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    Championnat De Sno-Cross Pro & Semi Pro results

    Posted 9 years ago by AmSnow
    Ski-Doo and racer Dave Allard dominated the Championnat De Sno-Cross at Monts-Valin, Quebec on Saturday, Allard taking the Open and Super Stock 600 classes and Ski-Doo winning five categories, including all four Pro and Semi Pro races. Allard, of St. Félcien, came in first in the Pro Open event.  Followed by a trio of Ski-Doo's riders that earned the top four positions at the event: Tim Tremblay from Ste-Jeanne d' Arc (second), Dave Asselin from La Doré (third) and Katejun Coonish...
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    USCC's kicks off its pro season at Gonvick

    Posted 9 years ago by AmSnow
    Bagley, Minn.'s Bryan Dyrdahl carried over his winning ways to the US Cross-Country Snowmobile Racing Association's first race of the season in Gonvick, Minn. on Saturday.   The Gonvick 100 was the first race of USCC's nine race schedule. The race course was a 9.2 mile lap, the FXR Pro 600 racers ran 7 laps. The course included ditch and woods running. Dyrdahl rode his Ski-Doo to a field-best time of 1 hour, 15 minutes, 41 seconds.   Dyrdahl won after he lost his brake...
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    16 year old places at Bad River National's Sport Super Stock

    Posted 9 years ago by AmSnow
     At 16 years old and with a battered sled and goggles, the youngest member of the Sport Super Stock class, Andrew Carlson placed third at Bad River National, according to Sportech Racing press release. "Visibility was really tough," said Carlson in the press release. "The track was challenging enough, but add in the wind, snow and no tear-offs and it became real hard to see." Earlier in the day during the Sport Super Stock #1, Carlson was in fourth pl...
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    '09 Arctic Cat's recalled

    Posted 9 years ago by AmSnow
    Arctic Cat issued a recall on '09 Mountain Cat and Crossfire snowmobiles, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission's website. The recall was issued because of a hazard with the mounting hardware securing to the fuel pump. The pumps could allow fuel to leak, which could become a fire hazard to riders. Arctic Cat had received four reports of the fuel leakage, but there were no reports of personal injury or property damage, according to the website. ...
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    Schultz's injury update

    Posted 9 years ago by AmSnow
    Warnert Racing's Pro rider, Mike Schultz, is recovering after several surgeries at St. Mary's Hospital to care for his lower left leg that was injured during qualifying in Ironwood, Mich., according to his family's blog.According to his family's blog, at http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/mikeschultz, they successfully removed his lower left leg on December 16. Starting on Saturday, he has undergone several surgeries, and the hospital plans for his last surgery to be on Friday. Sk...
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    Arctic Cat gives information on break-in procedures

    Posted 9 years ago by AmSnow
    After receiving questions about break-in procedures, Arctic Cat recently released information about these procedures for a Z1 Turbo. The information came from their Z1 Turbo's operator's manual.  A proper break-in period is required for this engine before it is subjected to heavy load conditions or periods of full throttle operation. In addition, a 4-stroke engine required a longer break-in period than 2-strokes. This made it very important to follow Arctic Cat...
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    Team Arctic's 'massacre' at the Semi-Pro

    Posted 9 years ago by AmSnow
    Team Arctic Cat capped Bad River National's semi-pro races with a "massacre" as they clinched both the ISOC's Semi-Pro Super Stock and the Semi-Pro Open, according to Arctic Cat's press release. The International Series of Champions weekend's events took place at the Bad River Lodge and Casino in Ironwood, Mich. Dan Ebert, Arctic Cat rider, had an emotional victory in the Semi-Pro Super Stock race because a wrist injury had left him unable to compete in Duluth. The...
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    Hibbert dominates Bad River National

    Posted 9 years ago by AmSnow
     Tucker Hibbert, Arctic Cat's rider, "rocked" the Bad River National by winning both pro main events after spinning out in the Pro-Open Showcase, and making this event his second straight win of the series, according to ISOC's press release. The International Series of Champions's snocross event took place at the Bad River Lodge and Casino National, a .5-mile track located in Ironwood, Mich. The track is described by riders as the "national mo...
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    Daniel Bodin will attempt world record back flip

    Posted 9 years ago by AmSnow
    Daniel Bodin will be attempting to set a new world record distance back flip at this years Polaris Pro Freestyle Snowmobile Air-Offs, according to a recent press release from Polaris. Polaris announced, in the press release, that it is teaming up with the Whitecourt Trailblazers Snowmobile Club to present their high flying action freestyle event on February 13 and 15, 2009 in Alberta, Canada. The Polaris Pro Freestyle Snowmobile Air-Offs will feature performances by Octane Addictions a...
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    AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series sets record purse of $266,400

    Posted 9 years ago by AmSnow
    During the AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series, a record breaking $266,400 will be awarded to pro and semi pro riders this year, according to International Series of Champions' recent press releases. Among the rewards there will be $170,400 given as a season purse for the "Racer's Circuit." According to the press release, the pressure to perform will be higher this year because of the purse increasing for the first time in ten years. In addition, Woody'...
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    Klim USA win's All Star Award from Apparel Magazine

    Posted 9 years ago by AmSnow
      Snowmobile clothing manufacturer, Klim USA, recently won Apparel Magazine's 2008 All Star Award for their innovation in creating a snowmobile clothing niche that focused on durability and comfort. Apparel Magazine, a leading business-to-business magazine for apparel and apparel retail executives, honored Klim USA and other winners during a ceremony at Apparel's Tech Conference at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, New York. The winners were chosen through nomina...
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    BRP plans layoffs

    Posted 9 years ago by AmSnow
    BRP (Bombardier Recreational), the maker of Ski-Doo, announced recently that it would be reducing production volumes by 20% in 2009 as a reflection of retail and inventory economic conditions. Through a press release, BRP said they would be cutting expenses to a minimum and implementing major changes to the organization. These cuts include 550 white-collar jobs, 80% occurring this month and 20% over the next nine months, according to the press release. Already, 370 blue-collar em...
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    A remembrance: Jimmy “the Greek” Anagnoustopolous

    Posted 9 years ago by AmSnow
    By Olav Aaen Jimmy "the Greek" lost his fight with cancer just after Thanksgiving at the age of 67. Jimmy was a one of a kind character who touched everyone he met with his jokes and love of life, something that was surely needed many times when race teams he worked with went through frustrating periods.  Jimmy was a first class racer himself, as a factory development rider for the Evinrude and Johnson brands. He was also an A-rated technician and spent much of his time dyn...
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    ASCOA shows off their vintage sleds

    Posted 9 years ago by AmSnow
    After a recent update to their website, more vintage sleds can now be seen on the American Snowmobile Club of America's website. The show featured many photos of sleds from the 1960s. These sleds included ones displayed at  Pickerel, WI such as: a 1966 Viking, 1966 Polaris Mustang H, 1967 Moto-Ski and a 1966 Evinrude Hill Climb. According to the International Snowmobile Manufacturer's Association's website, during the 1950's smaller gasoline engines became available for the ...
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    NSSR races into their season with four events

    Posted 9 years ago by AmSnow
    The National Snowmobile Straightline Racing circuit is back on throttle with four events for this winter. The events have both open and professional classes. NSSR, the only sped circuit recognized by the International Snowmobile Racing Association, makes its winter debut in Minn. and Wis. Thirty-five classes will represented at the races in McGregor, Minn.; Forest lake, Minn.; Annandale, Minn. and Menomonie, Wis. The season will include vintage snowmobile class, four stroke sleds and full bodie...
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    Ontario kicks off Snowmobile Season

    Posted 9 years ago by AmSnow
    The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) officially kicks off its 2008/09 season with "Get Ready to Go Snowmobiling Week", November 24 - 30. However, no OFSC trails are open for riding yet and the OFSC warns riders that conditions are not safe for sledding this week. The big news for "Get Ready to Go Snowmobiling Week" is that, thanks to support from the McGuinty Government, the OFSC is unveiling almost $3 million of trail and infrastru...
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    Boyesen Extends Snocross Sponsorship to Amateurs

    Posted 9 years ago by AmSnow
    Boyesen is now accepting all amateur request for sponsorship. To be considered to receive an increased Rider Support package go to www.boyesen.com, and then click on the sponsorship link. They will process your sponsorship request and get back to you with their determined level of support.   In addition, Scott Erickson of Asotin, Wash. is the second of 4 winners of a Boyesen Rage Cage Reed Valve System. Scott has been selected through a random selection process.  The next draw...
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    Snowmobile Hall of Fame Announces 2009 Inductees

    Posted 9 years ago by AmSnow
    The Snowmobile Hall of Fame (SHOF) announced on December 3 the inductees for 2009: Mike Houle, Paul Groth, Ken Konop and Donald Finck. They will be formally inducted into the SHOF during the annual banquet on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009. Mike Houle is synonymous with oval racing greatness, having risen to the top of that discipline in the 1980s and continuing as one of the best in the 1990s. Houle, of Cedar, Minn., made his mark in the Midwest snocross and oval circuits aboard Polaris and late...
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    Polaris will host four lucky riders at Western Assault Camp

    Posted 9 years ago by AmSnow
    Polaris is having a contest that will allow four riders to take part in a two day trip in the Rocky Mountains along with Slednecks superstars Dan Adams, Paul Thacker and Randy Sherman.  The trip will include attacking the Rocky Mountain back country with three of the biggest names ever to attack the steep and deep. Polaris Assault Camp will take place on Dec. 20-21, 2008, at a Western location. The camp will be part of a 3-part television series featured on Sledheads 24-7. So whethe...
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    ISHOF’S 20TH Annual Induction Weekend 2009

    Posted 9 years ago by AmSnow
    The International Snowmobile Hall of Fame (ISHOF) is pleased to announce the 20th Annual Induction Weekend has been set for Friday and Saturday Feb. 27th and 28th, 2009 in Grand Rapids, Minn. The induction ceremony will be held at the Timberlake Lodge in Grand Rapids, Minn., Sat., Feb. 28th recognizing the following for their dedication to the snowmobiling community: Bruno D. Andreini, from Dallas Center, Iowa; Jeff Mausolf, from Duluth, Minn.; Prairie Women on Snowmobiles, from Wadena, Sask., C...
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    Military Members Pay No Membership Fee in USCC

    Posted 9 years ago by mboncher
    Last season the USCC received several membership inquiries from racers who were also active members of our Armed Forces. Because of their obligation to the military, they were trying to decide whether or not it would be wise to purchase a USCC season membership. As a way to help them out, the USCC made special arrangements with these racers on a case-by-case basis. "This season all active military personnel will receive their U.S.C.C. season membership free of charge," said Pat Mach, ...
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    Allard and Bauerly to Ride For Boss Racing

    Posted 9 years ago by mboncher
    BOSS Racing recently announced the signing of snocross Pro rider Dave Allard and Semi-Pro rider Paul Bauerly. A tough, intense rider, Allard is focused on getting to the front in spite of any obstacle. Know for his physical strength, endurance and his hard charging style, Allard brings a competitive nature and plenty of experience to the BOSS Racing program. Allard is from St-Prime, Québec and is a seasoned Ski-Doo rider who has risen to top ranks with an old school style. Bauerly is from Mila...
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    Hibbert Puts Cat Back On Top at Duluth Snocross

    Posted 9 years ago by mboncher
      Tucker Hibbert, Cat's number one snocross racer, showed the world this weekend why he is the best of the best. Over 36,000 fans watched Hibbert capture Pro Open and Pro Super Stock wins on his Sno Pro 600 at the Duluth National snocross opener at Spirit Mountain outside Duluth, Minnesota. The two pro wins, in which he lapped much of the field and led the entire time, were his 39th and 40th. Hibbert's partner on the Arctic Cat snocross team, Ryan Simons, racked up s...
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    NSSR plans ice drags

    Posted 9 years ago by AmSnow
    National Straightline Snowmobile Racing (NSSR) has taken over the former CMSA, to run an ice drag circuit. At the helm is veteran racer Ron Bray, who along with other long-time racers will put on this 1,000-ft. ice drag racing series. The NSSR welcomes pro drag racers, amateurs, even trail riders looking to do "fun runs" with their trail iron. This is planned to be old-fashioned lake-dragging and NSSR plans four Saturday events in Minnesota and Wisconsin. NSSR is sponsored by Sno-Suit....
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    120 class savings bond sponsor

    Posted 9 years ago by AmSnow
    Recreational Motorsports in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, recently announced it will sponsor the pint-sized 120 class at all 8 national ISOC snocross events. The program will award savings bonds as their prizes. At each event first place will receive $200, second place $100 and third place $50. In all, this is a $3,000 program. Scott Minzenmeyer, President of Recreational Motorsports, says, "The 120 champ class racers are the next generation of pros for the sport." He adds that he believes ISOC...
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    Fan appreciation

    Posted 9 years ago by AmSnow
    Scheuring speed sports is partnering with Amsoil, Polaris, Klim, Woody's and Scott USA, to offer a fan appreciation giveaway at each of the '08-'09 ISOC national snocross events. Scheuring will give away thousands of dollars in prizes to thank fans for attending. Winner's names will be posted on the Scheuring Web site the week after each race and prizes will be mailed. Contestants will receive special offers from the sponsors as well. More info: www.scheuring-speedsports.com...
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    “Ride with Robbie” school planned

    Posted 9 years ago by AmSnow
    Sean Stumvoll, and Nick Pryputniewicz, owners of Curve XS Skis, are partnering with Pro snocross racer Robbie Malinoski to create a riding school for consumers. They are calling it "Ride with Robbie" and it's a race and riding school for people who want to try their hand at snocross, or just learn to be better technical riders. "I am really looking forward to this, and we have a great format lined up," Malinoski said. "Everything is covered for two and a half days i...
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    AmSnow project sled: The work begins

    Posted 9 years ago by AmSnow
    For this year's project sled, AmSnow hooked up with one of the biggest names in snowmobiling aftermarket parts and accessories, Speedwerx. The sled chosen for surgery? A 2009 Arctic Cat Crossfire R8. This is the shorter 128-in. tracked Crossfire that is new this year and aimed at the old F7 trail and traditional lake-racing crowd. We chose the 800 version because it's an affordable option for many buyers and has a lot of potential for performance modifications. What you'll see he...
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    Yamaha riders ready for Duluth

    Posted 9 years ago by mboncher
      Team Yamaha snocross riders Steve Taylor and Iain Hayden have been hard at work practicing for this week's opening ISOC National snocross race in Duluth, Minn. Here's a quick sneek peek photo taken at one of their practice sessions. ...
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    Avalanche Racing’s sponsors rally to support Kylie Abrahamson & Pink Ribbon Riders

    Posted 9 years ago by AmSnow
    Avalanche Racing has been a big supporter of the Pink Ribbon Riders organization and their mission of direct financial support to breast cancer patients while creating awareness to both men and women of breast cancer for several years now.C&A Ski's is a huge sponsor of Kylie on and off the track as the Pink Ribbon Riders spokesperson... including her awesome Pink Ski's. Polaris Industries is donating an awesome Polaris 600 IQ Shift for auction (consumer replica of Kylie's sled). ...

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