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Polaris Celebrates Return of the XCR

Polaris introduces the return of the all-new 2017 Polaris 600R Race Sled, the legendary XCR name and performance. The new Polaris 600R Race Sled and RUSH XCR represent the Polaris heritage of using racing as a testing and proving ground ...Read more

Published on September 20, 2016 in News & Updates, Snowmobile Tech
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East Coast Snocross 2016 Schedule

A great mix of familiar sites and new venues will host sanctioned snowmobile racing throughout the northeast, as officials at East Coast Snocross (ECS) announce their 2016 event schedule. As it did in 2014, the circuit will begin its new ...Read more

Published on December 6, 2015 in In The News, News & Updates
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Rock Maple Racing Cross Country Snowmobile Races

Rock Maple Racing returns to snowmobile racing after five-year hiatus, announces 2016 Rock Maple Racing Cross Country Snowmobile Races and schedule. From its origin in the winter of 1991-92 to the day it was sold in May of 2010, Rock Maple ...Read more

Published on November 24, 2015 in General Announcements, News & Updates
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Polaris 2016 Race Sleds

Polaris introduces 2016 Race Sleds Optimism for a winning 2015-2016 race season runs high throughout the Polaris Snowmobile Racing program thanks to an infusion of new young talent in the Pro snocross ranks, the winning momentum of cross-country racers on ...Read more

Published on September 14, 2015 in News & Updates, Snowmobile Tech
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2015 Ski-Doo MXZx 600RS

BRP’s 2015 Ski-Doo MXZx 600RS builds on its strong chassis performance from 2014 by refining the engine and drive systems for better power delivery and even better overall durability. Last season saw big chassis changes for the Ski-Doo stock terrain ...Read more

Published on September 23, 2014 in News & Updates, Snowmobile Tech
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Lavallee Retires From Snocross Racing

Levi LaVallee officially announced his retirement from racing snocross September 6, 2014, at the 48th Annual Sno Barons’ Snowmobile Club Hay Days, in North Branch, Minnesota. LaVallee, who started racing at age 12 worked his way through the ranks and ...Read more

Published on September 17, 2014 in In The News, News & Updates
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2015 Polaris IQ Race Sled

Key Features on the new 2015 Polaris IQ Race Sled New Walker Evans Racing Shock Package IFS shocks and rear track shock are Walker Evans Aluminum IFP 16 Position Compression Adjustable Shocks with Piggyback Reservoirs IFS shocks and rear track ...Read more

Published on September 7, 2014 in News & Updates, Snowmobile Tech
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Polaris Dominates 2014 Jackson Hole World Championship Snowmobile Hillclimb (video)

Polaris hillclimbers won 10 of 12 pro titles and sweep all King of the Hill titles to dominate at the 2014 Jackson Hole World Championship Snowmobile Hillclimb. Keith Curtis Wins Five Pro Classes, Two King of the Hill Crowns & ...Read more

Published on April 1, 2014 in In The News, News & Updates
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Snocross Show by Race Time Radio

Race Time Radio becomes new media partner for East Coast Snocross, Presented by AMSOIL and Woody’s Traction One of Canada’s most well-known media entities is expanding south into the U.S., and northeastern snocross fans will benefit with expanded coverage. Officials at ...Read more

Published on November 25, 2013 in In The News, News & Updates
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Snowmobile Water Speed Record (video)

Two men from Anchorage Alaska are staking claim to the snowmobile speed record on water. The Anchorage Daily News reported that Rick Coffman piloted the modified Yamaha to 106 MPH on the Knik River, besting an old record of 102.5 ...Read more

Published on October 28, 2013 in In The News, News & Updates
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Bunke Racing and Polaris Win Soo I-500

MEDINA, MN (Jan. 6, 2012) – The Bunke Racing team of Gabe Bunke, Aaron Christensen and Bobby Menne IV used Polaris Terrain Domination to outrun the field and win the grueling International 500 on the famous Soo I-500 track in ...Read more

Published on February 7, 2012 in In The News, News & Updates
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Yamaha wins 7 for 7 in Mercer!

Pleasant Prairie, WI— Yamaha FX Nytro snowmobiles won a perfect seven out of seven Sport, Semi-Pro and Pro events they entered in a great day of cross-country racing in Mercer, Wis. on Saturday, Feb. 4. Proving the FX Nytro trail ...Read more

Published on February 7, 2012 in In The News, News & Updates
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Yamaha Race Team Copes With Low Snow (video)

You aren’t the only one unhappy by the lack of snow. The Yamaha USCC Cross Country race team is training in Minnesota regardless of conditions, with their eyes on the I-500. Professional X-Country racer Ross Erdam and the rest of ...Read more

Published on January 16, 2012 in News & Updates, Snowmobile Tech
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LaVallee Returns from Injury to Attempt Jump (video)

A snowmobile and a motorcycle will simultaneously fly over water in the latest installment of Red Bull: New Year. No Limits. This year will bring together two incredible athletes who have found their way back to the annual New Year’s ...Read more

Published on November 20, 2011 in In The News, News & Updates
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Snocross Removed from Winter X Games

One of the longest-running Winter X Games events — Snowmobile SnoCross racing — will no longer be a part of the Winter X program, as of this coming January’s event in Aspen, Colo., X Games officials announced Thursday. SnoCross debuted ...Read more

Published on October 3, 2011 in In The News, News & Updates
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Ski-Doo Unveiled 2012 MX Zx RS Racer

Ski-Doo unveiled big improvements for its 2012 MX Zx RS racing sled. The rear suspension, introduced last year as “PCX,” was a name only intended to disguise the rMotion name until the consumer version was introduced. For 2012, the rear ...Read more

Published on September 20, 2011 in General Announcements, News & Updates, Snowmobile Tech
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Polaris Introduces 2012 Polaris 600 IQ Racer

The just announced 2012 Polaris 600 IQ Race Sled features race-ready suspension calibration that carried Polaris racers to podium finishes in the second half of last season. The 2012 Polaris 600 IQ Race Sled also features the title-winning Liberty 600 ...Read more

Published on September 18, 2011 in General Announcements, News & Updates, Snowmobile Tech
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Cat Introduces 2012 Arctic Cat Sno Pro 600

The all-new 2012 Arctic Cat Sno Pro 600 race sled was introduced at Hay Days. The new sled sports the new ProCross Race chassis, 600R race engine with 40mm Mikuni rack style TM carbs w/TP, Front Arctic Race Suspension (ARS) ...Read more

Published on September 14, 2011 in General Announcements, News & Updates, Snowmobile Tech
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5 Historic Rotax Snowmobile Engines

Phil Mickelson of Snow Goer picks 5 historic Rotax snowmobile engines. Start asking questions, and you realize that each engine in that wall has its own special place in history, and in Phil’s heart. We asked him to share some ...Read more

Published on July 26, 2011 in Guest Columns, News & Updates, Safety, Vintage
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Sleds Roll Off Assembly Line At Polaris (video)

The summer is (finally) starting to get hot here in Minnesota and the manufacturing lines are heating up as well. Polaris Team Riders Chris Burandt, Randy Sherman, Dan Adams, and Keith Curtis were on hand to kick off the build ...Read more

Published on July 5, 2011 in General Announcements, News & Updates
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Summer Trip for Sled Heads

What’s a snowmobiler to do when the weather is hot and sticky? Take a road trip north! Longtime snowmobile and Formula-1 race fans are familiar with the legend of Gilles Villeneuve and his family. The Montreal Gazette posted a detailed ...Read more

Published on June 22, 2011 in General Announcements, News & Updates, Vintage
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Clean Snowmobile Challenge Features Zero Emissions

Michigan Tech News reports that Clarkson University won the overall competition in the 12th Annual Clean Snowmobile Challenge held March 7-12 at Michigan Technological University’s Keweenaw Research Center (KRC). Clarkson took top prize in the internal combustion category and third ...Read more

Published on March 16, 2011 in General Announcements, In The News, News & Updates
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Reflections: The Ronnie Ouimet Story (Robert Dodge)

In 1956, a young cement truck driver was opening a motorcycle shop on Alger Street in Adams, working 40 plus hours on the job, sometimes over 50 plus hours nights and weekends. This young man wanted to take a shot ...Read more

Published on March 6, 2011 in Guest Columns, News & Updates, Vintage
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Reflections: The Charlene Whitaker Story (Robert Dodge)

“O.K., onto my favorite subject”… that’s what most of us say when we’re talking about snowmobiling. Those were the first words Charlene Whitaker said when we started this interview for our story. Knowing this lady, and knowing what she’s done ...Read more

Published on February 18, 2011 in Guest Columns, News & Updates, Vintage
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2011 Clean Snowmobile Challenge the Biggest and Greenest Yet

A record number of electric snowmobiles have registered for the 2011 SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge, set for March 7-12 at Michigan Technological University’s Keweenaw Research Center. This year, they will be greener than ever according to Michigan Tech, were more ...Read more

Published on January 26, 2011 in In The News, News & Updates, Snowmobile Tech, Uncategorized
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Levi Lavallee New Year’s Eve Stunt Cancelled (updated with video)

Update: Lavallee did record a world record of 361 feet in practice before his off. Check out the video at the bottom of this post. We reported in November that seven-time Winter X Games medalist and champion snocross racer Levi ...Read more

Published on December 31, 2010 in General Announcements, News & Updates
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Snocross Racing Starts This Weekend! (see video)

Hungry for some snowmobile action? The first Snocross action of the season kicks-off this weekend, as the ISOC Racing Series starts Friday, 11/26. The three day event at Spirit Mountain in Duluth Minnesota culminates with the Pro Open final on ...Read more

Published on November 24, 2010 in General Announcements, News & Updates
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Legends of Racing: Doug Hayes (Jim Tucker)

Question: Would you jump at the chance to meet a famous racing legend from yesteryear? Answer-You bet I would! So, it was off to Concord NH last February for the NH Snowmobile Museum’s first ever Doug Hayes / Merc Twister ...Read more

Published on November 19, 2010 in Guest Columns, News & Updates, Vintage
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Levi LaVallee to Attempt Record-Breaking Jump

Levi LaVallee to Attempt Record-Breaking Snowmobile Distance Jump On New Year’s Eve, Live From The Port of San Diego. While our friends to the north call them snowmachines, most of us know them as snowmobiles, and the hipper folks simply ...Read more

Published on November 12, 2010 in General Announcements, News & Updates
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Snowpod Features Vintage Photos

Anyone who enjoys vintage sleds, snowmobile racing or even old photos should bookmark the late CJ Ramstad’s webpage, snowpod. The website features a new photo every day. Many are of truly historic events. The International Snowmobile Media Council awards a ...Read more

Published on September 29, 2010 in News & Updates, Vintage
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