Mahnomen Native Dylan Stevens Having Success in Cross-Country Pro Class Debut
Mahnomen, MN — Coming into this weekend’s 51st Annual Snodeo Cor Powersports Cross Country snowmobile race on North Twin Lake, all eyes will be on Pro Class racer and Mahnomen native Dylan Stevens, who’s been turning heads all year in his rookie season. Stevens didn’t start racing until he was 18, but has worked his way up the ranks over the last decade and made the jump to the Pro Factory and Pro Open ranks in cross country racing. And what an impressive rookie season it’s been for Dylan, who has wins in both divisions and is currently leading points in the Pro Factory class. Stevens says he never quite anticipated this much success coming into this season.
One of the biggest influences for Stevens growing up was his cousin, fellow Pro class racer Re Wadena. Dylan says it’s been a fun getting to race against him this season.
Stevens has set himself apart from the field by being one of the few to run a 4-stroke engine. He is hoping, and is well on the way, to become the first racer to win a Pro Cross Country title on such an engine.
And for Dylan, along with Re Wadena and handful of other racers, this weekend’s Snodeo is their hometown race. He says he’s excited to see a bunch of fans and encourages everyone to take advantage of the good weather and come see some high-speed cross country racing.
Look for Dylan Stevens on the #525 Bouchard Racing Arctic Cat in the Pro Open and Pro Factory classes this Saturday and Sunday.