Archive for March, 2015

Midwest Extreme Snowmobile Challenge Quickly Approaching

Posted on March 30th, 2015 in Sledder News

With the Midwest Extreme Snowmobile Challenge coming up on April 18-19, the excitement is building! Plaques have been designed, rooms have been booked, and now we all just wait patiently for race day to roll around!

2015 MESC.cdrThe Lutsen Mountain crew has put in thousands of man hours making snow and preparing the hills in anticipation for this event. Mother Nature gave them some help with a couple inches of new snow last week and along with the cold temperatures, snow loss has been minimal. There has been some burn off on some of the feeder trails planned to be used for the cross country portion of the event but the course will now remain on the main portion of Moose Mountain.

Timbersled will have some of their Snow Bike’s on hand at the event as demos for anyone wanting to try one of these machines out! Riders for the demos must be 18 or older.

Don’t miss your chance to be part of one of the biggest and coolest spring snowmobile events in the Midwest! For more information and to register in open classes visit


Newly Invented MTT-136 Offers New Spin on Conventional Sleds

Posted on March 27th, 2015 in Sledder News

MTT-136Invented in Quebec by Yvon Martel, the electric, unitrack MTT-136 is unlike any snowmobile you’ve seen before. To watch a video of what has been called the “Swiss Army knife” of snowmobiles, click here.




Posted on March 25th, 2015 in Facebook, Sledder News

Valcourt, Quebec (March 25, 2015) – BRP announced a new program today through their Ski-Doo Racing Department where racers can win a 2017 snowmobile.

MXZXRacers in the ISOC National Sport class are eligible to win their 2017 MXZx 600RS race snowmobile by being the highest Ski-Doo finisher in the 2015/16 ISOC series.

In announcing the program Sebastien Thibault, race manager – Ski-Doo and Can-Am, said “this rewards the up and coming racer in a very competitive class for the efforts they apply in chasing a championship and gives them substantial help in their following year’s race program.”

Racers can qualify for a 2016 MXZx 600RS snowmobiles right now by filling out an application from the racer resources page of the On Track Blog site by clicking here.

For more information on Ski-Doo snowmobiles visit, or the On Track blog site for racing specific information.

Wisconsin Snowmobile News – March Digital Edition Online

Posted on March 24th, 2015 in Facebook, Sledder Featured Article, Sledder News

March WSNThe digital edition of the March issue of Wisconsin Snowmobile News is now online! Click here for features including Wisconsin Trail Pass Quick Facts, Catch Spring Fever, Great Riding to be Found in Walworth County, Wisconsin Snowmobiling Worthy of a Celebration, and so much more.

Polaris Leadership Moves following Mike Jonikas Retirement

Posted on March 24th, 2015 in Facebook, Sledder News

Minneapolis (March 23, 2015) – Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced that the responsibilities of retiring Vice President of Snowmobiles and Slingshot, Mike Jonikas, will be divided between two roles reporting directly to President and Chief Operating Officer Bennett Morgan.  Chris Wolf, currently General Manager, Snowmobiles, will be promoted to Vice President of that business, and Craig Scanlon will fill the role of Vice President, Slingshot.

Chris Wolf

Chris Wolf

“Mike’s departure presents us with an opportunity to leverage our incredibly deep pool of talent and further develop two outstanding performers,” said Scott Wine, Polaris Chairman and CEO.  “Expanding Chris Wolf’s role into Vice President, Snowmobiles, allows him to continue the work he and Mike did spearheading the renaissance of our Snowmobile division.  And by promoting Craig Scanlon to Vice President, Slingshot, we apply the experience of one of our largest business’ chief architects toward leading a new business with substantial runway.”

Chris Wolf started with Polaris in 2002, rising through roles in sales, service, and product management before advancing to Director of Snowmobiles in 2011 and subsequently being promoted to General Manager, Snowmobiles in 2014.  Chris graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Craig Scanlon

Craig Scanlon

Craig Scanlon has been with Polaris since 2004, rising through a variety of Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) line management and sales positions prior to assuming the Director, ORV Sales and Marketing role in 2010.  Scanlon was further promoted to General Manager, Side-by-Side vehicles in 2012.  He graduated from the University of Maryland- College Park with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.