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    Chautauqua County snowmobile ride empowers 36 women

    Posted 7 hours ago by AmSnow
    When my alarm went off at 5:00 a.m. on Sunday, February 22 I woke immediately, with a big ole grin, and didn’t even think about hitting that snooze button! Today we bring 36 fearless females together for our first-ever CLSS Ladies Ride in Chautauqua County.Excited and energetic to hit the trails with so many other women who share (or will when we’re done with the ride J) the same love and passion for snowmobiling, I just can’t contain my enthusiasm. For those who know me, I ten...
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    USCC East 2015 New Hampshire 100 Results

    Posted yesterday by AmSnow
    New Hampshire 100 Results presented by:       Pro 600                Pos Number Name Brand From 1 75 Todd Smith Polaris Derry, NH 2 18 Joshua Morse Ski Doo Mount Vernon, ME 3 668 Fred Gagne Arctic Cat Lac Etchmin, QC 4 55 Eric Stoddard Arctic Cat West Paris, ME ...
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    USCC East 2015 Fort Kent race results

    Posted yesterday by AmSnow
    Fort Kent 100 Results presented by:     Pro 600                Pos Number Name Brand From 1 711 Robin Deschenes Arctic Cat St. Alexandre, QC 2 55 Kenny Murphy Ski Doo Constantia, NY 3 668 Fred Gagne Arctic Cat Lac Etchmin, QC 4 12J Josh Gessinger Arctic Cat Fultonville, N...
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    Ski-Doo adds colors to 2016 line-up

    Posted 2 days ago by AmSnow
    In response to dealer input, BRP has added two new colors to the 2016 Ski-Doo model line-up plus an upgraded reverse feature.Spring buyers for the Summit X can now choose from the new Matte Black/Lava Red color combination, Matte Black/Sunburst Yellow option or Black option.Riders looking for the new Renegade Enduro model will be able to choose from a new Black look or Northern Lichen. In addition those Enduro buyers choosing the 900 ACE or 1200 4-TEC w/iTC engine will get an Electro-mechanical ...
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    Excell Raceway hosts lake racers and outlaws race

    Posted 2 days ago by AmSnow
    Here we are at 4:30am on Sat February 28 on our way to the fastest four lane race track in the northeast Excell Raceway Park in Bouckville, NY. Aaron Excell of Excell Motor Sports has been working hard to make this venue the best around. This year he has added LED lighting to the track in hopes to hold some night events in the future. We arrived at the track a little after 7am and the racers were filing in. This was going to be a large event with racers coming from as far away as Pennsylvania a...
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    NSSR racers break 7 World records at Chetek

    Posted 2 days ago by AmSnow
    NSSR Racers posted seven new World Records at the race in Chetek, Wis. on February 28.Temperatures ranged from -8 to +20 F degrees with a light wind of about 7 to 10 mph from the South to Southwest during the day. The 1000 foot shaved ice track was aimed to the East and slightly North with a crosswind from the right. Overall the temperature for the day was perfect and a few even took off some layers of clothing for the Bikini Race.  Racers were in attendance from North Dakota, Iowa, Nebrask...
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    Polaris releases 2016 snowmobiles

    Posted 2 days ago by AmSnow
    Subscribers get a more in-depth look at the 2016 models here. Following up a monster year in 2015, Polaris headed for the hills. Not in retreat, but to complete the next round of sled transformations in the mountain segment.In a move that really shouldn’t surprise anyone, Polaris has brought the AXYS chassis and their 800 H.O. engine to the RMK lineup. In another very unsurprising move, the Rush and Switchback remain largely the same with a few subtle upgrades here and there, but why m...
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    Tim Tremblay wins Pro Open in Mt. Pleasant

    Posted 3 days ago by AmSnow
    Tim Tremblay grabbed first place in the Pro Open main event on Saturday in Soaring Eagle’s Ram Trucks Snocross National in Mt. Pleasant, Mich. Ryan Springer completed the support Pro Lite class sweep with his second main event win of the weekend.Pro OpenSaturday’s Stud Boy Holeshot at Soaring Eagle would go to Tucker Hibbert (Monster/Ram/Arctic Cat) as the No. 1 qualifier won the battle to the first turn ahead of Corin Todd (Leighton Motorsports/Polaris) and Kyle Pallin (Mystic/Locti...
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    Scott Faeo and Eric Quam win Iron Dog

    Posted 3 days ago by AmSnow
    Polaris racers Scott Faeo and Eric Quam crossed Iron Dog Race finish line first in Fairbanks, Alaska on February 28, according to Anchorage Daily News. The team won $50,000 in the Iron Dog purse. Quam’s 8-year-old son, Henley, waved a checkered flag in downtown Fairbanks, as the team completed the 2,000-mile race.  Unseasonabley warm weather made the race route difficult. 300 miles of the race took place on bare ground or ice without any significant snow cover, with about 80 to 100 mi...
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    Arctic Cat buys Motorfist

    Posted 3 days ago by AmSnow
    Arctic Cat officially announced the acquisition of MotorFist earlier today. AmSnow had the opportunity for an exclusive one-on-one with Brad Ball, of MotorFist, about his company joining the ranks of Team Green. Here’s what he had to say. AmSnow: Can you give us on how the acquisition come about? Who approached who? Brad Ball: Our discussions really started about a year ago when Arctic Cat approached MotorFist looking to co-brand our boots a year ago. They were impressed with the quality ...
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    Arctic Cat releases 2016 snowmobiles

    Posted 3 days ago by AmSnow
    Subscribers get a more in-depth look here at 2016 Arctic Cat snowmobiles. Seemingly nothing is off limits in the world of sleds anymore. The big 4 are continually innovating performance, products, techniques and using plenty of creative ideas to woo consumers. Admittedly, some of these attempts have more fluff than substance.However, for Arctic Cat in 2016, there’s plenty of substance to go around! While eight new models make their debut for 2016, there are also new technologies from s...
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    AmSnow Hits the Road Again

    Posted 6 days ago by AmSnow
    Hello again from what seems like a never-ending month of travels in the name of snowmobiling. We’re checking in today from Idaho Falls Regional Airport, awaiting my personal shuttle driven by the one and only, AmSnow Western Editor, Stephen W. Clark. We will be rendezvousing in West Yellowstone, Mont. with the rest of the AmSnow editors and test staff, as well as the four OEMs and their 2016 sleds.It’s always an interesting week as we discover last minute spec changes, pick up hints ...
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    Epic Snowmobile Adventure Continues in Island Park

    Posted 7 days ago by AmSnow
    Motorsports Enthusiast, Jess Kline, traveled from the Midwest to the Western United States last week to embark on an adventure of a lifetime, with the purpose of promoting avalanche safety and education for those who want to give mountain riding a try. The adventure started in Halfway, OR, where Kline attended the 15th Annual Ladies Ride, organized by sponsored freerider, Brandy Floyd. Over 50 women attended the 3-day event despite warmer than seasonal temperatures. “The Ladies Ride was a...
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    Yamaha 2016 snowmobiles released

    Posted 8 days ago by AmSnow
    Subscribers click here for an in-depth look at Yamaha's 2016 line-up and here for a first ride impression of the line-up! Just a handful of media types were allowed to actually spend a few days riding the new stuff from Yamaha at a special Sneak Peek this year in West Yellowstone, Mont. Yamaha went all out with a total of 53 models and 14 all new sleds. Big Blue is back!  A Viper for Everyone The venomous Viper LE (limited spring buy) models proliferate this year with FOX playing a b...
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    Ski-Doo changes lengths, widths, heights, options… MORE!

    Posted 9 days ago by AmSnow
    Subscribers click here for a more in-depth look! Ski-Doo has honed, toned, tuned, and designed for those unique things that make each rider their own. This year was no different. Ski-Doo has the largest lineup again for 2016, here are a few of our faves and impressions from the reveal of the line! Crossovers The focus was put squarely on expanding the offerings in the Renegade crossover line, and the GSX was axed. The first notable change in the ‘Gade’ lineup was the addition of ...
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    Malcolm Chartier has repeat win at Grand Prix of Valcourt

    Posted 10 days ago by AmSnow
    Malcolm Charier of Fair Haven, Michigan was a repeat winner at the 2015 Grand Prix of Valcourt on Sunday, crossing the finish line ahead of Nick Van Strydonk of Tomahawk, Wisconsin. Chartier ran flawlessly all week-end long, winning Friday’s and Saturday’s Pro Champ 440 daily finals. Third on Sunday’s podium was Canadian Travis McDonald of Gonor, Manitoba. Former Grand Prix winner Dustin Wahl of Greenbush, Minnesota finished fourth ahead of Jason Lavallée of Drummondvill...
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    Malcolm Chartier dominates Saturday at Grand Prix

    Posted 10 days ago by AmSnow
    Malcolm Chartier of Fair Haven Michigan had another perfect day in the Pro Champ 440 class at the Grand Prix of Valcourt presented by Intact Insurance. In the final run on Saturday afternoon on the Yvon-Duhamel ice oval track, the American rider dominated the field and at the end of the 10-lap final, led the Wisconsin pair of Matt Schulz of Wausau and Nick Van Strydonk of Tomahawk.With Friday’s Pro Champ 440 class race postponed to Saturday morning because of darkness, Chartier picked up w...
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    USXC racing to continue Feb. 28

    Posted 10 days ago by AmSnow
    After a brief hiatus due to lack of snow, USXC will be back in the ditches February 28 and March 1 as they travel to Thief River Falls, MN, for the Seven Clans Casino 300 Challenge Cup.Racing will begin both Saturday and Sunday at 9:00am, when drivers take to an exhilarating 65-mile course, ranging between ditch and river competition.  Day ones course will take drivers north of the Seven Clans Casino, towards Goodridge, while day two will head south towards Plummer; both days will begin on ...
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    NSSR racer hits 165.834 mph at Fairmont

    Posted 10 days ago by AmSnow
    National Straightline Snowmobile Racing held the third race of the NSSR 2015  Super Series on Hall Lake in Fairmont, Minn.Temperatures ranged from 15 to 20 degrees F with a strong breeze from the Northwest to the North ranging from 16 to 27 mph which created tough quartering head wind during the day. Skies were bright and sunny during the day and the track was aimed north.  Racer entries included just over 40 on the Pro track and 100 competitors on the Radar Run track for a total of ju...
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    Tucker Hibbert sweeps Chicago

    Posted 10 days ago by AmSnow
    Tucker Hibbert swept the ISOC Pro Open in Chicago on Route 66’s drag strip on February 21, while Travis Muller (Cottew Racing/Polaris) would capture the Pro Lite final.Pro OpenHibbert past  Ross Martin, who grabbed the holeshot, before the end of the first lap. “This whole weekend’s been great for us,” said Hibbert, who logged his 104th career win tonight. “We won all of our qualifiers and both main events.”The technical Carl Schubitzke designed & bui...
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    Snocross breaks ground in Chicago

    Posted 10 days ago by AmSnow
    For the first time in its 17-year history, Chicago’s Route 66 Raceway opened up its storied drag strip to the stars of pro snowmobile racing’s AMSOIL Championship Snocross, powered by Ram, with the inaugural running of the Hollywood Casino Snocross National, presented by Hayes Brakes.And it would be two familiar names up on top of the pro class podiums on Friday with Tucker Hibbert (Monster/Arctic Cat/Ram) and Ryan Springer (Carlson Motorsports/Polaris) taking top spots in the Pro Op...
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    Speedwagon Power Sports makes LaVallee Edition Belts

    Posted 13 days ago by AmSnow
    Speedwagon Power Sports and Team LaVallee have teamed up to make LaVallee Edition Belts. Speedwagon LaVallee Edition Belts are the exact belts run by Team LaVallee racers.When Team LaVallee needed belts, they came to Speedwagon Power Sports. Team LaVallee needed consistency, durability and support and Speedwagon delivered!Advantages of running LaVallee Edition Belts  • Tightest tolerance in the industry for width/length/pitch  • Best compound for minimal wear  • Red...
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    New York trails free for out-of-towners March 7-8

    Posted 13 days ago by AmSnow
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a state-wide free snowmobiling weekend March 7-8 for all out-of-state and Canadian snowmobilers. The announcement came after the governor and two of his daughters participated in a snowmobile ride in Lowville. Registration fees will be waived that weekend for  "properly registered and insured out-of-state snowmobiling enthusiasts wishing to explore New York's 10,400 miles of trails," according to a press release.“Boosting Upstate tour...
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    Polaris buys Hammerhead Offroad

    Posted 14 days ago by AmSnow
    Polaris bought HH Investment Limited, a manufacturer of gasoline powered go-karts, light utility vehicles, and electric utility vehicles in Shanghai, China.  The Company markets its products globally under the Hammerhead Offroad brand, along with maintaining key private label relationships with other OEMs.  The transaction is expected to close within the next 90 days.  The terms of the pending transaction were not disclosed.“Hammerhead provides Polaris with a unique opportun...
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    Ski-Doo's Mathews claims Stock King of Hill at Bear Lake

    Posted 15 days ago by AmSnow
    BRP’s Ski-Doo X-Team racers Blaine Mathews claimed Stock King of the Hill and Jay Mentaberry won the Open Mod final at RMSHA's Bear Lake Hillclimb.Mathews claimed the Stock King of the Hill title for the weekend by first winning the 1000 Stock class, and then topping the other Stock class winners in the end of day run off. He also raced to a third in Stock 700 and a second in Stock 800 to establish himself as one to watch the rest of the season.Mentaberry was able to take the hotly con...
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    Blair Morgan plans to attend Valcourt Grand Prix

    Posted 16 days ago by AmSnow
    This year’s Valcourt Grand Prix will have Blair Morgan on hand, as legendary X-Team snocross racer will return to visit during the weekend festivities.This will be Blair’s first visit back to the storied Grand Prix track since 2008 where he will serve as Master of Ceremonies for some of the weekend races. Fans and racers will get a chance to meet the snocross icon throughout the racing action, which starts on Friday and runs through Sunday.Blair Morgan revolutionized the sport with h...
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    Ontario trails maybe open through Spring Break

    Posted 16 days ago by AmSnow
    For a second consecutive winter, Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs reports that over 30,000 km of its snowmobile trails are available for snowmobilers in February. With cold in the future forecasts, trails could possibly be open through March's Spring Break.In a customer survey last spring, 95.8% of respondents said that Ontario snowmobiling is enjoyable, very enjoyable or extremely enjoyableOFSC is reporting a 21% increase in participation last season. There are 213 clubs in Ontario.Mo...
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    Polaris raises $30,000 for Special Olympics

    Posted 16 days ago by AmSnow
    Polaris announced the company, through its employees and matched by The Polaris Foundation, raised almost $30,000 for Special Olympics Minnesota. The company also donated two snowmobiles which will be offered at raffle by the organization. “Polaris is proud to lead the way in fundraising efforts for the Special Olympics Minnesota’s Polar Plunge,” said Scott Wine, Polaris Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “This organization provides wonderful programs for more than 8,...
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    Temperatures hit -8 at NSSR Valentine's Day race

    Posted 16 days ago by AmSnow
    National Straightline Snowmobile Racing held the second race in Forest Lake, Minn. on Valentines Day. Temperatures ranged from a -8 to +7 degrees F with a stiff breeze of about 15 to 28 mph from the Northwest during the day. The 1000 foot shaved ice track was aimed to the Northeast. Temperatures were darn chilly with the wind and presented some challenges for the racers during the course of the day with Sunny skies holding for most of the day. Racer entries included nearly 80 on the Pro track an...
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    2015 Bear Lake RMSHA Race Results

    Posted 17 days ago by AmSnow
    « 2015 Season!!!!!!! Bear Lake SEMI PRO Results » 2015 Bear Lake PRO Results BIB# NAME CITY STATE SLED TIME 800 IMPROVED FINALS 1 "303" Luke Rainey Thayne WY Polaris 49.912 2 "169" Dolan Phelps Fish Haven ID Polaris 50.395 3 "13x" Erin Beukelman Caldwell ID Polaris 50.684 4 "128" tyler crockett polson MT polaris 51.882 5 "217" Kyle ...

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