Don’t look now, but the AmSnow / Dynotech Research New York Shootout is just days away! This year’s event will take place Friday, Dec. 9, at Chip and Cindy Sauer’s track next to the Ole Barn Restaurant in Inlet, N.Y. Admission is $10.
Unlike last season, cooperative weather has already dumped nearly a foot of powdery white goodness on the Inlet / Old Forge area! Long-range forecasts indicate the track will be in great snow shape, allowing full quarter-mile pull on the timing system for our stockers, a solid 1,000-foot run for the trail mods, and a crisp 660 feet for our Lake Racer class.
Two brand new engines make their official New York Shootout stock debut: Ski-Doo’s latest 850cc E-TEC, and Yamaha’s 998cc triple factory turbo that powers its Sidewinder models as well as Arctic Cat’s Thundercat.
This is the purest first apples-to-apples stock snowmobile comparison you’ll find in the industry, and it’s all backed up by the numbers. Those familiar with the event know how meticulously the participating stock sleds are handled. They’re taken straight out of the crate to the dyno room at the Dynotech Resarch facility in Batavia, N.Y. From there, they are kept under watchful eye until they make their first pass down the quarter mile. There are no changes made to clutching, timing, etc.
It’s the only true way we know to make a 100% fair “out-of-the-box” comparison between 600s, 800s and stock turbo sleds. They’ll all be there before they go through their various break-in stages, and we test those other stats at our Real World Shootout in January.
Traction is totally provided by Woody’s Traction products for each of the stock sleds. All will have Woody’s recommended number of trail studs and the same carbides, ensuring the best possible hookup at the starting line.
By the end of the day, we’ll know exactly who owns the top stock, out-of-the-box bragging rights!
Aftermarket pipes, cans, turbos, and more will also be on full display once the trail mods and lake racers get their turn on the track too! The likes of D&D Racing, Bikeman Performance, BCM Performance, Straightline Performance, The Crank Shop, CJ Motorsports, Kurtz Performance, Sherlock Performance and many more have all shown off their wares at past shootouts. Many of them will be in attendance again this year to flaunt their power-adding goodies.
If you’ve never experienced the pure power added by some of these aftermarket companies, this is the place to get your fill of just about everything on the table! Many of these snow beasts cover 500 feet of track in less than 4.5 seconds!
Don’t miss it!
The AmSnow / Dynotech Research New York Shootout combines the purest of stock snowmobile competitions with the best in the aftermarket biz at one of the biggest early-season sled parties. The atmosphere is nothing short of electric as the Adirondack towns of Old Forge and Inlet kickoff their winter seasons. Food and beverage vendors are on hand, and raffles are waiting to be won!
Don’t forget: the shootout takes place along the Inlet snowmobile trail system, just off of Trail E. So you can ride to the event, and for an extra $10, you can take a pass down the test track after the races! We can’t wait to see you there!