r365whtblkwallpaper
SubscribeBanner
SnoX365

Rider Profile – Junglen Motorsports

DSC_0016

When Andy Junglen was only three years old, he received his first snowmobile: a Kitty Cat. For years he begged his father to let him race, and at age six he finally got the chance. There was one stipulation though, and that was that his younger brother Thomas got to join in on the fun as well.

Their dad, Dave, began to look for an organization that offered youth snowmobile racing, and Kid’s Pro Ice is what he found. Thomas won multiple championships on the ice and even had 18 consecutive wins on 120’s. Andy also had a successful 120 career, winning the Eagle River World Champion Snowmobile Derby. The boys raced ice ovals for eight years until 2010 when they began to race cross country. Now ages 17 and 20, the boys continue to race in the USXC series.

This year Thomas started the season racing his 600 in the Semi-Pro and I-500 class. For the final two races of the year, he raced his 500 in the Junior 14-17 class, Expert 85, and Sport 85 classes. His notable finishes for the season include two top-five finishes in the I-500 class, as well as wins in the Junior class and both 85 horsepower classes.

Andy’s season didn’t go as smooth as his younger brothers. This year Andy made the move to Skidoo which. The brand change brought both triumphs and trials. After losing his brakes at Pine Lake and crashing, he sustained a shoulder injury that will ultimately lead to surgery. Andy decided to finish out the season but still, different mechanical failures throughout the season severed his chances at a class championship. At the final two rounds, Andy put the pieces together and finished the season with a few podiums and a third place in the Semi-Pro Improved class.

Next year the brothers plan to continue racing the USXC series. Thomas will be on his Arctic Cat ZR 6000 full time in the Sport 600 classes as well as the Semi-Pro class and Andy plans to stay on his Skidoo XRS 600 in the Semi-Pro classes. The 2018 season will mark the first time that the Junglen brothers have ever competed against each other.

Junglen Motorsports would like to give a huge shoutout to their sponsors: Arctic Cat, Skidoo, Crosstown Mechanical, FXR Racing, Woody’s, Studboy, and Ride MN.

IMG_0801

Thomas Junglen (35)

IMG_0802

Andy Junglen (31)