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    Snowmobile HOF to Induct 4 New Members

    Posted yesterday by Ross Halvorson
    Four new members will be inducted into the International Snowmobile Hall of Fame (ISHOF) on September 26 in Eagle River, Wis. These four inductees represent dedicated individuals who have worked diligently to promote, foster, develop and build the sport and together have done so for more than 135 years. This year's 26th annual induction brings the total number of inductees to 105 snowmobile greats who have their plaque displayed in the ISHOF at the World Snowmobile Headquarters. The in...
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    Cor Powersports Partners with Snowmobile Fitness Expert

    Posted yesterday by Ross Halvorson
    Cor Powersports, one of the snowmobile industry's premiere crosscountry race series, has announced a partnership with Drew Robertson of Evolved SX Extreme Conditioning to provide a fitness and nutrition resource for snowmobilers. Robertson will have a weekly post on the Cor Powersports website focused on a topic related to proper fitness and nutrition for snowmobile racers and even the weekend trail rider. A release from Cor Powersports stated, "You look at some of the racers he is cu...
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    Arctic Cat Q1 2016 Financial Release

    Posted 7 days ago by Ross Halvorson
    Arctic Cat Inc. (NASDAQ:ACAT) today reported a net loss of $1.1 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, on net sales of $134.4 million for the fiscal 2016 first quarter ended June 30, 2015. In the prior-year quarter, Arctic Cat reported net earnings of $3.6 million, or $0.27 per diluted share, on net sales of $143.6 million.  “During the first quarter, we implemented initiatives to fuel product innovation and growth, speed organizat...
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    Polaris Announces Record Q2 Income

    Posted 7 days ago by Ross Halvorson
    Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) reported record second quarter net income of $100.9 million for the quarter ending June 30, 2015 ($96.9 million previous year). The company also saw a record $1.49 earnings per diluted share in Q2 2015 compared to $1.42 per diluted share in Q2 2014.  Sales for the second quarter 2015 totaled a record $1,124.3 million, an increase of 11 percent over last year’s second quarter sales of $1,014.0 million.  Motorcycle sales are the strongest contr...
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    Race for a Cause: NY Watercross Memorial Race

    Posted 9 days ago by Ross Halvorson
    It was the second weekend in July and we were off to the Flat Rock Inn in Lowville, N.Y., for the second event of the New York State Water Cross Association (NYSWCA). This weekend was offering different types of racing and one very special event. There would be drags and ovals on both days and the special event was scheduled for Sat. The weather was looking good and the racers were ready for great weekend. This special event is the second annual Garrett Miller Memorial Race. It’s not so m...
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    Hygear Introduces Dual Pressure Shock System

    Posted 10 days ago by Ross Halvorson
    Looking to upgrade your sled’s suspension? Hygear Suspension’s Dual Pressure Shock System just might be the answer you’re looking for. This latest release in snowmobile shocks is designed to upgrade your FOX Float, Float 2 or Float 3 shocks to a shock with an additional air reservoir.  The new product from Hygear gives the more wallet-conscious consumers another alternative to FOX’s Evol chamber shocks. Those Evol shocks (front ski pair) will run you right around $9...
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    Blue Ribbon Coalition Challenges Trail Closures

    Posted 20 days ago by Ross Halvorson
    National trail-based recreation group, the BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC), is questioning a recent fire closure order issued in Washington state for specifically calling out OHV use. Fire Closure Order #06-03-01-15-02 bans OHV use on more than 250 miles of system trails in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Item No. 3 of the prohibited activities listed states, "Using any type of motorized vehicle (Motor Cycles, ATV, OHV, etc..) on National Forest System Trails is prohibited. 36 CFR 261.55 (...
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    Complast Track Company Changes Name

    Posted 21 days ago by Ross Halvorson
    Snowmobile track manufacturer, Camoplast Solideal has changed its name to Camso as of July 3, 2015.  “The launch of Camso highlights the success our company has achieved in just a few years. We have become the world's second-largest specialized player in the manufacturing of tires, tracks, and track systems for off-the-road vehicles,” explains Camso Chairman of the Board and CEO Pierre Marcouiller. Camso is 100% focused on the OTR vehicle market. As a result, they're a...
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    Narsa Returns to U.S. Snocross Series

    Posted 28 days ago by Ross Halvorson
    Hentges Racing is pleased to announce that reigning Swedish Super Snowcross Pro Open champion Petter Narsa has joined the team and will be returning to the U.S. to compete in the AMSOIL Championship Snocross series. “I am really excited to bring Petter into our trailer,” said team owner Nate Hentges. It will be great to have him and Kody as teammates pushing each other on the practice track every day making the entire team better! I am looking forward to an extremely fun season with...
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    Team Leighton Teams Up with ARMA Energy

    Posted 28 days ago by Ross Halvorson
    Corin Todd and Trevor Leighton of the Leighton Motorsports team will be fueled by ARMA Energy as they vie for a Pro Open class points championship on the AMSOIL Championship Snocross tour in 2015-16. The Leighton team is already well underway with training and preparations for the upcoming season and ARMA Energy will be a key ingredient during the next several months as the team puts in the long hours in the heat of summer to be at the top of their game when the first green flag drops in D...
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    Adam and Marica Renheim Renew with Jimmy John's/BOSS Racing

    Posted one month ago by Emily H
    Team Jimmy John's/BOSS Racing announced the renewal of two of their riders for the 2015-2016 snocross season: Men's Pro athlete Adam Renheim (#311) and Women's Pro-Am athlete Marica Renheim. The siblings hail from Lima, Sweden, and they've been racing for 13 and 8 years, respectively. Last year, in his first full season in the U.S., Adam rose up the Pro ranks, running in fourth place consistently by season's end and placing 10th overall in the national points chase. He helpe...
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    Tucker Hibbert Nominated for ESPY Award

    Posted one month ago by Emily H
    Long after the snocross season has ended, Tucker Hibbert is still making waves in the sports industry. He has been nominated for a 2015 ESPY Award in the Best Male Action Sports Athlete category. It’s Hibbert’s third ESPY nomination, and if he wins, he’ll become the first snowmobiler in history to take home the award. This past winter, Hibbert won 13 of the 17 ISOC Pro Open final events, recorded his 100th Pro National win with a come-from-behind win in Deadwood, S.D., and won...
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    Snowmobile Sales Continue to Grow

    Posted one month ago by Emily H
    Snowmobile sales in North America continue to show a positive growth pattern in 2014-2015, according to a report by the International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association (ISMA). Buoyed by snowy weather and strong sales in 2013-2014, sales this year have increased 8% in the U.S. and 4% in Canada. Responding to heavy snowfall totals, snowmobilers and outdoor winter enthusiasts purchased snowmobiles at a rapid pace early in the year. Sales slowed somewhat in December due to light snow cover, but ...
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    Divas SnowGear Adds Four to Pro Rider Roster

    Posted one month ago by Emily H
    Divas SnowGear (DSG) announced that it is adding four snowmobile athletes to its Pro Rider roster for the 2016 season: Amber Holt, Sarah Whipple, Amy Flowers and Nicole Sullivan. The riders will collaborate on product development, marketing, and brand awareness under direction of another pro rider and DSG team member, Stephanie Schwartz.  “If I could have made a dream team of exceptional, well-rounded and technical riders, these four were it and hand-selected by me!" said Schwar...
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    Snowmobile Dealer of the Year Announced

    Posted one month ago by Ross Halvorson
    BRP dealer Duluth Lawn and Sport of Duluth, Minn., has been recognized for its longtime support of organized snowmobiling with the American Council of Snowmobile Associations Dealer Of The Year award. The award is given annually to retail dealers that have proven to go above and beyond in supporting their local and statewide snowmobile clubs and organizations. Duluth Lawn and Sport was chosen based on its past and present promotions and partnerships. In business since 1991 at the Duluth locatio...
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    Proposed Changes to State Trail Funding in Pennsylvania

    Posted one month ago by Emily H
    State funding for snowmobiles and other motorsports on public lands is always a hot topic of debate. The state of Pennsylvania looks like they may be headed toward reforming the funding of snowmobile and ATV trails. The Pennsylvania House of Representatives appears to be close to passing a law that would provide for equal funding for the state’s ATV and snowmobile trails. According to the following story posted on the Pennsylvania Business Daily website, the bill emphatically gained commi...
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    OTSFF Partners with Huber Motorsports for 2015-16 CSRA Season

    Posted one month ago by Emily H
    VAUGHAN, Ontario -- Andre Laurin of the OTSFF Sports Marketing Group and Gerhart Huber of Huber Motorsports have reached a joint agreement  to bring the Piller’s Fine Foods snowcross team under the Rockstar Energy Polaris Racing banner. Although two distinct entities, both teams will be utilizing Polaris’s championship-winning IQ 600 sleds. “What we are looking to achieve with this Huber Motorsports collaboration is to put a four-man Rockstar Polaris effort in t...
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    Woodies Racing Signs Michael George

    Posted one month ago by Emily H
    ALPINE, Wyo. -- On June 10, Woodies Racing announced that it has signed Michael George of Pine Plains, N.Y. George will compete full-time in the Pro Lite class on the ISOC National Snocross Tour. George has raced in the Pro division of the East Coast Snocross Series for several years, and the folks at Woodies Racing think he's a great fit for the growing program as it transitions into one of Arctic Cat’s snocross superteams. “I am really excited for this opportunity,” sai...
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    Cor PowerSports Announces Format for New MESC Triple Crown Series

    Posted one month ago by Emily H
    In late May, we announced that Cor PowerSports plans to expand the Midwest Extreme Snowmobile Challenge (MESC) from a single event into a Triple Crown series in 2016. The details of this new race series were a bit sparse in May, but Cor PowerSports just announced that it has finalized the format for the MESC Triple Crown. The Triple Crown, scheduled to start at the conclusion of the 2016 cross country series, will consist of three spring race events: Terrain X, Hillclimb and Hill X. Terrain X ...
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    Polaris to Consolidate Twin Cities Warehouses

    Posted 2 months ago by Emily H
    Polaris Industries is making some moves. Over the next couple of months, the Medina, Minn.-based manufacturer will be consolidating a handful of warehouses in the Twin Cities into a single location in Shakopee. The move will involve relocating 120-140 existing jobs. Polaris signed a lease on 850,000 square feet of space at a former Kmart distribution center on May 19, spokeswoman Marlys Knutson said. The building will house Polaris products for shipment to domestic and international markets. Po...
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    New Snowmobile Race Series in the Works

    Posted 2 months ago by Ross Halvorson
    We received an email this week from our friends at Cor PowerSports, who celebrate their 5th anniversary during the 2016 season. They've got some pretty big things in store. One item particularly piqued our interest. There are, of course, big plans to improve and expand the Cor PowerSports cross country race series in 2016, but a new race platform for the Midwest is also starting to take shape. In April 2015, the Cor PowerSports crew launched the Midwest Extreme Snowmobile Challenge. After ...
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    X-Games Gets New Online Home

    Posted 2 months ago by Ross Halvorson
    Your favorite snowmobile freestylers, long jumpers, hill climbers and snocrossers will have a new online home when they compete in the 2016 Winter X-Games. Today the new XGames.com launched as the new website for both the summer and winter extreme sports competition. The new site provides a year-round home for X Games events, original video series, contests and more. The responsive mobile-first design optimizes the experience across all mobile devices and integrates with social media. XGames.c...
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    New Snowmobile World Record

    Posted 2 months ago by Ross Halvorson
    The Science Hill Drifters snowmobile club from St. Marys, Ontario was officially awarded the Guinness World Record for the 'Largest Parade of Snowmobiles' on Friday, May 1, 2015. Their February 8, 2015 event featured 847 snowmobiles making their way down a 10-km route to accomplish the feat. It took many hours of preparation before the snow even began to fall last season, but numerous volunteers and sponsors helped the fundraising and record-breaking event go off without a hitch. The pr...
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    Team LaVallee Welcomes Zak Mason

    Posted 2 months ago by Ross Halvorson
    Team LaVallee announced the addition of Pro Lite rider, Zak Mason, to the Mystik Lubricants, Loctite, Polaris snocross team. Mason, 20, from Gaylord, Michigan will represent Team LaVallee in the Pro Lite class for the upcoming snocross season. Mason, who’s season was cut short last year, due to a shoulder injury was looking strong in the first few rounds of the 2014/2015 season. Mason was able to make his way to the podium a couple times and was sitting 1st in the Pro Lite championship po...
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    Team Arctic 2015 RMSHA Recap

    Posted 2 months ago by Ross Halvorson
    Team Arctic Hillclimb racers swarmed the final two RMSHA events of the 2015 season, unleashing an unstoppable display of power, speed and handling to capture 15 wins, two King titles and three high point championships aboard Arctic Cat M series snowmobiles.  Nine wins and two King titles came at last weekend’s event in Grand Targhee, Idaho. Kyle Tapio stamped his authority on the big power classes, taking wins in both 800 and 1000 Improved classes before capping the weekend with the ...
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    Chris Burandt and Burandt’s Backcountry Adventure Join KLIM

    Posted 3 months ago by Ross Halvorson
    KLIM and Chris Burandt have joined forces a long-term partnership that will have the decorated snowmobile athlete, legendary adventure guide and backcountry-snowmobiling ace riding, guiding and filming exclusively in KLIM Technical Riding Gear.  Burandt, whose basecamp is in Colorado, rides more than 150 days a year in the nearly vertical backcountry of his backyard. His impressive career includes X Games Gold Medals, numerous film appearances and building a successful touring and adventur...
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    Cottew Motorsports Adds Thelen to Snocross Team

    Posted 3 months ago by Ross Halvorson
    Cottew Motorsports has announced the addition of Mitchell Thelen as a full-time member of their ISOC National Snocross team where he will compete in the Sport class.  Thelen, who joined the team as a support rider in mid-January last season, became a dominate force in the Amateur class finishing on the podium 11 times, including five wins. “We feel Mitchell has a great attitude on and off the track,” said team owner Jeff Cottew.  "He has a need for speed and a will to...
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    Polaris Acquires Timbersled

    Posted 3 months ago by Ross Halvorson
    Polaris Industries Inc. today announced the acquisition of Timbersled Products, Inc. a privately held Sandpoint, Idaho-based company that is an innovator and market leader in the burgeoning snow bike industry. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.  “We are excited to add the Timbersled brand and team to Polaris’ strong snowmobile business. Timbersled has created a compelling product and revolutionized the sport of snow biking, and we are excited to see what they can ...
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    Snowmobile leads Alaskan bison to freedom

    Posted 3 months ago by AmSnow
    Alaska's Department of Fish and Game used a snowmobile to lead a stampede of bison to freedom in snow-covered grass meadows on a conservation. Tom opened the gates to the temporary pens and called the bison to follow his snowmobile across the Innoko River to sedge and grass meadows in the Lower Innoko/Yukon Rivers. As you will see from the video, bison galloped all the way across the river, a distance of about a mile.The herd followed the sled from a temporary holding pen across the Innoko ...
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    BRP Searches for Oldest Rotax Airplane Engine

    Posted 3 months ago by AmSnow
    BRP launches a contest to find the oldest active certified Rotax aircraft engine in operation to celebrate 40 years of Rotax aircraft engines. “We are proud of 40 successful years of Rotax aircraft engines, which lead the ultra-light and light sport aircraft market worldwide. Our customers are brand ambassadors and an important part of our success story,” said Thomas Uhr, vice-president BRP-Powertrain and general manager BRP-Powertrain GmbH & Co KG. “To thank them for their...

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