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    Polaris and Arctic Cat report increased snowmobile sales

    Posted 2 days ago by AmSnow
    As the snow starts to fall, both Arctic Cat Incorporated and Polaris Industries are both reporting increased snowmobile sales and profits for their respective quarters.  That’s good news for the industry! Arctic Cat reports snowmobile sales rose 17% to $157.8 million in its fiscal second quarter, which ended Sept. 30, up from $135.4 million in the prior year's quarter. Cat attributes the increase to its expanded partnership with Yamaha. The company anticipates higher snowmobile s...
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    2015 NSSR schedule released

    Posted 3 days ago by AmSnow
    National Straightline Snowmobile Racing has released the race season's schedule. There will be over 40 classes for sleds, vintage, kids, ATVs and motorcycles. Registration at 8am to 2pm on Saturday with Racing Action from 10am to 4pm.Here is the schedule:Kick Off Race/Winter Festival: January 17th, 2015 @ Fairmont, MN on Lake Hall  in cooperation with Blizzard Snowmobile Club and sponsored by  Graham Tire Company, Doug Sports Center, Holiday Inn and More! Winter Festival Event: Jan...
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    Ram to sponsor Tucker Hibbert

    Posted 7 days ago by AmSnow
    Ram Truck will sponsor Tucker Hibbert for the 2014-15 snocross season. Hibbert’s team will add the Ram truck brand to its name and compete under the Monster Energy/Arctic Cat/Ram Truck banner.“Tucker Hibbert is the kind of ambassador any sport would dream of,” said Bob Hegbloom, President and CEO – Ram Truck Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “The fact that he’s out there with his Ram truck pulling his sleds over North America’s most demanding roads and through ...
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    BRP adds 17 new Evinrude dealers

    Posted 10 days ago by AmSnow
    BRP added 17 new North American Evinrude dealers to its network in the last three months. Since the beginning of the year, 67 new North American dealers are now offering consumers Evinrude outboard engines. These now provide more boaters with the opportunity to experience its industry-leading E-TEC technology and the striking new vertical design, clean-rigging package and best-in-class fuel efficiency of the revolutionary Evinrude E-TEC G2 outboard engines. “We’re happy to provide mo...
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    Ski-Doo releases snowboard attachment

    Posted 13 days ago by AmSnow
    Ski-Doo has released an easy and effective Snowboard and Ski Rack for Ski-Doo snowmobiles that utilizes the innovative LinQ attachment system. The increasing use of snowmobiles by back country enthusiasts to reach untracked slopes has driven the need for this specialized product, and BRP has been quick to develop one that exceeds expectations with feedback from their own crossover athletes.The Snowboard and Ski Rack mounts along either side of a 146” track length – or longer - snowmo...
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    Ski-Doo owners can upgrade to RAS 2 suspension

    Posted 13 days ago by AmSnow
    BRP makes it easy for owners of older Ski-Doo snowmobiles to upgrade to the latest front suspension with the RAS 2 Front Suspension kit. This kit delivers the same RAS 2 benefits of better straight-line tracking in big bumps, lighter weight and great styling - with X Package calibration, at a great price.The RAS 2 Front Suspension improves handling and lightens most 2008 – 2014 Ski-Doo trail or mountain models by replacing the major front suspension components, and is a direct bolt on to e...
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    Ski-Doo plans race seminar

    Posted 13 days ago by AmSnow
    The Ski-Doo is hosting a "Hands On" race seminar at Quadna Mountain Park in Hill City, Minnesota to help Ski-Doo snocross racers prepare for the season. The event is scheduled in advance of the ISOC season opening race in Duluth, Minnesota.The seminar will focus on snocross set ups for the rider’s sleds and include coaching and tips from Ski Doo Factory Personnel and Pro race teams. Advance registration is required.Optional Track Time is available at a discounted rate for 2 days ...
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    Hibbert plans to race in Arcticwear

    Posted 17 days ago by AmSnow
    Tucker Hibbert will wear Arcticwear Gear from Arctic Cat this snocross season.Hibbert announced ending his agreement with Castle last week. "It just feels right coming home to Arcticwear,” said Hibbert. “Arcticwear is part of the family of Arctic Cat products and people that have been so important throughout my career. It’s a brand full of passion that’s dedicated to performance. I’m very proud to be back in Arcticwear and have it as the official gear of my tea...
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    Castle and Tucker Hibbert end partnership

    Posted 21 days ago by AmSnow
    Castle X Racewear and Tucker Hibbert have decided to mutually end their partnership after working together for over a decade. “Everyone at Castle X has had a blast working with Tucker over the years,” said Jess Farr, the President of Castle X. “It has been amazing to have had such a long lasting partnership and to have been part of helping Team 68 look great on the track and in the pits. While our business partnership may have ended, the friendships we have developed with every...
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    Grand Prix Ski-Doo tickets go on sale October 9

    Posted 21 days ago by AmSnow
    The organizers of the Grand Prix Ski-doo of Valcourt announces new website at www.grandprixvalcourt.com and tickets go on sale October 9. The revamping of the site, from basic analysis to new programming, took several months to complete and required the assistance of several individuals. It now features exclusive content that will better meet the needs of fans, subscribers and visitors.The new site is more interactive. Grand Prix management wants to showcase the magnitude of our event and the ad...
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    Settlement withdraws restrictions on motorized access in Idaho's Clearwater National Forest

    Posted 23 days ago by AmSnow
    A newly-filed settlement agreement withdraws restrictions on motorized and mechanized access to "Recommended Wilderness" Areas (RWA) in Idaho's Clearwater National Forest. The settlement comes in a lawsuit filed in 2012 by the Idaho State Snowmobile Association and the BlueRibbon Coalition, which alleged that the Northern Region of the Forest Service (FS) created an internal "recommended wilderness policy" that illegally limited management options. In the settlement, the ...
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    Divas SnowGear Announces Brand Ambassadors

    Posted 24 days ago by AmSnow
    Divas SnowGear chose 37 brand ambassadors out of over 1500 applicants to represent the company for 2014-15 season.The DSG brand ambassadors will be representing the brand at trade shows, events, testing riding gear and giving their feedback while riding in their favorite spots. They will be keeping everyone updated on their adventures through our Facebook page, Instagram, Twitter, and our blog. Ambassadors are scattered across the US and Canada, so everyone will have the opportunity to see ridin...
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    Arctic Rage Snowstakes draws first winner

    Posted 27 days ago by AmSnow
    The first winner of the American Snowmobiler Arctic Rage Snowstakes Contest Winner has been announced. David Duffield from Michigan won this month's sweepstakes. Sign up now to be the NEXT Arctic Rage winner!Win prizes from Boyesen, AmSnow, Fly Racing, Caliber Products, Divas Snowgear, Triple 9 Optics, Hygear Suspension, FXR Racing, and Studboy Traction!American Snowmobiler Magazine, Boyesen, and Fly Racing all headline the 2015 Arctic Rage Contest and have collaborated with other powerhou...
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    Scheuring Speed Sports partners with US Air Force

    Posted 29 days ago by AmSnow
    Steve Scheuring announced continuing to partner with U.S. Air Force. This marks the 14th year of the partnership. Scheuring Speed Sports will be doing high school and secondary school visits prior to each AMSOIL Championship SnoX race. Technology used in snocross will be discussed. In addition, the team will talk about making good choices in life and create excitement for the races. A deserving student will, also, receive the “Race to the Future” scholarship....
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    Ontario offer discount on snowmobile permit sales

    Posted 29 days ago by AmSnow
    Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) is selling Seasonal Permits again for a special pre-season fee of $180 when purchased online at www.ofsc.on.ca on or before November 1, 2014. Last year, the Old Farmer’s Almanac forecast a snowy, cold winter for Ontario and it was right. Permit sales had a 21%  sale spike last year in Ontario. Now, with the Old Farmer’s Almanac predicting another good, old-fashioned Ontario winter for this season, snowmobilers can catch a big savings...
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    Divas SnowGear hires Stephanie Schwartz

    Posted one month ago by AmSnow
    Divas SnowGear hired backcountry expert Stephanie Schwartz its' Oregon, Wisconsin-based team.Stephanie hails from Revelstoke, British Columbia, where she has enjoyed a life-long backcountry riding career. Always an activist, she has worked to enlist more women riders by hosting countless riding clinics across the world. Stephanie is dedicated to the snowmobile industry and desires more women to experience the thrill of backcountry riding. A previous Ski-Doo...
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    Tucker Hibbert signs 2-year extension

    Posted one month ago by AmSnow
    FLY Racing signed two-year extension with Tucker Hibbert that will see him wearing the brand’s F2 Carbon helmet for another two seasons. Hibbert heads into the 2014/15 season as the clear favorite following one of the most dominant performances in snocross racing history during the 2013/14 series. Hibbert surpassed legend Blair Morgan’s long standing snocross pro national win record becoming the most-winning racer in the history of the sport. Hibbert also became the first athlete in...
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    Ski-Doo partners with Burton Snowboards

    Posted one month ago by AmSnow
    Ski-Doo partnered with Burton Snowboards to become the official snowmobile for Burton Snowboards’ team of pro riders. The two companies also agreed to co-develop products to suit the needs of snowboarders and snowmobilers and Ski-Doo becomes sponsor of the Burton Mountain Festival. The emerging trend of riders using snowmobiles to access the backcountry is on the rise, as people find it a more economical way to enjoy their sport. Feedback from Burton and Ski-Doo pro riders will be used to ...
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    Polaris begins manufacturing in Poland

    Posted one month ago by AmSnow
    Polaris announced the grand opening of its new manufacturing facility in Opole, Poland. The 345,000-square-foot facility will be the first Polaris plant dedicated to manufacturing Off-Road Vehicles (ORV’s) outside of North America. Employee training has already begun at the Opole facility which will employ 300 people in 2015 and should begin shipments to customers in the first quarter of 2015. The plant will produce approximately 35 different ORV vehicle models in 2015 and ship them to six...
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    Costco offers deals on Polaris products

    Posted one month ago by AmSnow
    Polaris announced today that it will partner with the Costco Auto Program (CAP), an auto-buying program specifically for Costco members, as the exclusive promotional partner for its powersports division. Starting today, Costco members will be able to access special pricing and promotional incentives on select Polaris products at participating dealers in the U.S.“We are excited to announce our role in expanding the selection of powersport products offered through the Costco Auto Program,&rd...
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    Judnick Motorsports teams up with Rockstar Energy Drink

    Posted one month ago by AmSnow
    Judnick Motorsports announced the addition of Rockstar Energy Drink as a sponsor for the 2014-15 season. “To be associated with a brand like Rockstar, who has such a recognized presence in the action sports community means a lot to our team as well as the sport of snocross,” said team owner Scott Judnick.Rockstar Energy Drink has been a long-time supporter of Polaris racer Iain Hayden and his championship efforts on the CSRA circuit. Through a cooperative effort with Hayden’s O...
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    2014 AmSnow Super Sled Shootout Recap

    Posted one month ago by mboncher
    Racing, like life, but more importantly like the weather, can go from REALLY good to REALLY bad very quickly.  The good news? Friday and Saturday morning at our annual AmSnow / Aeroquip Super Sled Shootout at US 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Mich. was fantastic and weather could not have been better!  The Pro Stock class from the previously cancelled Brainerd, Minn. race was finished here at the Super Sled Shootout with Glenn Hall taking the win on his Cat, running a time of 8.19 sec...
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    Ski-Doo adds Backcountry Experts

    Posted one month ago by AmSnow
    Ski-Doo Backcountry Experts will have two new team members this year with the addition of Jay Mentaberry and Jeremy Mercier. Both come on board to share their perspectives and lifestyle with the mountain sledding community through social media and at snowmobile events. Both are accomplished riders with great enthusiasm for the sport, easy to talk with personalities, and snowmobiling is an important part of both their personal and professional lives.The Backcountry Experts are a group of some of ...
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    Dayco and Canadian Snowcross Racing Association announce 3-year extension

    Posted one month ago by AmSnow
    Dayco Products and the Canadian Snowcross Racing Association announced a three-year extension of its exclusive partnership naming Dayco the Official Belt of the CSRA. Dayco is  a leading manufacturer of CVT belts for snowmobiles and all-terrain-vehicles.The 2014-2015 season will mark the 10th straight year Dayco has been the Official Belt of the CSRA, reconfirming its commitment to the powersports industry. “The CSRA continues to be a key element of Dayco’s snowmobile marketing ...
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    Cor Powersports announces Midwest Extreme Snowmobile Challenge

    Posted one month ago by AmSnow
    Cor PowerSports announced a big spring race weekend that will closeout the year. The Midwest Extreme Snowmobile Challenge took four years to plan. The Midwest Extreme Snowmobile Challenge will be April 18-19, 2015 at Lutsen Mountain in Lutsen, MN. The event will include hillclimb, hillcross, and short course cross country racing on and around the Lutsen Ski Resort. We have spent the past 4 years scouting locations capable of hosting the event and after we got it to our short list it was tough to...
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    2014 Hay Days race results

    Posted one month ago by AmSnow
    48TH ANNUAL HAYDAYS GRASS DRAGSAMATEUR CLASS RESULTSAmateur Stock 5001. Luke Olson – Arctic Cat #9992. Richard Soukup – Yamaha #993. Tyler Rogers – Yamaha #64 Amateur Stock 6001. Jesse Jones – Yamaha #022. Luke Olson – Arctic Cat #9993. Tyler Rogers – Yamaha #644. Richard Soukup – Yamaha #99 Amateur Stock 7001. Richard Soukup – Yamaha #992. Jesse Jones – Yamaha #023. Tony Pinter – Yamaha #152 Amateur Stock 8001. Richard Soukup &ndash...
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    ISOC and CBS Sports Network sign multi-year deal

    Posted one month ago by AmSnow
    Officials with the International Series of Champions announced a multi-year deal between AMSOIL Championship Snocross and CBS Sports Network.The new television package-kicks off on Sunday, Dec. 7 on the CBS Television Network with a one-hour show. Programming continues on CBS Sports Network with 17 one-hour shows airing on Sundays beginning on Dec. 14, including a one-hour live show on Sunday, March 15, 2015. "Starting the season on CBS sets the stage for a highly-anticipated season of...
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    Snowmobiling accounts for $14.3 million for Montana

    Posted one month ago by AmSnow
    Snowmobiling accounts for $14.3 million on tourism per year in Montana, according to a recent study by the University of Montana published on Missolian.com.Nonresident snowmobilers contribute about $147 per activity day which accounts for the $14.3 million per year. That supports about 200 winter jobs. Residents and nonresidents snowmobilers buy about 4.3 million gallons of gasoline per season, and the states tax of $0.27 per gallon generates $1.2 million in revenue. That revenue goes to the sta...
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    BRP offers avalanche safety class

    Posted one month ago by AmSnow
    BRP is continuing offering free avalanche safety seminars throughout North America for the fifth straight year.BRP recognized the need for snowmobile specific outreach and education and took the lead in partnership with avalanche experts in Canada and the US to design and deliver courses that are effective at engaging snowmobilers. This was an important step as most classes up to that point were geared towards ski or snowshoe access and taught by instructors with those same backgrounds. The curr...
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    Yamaha issues recall of snowmobiles

    Posted one month ago by AmSnow
    Yamaha has issued a recall of snowmobiles due to fire hazard. This recall involves model year 2014 SR10R (SRViper), SR10RXS (SRViper RTX SE), SR10L (SRViper LTX), SR10LS (SRViper LTX SE) and SR10XS (SRViper XTX) snowmobiles and model year 2015 SR10LS (SRViper LTX SE) snowmobiles. They were sold in a variety of red, black, blue and white color combinations. The VIN number is stamped on the tunnel near the right side footrest. The letter E in the 10th position of the VIN number indicates that the...

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