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    Backwoods Promotions Set to Recruit Snowmobiling Women

    Posted 4 days ago by Emily H
    For the second year in a row, Jessica Kline of Backwoods Promotions Inc. is looking to recruit some of the best snowmobiling women to work at upcoming events across Canada and the United States. Last year, Backwoods Promotions Inc. provided promotional staff at 13 snowmobile shows across Canada and the U.S. for several large, well-known clients. "If you are an avid snowmobiler, chances are you’ve been to a snowmobile show or two to check out the latest sleds, gear and accessorie...
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    509 Releases Volume 10 Trailer

    Posted 9 days ago by AmSnow
    cs_setInnerHtml('video_16e051a3-50d6-40da-9b84-083f19dd2ca1',''); 509 officially launched their trailer for Volume 10 in their snowmobile action video series that dates back to 2006. You can watch the trailer right here! The film will be available for purchase on DVD and iTunes in early September. It's has been ten years since 509 launched their first film documenting the Big Iron Shootout back in 2006. “A lot has changed since that first film launched back in 2006 everything has evo...
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    Hibbert to Ride Pro Motocross National

    Posted 10 days ago by AmSnow
    Snowmobile snocross champion, Tucker Hibbert, will line-up against the world’s best motocross racers Saturday at the Pro Motocross Championship’s Ironman National in Crawfordsville, Ind. It’ll mark the crossover athlete’s one and only pro motocross event of the summer. Hibbert has raced both snocross and motocross at a professional level since 2000. Early in his career, he took a brief break from snocross to add being a top-10 Supercross rider to his long list of accompl...
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    Snowmobile HOF Announces 2016 Inductees

    Posted 13 days ago by AmSnow
    The Snowmobile Hall of Fame and Museum in St. Germain, Wis., announced four inductees for 2016: Hubert Fixsen, Steve Houle, Brad Pake and Tom Zernia will be inducted into the SHOF on Feb. 13, 2016. The induction ceremony coincides with the annual Ride With The Champs and other events to which all fans are invited. Hubert Fixsen, of Willmar, Minn., was a prolific race-focused engineer for Arctic and John Deere who invented many trend-setting ideas and technologies for snowmobiles, as well as a m...
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    509's Carbon Altitude Helmet is Here!

    Posted 18 days ago by AmSnow
    Slowly, but surely, snowmobile gear makers are releasing their latest and greatest gear for the upcoming season. The innovative 509 brand is no different with the recent release of their Carbon Altitude helmet.  Carbon fiber helmets are nothing new for 509, nor is the Altitude style, but the combination of the two makes quite a splash for the 2015-16 season. The weight-savings and strength courtesy of the carbon fiber construction is evident right away. The Carbon Altitude meets stringent ...
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    5 Inducted into Polaris Hall of Fame

    Posted 21 days ago by AmSnow
    Polaris Industries Inc. inducted five new members into it's Hall of Fame on July 29, 2015.  “It’s our privilege each year to honor special individuals and partners like this year’s Polaris Hall of Fame inductees,” said Polaris CEO Scott Wine. “They have exhibited extraordinary dedication and commitment that has made Polaris a leader in the powersports industry.” The 2015 Polaris Hall of Fame inductees are:  • Bill Fisher, who served as ...
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    ISOC Announces Changes to Snocross

    Posted 24 days ago by AmSnow
    Snocross racers, crews and spectators will notice several changes on race day at Amsoil Championship Snocross events in the 2015-16 season. This includes some prominent changes to the Pro-Open class and the addition of a new junior women's class. The changes start before the racing even begins. In all classes, every racer must use the same sled on the parade lap that they will use in the race immediately following the parade lap. The starting line will be widened to allow racers more r...
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    Snowmobile HOF to Induct 4 New Members

    Posted one month ago by Ross Halvorson
    Four new members will be inducted into the International Snowmobile Hall of Fame (ISHOF) on September 26 in Eagle River, Wis. These four inductees represent dedicated individuals who have worked diligently to promote, foster, develop and build the sport and together have done so for more than 135 years. This year's 26th annual induction brings the total number of inductees to 105 snowmobile greats who have their plaque displayed in the ISHOF at the World Snowmobile Headquarters. The in...
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    Cor Powersports Partners with Snowmobile Fitness Expert

    Posted one month ago by Ross Halvorson
    Cor Powersports, one of the snowmobile industry's premiere crosscountry race series, has announced a partnership with Drew Robertson of Evolved SX Extreme Conditioning to provide a fitness and nutrition resource for snowmobilers. Robertson will have a weekly post on the Cor Powersports website focused on a topic related to proper fitness and nutrition for snowmobile racers and even the weekend trail rider. A release from Cor Powersports stated, "You look at some of the racers he is cu...
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    Arctic Cat Q1 2016 Financial Release

    Posted one month ago by Ross Halvorson
    Arctic Cat Inc. (NASDAQ:ACAT) today reported a net loss of $1.1 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, on net sales of $134.4 million for the fiscal 2016 first quarter ended June 30, 2015. In the prior-year quarter, Arctic Cat reported net earnings of $3.6 million, or $0.27 per diluted share, on net sales of $143.6 million.  “During the first quarter, we implemented initiatives to fuel product innovation and growth, speed organizat...
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    Polaris Announces Record Q2 Income

    Posted one month ago by Ross Halvorson
    Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) reported record second quarter net income of $100.9 million for the quarter ending June 30, 2015 ($96.9 million previous year). The company also saw a record $1.49 earnings per diluted share in Q2 2015 compared to $1.42 per diluted share in Q2 2014.  Sales for the second quarter 2015 totaled a record $1,124.3 million, an increase of 11 percent over last year’s second quarter sales of $1,014.0 million.  Motorcycle sales are the strongest contr...
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    Race for a Cause: NY Watercross Memorial Race

    Posted one month ago by Ross Halvorson
    It was the second weekend in July and we were off to the Flat Rock Inn in Lowville, N.Y., for the second event of the New York State Water Cross Association (NYSWCA). This weekend was offering different types of racing and one very special event. There would be drags and ovals on both days and the special event was scheduled for Sat. The weather was looking good and the racers were ready for great weekend. This special event is the second annual Garrett Miller Memorial Race. It’s not so m...
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    Hygear Introduces Dual Pressure Shock System

    Posted one month ago by Ross Halvorson
    Looking to upgrade your sled’s suspension? Hygear Suspension’s Dual Pressure Shock System just might be the answer you’re looking for. This latest release in snowmobile shocks is designed to upgrade your FOX Float, Float 2 or Float 3 shocks to a shock with an additional air reservoir.  The new product from Hygear gives the more wallet-conscious consumers another alternative to FOX’s Evol chamber shocks. Those Evol shocks (front ski pair) will run you right around $9...
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    Blue Ribbon Coalition Challenges Trail Closures

    Posted one month ago by Ross Halvorson
    National trail-based recreation group, the BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC), is questioning a recent fire closure order issued in Washington state for specifically calling out OHV use. Fire Closure Order #06-03-01-15-02 bans OHV use on more than 250 miles of system trails in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Item No. 3 of the prohibited activities listed states, "Using any type of motorized vehicle (Motor Cycles, ATV, OHV, etc..) on National Forest System Trails is prohibited. 36 CFR 261.55 (...
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    Complast Track Company Changes Name

    Posted one month ago by Ross Halvorson
    Snowmobile track manufacturer, Camoplast Solideal has changed its name to Camso as of July 3, 2015.  “The launch of Camso highlights the success our company has achieved in just a few years. We have become the world's second-largest specialized player in the manufacturing of tires, tracks, and track systems for off-the-road vehicles,” explains Camso Chairman of the Board and CEO Pierre Marcouiller. Camso is 100% focused on the OTR vehicle market. As a result, they're a...
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    Narsa Returns to U.S. Snocross Series

    Posted one month ago by Ross Halvorson
    Hentges Racing is pleased to announce that reigning Swedish Super Snowcross Pro Open champion Petter Narsa has joined the team and will be returning to the U.S. to compete in the AMSOIL Championship Snocross series. “I am really excited to bring Petter into our trailer,” said team owner Nate Hentges. It will be great to have him and Kody as teammates pushing each other on the practice track every day making the entire team better! I am looking forward to an extremely fun season with...
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    Team Leighton Teams Up with ARMA Energy

    Posted one month ago by Ross Halvorson
    Corin Todd and Trevor Leighton of the Leighton Motorsports team will be fueled by ARMA Energy as they vie for a Pro Open class points championship on the AMSOIL Championship Snocross tour in 2015-16. The Leighton team is already well underway with training and preparations for the upcoming season and ARMA Energy will be a key ingredient during the next several months as the team puts in the long hours in the heat of summer to be at the top of their game when the first green flag drops in D...
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    Adam and Marica Renheim Renew with Jimmy John's/BOSS Racing

    Posted 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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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