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    RACE RECAP: Snocross Grand Finale - Lake Geneva, WI

    Posted 3 days ago by Ross Halvorson
    For the first time in five seasons, there is a new Pro Open champion on the ISOC National Snocross circuit. Kody Kamm (Polaris, Hentges Racing) needed a nearly perfect final weekend of racing at Grand Geneva Resort to overtake Tim Tremblay (Ski-Doo, Amsoil/Air Force/Ford) and hold off a hard-charging Tucker Hibbert (Arctic Cat, Monster Energy/RAM Trucks) to claim the season points championship on the final day of the season.  Just 44 points separated the top three riders, with Tremblay lea...
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    Record Attendance at SHOF Induction Ceremony

    Posted 4 days ago by Emily Hare
    In February, the Snowmobile Hall of Fame (SHOF) in St. Germain, Wis., held its annual Ride With The Champs (RWTC) and Induction ceremony, bringing together legendary snowmobile racers and fans to celebrate snowmobile racing, culture, riding, machines while honoring four inductees for 2017. Interest in this event has continued to grow in recent years. For the first time in event history, the formal induction ceremony on Saturday evening reached the capacity of Whitetail Lodge. Approximately 340 ...
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    RACE RECAP: Theisen's Snocross National - Dubuque, IA

    Posted 17 days ago by Emily Hare
    The Iowa Snocross National featured a steep, rough track on a tight section of a ski hill at Sundown Mountain Resort in Dubuque, Iowa, this past weekend. The event marked the first time that the ISOC National Snocross Tour has landed in the Hawkeye State. “It was exciting to see all the fans who came out to the race," said defending Pro Open champion Tucker Hibbert. "It’s always fun to go to a new venue and see the excitement of fans. Everyone seemed really happy to have a...
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    RACE RECAP: Soaring Eagle Snocross National - Mt. Pleasant, MI

    Posted 25 days ago by Emily Hare
    Tucker Hibbert had a dominating Pro Open performance on the second day of the ISOC National Snocross event in Mt. Pleasant, Mich., this past weekend. Nailing the holeshot nearly every time he was on the track Saturday night, Hibbert rode with confidence and control to win both his qualifying rounds and the final event at Soaring Eagle Resort & Casino. Hibbert grabbed the Stud Boy Holeshot in both qualifying rounds and, despite being dealt ninth pick on the start line for the final due to th...
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    Genesee Sno Packers Bikini Rally: Riding for a Cure

    Posted one month ago by Emily Hare
    It's February – the time of year to don a bikini and ride a snowmobile! With the lack of winter weather this year, the members of the Genesee Sno Packers Snowmobile Club decided to allow ATVs and dirt bikes to also be a part of its 3rd Annual Bikini Rally. The Sno Packers decided to keep things local this year, donating the raised money to the Roswell Cancer Institute’s Team Cure. This event has grown bigger every year, raising more and more money for fight against cancer. The C...
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    RACE RECAP: USXC I-500 Winnipeg to Bemidji

    Posted one month ago by Emily Hare
    The 42nd running of the Seven Clans I-500 is in the books. A total of 80 participants left the Red River Coop Speedway in Winnipeg, Manitoba, at 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 10, but only one - Zach Herfindahl of Christian Brothers Racing - was awarded the winning trophy. The USXC race organization had originally planned the route to go from Winnipeg to Willmar, but poor snow conditions forced a change of plans. Instead, the race began in Winnipeg and ended in Bemidji, Minn. The drivers raced over 200 mi...
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    First Annual AmSnow Ride-In!

    Posted one month ago by Emily Hare
    Lots of sleds, lots of snow, and miles upon miles of fun! That was the experience of everyone involved with the first annual AmSnow Ride-In this past weekend. The Boarders Inn & Suites in Munising, Mich., was the ideal location to serve as our hub for the weekend. Riders began to flood the parking lot with sled-filled trailers Thursday afternoon, and the stream of guests and sponsors continued through Friday evening. Guests were welcomed with opportunities to demo and learn about products ...
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    RACE RECAP: Bunke Racing Team Wins 49th Annual Soo I-500

    Posted one month ago by Emily Hare
    For the second consecutive year, Bunke Racing’s Taylor Bunke, Aaron Christensen and Gabe Bunke co-drove to win the Soo I-500. Christian Brothers Racing fielded the teams that finished in second and third place in 49th annual 500-mile enduro race that took place on Feb. 4 in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. It was the fifth Soo win in the past six years for Gabe Bunke and Christensen. The winning team ran a race-prepped Polaris 600R Race Sled. After qualifying sixth, Team Bunke ran near the fro...
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    RACE RECAP: U.S. Air Force Snocross National - Salamanca, NY

    Posted one month ago by Emily Hare
    Tucker Hibbert recorded his 125th Pro National Snocross career victory Saturday night at Round 10 of the ISOC National Snocross tour in Salamanca, N.Y. Hibbert led the milestone race from start to finish in dominating form.  “It feels awesome being able to get my 125th win this weekend," said Hibbert. "We (the team) have been thinking about 125 since we got 100. It’s crazy to have it actually happen now. That’s a lot of races and a lot of great memories.” ...
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    Looking Ahead: Grand Prix Ski-Doo of Valcourt

    Posted one month ago by Emily Hare
    In less than 10 days, the TLR Cup Tour Championship will make a stop at the Grand Prix Ski-Doo of Valcourt, presented by Intact Insurance (Feb. 10-12). The competition will be fierce on the track of the Yvon Duhamel Circuit in Valcourt, Quebec, the birthplace of Ski-Doo. Here, the greatest oval ice track pilots in the world will compete in different classes, including the impressive Pro Champ category. Last weekend, Rounds 4 and 5 of the prestigious American Championship were held in Wausau, ...
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    EVENT RECAP: A Look Back at X Games Aspen 2017

    Posted one month ago by Emily Hare
    Another winter X Games is in the books, and all medals have been awarded after all the high-flying competition and energized performances on Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen, Colorado. In case you missed it, here's a quick recap of the weekend's snowmobile and snow bike events: Following the high-octane SnoCross action on Day 1, Friday's Day 2 schedule was devoid of any snowmobile events. However, a new snow vehicle event - Snow BikeCross - did make its debut, bringing the excitement of...
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    RACE RECAP: East vs. West Race - Infinity Raceway, Mancelona, Mich.

    Posted one month ago by Emily Hare
    With the lack of snow in the Northeast and events being cancelled earlier this month, we decided to take a road trip west. We have been asked multiple times to come out to Infinity Raceway in Mancelona, Mich. So we said what the heck, loaded up the truck and trailer and headed west very early on Friday morning. This was our first time trekking west with everything, so we did not know what to expect. After 12 hours on the road, we pulled into the pits at Infinity Raceway. At first glance, we wer...
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    RACE RECAP: U.S. Air Force Snocross - Deadwood, S.D.

    Posted one month ago by Emily Hare
    Rounds seven and eight of the ISOC National Snocross tour took place this past weekend in Deadwood, S.D. At the tight confines of the Days of ’76 Rodeo Arena, Ross Martin and Tucker Hibbert secured Pro Open victories in front of a rowdy, sold-out crowd. Martin, who came into Deadwood with three podium finishes in an otherwise rocky season, won Friday night's main event ahead of Kody Kamm (second) and Ryan Springer (third).“I’ve definitely been building,” said Martin....
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    RACE RECAP: Pirtek Snocross National - Shakopee, MN

    Posted 2 months ago by Emily Hare
    Three rounds of Pro Open snocross racing made it into the books at the Pirtek Snocross National this past weekend, and when all was said and done, there were three different winners crowned as well. The action took place on the Canterbury Park track in Shakopee, Minn., over a three-day weekend. Rounds 5 and 6 were raced on Friday and Saturday, respectively. Round 2, originally scheduled for November in Duluth, Minn., but postponed due to poor conditions, was made up on Sunday. In Round 5, Elias...
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    2017 Real World Shootout a Big Success

    Posted 2 months ago by Ross Halvorson
    I’m writing this in the truck on the way home, and after a full week of testing with the AmSnow test crew, we are sure the trails around the Munising area were some of the best anywhere right now.  Conditions in that area were great for either ripping the trails or playing in the powder! There are also tons of hotels that are fantastic hosts for you and your crew. The Boarders Inn and Suites just east of Munising served as the AmSnow headquarters for the week, and it will be again fo...
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    RACE RECAP: TLR Cup Tour Wraps Up Round 1 in Glyndon, MN

    Posted 2 months ago by Emily Hare
    The TLR Cup Tour kicked off the race season this past weekend with Round 1 at the Buffalo River Race Park in Glyndon, Minn. A new venue on the tour, the 1/4-mile banked track was well received by drivers, and the indoor heated seating accommodated a slew of fans. The event, sanctioned by the Oval Racers Alliance, got underway on Friday and featured a full day of racing, ending with a 20-lap Pro Champ final. Nick Van Strydonk came away with the win and went on to finish fourth in the points race...
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    First Ride Report: Munising

    Posted 3 months ago by Ross Halvorson
    We capped off an early-season ride in Munising, Mich., earlier this week. We racked up about 530 miles as we put  four of our demo sleds through their break-in paces. One thing is for certain. It's a great time to be a snowmobile consumer. None of our demo sleds this particular trip disappointed. Here's a quick report of the snow and the sleds. First, the snow. If you're riding out of the Munising area, stick along the Lake Superior  shore or close to it for the best snow....
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    RACE RECAP: Hibbert Sweeps Colorado National Snocross Event

    Posted 3 months ago by Emily Hare
    Tucker Hibbert returned to the top of the podium and took control of the ISOC National Snocross Pro Open Championship in Winter Park, Colo. (Dec. 17-18). Hibbert adapted quickly to Colorado Adventure Park’s wild weather, high-elevation and clockwise track to win three of the four qualifying races and both final events.Heavy snow and high wind gusts forced officials to shorten Friday night’s final from 16 to 12 laps. After an 11th place start in the 15-rider race, Hibbert had a tough ...
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    BRP Plans to Stay in Mexico if U.S. Withdraws from NAFTA

    Posted 3 months ago by Emily Hare
    According to a report by The Globe and Mail, BRP Inc. has vowed to keep its factories in Mexico if president-elect Donald Trump pulls the U.S. out of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). BRP calculates that if  the U.S. gives a mandatory six-month notice of withdrawal from the agreement, then Mexico would fall under a most-favored nation certification status. This means that BRP products manufactured there would be subject to import tariffs of between 1.4% and 2.9% per tr...
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    RACE REPORT: Duluth National Snocross

    Posted 3 months ago by Emily Hare
    The 2016-2017 ISOC National Snocross tour kicked off  the weekend after Thanksgiving with the 25th Annual Duluth National Snocross. Although the event was shortened this year, there was still plenty of racing action taking place in Duluth, Minn. Races were completed Friday and Saturday night before heavy fog rolled in, blanketing Spirit Mountain ski hill. The poor visibility prompted ISOC National Snocross officials to call off Sunday’s races, including Round 2 of the Pro Open cl...
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    How to Protect Your Skin from the Elements

    Posted 4 months ago by Emily Hare
    After returning from Snow Shoot 2017 in West Yellowstone, Mont., AmSnow editors remarked how the altitude and wintry elements had taken their toll on their skin. Sunburn, windburn, frostbite and blisters are all possible consequences of playing in the powder. For avid snowmobilers and other winter sports enthusiasts, the dermatological battle with Mother Nature is a never-ending one. Here are some tips for protecting your skin before you go out riding: Sunburn & WindburnWhether you’r...
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    Northeast Racing at Its Best!

    Posted 5 months ago by Emily Hare
    It is that time of year again – when you can smell the 2-stroke exhaust and race fuel in the air. It’s also time for two of New York’s biggest snowmobile grass drag events: the Snow Bash in Ohio, N.Y., and the Excell Eastern Nationals in Bouckville, N.Y. Looking for something to do next September? Take a trip to New York and check out some of the best snowmobile drag racing in the country at these two events! Snow Bash – Ohio, N.Y.Put on by the Ohio Ridge Riders, Snow B...
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    Polaris Acquires Transamerican Auto Parts Company

    Posted 5 months ago by Emily Hare
    MINNEAPOLIS — Polaris Industries Inc. announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Transamerican Auto Parts Company (TAP), a privately held, vertically integrated manufacturer, distributor, retailer and installer of off-road Jeep and truck accessories, for an aggregate consideration of $665 million, subject to customary closing adjustments.  After adjusting for the $115 million estimated net present value of future tax benefits, the purchase price implies a multipl...
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    Race Into Winter! - Fun-Filled Weekend in New Hampshire

    Posted 5 months ago by mboncher
    Epping, N.H. – This past weekend, American Snowmobiler attended Race Into Winter! in Epping, N.H. (Oct. 7-9). The event brought thousands of excited snowmobile enthusiasts out to a little farm in a quaint New England town ... one that just happens to be right on the snowmobile trail! This event is known as the "Hay Days of the East" to many folks, and it certainly does rival any of the largest snowmobile events in the country when it comes to number of vendors and attendees. Jus...
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    New World Record Set at AmSnow Shootout

    Posted 5 months ago by Ross Halvorson
    For the second time in as many years, the asphalt snowmobile world-record elapsed time (E.T.) was broken in the 1/8-mile Outlaw class drag race at the AmSnow / Aeroquip Super Sled Shootout. This time it was done by Todd Serra and his Pro Stock Inc.-sponsored "Diablo" Outlaw sled at US 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Mich. During the Sunday Outlaw finals, Serra covered the 1/8-mile in just 4.658 seconds at 156.63 mph. It was the second time Serra had lowered the E.T. mark that day...
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    BRP Reports Q2 Revenue, Profit Growth

    Posted 6 months ago by Emily Hare
    BRP Inc. reported its financial results for the three- and six-month periods ended July 31, 2016. All financial information is in Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted. "I am pleased with the second quarter of fiscal 2017 that has registered strong retail sales worldwide, particularly for Sea-Doo PWC and Can-Am off-road vehicles," said José Boisjoli, president and CEO. "We have good momentum with the Can-Am Defender models, introduced last September, and with the positiv...
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    Hay Days 2016: Top 5 Finds!

    Posted 6 months ago by Ross Halvorson
    The AmSnow crew survived another Hay Days, and one thing is certain - people are excited for snow! Here's some of the big news items we found while strolling around: 1. Race Sled Reveal The race sled announcements from Arctic Cat, Polaris and Ski-Doo always command a lot of attention at Hay Days. Arctic Cat's new race sled includes some significant engine changes such as the addition of electronic fuel injection (EFI) to their snocrosser, and some specially designed parts developed with...
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    BRP Announces New European Management Structure

    Posted 6 months ago by Emily Hare
    On Monday, BRP announced a reorganization of the general management of its Global Sales and Consumer Experience division as well as a new organizational structure for the management of its activities in Europe. Sandy Scullion was appointed vice-president and general manager, BRP Global Sales and Consumer Experience. Scullion is now a member of the company’s Management Committee and will report to José Boisjoli, BRP’s president and chief executive officer. Mr. Scullion ha...
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    UPDATE: BRP Owes Additional $1.5 Million to Arctic Cat

    Posted 7 months ago by Emily Hare
    Earlier this month, a court ruled that Arctic Cat Inc. is entitled to even more damages on top of the $47 million award it won in a patent lawsuit against Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP) in June. The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida ruled that BRP owes another $1.5 million, granting Arctic Cat's request for supplemental damages due to the sale of more infringing Sea-Doo vehicles.In June, a jury found that some of BRP's Sea-Doo personal watercraft vehic...
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    Polaris Names V.P. of Global Safety & Quality

    Posted 7 months ago by Emily Hare
    Polaris Industries Inc. today announced that Joel Houlton, Senior Engineering Director, has been named Vice President of Global Safety and Quality for Polaris. Houlton will dual-report to Scott W. Wine, CEO and Chairman, and Ken Pucel, Executive Vice President – Operations, Engineering and Lean. Houlton will lead a newly formed organization focused on the safety and quality in Polaris’ design, supplier development, manufacturing, and post-sales surveillance processes. &ldqu...

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