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    Adam and Marica Renheim Renew with Jimmy John's/BOSS Racing

    Posted 5 days ago by Emily H
    Team Jimmy John's/BOSS Racing announced the renewal of two of their riders for the 2015-2016 snocross season: Men's Pro athlete Adam Renheim (#311) and Women's Pro-Am athlete Marica Renheim. The siblings hail from Lima, Sweden, and they've been racing for 13 and 8 years, respectively. Last year, in his first full season in the U.S., Adam rose up the Pro ranks, running in fourth place consistently by season's end and placing 10th overall in the national points chase. He helpe...
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    Tucker Hibbert Nominated for ESPY Award

    Posted 6 days ago by Emily H
    Long after the snocross season has ended, Tucker Hibbert is still making waves in the sports industry. He has been nominated for a 2015 ESPY Award in the Best Male Action Sports Athlete category. It’s Hibbert’s third ESPY nomination, and if he wins, he’ll become the first snowmobiler in history to take home the award. This past winter, Hibbert won 13 of the 17 ISOC Pro Open final events, recorded his 100th Pro National win with a come-from-behind win in Deadwood, S.D., and won...
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    Snowmobile Sales Continue to Grow

    Posted 7 days ago by Emily H
    Snowmobile sales in North America continue to show a positive growth pattern in 2014-2015, according to a report by the International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association (ISMA). Buoyed by snowy weather and strong sales in 2013-2014, sales this year have increased 8% in the U.S. and 4% in Canada. Responding to heavy snowfall totals, snowmobilers and outdoor winter enthusiasts purchased snowmobiles at a rapid pace early in the year. Sales slowed somewhat in December due to light snow cover, but ...
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    Divas SnowGear Adds Four to Pro Rider Roster

    Posted 9 days ago by Emily H
    Divas SnowGear (DSG) announced that it is adding four snowmobile athletes to its Pro Rider roster for the 2016 season: Amber Holt, Sarah Whipple, Amy Flowers and Nicole Sullivan. The riders will collaborate on product development, marketing, and brand awareness under direction of another pro rider and DSG team member, Stephanie Schwartz.  “If I could have made a dream team of exceptional, well-rounded and technical riders, these four were it and hand-selected by me!" said Schwar...
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    Snowmobile Dealer of the Year Announced

    Posted 9 days ago by Ross Halvorson
    BRP dealer Duluth Lawn and Sport of Duluth, Minn., has been recognized for its longtime support of organized snowmobiling with the American Council of Snowmobile Associations Dealer Of The Year award. The award is given annually to retail dealers that have proven to go above and beyond in supporting their local and statewide snowmobile clubs and organizations. Duluth Lawn and Sport was chosen based on its past and present promotions and partnerships. In business since 1991 at the Duluth locatio...
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    Proposed Changes to State Trail Funding in Pennsylvania

    Posted 12 days ago by Emily H
    State funding for snowmobiles and other motorsports on public lands is always a hot topic of debate. The state of Pennsylvania looks like they may be headed toward reforming the funding of snowmobile and ATV trails. The Pennsylvania House of Representatives appears to be close to passing a law that would provide for equal funding for the state’s ATV and snowmobile trails. According to the following story posted on the Pennsylvania Business Daily website, the bill emphatically gained commi...
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    OTSFF Partners with Huber Motorsports for 2015-16 CSRA Season

    Posted 13 days ago by Emily H
    VAUGHAN, Ontario -- Andre Laurin of the OTSFF Sports Marketing Group and Gerhart Huber of Huber Motorsports have reached a joint agreement  to bring the Piller’s Fine Foods snowcross team under the Rockstar Energy Polaris Racing banner. Although two distinct entities, both teams will be utilizing Polaris’s championship-winning IQ 600 sleds. “What we are looking to achieve with this Huber Motorsports collaboration is to put a four-man Rockstar Polaris effort in t...
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    Woodies Racing Signs Michael George

    Posted 20 days ago by Emily H
    ALPINE, Wyo. -- On June 10, Woodies Racing announced that it has signed Michael George of Pine Plains, N.Y. George will compete full-time in the Pro Lite class on the ISOC National Snocross Tour. George has raced in the Pro division of the East Coast Snocross Series for several years, and the folks at Woodies Racing think he's a great fit for the growing program as it transitions into one of Arctic Cat’s snocross superteams. “I am really excited for this opportunity,” sai...
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    Cor PowerSports Announces Format for New MESC Triple Crown Series

    Posted 23 days ago by Emily H
    In late May, we announced that Cor PowerSports plans to expand the Midwest Extreme Snowmobile Challenge (MESC) from a single event into a Triple Crown series in 2016. The details of this new race series were a bit sparse in May, but Cor PowerSports just announced that it has finalized the format for the MESC Triple Crown. The Triple Crown, scheduled to start at the conclusion of the 2016 cross country series, will consist of three spring race events: Terrain X, Hillclimb and Hill X. Terrain X ...
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    Polaris to Consolidate Twin Cities Warehouses

    Posted one month ago by Emily H
    Polaris Industries is making some moves. Over the next couple of months, the Medina, Minn.-based manufacturer will be consolidating a handful of warehouses in the Twin Cities into a single location in Shakopee. The move will involve relocating 120-140 existing jobs. Polaris signed a lease on 850,000 square feet of space at a former Kmart distribution center on May 19, spokeswoman Marlys Knutson said. The building will house Polaris products for shipment to domestic and international markets. Po...
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    New Snowmobile Race Series in the Works

    Posted one month ago by Ross Halvorson
    We received an email this week from our friends at Cor PowerSports, who celebrate their 5th anniversary during the 2016 season. They've got some pretty big things in store. One item particularly piqued our interest. There are, of course, big plans to improve and expand the Cor PowerSports cross country race series in 2016, but a new race platform for the Midwest is also starting to take shape. In April 2015, the Cor PowerSports crew launched the Midwest Extreme Snowmobile Challenge. After ...
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    X-Games Gets New Online Home

    Posted one month ago by Ross Halvorson
    Your favorite snowmobile freestylers, long jumpers, hill climbers and snocrossers will have a new online home when they compete in the 2016 Winter X-Games. Today the new XGames.com launched as the new website for both the summer and winter extreme sports competition. The new site provides a year-round home for X Games events, original video series, contests and more. The responsive mobile-first design optimizes the experience across all mobile devices and integrates with social media. XGames.c...
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    New Snowmobile World Record

    Posted one month ago by Ross Halvorson
    The Science Hill Drifters snowmobile club from St. Marys, Ontario was officially awarded the Guinness World Record for the 'Largest Parade of Snowmobiles' on Friday, May 1, 2015. Their February 8, 2015 event featured 847 snowmobiles making their way down a 10-km route to accomplish the feat. It took many hours of preparation before the snow even began to fall last season, but numerous volunteers and sponsors helped the fundraising and record-breaking event go off without a hitch. The pr...
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    Team LaVallee Welcomes Zak Mason

    Posted one month ago by Ross Halvorson
    Team LaVallee announced the addition of Pro Lite rider, Zak Mason, to the Mystik Lubricants, Loctite, Polaris snocross team. Mason, 20, from Gaylord, Michigan will represent Team LaVallee in the Pro Lite class for the upcoming snocross season. Mason, who’s season was cut short last year, due to a shoulder injury was looking strong in the first few rounds of the 2014/2015 season. Mason was able to make his way to the podium a couple times and was sitting 1st in the Pro Lite championship po...
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    Team Arctic 2015 RMSHA Recap

    Posted one month ago by Ross Halvorson
    Team Arctic Hillclimb racers swarmed the final two RMSHA events of the 2015 season, unleashing an unstoppable display of power, speed and handling to capture 15 wins, two King titles and three high point championships aboard Arctic Cat M series snowmobiles.  Nine wins and two King titles came at last weekend’s event in Grand Targhee, Idaho. Kyle Tapio stamped his authority on the big power classes, taking wins in both 800 and 1000 Improved classes before capping the weekend with the ...
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    Chris Burandt and Burandt’s Backcountry Adventure Join KLIM

    Posted 2 months ago by Ross Halvorson
    KLIM and Chris Burandt have joined forces a long-term partnership that will have the decorated snowmobile athlete, legendary adventure guide and backcountry-snowmobiling ace riding, guiding and filming exclusively in KLIM Technical Riding Gear.  Burandt, whose basecamp is in Colorado, rides more than 150 days a year in the nearly vertical backcountry of his backyard. His impressive career includes X Games Gold Medals, numerous film appearances and building a successful touring and adventur...
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    Cottew Motorsports Adds Thelen to Snocross Team

    Posted 2 months ago by Ross Halvorson
    Cottew Motorsports has announced the addition of Mitchell Thelen as a full-time member of their ISOC National Snocross team where he will compete in the Sport class.  Thelen, who joined the team as a support rider in mid-January last season, became a dominate force in the Amateur class finishing on the podium 11 times, including five wins. “We feel Mitchell has a great attitude on and off the track,” said team owner Jeff Cottew.  "He has a need for speed and a will to...
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    Polaris Acquires Timbersled

    Posted 2 months ago by Ross Halvorson
    Polaris Industries Inc. today announced the acquisition of Timbersled Products, Inc. a privately held Sandpoint, Idaho-based company that is an innovator and market leader in the burgeoning snow bike industry. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.  “We are excited to add the Timbersled brand and team to Polaris’ strong snowmobile business. Timbersled has created a compelling product and revolutionized the sport of snow biking, and we are excited to see what they can ...
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    Snowmobile leads Alaskan bison to freedom

    Posted 2 months ago by AmSnow
    Alaska's Department of Fish and Game used a snowmobile to lead a stampede of bison to freedom in snow-covered grass meadows on a conservation. Tom opened the gates to the temporary pens and called the bison to follow his snowmobile across the Innoko River to sedge and grass meadows in the Lower Innoko/Yukon Rivers. As you will see from the video, bison galloped all the way across the river, a distance of about a mile.The herd followed the sled from a temporary holding pen across the Innoko ...
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    BRP Searches for Oldest Rotax Airplane Engine

    Posted 2 months ago by AmSnow
    BRP launches a contest to find the oldest active certified Rotax aircraft engine in operation to celebrate 40 years of Rotax aircraft engines. “We are proud of 40 successful years of Rotax aircraft engines, which lead the ultra-light and light sport aircraft market worldwide. Our customers are brand ambassadors and an important part of our success story,” said Thomas Uhr, vice-president BRP-Powertrain and general manager BRP-Powertrain GmbH & Co KG. “To thank them for their...
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    Polaris honors Senator John Thune

    Posted 2 months ago by AmSnow
    The National Association of Manufacturers awarded Senator John Thune (R-SD) the NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence at an event hosted by NAM member Polaris Industries in Vermillion, South Dakota.“We are lucky to have Senator John Thune in our corner, advocating policies that will allow us to grow, create jobs and compete globally.” said Paul Vitrano, Polaris VP, Global Government Relations, at Polaris Industries.“I’m honored to receive this award on behalf...
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    Spring Fling at Toggenburg Mountain bookmarks New York's race season

    Posted 2 months ago by AmSnow
    Ah the end of the road, Our snow season has come to an end with the final event being Spring Fling at Toggenburg Mountain in Fabius,NY. This event use to be called the Climb for the Cure. This year the event organizer, Jerry Rice, made some changes. He did this so the payouts would be bigger for the racers. The racers love this event the resort stock piles snow for it every year. The weather was great with temps in the upper 30’s and sun shinning made it feel like spring time. Some resu...
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    Divas SnowGear expands snowmobile apparel line

    Posted 2 months ago by AmSnow
    Divas SnowGear expanded their line of Avid Technical wear and teamed up with GMAX to produce helmets. The Avid Technical line is a jacket ($379.99) and pants ($329.99) set with a Polartec Neoshell. The shell offers breathability while maintaining windproof and waterproof capabilities. There is an exterior pocket with a goggle wipe built in, a removable hood and heavy-duty 500D nylon shoulder and elbow panels. Each piece has four mix-and-match colors available in sizes XS to 5XL: pink, blue, cha...
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    Midwest Extreme Snowmobile Challenge to take place in 10 days

    Posted 2 months ago by AmSnow
    The Midwest Extreme Snowmobile Challenge will take place in 10 days in Lutsen, Minn. The Lutsen staff reports the main portion of the ski hills are in great shape with close to 4’ of snow!! Spectator tickets are available for $18/day or $28/2-day pass and include gondola access to Moose Mountain. In the event of weather closure on the gondola, a footpath to Moose Mountain will also be established where spectators can access a chairlift to the mountain summit. No outside food or beverage is...
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    Cooking on a snowmobile made easy

    Posted 2 months ago by AmSnow
    Teriyaki stir fry with steamed rice and vegetables, chicken burritos with cheese, curried chicken… these are not the typical meals you would find high up on a mountain while snowmobiling right? Wrong! As I quickly learned on a recent trip out West, there is absolutely no reason why you cannot eat hot, delicious and healthy meals while on the mountain. So here I am, motorsports blogger turned food blogger, as I rave about the cooking abilities of my friend, Stephanie Santeford, who in my o...
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    480 snowmobilers race in Easter weekend's Michigan hill drags

    Posted 2 months ago by AmSnow
    Over 480 snowmobile racers competed in the SHCRA snowmobile hill drags competition in Gaylord, Mich. on April 3-4. Friday had 300 entrants and Saturday had 180 competitors. Racing on Friday went long into the night under the lights. Saturday was a little colder with some snow flurries to add to the excitement. The event included minis, vintage sleds, stockers, pro-mods and the big outlaws. – Snow bike riders put on an exhibition show. With very little riding left in Michigan this was...
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    Mayor Declares April 8th "Polaris RMK Day"

    Posted 2 months ago by Ross Halvorson
    Roseau, Minn. Mayor Jeff Pelowski has declared April 8 – 4/08 – as “Polaris RMK Day” in Roseau as the day’s date reflects the dry weight – 408 pounds – of the new 2016 Polaris 800 PRO-RMK 155 snowmobile. The sled is built at the Polaris manufacturing facility in Roseau on the new, patented, raised AXYS RMK Chassis.  “Roseau is the proud Birthplace of Polaris and home to the company’s snowmobile engineering and production facil...
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    Snowmobiler captures friends rescuing him after avalanche

    Posted 2 months ago by AmSnow
    British Columbia snowmobiler Curtis Johnson posted a video on March 28 of a nearly fatal avalanche his friends rescued him from, according to WXedge.com. As Johnson climbed up the mountain the avalanche swallowed him up. His friends used hands and shovels to free him from the 3 feet of snow that he was buried in. Watch the video here. Avalanche rescue trainer Mike Duffy has 5 rules of riding avalanche terrain.1. Always go one at a time when highmarking and while on avalanche slopes. Only put...
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    AMSOIL launches oil for ATV and UTV

    Posted 2 months ago by AmSnow
    AMSOIL announces the launch of four new synthetic lubricants for ATV/UTV applications, providing riders with high performance upgrades from OEM-branded oils. AMSOIL 10W-40 Synthetic ATV/UTV Motor Oil delivers reserve protection against heat in the most demanding riding conditions. It protects heavily loaded, high-torque gears while providing superior friction-durability for improved clutch feel. AMSOIL 10W-40 Synthetic ATV/UTV Motor Oil is recommended for use in ATVs and UTVs that require 10W-40...
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    Marquette, Michigan hosts MASTERS snowmobile racing

    Posted 2 months ago by AmSnow
    Snowmobile racers gathered in Marquette, Mich. for the MASTERS racing circuit during Easter weekend, according to ABC 10 news. Racers from four different states competed in three different races. This included: high speed snow drags, big air hillcross and the hill challenge. John Mihelich of Copper Country won the snow drags, Minnesota's Brennan Plaisted won the hillcross, James Marietta of Keweenaw won the title of King of the Hill. Photo from CBS 10...

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