Archive for November, 2015

Wisconsin Snowmobile News – Download it Now!

Posted on November 25th, 2015 in Sledder Featured Article, Sledder News

WSN NOVJust in time for your Thanksgiving journeys over the meadow and through the woods, the November issue of Wisconsin Snowmobile News is online now. Download it today to make those long drives go faster and read up on features including:

-A “Plan B” Trip Through North Central Wisconsin

-Four New Sleds for the “Tinkerer”

-KAOS Leadership Training

-So much more!

Hibbert to Begin Quest for New Snocross Milestones

Posted on November 24th, 2015 in Sledder News

(November 23, 2015) – Monster Energy / Arctic Cat / Ram Truck’s Tucker Hibbert begins his quest for his 10th ISOC National Snocross Championship title this weekend in Duluth, Minnesota. The 24th Annual Duluth National at Spirit Mountain marks the first of the eight-stop, 17-round 2015-2016 ISOC National Snocross tour.

 

Photo by John Hanson

Photo by John Hanson

Last winter, Hibbert won 13 of the 17 Pro Open finals including a storybook come-from-behind win in Deadwood, South Dakota en route to his 100th Pro National victory. This season, the 31-year-old looks to add another milestone to his storied career – taking his 200th Pro National start. With 184 starts and 108 wins to his name, he holds a winning percentage of 59% and is the most decorated snocross racer of all-time.

“I have so much confidence in my equipment and my crew. We finished last winter really strong and feel good going into Duluth. I have high expectations for myself and my crew but know we’re up to the challenge.” -Hibbert

Pro racing action at Spirit Mountain takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The races will be streamed live on snocross.com/livestream and delay broadcast on CBS Sports Network. For more information on Hibbert and his schedule, visit tucker-hibbert.com.

 

Carlson Moto & Bikeman Performance Join Forces

Posted on November 24th, 2015 in Sledder News

Elk River, Minnesota (November 24, 2015) – One of the most recognized names in snowmobile aftermarket performance products has joined forces with one of the premier ISOC National Snocross Teams, forming a partnership that will surely lead to snow-packed goggles for some unfortunate competitors.

CM BMBikeman Performance Plus, St. Croix Falls, WI, produces and distributes performance products for a variety of powersports applications including UTVs and ATVs, but they’re best known for their wickedly fast, high-reliability snowmobile performance products. Carlson Moto, Elk River, MN, is one of the top ISOC National Snocross Teams in the country with two of the top young riders in pro snocross, Ryan Springer and Andrew Carlson.  Last season Springer captured the ISOC Pro Lite National Championship, with Carlson finishing the season just behind him in the standings. This season, both Springer and Carlson will be making the leap to the elite Pro Open Class, where horsepower is king.

“The jump to Pro Open is not something we’re taking lightly here at CM,” said team owner Chris Carlson.  “We will be lining up against the best drivers and equipment in the world, so as we prepared for this big move we obviously needed to align ourselves with a development partner that we could trust, who had a proven track record of building reliable horsepower and who understood the grueling nature of snocross racing,” he added.  “We’ve been impressed with the talented team at Bikeman Performance Plus from day one and we’re excited to partner with them and showcase their products and services on the track this winter,” said Carlson.

The objective for Bikeman Performance was to partner with a premier snocross team that had both great riders and great mechanical support.

“Bikeman Performance Plus is very excited to team up with Carlson Motorsports for the 2015-16 snocross season, Said Bikeman’s GM Mike Hurd.  “We’re confident that our extensive experience in powersports performance, coupled with some of our proprietary performance technology, will provide the Carlson Moto racers that needed extra edge over their competition, he added.  “This organization has extremely talented riders and crew who will make the absolute most out of the performance we deliver; we look forward to a strong partnership and to making a powerful statement in Pro Open Snocross, said Hurd.

The Carlson Moto crew will put their Bikeman-tuned Polaris IQR 600s to the first test of the 2015-2016  season at the ISOC Amsoil Snocross National at Spirit Mountain Resort in Duluth, MN, November 2729, 2015.

To learn more about Bikeman Performance, visit their website at www.bikemanperformance.com

Follow Carlson Motorsports all season long on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, as well as on CarlsonMoto.com.

S.N.O.W.FEST – Not Your Average Film Festival

Posted on November 24th, 2015 in Sledder News

SNOWFESTAlready looking forward to catching your breath between holidays this year? Mark your calendars for the S.N.O.W.FEST Snowmobile Film Festival. In addition to multiple films, there are vendors, new sled displays, a vintage sled rally and so much more. Plus, all proceeds benefit the local Mille Lacs area snowmobile clubs that maintain over 400 miles of trails in the region.

Red Bull Snow Boundaries Coming to ERX

Posted on November 16th, 2015 in Sledder Featured Article, Sledder News

Elk River, MN (November 16th, 2015) – On February 20, Red Bull Snow Boundaries will bring the first snowmobile event of its kind to Elk River Extreme Motor Park (ERX) in Elk River, MN.  Open to professional and amateur racers alike, ages 18+, the event will require competitors to be proficient in multiple snowmobiling disciplines as they navigate an aggressive 13-mile loop through various challenging terrain.  Registration is open now at www.redbull.com/snowboundaries!

RBSB_2016_Infographics_v13Designed to push each rider to their limit, the event will feature a course combining the snowmobiling elements of hill climbing, cross-country, snocross and ice racing.  The 13-mile technical terrain loop will incorporate various obstacles for riders to navigate, including water skips, log crosses, rock chutes, bridge crossings and vertical climbs.

“This is the sort of crazy, crisscrossed and challenging run that snowmobilers dream of riding,” said Levi LaVallee.  “With so many miles of Northern Minnesota glory to work with, it was a dream come true to use every inch to create the most badass route I’ve ever seen.”

The two-day event will host different races on Saturday and Sunday, broken up into a “Ditchbangers” and “Open” class. Saturdaywill feature the Ditchbanger class, which comprises of men and women who are 18+ without previous sanctioned race experience.Saturday’s race will be a timed 2 hour + 1 lap race format, with the winner being the rider who covers the most distance in the allotted time. In Saturday’s race, 2-stroke sleds larger than 600CC and 4-stroke sleds larger than 1050CC must have 140” minimum track length and .5” minimum lug height.

Sunday’s race will be an “Open” format involving experienced riders in any discipline including snocross and cross-country. This will include any rider with affiliations and races on sanctioned circuits. Sunday’s race will be a 4 hour + 1 lap race format. Snowmobiles used for Sunday’s race can be up to 600CC 2-stroke sleds, or up to 1050CC 4-stroke sleds with a minimum 1.25” lug height. Further rules, course info, and prize information is available on www.redbull.com/snowboundaries.

Registration Fees and Schedule:

Nov. 15 – Dec 14 -$100 Pre Entry Fee plus $25 fuel fee for athletes that signed up for the 2015 Snow Boundaries event and other athletes that want to register early.

Dec 15 – Jan 15 -$150 Entry Fee plus $25 fuel fee.

Jan 16 – Feb 15 – $200 Entry Fee plus $25 fuel fee

Feb 16 – Feb 19 – $250 Entry Fee plus $25 fuel fee.