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    Ski-Doo Partners with She Shreds Mountain Adventures

    Posted 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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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    Red Bull Pulls Plug on Snow Boundaries

    Posted 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 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 7 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 8 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 8 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 8 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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    New Ownership for Race Shop Industries

    Posted 8 months ago by Emily Hare
    Race Shop Industries (RSI) was independently purchased by David Fischer, Jason Houle and Duane Houle on Sept. 1, 2016. RSI is best known for its handlebars and handlebar accessories, but the company also has a full line-up of snowmobile customization accessories for all makes and models. You might recognize the Houle name. Jason is also the owner of Straightline Performance, and Duane is his father. Fischer is a Polaris-sponsored racer who competes in a variety of motorsports events. Business ...
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    Huber Motorsports Announces Sponsorship Agreements

    Posted 8 months ago by Emily Hare
    Gerhart Huber of Huber Motorsports announced that the Piller’s team has signed a sponsorship agreement with Rockstar Energy, OTSFF and Polaris Racing to campaign the 2016-2017 Rockstar Energy Drink CSRA Snowcross Championships. “The new agreement with Rockstar and OTSFF is an exciting and progressive step for Huber Motorsports. We enjoyed an excellent and successful working relationship last season with Rockstar and OTSFF, and we’re confident that this new collaboration will a...
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    ERX Motor Park Releases 2016-17 Schedule

    Posted 8 months ago by Emily Hare
    The ERX Motor Park in Elk River, Minn., just released its schedule for the 2016-17 racing season, and it's chock full of action-packed snocross events. Here's what's on tap this year: September 24: Day of the DozersOctober 8: Cow Pie FestivalDecember 15: Grassroots Snocross Series presented by Viking Coca-Cola - Round 1December 27-28: FXR Learn 2 Ride ClinicDecember 29: Grassroots Snocross Series presented by Viking Coca-Cola - Round 2January 12: Grassroots Snocross Series presented...
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    Arctic Cat Introduces Three New Sleds

    Posted 8 months ago by Emily Hare
    Over the weekend, Arctic Cat unveiled three new 2017 model year snowmobiles to more than 10,000 fans at the 50th Anniversary Sno Baron’s Hay Days event in North Branch, Minn. The snowmobiles – a new turbocharged M 9000 King Cat mountain sled, a fuel-injected ZR 6000R SX snocross race sled and a ZR 6000R XC cross country sled – joined 17 other new 2017 models that the company introduced earlier this year. The M 9000 King Cat features the full menu of chassis and ergonomic imp...
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    Karkoulas Sisters Racing Partners with Bailey Motorsports

    Posted 8 months ago by Emily Hare
    Karkoulas Sisters Racing (KSR) is thrilled to announce that they will be working closely with Bailey Motorsports for the upcoming 2017 Canadian Snowcross Racing Association (CSRA) season. The all-female race team composed of three young sisters is excited to join forces with the professional snowcross team, with the primary goal centered on supporting up-and-coming youth in the sport.Established in 1999, Bailey Motorsports is an extreme sports team that focuses on the sport of snowcross. The tea...
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    BRP Announces Improved Ski-Doo Race Sled, X Team Racers for 2016-17

    Posted 8 months ago by Emily Hare
    BRP has introduced a new and improved 2017 Ski-Doo MXZx 600RS racing snowmobile that was designed specifically to attack North American snocross tracks. The sled will feature revised clutching, improved progressive coupling system and a refined slip gear that BRP says will result in better holeshots, acceleration, traction and durability for top ISOC National Snocross racers like Tim Tremblay, Lincoln Lemieux, Adam Renheim and Elias Ishoel, who is moving up to the Pro Open class this year. The ...
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    Polaris Unveils New Race Sled, Youth Timbersled

    Posted 8 months ago by Emily Hare
    Polaris is kicking off Hay Days weekend a little early with today's announcement of two exciting products: an all-new Polaris 600R Race Sled and a new Timbersled ST 90 Ripper system. Here's what we know about them so far: Polaris 600R Race SledCelebrating the return of the Rush XCR models, the new Polaris 600R Race Sled shares a lot of the same premium technology found on production models like the 600 and 800 RUSH XCR. “For over 60 years, Polaris has pushed the technological env...
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    Snowmobile Hall of Fame Class of 2017

    Posted 8 months ago by Emily Hare
    The Snowmobile Hall of Fame (SHOF) and Museum in St. Germain, Wis., announced its four inductees for 2017: Burt Bassett, Bill Bickford, Pat Hauck and John Hooper. These four honorees will be inducted into the SHOF on Feb. 18, 2017, coinciding with the 34th Annual Ride With The Champs. Burt Bassett of Roseau, Minn., experienced all levels of success in a career that began in 1960s. As a driver he won the Soo 500 Enduro and multiple cross-country and enduro events. He was the Captain of the Pol...
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    Tundra Trail Technologies to Make Debut at Hay Days

    Posted 8 months ago by Emily Hare
    A new business is hitting the trails in Hermantown, Minn., and soon across the country. Tundra Trail Technologies (TTT) is launching its line of personal snow groomers, the SnoDozer 400 and the SnoDozer 600, at this weekend’s Hay Days event in North Branch, Minn. “The SnoDozers are the top of the line, most efficient personal snowmobile trail groomers available," said Tim Jorgenson, TTT owner. "They can groom trails faster than anything else on the market, and at a fractio...
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    Backcountry Ascender Program will Premiere at Hay Days

    Posted 8 months ago by Emily Hare
    This weekend at Hay Days, the International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association (ISMA) will launch the Backcountry Ascender Program, a free and simple way for snowmobilers to educate themselves about riding in the backcountry and avalanche safety. The ISMA's goal is to make snowmobilers the most educated and prepared user group in the mountains. The application uses good-natured competition to help riders learn and improve their backcountry knowledge, skills, practical experience, and conf...

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