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    Get Ready for the World Championship Snowmobile Derby!

    Posted 3 months ago by Emily Hare
    This weekend (Jan. 19-22), the 54th Annual AMSOIL World Championship Snowmobile Derby will take over Eagle River, Wis., the "Snowmobile Capital of the World." Known as the “Indianapolis 500 of Snowmobile Racing,” the Derby attracts more than 40,000 spectators annually. Fans travel from all over the United States, Canada and beyond to watch more than 500 international drivers race their high-tech snowmobiles at speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour on a solid ice oval...
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    Camso Sponsors AMA Championship Snow Bike Series

    Posted 3 months ago by Emily Hare
    Camso, formerly Camoplast Solideal, is now a Supporting Sponsor of the AMA Championship Snow Bike Series. The series consists of nine events in seven U.S. states. Riders are challenged by a motocross-inspired half-mile track made up of turns, jumps, banks, whoops and dips. The events draw spectators and fans of powersports, motorsports and winter action sports. “The AMA Championship Snow Bike Series is an official winter sport race, managed by Big Nasty Hillclimb, LLC (BNHC)," says B...
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    Arctic Cat Recalls 20,700 Snowmobiles

    Posted 3 months ago by Emily Hare
    According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, Arctic Cat has issued a voluntary recall of about 20,700 snowmobiles with a fuel tank that can crack, causing fuel to leak into the engine compartment and posing a fire hazard. Arctic Cat has received reports of 918 incidents, including 6 reports of fires, with the snowmobiles. No injuries have been reported. The recall involves model year 2007, 2008, and 2009 Arctic Cat snowmobiles, including F models, Jaguar and Jaguar Z1 1100...
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    Yamaha Recalls 400 SR Viper Sleds

    Posted 3 months ago by Emily Hare
    According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, Yamaha has recalled a small number of Viper snowmobiles that have the Yamaha-approved turbo kit installed by Yamaha dealers. A total of 400 SR Viper 2016 Model Year snowmobiles are being recalled due to crash and fire hazards. Yamaha has received 40 reports of engine damage due to the turbocharge overboost. No injuries have been reported. The recall involves model year 2016 SR10 SR Viper snowmobiles in several colors, which were...
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    Gates Announces 2017 G-Force Racers

    Posted 3 months ago by Emily Hare
    Gates Corporation, a global diversified manufacturer of industrial, automotive, heavy-duty, and powersports aftermarket products, announced its G-Force sponsored racer lineup for the 2017 season. These sponsored racers participate in an assortment of snow and dirt events, including: snowmobiling, snowmobile drag racing, snowmobile cross-country, ATV, side-by-side, and CVT racing. This year, Gates G-Force is sponsoring 20 race teams from across the USA, including nine female racers and its younge...
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    Houle, Travis Killed in Unrelated Snowmobile Racing Accidents

    Posted 3 months ago by Emily Hare
    This past weekend was full of tragedy for the snowmobile racing industry. Cross-country racer Hunter Houle and oval racer Billy-Joe Travis were both killed Friday in unrelated racing accidents. Hunter, the son of snowmobile racing legend Steve Houle, was involved in a fatal crash on Pine Lake (near Gonvick, Minn.) while preparing for the weekend's series of USXC cross country races. There were no witnesses, but USXC officials responded to a report of a rider down on the course, and they rep...
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    Timbersled Qualifies 3 for X Games

    Posted 4 months ago by Ross Halvorson
    Timbersled snowbike athletes fared well in the first ever X Games bikecross qualifier held at ERX in Elk River, Minn., Dec. 17, 2016. Timbersled racers claimed three of the four available automatic qualifying spots with Nolan Heppner taking the win. Jake Scott and Harris Huizenga finished second and fourth respectively. This week, ESPN also announced they have invited three additional Timbersled racers to compete at X Games: Pro Extreme Enduro Rider for Redbull/KTM Factory Racing Alfredo Gomez...
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    U.S. Riders Wanted for 2017 Canadian Hillclimb Events

    Posted 4 months ago by Emily Hare
    Hillclimb competitions are not just for the mountain sledders out west! If you enjoy speeding up steep inclines in the northeast, then you may be excited to learn about two Sled Peak Hill Climb events scheduled for 2017 in Quebec. The first event will be held at Mont Orignal in Lac Etchemin (March 25-26), and the second event will be held at Mont Grand Fonds in Charlevoix (April 7-9). As of right now, there are 80 confirmed racers for Lac Etchemin and 90 confirmed racers for Charlevoix. Sled Pe...
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    Polaris Grants More Wishes for Canadian Children

    Posted 4 months ago by Emily Hare
    Polaris, in partnership with Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada, is working to make the holiday season a little brighter for more Canadian children. On behalf of Polaris, the legendary Levi LaVallee presented a 120 Indy youth snowmobile to Children’s Wish on Dec. 15, through The Weather Network’s Get Out This Winter segments. The segments, which ran throughout the day, were broadcast live across Canada from Polaris dealership Peak Powersports in Barrie, Ontario. LaVallee als...
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    BRP Revenue, Gross Profit Up in Q3

    Posted 4 months ago by Emily Hare
    BRP Inc. reported its financial results for the three- and nine-month periods ended October 31, 2016, and the report includes increases in revenue and gross profit over the previous year.  "I am proud of our excellent third-quarter results for fiscal 2017. We are on track with our plan despite the global context of political and economic uncertainties and a competitive market," said José Boisjoli, president and CEO of BRP. "We ended the Sea-Doo season on a very strong...
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    Team of Four Preps for BRP's Lynx Adventure in Antarctica

    Posted 4 months ago by Emily Hare
    In the latest installment of BRP's Lynx Adventure series, a team of four adventurers plans to set out on a 4,400-kilometer (2,734-mile) snowmobile expedition across Antarctica.  Led by renowned Finnish explorer Patrick “Pata” Degerman, the men will be travel to the South Pole and back in one of the longest snowmobile expeditions ever made in Antarctica. The adventure is scheduled to start on Dec. 21, and the team’s goal is to celebrate the New Year at the South Pole. ...
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    Timbersled Announces Snow Bike Race Team, Contingency Program

    Posted 4 months ago by Emily Hare
    Timbersled announced a new snow bike race team and contingency program. The race team includes five legendary athletes and the contingency program is the largest in the industry, offering nearly $44,000 in payouts. Famed racers Ronnie Renner (pictured, right), Reagan Sieg, Brock Hoyer, Axell Hodges and Jackson Strong will be aboard Timbersleds when snow bikes make their inaugural appearance at the 2017 Winter X Games Aspen in January. “Ever since Timbersled created the original m...
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    X Games Aspen 2017 Schedule Released

    Posted 4 months ago by Emily Hare
    The telecast and competition schedule for the 16th consecutive X Games Aspen at Buttermilk Mountain has been released on XGames.com. Athletes will return to the world’s premier action sports competition from Jan. 26-29, 2017, televised with live coverage on ESPN and ABC and streaming live on WatchESPN and the ESPN app. Additional X Games Aspen content will also be available across ESPN digital platforms, including XGames.com, the X Games app, and X Games pages across Twitter, Facebook, Ins...
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    AMA Sanctions Snow Bike Racing

    Posted 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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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    Snow BikeCross X Games Qualifier Scheduled for Dec. 17

    Posted 4 months ago by Emily Hare
    The first-ever Snow BikeCross X Games Qualifier will take place Dec. 17 at ERX Motor Park in Elk River, Minn. The event will include an X Games Qualifier on Saturday in advance of the National Snow Bike points championship race. The results from the X Games Qualifier will serve to qualify up to eight riders into the first-ever X Games Aspen Snow BikeCross competition in Aspen, Colo. Riders competing in the X Games Qualifier will also have the opportunity to race in the Dash for Cash race for a $...
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    UPDATE: Winner of New Castle X EXO-CX950 Helmet Announced!

    Posted 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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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