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    Novi, Mich., Snowmobile USA Sale & Show winners

    Posted 9 years ago by AmSnow
    It was great talking the talk with everyone at the Novi, Mich., Snowmobile USA Sale & Show last weekend. If you stopped by to enter our raffle, check below, you may be a winner!  Congrats to the following winners: American Snowmobiler subscriptions: -Edward Gerhardt, Novi, Mich. -Mike Usiak, Whitehall, Mich. -Brenda McCormick, Wales, Mich.    Amsoil World Championship Snowmobile Derby tickets: -John Obermyer, Bowling Green, Ohio -Douglas Jensen, Casnovia, Mich. -Eri...
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    Speedwerx, Inc. now an authorized FOX Shox dealer

    Posted 9 years ago by AmSnow
      Speedwerx, Inc. is proud to announce its new affiliation with FOX Racing Shox! Speedwerx is now a FOX Racing Shox authorized dealer. The company is also a shock service center and will be carrying a full line of FOX Shox and service parts including the new FOX Float 2, FOX Float R Evol and FOX Podium-X. You will also be able to upgrade your original FOX Float Shocks to the new FOX Float 2. These services will be available for Arctic Cat, Polaris, Ski-Doo and Yamaha aftermarket shocks and...
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    Fly re-launches Flyracing.com

    Posted 9 years ago by AmSnow
      Fly racing is proud to announce the re-launch of Flyracing.com, complete with a comprehensive site redesign. Read up on Fly Racing Team riders, watch the new Formula MX helmet video or quickly and easily browse product. New features include: - All-new products section loaded with info on 2009 Fly riding gear, casual wear and hard parts, including multi-view images, and in some instances, product videos. - New Fly focus section, a one-stop location for the latest and greatest at Fly...
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    Arctic Cat sales dip, earnings up

    Posted 9 years ago by AmSnow
      Snowmobile sales increase 10% in 6-month period             Arctic Cat Inc. has reported slightly lower sales for the second quarter, but higher earnings and increased snowmobile sales.             Cat says second-quarter net sales were $204.3 million compared with $205.2 million a year earlier, but net earnings were $16.9 million, or 93 cents per diluted share, up from $13.9...
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    Milwaukee Snowmobile Sale & Show raffle winners

    Posted 9 years ago by AmSnow
      We had a great time this past weekend at the Milwaukee Snowmobile Sale & Show in Milwaukee, Wis. We hope you stopped by our booth to say "hello" and see a new episode of our American Snowmobiler TV show. Below are the winners of our raffle prizes, congrats! Milwaukee Snowmobile Sale & Show winners:   Amsoil World Championship Snowmobile Derby tickets: 1. Gene Johnson, Little Chute, Wis. 2. Ken Krueger, Cedarburg, Wis. 3. Bill Greget, Hartford, Conn....
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    Recreational Motorsports sponsors 120 program at ISOC Nationals

    Posted 9 years ago by AmSnow
        Recreational Motorsports, the maker of 120cc snowmobile performance parts, has endorsed ISOC for the 2008-2009 race season, and has committed to a $3,000 savings bond award program. The bonds will be awarded for the 120 champ class at all of the National events. First place will $200, second place $100 and third place $50. Scott Minzenmeyer, President of Recreational Motorsports, has said that he feels the 120 champ class racers are the next generation of pro...
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    Palin puts Arctic Cat in the spotlight

    Posted 9 years ago by AmSnow
      VP candidate's racer husband brings attention to Arctic Cat, industry First it was Todd Palin drawing crowds at Arctic Cat's booth at Hay Days just after the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis, Minn. Now he's drawing attention on a factory tour in Thief River Falls. And look for Cat to be part of a "Saturday Night Live" skit this weekend too. Cat gurus tells us that Palin, the husband of Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin, and a 4-time Iron Dog champ...
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    Polaris posts 7% sales gain in quarter

    Posted 9 years ago by AmSnow
    Snowmobile sales up 3% in quarter, 11% for year Polaris Industries, Inc. reports good third-quarter sales and income figures with snowmobile, ATV and parts, garments and accessories all up for the quarter and first 9 months of the year. Sales for the third quarter hit a record $580.3 million, up 7% from last year's third-quarter sales of $544 million. Net income from continuing operations was $37.7 million, or $1.13 per diluted share for the quarter, which ended Sept. 30. That compares w...
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    Boyesen Rage Cage and Team Rosko prepare for snocross season

    Posted 9 years ago by AmSnow
    The CSRA racing season is about to shift into high gear at the official kickoff at Searchmont Resort in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. Team Rosko Power Sports has joined forces with Boyesen and will be using Boyesen's Rage Cage System complete with Triple Staged Power Reeds to gain an extra competitive advantage while taking on the best that the CSRA has to offer. Boyesen is sponsoring Team Rosko and their associated riders: Tanner Rosko: No. 712, Jonathan Orr: No. 111J, Kasey Rosko: No. 713, Sama...
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    ERX Motor Park set for Dec.

    Posted 9 years ago by AmSnow
      The first of its kind motor­sports park in the Twin Cities has broke ground and is set to go green Dec. 18, 2008. Located in Elk River, Min­n., adjacent to Highway 169 on the outskirts of the Twin City metro area, the Elk River Xtreme Motor Park (ERX) will offer snocross, motocross and more to starved motorsports enthusiasts throughout the Midwest. Located on 14-acres of rolling terrain, ERX Mo­tor Park will feature year-round action with a focus on grass roots racing, giv...
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    Blair Morgan “Operation Inspiration”

    Posted 9 years ago by AmSnow
    Blair Morgan has arrived closer to home after suffering a severe back injury during practice for the Motocross Valvoline of Montreal on Sat., Sept. 20, at Olympic Stadium. Blair and his wife Terri Morgan arrived in Saskatoon, Sask., before 1 p.m. on October 3, and were transported to the hospital where Blair is staying in isolation. Doctors are evaluating him and he will soon be moved to a rehabilitation center. He is looking forward to starting his work with the physiotherapists now that he is ...
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    Super Sled Shoot-Out recap

    Posted 9 years ago by mboncher
      Martin, Mich. – Scores of scintillating asphalt drag sleds poured into US 131 Motorsports Park here for the 19th edition of the American Snowmobiler/Torco Fuels Super Sled Shoot-Out. We've got lots of photos from the event in an AmSnow photo gallery here!  Winners grabbed checks for classes including the Big Twin, All Motor and Bracket No. 1 on Saturday, and the Pro Stock 1000, Open Mod and Bracket No. 2 on Sunday. We'll have all the info and more photos in our De...
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    2009 snocross sleds revealed

    Posted 9 years ago by mboncher
     At Hay Days near Lino Lakes, Minn., the Big 4 kicked off the 2008-2009 snocross season by introducing their sponsored riders and the sleds they’ll be riding. AmSnow was there to get the low-down on all the new machinery.  Here are some early photos of the sleds and some highlights, but check out our upcoming December 2008 issue for a more detailed description. Full race sled specs will also be shown in our January 2009 racing issue.         ...
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    Cat unveils "fastest trio"

    Posted 9 years ago by mboncher
                                     Arctic Cat surprised some folks at Hay Days this year by announcing three new 2009 sleds: the M8 HCR, Sno Pro 600 and Z1 Turbo Sno Pro. It’s touting the trio as the "world’s fastest snowmobiles." M8 HCR – The M8 HCR is aimed directly at the hill climb racer, (HCR get it?) only 500 will be made, with...
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    TEAM Showcases Nytro Conversion Kit

    Posted 9 years ago by mboncher
      TEAM Industries from Detroit Lakes, Minn., recently attended the AmSnow Super Sled Shoot-Out in Martin, Mich. TEAM showed up to help support the event, other racers, and run their 2008 Yamaha Nytro which showcases their new conversion kit that allows Nytros to run a TEAM roller clutch. AmSnow talked with Mark Schiffner and Jason Koskela from TEAM's aftermarket division and watched the kit in action. They provided us with the following information. The conversion kit project for th...
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    Sneak Peek: Ski-Doo’s 50th Anniversary edition E-TEC

    Posted 9 years ago by AmSnow
    A very few lucky Ski-Doo riders will have the honor of owning a 50th Anniversay edition E-TEC sled. Only a few hundred will be built and Ski-Doo reps are being very tight lipped about who will actually end up with them. We are hoping to get our hands on one, but we may have to grease a PR rep or two with a good bribe. ...
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    ODDS & ENDS: U.S. sled registrations

    Posted 9 years ago by AmSnow
    U.S. sled registrations for the season ending last fall came to a cumulative total of over 1.625 million. This is a 2.6% increase from a year earlier. In Canada, more than 708,000 snowmachines are now registered, a 1.5% increase from the year before. Snowmobilers in North America rode an amazing 17% more miles this past season with the average snowmobiler riding 1,040 miles. Sales of snowmobiles worldwide also increased 2% to 163,753 units. Snowmobile parts, garments and accessory sales increase...
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    Winter is back in Midwest!

    Posted 9 years ago by AmSnow
     Winter made a big return to the Midwest last year and it couldn’t have been more obvious than in our neighbor city of Milwaukee, Wis. Here’s a glimpse at our incredible winter. The National Weather Service reported on March 22, 2008 the season accumulation at General Mitchell International Airport was 96 inches, just under the record of 109.8 inches set in 1886. Below is a breakdown of the snowiest winters in our area based on total snowfall. 1.) 1885-1886: 109.8 in. 2.) 2007-2008: 96...
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    ISOC Points Championships and "throw out" races

    Posted 9 years ago by AmSnow
       The 2008-2009 snocross race season will bring with it many changes under the direction of ISOC (International Series of Champions, Inc.). One of the most exciting changes is an opportunity for all classes racing at the National level to compete for a prestigious National Points Championship. Previously, only the Pro and Semi-Pro divisions vied for National Points Championships. This year, all National classes will be able to battle for a National Title. The Eastern...
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    USCC adds Team 600 class for I-500

    Posted 9 years ago by msavage
      Last year we ran the I-500 cross-country race as a team and now YOU can too.             The USCC (U.S. Cross-Country Snowmobile Racing Association) announced Tuesday that it is creating a new class - Team 600 - for the Red Lake I-500 this January in Thief River Falls, Minn.             The new class allows racers to create a team of two or three individuals, with one person r...
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    Blair Morgan update

    Posted 9 years ago by msavage
    Snocross, X-Games champion fractures back in motocross accident               Former world champion snocross racer Blair Morgan suffered a severe back injury during practice for the Motocross Valvoline of Montreal on Saturday, Sept. 20 at Olympic Stadium.             According to Ski-Doo officials, Morgan fractured his C4 and C5 vertebra during a practice session leading up to t...
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    Ken Lund wins 2008 NSA Championship

    Posted 9 years ago by AmSnow
    After a wild season of new event winners and new National records, the 2008 National Speed Association Pro Stock Asphalt Sled Champion is Ken Lund from Brunswick, Maine. Lund and the Wise Man Racing Team of Andy Emmertz and Andy Palmer had an excellent season of racing. They took their Polaris Edge 1000cc Pro Stock to the final during the 2008 Camoplast Asphalt Challenge and got their first win at the Dalton Industries sponsored race in Maryland. Consistency was the key for the team from Maine a...
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    Kristin Stanley gets first National Speed Association win and sets new national record

    Posted 9 years ago by AmSnow
    After qualifying number one, Kristin Stanley rode her way to an impressive win and a new National Speed Association Pro Stock Asphalt Sled record at the NSA Championship Points Final at New England Dragway in Epping, N.H. It was the first series win for Stanley, of Gray, Maine, as she powered her PCS Performance Polaris to an 8.294-second pass in the second round of qualifying to win the pole for the final rounds of championship eliminations. "What a blast," said a very happy Stanley...
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    ISOC's spring training

    Posted 9 years ago by AmSnow
    ISOC's spring training will be held at Quadna or Planet X depending on snow conditions. Practice will be Friday, Nov. 21, 2008 and racing will be Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 22-23, 2008. All race classes that run a National Event are invited. Cost is $50 for Saturday and Sunday, or $100 for the weekend including practice on Friday. This will be a chance for racers to come and practice and try out equipment before the Duluth National Event. See old familiar faces and meet some new ISOC sta...
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    LEAD-DOG Helmet Light sponsors World’s Longest Snowmobile Poker Run

    Posted 9 years ago by AmSnow
    Anchorage, Alaska - Helmetlight, Inc., the manufacturer of the LEAD-DOG Helmet Light has teamed up with the Tesoro Iron Dog Snowmobile Race to sponsor the World's Longest Snowmobile Poker Run (www.irondog.org). The recreational class ride is from Big Lake to Nome, which is half the distance of the 2,000 mile Iron Dog Race. Helmetlight, Inc.'s president, Bill Fischer, said that their reasoning for putting on such an event, was "to increase participation in the recreational ...
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    Ski-Doo recalls 2008-09 models

    Posted 9 years ago by AmSnow
     In cooperation with Transport Canada and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. and BRP US Inc. are conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2008 and 2009 Ski-Doo models. The following models have been recalled: -2009 MX Z TNT, MJ9A -2008 MX Z X, BB8A / BB8B / BB8C / BB8D / BB8E / BK8A / BK8B /BK8C / BK8D / BK8E -2008 MX Z Adrenaline, BD8A / BD8B / BD8C / BD8D / BL8A / BL8B / BL8C /BL8D - 2008 MX Z TNT, MJ9A /MF8A / MF8B / MF8C -2008...
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    New Arctic Cat videos from Hay Days 2008

    Posted 9 years ago by AmSnow
      Arctic Cat recently revealed its new claws for the upcoming race season at Hay Days. Check out our On the Trail/Other Features video section to see all the new videos courtesy of Arctic Cat of the unveiling, interviews with racers and other fun had at the Arctic Cat tent this year.  ...
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    Judge votes green in Yellowstone

    Posted 9 years ago by mboncher
    Snowmobile Winter Use Rule is shot downAmSnow StaffDistrict Judge Emmett Sullivan of the U.S. District Court of Columbia recently vacated the National Park Services Winter Use Rule from last season. Last season’s rule said that 540 Best Available Technology snowmobiles could visit the park per day. Judge Sullivan’s ruling vacated the entire Winter Use Rule from last year which includes Snowcoaches as well. However, he did not offer any substitute rule and remanded the rule to the National Park S...
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    North Pole adventurer, Ralph Plaisted, dies at 80

    Posted 9 years ago by AmSnow
    From an article by the Associated Press  Ralph Plaisted died Monday, Sept. 8, 2008, of natural causes at his home in Wyoming, Minn., north of St. Paul, his family said. Ralph was an insurance salesman turned explorer who led the first expedition in 1968 to the North Pole over the ice, traveling by snowmobile.Plaisted and three other men reached the North Pole on April 19, 1968. An Air Force weather plane verified their position a day later and gave them a lift back. The 1909 atte...
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    BRP Inaugurates the Centre Design & Innovation Laurent Beaudoin

    Posted 9 years ago by AmSnow
      Valcourt, Que. – Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP) has dedicated its new design and innovation centre to its Chairman to mark the major role Laurent Beaudoin played in the success of the company over the past 45 years.“For more than 45 years, Laurent Beaudoin has been a firm believer that innovation is the only way to succeed; we wanted to commemorate a man whose leadership, passion, innovative spirit and dedication have made our company a leader in the powersports in...

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