Archive for January, 2018

Latest Wisconsin Snowmobile News Online Now

Posted on January 23rd, 2018 in Sledder Featured Article, Sledder News

This month’s issue of Wisconsin Snowmobile News is now online, for free download. Check it out for features including: 

-Snowmobile Safety in Action

-Catch the Yellow Fever

-Big Excitement from 2018’s Smallest Sleds

-Much more…

Snowmobile Safety Week in Minnesota

Posted on January 20th, 2018 in Sledder News

Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed January 20-28 as Snowmobile Safety Awareness Week in Minnesota. 

This an opportunity for the Department of Natural Resources, volunteer safety instructors, the Minnesota United Snowmobilers Association (MNUSA) and its 250 member snowmobile clubs to join together to recognize the importance of safe, responsible snowmobiling.

“It’s a fun and exciting activity, but snowmobilers should always remember to make safety a top priority,” said Conservation Officer Bruce Lawrence, DNR recreational vehicle coordinator. “They should also always use common sense and keep a clear head when riding.” 

Here are some other key safety points: 

  • Snowmobiling and alcohol don’t mix – don’t drink and ride.
  • Smart riders are safe riders – take a snowmobile safety training course.
  • Always wear a helmet and adequate clothing.
  • When night riding slow down – expect the unexpected.
  • Know before the ride  – always check local trail and ice conditions.
  • Cross with care.
  • Know risks and be prepared – make every trip a round trip.
  • One is the loneliest number – never ride alone.
  • Ride safe, stay on the trail – respect private property.

To legally ride a snowmobile in Minnesota, residents born after Dec. 31, 1976 need a valid snowmobile safety certificate. Options for both classroom and online classes can be found at

People can find Minnesota snowmobiling events and activities on the MNUSA webpage:

Herfindahl Sweeps USXC Pro Classes

Posted on January 18th, 2018 in Sledder News

Fertile, MN (January 17, 2018) – Manvel, North Dakota, played host to Round 2 on the USXC cross-country schedule, the Turtle River Rough Rider 100. While the riders were greeted by the same sub-zero temperatures found at Round 1, the terrain changed drastically from ice to woods, trail and ditch. A winter storm blew through the area days before the race, dumping snow across the landscape. With fresh snow on the ground, the course got rough, catering to the skill and preference of Christian Brothers Racing riders Zach Herfindahl and Ryan Trout.

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Download Our Race Guide Now!

Posted on January 16th, 2018 in Sledder Featured Article, Sledder News

Sledder Xtra, the most comprehensive guide to racing of all disciplines in the Midwest, is now available for free download. Get it now to check out: 

-Descriptions of all the big race circuits

-Calendar featuring over 100 events

-Much more…

Polaris Reveals Sled for New Riders

Posted on January 5th, 2018 in Sledder Featured Article, Sledder News

Minneapolis, MN (Jan. 5, 2018) – Polaris INDY®, the most legendary name in snowmobiling, is now the most inviting name on snow as Polaris introduces the new INDY EVO™, a trail-ready snowmobile built specifically for new riders. The INDY EVO™ delivers a comfortable, sporty and confidence-inspiring ride experience that will fuel a new rider’s passion for snowmobiling.

New riders need a sled built for them that’s the right size and offers easy, confidence-inspiring steering and handling. They want a sled with power they can control so they can confidently enjoy trailing riding with family and friends.

Perfect Fit for New Riders
Created using Polaris advanced design engineering, the INDY EVO™ is lower and narrower than a full-sized sled. Coupled with a lower seat height, this hunkered-down stance lowers the center of gravity to enhance the feeling of stability and confidence.

INDY EVO™ ergonomics are designed to fit a broad range of riders and positions them for ultimate comfort, control and confidence. The low, narrow bodywork provides outstanding visibility, yet delivers excellent wind protection with AXYS-style integrated airfoils and a wide range of windshield options. Purpose-built, flat, low bars provide excellent leverage, and the easy throttle flipper accommodates hands of all sizes. The cockpit is roomy, providing ample knee room for the active INDY riding style.

Confident Handling, Easy Steering
The INDY EVO™ Independent Front Suspension is engineered for a stable yet effortless ride on trails. It features shocks designed and calibrated specifically for the INDY EVO™ chassis and the adjustable-stance IFS allows the sled to evolve with the rider. The all-new INDY EVO™ ski was designed exclusively for this sled, plus delivers confident handling with reduced steering effort.

Just-Right Performance & Fun
The proven Polaris 550cc fan-cooled engine delivers just the right amount of power for new riders. Speed is electronically controlled to a maximum of 50 mph, and stage-tuning kits will be available to adjust the vehicle’s performance and ride as skills grow.

The INDY EVO™ is available in two models, with manual start or electric start.
Many Polaris accessories are available for the INDY EVO™ so riders can customize and personalize their sleds to suit their style, and optimize comfort, convenience and cargo solutions.