Changes to TLR Cup Tour

Posted on July 20th, 2018 in Sledder Featured Article, Sledder News

(July 20, 2018)  With eight successful TLR Cup Tour seasons under his belt, Tommy Lipar of Tommy Lipar Racing, has decided to step away from the sport of ice oval racing. Beginning in 2010, Mr. Lipar committed considerable time and resources in an effort to grow the sport of snowmobile racing. History will reveal his commitment as one of the significant events in snowmobile oval racing.
 
Simply stated – Thank You Mr. Lipar for creating an environment for ice oval racing to foster and grow.
 
In 2014, Mr. Lipar handed the administrative reins of the TLR Cup Tour over to Todd Achterberg. After spending more than 10 years in a managerial position at the Derby Track in Eagle River, Todd took his vast wealth of knowledge and has worked tirelessly to move the TLR Cup Tour forward.
 
In what will be a bit of a rebuilding year for the Tour, Achterberg stated, “Right now, we are looking at a series for the 2018-19 season with a minimum of five races. Without Tommy’s strong financial support behind us this year, the potential exists to scale back our travel and the number of races. As we continue to plan for outstanding racing action this season, we are also beginning the search for long term financial partners to keep the TLR Cup Tour viable for the next 5-7 years.”  Tour Director Acterberg went on to say, “It can not be understated. What Tommy Lipar did for the sport we love is nothing short of miraculous. I think we all owe Tommy a huge Thank You. And there is no better way to show our gratitude than to grab the Tour, find some new sponsors and move it forward.”
 
Details of the 2018-19 TLR Cup Tour will be released this fall. Updates are readily available by following the Tours Facebook Page at TLR CUP TOUR.

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