Brandon Peterson of Crosslake must have made quite an impression on the Central Minnesota Cross Country Racing Association Series at its fourth round on Hill Lake in Hill City last Sunday.
He raced his 2001 Arctic Cat 440 Sno Pro to a win in the 12-sled 440 Liquid Semi-Pro final and he placed second in the 500 Pro final.
Other area racers were Tony Likens of Longville who won the 440 Liquid Pro final aboard his 2002 Arctic Cat 440 ZR, Jeremy Fyle of Pequot Lakes who raced his 2001 Arctic Cat 440 Sno Pro to a second place in that race, Ryan Huston of Walker who won the Youth final aboard his 2002 Arctic Cat 440 Z Sno Pro and Jeff Hayford of Walker who collected his fourth third-place in the 500 Pro final aboard his 2001 Polaris 500 X.
The next round of the series is Sunday at Remer.
to race new snowmobile
Arctic Cat racer Amanda Johnson of Aitkin, currently the World Snowmobile Association Snocross Worldwide Championship Series points leader in the Pro Women's class, returned to racing this season because she wanted to race with the 2002 Arctic Cat SnoPro.
That is what her father, Michael, said last week. After winning the class's points title last year, Amanda was quoted in a Dispatch article stating she wasn't sure we wanted to race this season.
Mike said when the weather started turning cooler last fall, Amanda told him she wanted to race Arctic Cat's "really cool sled."
Amanda's next racing venue is round two of the Super Snow Cross Stadium Tour at the Pontiac Silverdome in Detroit, Mich., Saturday.
She won the Pro Stock Womens final in the first round at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks last December. Trevor John of Crosslake aboard his Polaris also placed third and fifth in the Pro Stock and Pro Open finals.
The next two rounds of the tour are at the Fargodome on March 23 and the Metrodome on March 30.
Glidden to return
The Feb. 8 issue of National Dragster reported that Pro Stock veteran Bob Glidden will return to race at the 42nd annual K&N Filters NHRA Nationals today through Sunday.
Glidden, who has 85 Pro Stock victories and 10 NHRA Pro Stock championships, will race one of Steve Schmidt's Pontiac Grand Ams. Besides racing in one national event in 1998, Glidden officially retired at the end of the 1997 season.
In other drag racing news, former Top Fuel pilot Gary Scelzi debuted his Toyota Celica Funny Car at a test session in Las Vegas last week, RacingOne.com reported Tuesday. He didn't made a required 265 mph pass until the last day of testing.
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