Welcome to USXC Racing

We are starting our 6th year, time sure flies. As everyone knows the snowmobile industry can be challenging, especially when you need mother nature to cooperate. It seems we must work around her schedule more than her around ours. USXC ran 7 events in 2017 with 7 more scheduled for the 2018 season. We were finally able to run the I 500 from Winnipeg down to Bemidji last year. That format worked excellent and will be almost the same course this year. We have added some classes to get more participation plus have a new title sponsor in the Christian Brothers Auto group.
I would like to thank the sponsors that make it possible for USXC to exist. The participants, their crews and family's for how good they are to work with. When I go up on the roof of the scoring trailer and look around the morning of a race and see hundreds of racers, their equipment and trailers, I say to myself “This makes it all worthwhile.” The manufacturers can test their products against each other, young racers learn how to compete and be competitive, learning skills they carry with them the rest of their lives. The thing we enjoy most is the family atmosphere. The parents, wives, families, etc. all working together to support their racers.
USXC is extremely fortunate to have a dedicated professional crew. It’s 3 to 4 days out of their lives for every event, they’re up early, many times working past 10:00 pm. When you see them at events, say thank you, a kind word goes along way. They are the reason our events run to perfection.
I have to thank our sponsors, without them there would be no circuit. Patronize them, tell them you're a USXC racer, many have special discounts for USXC members, such as Christian Bros. Auto group and Country Cat.
Finally, to all our participants, thank you for making USXC the premier XC circuit in the country. Thank you for being so good to work with and acting in a professional manner. Ride safe, ride smart, don't ride over your head. Let's get through the season with no major injuries.

Best Regards,

Brian Nelson

New Schedule for 2017-2018

Here is the New Schedule for 2017-2018 for USXC Racing:

Dec. 16th & 17th - Gerald Dyrdahl Memorial Pine Lake 100, Gonvick, MN
Jan. 6th - Turtle River Rough Rider 100 - Manvel, ND
Jan. 20th & 21st - Park Rapids 106 - Park Rapids, MN
       (Park Rapids will be 2 one day events. Cross country ditch Day 1 and Paul Bunyan Forest Day 2)
Jan. 27th & 28th - Seven Clans Thief River 250 - Seven Clans Casino, Thief River Falls, MN
Feb. 8th, 9th & 10th - Winnipeg to Bemidji I-500
Feb. 24th & 25th - Seven Clans Warroad 100 - Warroad, MN
March 3rd & 4th - Naytahwaush 100 - Naytahwaush, MN

April 14th - USXC Year End Awards Banquet - Thumper Pond Resort, Ottertail, MN

Keep checking back for more information.

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XC RACING; RACING AS IT’S MEANT TO BE.

*USXC Racing is the largest cross-country snowmobile racing organization in North America.  The 2017-18 season will consist of seven events in Minnesota, North Dakota and Manitoba, which will run from December 2017 to March 2018. Over 300 participants race for year end points and cash awards over the toughest terrain mother nature can create.

Tentative Schedule for 2017-2018

Here is the tentative Schedule for 2017-2018 for USXC Racing:

Dec. 16th & 17th - Pine Lake, MN (Dec. 30th & 31st alternative dates)
Jan. 13th and 14th - Park Rapids, MN
Jan. 20th - Manvel, ND
Jan. 27th - ERX, Elk River MN (Pro and Semi Pro Only)
Feb. 8th, 9th & 10th - Winnipeg to Bemidji I-500
       (Alternative race Feb. 10th and 11th at TRF 7 Clans Casino 250)
Feb. 24th & 25th - Warroad 7 Clans
March 3rd & 4th - Naytahwaush, MN

Keep checking back for more information.

Follow USXC Racing on Facebook or USXCRACING.COM
XC RACING; RACING AS IT’S MEANT TO BE.

*USXC Racing is the largest cross-country snowmobile racing organization in North America.  The 2017-18 season will consist of seven events in Minnesota, North Dakota and Manitoba, which will run from December 2017 to March 2018. Over 300 participants race for year end points and cash awards over the toughest terrain mother nature can create.

Next Race is Warroad

The USXC Racing team heads to Warroad, MN Feb. 25th and 26th for the Seven Clans Warroad 100. This is the 6th of 7 USXC events for the season and drivers are pushing hard for year end championship points.

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USXC 2017 Race #1

In what has turned into a time honored "kick off" to cross country snowmobile racing, the Gerald Dyrdahl Memorial-Pine Lake 200 will be coming your way on January 7th and 8th once again this year on beautiful Pine Lake, just south of Gonvick, MN.TopRotatorPineLake360x229

In what is turning into a truly historic event, you can expect speeds of 118 mph in the Minnesota vs Michigan Pro Open challenge race on Saturday, as well as the best of the best pro riders in the United States and Canada battling it out on Sunday for the Gerald Dyrdahl Memorial-Pro 600 class. The last few years the top finishers have all been within 2-5 seconds of each other after 100 miles. Last years (first time ever Pine Lake) winner, Corey Davidson of Holt MN, took home $13,000.00 in cash and factory contingencies! The total purse in all classes remarkably exceeded $70,000.00!

USXC and the local non profit promoter, Five Star Motorsports Promotions, is hopeful to exceed that amount this year if they get another great crowd and yet another year of great racing.

USXC Racing has 21 classes of racing from Pros down thru juniors. Come watch the greatest show on snow! Racing starts at 9:00 AM each day.

Click here for Pine Lake race Flyer

USXC Racers At Duluth

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Even though we’re a few weeks away from the season opener of the 2017 USXC race season at Pine Lake, it didn't stop the racers from getting the race jitters out before the season starts at the AMSOIL Duluth Snocross National. Only three USXC racers ventured in to the world of snocross for the weekend, Wes Selby, Adam Mach, and Ross Ilstrup.

Duluth2300x200Ilstrup raced the Sport Lite class both Friday and Saturday and had tough races all weekend but kept pushing through and got better by weekend’s end. Ross said he had a lot of fun and says snocross is a good way to help train for the cross-country season. He hopes to make it to Duluth more in the future now that he is a full-time college student, Ross hopes to make it to all the terrain races this season. He is also moving up to the Semi-Pro classes and the 600cc sled.

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Mach also raced the Sport Lite class both days and had good, solid races but wasn't able to make the finals. The Arctic Cat pilot just came to race Duluth to have fun on his sled. 

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The 2016 USXC Racing Pro Open champion, Wes Selby, coming from a snocross racing background before coming over to cross-country racing, went back to his roots this weekend. Selby raced the Pro Am +30 class on Friday and won his first heat and had a tip over in his second heat. He finished 4th in the final. On Saturday, Wes ran the Pro Am +30 class again and also the newly formed SnowBike class on the new Arctic Cat SVX450. In the Snowbike class, Selby struggled with suspension settings but when it came to the final, the Cat pilot got a good start and ran 2nd all race long and that’s where he finished. In the +30 class, Selby had good qualifying all day and got a top 5 start in the final and moved his way into 2nd behind Polaris racer Iain Hayden where he finished the race. He said, "It feels good to get Arctic Cat up on the podium twice tonight in both classes." Wes plans on defending his USXC Pro Open championship as well as adding the Pro 600 championship this year. He says he likes racing Duluth to help get the body in shape and mind back into race mode for the season.

Now we wait for old man winter to come back to life for the Gerald Drydahl Memorial Pine Lake 200 coming up on January 7-8, 2017 in Gonvick, MN.

Duluth6301x200Ross Ilstrup battling thru the pack in his Sport Lite heat.

 

 

 

 

 

Duluth7300x200Adam Mach getting the feel for the snocross track in Duluth.

 

Duluth8300x200Wes Selby had a good weekend in Duluth finishing 2nd in the SnowBike class final and winning a heat in finishing 2nd in Saturday's Pro Am +30 class final.

 

Click here to see the our Duluth video.

Article, photos and video by Casey Hultgren.