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New Snowmobile Celebration this Fall

Posted on June 11th, 2019 in Sledder Featured Article, Sledder News

(HASLETT, MI – May 31, 2019) The snowmobile manufacturers are collectively organizing and supporting a new, North American “International Snowmobile Celebration” Dealer event, happening on October 25-27, 2019.  The dealer-focused event will celebrate the snowmobiling community and prepare for the upcoming season. All snowmobile dealers, local clubs, and Associations/Federations across the United States and Canada are invited to participate in the event.

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ERX to Host Waconia Ride-In

Posted on May 29th, 2019 in Sledder Featured Article, Sledder News

(Elk River, Minn. – May 26, 2019) Midwest Vintage Snowmobile Shows (MVSS) is excited to announce the 30th annual Midwest Ride-In will be held on January 24-26, 2020 at ERX Motor Park in Elk River, MN. 

The Midwest Ride-In is the world’s largest vintage, antique and classic snowmobile event. Formerly known as the Waconia Ride-In, it had been held in a county park on the shores of Lake Waconia for the past 25 years. “The success and growth of the show has been nothing short of amazing,” said John Zeglin, the event’s co-chair for over 25 years.

“There were several factors that led to relocating the Ride-In, but one of the most significant was impending changes to the host site. We had a number of outstanding options out-state, but hosting a show of our size has become very challenging. We really needed a partner and location with large event experience. ERX is a venue in our back yard that caters to snowmobilers AND it allows MVSS to continue to support the snowmobile clubs and trail associations that have supported us so strongly over the years. Our committee felt it was extremely important to maintain that connection with our local clubs.”

ERX is an all-season motorsports and events facility located on the north end of Elk River, MN, on US Highway 169. Home of Grassroots Snocross and cross country snowmobile racing, also dirt bike and off road racing, concerts, corporate events, monster trucks, rodeo and so much more. “The ERX complex stretches over 400 acres, includes multiple tracks, 10+ miles of rolling wooded trails and a fantastic indoor facility that allows us to continue our popular Saturday night banquet with guest speakers and large display. Our feature for the 2020 Midwest Ride-In is Winnipeg to St. Paul, where we will honor all terrain racers and events like the I-500, Jeep 500, ISOC 500, Warroad 500, Regina to Minot I-250 and others like it,” said Zeglin. 

MVSS is a non-profit organization with a 30 member committee that works year-round to plan and organize the Midwest Ride-In and promote the hobby. For the event weekend itself, MVSS relies on volunteers from local snowmobile clubs to contribute 2,500 hours to ensure a fun, safe and rewarding experience. MVSS donates thousands of dollars each year to these clubs to help finance local trail grooming and maintenance. For many the Midwest Ride-In is their largest source of funding and these clubs are critically important to the future of snowmobiling in MN. For more information visit www.mwvss.com.

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Posted on April 24th, 2019 in Sledder Featured Article, Sledder News

Fertile, MN (April 24, 2019) – In a departure from the normal ditch, woods and ice format Christian Brothers Racing cross-country riders normally see, the final event on their calendar was held on the slopes of Andes Tower Hills ski area in Alexandria, Minnesota, April 5-6. Joining the team for the weekend was Pro snocross rider Logan Christian.

“It was a great season for the team,” said Herfindahl. Every championship we win feels better and better.”

Zach Herfindahl proved once again in 2019 that he is the rider to beat in cross-country snowmobile racing, walking away from Alexandria with both the Pro Factory 600 and Pro Open points championships. At Alexandria, he took a 2nd place finish in Pro Factory 600 and only a mechanical issue kept him off the podium in Pro Open. In addition, he walked away with a $500 cash prize after finishing second in Friday Night’s shootout event.

“The ski hill race in Alexandria was a lot of fun and the conditions were excellent,” he continued. “I was running in 3rd place in Pro Open before I had some issues that dropped me back. I got a bad start in the Pro Factory 600 final but I fought through the pack up to 2nd place. Overall a great weekend and a great finish for the team.”

With his snocross season wrapped up, Logan Christian decided to try his hand at some cross-country. The ski hill format played into his snocross experience, and he was more than ready for the slopes. Christian won Friday night’s shootout, pocketing $1,000 in prize money, and then claimed 3rd place podium finishes in both Pro classes.

“Getting a win at a cross-country race on my snocross sled Friday night was a lot of fun,” Christian said. “Then getting podium finishes in both classes – it’s the best cross-country weekend I’ve had so far. It was a lot of fun!”

While David Brown has raced in the Pro classes all season, his focus is on Semi-Pro Factory 600. Brown left the final event with a second place finish in the final points standings, just 20-points back from the leader. A small margin in cross-country racing. Brown also walked away from Alexandria with the win in Semi-Pro Factory 600, a perfect cap to his first season on the Christian Brothers Racing cross-country team.

“I had a great start in Semi-Pro and led from start to finish,” Brown said. “Same thing in Pro Open, I got a great start and was leading until my gas cap came off and I was getting splashed in the face with gas, which, needless to say, made it tough to see! I ended up hitting a bump I never saw and came off the sled. My start luck didn’t carry to the Pro Factory 600 race, I got a bad start and had to try and work through the pack. It was a really great weekend and I think the whole team had a ton of fun!”

For more information on Christian Brothers Racing visit www.christianbrosracing.com. Follow Christian Brothers Racing on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram.

Catch up on race re-caps by going to the Christian Brothers Racing Youtube channel.  Click on the link below for the recaps for the last two races of the 2018-2019 season. 

USXC Alexandria
https://youtu.be/1YjBnwOAric

Snocross Lake Geneva
https://youtu.be/CAdS5s5LG_g

NSSR Releases 2020 Race Schedule

Posted on April 22nd, 2019 in Sledder News

PRESS RELEASE FROM NATIONAL STRAIGHTLINE SNOWMOBILE RACING: 

(April 20, 2019) – Are you ready for the fast fire on ice racing in 2020! Featuring 2 Tracks, one Pro Track and one Radar Run Track, both with professional photocell timing systems! Trophies for First, Second, and Third Place on the Radar Run and over 40 classes for sleds, Vintage, Kids, ATV’s, and Motorcycles. Prepare to watch our TopGun Competition for the fastest sleds on Ice! Registration at 8AM to 2PM on Saturday with Racing Action from 10AM to 4PM (Sunday is Backup Day).

Photo courtesy racenssr.com

Ice Celebration Festival: January 11, 2020 @ Brainerd Area – Ernie’s on Gull Lake, Top Gun Challenge will begin at Forest Lake Race. www.erniesongull.com. Northern Minnesota Top Speed Event at $1000, Sunday the 12th Backup Date.

Ice Blast: Forest Lake, MN January 25, 2020 on Forest Lake. (Town Access) Hosted by Vannelli’s by the Lake (http://www.vannellisbythelake.com), Waldoch Sports, Straightline Performance, and PowerMadd. TopGun Challenge Event no. 1, $2500 top speed.

Battle on the Bay: February 15, 2020, on the Bay of Green Bay in Howard, WI. This is a huge event with the Bikini Run and a lot of Ice Activities! Held in conjunction with the ISR World Series of Drag Racing! TopGun Challenge Event no. 2.

Winterfest Finale: February 22, 2020 in Chetek, WI. NSSR will be part of the Chamber of Commerce and Winterfest Celebration with a weekend of fun, Music, Treasure Hunt, and ice activities for the kids! TopGun Challenge Event no. 3.

All Races are on a 1000 foot shaved ice track with a minimum of 2000 feet shaved shutdown. All Races are planned to be on Saturday with Sunday Backup day