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    Fourth Annual Bikini Rally from the Genesee Sno Packers

    Posted 12 hours ago by Tyler Nelson
    On Saturday, February 10, 2018, come out to Oakfield, NY to help raise money for the Pink Fund. The Pink Fund is a non-profit breast cancer organization that provides 90-day non-medical cost of living expenses to breast cancer patients in active treatment, so they can focus on healing, raising their families and returning to the workplace. The Genesee Sno Packers are putting on their fourth annual Bikini Rally, where 100% of the proceeds are going to benefit the Pink Fund. The group also put ...
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    SNOWFEST 5: A celebration of everything snowmobile

    Posted 5 days ago by Tyler Nelson
    S.N.O.W. is the acronym for "somewhere north of Wahkon." On December 9th snowmobile fans are invited to Wahkon, MN, for the fifth annual SNOWFEST, a celebration of snowmobiling wrapped around a snowmobile film festival. “SNOWFEST features the newest and best snowmobile action films, " says Steve Dubbs, event organizer and chairman of the Wahkon Film and Arts Board. "This year’s films literally bring the art form to a higher level with tighter chutes, bigger drop...
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    Kindergartner whose act of kindness went viral gets big surprise during school-wide celebration

    Posted 11 days ago by Tyler Nelson
    Sunshine Oelfke receives dream Arctic Cat snowmobile after giving away her savings to classmates in need Ishpeming, Mich (November 9, 2017) — Sunshine Oelfke, the five-year-old girl who emptied her piggy bank to buy milk for her classmates who couldn’t afford it, received a big surprise in celebration of her selfless act. During a schoolwide gathering at Birchview Elementary, Textron Specialized Vehicles presented Sunshine with her own Arctic Cat® ZR® 120 model snowmobile,...
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    Bill Schumann selected as new president of International Snowmobile Hall of Fame

    Posted 18 days ago by Tyler Nelson
    Eagle River, WI - The Board of Directors of the International Snowmobile Hall of Fame have elected Bill Schumann of Manitowish Waters, WI as their new president. He is no stranger to the ISHOF organization having served many years as its Executive Secretary during its early formative years. Joining him on the Executive Board are Vice President Joann Smith from Mosinee, WI, Secretary Tom Anderson from McFarland, WI and Treasurer Dale Vagts from Cresco, IA. ISHOF recently celebrated its 28th ann...
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    Walker Evans Racing announces sponsored ISOC Snocross riders for 2017-2018 season

    Posted one month ago by Tyler Nelson
    Walker Evans Racing, an avid supporter of the ISOC Snocross Snowmobile racing series, has recently announced their 2018 season sponsored riders. New to the Walker family is Team Lavelle, who are looking to make a strong push into the 2018 season with WER’s advanced Velocity Series shocks.   The Walker Evans Racing ISOC team is full of champions and medal winners, including Kody Kamm and Peter Narsa of Hentges Racing. Fresh off the heels of their 2017 SnoCross championship and X ...
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    Snowmobiles wanted for Guinness World Record attempt!

    Posted one month ago by Tyler Nelson
    If you have a snowmobile and the urge to help break a world record, The Sault Events has an invitation for you!  On Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for most snowmobiles in a parade. The record was previously set in Whitecourt, Alberta, Canada, when 1,047 sleds participated in the parade. Mary Jo Duvall, coordinator for The Sault Events, says the group has set its goal at 1,250 sleds, all of which must complete a full two-...
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    Boondocker releases Ski-Doo 850 Sidekick turbo kit

    Posted one month ago by Tyler Nelson
    The Boondocker 850 Sidekick is here! Now available for the Ski-Doo 850 platform, orders are being taken - to be shipped before December 15th - beginning today. Some of the demo kits have been installed by select dealers and on high-profile athletes' sleds. The general public will be able to see these kits in person at the Denver, Edmonton, Salt Lake City, Boise, Vernon and Saskatoon snow shows. Boondocker Factory Acceptance Testing will be a collaborative effort by the Boondocker validatio...
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    Harpoon Racing sets the 2017 Grass Drag season on fire!

    Posted one month ago by Tyler Nelson
    Harpoon Racing's brand new outlaw came out to Hay Days from the East (Sylvan Beach, NY) and laid down the fastest pass ever. Driver Steven Brown set a new world record of 3.639 seconds with a speed of 142.32 mph. The team bested their previous world record from Hay Days in 2016 and took home a cool $4,000 for their effort. This new outlaw is an incredible piece of equipment. From the beautiful "root beer" candy paint on the custom one-piece hood, the polished Proline Chassis, Hype...
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    Ski-Doo offers FREE avalanche awareness seminars in U.S. and Canada

    Posted one month ago by Tyler Nelson
    For all you mountain sledders out there, Ski-Doo is putting on FREE avalanche awareness seminars all across North America until mid-November. Below is a list of locations and contact information so you can find one near you and get signed up. This schedule is also available on the Ski-Doo website under Community/Events with even more detailed information. Canadian Seminars Date City, Province Dealer Phone Contact 10/3 St. Paul, AB Power Merchants...
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    IEM celebrates 50 years: A golden anniversary for Woody's Traction Products

    Posted one month ago by Tyler Nelson
    Hope, MI: International Engineering & Manufacturing, Inc. (IEM), established in 1968, celebrates 50 years of success as the leading manufacturer of snowmobile traction products trademarked as Woody's. The company will commemorate this occasion with their friends and fans throughout the 2017-18 show season, as well as with affiliates in the Spring of 2018 for a formal gathering. Additional excitement includes Woody's Facebook event called 50 Weeks 50 Giveaways, in which followers are ...
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    Sunburn and sweat at the Super Sled Shootout in Martin, Michigan

    Posted one month ago by Tyler Nelson
    One of our favorite events of the year took place last weekend at the annual American Snowmobiler Super Sled Shootout in Martin, Michigan. Records were broken on and off the track. From the hottest temperatures to the fastest snowmobile speed, both were recorded at US 131 Motorsports Park. For most of the daylight hours, it was 95 degrees - and that was in the shade! Some of the fastest sleds on asphalt competed in seven categories throughout the weekend. Check out our upcoming December issue...
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    BRP launches a whole new kart racing experience with its first Rotax Electic Powerpack

    Posted one month ago by Tyler Nelson
    I know it's not exactly "snowmobile news," but this could pave the way for future innovations with Ski-Doo. Some late-adopters out there might be skeptical at first, but I would love to quietly braap through the powder, especially after you see how these can perform! VALCOURT, QUÉBEC - September 29, 2017 – BRP is expanding its range of Rotax internal combustion engines to electric powerpacks. BRP’s new Rotax THUNDeR powerpacks will offer consumers all the adva...
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    New Timbersled Accessories

    Posted 2 months ago by Tyler Nelson
    With winter just around the corner, Timbersled is making it easier for you to keep your bikes going when the snow finally comes.  Check out some of their new accessories! Timbersled ARO Fuel Can Rack - Climb steeper and dig deeper without the hassle of worrying about your fuel can. Safely stow and carry your fuel can on the Timbersled ARO System with the durable reliability of this Fuel Can Rack. Designed to carry auxiliary fuel can on the tunnel, the integrated design also protect...
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    Camso expands collaboration with Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., to include dirt-to-snow bike conversion

    Posted 2 months ago by Tyler Nelson
    Yamaha and Camso are making it easier for those of you looking to keep your motorcycles and ATVs in use during all seasons. Check out the latest news from their collaboration that'll be hitting dealerships soon!   Magog, QC, September 14, 2017 – Camso is expanding its current collaboration with Yamaha Parts and Accessories, a division of Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., with the aim of extending the ride of dirt bike and ATV owners. Dirt bike riders seeking to e...
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    The 2018 Ski-Doo MXZx 600RS (Race Special) unveiled at the 51st annual Hay Days event

    Posted 2 months ago by Tyler Nelson
    Polaris wasn't the only OEM with big news at Hay Days over the weekend.  Ski-Doo unveiled their new 600cc sled that's sure to turn some heads.  Check out some of the details on it!  BRP introduces the completely redesigned 2018 Ski-Doo MXZx 600RS E-TEC racing snowmobile designed specifically for winning on North American and European snocross tracks.     The 2018 MXZx 600RS E-TEC is based on the REV Gen4 platform for superior rider ergonomics and han...
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    News from Polaris for 2018

    Posted 2 months ago by Tyler Nelson
    If you missed Hay Days last weekend, we have your back!  Polaris unveiled some pretty cool new products at the kick-off to the snowmobiling season in Minnesota this last weekend.  Here are some of the highlights. NEW! 2018 POLARIS® 600R The new 2018 Polaris 600R Race Sled continues to push and evolve technology to deliver a title and race-winning snowmobile. Front Suspension NEW! Walker Evans Velocity Front Suspension Shocks & Springs Polaris leads the industry with this...
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    C&A Pro Skis announce new performance ski for trail enthusiasts

    Posted 2 months ago by Tyler Nelson
    C&A Pro Skis are raring to release their latest high performance product to the snowmobile industry, the XPT - extreme performance trail - Ski.  Today’s trail machines are faster, lighter and stronger than ever; it only makes sense for the leader in snowmobile skis to bring a new product to market to help these riders push their machines to new levels.  The XPT has all the features that a performance motivated trail rider needs for today’s high tech machines. The XPT h...
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    Check out the Trans-Montana Ride!

    Posted 2 months ago by Tyler Nelson
    Last January, 22 riders completed the Trans Montana Charity Ride. During the week-long trip many other riders joined this dedicated group of men and women riding across the beautiful state of Montana. The charity ride supports NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) which works with various schools, military groups and agencies to provide support for mental illness such as PTSD and teen suicide prevention. All of the money raised stays within the Montana Chapter of NAMI and this year they...
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    Polaris updates on 2018 sleds

    Posted 2 months ago by Tyler Nelson
    There is a lot to look forward out of Polaris for their 2018 sleds. They're constantly looking for ways to improve their vehicles for enhanced performance and quality. We recently received an update on additional changes for this model year. Take a look at a few of the cool new updates! 800 H.O. Cleanfire Engine Update- New thermostat provides: Lower operating temperature, 110º F (43.3º C) vs. 125º F (51.6º C) for improved overheat margin and more-consistent engine op...
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    Long Time Ski-Doo Engineer Dies

    Posted 2 months ago by mboncher
    It is with great sadness that we report the death of one of Ski-Doo's most humble, hard working and long-time tech gurus, Gordy Radtke. Gordy was a 40-year veteran of Ski-Doo and had battled cancer for almost 30 years. The staff here at AmSnow knew Gordy well and we are saddened to hear that the snowmobile world has lost a great personality, a great mind, and a wonderful person. Gordy rarely spoke of his health and was always positive. He will be missed. Arrangements are with Brainard Fun...
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    Woody's 8th Annual Charity Golf Outing raises $13,687 for Pink Ribbon Riders

    Posted 2 months ago by Tyler Nelson
    Hope, MI: Woody's Traction, the foremost manufacturer of snowmobile traction products, was able to reciprocate the support received from their industry and community by hosting their 8th Annual Charity Golf Outing at Beech Hollow Golf Course in Freeland, MI on August 11, 2017. Together, supporters helped raise funds through sponsorships, donations, and event participation to benefit Pink Ribbon Riders (PRR), which totaled in the amount of $13,687 at this single-day event. To date, Woody...
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    Camso Launches the Storm 150 Snowmobile Track for High Performance Trail Riders

    Posted 2 months ago by Tyler Nelson
    The next-generation of snowmobile trail track has arrived with the Camso Storm 150. Designed for modern rider-forward snowmobiles, it is capable of breathtaking acceleration on-trail, excellent flotation off-trail and crisp control in all conditions. “High performance trail riders have been migrating towards deeper lug tracks in an effort to get better acceleration, traction and control, while still being able to venture into deep snow,” explains Bruce Dashnaw, Sales & Marketing...
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    2018 Snowmobile Calendar Is Here!

    Posted 3 months ago by mboncher
    The newest 2018 snowmobile calendar on the market just dropped! This calendar features some of the best action you'll see of many of the 2018 model year snowmobiles from Arctic Cat, Polaris, Ski-Doo and Yamaha. Follow the American Snowmobiler photographers and riders as we throw some snow with the hottest sleds to date. Get it now in our AmSnow store right here! ...
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    2018 Ski-Doo Driveline and Belt Improvements - The Inside Info

    Posted 3 months ago by mboncher
    Truth be told, when the AmSnow crew first saw the most recent update from Ski-Doo on the 2017 model year drive belt issue (see very bottom of this article), we were perplexed. No doubt we will probably get lambasted on the good ol' Faceplace and World Wide Interweb for saying this, but in our experience (several thousand miles on separate new 850 units) we did not experience any belt issues on our MXZ or Renegade trail sleds. Surprisingly, our Western crew did not experience any premature is...
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    Tucker Hibbert's Team 68 helps Make-A-Wish Minnesota raise over $92,000

    Posted 3 months ago by Tyler Nelson
    For the second consecutive year, Tucker Hibbert and his team of loyal fans, friends and family participated in the Walk for Wishes® event in Minneapolis to support and celebrate the mission of Make-A-Wish® Minnesota. Hibbert’s Team 68 took home top fundraising honors, helping the organization exceed its goal of raising over $92,000 to fund the wishes of children diagnosed with critical illnesses. “This event means a lot to me,” said Hibbert. “It&rsquo...
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    Timbersled Partners with AMA for 2017 EnduroCross Season

    Posted 3 months ago by Tyler Nelson
    The AMA EnduroCross series today announced that Timbersled™, the leading snow bike brand owned and manufactured by Polaris, have formed a partnership to cross promote snow bikes to EnduroCross racers and fans. Snow biking continues to grow in popularity both recreationally and in racing. Polaris’ heritage and knowledge in powersports ensures Timbersled will continue to be the market leader in this growing sport and this new partnership with AMA EnduroCross is part of P...
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    Camso Releases 2018 Snow Bike Kit

    Posted 3 months ago by Emily Hare
    Camso just released its 2018 iteration of the DTS 129, a dirt-to-snow bike conversion system. The snow bike kit was originally introduced last year, and after receiving feedback from riders, Camso has made improvements in responsiveness, handling and overall performance with the MY18 version. “Camso pushed the ride further this year with a new suspension in this 2018 model," said Colton Sturm, snowmobile and motocross athlete. "You notice it instantly when running over logs...
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    Next Stage Gauges Updates NS1 System

    Posted 3 months ago by Tyler Nelson
    In the Spring 2017 issue of American Snowmobiler, we showed readers how to install one of these NS1 Gauge Systems on a 2017 Arctic Cat 8000. Since then, Next Stage Gauges has been making improvements to this system to make it even better. Improved Vehicle CompatibilityThe last 5 months have been all about increasing the number of supported vehicles. Arctic Cat sleds with the new 600 and 800 C-TEC2 engines are now compatible, as are both Arctic Cat and Yamaha snowmobiles with the 998 motor,...
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    Klim Releases New F5 Helmet

    Posted 3 months ago by Emily Hare
    Custom engineered to allow top riders to ride all day, the new Klim F5 helmet is built to expel heat and provide next-level comfort.  This begins with keeping a cool head and killing fatigue. The F5 (MSRP: $499.99) does that by revolutionizing the way a helmet is engineered and constructed. A full Klim Carbon Fiber shell makes the F5 very lightweight. Eliminating that bulk from on top of your head makes you more comfortable and gives you more energy. And more energy at the end of the...
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    Polaris Reports Sales Increase in Q2 2017

    Posted 4 months ago by Emily Hare
    Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today reported second quarter 2017 sales of $1,364.9 million, up 21 percent, from $1,130.8 million for the second quarter of 2016. Adjusted sales, which excludes the impact from Victory Motorcycles net sales for the second quarter of 2017, were $1,358.8 million compared to $1,130.8 million in the prior year period. The Company reported second quarter 2017 net income of $62.0 million, or $0.97 per dilu...

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