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    Yamaha Turbo For the Trail

    Posted 3 days ago by AmSnow
    Snowmobile horsepower junkies east of the Mississipi can rejoice! Yamaha is adding to its turbo kit line with a new low elevation turbo kit for the Viper. Trail and crossover enthusiasts looking for the ultimate in power and reliability can now have their cake and eat it too with the newly released Mountain Performance Incorporated (MPI) Trail Turbo Accessory Kit for Yamaha SR Viper models. “Ever since we introduced the MPI Mountain Turbo Kit for the new M-TX this spring, everyone has bee...
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    Woody's parent company raises money for Pink Ribbon Riders

    Posted 6 days ago by AmSnow
    International Engineering & Manufacturing, Inc. (IEM), maker of Woody’s traction products, held their 5th Annual Golf Outing on August 15, 2014. Many returning teams along with a couple new teams came together in efforts to raise funds for Pink Ribbon Riders (PRR). The five-year running total raised for PRR has surpassed $48,000!Early Bird team registrations reached a record high as each team member received a complimentary 4-piece golf gift set if registered by June 1st. Out of 30 fou...
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    Airgroup sponsors Judnick Motorsports

    Posted 6 days ago by AmSnow
    Judnick Motorsports announced Airgroup will be sponsoring the team for 2013-14 season. Airgroup Radiant is a worldwide logistics provider who, for over twenty years, has been a proven leader in the efficient and timely movement of both domestic and international cargo. Airgroup has a network of service centers and agents worldwide.Airgroup fields a professional off-road motorcycle team and through a chance meeting this summer, expressed an interest in getting involved with snowmobile racing. &l...
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    AmSnow Announces Racer Sponsorship Program

    Posted 7 days ago by Ross Halvorson
    American Snowmobiler magazine is excited to announce our 2014-15 winter Race Sponsorship Program. We will be offering four $250 sponsorships to racers in various winter snowmobile racing disciplines. We’re looking for candidates who will represent the sport of snowmobiling, our magazine and their team in the best possible way: competing hard on the track and professionalism off the track. Race discipline, circuit and class do not matter. So independents, families, up-and-comers, and any...
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    Boss Racing and Huber Motorsports join forces

    Posted 8 days ago by AmSnow
    Garry Querel of BOSS Racing and Gerhart Huber of Huber Motorsports, have reached an agreement to join forces on the ISOC AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series this season. The joint effort will bring 4 Pro athletes: Darrin Mees, Adam Renheim, Colby Crapo and last year’s Women’s Pro Am Champion, Marica Renheim to Team Jimmy John’s for the 2014-15 season.“ As a fellow Canadian snocross team, we saw an opportunity to forge resources, share talents and to build a stronger progr...
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    Polaris CEO Scott Wine Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    Posted 10 days ago by Ross Halvorson
    Polaris Industries Inc.’s Chairman and CEO, Scott Wine, completed the Ice Bucket Challenge, joining in the viral campaign to raise awareness and funds for ALS. After accepting the challenge from Dan Ariens, President and CEO of Ariens, Wine in turn nominated Bahram Akradi, Founder and CEO of Lifetime Fitness, Michael Guyette, President and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield MN, and the entire Polaris dealer network. Wine noted in his video that if 100 Polaris dealers accept the challenge, Pola...
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    Boy Scouts give Polaris one-of-a kind print for anniversary

    Posted 11 days ago by AmSnow
    Polaris Industries Inc. received a one-of-a-kind print from the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) in appreciation for its commitment to a 10-year partnership to provide age-appropriate vehicles, safety equipment and safety instruction to BSA camps across the nation. This token of appreciation was presented during a special ceremony at Polaris’ 60th Anniversary celebration held in Minneapolis. “Polaris, like so many of the partners that the Boy Scouts of America has, represents the bes...
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    BOSS Racing Joins Forces with Huber Motorsports

    Posted 11 days ago by Ross Halvorson
    Garry Querel of BOSS Racing and Gerhart Huber of Huber Motorsports, have reached an agreement to join forces on the ISOC AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series this season. The joint effort will bring 4 Pro athletes; Darrin Mees, Adam Renheim, Colby Crapo and last year’s Women’s Pro Am Champion, Marica Renheim to Team Jimmy John’s for the 2014-15 season. “ As a fellow Canadian snocross team, we saw an opportunity to forge resources, share talents and to build a stronge...
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    USSA Pro Star Series Announces Event at 141 Speedway

    Posted 14 days ago by Ross Halvorson
    USSA Pro Star Series, TLR Cup and 141 Speedway have ratified a new sanction agreement for the 2015 TLR Cup Series. Toby Kruse, Dan and Scott Ratajczak, owners of the venerable 141 Speedway have secured a berth on the USSA Pro Star Series schedule for Feb. 7 & 8, 2015.  Toby Kruse, spokesman for the group stated, "We are really excited to secure this agreement and feel it will be the beginning of a long term on the USSA Pro Star schedule.  We at 141 try to bring the fastest, ...
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    AmSnow gives away 2015 snowmobile

    Posted 18 days ago by AmSnow
    American Snowmobiler Magazine, Castle X and Yamaha are teaming up for the Conquer Snow Sweepstakes. After the best winter in recent history, snow season is back with a vengeance! American Snowmobiler, Yamaha and Castle X want to help you conquer snow this year. Enter American Snowmobiler’s greatest sweepstakes ever! Starting August 15, readers can enter to win a grand prize of a 2015 Yamaha SR RTX LE and first prize of men’s and women’s Castle X full gear sets. The 2015 Yama...
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    TLR Cup Announces 2015 Season Kick-Off

    Posted 24 days ago by AmSnow
    TLR Cup season kick off will take place at the Ironwood Snowmobile Olympus, January 3-4, 2015, at Gogebic County Fairgrounds.On an early December weekend back in 1968, the Ironwood community roared to life with the first ever oval snowmobile race at the Gogebic County Fairgrounds. Factory teams from Polaris, Arctic Cat, and Ski-Doo, along with privateer racing Sno-Jets, Rupps, and more came from miles around to challenge the very fast ½ mile track. For the next 15 years, the Ironwood race...
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    Polaris Announces 3-Year Warranty on RMKs

    Posted 25 days ago by Ross Halvorson
    During the Polaris Factory Authorized Clearance, buyers can get a 3-year factory warranty when they purchase any RMK model. This special, limited-time offer is good on all Polaris RMK models from model years 2012-2015. “Deep Snow riders can get these amazing deals on RMK models that have dominated the hillclimb stock classes – and ride with the confidence and peace of mind a 3-year factory warranty provides,” said Chris Wolf, Director of Snowmobiles. “We heard consumers...
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    Arctic Cat Reports Record Sales to Start Fiscal 2015

    Posted 25 days ago by Ross Halvorson
    Arctic Cat reported net earnings of $3.6 million, or $0.27 per diluted share, for 2015 fiscal first quarter ended June 30, 2014. Record net sales reached $143.6 million, up 19 percent over the same quarter in 2014. The company also saw a severance charge in the quarter that reduced earnings by $0.08 per diluted share, as adjusted. “We had record sales for a first quarter, with strong contributions from snowmobile sales,” said Christopher Twomey, Arctic Cat’s chairman and CEO. ...
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    Polaris releases 3-wheel roadster

    Posted one month ago by AmSnow
    Polaris unveiled its' 3-wheel roadster called the Slingshot in Minneapolis. "Slingshot was designed to deliver head turning exhilaration on two dimensions,” said Mike Jonikas, Vice President of Slingshot. “First is the exhilaration that you can see, hear, and feel while riding in Slingshot. Second is the exhilaration you feel when people turn their heads to stare at Slingshot’s unique and exotic styling.” The cockpit of the roadster is open air. Side-by-side se...
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    Polaris reports 19th consecutive record quarter

    Posted one month ago by AmSnow
    Polaris continued its streak of record quarters reporting a record 21% increase in net income to $96.9 million for the second quarter compared to $90 million for prior year. Sales increased 20% to $1,014 million compared to $844.8 million in prior year setting another record for the quarter. "Next week we will celebrate our 60th anniversary and further enhance our innovation profile with the unveiling of our model year 2015 products for ORVs, motorcycles and the much anticipated Slingshot v...
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    Ride Along with Watercross Champion Chad Maki

    Posted one month ago by Ross Halvorson
    If you missed out on last weekend’s action at the Watercross World Championships in Grantsburg, Wis., here’s your chance to re-live the excitement! You can watch several videos and ride along with Pro Stock and Pro Open Champ Chad Maki as he takes the checkers right here courtesy of Cor PowerSports’ new Media Division! Be sure to check out Cor PowerSports Media’s upcoming schedule of events at  www.corpowersports.com/media. Photos courtesy of Cor PowerSports Med...
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    Marshall Distributing names Woody's Vendor of the Year

    Posted one month ago by AmSnow
    Woody's Traction received the Vendor of the Year award from Marshall Distributing at its annual national sales meeting this week in Frankenmuth, Mich.Over 50 brands represented to provide training and product knowledge to Marshall Distributing sales, purchasing and management staff. There were vendors from the ATV, Cycle, Snow, and UTV industries that were represented at the sales meeting. “Woody’s Traction received an award for being Vendor of the Year for their incredible effor...
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    Divas SnowGear speaks at Facebook Fit Chicago Conference

    Posted one month ago by AmSnow
    After joining Facebook’s small business advisory board, Divas SnowGear’s owners Wendy Gavinski and Travis Gavinski were invited to speak at Facebook’s FIT conference for small businesses. The conference was held in Chicago, Ill. on July 10. “Wendy has grown a passion to a real business that has now started to go global,” said Dan Levy, Facebook’s Director of Global Marketing Solutions. Divas SnowGear planned to expand to Europe and Russia this season. Bei...
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    BRP Expands Dealer Network

    Posted one month ago by Ross Halvorson
    BRP has added more than 50 new Evinrude dealers to its U.S. and Canadian dealer network, the company announced on Monday. According to a BRP press release, the new dealers will offer the complete Evinrude E-TEC line-up of outboard engines and provide top-of-the-line service and parts on all Evinrude products, as well as on existing Johnson products. BRP’s powersports network expansion goals include adding 65 to 75 new dealerships in fiscal 2015 and 200 to 300 by fiscal 2017 (excluding BR...
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    Arctic Cat Updates 2015 Sleds

    Posted one month ago by Ross Halvorson
    Arctic Cat released several updates today to their 2015 sled lineup. The ZR 4000 RR will be using a Team Driven clutch. The TSS-04 design with updated calibration has been extensively tested on the race track and proven itself. There’s also plenty of additional tuning components available for it. The new clutch requires an updated driven shaft. The front A-arms will now be spaced 43.5 inches apart (still within the legal 48-inch maximum width required by certain state trail systems), and...
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    Malinoski Settling In with Leighton Motorsports

    Posted one month ago by Ross Halvorson
    Robbie Malinoski isn't wasting any time in his new role as Leighton Motorsports' Team Manager. Check out what he and the rest of the team are up to during their off-season prep in this video!...
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    New Digs for Zbroz Racing

    Posted one month ago by Ross Halvorson
    Zbroz Racing announced Thursday it will be moving to a new facility in Logan, Utah. Product and employee growth had prompted the need for the specialized performance suspension company to seek out a new, larger home. It found what it was looking for just a block from their previous location. “From a small accessory building 13 years ago that was 15x20 feet to now an 8,000 square foot manufacturing facility with 11 employees. We could not be more excited about the success we have had the ...
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    BRP donates Ski-Doos to United Technologies Center

    Posted 2 months ago by AmSnow
    BRP donated ten Ski-Doo snowmobiles from it’s production testing fleet to United Technologies Center (UTC) in Bangor, Maine to help train future technicians and engineers on some of the latest technologies in powersports. The donation continues a long standing relationship between BRP and UTC that has continued to sustain and supply future workers in the powersports field at all levels.This donation provides the platform for students to advance their knowledge much quicker and be better pr...
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    ESPN nominates Hibbert for ESPY

    Posted 2 months ago by AmSnow
    Tucker Hibbert received his second ESPY (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly) Award nomination in the Best Male Action Sports Athlete category.Hibbert hopes to become the first snowmobiler in history to win the prestigious award.“I didn’t see this coming but couldn’t be more excited. To step back and think about how many talented action sports athletes there are worldwide, then realize that you’re one of five selected for this award is incredible,” Hibbert said ...
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    PIAA hires new national sales manager

    Posted 2 months ago by AmSnow
    Mark W. Warwick was appointed National Sales Manager for PIAA Corporation, USA. The appointment is effective as of June 9, and was announced by Rodger Wagner, Executive Vice President for PIAA Corporation, USA.Warwick brings to PIAA (pronounced pē′-uh) a broad background in automotive aftermarket sales and sales management including, most recently, a dozen years with Robert Bosch, LLC.PIAA Corporation is a global leader in the design and manufacture of replacement and specialty lighting pr...
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    Midwest Snowmobile Drag Racing Series releases 2014 schedule

    Posted 2 months ago by AmSnow
    The Midwest Snowmobile Drag Racing Series has released its 2014 season's schedule. The races will be bracket style money races with $55 entry and $15 to watch. Snowmobile club members can watch for $10. Racers do not need to be members of Midwest Snowmobile Drag Racing Series club to participate. The dates are:·    June 27   at Great Lakes Dragway in Union Grove, Wis.·    July  11 at Great Lakes Dragway in Union Grove, Wis.&midd...
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    Fly Sport offers ISOC contingencies

    Posted 2 months ago by AmSnow
    Fly Sport is offering 1000 contingency program and over $20,000 in contingencies for the ISOC 2014-15 season. The champion of season points in ISOC Sport Championship, if he is a Fly Sport 1000 athlete, will receive $3,000. A Triple Crown contingency will be paid to three selected finals throughout the season. Finishes points will be combined for all 3 finals. The highest finisher will receive $1000, second highest will receive $500 and third highest finisher will receive $250. The highest se...
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    Polaris Chairman to become US Bank's director

    Posted 2 months ago by AmSnow
    Polaris Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Scott W. Wine, has been elected to serve as a director of U.S. Bancorp, effective July 14, 2014.“It is a tremendous honor to join the Board of Directors of U.S. Bancorp, a great banking institution with a stellar reputation for efficiency, integrity, and strong financial results,” said Wine.  “I look forward to contributing to, and learning from, Richard and the rest of the board.”Minneapolis-based U.S. Bancorp, with $371...
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    Hibbert starts motocross season

    Posted 2 months ago by AmSnow
    Tucker Hibbert begins 2014 motocross, Saturday at round four of the CMRC Canadian Motocross Nationals in Regina, Sask. After one race in Canada, Hibbert will turn his focus to the AMA Pro Motocross Championship where he’ll compete at RedBud, Spring Creek and Washougal. "“I’m excited to start another summer of racing motocross. I wasn’t sure if I’d do the race in Canada this weekend but I feel ready so I decided to sign-up. It’ll be fun to go back to Canad...
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    U.S. and worldwide snowmobile sales increase

    Posted 2 months ago by AmSnow
    A long, cold and snowy winter drove snowmobile U.S. sales to increase to 54,028, a 11% gain from last year, according to International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association. Worldwide sales increased 9% to 157,106 new sleds sold.  This is an increase of over 12,500 units.  Canadian sales rose over 11% to 48,758 new snowmobiles sold.  The 2015 manufacturers’ spring snowmobile shows reported increases in attendance.  In many of the spring shows, visitation was up over...

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