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    Looking back on the 'Fastest (and possibly coldest) Show on Ice' at the NSSR Super Series in Fairmont

    Posted 7 months ago by Tyler Nelson
    National Straightline Snowmobile Racing held its first race of the NSSR 2018 Super Series on Hall Lake in Fairmont, MN for the “Fastest Show on Ice.” This race was hosted by the Blizzard Snowmobile Club. Miracles do happen with the incredible ice forming and the Win by the Vikings, what a weekend for the record books! Temperatures ranged from -12 degrees F in the early morning to 6 degrees in the afternoon. The 1000-foot shaved ice track, 3500 feet shaved with shutdown, was aimed to ...
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    Ski-Doo's Ashley Chaffin and AmSnow Backcountry Riding Clinic

    Posted 7 months ago by mboncher
    There's still time to sign up for AmSnow's Backcountry Riding Clinics with celebrity instructors Ashley Chaffin and Matt Downey. This is your chance to get tips and tricks from the pros on what to do and what not to do in the deep snow. If you have ever wanted to learn powder maneuvers in a relaxed, fun and stress free environment, this is your chance! Plus, the folks from AmSnowTV will be on hand so you can watch yourself on the big screen each night with free food and beverages, righ...
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    Ski-Doo announces two new snowmobiles for 2018

    Posted 7 months ago by Tyler Nelson
    A big day for new sleds from Ski-Doo! They've just announced two new snowmobiles for 2018: the MXZ 600R E-TEC and the Expedition SWT. 2018 Ski-Doo MXZ 600R E-TEC Introducing the new 2018 MXZ 600R E-TEC, that brings the kind of response and acceleration first introduced with the Rotax 850 E-TEC, plus REV Gen4 benefits for even more trail riding excitement. Riders will appreciate the heart pounding, smile producing fun factor that this new combination brings as they experience the quick rev...
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    Hibbert extends points lead at Canterbury Park Snocross National

    Posted 7 months ago by Tyler Nelson
    Every weekend, it seems to be the same story for Tucker Hibbert and the rest of Team 68: THEY KEEP WINNING! Hibbert extended his points lead in the ISOC National Snocross Pro points championship at rounds five and six in Shakopee, Minn. Hibbert had a strong weekend of racing at the Canterbury Park National winning all four of his qualifying rounds and the final event on night two. Going 1-1 in qualifying Friday night, Hibbert had last pick on the start line for the 15-rider, 20-lap final due t...
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    Levi LaVallee to Perform Thrilling Snowmobile Stunt at 'Polaris UpsideDowntown' on Super Bowl LIVE

    Posted 7 months ago by Tyler Nelson
    With Super Bowl LII just 30 days away and excitement building, the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee and Polaris Industries, the global powersports leader, announced another feature attraction at Super Bowl LIVE Presented by Verizon, where professional snowmobile athlete Levi LaVallee will perform a backflip over Nicollet Mall. Polaris UpsideDowntown will be open February 3, 2018 from 10AM – 10PM. It will include snowmobile stunts, meet and greets with snow athletes, giveaways and other ...
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    Brand New Polaris Sled for 2019 Announced!

    Posted 7 months ago by Tyler Nelson
    It's only five days into 2018, but Polaris is always thinking into the future.  We're pleased to introduce to you, the 2019 Polaris INDY EVO. This trail-ready sled is engineered for new riders with performance scaled to what they need and what they want. With the ability to build on that performance as the skills of the new rider grow, stage-tuning kits will be available as riders build experience. New riders need a sled built for them that’s the right size and offers easy,...
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    Pink Ribbon Riders' 2018 Snow Run Tour

    Posted 7 months ago by Tyler Nelson
    Calling all snowmobilers ... There is still time to join the 2018 Snow Run Tour! The tour includes rides in five states and the funds raised help men and women diagnosed with breast cancer. A direct financial gift of $500 is given to recipients. Michigan Snow Run - Jan 19 & 20  - Tree Tops Resort, Gaylord New York Snow Run -  Feb 9 & 10 - Tail Water Lodge , Altmar Wisconsin Snow Run - Feb 16 & 17 - Wild Eagle Lodge, Eagle River Minnesota Snow Run - Feb 23 & 24 -&...
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    Join Cat's Pride Club - the longest running OEM snowmobile club in the world - get exclusive stuff!

    Posted 8 months ago by Tyler Nelson
    Celebrate and join the famed Arctic Cat rider’s club with the 2018 edition Cat’s Pride Club Member Kit. Established in 1978, the Cat’s Pride Club is the longest operating brand snowmobile club in the world, with thousands of members across the globe. This year’s membership kit includes a comfortable 100 percent polyester Performance Pullover with an embroidered logo, a premium Hat and a collector’s Membership Pin, each designed exclusively for members and are not ...
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    Camso invites riders to try the 2018 Camso DTS 129 during the Camso Experience

    Posted 8 months ago by Tyler Nelson
    Although it may only be in Canada, this opportunity from Camso is a cool one! Some people are still on the fence about snow-bikes, but here at AmSnow, we're certain that if you haven't tried one yet, you NEED to get on one! These are becoming more and more common and it's a more affordable option for those that can't financially jump into purchasing a new snowmobile. These kits can be used on bikes that a lot of you already have! Magog, QC, December 14, 2017 – Powersport...
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    AmSnow Dynotech Research New York Shootout 2017 Teaser

    Posted 8 months ago by Tyler Nelson
    For almost three decades, we have partnered up with Dynotech Research to bring you the New York Shootout. This independent event is the consumer's first chance to find out if the performance numbers from the factory match what the sleds actually put out. The location has been at one of the best private testing tracks in the East (Chip and Cindy Saur’s track behind the Ole Barn in the little town of Inlet, NY).  For those who might not know, the Shootout is always the same weekend ...
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    Tucker Hibbert continues win streak at Jackson Hole Snocross National

    Posted 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 months 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 10 months 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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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