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Jeff Fischer #2

Sponsors:   Motorsports plus, Ski-doo, Straight line performance, Frogz-skin, Shockwave adj.helix, Sledhead 24-7, Motor-fist, Bully dog diesel performance, C&A pro skis, braand apparal, merit chev, push turbo,Two-7 designs, SSP powersports

Home Town:  Eagan, MN             Years Racing:   20

Special Notes:  2010 3rd place Mod Drags season points champ, 2009 Mod Drags Points Champion, 2008 Mod Drag Points  Champion, 2009 Pro Open 2nd Place, 2008 Pro Open 2nd Place.  2000 World Champion and Pro Open Season Points Champion,  2001 Snowgoer Top Ten Driver Award.  Past IWA board member and past IWA President.
Classes raced:  Pro Open Ovals, Pro Stock Ovals, Mod Drags
Sled Brand:  Yamaha

   

Joey ("Showtime") Strub #3

Sponsors:   Strub Motorsports Racing Team, Totally Yamaha, Tousley Motorsports, Bikeman Performance, Performance Engineering, HJC Helmets, Castle Apparel, FXR, Appelco Graphics, Millennium Technologies, Exhaust Gas Technologies, Siegel Web Design, and the Strub family

Home Town:  Hudson, WI

Special Notes:  Past IWA officer, 2003-Pro Open points champion, 2004-World Champion Pro Open, 2005- McHenry Pro Open 1st place.  2006-2nd place World Champion Pro Open.
Classes raced:  Pro Open Ovals
Sled Brand:  Yamaha

   

Andy Busse #4

Sponsors:    Ski-Doo, XPS Lubricants, LRM LARRY RUGLAND MOTORSPORTS, C & A Ultra Pro, TEAM Industries, Sunoco Race Fuel, Millennium Technologies, Smith Optics,  Arctic FX, SRPHOTOS.NET, Mountain Machine, Amsoil, Pro Motorsports, Engine Ice, Tekbolt, Captain Trailer Sales, Digatron Performance Data Acquistion Systems, Graphic Sign and Letter Company, SRPhotos.net,  Hein Oil Company, Berlin Building Supply and  Berlin Street Cruzers.

 Home Town:   Berlin, WI

Age 30             Year Racing:  8

Special Notes:  2009 IWA Pro Open World Champion, 2009 IWA Pro Stock Champion, 2008 year end points Pro open ovals-4th place, pro stock ovals-2nd place, mod drags-3rd place. Pro open ovals 1st place Ely MN, finished 2nd in both Pro Open and Pro Stock at Grantsburg in 2008. 2007 points champion in Pro Stock Ovals and Mod Drags. 2007 runner up in Pro Open Ovals. 2006 points champion in all pro classes. Being crowned the first triple crown champion by winning Mod Drags, Pro Stock Ovals, and Pro Open Ovals at the 2006 World Championship in Grantsburg, WI (first time in IWA  history). Winning Mod Drags at every race in 2006. Winning three triple crowns in a row at Grantsburg, Ely, and Park X in 2006. Winning the 2005 points championship in Pro Open and Pro Stock Ovals (first time in IWA history). In 2005 doing a film for OLN and BRP called the Ultimate Playground.

Classes Raced: Pro Open Ovals, Pro Stock Ovals, and Mod Drags

Sled Brand:  Ski-Doo XP Renegade

   

Jason McPheeters #7

Sponsors:   Big Industries, Team Criticize, HMK USA, Fly Racing, Northway Sports, Arctic FX Graphics, NOS Energy Drink, C&A Pro SKis, Last Minute Boyz, PlastiDip International, Frogskinz, Team Industries. 

Home Town:  Zimmerman, MN        Age:  34

Special Notes:  2002 Semi Pro World Champ, 2001 Semi Pro Open Champion.  2010 Pro Open Hill City 2nd Place

Classes raced:  Pro Open Ovals, Pro Stock Ovals.
Sled Brand:  Polaris

   
  Cody Lemke #12
Sponsors: Bikeman performance,  Roberts Excavating, and C&A pro skis
Hometown: Willow River MN
Age: 24
Sled brand: Arctic Cat
Classes raced: semi pro open
Years racing: first year
Special notes: huge thanks to my wife Kimberly and my dad Myron for all of their help and support. 
   

Oliver ("Ole")  Baillargeon #13

Sponsors:   Aaen Performance, Team Industries, Lee's Sports, Larsen Auto Centers, Wardlake Services, Pauls Custom Covers, Weltons Pond, Brenizer Motorsports, Snowmobilers.com . 

Home Town:  Luck, WI        DOB:  7/13/80

Special Notes:  2009 Season Points Champ Semi-Pro Stock.  7th Place in Open on a stock sled.  Can't wait to be running two sleds this year.  I want to thankall my sponsors.  I also want to thank my parents for helping out and mostly my wife for always being there.

Classes raced:  Semi Pro Stock Ovals, Semi Pro Open Ovals
Sled Brand:  Polaris

   
 

Howie Steenberg #14

Sponsors:   Danner Sales, Straightline Performance

Home Town:  Inver Grove Heights, MN

Special Notes:  2008 and 2007 World Champion Pro Open.

Classes raced:  Pro Stock Ovals, Pro Open Ovals
Sled Brand:  Ski-Doo

   

Derek "The Snowman" McPheeters #16

Sponsors:   Big Industries Racing, HMK, Fly Racing, Arctic FX Graphics, Northway Sports, Team Industries, Last Minute Boyz.

Home Town:  Isanti, MN              Years Racing :  15

Special Notes:  

Classes raced:  Pro Ovals
Sled Brand:  Ski-Doo 600 RS

   

Nick Benoy #19

Sponsors:   JT Quality Coatings, Gross Trucking, Wahl Brothers Racing, Snowmobilers.com, Sledfreak.com, OvernightWraps.com, Bikeman Performance, Dennis Kirk, Woody's, Polaris Racing,  Mom and Jason, Dad and Jenefer

Home Town:  Osceola, WI

Age:  15

Special Notes:  Fastest retriever driver in 2009. 

Sled Brand:  Polaris

   

Aaron Wallin #26

 

Sponsors:   Kontny Muscle, Nature-L signs, SLP, Hi-Performance Engineering, Studman Racing, SnowShack, Ken Kolitsch, and my wife, mom and dad.

Home Town:   Wausau, WI           Years Racing:  6

Special Notes: Winning the East/West Challenge in New York in 2008.  This was the first time someone from the IWA circuit won. Also won the Pro Open Shoot Out in Billings MT last summer.

Classes raced:  Pro Open Ovals
Sled Brand:  Polaris IQR 800

   
Trevor Fjosne #27
Sponsors: TF PERFORMANCE ,Quality home and sports center. Sandstone MN , willow river utilities. willow river MN , CA Designs sturgeon lake MN, Schmidt brothers motorsports.
Special notes : First to compete in ovals with a 4-stroke.
Sled brand: Yamaha-Nytro
   

Dale Lindbeck #29

Pro Stock Season Points Champ

Sponsors:   Arctic Cat, Skinz,  Waconia Farm Supply and Arctic Cat, Century Power Sports, Lettertech Graphics, Speedwerx, SPY, Frog Z Skin, Jake Fern Racing.

Home Town:  Chisago City, MN    Years Racing:  watercross every yr since 1988

Racing Highlights:  3 time Grantsburg World Champ, 3 time IWA Points Champ, USSA Ice Oval Champ, WSA Snocross Champ.

Classes raced:  Pro Open Ovals, Pro Stock Ovals
Sled Brand:  Arctic Cat 

   

Kyle Carpenter #30

Sponsors:   Northside Septic Service, Northway Sports, Klim, Bell Helmets, ArcticFX Graphics, NOS Energy Drink, C&A Pro Ski's, Plastidip International, Frogz skin, JW Snoweld, Northside Septic Service

Home Town:  Stacy, MN          Age: 24

Special Notes:  2009 Semi-Pro Open Season Points Champion, won 2009 Semi-Pro at Grantsburg, 2008 Rookie of the Year.

Classes raced:  Pro Open Ovals
Sled Brand:  Pol-Ski--sleds name is the Mighty Mongrel

   

David Fischer #36

Sponsors:   Motorsports plus, Ski-doo, Straight line performance, Frogz-skin, Shockwave adj.helix, Sledhead 24-7, Motor-fist, Bully dog diesel performance, C&A pro skis, braand apparal, merit chev, push turbo,Two-7 designs, SSP powersports

Home Town:  Eagan, MN

Special Notes:  2010 800 Drags Season Points Champ, 2010 600 Drag World Champ, 2010 Semi Pro Stock 3rd Place Season Points, 2009 World Champion 800 Stock Drags, 2009 1st Place Semi Pro Stock, Wausau WI, 2009 Rookie of the Year, 2009 Featured on Andrew Zimmerns Bizarre World on the Travel Channel, 2009 Featured on On the Edge on the Speed Channel.
Classes raced:  Semi Pro Open Ovals, Semi Pro Stock Ovals, 800 Drags
Sled Brand:  Ski-Doo

   
 

Wade Lund #42

Sponsors: James Klink Construction, Brainerd International Raceway “BIR” Terry’s Barber Shop, Pro Tow Auto Care, Bonny View Antiques, Tony Peterson Construction, Tanner Nissan and MN Home Care.
Home Town: Hackensack MN               

Years Racing:  2nd year in watercross

Racing Hightlights:  2nd place Semi Pro open 800 ovals Mooselake Grandprix, 9th & 10th place finish at "BIR" Semi Pro open 800 ovals

Sled Type: Polaris
Classes Raced: Semi-pro open ovals

 

   

Brett Holdt  #58

Sponsors: ABR Performance, Bon Ton Tavern of Luck, WI, Frandsen Bank and Trust, Engstrand Trucking, Highway 70 Storage

Home town: Frederic, WI               

Classes Raced: 800 drags and semi pro stock ovals

Sled Type: Polaris

   
Adam Johnsen #68
Sponsors:  Quality Home and Sports Center TF-Perormance CA Designs.
2 Years of racing

Class: Semi pro ovals
Sled brand: Ski doo XRS
   

Brian Laybourn #74

Sponsors:  Busse Motorsports, Ecklund Motorsports, Modern motorsports, Straightline Performance Auto Art Specialist Inc., Keiper pinned race team, Engine Ice, Leahy's Rustic Inn.

Home Town:   Fairwater, WI                       Age:  24

Special Notes:  Placed 2nd in year end points semi pro stock ovals, 3rd in year end points 800 drags, and got rookie of the year award in 2007. Semi pro open world champ, semi pro open points champ, 2nd in year end points semi pro stock ovals, and Sno-Baron's triple crown semi pro champ for the 2008 race season. Looking forward to racing with the pro's in 2009

Classes raced:  Pro open ovals, pro stock ovals, and mod drags.
Sled Brand:  Skidoo/Arctic cat

   

Shawn Zurn #76

Sponsors:   GLH Performance, C&A Pro Skis, Great Oudoors, US Chrome, Beaver Liquors, The Pump House Bar and Grill, OEM Fabricators, ATVPT.com, E-Town Guitars, Sniper Kustoms, Hi Performance Engineering, Red Line Synthetic Oil, Signs of Ely, GLH Dyno Service. 

Home Town:  Downing, WI

Age:  32

Special Notes: Top 10 Driver Pro Open.  3 Time Mod Drag World Champion, 2010 IWA Team of the Year, Current IWA Board Member.
Classes raced:  Pro Open and Pro Stock
Sled Brand:  GLH Special

   

Matt Ledin #78

Sponsors:   Anderson & Koch Ford, Larry Rugland Performance, Showtime Racing, G.L.H. Performance, Team Industries, Straightline Performance, Millennium Technologies

Home Town:   Luck WI

Age 34

Special Notes:  2001-600 Mod Drag World Champ, 2001 Semi Pro Open point Champ. 2002 700 mod Drag point Champ, 2005-800 Mod Drag point Champ 1st place Pro Stock Frederic 2006.

   
 

Aaron Lundeen # 086

Sponsors:   Jaws Performance, Wayne Born Enterprises

Home Town:   Maple Grove, MN

Special Notes:  I have been racing watercross for 24 years with many wins and many more broken  parts.

Classes raced:  Pro Open Ovals
Sled Brand:  Ski-Doo

   

Mindy Zappa #106

Sponsors:  

Home Town:  

Racing Highlights:

Classes raced: .
Sled Brand

 
   

Josh Anderson #108

Sponsors:   K&A Racing, Chicken Coop Racing, LRM, Stoker Service, Frederic Area Sanitation and a special thank to everyone who has helped me get to where I am at now.

Home Town:   Frederic, WI     

Racing Highlights:  My Rookie Year in 2010!

Classes raced:  Semi Pro Ovals, 800 Drags.
Sled Brand:  Polaris

   

Brandon Kulenkamp  #111

Sponsors:   Wayne-Val Auto Body, A-to-Z Landclearing, Mark's Concrete and Fence.

Home Town:   Mora, MN        Years Racing: 2

Special Notes: Looking forward to stepping it up and winning more races this year.  Special thanks to Rick and Junior at Wayne-Val Auto Body for the great pain job.

Classes raced:  800 Drags, Semi Pro Stock Ovals
Sled Brand:  Polaris

   

Cole Engstrand #119

Sponsors:   ABR Performance Engstrand Trucking, Highway 70 Storage, Bahnn Motorsports, Jeffs Small Engine, Spy Optics

Home Town:   Luck, WI

 Years Racing:   4

Special Notes:   2010 IWA Rookie of the Year

Classes raced:  600 Drags
Sled Brand:  Polaris

   
Mike Simmons #121
Sponsors: Ski Doo, Fly Racing, Western Power Sports, FrogZskin, HMK, Caliber, Fox Shox, RoxSpeedFX, C&A Pro Skis, Fastenal, K&N Filters, StudBoy, Ice Age Performance, TekVest, Skes Snowmobile Parts, ECD Customs, Pauls Custom Covers
Home Town: Colfax, WI
Age: 30
Years Racing:
4
Special Notes: 2013 Semi-Pro Stock 800 Ovals Season Points Champion, 2012 600 Drag World Champion
Classes Raced: 600 Drags, 800 Drags, Mod Drags, Semi Pro Stock Ovals, Semi Pro Open Ovals, Pro stock ovals and Pro Open Ovals
Sled Brand: Ski-Doo 600 RS
   

Lance Gravelle  #127

Sponsors:  Gravelle Racing LLC, Big Industries, Last Minute Boyz Motorsports and special thanks to Matt Toth our engine builder.

Home Town:   Stacy, MN

Years racing watercross: 5

Special Notes

Classes raced:  Semi-pro Open
Sled Brand:  Ski-Doo

   

DJ Lindbeck #129

Sponsors:  Arctic Cat, Lettertech Graphics,  Skinz, Century Power Sports, Waconia Farm Supply and Arctic Cat, Speedwerx, SPY, Frog Z Skin.

Home Town:  White Bear Lake, MN     Years Racing:  6

Special Notes:  09 3rd place Points Semi Pro Ovals. 

Classes raced:  Semi Pro Stock Ovals
Sled Brand:  Arctic Cat 

   

David Vorwerk #130

Sponsors: 

Home Town:  New Ulm, MN

Special Notes: 

Classes raced:  Drags
Sled Brand:  Ski-Doo

   

JT Kosnitch #134

Sponsors:  C&A Pro Ski, Caswell Cycle, Signs of Ely, Beaver Liquor, Edgewraps.com

Home Town:  Isanti, MN

Age:  19

Special Notes:  Placed 2nd in both 2010 and 2011 year end points. 2011 Semi-Pro Open World Champion

Classes raced:  Pro Open Ovals
Sled Brand:  Ski-Doo

   

Cody Engstrand #151

Sponsors:  ABR Performance, Highway 70 Storage, Pizza Planet, Engstrand Trucking.

Home Town:  Luck, WI    

Special Notes: 

Classes raced:  Semi Pro Ovals, Drags
Sled Brand:  Polaris

   

Ryan Jurek #167

Sponsors:  Big industries, Team Critize, DM16 racing, Northway sports, Showtime racing, Straightline performance.

Home Town:  The Mean Streets Of EB (East Bethel,MN)

Age: 26

Special Notes:  2006 Rookie Of The Year Semi-Pro Stock Ovals.  Photograph by Kerri Harter
Sled Brand:  Ski-Doo

   

Ken Kolitsch #175

Sponsors:   Starting Line Products, Todd's Custom Paints,  Snow Shack, srphotos.net,  Whealkate Bluff Hillclimb.

Home Town:  Little Suamico, WI

Special Notes:  2004 McHenry, IL 1st place Pro Open.  Current IWA Board Member. 

Classes raced:  Pro Open Ovals
Sled Brand:  Polaris/Edge

   

Krista "The Fox" Maki-Zurn #176

Sponsors:   G.L.H. Performance, C&A Pro Skis, The Great Oudoors, US Chrome, Beaver Liquors, The Pump House Bar and Grill, snowmobilers.com, Sled Descent, Sledfreak.com, ATVPT.com, Team Industries, Williams Mountain Construction and Maintenance Inc, ETown Guitars, Sniper Kustoms, SRPhotos.net, Red Line Synthetic Oil, S&M Video, Sledbwear.com, FoxRacingShox, Nyman Construction and Masonry and Signs of Ely, Wicked Son Designs, Dayco, US Army.

Home Town:  Downing, WI/Ely, MN

Special Notes:  2010 World Champion in Stock 800 Drags.  2010- became the 1st female in IWA history to become a world champion.  Finished 2nd in season points.  Voted Team of the Year.  2009- Finished 5th in season points and nominated for Rookie of the Year.  Miss July 2011 Ladies ride calendar (containing some of the top female sled heads of the USA and Canada).  Featured in the Film Sled Betties "Rise" as the only watercross racer.  Featured in the March 2011 Wheels Of Thunder.  Special thanks to my husband Shawn Zurn, the Leisch family and all the amazing people who help me behind the scenes.
Classes raced: 800 Drags
Sled Brand:  Ski-Doo

   

Larry Lange #181

Sponsors:    Tink Shop Racing, Johnson Motors of Menomonie, Larry Rugland Motorsports, Jamie's Buckshots of Boyceville WI, Buck Country Grain of Arcadia WI

Age:  28

Special Notes:   Finished 6th Place in Pro Stock Ovals in 06. Going to Semi-Pro Open for 07 on a Polaris Mod

   

Lenny Neis #184

Sponsors:   Jamie's Buck-Shot Bar, Johnson Motors, Tink Shop Racing

Home Town:   Knapp, WI

Classes raced:  Mod Drags
Sled Brand:  Ski-Doo

   

Jon "The Hitman" Novotny #187

Sponsors:   Big Industries, Team Critize, Northside Septic, Delano Sports, Klim, C&A Pro Skis, Thunder Products, NOS Energy Drinks, Straightline Performance, Bell Helmets, Plasti Dip, Northway Sports, Arcticfx graphics,Team ind. and Frogzskin.

Home Town:   Buffalo MN

Age 31

Special Notes:  First year racing Pro Open

Classes raced:  Pro Open Oval
Sled Brand
 Mod

   
Ian VanVickle Number #188
Home town: Ely mn
Age: 23
Sled brand: Polaris
Classes raced: semi pro open
Special notes: Huge thanks my fiance Brittany and all of my family who have helped me
Sponsors: Arrow Sign Co., Napa supply of Hibbing and Grand Rapids, Wolfman services, Hardcore coast to coast computers, Jack & Dons towing and auto salvage, Jw Snoweld,
   

Adam Hiller  #194

Home Town:   Antioch, Il

Sponsors:   Team Alky, Hiller Motorsports, Spelman Studios, The Sandbar, and Steiz Resort

Classes raced:  Semi Pro Ovals, Mod Drags
Sled Brand:  Ski-Doo

 

 

Bobby Penders #216

Sponsors:   Team Arctic, Arctic Cat, Speedwerx, Milltown Dock and Marine Service Center, Penders Racing, Sign-Xpress.com. BPM Racing, Cuts N’ Curls Salon Webster WI, Woody’s traction. Northway Sports,  ,  Lucky Party Rental, Daeffler’s Quality Meats, GA Construction, , sixfour Industries,  Hanson Racing Engines, Deycore Enterprises Snowmobile Shock Service, Timmer Motorsports,  Fontaine Racing. Tom Reichel Photography.

Home Town:   Mahtomedi, MN    

Years Racing:  7 Racing

Highlights:  I have been Racing Snowmobiles and Motocross since 1994,  I have been in Watercross since 2006. In the winter months, I race Ice Ovals in the ORA circuit. In 2013 in the ORA I had, two 1st’s,, two 2nd’s , and some 4th’s,  and ended up with a 2nd Overall in Sportsman 600 in points. Starting in 1996 I raced with the AMA District 23 racing Motocross, and race until 2005 with many podium finishes.  In 1996 I was NSSR World Record Holder in the Jr. Class.  I raced WSA Hillcross in 2006 in Semi-Pro.  In 2006, I was voted IWA Semi-Pro Open Rookie of the Year.  At the 2008 Frederic Watercross National, I got a 2nd place in Pro Stock and Semi-Pro Open a 3rd. and in 2009 I made it to, two Pro Stock Finals.  In 2009, I was the WSA Pro-Ice, Sportsman 600, High Points Champion, in Limited 500 a 4th Place over all. I would like to thank my friends and family for their support throughout the years. I especially need to thank my wonderful Fiancé Rachel and my awesome kids for putting up with me during the race season.  

Classes raced:  Pro Stock Ovals, Pro Open Ovals

Sled: 2005 Arctic Cat, Speedwerx Sno-Pro Factory Mod 800

   

John Stadick #217

Sponsors:   High Performance Engineers, G&S Manufacturing, Spy Optics.

Home Town:   Courtland, MN                  

Special Notes:  Crashing into the speed TV cameraman!

Classes raced:  Semi Pro Ovals, and drags
Sled Brand:  Ski-Doo

   

Josh Johnson  #219
Sponsors: JW SnoWeld, Signs by RSG, Brandy Skongseng RE/MAX
Hometown: Cambridge, MN                    Age:
23

Classes Raced: Mod Drags, Semi-Pro Open
Sled: Polaris

   

Clint "Bubba" Fjosne #222

Semi Pro Open Season Point Champ

Sponsors:  Fjosne Construction, Willies Mill, Willard Rehbein, Dalco Inc, Northern Contractor, Wolf Creek Elk Farm and Dirt Works, Quality Homet Sports, J&R Larson

Home Town:  Willow River, MN                  

Special Notes

Classes raced:  Semi Pro Ovals, and Drags
Sled Brand:  Ski-Doo

   
Aaron Vowles #223
Hometown: Albany mn
Sponsors: Yard ape racing, Ty Farms, Centre sports, Bikeman performance, The neon guy, Joel schneider service, my amazing family
special notes; my first ever race at bir 2013 backed it into the first turn to end my weekend, huge thanks to my dad for the support and inspiration over the years
Classes raced; semi pro open oval, 800 drags
Sled brand; Ski doo
   
Joe Webb #232
Sponsors - Bikeman Performance, Blown Concepts, Boyesen, Cannon Powersports, Curve Industries, Fly Racing, Millennium Technlogies, Neiderland Dairy, River Valley Graphics, Scotts Tire Service, Sue's Bar & Grill, Wossner Pistons
Hometown - Osceola WI
Age - 19
Years Racing - 2
Classes Raced - Semi Pro Stock Ovals
Sled Brand - Polaris
   

Robert Henderson #240

Sponsors:  ProMotor Sports of Fond du Lac, HMK, snowmobilers.com, Snowstuds, Prilosec OTC, Helmet Skinz (motoationracing.com), US Chrome of Fond du Lac., SLEDDERS.com

Home Town:   Fond Du Lac, WI      

Classes raced:   800 Drags
Sled Brand:  Ski-Doo

   
 

Rachel Vorwerk #247

Sponsors:   Snowmobilers.com, C&A Pro Skis, Arctic FX Graphics, HMK, Big Industries

Home Town:   New Ulm, MN      

Special Notes:  Season Points Champ for my class in 09 and named Rookie of the year.

Classes raced:  Drags
Sled Brand:  Ski-Doo

 

   
Cassandra Swanson #292
Sponsors: GLH Performance, Swanson Construction, Rehab Wraps, C&A Pro Skis, Project Mayhem Power Sports, Britt Lounge, Ely Auto, SPY]
Home Town: Ely, MN
Age: 20
Classes Raced: 800 Drags, Women's Ovals
Special Notes: 2014 Rookie of the year, finished 3rd in points for 800 Drags
Years Raced: 1
Sled Brand: Ski-Doo
   

Jason Meskill #310

Sponsors:  Ely auto , sled-b-ware .com , mike motors ,

Home Town:   Ely, MN

Age: 30

Special Notes:  

Classes raced:  Semi Pro Stock
Sled Brand:  Polaris

   
Matt Lamb #311
Sponsors: Barnyard Racing, Assassin Camp, BP Metals, Isanti Bicycle, My Friends and Family, My wife's check book.
Home Town: Isanti, MN
Years Racing: 1
Classes Raced:  Semi Pro open & Mod Drags
Sled Brand:  Polaris IQR
 
   
  Autumn Pendegayosh, #313
Sponsors: Up North Sports, Knife River Auto Salvage, Rehab Wraps, Tintmasters, and Marchell Electric

Home Town: Nevis, MN

Age: 17

Years Racing: 3

Special Notes: 2013 2nd Place Season Points 600 Drags, 2014 World Champion and 600 Drags Season Points Champion

Classes Raced: 600 Drags, 800 Drags, Womens Ovals

Sled Brand: Ski Doo.
   

Eric Keith #312
Sponsors: Bikeman Performance, K&A Racing, Lee’s Sports, Great Lakes Cheese, Airworld Custom Paint & Sign, Life Shotz, Troy Anderson and Larsen Auto Centers
Home Town:  Siren, WI            Years Racing: 4 years                      Age: 20 
Highlights:  Went undefeated all weekend in 600 Drags @ Ely, MN to take 1st in the Final, Was 2nd seed in the final at the World Championship in 600 Drags, Took 7th place out of 24 drivers at Wausau in Semi-Pro Stock Ovals on a 600, Took 4th in the 800 Drags at Wausau, 2010 IWA SEASON POINTS CHAMPION IN 600 DRAGS!!!

Classes raced:  Semi Pro Open Ovals, Mod Drags
Sled Brand:  Polaris

   

Mitchell Booth #313

Sponsors:  Red Iron Pulling

Home Town:   Boyceville, WI

Age: 19

Special Notes:   Raced first year in the Stock Class, and racing this year in Semi Pro Open. Special Thanks to the Tink Shop Racing Cres, my dad, and everyon who has helped me along the way.

Classes raced:  Semi Pro Stock ovals, Semi Pro Open Ovals
Sled Brand:  Ski-Doo

   

Dan Dombrowsky #314

Sponsors:  Remington Oil, Antigo Yamaha, North Country Yamaha

Home Town:   Wausau, WI

Years Racing: 1

Racing Highlights:   2009:  Semi Pro Stock Oval 1st place Moose Lake, 1st place Grantsburg Stock 800 Drags, 1st place Wausau, 2nd place in Semi Pro Stock Ovals and Drags.

Classes raced:  Semi Pro Stock Ovals, 800 Drags
Sled Brand:  Yamaha

   

Kyle Lakner #317

Sponsors:  

Home Town:  

Racing Highlights:

Classes raced: .
Sled Brand

 
   

Ryan "The Rocket" Keith   #321

Sponsors:  K&A Racing, Bikeman Performance, Lee’s Sports, Airworld Custom Paint and Signs, Pour House, Player Motorsports... and I want to thank my family, my team, and the town of Siren and all that have got me to where I am today.

Home Town:   Siren, WI

Age:  23                  

Years Racing: 5

Special Notes:   Made all 800 Stock Drag Finals in 08.  Took 4th in 800 Stock Drags at the World Championships in 08.  Went undefeated in all Semi Pro Stock Oval heat races at the World Championship in 09, 10, and 11.  Was 2009 600 Stock Drag World Champion, in 09 featured on  "On the Edge" on the Speed Channel.  Took 3rd in Season Points in Semi Pro Stock Ovals.

Classes raced:  Semi Pro Open Ovals, Pro Stock Ovals
Sled Brand:  Polaris

   

Ben Grandprey  #327

Sponsors:  Greenenergyalt.com, BDM Racing and Repair, Phantom Perf, Scott USA, BMP, Oxygen4energy, Axo, Go-Pro, Hart&Huntington, Osiris, B-Line Control, Amsoil, Hi-performance energineering, Monster Energy, Engine Ice, Axxxtion Sports.

Home Town:   North Branch, MN            

Special Notes:   6th place Semi Pro Stock Ovals Hill City 2010.  Stock sled is august of the 2011 Axxxtion sports calendar.  7th Place Semi Pro Stock Oval Ely 2009, 8th Place Semi Pro Stock Oval Grantsburg 2009.

Classes raced:  Semi Pro Stock Ovals, Semi Pro Open Ovals.
Sled Brand:  Arctic Cat

   

Krystle Kulenkamp #333

Sponsors:  Wayne-Val Auto Body, A-to-Z Landclearing, Marks fence and concrete.

Home Town:   Mora, MN

Special Notes:   Ran one race at Grantsburg last year and sled didn't run right the rest of the weekend.  special thanks to Rick and Junior at Wayne-Val Auto for the great paint job.

Classes raced
Sled Brand:  Ski-Doo

   
Name: Nick Mattila #363
Age: 15
Home Town: Ely, MN
Sled Brand: Polaris
Classes: Semi-pro Stock, Semi-pro Open
Sponsors: Bikeman Performance, Mosquito Minus, Fritz Masonry, Keuhl's Logging, Roots Salon, Britton's Café, Ely Safe Ride, Murphy Construction, Pit Bitch Industries, Blown Concepts, Milt Beyer
Special Notes: 2015 Rookie of the year and Semi-Pro Stock Season Points Champion.
Racing Highlights: Dedicating my race season to Donna Miller's Cancer Fight (Momma Mod Man Miller)
   

Mark Engnes #365

Sponsors:  Freiers Electric & Heating, Kirchner Excavating, New Adventures Learning Center of Hudson, Eggshell Racing, Dan Hoffman, Nate Winberg.

Home Town:  Beldenville, WI                            DOB:  11/5/68

Special Notes:   Endowing my sled at the Wasuas race my first year.

Classes raced
Sled Brand:  Polaris

   

Tony Schaller #410

Sponsors:  Tony's 23 1/2 hour towing, Meskills, Kovall Construction

Home Town:   Ely, MN    Years Racing:  3

Racing Highlights:  5th Place Moose Lae and Freceric 2009, 7th Place Season Points in Semi Pro Stock Oval, 10th Place Season Points in Semi Pro Open Ovals. 

Classes raced Semi-pro stock and open ovals
Sled Brand
Ski-doo

   

Kelly Weisinger #411

Sponsors:  Ely Bowling Center, AJ's Fastlube, Straightline Performance, Signs Of Ely, Heritage Log Homes, Tony Towing, GLH Performance,  Boathouse Brewery, Creek Ridge Lodge, Day Brother's Barging, Anderson Construction. 

Home Town:   Ely, MN

Special Notes

Finished 6th in season points my first year racing.  Finished 4th in season points in both open and stock classes my second year racing.

Classes raced Semi-pro stock and open ovals
Sled Brand
Ski-doo

   

Chad Maki #413

Home Town: Osceola, WI
Sponsors: Ski-doo, Danner Sales, Trygstad Motorsports, Dynamo Joe, Fox Shocks, Arctic FX Graphics, C&A Pro, Camoplast, Skinz Protective Gear, Bikeman Performance, Woody's
Special Notes: Pro Open World Champion 2010, 2012 & 2014; Pro Stock World Champion 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014; IWA Pro Open Champion 2009, 2011 & 2012; IWA Pro Stock Champion 2008 & 2010; East-West Challenge Champion 2009; IWA Semi Pro Open Champion 2007; IWA Semi Pro Stock Champion 2005 & 2006; 2005 IWA Rookie of the Year; 2005 Snow Week Rookie of the Year.
Classes raced: Pro Open & Pro Stock
Sled Brand: Ski-Doo

 
   

Brian Kormanik #417

Sponsors:  GLH Performance, snowmobilers.com, McDonalds of Litchfield and Hutchinson

Home Town:   Litchfield, MN

Years Racing: 4

Special Notes:  Being in the company and racing with some of the most genuime people I have ever met.  Finishing top 5 in season point for 800 drags 2 years ago. 

Classes raced:  Semi Pro Stock Ovals, 800 Drags
Sled Brand
Ski-Doo

   

Dan Hoffman #419

Sponsors:   Dunlavy Pro, Nate Winberg #606, U.S. Chrome, Amsoil-Kevin Seeger, Lakeland Power, Hi Performance Engineering. G&S Manufacturing,  JK Cattle Company,

Home Town:  Sleepy Eye, MN

Special Notes:  2004-2nd place Year End Points Semi Pro Stock Ovals, 2005-World Champion Pro Stock, 2005-2nd place Year End Points Pro Stock.  2006-3rd place year end points champion Pro Stock Ovals

Classes raced:  Pro Stock Oval, Pro Open Ovals
Sled Brand:  Polaris  

 

Brian McCurdy Jr. #442

Sponsors:   Bikeman Performance, HMK, Forest Lake Sales and Service, Gator Signs, BDM Racing and Repair, Big Industries, Millennium Technologies, Boyesen, and sledbware.com.

Home Town:   Lindstrom, MN

Special Notes:   2010 and 2008 Pro Open Season Point Champion.  2010 Stats:  Ely- 1st Place, Grantsburg- 2nd Place, Wausau- 1st Place, Hill City- 5th Place.

Classes raced:  Pro Open Oval
Sled Brand:  Yamaha

   

Eric Peterson #444

 

Sponsors:   Bikeman Performance, High Performance Engineering, Pauls Custom Covers, Mixx Salon, EP Electric, Remote Repair, Airworld Signs and Graphics,  St Croix Transmission, St Croix Scuba.

Home Town:   Frederic, WI

Age 27

Special Notes:  RRiding a Bikeman Performance Ski-Doo 800 Mod, Been racing 11 years.  Dedicating this year to my mom, RIP.

   

Travis Audorff  #454

 

Sponsors:  Lab Technologies, Airtec Sports, Speedwerx,C&A Pro Skis, HMK,
KLIM, 509, RSI, Proven Design Products, Shady Knoll Home, Deweys
Roadhouse, Riverside Electric & Systems, Peterson Construction.

Hometown:  Eau Claire,WI                         Age: 23
Special notes:  Rookie Year
Classes Raced: Semi pro stock ovals, Semi pro open oval

Sled Brand: Arctic Cat

   
   

Matthew Podgorski  #469

Sponsors:  North Country Yamaha, Antigo Yamaha, Podgorski Grain Farms, Trappe River Powdercoating, Friends & Family.Home Town:   Merrill, WI

DOB:  6/12/74

Special Notes:   2008 first time competing in a final at Wausau finished 4th.

Classes raced:  Semi Pro Stock Oval, 800 Drags
Sled Brand:  Yamaha Viper

 

   
Mike Popowitz #508
Sponsors: Team Arctic, Arctic Cat, Speedwerx, 508 Racing, Bikeman Performance, Prokart Indoors Burnsville, Rehab Wraps, North Branch Synthetics.
Home Town: Woodbury, MN
Age: 25
Years Racing: 2
Classes Raced: Semi-Pro Open
Sled Brand: 2005 Arctic Cat, Speedwerxs Sno-Pro Factory Mod 800
   
 Ryan Erickson #489
Hometown: St. Paul, MN
Years racing watercross:
2
Classes: Drags
Sponsors: Gravelle Racing LLC, Big Industries, Last Minute Boyz Motorsports and special thanks to Matt Toth our engine builder.
   

Mike Rowley  #514

Sponsors: 

Home Town:  Bradenton, FL

Special Notes:   My Second year racing

Classes raced:  Semi Pro Open
Sled Brand:  Skidoo

Special notes:  5th year racing, every race is dedicated to my little brother Cody who passed away March 14, 2014

Sponsors: KnuckleHead

 

 

 

Arthur (Bud) Coen #517

 

Sponsors:   St. Croix Transmission, Craige’s Handy Service, LLC, Remote Repair 2, Advance Auto Parts, Bikeman Performance, Silver Lake Floral, Hummer’s Rendezvous, The Main Store, Air World, Paul’s Custom Covers.
Home Town:   Frederic, WI

Age:  17

Special Notes:  Getting first place in Frederic at my first heat ever

Classes raced:  Semi Pro Open Oval

Brand:  Ski-doo

   
 

Josh Smith #527

Sponsors:   lighthouse motorsports and marine, DRH race motors, pistondealer.com, frogzskin, bpmotorsports, team penders raceing

Home Town:   Hastings, MN

Classes Raced:  800 stock drags, semi-pro stock ovals

Sled Brand:  Arctic Cat XF800

   

Joe Schellbach #550

Sponsors:   Dale Tool Company, SPEEDWERX, TEAM ATTACK

Home Town:   Rush City, MN        Years Racing :  4

Special Notes:  2010 3rd place at Grantsburg, WI in Semi-Pro Ovals.  2010 2nd Place at Hill City, MN in Semi-Pro Ovals.  2010 2nd place for year end points in Semi-Pro Ovals.

Sled Brand:  2010 Arctic Cat M8 Mod

   

Tyler Bethke #555
Sponsors: Bikeman Performance, Curve Industries, CT Designs Photography, Six-Four Industries, BW Outdoors, Mom and Dad
Home Town: Star Prairie, WI                      Age:
18
Years Racing:
2

Special Notes: Bikeman Performance Factory Racer 
Racing Class:
Semi-ProStock Ovals
Sled Brand:  BMP 600 mod Polaris

   

Jeff Zappa #601

Sponsors: Mindy's Menagerie Salon, Northlake Campground, Dale's Twin Pines, Jensen Sundquist Insurance, Porta Source Generators (Ardisam Inc.), CAMOBOOTY

Home Town: Cumberland, Wi.

Years racing Watercross: 2nd year

Classes raced: Semi-pro stock ovals and 800 Drags
Sled Brand: 
Polaris

 
   

Nate Winberg #606

Sponsors:   Hoffman Racing, Dunlavy Pro, Grain Belt, Wisconsin Metal Fab, and James and Tiffany

Home Town:   Boyceville, WI

Special Notes:  2007- World Champion Semi Pro Stock Grantsburg, 2007- McHenry Semi Pro Stock first place, 2006-3rd place year end points champion Semi Pro Stock.

Age:  25

Classes raced:  Semi-Pro Stock, Semi-Pro Open
Sled Brand:  Polaris

   

Greg Metz #612

Sponsors:   Metz Construction, Studman Racing Team

Home Town:   Merrill, WI

Special Notes:  Years racing 1

Classes raced:  Semi-Pro Ovals
Sled Brand:  Polaris

 

   

Aaron Hein #639

Sponsors:   Busse Motorsports, Hein Oil Company, Ecklund Motorsports, Larry Rugland Motorsports, Team Industries, SRPHOTOS.NET, Amsoil, Captain Trailer Sales, Graphic Sign & Letter Company, Berlin Street Cruzers.

Home Town:   Berlin, WI

Age:  31

Racing Highlights:  2009 finished 5th in year end points in Semi Pro Stock first full season.  2008 & 2009 finished in first place in year end points 800 stock drags.  2006 4th in year end points in 800 stock drags.
Classes raced:  Stock 800 Drags, Semi Pro Stock Ovals
Sled Brand:  Ski-doo Renegade

   

Zach Bruce #636

Sponsors:   Last Minute Boyz motorsports, Big industries, Trail tammer, Sled B apperal

Home Town:   Ramsey, MN            Age: 25

Special Notes:  Placed 9th in season points rookie year semi pro ovals

Sled Brand:  Yamaha

Classes Raced:  Semi Pro Ovals  and Drags

   

Mann Nordin #700

Sponsors:   Bonzi boats, MLR, CA-PRO, DANNERS

Home Town:  Maple Plain, MN

Special Notes:  2008 taking first at Grantsburg in 600 Drags and 2009 taking second in 600 season points.

Classes raced:  Stock 600 Drags
Sled Brand:  Ski-Doo

 

   

Rachel O'Brien #707

Sponsors: Team Arctic, Arctic Cat, Bikeman Performance, Penders Racing, Milltown Dock and Marine Service Center, Sign-Xpress.com,  BPM Racing, Daeffler’s Quality Meats., Cuts n Curls Salon,  six four Industries.  ,  Lucky Party Rental, Daeffler’s Quality Meats, Hanson Racing Engines, Deycore Enterprises Snowmobile Shock Service,  Tom Reichel Photography.  Johnson’s Repair, Webster Sharpening, & Sandgren Trucking. Years Racing: 8 years                
Home Town:  Frederic, WI
Racing Highlights: 6th place season points stock 800 drags 2012, 6th place Grantsburg World Championship 2012, 6th place semipro stock ovals Frederic Nationals 2009, 6th place stock 800 drags Frederic Nationals 2009, 6th place season points stock 800 drags 2007.  I would love the opportunity to thank Bobby at BPMotorsports for working so hard and making my new sled a dream come true! Huge thanks to Team Bikeman for building me an awesome motor!  I also want to thank my son Tristan, parents, and family for being my number 1 fans and supporting me through every step of racing! Love you guys! Thank you so much! Let’s go out and have a great season!
Classes raced:  Stock 800 Drags, Open Mod Drags, Semi Pro Stock Ovals, Semi-Pro Open Ovals
Sled:  2004 Arctic Cat Sabercat 600 Mod
   
  Jake Neurer #715
Sponsors:  Leisz line, Cumberland, WI, Pete's Plumming, Cumberland, WI, Hammer Collision, Superior, WI, Air Tec Sports, Rice Lake, WI, J.J.S. Auto Clinic, Cumberland, WI, Paradise Pools and Spas, Rice Lake, WI, Klopps 5th Ave. Bar, Shell Lake, WI, Rugged Custom Call, Shell Lake, WI, Indianhead Sports Shop, Cumberland, WI, Dan Neurer Drywall, Cumberland, WI, Blacksmith Industries, Cumberland, WI 
Years of Racing: 
Special Notes:  My very first race was in Moose Lake 2013 I was racing drags 800, won the first two races and came in 2 on my third race.  Then I raced semi pro stock and on my first lap I blew my engine.  That didn't discourage me from racing,  I was ready for the next weekend of racing.   That's when I new I was hooked on racing.  I would like to thank my pit chief/mechanic Rex Brenizer for all he has done for me to make my dream come true!!!  Also thanks to my pit crew ( Jesse and  Jeff)  that made sure I was ready for the race and always there for me.  Thanks to my family and all my friends that are now all hooked on racing and come to all my races.  Thanks to everyone for the support!  We are  “Having Fun,  Making Memories”.  
Classes raced: 800 drags, semi pro stock ovals, semi pro open ovals  
Sled Brand: Polaris
 

Nicholas Gustafson   #724

Sponsors:  

Home Town:  Roseau, MN

Racing Highlights:

Classes raced:  Semi Pro Open
Sled Brand:  Polaris

   

R. Scott Blamey #777

Sponsors:   Pro Motorsports of Fond du Lac, Retrospeed, JnL Photography, HMK, Grip-n-Rip, sled-x.com, Action Graphics, New Vision Signs and Graphics.

Home Town:   Fond du Lac, WI

Special Notes: Top Grantsburg 600 stock drags qualifier two years in a row. 2nd place 600 stock drags at Grantsburg 2006 on a completely stock 440 snocross sled, with no tape, caulk, or chassis modifications of any sort. Member Full Throttle Racing

Classes raced:  600 Drags, 800 Drags
Sled Brand:  2006 Ski-Doo MxZX REV 440 (stock)

   

Laura "Lorali"  Henderson #779

Sponsors:  ProMotorsports of Fond du lac, SPY, Snowstuds, Motorfist, Off Road Vixens, Ogio , LIC, Matrix Concepts & HMK  

Home Town:   Fond Du Lac, WI   DOB:  10/17/67

Racing Highlights:  I couldnt do any of this without my fabulous mechanic/husband Rob, awesome sponsors, family, friends & all those diehard racefans that keep us going!T hank you to all that have supported me & helped me these last couple of training years! Get out there & do something you thought you'd never do~Life is good & life goes On!!!

Classes raced:  Drags
Sled Brand:  Ski-Doo

   

Kurt Mattila #809

Sponsors:   Evergreen Construction, Zups Food Market, Keuhl's Logging, Performance Graphic's, Wildlife Liquor, Burger Photography, Dirty Dog Manufacturing, Hand Done T-Shirts, sledbitch.com

Age:  30

Home Town:   Ely, MN

Special Notes: 2006 season points champion Semi Pro Open Ovals.  Special Thanks to Shawn Zurn from GLH Performance for all of his help & advice. Also, thanks to my wife and kids who are there to support me at every race

Classes raced:  Semi Pro Open Ovals
Sled Brand:  Polaris

   

Dennis (the "Studman") Rhyner #812

Sponsors:   Principal Financial Group-Rick Unger, Larry Rugland Motorsports, Mike & Crystal Josiger, Snow Shack, Digatron, Polaris.  Most Important-my family and friends and the spectators that support our sport. 

Home Town:   Merrill, WI

Special Notes: Season Points Champ Pro Open 2007.  Current IWA Vice President.  I just enjoy spending time with my family and friends and the other racers.  I would like to say "THANKS" to my pit crew!  My grandson Parker and Paul, Larry Wallin, Chuck, Brian, Justin, and the driver teams of Aaron Wallin #26, and Kenny Koltisch #175, and Greg Metz #612.

Classes raced:  Pro Open Ovals, Mod Drags
Sled Brand:  Polaris 

   
Brandon "Dirty" Freeman # 854
Sponsors: Friends & Family, 
Hometown: Isanti, MN 
Years Racing:
Classes Raced: Semi Pro Stock Ovals
Sled Brand: Ski doo MXZ 700
   
Gina Lamb #909
Sponsors-  Barnyard Inc, BP Metals, JW Snoweld, North Branch Synthetics, Isanti Bicycle, Frogskinz, C&A Pro, Tom Reichel Photography, Jenson Plumbing Solutions, Stephanie Bausworth Photography. Fjosne Family.
Hometown- Isanti
Years Racing- 3
Classes Raced- 600 drags,800 drags, semi pro stock ovals.
Sled Brand- Ski-Doo
Special notes - 2013 My first time racing semi pro stock ovals and took home third place. Thanks to my husband for having faith in me, pushing me and making my dreams come true . Thank you Fjosne family.
   
   
   
 
 
 
 
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