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    Polaris to Consolidate Twin Cities Warehouses

    Posted 17 hours 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 yesterday 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 22 days 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 23 days 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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    Team LaVallee Welcomes Zak Mason

    Posted 24 days ago by Ross Halvorson
    Team LaVallee announced the addition of Pro Lite rider, Zak Mason, to the Mystik Lubricants, Loctite, Polaris snocross team. Mason, 20, from Gaylord, Michigan will represent Team LaVallee in the Pro Lite class for the upcoming snocross season. Mason, who’s season was cut short last year, due to a shoulder injury was looking strong in the first few rounds of the 2014/2015 season. Mason was able to make his way to the podium a couple times and was sitting 1st in the Pro Lite championship po...
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    Team Arctic 2015 RMSHA Recap

    Posted 25 days ago by Ross Halvorson
    Team Arctic Hillclimb racers swarmed the final two RMSHA events of the 2015 season, unleashing an unstoppable display of power, speed and handling to capture 15 wins, two King titles and three high point championships aboard Arctic Cat M series snowmobiles.  Nine wins and two King titles came at last weekend’s event in Grand Targhee, Idaho. Kyle Tapio stamped his authority on the big power classes, taking wins in both 800 and 1000 Improved classes before capping the weekend with the ...
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    Chris Burandt and Burandt’s Backcountry Adventure Join KLIM

    Posted 28 days ago by Ross Halvorson
    KLIM and Chris Burandt have joined forces a long-term partnership that will have the decorated snowmobile athlete, legendary adventure guide and backcountry-snowmobiling ace riding, guiding and filming exclusively in KLIM Technical Riding Gear.  Burandt, whose basecamp is in Colorado, rides more than 150 days a year in the nearly vertical backcountry of his backyard. His impressive career includes X Games Gold Medals, numerous film appearances and building a successful touring and adventur...
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    Cottew Motorsports Adds Thelen to Snocross Team

    Posted one month ago by Ross Halvorson
    Cottew Motorsports has announced the addition of Mitchell Thelen as a full-time member of their ISOC National Snocross team where he will compete in the Sport class.  Thelen, who joined the team as a support rider in mid-January last season, became a dominate force in the Amateur class finishing on the podium 11 times, including five wins. “We feel Mitchell has a great attitude on and off the track,” said team owner Jeff Cottew.  "He has a need for speed and a will to...
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    Polaris Acquires Timbersled

    Posted one month ago by Ross Halvorson
    Polaris Industries Inc. today announced the acquisition of Timbersled Products, Inc. a privately held Sandpoint, Idaho-based company that is an innovator and market leader in the burgeoning snow bike industry. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.  “We are excited to add the Timbersled brand and team to Polaris’ strong snowmobile business. Timbersled has created a compelling product and revolutionized the sport of snow biking, and we are excited to see what they can ...
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    Snowmobile leads Alaskan bison to freedom

    Posted one month ago by AmSnow
    Alaska's Department of Fish and Game used a snowmobile to lead a stampede of bison to freedom in snow-covered grass meadows on a conservation. Tom opened the gates to the temporary pens and called the bison to follow his snowmobile across the Innoko River to sedge and grass meadows in the Lower Innoko/Yukon Rivers. As you will see from the video, bison galloped all the way across the river, a distance of about a mile.The herd followed the sled from a temporary holding pen across the Innoko ...
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    BRP's searches for oldest Rotax airplane engine

    Posted one month ago by AmSnow
    BRP launches a contest to find the oldest active certified Rotax aircraft engine in operation to celebrate 40 years of Rotax aircraft engines. “We are proud of 40 successful years of Rotax aircraft engines, which lead the ultra-light and light sport aircraft market worldwide. Our customers are brand ambassadors and an important part of our success story,” said Thomas Uhr, vice-president BRP-Powertrain and general manager BRP-Powertrain GmbH & Co KG. “To thank them for their...
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    Polaris honors Senator John Thune

    Posted one month ago by AmSnow
    The National Association of Manufacturers awarded Senator John Thune (R-SD) the NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence at an event hosted by NAM member Polaris Industries in Vermillion, South Dakota.“We are lucky to have Senator John Thune in our corner, advocating policies that will allow us to grow, create jobs and compete globally.” said Paul Vitrano, Polaris VP, Global Government Relations, at Polaris Industries.“I’m honored to receive this award on behalf...
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    Spring Fling at Toggenburg Mountain bookmarks New York's race season

    Posted one month ago by AmSnow
    Ah the end of the road, Our snow season has come to an end with the final event being Spring Fling at Toggenburg Mountain in Fabius,NY. This event use to be called the Climb for the Cure. This year the event organizer, Jerry Rice, made some changes. He did this so the payouts would be bigger for the racers. The racers love this event the resort stock piles snow for it every year. The weather was great with temps in the upper 30’s and sun shinning made it feel like spring time. Some resu...
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    Divas SnowGear expands snowmobile apparel line

    Posted one month ago by AmSnow
    Divas SnowGear expanded their line of Avid Technical wear and teamed up with GMAX to produce helmets. The Avid Technical line is a jacket ($379.99) and pants ($329.99) set with a Polartec Neoshell. The shell offers breathability while maintaining windproof and waterproof capabilities. There is an exterior pocket with a goggle wipe built in, a removable hood and heavy-duty 500D nylon shoulder and elbow panels. Each piece has four mix-and-match colors available in sizes XS to 5XL: pink, blue, cha...
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    Midwest Extreme Snowmobile Challenge to take place in 10 days

    Posted one month ago by AmSnow
    The Midwest Extreme Snowmobile Challenge will take place in 10 days in Lutsen, Minn. The Lutsen staff reports the main portion of the ski hills are in great shape with close to 4’ of snow!! Spectator tickets are available for $18/day or $28/2-day pass and include gondola access to Moose Mountain. In the event of weather closure on the gondola, a footpath to Moose Mountain will also be established where spectators can access a chairlift to the mountain summit. No outside food or beverage is...
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    Cooking on a snowmobile made easy

    Posted one month ago by AmSnow
    Teriyaki stir fry with steamed rice and vegetables, chicken burritos with cheese, curried chicken… these are not the typical meals you would find high up on a mountain while snowmobiling right? Wrong! As I quickly learned on a recent trip out West, there is absolutely no reason why you cannot eat hot, delicious and healthy meals while on the mountain. So here I am, motorsports blogger turned food blogger, as I rave about the cooking abilities of my friend, Stephanie Santeford, who in my o...
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    480 snowmobilers race in Easter weekend's Michigan hill drags

    Posted one month ago by AmSnow
    Over 480 snowmobile racers competed in the SHCRA snowmobile hill drags competition in Gaylord, Mich. on April 3-4. Friday had 300 entrants and Saturday had 180 competitors. Racing on Friday went long into the night under the lights. Saturday was a little colder with some snow flurries to add to the excitement. The event included minis, vintage sleds, stockers, pro-mods and the big outlaws. – Snow bike riders put on an exhibition show. With very little riding left in Michigan this was...
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    Mayor Declares April 8th "Polaris RMK Day"

    Posted one month ago by Ross Halvorson
    Roseau, Minn. Mayor Jeff Pelowski has declared April 8 – 4/08 – as “Polaris RMK Day” in Roseau as the day’s date reflects the dry weight – 408 pounds – of the new 2016 Polaris 800 PRO-RMK 155 snowmobile. The sled is built at the Polaris manufacturing facility in Roseau on the new, patented, raised AXYS RMK Chassis.  “Roseau is the proud Birthplace of Polaris and home to the company’s snowmobile engineering and production facil...
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    Snowmobiler captures friends rescuing him after avalanche

    Posted one month ago by AmSnow
    British Columbia snowmobiler Curtis Johnson posted a video on March 28 of a nearly fatal avalanche his friends rescued him from, according to WXedge.com. As Johnson climbed up the mountain the avalanche swallowed him up. His friends used hands and shovels to free him from the 3 feet of snow that he was buried in. Watch the video here. Avalanche rescue trainer Mike Duffy has 5 rules of riding avalanche terrain.1. Always go one at a time when highmarking and while on avalanche slopes. Only put...
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    AMSOIL launches oil for ATV and UTV

    Posted one month ago by AmSnow
    AMSOIL announces the launch of four new synthetic lubricants for ATV/UTV applications, providing riders with high performance upgrades from OEM-branded oils. AMSOIL 10W-40 Synthetic ATV/UTV Motor Oil delivers reserve protection against heat in the most demanding riding conditions. It protects heavily loaded, high-torque gears while providing superior friction-durability for improved clutch feel. AMSOIL 10W-40 Synthetic ATV/UTV Motor Oil is recommended for use in ATVs and UTVs that require 10W-40...
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    Marquette, Michigan hosts MASTERS snowmobile racing

    Posted one month ago by AmSnow
    Snowmobile racers gathered in Marquette, Mich. for the MASTERS racing circuit during Easter weekend, according to ABC 10 news. Racers from four different states competed in three different races. This included: high speed snow drags, big air hillcross and the hill challenge. John Mihelich of Copper Country won the snow drags, Minnesota's Brennan Plaisted won the hillcross, James Marietta of Keweenaw won the title of King of the Hill. Photo from CBS 10...
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    Pro Motocross rider Ronnie Renner takes on snowbikes in British Columbia

    Posted one month ago by AmSnow
    Freerider and FMX athlete, Ronnie Renner, snowbiked in British Columbia this Spring with pro riders Reagan Sieg and Brock Hoyer. A snowbike is a standard motocross bike, and the wheels and swing arm are replaced with a rear snowmobile-style track system in the rear and a single ski up front. Renner, who lives in Cali., set a world record in 2007 for motocross step-up, launching 35 feet 6 inches to best a record that had stood for many years.In 2008, he soared nearly six stories -- 59 feet, 2 inc...
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    Snowmobile Club makes donation to Wisconsin school

    Posted one month ago by AmSnow
    The Low Buck Vintage Snowmobile Club donated $500 to a math teacher at the Goodman-Armstrong Creek School District in Goodman, Wis., according to the Iron Mountain Daily News.The donation will be used by Math teacher Evan Neuens to purchase math manipulatives for the for the school district's intervention program. The donation will, also, be used for magazines for the elementary school students and faculty....
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    Two Stroke Smoke Candles keeps the whiff in the air

    Posted one month ago by AmSnow
    For the days when the smell of two stroke is needed to calm a sled head, Flying Tiger Motorcycle has a Two Stroke Smoke Candle. It’s made with Blendzall Racing Castor 2 stroke oil with high-octane fragrance. Cost is $20.00. More info: www.flyingtigermoto.com, 314-645-7425...
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    Bear Creek Mountain hosts hill drag

    Posted one month ago by AmSnow
    This past weekend we attended our second to last event for the winter season The 4th Annual Hill Drag at Bear Creek Mountain Resort in Macungie Pennsylvania. Some have said this is the premier hill drag event of the east, I would have to agree. This event had more than 1000 spectators, with racers coming from as far away as Canada and Mich. Teams that made the trip included: Team Priceless from Michigan, Busted Knuckles Racing from Canada and several teams from Penn., including WakPak Racing, Sl...
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    NBC Sports Network to air documentary on Iron Dog

    Posted one month ago by AmSnow
    NBC Sports Network will air a documentary on Iron Dog on Tuesday, March 31. It will air at 7:00 pm Alaska time on NBC Sports Network. That means it will televise at 8 Pacific, 9 Mountain, 10 Central and 11 Eastern.  Iron Dog has run for 31 years and is a 2-man, 2-machine race over 2,000 miles of Alaska's toughest terrain. This year's event had 37 Pro Class teams from all over Alaska as well as racers from Canada, Idaho, Maine and the midwest.Watch a sneak preview here: https://www.y...
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    Derby Track to hosts UTV and ATV races

    Posted 2 months ago by AmSnow
    The AMSOIL World Championship Derby Track will be hosting the UTV/ATV Racing on August 28-30 in Eagle River, Wis.   There will be stock and modified racing all three days for all classes on a challenging motocross style track as well as oval racing on the modified “World Famous Derby Track Bowl.”  Drivers willbe able to race through the infield “Mud Bowl.” “This will be an exciting event” said Chuck Decker, President and Owner of the AMSOIL World C...
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    Snowmobile Association proposes added mileage in New York

    Posted 2 months ago by AmSnow
    Some mileage may be added on for Tupper Lake and Onchiota, New York trails after a Franklin County, New York snowmobile trail was removed from a state map, according to Press Republican.com.The trail between Malone and Constable was dropped off the New York state 2014-15 trail map compiled the State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, said Dave Knapp of the Franklin Snowmobilers Inc., who is the county’s representative on the State Snowmobile Association.He said the stat...
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    Deck Glides Make Loading and Unloading your Sled a Piece of Cake!

    Posted 2 months ago by AmSnow
    Last month, I embarked on an Epic Snowmobile Adventure to travel the Western United States in search of snow, while promoting avalanche safety and highlighting the differences between trail riding and mountain riding. The project would not have been possible without numerous sponsors, supporters and well-wishers, with one of those being Caliber Products Inc. I met the folks at Caliber many years ago as we traveled to the same snowmobile events promoting the industry we love. I felt an immediate...
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    Timbersled Snow Bikes to Sponsor Midwest Extreme Snowmobile Challenge

    Posted 2 months ago by Ross Halvorson
    Cor Powersports has announced a partnership with Timbersled Snow Bikes for the Midwest Extreme Snowmobile Challenge taking place in Lutsen, Minn. the weekend of April 18-19, 2015.  Timbersled will have some of their new Snow Bikes on hand at the event as demo's for anyone wanting to try one of these machines out! Rider's for the demo's must be 18 or older. The Lutsen Mountain crew put in thousands of man hours making snow and preparing the hills in anticipa...

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