January, 2010

    Posted over 4 years ago by AmSnow
    By Mark Boncher Minocqua, Wis. - For the last few days AmSnow and several other snowmobiling media types have been riding a new 2011 Yamaha snowmobile on a new sort of test ride. This was an "early release" or "super secret test...
    Posted over 4 years ago by AmSnow
    After three weeks on the snow testing our sleds and several days spending face time with the Big 4 PR machines, execs and engineers, we're back in the office for a few days. Gotta crank out all the new product info for you ... but as always, we can't...
    Posted over 4 years ago by AmSnow
    By Mark Boncher As we suspected and forecasted in our February issue, Ski-Doo has dropped a new Rotax E-TEC 800R engine into its MXZ-X package. The E-TEC technology is the gold standard in clean, lightweight, efficient 2-stroke technology. AmSnow will...
    Posted over 4 years ago by AmSnow
    Vintage Championship Final: 1 Tony Pettinelli Chaparral SSX 2 Jacob Goede Polaris Starfire 3 David Pettinelli Chaparral Firebird SSX 4 Davey Pettinelli Chaparral Firebird SSX 440 Sport Mod '85 older 1 Cyle McNees 2 Dan Avery 3 Kelley Oium 4 Marc Harbron...
    Posted over 4 years ago by AmSnow
    Premier has suspended the production launch of its' 2010 Enforcer model snowmobiles due to an EPA fuel tank certification test failure. Premier said it plans on concentrating on resolving the issue and moving on to begin the 2011 Production in the...
    Posted over 4 years ago by AmSnow
    We're out in the field (literally) for most of January, testing and timing and weighing our snowmobiles for the Spring issue. So keep watching the site over the next month and we'll post up some photos and updates as to what we've found...
    Posted over 4 years ago by AmSnow
    The Winter X Games started on January 28 in Aspen, Colo., coverage of these events will be on ESPN and ESPN 2 all weekend long. Coverage of the snowmobile events will begin Thursday from 12-3 pm ET for snowmobile freestyle events on ESPN 2. These events...
    Posted over 4 years ago by AmSnow
    Eagle River, Wis.- For the second straight year, Tony Pettinelli, Jr. from Rome, N.Y. took home first place in the Vintage World Championship Final last weekend. Pettinelli glided his Chaparral SSX to a first place finish. Coming in second was...
    Posted over 4 years ago by AmSnow
    The Western Nationals in Sandy, Utah was filled with madness and a surprising ending when Ski-Doo's Tim Tremblay broke Tucker Hibbert's seemingly unbeatable winning streak in the Pro Open, according to ISOC. A crowd of nearly 9,300 screaming...
    Posted over 4 years ago by AmSnow
    A superman flip, backflip no-hander to a backflip heel-clicker and a kiss-of-death was the winning combination at this year's Winter X Games Snowmobile Freestyle Competition for Justin Hoyer. Justin was also last year's silver medalist Justin...
    Posted over 4 years ago by AmSnow
    Eagle River, Wis. - Matt Schulz of Wausau, Wis. won the 47th AmSoil World Championship Snowmobile Derby on January 17 becoming the first Wisconsinite to win since 1995 and the first Polaris racer to win since 1978, according to the News of the North ...
    Posted over 4 years ago by AmSnow
    Arctic Cat's Tucker Hibbert returned to his winning streak at ISOC's Canterbury race January 22 and 23 despite rain delays and starting in 8th position in the Pro Open, according to an ISOC press release. At one point during the Pro Open in Shakopee...
    Posted over 4 years ago by AmSnow
    Yamaha has voluntarily recalled 2,500 of its 2009 FX10 (commonly known as the Nytro and Nytro XTX) snowmobiles due to a potential steering hazard, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. According to USPSC's websites, a bolt in the...
    Posted over 4 years ago by AmSnow
    Red Lake I-500 Pro: Pro 600 1 Dan Ebert Arctic Cat 8:11:35.371 2 Gabe Bunke Polaris 8:13:42.290 3 Ryan Huston Arctic Cat 8:16:22.969 4 Cody Kallock Arctic Cat 8:27:43.946 Pro Open 1 Gabe Bunke Polaris 8:13:42.290 2 Cody Kallcok Arctic Cat 8:27:43.946...
    Posted over 4 years ago by AmSnow
    Cory Davis swept the Pro Classes during the fridged USCC Grafton Snow Drifter 100 in Grafton, North Dakota. Racers started the day with temperatures at -19 Fahrenheit on the thermometer and, despite blue skies and sun most of the day, temps struggled...
    Posted over 4 years ago by AmSnow
    In addition to a Top Speed of 174.898 mph set by Fast Eddie Ensor, there were five new world records set at the first NSSR competition of the year on January 16 in Hackensack, Minn. Fast Eddie and crew Glenn Stickels of RPM Specialties made the trip from...
    Posted over 4 years ago by AmSnow
    The three-time Eagle River World Champion for snowmobile oval racing, P.J. Wanderscheid and team, has geared up with DRIFT performance race apparel. "When I race around an oval track at 100 mph, I need to be seen by my fans, my sponsors and my competition...
    Posted over 4 years ago by AmSnow
    Speedwerx has issued a recall for all Z1 Turbo Mufflers sold from the end of 2008 until December 28, 2009. Customers who purchased this muffler should immediately send it to Speedwerx. The mufflers will either be updated or replaced depending on...
    Posted over 4 years ago by AmSnow
    OGIO International, Inc.a marketer and supplier in Powersports industry with performance gear comprised of bags, packs, ramps, stands and other accessories, announced today a new relationship with Tucker Rocky Distributing, a Powersports products distributor...
    Posted over 4 years ago by AmSnow
    Snowmobile sales down for quarter and year Polaris Industries, the Medina, Minn.-based power sports company that makes Polaris snowmobiles, has reported record fourth quarter earnings, a 21% increase from a year ago. Income was $43.9 million vs. $36...
    Posted over 4 years ago by AmSnow
    Third quarter profits up, sled sales decrease Arctic Cat Inc. reports third quarter earnings were up, the Minnesota-based snowmobile and ATV maker posting earnings of $2.6 million compared to a loss of $2.7 million a year earlier. Earnings for the...
    Posted over 4 years ago by AmSnow
    Yamaha's Iain Hayden placed second in the CSRA Pro Open Snocross Championships in Lindsay, Ont. last weekend. Hayden finished in the top two in all three races and stretched his lead for the Kawartha Cup by 10 points. Hayden qualified for a second...
    Posted over 4 years ago by AmSnow
    Arctic Cat rider Dan Ebert went from fourth place too winning the three day Red Lake I-500 on January 17 in Thief River Falls, Minn. Temperatures reached a high of 28 degrees Fahrenheit but the gray overcast made it tough for riders to see contrast in...
    Posted over 4 years ago by AmSnow
    RMSHA's first hillclimb of the year, the Preston Pride Hillclimb, was held Jan. 22 - 23 in Preston, Idaho. According to Bam Film Productions, it was cold, snowing, windy and flat light overcast. Over 150 racers competed and there was 500 entries....
    Posted over 4 years ago by AmSnow
    Pro Pro Open 1 Colby Crapo Polaris 2 Willie Elam Arctic Cat 3 Logan Halford Ski-Doo 4 Rylie Hogue Polaris Pro SS 1 Colby Crapo Polaris 2 Willie Elam Arctic Cat 3 Logan Halford Ski-Doo 4 Stephen Edwards Polaris NW Challenge 1 Colby Crapo Polaris 2 Willie...