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    Divas SnowGear hires Stephanie Schwartz

    Posted 16 hours 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 4 days 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 4 days 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 5 days 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 5 days 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 7 days 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 7 days 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 10 days 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 11 days 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 12 days 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 13 days 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 14 days 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 14 days 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 17 days 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 17 days 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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    Eastern Grass Drag Nationals set for September 27-28

    Posted 18 days ago by AmSnow
    The Eastern Grass Drag Nationals will hold its first race on September 27-28 in Bouckville, N.Y. Pro, outlaw and amateur racing will take place both days. In addition, vintage racing and a vintage snow show will take place. Registration gates open at 7:30 am each day. Spectator gates will open at 9 am. Racing starts at 11 am. Admission is $10 and kids 12 and under are free. It will take place at Excell Raceway at 6950 State Route 20, Bouckville, N.Y. Fore more info visit: www.excellraceway....
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    2015 Race Sleds and More Revealed at Hay Days

    Posted 20 days ago by AmSnow
    “This is perfect!” Those exact words were heard time and again this past weekend at 48th annual Hay Days “Official start of winter” in North Branch, Minn.Nearly the entire AmSnow crew was on hand, of course, and hoards of people enjoyed beautiful blue skies and sunny 75-degree weather. The only thing missing was the snow! A bucket list must-do for any snowmobiler, to be sure! In case you missed it, here’s a quick recap of some of the big news from the weekend.Race s...
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    Ski-Doo, Polaris and Arctic Cat unveil 2015 race sleds

    Posted 21 days ago by AmSnow
    The OEM's unveiled the 2015 race sleds at Hay Days in North Branch, Minn. on September 6. Ski-Doo Snowmobile Race Department unveiled their teams and drivers for the upcoming winter at the annual Hay Days Grass Drag event.Snocross, with its ISOC National, ECS and CSRA series, will gather a lot of support while cross-country continues to grow with support for the USXC, Iron Dog and USCC East. In the mountain region, there will again be a strong contingent of racers on the RMSHA hill-climb ci...
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    Levi LaVallee retires from snocross

    Posted 21 days ago by AmSnow
    Levi LaVallee announced his retirement from racing snocross at Hay Days in North Branch, Minn. LaVallee, who started racing at age 12 worked his way through the ranks and became Pro in 2002 at the age of 20. LaVallee continued his professional career of snocross racing and raced under the Factory Polaris team for the last 12 years. With numerous podium finishes and wins, and being awarded “Fan Favorite” for 5 years in a row, the highlight of LaVallee’s professional snocross car...
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    Snowmobile Hall of Fame announces 2015 inductees

    Posted 21 days ago by AmSnow
    The Snowmobile Hall of Fame and Museum in St. Germain, Wis., announced its four inductees for 2015: Bob Enns, Herb Howe, Pat Mach and Mark Zelich. Bob Enns, of Oak Bluff, Manitoba, was a star racer for the famed Enduro Team Deere in the 1970s, and who captured key victories in multiple ICCSF cross-country races during the first golden era of terrain competition. Herb Howe of Siren, Wis., won the inaugural Winnipeg-to-St. Paul International 500 cross-country in 1966, and later served as its race ...
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    Team Bauerly to race on Ski-Doo snowmobiles for 2014-15

    Posted 24 days ago by AmSnow
    Team Bauerly Racing announced they will again pilot Ski-doo brand snowmobiles for the upcoming race season.  This year marks the teams 13th season on the track; they have assembled a strong new group that is ready to pursue victory on the ACS Tour.Marcus Johansson #227 will make the move from Östersund, Sweden to join the team full-time in the ultra competitive Pro-Lites Class. The accomplished young rider has won several Swedish Championship (SC) gold medals and placed in the top 10 a...
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    Christian Brothers Racing announces 2014-2015 team

    Posted 24 days ago by AmSnow
    Christian Brothers Racing announced its 2014-2015 team prior to its unveiling at Hay Days.Logan Christian - Pro Open, ISOC National snocross; Winter X Games snocrossDave Joanis - Pro Open, ISOC National snocross; Winter X Games snocrossTyler Adams - Pro Lite, ISOC National snocrossZach Herfindahl - Pro, USXC cross-countryRyan Trout - Semi-Pro, USXC cross-countryChristian is coming off a season where he finished 6th in Pro Open points, Joanis had a breakout rookie Pro Open season where he finishe...
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    AmSnow, Boyesen and Fly announce Snowstakes

    Posted 25 days ago by AmSnow
    American Snowmobiler Magazine, Boyesen, and Fly Racing have teamed up to create the 2015 Arctic Rage Contest  to bring an awesome lineup of prizes directly to YOU! The Arctic Rage Snowstakes last 5 months, leading up to the Grand Prize drawing to be held on January 31st, 2015. Each month, one winner will be randomly selected to win some of the coolest products on the market today. Simply go to the Snowstakes signup page, fill in your contact info, and submit your entry! All Snowstakes winne...
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    Scheuring Speed Sports partners with Milwaukee Tool

    Posted 25 days ago by AmSnow
    Professional Snocross racing team Scheuring Speed Sports has partnered with Milwaukee Tool to promote their line of Power and hand tools. “I am extremely proud to partner with Milwaukee Tool,” said team owner Steve Scheuring. This is Milwaukee Tool’s first corporate endeavor into the world of motorsports and I am proud to be breaking new ground with them”.Scheuring speed sports is the original Super Team in the world of Snocross racing and was the first team to bring in n...
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    Wisconsin updates snowmobile trail pass law

    Posted 25 days ago by AmSnow
    There have been updates to the law effecting the Wisconsin snowmobile trail pass. Effective July 1, 2015, snowmobile registration will cost $30/3 year from the current $30/2 year. All snowmobiles operating in WI will now be required to display a WI Trail Pass (purchased separately from snowmobile registration). This increases the non-resident trail pass fee from current $35/year to $50/year. It includes a 4-year sunset clause which requires re-evaluation (2019) by the legislature prior to ren...
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    Levi LaVallee plans to compete in Terracross

    Posted 26 days ago by AmSnow
    Levi LaVallee will be attempting Terracross racing for the first time at Hay Days in North Branch, Minn. LaVallee will be racing in the Pro Polaris RZR XP 1000 class at the Mystik Lubricants Terracross Nationals races 3 and 4 taking place this upcoming weekend (September 6th and 7th). The Mystik Lubricants Terracross Championship features the best off-road and action sports athletes competing on Quads and Side-X-Sides on a rough, muddy course complete with obstacles such as rocks, logs...
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    Shriners Hospital receives $25,500 donation from ZBroz Racing's raffled sled

    Posted 26 days ago by AmSnow
    Zbroz Racing home of EXIT Shocks/Ars-FX donated a snowmobile to be raffled off at the RMSHA Jackson Hole Hillclimb. Last weekend Ryan and Lance Zollinger got to witness the amount that was raised from that raffle in the form of a check. It was presented by the Jackson Hole Snow Devils to the Shriners Hospitals for Children. This check was made for the amount of $25,500!"We'd like to thank everyone that contributed to that and the other sponsors that took part in it; Arctic Cat - Snowmob...
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    Polaris donates $10,000 to ALS

    Posted 27 days ago by AmSnow
    Polaris donated $10,000 to ALS after more than 100 dealers accepted an invitation from Scott Wine, Polaris chairman and CEO, to join him in taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness and funds for the disease. On Aug. 22, Polaris shared a video of Wine completing the Ice Bucket Challenge and in turn nominating Polaris’ network of dealers to do the same, noting that if 100 dealers accepted the challenge Polaris would donate an additional $10,000 towards ALS research. Within 7-da...
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    Polaris partners with Gophers

    Posted 27 days ago by AmSnow
    Polaris will partner with the University of Minnesota’s Golden Gopher football program for the 2014 season. “As a Minnesota-based company, we are excited to join Gopher fans across the state to support another favorite pastime of many of our local customers and dealers,” said Scott Wine, Chairman and CEO at Polaris. “We look forward to a successful season and partnership with Minnesota Gopher football.” The year-long partnership, with University of Minnesota Athleti...
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    Yamaha Turbo For the Trail

    Posted one month 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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