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Bethel University Profile // Andrew Carlson


March 29th, 2015 // Elk River, MN – Winter. Snow. Two topics most of us complain about are two of Andrew Carlson’s favorite words. The Elk River, Minnesota, native has been riding snowmobiles since he was three, and is now entering his fourth season as a professional snocross racer.

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Springer Pro-Lite Champion; Carlson Finishes Second


Elk River, MN (March 18th, 2015) – A perfect ending to what can only be described as a season of domination by Carlson Motorsports unfolded at the Grand Finale in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin this past weekend. Pro-Lite rookie Ryan Springer won the year-end crown with relative ease and teammate Andrew Carlson finished strong on Sunday with a podium and enough points to slot in behind Springer for second place overall in the Pro-Lite rankings.

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Spotlight on Springer // ISOC Interview


MINNEAPOLIS (March 18, 2015) – Prior to the start of 2014-’15 AMSOIL Championship Snocross, powered by Ram, season Ryan Springer (Carlson Motorsports/Polaris) wasn’t on the experts’ short list of potential champions. Springer himself said before start of the season he’d hoped to make the top five overall, along with maybe some front row starts in the main events.

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Springer Stretches Point Lead with Weekend Sweep; Carlson Grabs Another Podium


Elk River, MN (March 4th, 2015) – The gloves came off this past weekend in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan as Ryan Springer rode to another sweep in the Pro-Lite division. Springer nearly won every time he was on the track with his continued domination of the division; only his teammate Andrew Carlson, with another podium finish of his own, offered up a legitimate challenge to what has become the Springer stampede towards the Pro-Lite crown.

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Springer Slams Home 4th Win in a Row; Carlson Shows New Found Fight


Elk River, MN (February 25th, 2015) – Ryan Springer picked up the chase for the year-end AMSOIL Championship Snocross crown right where he left off…atop the box with his fourth win in a row. However it was not without a fight at the famed Route 66 Raceway near Chicago, as his teammate Andrew Carlson found new speed and tenacity, challenging Springer at every turn and pushing him to the very end of the 10-lap final. At the checkered Springer had won again and Carlson gained valuable points with a second, but perhaps more importantly Carlson found “another gear” as he posted the fastest lap of the night.

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Springer Sweeps Seneca with Third Win in a Row; Carlson Gains on Title Chase


Elk River, MN (February 11th, 2015) – Brimming with confidence and speed not exhibited by any other rider on the track, Ryan “Anvil” Springer continued his scorching assault on the Pro-Lite field with back-to-back wins at the Seneca Allegany’s National Snocross in Salamanca, New York. Bombing the track on the opening laps has become Springer’s calling card. Such was the case in New York, where Springer romped through qualifying with 2-1 efforts both days and then burst from the front row with a “let it all hang out” effort resulting in flag-to-flag going away wins.

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Springer Shoots ‘Em Down with Pro-Lite Win; Carlson Holds Off Pack for Third


Elk River, MN (February 3rd, 2015) – Fueled by grit and determination, the Carlson Motorsports Pro-Lite duo of Ryan Springer and Andrew Carlson would not be denied in Deadwood, South Dakota as they charged to a double podium on Saturday with Springer leading the way from flag to flag. Springer’s victory and Carlson’s well earned third place finish was the result of both a re-energized effort a tenacious drive.

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Cornerstone Automotive and Carlson Motorsports; New Partnership Will Offer Incentives to Fans


Elk River, MN (January 14th, 2015) – Cornerstone Automotive Group has formed a partnership with Carlson Motorsports for the 2015 season in a mutually beneficial relationship designed to engage powersports enthusiast and fans of the national snocross tour. The Cornerstone Automotive Group has dealerships in Elk River, Monticello, and Plymouth, Minnesota and features a world-class staff and vehicles from Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Jeep, Ram and Kia.

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Springer Earns Podium from Back Row; Carlson Gains Ground in Title Chase


Elk River, MN (January 12th, 2015) – In what has been dubbed the “Daytona 500 of snocross” the Amsoil Championship Snocross series dropped green in front of a packed house at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minnesota for rounds 5 and 6 of the national snocross tour. Carlson Motorsports Pro-Lite riders Andrew Carlson and Ryan Springer were back to their championship chase form after the holiday break with dominating qualifying efforts and a dramatic charge-from-the-back podium finish.

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Team Enjoys Top Qualifying; Escape Difficult Track and Looks to Canterbury


Elk River, MN (December 17th, 2014) – The weekend started off with a series of qualifying wins for the trio of Carlson Motorsports athletes as the 2015 AMSOIL Championship Snocross series completed rounds 3 and 4 in Fargo, North Dakota. Pro-Lite riders Andrew Carlson and Ryan Springer, along with Sport National racer Andrew Lindholm, combined to take 5 of 6 wins; earning themselves top slots on the front row of their respective finals. Yet in the finals, all three racers battled a deteriorating track that was challenging and dished out plenty of “tough-race-luck”. Unfortunately for Carlson Motorsports, all three riders collected more than their fair share of the misfortune.

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Springer Wins in Pro Rookie Debut; Carlson Leads Pro-Lite Points Chase


Elk River, MN (December 2nd, 2014) – After months of hard work and anticipation, the 2015 AMSOIL Championship Snocross season kicked-off with a double podium finish for Carlson Motorsports led by Pro-Lite rookie Ryan Springer. The first year pro rider and his teammate Andrew Carlson, led the field from the gate of Sunday’s final and they never looked back.

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Andrew Carlson to Make His TORC Pro-Lite Truck Debut


Elk River, MN (August 27th, 2014) – Andrew Carlson of Carlson Motorsports is ready to make his Pro-Lite Truck debut in The Off-Road Championship (TORC) Series this weekend in Crandon, Wisconsin. No stranger to high-level competition, Andrew has honed his racing skills in both professional snowmobile and UTV racing, where he has become an instant top-level racer, garnering a year-end championship in the Sport ranks and most recently a string of Pro class wins on the national snocross tour last winter.

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Carlson Back in the Saddle and Back on the Podium


Elk River, MN (June 20th, 2014) – Holeshots, turn one tangles, marbled berms, heavy roost, and finish line podiums…it sounds like another perfect race weekend, and for Carlson Motorsports professional snocross driver Andrew Carlson, it was. With last winter’s amazing podium streak in the rear view mirror, Carlson is intensely focused on the snocross season ahead, and in preparation, Andrew has been honing his entire skill set.

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Season of Success Has Carlson Motorsports Anticipating 2014 Winter


Elk River, Minnesota (March 20th, 2013)  – Three world class riders, two top-ten year-end finishes, strong and consistent performances week in and week out, and a string of podiums to end the season (8 in all on the national tour). No doubt about it, the 2012-2013 season will go down as one of the best ever for Carlson Motorsports, and already the outlook for next season is bright as the team enjoys time away, regroups, and resets for what should be their most competitive season ever.

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Springer Captures Championship; Carlson Finishes Atop Podium


Elk River, MN (March 19th, 2014)  – With both the national Sport Championship and Pro-Lite Championship on the line, Carlson Motorsports could not have scripted a better final chapter to a season filled with victories. The Nielsen Enterprises Grand Finale in Lake Geneva lived up to its namesake as both Andrew Carlson and Ryan Springer entered the final two-days of racing with championships within their grasp. By the close of the weekend, Springer drove with an all-in attitude that netted him the year-end crown; and while Carlson fell just short of the end goal, he capped off the weekend atop the podium once again, putting an exclamation on an incredible season for him and the entire Carlson Motorsports team.

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Andrew Carlson Makes Dream Come True for 6-year-old Autistic Boy


Elk River, MN (March 12th, 2014)  – Andrew Carlson made a new friend yesterday.  Joe is a 6 year old autistic boy who is in love with snowmobiles.  Joe’s mother contacted ERX, who worked with her to set up the meet. Joe was very excited to visit the Carlson Motorsports race shop, where he got to sit on real race sled with Andrew and watch him do some practice laps.

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Carlson and Springer Vie for Double Header Year-End Championship


Elk River, MN (March 10th, 2014)  – The flowing and well-designed track at the Buffalo River Park near Fargo, North Dakota was a welcomed sight to the Carlson Motorsports crew. After back-to-back national weekends on tracks that lacked rhythm and passing opportunities, both Andrew Carlson and Ryan Springer were ready to “get after it” on a true national-caliber track with their front of the pack speed that has both riders in contention for a year-end championship.

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Springer Scores Perfect Weekend; Carlson Still One to Beat in Pro-Lite


Elk River, MN (February 25th, 2014)  – Perfection was on display in Michigan, as all eyes honed in on national sport rider Ryan Springer as he put together a rare, flawless weekend; sweeping the field both days and positioning himself as a serious threat for the year-end championship.  Meanwhile, despite often being the fastest rider on the track in the Pro-Lite ranks, Andrew Carlson experienced a rare bout of tough luck, yet persevered and remains the Pro-Lite points leader with two venues remaining on the ISOC AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series (ACSS) schedule.

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Podium Streak Continues for Andrew Carlson Amid New York Congestion


Elk River, MN (February 11th, 2014)  – Traffic jams, confusion, and impatient drivers, all the ingredients for a classic New York traffic jam were on display at the ISOC AMSOIL Championship Snocross in Salamanca, New York. In the thick of it, Andrew Carlson battled through for another podium weekend, keeping a firm grasp on the year-end Pro-Lite championship lead.

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Winter X Rewards are Big and Small for Carlson Motorsports


Aspen, CO (January 28th, 2014)  – There is no bigger stage in the world of professional snocross racing than the Winter X Games. With an estimated 38-million plus viewers watching, it is a stage unlike any other, and one that Andrew Carlson relished and more importantly appreciated as he proved to the competition and himself, that he belongs amongst the world’s elite snocross racers.

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Carlson and Springer Strike Mother Lode in Deadwood National Snocross


Aspen, CO (January 28th, 2014)  – Every season of competition has its defining moments, and for Carlson Motorsports, Deadwood could very well be that moment as Springer and Carlson overcame adversity and recorded their best ever team effort. With the AmSoil Championship Snocross Series at the midpoint, racers faced a small, extremely tight, and “chippy” track that rewarded patience and racing intelligence as much as it did speed. Carlson and Springer employed all three elements on their way to two convincing victories, and a pair of battle-through-adversity runs as they continued their year-end championship pace.

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Championship Pace Continues for Carlson with Another Pro-Lite Win; Springer Wins Sport


Elk River, Minnesota (January 6th, 2014)  – Pro-Lite points leader Andrew Carlson of Carlson Motorsports continued his championship pace this past weekend in Shakopee, Minnesota, with a perfect Saturday performance for the overall win. The clean sweep was followed by another strong run on Sunday further bolstering his championship lead in the International Series of Champions (ISOC) AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series standings, and extending his Pro-Lite podium streak to 7 dating back to last season.

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Ryan Springer Captures Eagle River Snocross Pro-Lite World Championship


Elk River, Minnesota (January 20th, 2014)  – With a less than a week left until the impending green flag at Winter X Games in Aspen Colorado, Carlson Motorsports national Sport rider Ryan Springer stepped up to the Pro-Lite level and captured the win and World Championship title at the famed Eagle River Derby track.

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Carlson’s Podium Streak Extends to Four as Championship Pace Continues



Elk River, Minnesota (December 10th, 2013)  – Coming off an incredible weekend in Duluth, where Andrew Carlson dominated the Pro Lite class; Carlson continued his podium performance with two more trips to the box in Bessemer, Michigan during the Northern Clearing National Snocross.

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Snocross: Carlson returns from knee injury with triumph at huge Duluth season opener

Andrew Carlson Wins Duluth National; Takes Early Year-End Championship Lead


Elk River, Minnesota (December 2nd, 2013)  –Andrew Carlson returned to national snocross competition in both a dramatic and dominating way; finishing second Saturday evening and besting the field for the win on Sunday. It was a gritty and determined effort by Andrew, as well as the entire Carlson Motorsports team, as he battled back from a serious knee injury suffered at Clash of Nations last spring, to win the biggest race on the national tour just 7-months later.

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FXR & PMC join CM at top-level sponsors for 2014


Elk River, Minnesota (October 4th, 2013)  – A championship racer needs a championship team, and this off-season Carlson Motorsports took a major step towards that ultimate end-goal when FXR Racing and Premier Material Concepts (PMC) both became primary partners for the 2013-2014 season.

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Newcomers shake up Terracross Championship


By Tes Sewell | Sep 19, 2013

For the second consecutive year, the Mystik Lubricants Terracross Championship rolled a short, but hard-fought, championship season into the heart of the Midwest. The season started in Elk River, Minn., at the ERX Motor Park facilities. The tracks were again purpose built for this amalgamation of a motocross race and an obstacle course on steroids. Different track variations for the different classes of racing resulted in better racing across the board.

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Carlson Motorsports Racers Whet Winter Podium Appetite with Strong Showing in Summer Side-by-Side Competition


Elk River, Minnesota (August 21st, 2013)  – The best off-road, closed course racers in North America descended upon the obstacle littered TerraCross course in Elk River, Minnesota for a double-header weekend. Carlson Motorsports riders emerged from the dust and mud with a pair of podium finishes; a victory in Pro-Am for Ryan Springer, and a hard fought second place finish in Pro for Andrew Carlson.

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