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    BRP Supports Avalanche Awareness Education

    Posted 5 days ago by Emily Hare
    BRP is amplifying its efforts to provide avalanche education and awareness by sponsoring more than 40 free seminars throughout North America for the seventh straight year, and adding two strong partners to further the effort. New this year is support for the seminars from Backcountry Access (BCA), one of most well-known and respected manufacturers of avalanche safety equipment in addition to joint sponsoring of the new Backcountry Ascender online education platform. Combined, the two platforms w...
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    X Games Aspen Announces 2017 Sport Disciplines, Music Lineup

    Posted 7 days ago by Emily Hare
    X Games will return to Aspen Snowmass Jan. 26-29, 2017, inviting the top ski, snowboard and snowmobile athletes to compete in 18 different disciplines over four days. Snowmobile Best Trick will return to the lineup for the first time since 2013, while Snow Bike racing is set to make its X Games debut. After successful competitions at X Games Oslo 2016, X Games will host Women’s Ski and Snowboard Big Air finals for the first time in Aspen. This marks the first time Women’s Ski Big Air...
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    Cor PowerSports Partners with C&A Pro Skis, MotoTrax

    Posted 9 days ago by Emily Hare
    Cor PowerSports announced two new sponsorship agreements for the upcoming racing season: C&A Pro Skis and MotoTrax. C&A Pro Skis will be the official ski of the Cor PowerSports and MESC race series. "When it comes to racing, C&A Pro has been the choice of the top pros in all disciplines of snowmobile racing for decades, with the vast disciplines that we offer through the Cor PowerSports XC Series and the MESC events (Hillcross & Hillclimbs)," read a statement from Cor ...
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    New Ownership for Race Shop Industries

    Posted 14 days ago by Emily Hare
    Race Shop Industries (RSI) was independently purchased by David Fischer, Jason Houle and Duane Houle on Sept. 1, 2016. RSI is best known for its handlebars and handlebar accessories, but the company also has a full line-up of snowmobile customization accessories for all makes and models. You might recognize the Houle name. Jason is also the owner of Straightline Performance, and Duane is his father. Fischer is a Polaris-sponsored racer who competes in a variety of motorsports events. Business ...
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    Huber Motorsports Announces Sponsorship Agreements

    Posted 15 days ago by Emily Hare
    Gerhart Huber of Huber Motorsports announced that the Piller’s team has signed a sponsorship agreement with Rockstar Energy, OTSFF and Polaris Racing to campaign the 2016-2017 Rockstar Energy Drink CSRA Snowcross Championships. “The new agreement with Rockstar and OTSFF is an exciting and progressive step for Huber Motorsports. We enjoyed an excellent and successful working relationship last season with Rockstar and OTSFF, and we’re confident that this new collaboration will a...
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    ERX Motor Park Releases 2016-17 Schedule

    Posted 15 days ago by Emily Hare
    The ERX Motor Park in Elk River, Minn., just released its schedule for the 2016-17 racing season, and it's chock full of action-packed snocross events. Here's what's on tap this year: September 24: Day of the DozersOctober 8: Cow Pie FestivalDecember 15: Grassroots Snocross Series presented by Viking Coca-Cola - Round 1December 27-28: FXR Learn 2 Ride ClinicDecember 29: Grassroots Snocross Series presented by Viking Coca-Cola - Round 2January 12: Grassroots Snocross Series presented...
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    Arctic Cat Introduces Three New Sleds

    Posted 16 days ago by Emily Hare
    Over the weekend, Arctic Cat unveiled three new 2017 model year snowmobiles to more than 10,000 fans at the 50th Anniversary Sno Baron’s Hay Days event in North Branch, Minn. The snowmobiles – a new turbocharged M 9000 King Cat mountain sled, a fuel-injected ZR 6000R SX snocross race sled and a ZR 6000R XC cross country sled – joined 17 other new 2017 models that the company introduced earlier this year. The M 9000 King Cat features the full menu of chassis and ergonomic imp...
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    Karkoulas Sisters Racing Partners with Bailey Motorsports

    Posted 16 days ago by Emily Hare
    Karkoulas Sisters Racing (KSR) is thrilled to announce that they will be working closely with Bailey Motorsports for the upcoming 2017 Canadian Snowcross Racing Association (CSRA) season. The all-female race team composed of three young sisters is excited to join forces with the professional snowcross team, with the primary goal centered on supporting up-and-coming youth in the sport.Established in 1999, Bailey Motorsports is an extreme sports team that focuses on the sport of snowcross. The tea...
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    BRP Announces Improved Ski-Doo Race Sled, X Team Racers for 2016-17

    Posted 16 days ago by Emily Hare
    BRP has introduced a new and improved 2017 Ski-Doo MXZx 600RS racing snowmobile that was designed specifically to attack North American snocross tracks. The sled will feature revised clutching, improved progressive coupling system and a refined slip gear that BRP says will result in better holeshots, acceleration, traction and durability for top ISOC National Snocross racers like Tim Tremblay, Lincoln Lemieux, Adam Renheim and Elias Ishoel, who is moving up to the Pro Open class this year. The ...
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    Polaris Unveils New Race Sled, Youth Timbersled

    Posted 19 days ago by Emily Hare
    Polaris is kicking off Hay Days weekend a little early with today's announcement of two exciting products: an all-new Polaris 600R Race Sled and a new Timbersled ST 90 Ripper system. Here's what we know about them so far: Polaris 600R Race SledCelebrating the return of the Rush XCR models, the new Polaris 600R Race Sled shares a lot of the same premium technology found on production models like the 600 and 800 RUSH XCR. “For over 60 years, Polaris has pushed the technological env...
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    Snowmobile Hall of Fame Class of 2017

    Posted 19 days ago by Emily Hare
    The Snowmobile Hall of Fame (SHOF) and Museum in St. Germain, Wis., announced its four inductees for 2017: Burt Bassett, Bill Bickford, Pat Hauck and John Hooper. These four honorees will be inducted into the SHOF on Feb. 18, 2017, coinciding with the 34th Annual Ride With The Champs. Burt Bassett of Roseau, Minn., experienced all levels of success in a career that began in 1960s. As a driver he won the Soo 500 Enduro and multiple cross-country and enduro events. He was the Captain of the Pol...
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    Tundra Trail Technologies to Make Debut at Hay Days

    Posted 20 days ago by Emily Hare
    A new business is hitting the trails in Hermantown, Minn., and soon across the country. Tundra Trail Technologies (TTT) is launching its line of personal snow groomers, the SnoDozer 400 and the SnoDozer 600, at this weekend’s Hay Days event in North Branch, Minn. “The SnoDozers are the top of the line, most efficient personal snowmobile trail groomers available," said Tim Jorgenson, TTT owner. "They can groom trails faster than anything else on the market, and at a fractio...
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    Backcountry Ascender Program will Premiere at Hay Days

    Posted 20 days ago by Emily Hare
    This weekend at Hay Days, the International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association (ISMA) will launch the Backcountry Ascender Program, a free and simple way for snowmobilers to educate themselves about riding in the backcountry and avalanche safety. The ISMA's goal is to make snowmobilers the most educated and prepared user group in the mountains. The application uses good-natured competition to help riders learn and improve their backcountry knowledge, skills, practical experience, and conf...
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    The World's Longest Trail Opens in 2017

    Posted 21 days ago by Emily Hare
    For nearly 25 years, there has been a movement in Canada to construct a multi-use trail that spans the entire country. That dream will become a reality in 2017, when the Trans Canada Trail (TCT) opens. Also known as "The Great Trail," the TCT will be roughly 15,000 miles (24,000 km) long, making it the longest recreational trail network in the world. When finished, the trail will cross 13 provinces and territories, running from Newfoundland in the east to British Columbia in the west,...
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    Sympatex Announces 100% Recycled Membrane

    Posted 22 days ago by Emily Hare
    Later this month, Sympatex Technologies will reveal an exciting new textile at Lineapelle, the international leading trade fair for leather goods in Milan (Sept. 20-26, 2016). It's an innovative new membrane that is made of 100% recycled materials. Sympatex textiles are commonly used in snowmobile gear/apparel due to their waterproof and windproof properties.PTFE-free and PFC-free, the Sympatex recycled membrane is made of polyether-ester that represents no health hazard and can be recycled ...
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    Biggest Sweepstakes on Snow!

    Posted 27 days ago by Emily Hare
    American Snowmobiler and Polaris are teaming up to bring you the best opportunity to win some of the coolest new prizes anywhere! We worked with some of the hottest products and coolest people in the biz to bring you SnowStakes 2017! What can I win? The Grand Prize is not one, but TWO new Timbersled conversion kits! Nobody wants to ride alone, and we had you in mind when we were first trying these kits with the likes of Chris Burandt at his Backcountry Adventures locale in beautiful Buena Vista...
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    K100 Now at NAPA Auto Parts Stores

    Posted one month ago by Emily Hare
    Kinetic Fuel Technology Inc. (KFTI) announced that both the gas and diesel versions of K100 Fuel Treatment now will be available at NAPA Auto Parts stores nationwide. K100 is a fuel additive that prevents freezing of condensation and phase separation of fuel that sits unused for an extended period of time. The organic formulation of K100, developed almost 50 years ago, chemically alters the molecular makeup of the water molecule, changing it into a combustible chemical that burns out the system ...
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    Woody's Charity Golf Outing Raises $13K+ for Pink Ribbon Riders

    Posted one month ago by Emily Hare
    For seven years now, participants of Woody’s Charity Golf Outing have gone above and beyond for the Pink Ribbon Riders (PRR), a small 501 C 3 non-profit organization that provides direct financial assistance to men and women diagnosed with breast cancer. On Friday, Aug. 12, International Engineering & Manufacturing, Inc. (IEM), maker of Woody’s traction products, held their 7th Annual Charity Golf Outing in Freeland, Mich. An impressive total of $13,103 was raised by the 29 team...
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    Carver Performance Acquires Deycore Enterprises

    Posted one month ago by Emily Hare
    Carver Performance has purchased the complete inventory from Deycore Enterprises, and the acquisition adds KYB/HPG shock parts to Carver's lineup products. KYB shocks are produced in Japan and used exclusively on Ski-Doo stock snowmobiles. With the addition of KYB, Carver Performance now offers a wide range of suspension options for all major snowmobile and ATV/UTV brands. The company also services and stocks parts for FOX, Walker Evans, and Ryde FX. Carver Performance will continue to opera...
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    Polaris Announces 2016 Hall of Fame Inductees

    Posted one month ago by Emily Hare
    At the recent Polaris National Sales Meeting held in Nashville, Polaris Industries Inc. held a cermony to induct three new members into the company's Hall of Fame. The new inductees included Mike Malone, a retired company executive, and two outstanding Polaris dealers: Valley ATV of Danville, Ohio, and Teixeira’s Polaris of Hyde Park, N.Y.  “We are honored to pay tribute to special individuals like Mike and the outstanding dealers that were inducted this year into the ...
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    X Games Aspen Announces 2017 and 2018 Dates

    Posted one month ago by Emily Hare
    Returning for the 16th year, X Games will take over Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen Snowmass, Colo., Jan. 26-29, 2017. In 2018, X Games Aspen will take place Jan. 25-28. The premiere action sports competition features the world’s top snowmobile, ski and snowboard athletes and an interactive festival village experience. All action sports and festival elements will be free to the public.        In addition to the world’s top action sports athletes, X Games As...
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    Tucker Hibbert and Team 68 Help Make Walk for Wishes a Success

    Posted one month ago by Emily Hare
    Tucker Hibbert and Team 68 helped Make-A-Wish Minnesota reach its goal at the 10th annual Walk for Wishes event. By contributing $10,342, Team 68 shattered its original goal of $6,800 and took home the honor of being the top fundraising team. This past Saturday, nearly half of the 218 people who joined Team 68 participated in the 5K walk/run at Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis. In total, the event has raised over $96,000 to fund the wishes of kids diagnosed with life-threatening medical condi...
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    TLR Cup Tour Announces New Points Structure

    Posted one month ago by Emily Hare
    The TLR Cup Tour released a point structure for the upcoming ice oval snowmobile racing season. Over the course of the nine-race series, drivers will be competing for points in all of the qualifying rounds in addition to the TLR Cup final. Bringing extra thrill to the upcoming season is the addition of point racing for both the Outlaw 600 class and the new Factory Stock 600 class.A very exciting addition to the upcoming race season is the opportunity for a racer to earn “bonus points.&rdqu...
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    ISHOF Announces New Inductees

    Posted one month ago by Ross Halvorson
    The International Snowmobile Hall of Fame (ISHOF) in Eagle River, Wis., has announced their class of 2016. Five individuals and one snowmobile club will be inducted into the ISHOF the weekend of September 23-24, 2016. You can find more details on Induction Weekend at www.ishof.com. American snowmobiler would like to congratulate all the member of the Class of 2016 for their dedication and stewardship to the sport of snowmobiling. Each has had a profound impact on the industry through their effo...
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    Arctic Cat Announces Q1 Results

    Posted one month ago by Emily Hare
    Arctic Cat Inc. reported that snowmobile sales were down 30.4% ($40.5 million vs. $58.2 million in the prior-year quarter) in the fiscal 2017 first quarter ended June 30, 2016. Overall, Arctic Cat reported a net loss of $10.6 million, or $0.81 per share, on net sales of $104.9 million for Q1. The impact of unfavorable foreign currency exchange movements year-over-year was $0.20 per share. In the prior-year quarter, Arctic Cat reported a net loss of $1.1 million, or $0.08 per share, on net sales ...
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    DSG Backcountry Riding Clinics Announced

    Posted 2 months ago by Emily Hare
    Ladies, have you always wanted to learn how to ride your snowmobile in the backcountry or improve your skills? Or maybe you're an experienced rider who wants to learn how to shred like the pros. Well now's your chance! Divas SnowGear (DSG) just released the dates, locations and details for the 2017 Ladies' Backcountry Riding Clinics. Last year's riding clinics sold out very quickly, and space is very limited, so be sure and secure your spot ASAP! Here are the dates and loca...
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    LaVallee to Perform Long-Distance Jump at Hay Days

    Posted 2 months ago by Emily Hare
    LONGVILLE, Minn. – Levi LaVallee is making plans to help the Sno Barons snowmobile club celebrate the 50th anniversary of Hay Days in a very big way. With a long list of action sport accomplishments to his credit, including the world record snowmobile distance jump of 412 feet, Levi will break out the ramps and launch the Hay Days celebration (and himself) with a 200-foot-plus ramp-to-ramp distance jump on Sept. 10 in North Branch, Minn. “Hay Days is just an awesome event,&rdqu...
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    Curve Industries Hires Cody Schuster

    Posted 2 months ago by Emily Hare
    Earlier this summer, Curve Industries hired Cody Schuster, a recent graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology, as a marketing/creative director and inside sales rep. Schuster, 22, has a degree in Graphic Design and experience managing the Rochester Institute of Technology SAE Clean Snowmobile Team, so Curve CEO and owner Nicholas Pryputniewicz feels he is well prepared for his new position at the aftermarket ski company.   Schuster also has prior experience working for Curve Industr...
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    Ski-Doo Update: Changes to MY2017 Sleds

    Posted 2 months ago by Ross Halvorson
    Ski-Doo has announced a number of changes to their 2017 snowmobile lineup. Many of the changes impact the new Gen4 REV sleds equipped with all new 850 E-TEC engine. Here's an outline of the changes announced today: Models equipped with the Rotax 850 E-TEC engine will have oil economy in line with the same levels as the 800R E-TEC engine.  MXZ and Renegade models equipped with the 850 Rotax engine will have pDrive clutches equipped with clickers for RPM adjustment.  All Summit ...
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    Polaris Reports Q2 Earnings

    Posted 2 months ago by Emily Hare
    Polaris Industries Inc. reported its second quarter earnings today, and despite a modest increase in sales over the previous year, sales and gross profit numbers were both down in the off-road vehicle (ORV) and snowmobile segment. Polaris reported a net income of $71.2 million, or $1.09 per diluted share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2016, compared to $100.9 million, or $1.49 per diluted share reported in the second quarter of 2015. Sales for the second quarter of 2016 totaled $1,130.8 millio...

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