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    FXR Racing Sponsors New Snocross Medical Team

    Posted by Emily Hare
    on Monday, November 28, 2016

     The newly formed Snocross Mobile Medical Team (SMMT) announced its title sponsor: FXR Racing Inc. As a result of the inaugural three-year sponsorship, the medical team will be renamed the FXR Mobile Medical (FXRMM).

    Formed in the fall of 2016, the SMMT was created with the purpose of providing world-class on-track medical care (emergency, trauma, first responder) at every round of the AMSOIL Championship Snocross Tour.

    Former AMSOIL Championship Snocross assistant race director, Jake Vanada, was prompted to start this organization after seeing first-hand how the Alpinestar Mobile Medical (formerly known as Asterisk Mobile Medical) works within the professional motocross and supercross industry. In his new role as the MX and SX Chaplain, Vanada consulted the Alpinestars Mobile Medical director, Tom Carson, and it became clear the sport of snocross could greatly benefit from a similar program.

     To make this program a reality for snocross, Vanada formed a board of like-minded industry leaders to launch a 501c3 non-profit. Sara Schultz (trained as medical nurse, Wife of “Monster” Mike Schultz), Trace Leighton (team owner of Leighton Motorsports), Levi Lavallee (X Games Gold Medalist, distance jump world record holder, team owner), and Jesse Strege (20-year veteran snocross racer, assistant race director with ISOC) have all stepped up to serve alongside Vanada and help him launch the SMMT.

    "We all love this sport and the riders that are on the track, so being able to bring a service like the SMMT elevates snocross and aids in the riders' safety," said LaVallee. "It is a honor to be a part of such a great cause, and hats off to Jake for bringing it to life! "

     Besides FXR Racing, there are many other sponsors that are helping to make the medical team possible. Triton Trailers (TT) has provided a brand new custom trailer which will be the “mobile medical rig” that will sit trackside at each event. Inside the premium, all-aluminum sled hauler, the team will build a state-of-the-art medical trauma center.

    Polaris Industries is providing a brand-new Polaris Ranger XP with tracks to serve as the medical rapid response rig at the races. Action Graphics and Red Plate Media of Baxter, Minn., will be contributing a complete graphics kit.

    Finally, the FXRMM rig will be harnessed to a brand-new RAM 2500 thanks to Cornerstone Auto Group of Elk River, Minn.

     The FXRMM will have an ER Doctor, Athletic Trainer and a medical coordinator (volunteer) at each race. Dr. Odom from Odom Health and Wellness will be the lead Doctor and Medical Director. Dr. Odom is a board-certified medical doctor who specializes in sports medicine, and continues to practice emergency medicine in Minnesota. When he is not providing care in the ER Trauma rooms, he is treating athletes of all levels and all disciplines in an effort help them get back to peak performance. He has years of experience providing medical coverage at the USA Olympic Training Center, US Ski and Snowboard Team, Dew Tour, USA Triathlon, Chicago Marathon, and multiple high school and college level sports teams.

    FXRMM is a non-profit organization which exists thanks to the generosity of teams, team owners, families, and businesses in our sport. All donations are fully tax-deductible.

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