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The next stop on the 2020 USXC tour is in Manvel, North Dakota, approximately 15 miles northwest of Grand Forks, North Dakota on Saturday, February 22, 2020. This is the third year that the Turtle River Rough Rider 100 has been on the schedule. However, blizzard conditions cancelled the event last year for the safety of our racers.

This year the course is a 12.5 mile loop with various lap counts for each class. Unlike the past couple events, this race is a heat format so only a few classes will go out with each other. This is also the only one day event on the schedule this year.
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There will be a pre ride for this event at 8:45 AM. The course must be cleared by 9:15 AM to prepare for racing action. Staging for the first race will be at 9:30 AM. Racing will start at 10 AM with Pro Open, Semi-Pro Improved, and Masters 40 being the first to the line. These riders will run four laps equaling 50 miles. Race two will be the Classic, Vintage, and Junior classes all doing four laps as well. The third race will consist of Semi Pro, Sport 600 Improved, and Women doing four laps. Heat four will have the Masters 50, Sport 600, and Expert 600 Limited classes competing with three laps. The final race of the day will be the action-packed Pro Stock class. This heat will run 8 laps equaling 100 miles of North Dakota terrain. The awards will be held at Oldham Saloon in Manvel one hour after the completion of the race.
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In 2018, Zach Herfindahl claimed the Turtle River Rough Rider 100 title on his Arctic Cat. Polaris riders Andrew Carlson, and Justin Tate rounded out the podium. Aaron Christensen took home fourth on his Polaris and Arctic Cat’s Ryan Trout took fifth. In 2018, Charlie Revering won the Semi-Pro class on his Polaris.
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Currently in the 2019-2020 Pro Stock points standings, Aaron Christensen (Polaris) is on top with an 18 point lead over Justin Tate (Polaris). Arctic Cat riders, Zach Herfindahl and Wes Selby, are tied for third being 30 points behind the leader. In Semi-Pro Marshall Busse (Polaris) is leading the points standings. Dustin Dohrn (Ski-doo) is in second 48 points back and Abe Olson (Arctic Cat) is in third 75 points behind the leader.
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The Turtle River Rough Rider 100 will mark the fifth race on the 2019-2020 season schedule.

Story and photos by: Emily Wicklund