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    Posted 6 hours ago by AmSnow
    International Snowmobile Media Council will award one scholarship of $1000 to one applicant for the C.J. Ramstad Memorial Scholarship. Deadline for consideration is May 1, 2014. The winner of the C.J. Ramstad Memorial Scholarship will be announced at...
    Posted 8 hours ago by AmSnow
    On Friday, April 18, 2014 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency publicly acknowledged the using ethanol in gasoline can damage internal combustion engines. The use of ethanol gasoline increases exhaust temperatures, thus indirectly causing component...
    Posted 10 hours ago by AmSnow
    For the 18th consecutive quarter, Polaris reports record earnings for its first quarter of 2014. First quarter sales increased 19% to $888.3 million and net income increased to $80.9 million compared to $75.5 million in 2013’s first quarter. “Our...
    Posted 1 day ago by AmSnow
    Backcountry snowmobiler and FXR racer, Brandy Floyd, snowmobiled on April 18-20 with a group of female riders on Mt. Baker in Idaho. The group was made up of Floyd, Jen Prusa and Tami Baalman. "We spent last weekend up on Mt. Baker working on getting...
    Posted 1 day ago by AmSnow
    Polaris swept the Women’s classes to earn Queen of the Hill honors, and won every King of the Hill crown at the Rocky Mountain Snowmobile Hillclimb Association’s Beaver Mountain Hillclimb at Logan, Utah, on April 18-19. Polaris Pro racers...
    Posted 5 days ago by AmSnow
    The 2013-2014 Soo I-500 was the 5th time Gabe Bunke has won the race making him one of only two riders to win it five or more times. The 2014 race was the second year in a row Bunke Racing’s AutoLite-sponsored snowmobiles took the Top 2 spots...
    Posted 7 days ago by AmSnow
    Heavy winter snow and cold weather in Maine may stretch the snowmobile season into May, according to WABI TV. Somerset and Franklin counties reported April 14 having enough snow to continue the season for three weeks. The Maine Snowmobile Association...
    Posted 9 days ago by AmSnow
    The Rocky Mountain Snowmobile Hillclimb Association (RMSHA) headed into the home stretch with a competition in Crested Butte, Colorado the weekend of April 11-13. Polaris racer, Keith Curtis won 600 Stock, 800 Stock, 1000 Stock, 800 Mod, and was crowned...
    Posted 9 days ago by AmSnow
    Returning champs, Tyler Akelstad and Marco Sullivan won the Arctic Man in Paxson, Alaska for the third straight time, according to the Anchorage Daily News . Arctic Man is a competition that pairs a snowmobiler with a skier. A skier drops 1,700 feet...
    Posted 14 days ago by AmSnow
    The final Mid America Snow and Terrain Expert Racers (MASTERS) Races of the year took place in Marquette, Mich., April 4-6. On Sunday, the MASTERS brought Snowmobile Hillcross back to the Upper Peninsula. Louie Goldbach of Iron River, Michigan, won the...
    Posted 15 days ago by AmSnow
    The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 139 of Hudson, Ont., placed 9 new flags in honor of World War 2 veterans on the Memorial Carins on Lac Seul on April 6. This is a yearly event done with the assistance of Lac Seul Floating Lodges, branch members and local...
    Posted 15 days ago by AmSnow
    Run it dry, or not? That is the question. There are many schools of thought on this most common end-of-season maintenance question. Let’s start with why you would consider doing this. If I don’t leave a full tank of gas in my fuel tank...
    Posted 15 days ago by AmSnow
    Two of BRP’s Evinrude engineers received the Arch T. Colwell Merit Award during the 2014 annual Society of Automotive engineers (SAE) World Congress & Exhibition in Detroit on April 8. Paul Westhoff and Justin Johnson received the awards for...
    Posted 19 days ago by AmSnow
    As the snowmobiling season winds to a close for most of us, American Snowmobiler magazine would like to say THANK YOU! We’d like to say thank you to the entire snowmobiling community for an unforgettable season. Each year is unique, and they all...
    Posted 19 days ago by AmSnow
    Alberta Mounties used a snowmobile to chase down a man driving away on a stolen John Deere tractor in Red Deer, Alberta, according to the National Post. Blackfalds RCMP received a call about a breaking and entering of a rural address where firearms and...
    Posted 19 days ago by AmSnow
    Yamaha announced a new contingency program today, aimed at supporting the everyday snowmobiler who wants to make a run at the USXC I-500 race from Winnipeg, MB, to Willmar, MN. “The USXC’s plan for the 2015 International 500-mile race brings...
    Posted 19 days ago by AmSnow
    Editor's Note: This article was given to AmSnow from Bull Dog. Given today’s price of gas and the escalation of “car wars” power supremacy, vehicle owners are searching for even the slightest of improvements. So, do engine programmers...
    Posted 19 days ago by AmSnow
    Boyesen and American Snowmobiler are pleased to announce the current winners of our ongoing monthly Arctic Rage contest. THIS MONTH’S BOYESEN RAGE CAGE WINNER: Chris Rodonis has won a RAGE CAGE for his 2001 Polaris 600 XC-SP THIS MONTH’S 3...
    Posted 20 days ago by AmSnow
    On the weekend of March 29th in Superior, Wis., the sedating sound of seagulls and iron ore ships passing in the distance was shattered by the relentless scream of modified hillcross sleds either charging their way to the top, or possibly tumbling to...
    Posted 20 days ago by AmSnow
    Levi LaVallee will team up with skier Daron Rahlves to compete on April 11 in the Arctic Man in Anchorage, Alaska. The Arctic Man is a competition where two men, a snowmobile, and a pair of skis all combine to test the mettle of some of the world’s...
    Posted 20 days ago by AmSnow
    Dayco Products said the winners of the Canadian Snowcross Racing Association’s (CSRA) top four national race categories won their respective divisions using Dayco XTX Snowmobile Belts. The 2014 CSRA Champions were crowned at the conclusion of the...
    Posted 21 days ago by AmSnow
    BRP introduced a utility vehicle to its Sea-Doo line-up with the SAR model, a Search and Rescue watercraft designed for emergency response operations. It will be unveiled during the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis, Indiana...
    Posted 21 days ago by AmSnow
    Destination Polaris is back on the air, beginning April 6, on the Fox Sports Networks. The network will air 26 consecutive weeks of the off-road TV show. Featured locations this year include Glamis, The Rubicon Trail, Tennessee, Colorado and even a special...
    Posted 21 days ago by AmSnow
    Vilas County, Wis. officials said a snowmobile safety committee is to credit for no deaths on Vilas County snowmobile trails the 2013-14 season, according to News Watch 12. "We take a lot of pride in our trails becoming safer and safer up here. In...
    Posted 22 days ago by AmSnow
    Polaris acquired Kolpin Outdoors, Inc., a privately held, Wisconsin-based private label powersports accessories. Kolpin is an aftermarket accessory brand manufacturing Off-Road Vehicles (ORV) accessories and outdoor lifestyle products. “Kolpin is...