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    AMA Sanctions Snow Bike Racing

    Posted 19 hours ago by Emily Hare
    This winter, the American Motorcyclist Association will begin sanctioning the relatively new sport of snow bike racing, which features competition off-road motorcycles modified for snowy terrain. "The AMA is excited to be getting involved in the new and innovative sport of snow bike racing," said AMA Motocross Manager Kip Bigelow. "We have been watching it with interest for several years and decided that it makes sense to embrace this interesting new competition segment." T...
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    Eagle River Trails Could Open by Dec. 12

    Posted 20 hours ago by Emily Hare
    Winter has arrived in the North Woods, and that means snowmobiling season is just around the corner in Eagle River, Wis. Recent snow has coated area trails, and with a favorable future forecast, grooming could be completed as early as Monday, Dec. 12. Known as the Snowmobile Capital of the World, Eagle River boasts expansive network of trails (often referred to as the "Eagle River 500”) that connects the Eagle River area to surrounding North Woods towns. The trails are meticulously m...
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    Snowmobile the Mighty Mac? YES!

    Posted 20 hours ago by Emily Hare
    According to a recent news report on www.mlive.com, there will soon be history made on the Mackinac Bridge in St. Ignace, Mich. For the first time ever, people will have the opportunity to cross the bridge on snowmobile. For a short time on Saturday, Dec. 17, the bridge will be open to vintage snowmobiles. The event is being held in conjunction with the Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum in Naubinway and the St. Ignace Events Committee. "The biggest draw is going to be the cool factor...
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    UPDATE: Winner of New Castle X EXO-CX950 Helmet Announced!

    Posted 5 days ago by Emily Hare
    UPDATE: We recently drew names for our Snow Show giveaway. Here are the names of the winners! GRAND PRIZE: Castle X EXO-CX950 Helmet Dan Mertes, Amherst, WI 10 FIRST PRIZES: Castle X Goggle (Choice of Force or Stage) David Schneiderly, Negaunee, MI Dan Schultz, Interlochen, MI Mckenzie Prins, Holland, MI David Ferguson, Paradise, MI Erin DeVeau, Kenosha, WI Mike Wahlfield, Comstock Park, MI Katelyn Stark, Kenosha, WI Dawn Schnetzler, Columbus, WI Keith Voyles, Bartlett, IL Wil...
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    UPDATE: 2016-17 Cor PowerSports XC Racing Schedule

    Posted 6 days ago by Emily Hare
    The Cor PowerSports XC race series originally scheduled its 2016-17 season kickoff for Dec. 10-11 in McGregor, Minn., but so far, Mother Nature seems to have other plans. The weather in the Midwest has felt more like mid-October than late November.  Despite months of preparations and work by the Cor PowerSports crew, the opening round event will have to be rescheduled. Early last week, Rat Lake in McGregor had full ice coverage. The ice was thin, but it was a start and a small glimmer of h...
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    UPDATE: Changes Made to 2016-17 USXC Racing Schedule

    Posted 7 days ago by Emily Hare
    We had a feeling it wouldn't be long before we started seeing changes to this season's racing schedules. In many parts of the Midwest, snow has been scarce and temps have been too mild to create the ideal racing conditions. While we still have hopes that this winter will produce larger snow totals than last year, racing circuits are already being forced to shift their event schedules around a bit. Due to current weather patterns, the United States X-Country (USXC) snowmobile racing tour...
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    FXR Racing Sponsors New Snocross Medical Team

    Posted 8 days ago by Emily Hare
    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...
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    Tucker Hibbert Re-signs with FLY Racing

    Posted 8 days ago by Emily Hare
    FLY Racing and its parent company, Western Power Sports (WPS), announced the signing of current Pro Open Snocross Champion Tucker Hibbert for another two years. Hibbert will continue to wear FLY Racing’s F2 Carbon MIPS helmet for the next two seasons of the ISOC National Snocross Series, as well as at other select events. When asked about the continuing partnership, Hibbert had this to say: “FLY is a great company and makes great helmets. I’ve been wearing the F2 Carbon helmet...
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    Tucker Hibbert Releases 2017 Merchandise

    Posted 14 days ago by Emily Hare
    Tucker Hibbert released his 2017 official merchandise line just in time for the new snocross season. Rooted in his passion for his fans, this marks the seventh year the snocross champion is offering uniquely branded clothing and accessories at the races and online through his official merchandise store. “From day one, the main focus of this program has been to give me a chance to connect with my fans,” Hibbert said. “Having my merchandise booth at the races has been a big highl...
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    Gearing Up for S.N.O.W.FEST 4!

    Posted 18 days ago by Emily Hare
    On Dec. 10, snowmobilers will head to Wahkon, Minn., for the 4th Annual S.N.O.W.FEST, a one-day celebration of snowmobiling wrapped around a snowmobile film festival. S.N.O.W. stands for "Somewhere North of Wahkon." “S.N.O.W.FEST features the newest and best snowmobile action films," said Steve Dubbs, event orginizer and chairmain of the Wahkon Film and Arts Board. "This year’s films literally bring the art form to a higher level with tighter chutes, bigger drops...
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    Ski-Doo Partners with She Shreds Mountain Adventures

    Posted 18 days ago by Emily Hare
    This season, Ski-Doo is partnering with She Shreds Mountain Adventures (SSMA) to offer riding clinics across North America. The clinics will specialize in instruction for the growing segment of women who ride in deep snow. They will be held primarily in British Columbia, but they'll also travel to Quebec and the U.S. from December through April. SSMA was founded by Julie-Ann Chapman in 2010, when she recognized a growing need for clinics aimed at female riders, away from male-dominated clin...
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    BRP Opens New Training Institute

    Posted 19 days ago by Emily Hare
    Nov. 17 marked the opening of BRP's new state-of-the-art technician training institute within its manufacturing facility in Sturtevant, Wis. The new institute will train dealers and their employees in maintenance and repair of all BRP vehicles, engines and accessories. Participating in the public ribbon-cutting ceremony were Alain Villemure, vice president and general manager of BRP’s Marine Propulsion Systems division, and Martin Soucy, vice president of its global after-sales functi...
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    First Wave of Invited Athletes Announced for X Games Aspen 2017

    Posted 20 days ago by Emily Hare
    ESPN returns to Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen Snowmass, Colo. (Jan. 26-29, 2017), for the 16th consecutive year to showcase the world’s premier action sports competition with live coverage on ESPN and ABC. The 2017 event will again feature action sports competitions, world-class musical performances and a festival village. The first wave of athlete invites will include 98 invitations to compete at X Games Aspen 2017. For X Games Aspen 2017, all 2016 medalists with sport disciplines ret...
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    Marlys Knutson to Retire from Polaris

    Posted 20 days ago by Emily Hare
    Polaris Industries Inc. today announced that Marlys Knutson, External Relations Manager, has announced her intent to retire at the end of the year, after 33 years with Polaris. Donna Beadle will be stepping in to fill her role within the snowmobile media industry. Since joining the company in 1983, Marlys has served in a variety of roles, including Marketing Communications, Government Relations, and Corporate Communications. Marlys has made significant contributions to Polaris during h...
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    Pink Ribbon Riders 2017 Snow Run Tour

    Posted 21 days ago by Emily Hare
    The only thing better than riding snowmobiles is contributing to a great cause while you do it. The Pink Ribbon Riders (PRR) is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization that gives snowmobilers the opportunity to do just that with its annual Snow Run Tour. "Riding in honor and in memory of those we love"The 2017 Snow Run Tour will travel to five states: Michigan, Wisconsin, New York, Minnesota and Wyoming. In each state, the PRR will host a two-day event to raise funds for men and wo...
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    TLR Cup Tour Expands Military Appreciation Efforts

    Posted 25 days ago by Emily Hare
    During the 2015-16 ice oval race season, the TLR Cup Tour, in cooperation with the Wounded Warrior Project and four race venues, hosted military veterans from the major branches of service. While attending outstanding racing venues, these heroes of military service were treated to VIP tours, up close race team access and on-track recognition. Gunnar Sterne, driver of the #220 Sterne Racing Ski-Doo said, “As the driver it was really cool to get those guys up on the stage with us (pict...
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    Red Bull Pulls Plug on Snow Boundaries

    Posted 26 days ago by Emily Hare
    Despite the fact that Snow Boundaries was a huge cross country racing event last season, Red Bull is pulling the plug on it this year, according to a report by www.snox365.com. Snow Boundaries, a closed-course cross country race, took place at the ERX Motorpark in Elk River, Minn., on Feb. 20, 2016. The inaugural race proved to a massive hit with participants and the huge throng of spectators who turned out to watch. Levi LaVallee emerged on top of the 46-racer field in the Open Racer class, wh...
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    Arctic Cat Reports Q2 Results

    Posted 27 days ago by Emily Hare
    Arctic Cat has been offering a lot of incentives to purchase snowmobiles lately, and so far, it has resulted in a decrease in second-quarter snowmobile sales dollars compared to last year. Here's the full financial update from Arctic Cat: Arctic Cat Inc. reported a net loss of $12.8 million, or $0.98 per share, on net sales of $164.6 million for the fiscal 2017 second quarter ended Sept. 30, 2016. Arctic Cat recorded a special item totaling $1.4 million after tax, or $0.10 per share, f...
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    Backcountry Ascender Growing Worldwide

    Posted one month ago by Emily Hare
    The new Backcountry Ascender Sled 360 program sponsored by the International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association (ISMA) is growing in popularity and use. The program is well on its way to improving backcountry and avalanche awareness and education for all snowmobilers. The ISMA is already seeing positive preparedness and proficiency behavior changes, as riders all over North America are practicing using their avalanche equipment and signing up for Avalanche Awareness Classes. We have been work...
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    FCMQ and Woody's Collaborate on New Snowmobile Safety Campaign

    Posted one month ago by Emily Hare
    Snowmobile safety is a primary and constant preoccupation for the Fédération des clubs de motoneigistes du Québec (Quebec federation of snowmobile clubs, or FCMQ). This is precisely the reason behind the FCMQ’s decision to ally itself with International Engineering & Manufacturing Inc., better known by its trade name, Woody’s Traction. The two organizations are launching a new safety campaign that's geared to promoting and encouraging stud use on snowmobi...
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    TLR Cup Tour Partners with Woody's Traction

    Posted one month ago by Emily Hare
    The TLR Cup Tour announced that it has partnered with Woody's Traction for the 2016-17 racing season. The Michigan-based company has been a longtime supporter of ice oval racing and will be a series sponsor this year. “Our partnership with Woody’s has us even more excited for the upcoming season. Most of our drivers rely on Woody’s products for their traction needs, so we’re looking forward to increasing their presence at the race track all winter and showing fans the...
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    Polaris Reports Decrease in Q3 Sales

    Posted one month ago by Emily Hare
    Polaris' third-quarter sales in 2016 were down 19% from the previous year, and snowmobile wholegood sales decreased 35% in that same time frame. Here is full press release: Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII) reported third quarter net income of $32.3 million, or $0.50 per diluted share, for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 compared to $155.2 million, or $2.30 per diluted share reported in the third quarter of 2015. Sales for the third quarter of 2016 totaled $1,185.1 million, down 19 pe...
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    Mystik Named Official Lubricant Sponsor for CSRA

    Posted one month ago by Emily Hare
    The Canadian Snowcross Racing Association (CSRA) announced a partnership with Mystik Lubricants, a global leader in specially formulated lubricants for powersports, automotive, commercial, industrial, and agricultural use. As the "Official Lubricant" of the 2017 CSRA Canadian National Snowcross Championships, Mystik joins Rockstar Energy, Dayco, Choko Design, and MBRP as exclusive product sponsors of the Canadian National Snowcross series. "CSRA is excited to have Mystic Lubrica...
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    GMAX Launches New USA Website

    Posted one month ago by Emily Hare
    GMAX, a manufacturer and producer of powersports helmets, just unveiled a completely redesigned GMAX Helmets USA website. It will live under the domain of gmaxhelmetsusa.com to help eliminate confusion and assure shoppers they’re viewing products that are available in the U.S. Optimized for mobile, tablet, and desktop browsing, the new GMAX Helmets USA website makes it easier to shop for a new helmet. Featuring detailed photographs, improved descriptions and updated features, its goal is ...
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    Polaris Co-Founder David Johnson Dies

    Posted one month ago by Emily Hare
    MEDINA, Minn. (Oct. 9) – Polaris employees and Polaris riders worldwide are celebrating the life and mourning the passing of one of the company’s co-founders, David Johnson. He passed away yesterday in Roseau, Minn., after an extended illness. He was 93 years old. Since he helped start Polaris in the early 1950s, David focused his career on product engineering and manufacturing, and developed a deep connection with Polaris employees during his four-plus decades with the company. In ...
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    Black Cats Pro Backcountry Team Announced

    Posted 2 months ago by Emily Hare
    At Hay Days, Arctic Cat announced four of the Pro Black Cats Backcountry team members, including Rob Kincaid, David McClure, Cory Davis and Brett Turcotte. Today, six Pro Lite riders have been added to that roster: Luke Nokelby (AK), Cooper Street (AK), Morgan Gamache (BC), Jordan Nieters (MT), Levi Johnson (UT) and Taylor Meuwissen (CO). The Black Cats backcountry Pro ambassadors will compete on 2017 M 8000 Mountain Cats while representing Arctic Cat and its partners like Speedwerx and Motorfi...
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    Arctic Cat Offers Free Canadian Trail Pass With Snowmobile Purchase

    Posted 2 months ago by Emily Hare
    This fall, Arctic Cat is giving away free trail passes for the upcoming riding season in Canada. To get one, you just have to take advantage of Cat's "Ride Free This Winter" event, a program that offers a direct-to-consumer rebate for every new or unused 2013-2017 Arctic Cat Snowmobile purchased from an authorized Arctic Cat dealership from Oct. 1 to Nov. 30, 2016. “The Ride Free This Winter trail pass program is one more way Arctic Cat is providing the ultimate off-road rid...
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    BRP Supports Avalanche Awareness Education

    Posted 2 months ago by Emily Hare
    BRP is amplifying its efforts to provide avalanche education and awareness by sponsoring more than 40 free seminars throughout North America for the seventh straight year, and adding two strong partners to further the effort. New this year is support for the seminars from Backcountry Access (BCA), one of most well-known and respected manufacturers of avalanche safety equipment in addition to joint sponsoring of the new Backcountry Ascender online education platform. Combined, the two platforms w...
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    X Games Aspen Announces 2017 Sport Disciplines, Music Lineup

    Posted 2 months ago by Emily Hare
    X Games will return to Aspen Snowmass Jan. 26-29, 2017, inviting the top ski, snowboard and snowmobile athletes to compete in 18 different disciplines over four days. Snowmobile Best Trick will return to the lineup for the first time since 2013, while Snow Bike racing is set to make its X Games debut. After successful competitions at X Games Oslo 2016, X Games will host Women’s Ski and Snowboard Big Air finals for the first time in Aspen. This marks the first time Women’s Ski Big Air...
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    Cor PowerSports Partners with C&A Pro Skis, MotoTrax

    Posted 2 months ago by Emily Hare
    Cor PowerSports announced two new sponsorship agreements for the upcoming racing season: C&A Pro Skis and MotoTrax. C&A Pro Skis will be the official ski of the Cor PowerSports and MESC race series. "When it comes to racing, C&A Pro has been the choice of the top pros in all disciplines of snowmobile racing for decades, with the vast disciplines that we offer through the Cor PowerSports XC Series and the MESC events (Hillcross & Hillclimbs)," read a statement from Cor ...

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