May, 2009

    Posted over 5 years ago by AmSnow
    Overall sales dip 9% as ATV segment falls 29% for year Arctic Cat's annual snowmobile sales rose 28% to $207.3 million vs. $161.9 million the previous year, the snowmobile and ATV maker reported Thursday. That was the extent of the good news though...
    Posted over 5 years ago by AmSnow
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    The annual DC Fly-in recently occurred with representatives from 19 state snowmobile association speaking to over 200 members of Congress about snowmobiling in their state, according to a American Council of Snowmobile Association news release. "Members...
    Posted over 5 years ago by AmSnow
    NSA Pro Stock snowmobile racers have been preparing for the 2009 Wahl Challenge series which would begin in early June, according to a Wahl Bros. Racing Project press release. This mini-series will be in its' second season and the limited edition...
    Posted over 5 years ago by AmSnow
    AmSnow Note: Here is an update from, snowmobile freestyle competitor, Paul Thacker on his life after he broke the world record for the longest snowmobile jump. Hey all, its PT here. Just got back to Alaska after what seems like the longest...
    Posted over 5 years ago by AmSnow
    Klim, a snowmobile apparel and accessories company, has started a campaign to fight the Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection act which would close most riding areas in the Intermountain Northwest, according to an e-mail from Klim. " We have set...
    Posted over 5 years ago by AmSnow
    WPS/Fly Racing recently announced the opening of its fourth warehouse in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania just outside of Harrisburg The new Pennsylvania warehouse is in addition to three other WPS warehouses, which are located in Boise, Idaho; Memphis...
    Posted over 5 years ago by AmSnow
    James McCulley, the president of a snowmobile club in Lake Placid, New York has won another court room battle against a state's ban on driving snowmobiles through a cross-country ski trail near Lake Placid, according to CBS 6 WRGB. Click here to read...
    Posted over 5 years ago by AmSnow
    Polaris has voluntarily recalled 540 of its' 2009 IQ WIDETRAK snowmobiles due to a potential to cause an electric shock hazard to riders, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. According to the USPSC's website , the insulation...
    Posted over 5 years ago by AmSnow
    Ole Tweet announced on May 18 that he will step down from his position as General Manager, of Arctic Cat's ATV division after four decades of working in the powersports industry, according to an Arctic Cat press release. Arctic Cat's spokesperson...
    Posted over 5 years ago by AmSnow
    Polaris announced on May 18 the creation of the On-Road Vehicle Division in an effort to establish a significant on-road presence, according to a Polaris press release. The new division will use Polaris' existing skills in a way to maximize growth...
    Posted over 5 years ago by AmSnow
    SnoPro Mafia snags top prize! Congrats to SnoPro Mafia, a trio of Minnesota snowmobilers and video buffs, who are our first AmSnow Video contest winners. We knew you snowmobile lovers (our die-hard Web and magazine readers) could...
    Posted over 5 years ago by AmSnow
    A Maine state representative has proposed a snowmobile registration fee increase by $5, according to the Maine Public Broadcasting Network. The bill received initial endorsements from the Maine House when it was introduced by Rep. Herbert Clark on...
    Posted over 5 years ago by AmSnow
    The Vintage National Show Championships will take place from May 15 thru May 17 at Ralph Englestad Arena in Thief River Falls, Minn. The event includes sled displays, vendors, and a swap meet. In addition, awards will be given out for all classes...
    Posted over 5 years ago by AmSnow
    January's winner was Bryan Smyth from Buffalo, NY February's winner was Jeremiah Bonitz from Spencer, WI March/April sweepstakes winners were: WILLIAM KEENAN DANVERS, MA CHARLES GOODE TALBOTT, TN CHARLES BELFIORE VAUGHAN, ON CANADA LOIS LIETZ...
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    Polaris Industries recognized on May 11 that 17 dealers from across the United States and Canada for their contributions to the Polaris Dealer Advisory Council. The Advisory Council aids Polaris management in the development of support and training programs...
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    The Midwest Snowmobile Drag Racing Series will kickoff on May 29 at the Great Lakes Dragaway, and it will be sponsored by Aaen Performance and Monroe Powersports. Gates will open at 5pm for each event with eliminations starting at 7:30p.m. The dates are...
    Posted over 5 years ago by AmSnow
    The Freedom Fire Department in Freedom, New Hampshire is raising money to purchase a Snowbulance in the memory of a fellow firefighter's son who died on snowmobile this last winter, according to the Newbury Port News . Bob Haynes, a longtime...
    Posted over 5 years ago by AmSnow
    Onatrio Federation of Snowmobile Clubs recently released a report that showed permit sales being up and clubs had invested $3 million in reducing the barrier to snowmobile tourism this last season. "The first and most tangible measure of Go Snowmobiling's...
    Posted over 5 years ago by AmSnow
    By Mark Boncher This last week, I had the pleasure of riding with snocrosser and mountain guide extraordinaire Carl Kuster at the Carl Kuster Mountain Park in Malakwa, British Columbia. The Park (CKMP for short) is located between Revelstoke and Sicamous...
    Posted over 5 years ago by AmSnow
    The House Committee on Natural Resources held a subcommittee hearing on May 5 dealing with passage of a wilderness bill that would close snowmobile trails, according to the Blue Ribbon Coalition. "Organizations with diverse interests who, in the...
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    Myers Racing announced plans to support Brent Liggett this year in watercross , according to a Myers Racing team update. "We are testing and getting his trusty steed ready for the Grantsburg World Championship watercross in July at Memory Lake in...