time since suffering what was nearly a career-ending hand injury last season, taking an emotional win in the Sport final. Other Team Arctic class winners at Duluth included Lee Butler in ProAm Plus 30, Trent Wittwer and Colin Kernz in the Amateur classes, Carson Alread in Junior Novice, and Anson Scheele in Transition.
“With the talented racers and mechanics on our team matched by the more potent 2015 ZR6000R SX in the ProCross chassis, we expected to do well at the season opener,” says Mike Kloety, Team Arctic Race Manager, “But you never know until it all plays out. To win more than half of the classes while taking 45 percent of the podium places proves that we are the ones to beat for the 2015 season. We’re proud of all the Team Arctic racers, crew and fans who made Duluth the perfect season opener.”
The next stop on the 2015 ISOC National tour is Dec. 12-13, 2014, in Fargo, ND.