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    Tucker Hibbert continues win streak at Jackson Hole Snocross National

    Posted 9 hours ago by Tyler Nelson
    Tucker Hibbert continued his win streak at rounds three and four of the ISOC National Snocross tour in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Hibbert looked at home on Snow King Mountain’s fast hillside track winning three of his four qualifying rounds and both Pro finals. Friday night’s Pro final was one for the record books. After a 12th place start in the 15-rider, 22-lap main event, Hibbert put on one of the most exciting comeback rides of his career. Pushing hard early, he moved into ninth but the...
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    ERX Motor Park named venue for February Cor PowerSports event

    Posted 5 days ago by Tyler Nelson
    Over the past six years running the Cor PowerSports series, their focus has been to put together some great races that allow people to come together, have fun and make lifelong memories. Two years ago, they started the Midwest Extreme Snowmobile Challenge (MESC) and put on cross country, Hillclimb, and Hillcross races at ski hills in Minnesota and Michigan. They talked with many of their riders and fans and they love how these events are spectator friendly. Typically in cross country racing you...
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    Join us for the AmSnow Dynotech Research New York Shootout!

    Posted 6 days ago by Tyler Nelson
    It's that time of year again! One of our favorite events here at AmSnow, the New York Shootout is THIS WEEKEND already! Gates open at 8 a.m. The shootout starts at 11 a.m. - snow or no snow! The spectator fee is $10. Trail riders can run 660 feet for $10. This event will host the four snowmobile manufacturers: Arctic Cat, Ski-Doo, Yamaha, and Polaris, as well as shop-modified runs.We put the newest stock snowmobiles on the radar gun for the first time to see which one can claim bragging ri...
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    Camso Issues Voluntary Recall on 2017 DTS 129 Kits

    Posted 8 days ago by Tyler Nelson
    Camso has just recalled their model year 2017 DTS 129 dirt to snow bike conversion kits. There were 280 units sold in the United States and 316 in Canada. No injuries were reported because of the issue, but there were 17 reports of the pin that secures the brake pads loosening, posing a crash or impact hazard. Owners are encouraged to stop using their kits immediately and contact an authorized Camso dealer for a free repair. The kits have a serial number starting with 9025IUEXXXX located on the...
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    The Truth About Cross Country Racing: Real Insider Insights

    Posted 11 days ago by Tyler Nelson
    AmSnow contributor Todd Myers shares some insight into the Cross Country racing circuit. It’s no secret, over the past few seasons cross country racing has been struggling. Not because of rider turnout or machines, but unlike snocross, XC cannot make snow and are at the mercy of Mother Nature. The entire snowmobile industry has been hurting due to multiple low snow years in a row. But for the 2018 season we are already seeing some cold weather that is getting some frost in the ground and ...
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    Polaris Launches Polaris Adventures

    Posted 12 days ago by Tyler Nelson
    National Network of Premium Ride and Drive Experiences at Epic Outdoor Destinations Minneapolis, MINN.  — Connecting guests with unforgettable experiences coast to coast, Polaris Industries Inc. has launched Polaris Adventures, the premium network of ride and drive destinations nationwide. Area experts, known as adventure outfitters, provide worry-free ride and drive options in state-of-the-art Polaris vehicles to create safe, memorable adventures for all skill levels. “We be...
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    Arctic Cat Opens Snocross Season with Dominant Performances from New Race Sled

    Posted 13 days ago by Tyler Nelson
    TEAM ARCTIC ANNOUNCES THE “YEAR OF THE CAT” WITH HISTORIC PERFORMANCE AT ISOC SNOCROSS OPENER IN DULUTH Team Green Takes 14 of 20 Class Wins and 25 of 60 Podium Finishes Aboard All-New ZR 6000R SX St. Cloud, Minn. – In what is already regarded as one of the most impressive and dominant debuts of a brand new race snowmobile in the history of snocross, Team Arctic racers launched into the 2017-2018 ISOC National snocross season and landed a debilitating blow on the competition....
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    Tucker Hibbert enters 18th professional Snocross season determined to reclaim national title

    Posted 15 days ago by Tyler Nelson
    We're a little late to the party on this one and if you haven't heard yet, Tucker Hibbert won his event at Spirit Mountain over the weekend! Tucker Hibbert will enter his 18th professional snocross season this weekend in Duluth, Minn. at the first stop of the 2017/2018 ISOC National Snocross tour. The 26th annual Duluth National kicks off the eight-stop, 17-round tour that’s rooted in the Midwest and stretches from the Rocky Mountains to the Northeast U.S. Hibbert, a 10-time natio...
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    A Season of Change: 2018 Snocross Update

    Posted 15 days ago by Tyler Nelson
    With the latest Snocross season kicking off just last weekend in Duluth, AmSnow contributor Todd Myers joined us to share some of the new changes to the rules for the upcoming season. He'll be contributing a lot this season and we always like sharing his work! Check his article out here: Some called last year the most exciting season of ISOC National Snocross with the Pro Championship coming down to the last race & final checkered flag. Everyone was wondering how 2018 could top the 2017...
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    Installing the PROARMOR Tether From OFT on the new Polaris Axys Pro RMK 800 Mountain Sled.

    Posted 21 days ago by Ryan Thompson
    I still have not heard a good excuse why Polaris, Arctic Cat and Yamaha do not have tethers that come stock on their mountain sleds. Ski-Doo is the only OEM that does it right now. This seems like a no-brainer. The other feature that every sled should come standard with is a back up beeper. You know that annoying loud sound you hear when you are about to be backed over by a the UPS or FedEx truck. So many times I have put my sled in what I thought was reverse only to find out all-too-fast I was...
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    Fourth Annual Bikini Rally from the Genesee Sno Packers

    Posted 22 days 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 27 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 one month 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 one month 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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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