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By Josh Wilson, Ariens Company employee, representing company in the World Championship Snowmobile D

1/17/2014 6:00:00 AM

The Ariens Arrow Team, consisting of Josh Wilson and Regan Vehring, will be completing in the 51st running of the Eagle River World Championship Snowmobile Derby.  We are running in multiple classes:

Josh Wilson

Race Sled             1998 Yamaha SRX 600

Classes                 Sportsman 600, Sportsman 600 / Formula 500 Combined

Regan Vehring

Race Sled             Power by Perry F500 Polaris

Classes                 Friday Night Thunder F500, F500 Pro, Sportsman 600 / Formula 500 Combined

We ran at the United States Snowmobile Association sanctioned races in Ironwood, MI this past weekend.  Overall we are having a good year with several race wins last weekend.  We are representing Ariens Company with a fully decaled trailer, Ariens flags flying proudly above the trailer and snow blowers on display for the crowds.

At the race in Eagle River look for us near the registration building between turns 1 and 2.  We will have product on display and promotional items for those who wish to stop by and chat.

I have been racing on the pro level since 2006 and have been Sportsman 600 World and National Champion.  Regan has only been racing snowmobiles since 2010 and has made great progress.  He is advancing his skill level quickly which was evident by his first win last weekend!  Regan has 20 years of experience racing go karts and has been a multiple National Karting Champion.

I am moving on into the faster more exotic racing sleds and debut the Ariens Limited 500 modified machine at Ironwood last weekend.  Unfortunately the Limited 500 has been plagued with a few teething pains that can be expected with an all new chassis.  Even though I finished 3rd with it last weekend, I will not race the Limited at Eagle River.  The Limited sled will resume racing on January 25 and will run in the remainder of the United States Snowmobile Association Races.

Please come and see us at all the races this season.  Stop by the Ariens trailer to check out new products and join in the fun.  We will also be sending updates from the track so stay tuned for more updates.

Ariens Arrows 2014 Schedule:

Jan 16-19   Eagle River WI World  Championship Snowmobile Derby

Jan 24-26   USSA Wausau WI 525 races

Feb 1          Pro Vintage Racing Wausau, WI

Feb 7-9      USSA Fire on Ice Weyauwega, WI

March 1-2  Canadian Power Toboggan Championships