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    Dayco and Canadian Snowcross Racing Association announce 3-year extension

    Posted 12 hours ago by AmSnow
    Dayco Products and the Canadian Snowcross Racing Association announced a three-year extension of its exclusive partnership naming Dayco the Official Belt of the CSRA. Dayco is  a leading manufacturer of CVT belts for snowmobiles and all-terrain-vehicles.The 2014-2015 season will mark the 10th straight year Dayco has been the Official Belt of the CSRA, reconfirming its commitment to the powersports industry. “The CSRA continues to be a key element of Dayco’s snowmobile marketing ...
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    Cor Powersports announces Midwest Extreme Snowmobile Challenge

    Posted yesterday by AmSnow
    Cor PowerSports announced a big spring race weekend that will closeout the year. The Midwest Extreme Snowmobile Challenge took four years to plan. The Midwest Extreme Snowmobile Challenge will be April 18-19, 2015 at Lutsen Mountain in Lutsen, MN. The event will include hillclimb, hillcross, and short course cross country racing on and around the Lutsen Ski Resort. We have spent the past 4 years scouting locations capable of hosting the event and after we got it to our short list it was tough to...
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    2014 Hay Days race results

    Posted 2 days ago by AmSnow
    48TH ANNUAL HAYDAYS GRASS DRAGSAMATEUR CLASS RESULTSAmateur Stock 5001. Luke Olson – Arctic Cat #9992. Richard Soukup – Yamaha #993. Tyler Rogers – Yamaha #64 Amateur Stock 6001. Jesse Jones – Yamaha #022. Luke Olson – Arctic Cat #9993. Tyler Rogers – Yamaha #644. Richard Soukup – Yamaha #99 Amateur Stock 7001. Richard Soukup – Yamaha #992. Jesse Jones – Yamaha #023. Tony Pinter – Yamaha #152 Amateur Stock 8001. Richard Soukup &ndash...
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    ISOC and CBS Sports Network sign multi-year deal

    Posted 3 days ago by AmSnow
    Officials with the International Series of Champions announced a multi-year deal between AMSOIL Championship Snocross and CBS Sports Network.The new television package-kicks off on Sunday, Dec. 7 on the CBS Television Network with a one-hour show. Programming continues on CBS Sports Network with 17 one-hour shows airing on Sundays beginning on Dec. 14, including a one-hour live show on Sunday, March 15, 2015. "Starting the season on CBS sets the stage for a highly-anticipated season of...
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    Snowmobiling accounts for $14.3 million for Montana

    Posted 3 days ago by AmSnow
    Snowmobiling accounts for $14.3 million on tourism per year in Montana, according to a recent study by the University of Montana published on Missolian.com.Nonresident snowmobilers contribute about $147 per activity day which accounts for the $14.3 million per year. That supports about 200 winter jobs. Residents and nonresidents snowmobilers buy about 4.3 million gallons of gasoline per season, and the states tax of $0.27 per gallon generates $1.2 million in revenue. That revenue goes to the sta...
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    BRP offers avalanche safety class

    Posted 6 days ago by AmSnow
    BRP is continuing offering free avalanche safety seminars throughout North America for the fifth straight year.BRP recognized the need for snowmobile specific outreach and education and took the lead in partnership with avalanche experts in Canada and the US to design and deliver courses that are effective at engaging snowmobilers. This was an important step as most classes up to that point were geared towards ski or snowshoe access and taught by instructors with those same backgrounds. The curr...
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    Yamaha issues recall of snowmobiles

    Posted 6 days ago by AmSnow
    Yamaha has issued a recall of snowmobiles due to fire hazard. This recall involves model year 2014 SR10R (SRViper), SR10RXS (SRViper RTX SE), SR10L (SRViper LTX), SR10LS (SRViper LTX SE) and SR10XS (SRViper XTX) snowmobiles and model year 2015 SR10LS (SRViper LTX SE) snowmobiles. They were sold in a variety of red, black, blue and white color combinations. The VIN number is stamped on the tunnel near the right side footrest. The letter E in the 10th position of the VIN number indicates that the...
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    Eastern Grass Drag Nationals set for September 27-28

    Posted 7 days ago by AmSnow
    The Eastern Grass Drag Nationals will hold its first race on September 27-28 in Bouckville, N.Y. Pro, outlaw and amateur racing will take place both days. In addition, vintage racing and a vintage snow show will take place. Registration gates open at 7:30 am each day. Spectator gates will open at 9 am. Racing starts at 11 am. Admission is $10 and kids 12 and under are free. It will take place at Excell Raceway at 6950 State Route 20, Bouckville, N.Y. Fore more info visit: www.excellraceway....
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    2015 Race Sleds and More Revealed at Hay Days

    Posted 9 days ago by AmSnow
    “This is perfect!” Those exact words were heard time and again this past weekend at 48th annual Hay Days “Official start of winter” in North Branch, Minn.Nearly the entire AmSnow crew was on hand, of course, and hoards of people enjoyed beautiful blue skies and sunny 75-degree weather. The only thing missing was the snow! A bucket list must-do for any snowmobiler, to be sure! In case you missed it, here’s a quick recap of some of the big news from the weekend.Race s...
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    Ski-Doo, Polaris and Arctic Cat unveil 2015 race sleds

    Posted 10 days ago by AmSnow
    The OEM's unveiled the 2015 race sleds at Hay Days in North Branch, Minn. on September 6. Ski-Doo Snowmobile Race Department unveiled their teams and drivers for the upcoming winter at the annual Hay Days Grass Drag event.Snocross, with its ISOC National, ECS and CSRA series, will gather a lot of support while cross-country continues to grow with support for the USXC, Iron Dog and USCC East. In the mountain region, there will again be a strong contingent of racers on the RMSHA hill-climb ci...
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    Levi LaVallee retires from snocross

    Posted 10 days ago by AmSnow
    Levi LaVallee announced his retirement from racing snocross at Hay Days in North Branch, Minn. LaVallee, who started racing at age 12 worked his way through the ranks and became Pro in 2002 at the age of 20. LaVallee continued his professional career of snocross racing and raced under the Factory Polaris team for the last 12 years. With numerous podium finishes and wins, and being awarded “Fan Favorite” for 5 years in a row, the highlight of LaVallee’s professional snocross car...
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    Snowmobile Hall of Fame announces 2015 inductees

    Posted 10 days ago by AmSnow
    The Snowmobile Hall of Fame and Museum in St. Germain, Wis., announced its four inductees for 2015: Bob Enns, Herb Howe, Pat Mach and Mark Zelich. Bob Enns, of Oak Bluff, Manitoba, was a star racer for the famed Enduro Team Deere in the 1970s, and who captured key victories in multiple ICCSF cross-country races during the first golden era of terrain competition. Herb Howe of Siren, Wis., won the inaugural Winnipeg-to-St. Paul International 500 cross-country in 1966, and later served as its race ...
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    Team Bauerly to race on Ski-Doo snowmobiles for 2014-15

    Posted 13 days ago by AmSnow
    Team Bauerly Racing announced they will again pilot Ski-doo brand snowmobiles for the upcoming race season.  This year marks the teams 13th season on the track; they have assembled a strong new group that is ready to pursue victory on the ACS Tour.Marcus Johansson #227 will make the move from Östersund, Sweden to join the team full-time in the ultra competitive Pro-Lites Class. The accomplished young rider has won several Swedish Championship (SC) gold medals and placed in the top 10 a...
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    Christian Brothers Racing announces 2014-2015 team

    Posted 13 days ago by AmSnow
    Christian Brothers Racing announced its 2014-2015 team prior to its unveiling at Hay Days.Logan Christian - Pro Open, ISOC National snocross; Winter X Games snocrossDave Joanis - Pro Open, ISOC National snocross; Winter X Games snocrossTyler Adams - Pro Lite, ISOC National snocrossZach Herfindahl - Pro, USXC cross-countryRyan Trout - Semi-Pro, USXC cross-countryChristian is coming off a season where he finished 6th in Pro Open points, Joanis had a breakout rookie Pro Open season where he finishe...
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    AmSnow, Boyesen and Fly announce Snowstakes

    Posted 14 days ago by AmSnow
    American Snowmobiler Magazine, Boyesen, and Fly Racing have teamed up to create the 2015 Arctic Rage Contest  to bring an awesome lineup of prizes directly to YOU! The Arctic Rage Snowstakes last 5 months, leading up to the Grand Prize drawing to be held on January 31st, 2015. Each month, one winner will be randomly selected to win some of the coolest products on the market today. Simply go to the Snowstakes signup page, fill in your contact info, and submit your entry! All Snowstakes winne...
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    Scheuring Speed Sports partners with Milwaukee Tool

    Posted 14 days ago by AmSnow
    Professional Snocross racing team Scheuring Speed Sports has partnered with Milwaukee Tool to promote their line of Power and hand tools. “I am extremely proud to partner with Milwaukee Tool,” said team owner Steve Scheuring. This is Milwaukee Tool’s first corporate endeavor into the world of motorsports and I am proud to be breaking new ground with them”.Scheuring speed sports is the original Super Team in the world of Snocross racing and was the first team to bring in n...
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    Wisconsin updates snowmobile trail pass law

    Posted 14 days ago by AmSnow
    There have been updates to the law effecting the Wisconsin snowmobile trail pass. Effective July 1, 2015, snowmobile registration will cost $30/3 year from the current $30/2 year. All snowmobiles operating in WI will now be required to display a WI Trail Pass (purchased separately from snowmobile registration). This increases the non-resident trail pass fee from current $35/year to $50/year. It includes a 4-year sunset clause which requires re-evaluation (2019) by the legislature prior to ren...
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    Levi LaVallee plans to compete in Terracross

    Posted 15 days ago by AmSnow
    Levi LaVallee will be attempting Terracross racing for the first time at Hay Days in North Branch, Minn. LaVallee will be racing in the Pro Polaris RZR XP 1000 class at the Mystik Lubricants Terracross Nationals races 3 and 4 taking place this upcoming weekend (September 6th and 7th). The Mystik Lubricants Terracross Championship features the best off-road and action sports athletes competing on Quads and Side-X-Sides on a rough, muddy course complete with obstacles such as rocks, logs...
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    Shriners Hospital receives $25,500 donation from ZBroz Racing's raffled sled

    Posted 15 days ago by AmSnow
    Zbroz Racing home of EXIT Shocks/Ars-FX donated a snowmobile to be raffled off at the RMSHA Jackson Hole Hillclimb. Last weekend Ryan and Lance Zollinger got to witness the amount that was raised from that raffle in the form of a check. It was presented by the Jackson Hole Snow Devils to the Shriners Hospitals for Children. This check was made for the amount of $25,500!"We'd like to thank everyone that contributed to that and the other sponsors that took part in it; Arctic Cat - Snowmob...
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    Polaris donates $10,000 to ALS

    Posted 16 days ago by AmSnow
    Polaris donated $10,000 to ALS after more than 100 dealers accepted an invitation from Scott Wine, Polaris chairman and CEO, to join him in taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness and funds for the disease. On Aug. 22, Polaris shared a video of Wine completing the Ice Bucket Challenge and in turn nominating Polaris’ network of dealers to do the same, noting that if 100 dealers accepted the challenge Polaris would donate an additional $10,000 towards ALS research. Within 7-da...
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    Polaris partners with Gophers

    Posted 16 days ago by AmSnow
    Polaris will partner with the University of Minnesota’s Golden Gopher football program for the 2014 season. “As a Minnesota-based company, we are excited to join Gopher fans across the state to support another favorite pastime of many of our local customers and dealers,” said Scott Wine, Chairman and CEO at Polaris. “We look forward to a successful season and partnership with Minnesota Gopher football.” The year-long partnership, with University of Minnesota Athleti...
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    Yamaha Turbo For the Trail

    Posted 20 days ago by AmSnow
    Snowmobile horsepower junkies east of the Mississipi can rejoice! Yamaha is adding to its turbo kit line with a new low elevation turbo kit for the Viper. Trail and crossover enthusiasts looking for the ultimate in power and reliability can now have their cake and eat it too with the newly released Mountain Performance Incorporated (MPI) Trail Turbo Accessory Kit for Yamaha SR Viper models. “Ever since we introduced the MPI Mountain Turbo Kit for the new M-TX this spring, everyone has bee...
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    Woody's parent company raises money for Pink Ribbon Riders

    Posted 23 days ago by AmSnow
    International Engineering & Manufacturing, Inc. (IEM), maker of Woody’s traction products, held their 5th Annual Golf Outing on August 15, 2014. Many returning teams along with a couple new teams came together in efforts to raise funds for Pink Ribbon Riders (PRR). The five-year running total raised for PRR has surpassed $48,000!Early Bird team registrations reached a record high as each team member received a complimentary 4-piece golf gift set if registered by June 1st. Out of 30 fou...
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    Airgroup sponsors Judnick Motorsports

    Posted 23 days ago by AmSnow
    Judnick Motorsports announced Airgroup will be sponsoring the team for 2013-14 season. Airgroup Radiant is a worldwide logistics provider who, for over twenty years, has been a proven leader in the efficient and timely movement of both domestic and international cargo. Airgroup has a network of service centers and agents worldwide.Airgroup fields a professional off-road motorcycle team and through a chance meeting this summer, expressed an interest in getting involved with snowmobile racing. &l...
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    AmSnow Announces Racer Sponsorship Program

    Posted 23 days ago by Ross Halvorson
    American Snowmobiler magazine is excited to announce our 2014-15 winter Race Sponsorship Program. We will be offering four $250 sponsorships to racers in various winter snowmobile racing disciplines. We’re looking for candidates who will represent the sport of snowmobiling, our magazine and their team in the best possible way: competing hard on the track and professionalism off the track. Race discipline, circuit and class do not matter. So independents, families, up-and-comers, and any...
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    Boss Racing and Huber Motorsports join forces

    Posted 24 days ago by AmSnow
    Garry Querel of BOSS Racing and Gerhart Huber of Huber Motorsports, have reached an agreement to join forces on the ISOC AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series this season. The joint effort will bring 4 Pro athletes: Darrin Mees, Adam Renheim, Colby Crapo and last year’s Women’s Pro Am Champion, Marica Renheim to Team Jimmy John’s for the 2014-15 season.“ As a fellow Canadian snocross team, we saw an opportunity to forge resources, share talents and to build a stronger progr...
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    Polaris CEO Scott Wine Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    Posted 27 days ago by Ross Halvorson
    Polaris Industries Inc.’s Chairman and CEO, Scott Wine, completed the Ice Bucket Challenge, joining in the viral campaign to raise awareness and funds for ALS. After accepting the challenge from Dan Ariens, President and CEO of Ariens, Wine in turn nominated Bahram Akradi, Founder and CEO of Lifetime Fitness, Michael Guyette, President and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield MN, and the entire Polaris dealer network. Wine noted in his video that if 100 Polaris dealers accept the challenge, Pola...
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    Boy Scouts give Polaris one-of-a kind print for anniversary

    Posted 27 days ago by AmSnow
    Polaris Industries Inc. received a one-of-a-kind print from the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) in appreciation for its commitment to a 10-year partnership to provide age-appropriate vehicles, safety equipment and safety instruction to BSA camps across the nation. This token of appreciation was presented during a special ceremony at Polaris’ 60th Anniversary celebration held in Minneapolis. “Polaris, like so many of the partners that the Boy Scouts of America has, represents the bes...
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    BOSS Racing Joins Forces with Huber Motorsports

    Posted 27 days ago by Ross Halvorson
    Garry Querel of BOSS Racing and Gerhart Huber of Huber Motorsports, have reached an agreement to join forces on the ISOC AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series this season. The joint effort will bring 4 Pro athletes; Darrin Mees, Adam Renheim, Colby Crapo and last year’s Women’s Pro Am Champion, Marica Renheim to Team Jimmy John’s for the 2014-15 season. “ As a fellow Canadian snocross team, we saw an opportunity to forge resources, share talents and to build a stronge...
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    USSA Pro Star Series Announces Event at 141 Speedway

    Posted one month ago by Ross Halvorson
    USSA Pro Star Series, TLR Cup and 141 Speedway have ratified a new sanction agreement for the 2015 TLR Cup Series. Toby Kruse, Dan and Scott Ratajczak, owners of the venerable 141 Speedway have secured a berth on the USSA Pro Star Series schedule for Feb. 7 & 8, 2015.  Toby Kruse, spokesman for the group stated, "We are really excited to secure this agreement and feel it will be the beginning of a long term on the USSA Pro Star schedule.  We at 141 try to bring the fastest, ...

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