I-500 Cross-Country Snowmobile Race Winners

On the eve of the next cross-country I-50o starting south of Thief River Falls, Minnesota, tomorrow, now seems like the perfect time to look back on the past champions of this historic race. From Herb Howe to Leroy Lindblad, Stan Hayes to Brian Nelson, Yvon Duhamel to Kirk Hibbert, Jack Struthers to Corey Davidson, Todd Wolff to Bryan Dyrdahl and beyond, the list of winners reads like its own Hall Of Fame.

The three-day race, hosted this year by the United States X-Country series (USXC) operated by the same Brian Nelson who won this race on two different brands, runs Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Check out our preview story with a list of this year’s top competitors by clicking here.

 

Past Winners of the cross-country I-500, with brands.

  • 1966       Herb Howe (Polaris)
  • 1967       Gerry Reese (Polaris)
  • 1968       Dale Cormican (Arctic Cat)
  • 1969       Dale Cormican (Arctic Cat)
  • 1970       LeRoy Lindblad (Polaris)
  • 1971       LeRoy Lindblad (Polaris)
  • 1972       Yvon DuHamel (Ski-Doo)
  • 1973       Stan Hayes (Polaris)
  • 1974       Marv Ode (Arctic Cat)
  • 1975       Ed Monsrud (Polaris)
  • 1976       Brian Nelson (John Deere)
  • 1977       Archie Simonson (Polaris)
  • 1978       Brian Nelson (Arctic Cat)
  • 1979       Paul Matejka (Polaris)
  • 1980       Bruce Olson (Polaris)
  • 1987       Nolan Knockenmus (Polaris)
  • 1988       Lauren Wolff (Polaris)
  • 1989       Jeremy Fyle (Polaris)
  • 1990       Kirk Hibbert (Arctic Cat)
  • 1991       Jack Struthers (Polaris)
  • 1992       Jack Struthers (Polaris)
  • 1993       Kirk Hibbert (Arctic Cat)
  • 1994       Jack Struthers (Polaris)
  • 1995       Brad Pake (Arctic Cat)
  • 1996       Brad Pake (Arctic Cat)
  • 1997       Corey Davidson (Polaris)
  • 1998      Todd Wolff (Ski-Doo)
  • 1999      Todd Wolff (Ski-Doo)
  • 2000     Bryan Dyrdahl (Arctic Cat)
  • 2001      Troy Taggart (Arctic Cat)
  • 2002      cancelled
  • 2003      Corey Davidson (Polaris)
  • 2004      Bryan Dyrdahl (Ski-Doo)
  • 2005      Corey Davidson (Polaris)
  • 2006      Bryan Dyrdahl (Ski-Doo)
  • 2007      Ross Erdman (Ski-Doo)
  • 2008      Bryan Dyrdahl (Ski-Doo)
  • 2009      Bryan Dyrdahl (Ski-Doo)
  • 2010      Dan Ebert (Arctic Cat)
  • 2011      Brian Dick (Arctic Cat)
  • 2012       cancelled
  • 2013       Ryan Simons (Arctic Cat)
  • 2014       Brian Dick (Arctic Cat)

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