EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.- Eaton Corporation will be the presenting sponsor for American Snowmobiler magazine’s new Outlaw Asphalt Drag Sled Series.The series will begin on May 5, 2012, at the U.S. 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Mich., where the starting line is named Aeroquip Alley in recognition of Eaton’s longtime support of the track.
“With almost 6,500 miles of snowmobile trails and nearly two miles of asphalt drag racing facilities, Michigan is snowmobile country,” said Eaton's Michael Rasnick, business development manager, “which is why Eaton is continuing its support of U.S 131 and its new Outlaw Sled Series."
“This new series recognizes the growth of asphalt sled racing and gives enthusiastic participants a venue to showcase their sleds, their technology and their skills,” said Mark Savage, AmSnow editor. “Our hats are off to Eaton for sponsoring the series, where avid snowmobilers can come to race or watch, and working with us to increase the sport’s popularity throughout North America.”
Turbochargers, superchargers and nitrous oxide are all welcome in the Outlaw Sled Series that does not enforce weight minimums. Most contenders will pack more that 500 horsepower into 700-pound race vehicles (including driver weight), which will race on the quarter-mile, asphalt drag strip at speeds exceeding 180 mph.
Following the May 5 start, the series schedule includes races on June 2, July 7 and August 4, with the final race on September 21-23, as part of the 23rd annual AmSnow Super Sled Shootout.
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