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Bunke Racing Wins Long & Grueling Soo I-500

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By John Prusak
February 6, 2016

Gabe Bunke, Aaron Christensen and Taylor Bunke made history Saturday as they took control of the 48th annual Soo I-500 race in the last 20 percent of the race and won fittingly under a yellow flag at about 8 p.m. local time – more than 10 hours after the race began in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. For... Read more »

USXC Changes I-500 Schedule, Route


Andy Swanson, Managing Editor
January 22, 2016

Loop courses for the I-500 have run from the Seven Clans Casino parking lot many times since 2004. This is the staging area for the 2010 race. Weather has again foiled plans for the USXC I-500 cross-country snowmobile race, but the 2016 event will go on with an altered route and three days of racing,... Read more »

1981 Arctic Cat Jag 4000: Jag Be Nimble, Jag Be Quick

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John T. Prusak
January 20, 2016

Article reprinted from the November 1980 issue of Snow Goer magazine. As Snow Goer magazine prepares to celebrate the 50-year anniversary of its founding, we’ll post occasional stories from the magazine’s past here on This article, reviewing the 1981 Arctic Cat Jag, was printed in... Read more »

2016 Polaris 800 Pro-RMK First Rides


T.J. Krob, Contributing Writer
January 20, 2016

Snow Goer contributor T.J. Krob has enjoyed a great start to the snowmobile season near his home in Bozeman, Montana. Here is his initial review, written on January 6, of the 2016 Polaris 800 Pro-RMK 163 demo he’ll run all season. Click here to read his initial impressions of the 2016 Yamaha SR... Read more »

Schulz Wins His Second Eagle River World Championship

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John T. Prusak
January 17, 2016

Matt Schulz hoists the coveted Snow Goer Cup after winning his second Eagle River World Championship Sunday in Wisconsin. This year, the fastest guy all weekend actually won the race. Matt Schulz of Wausau, Wisconsin, has been considered the odds-on favorite for virtually every year since he won his... Read more »

Field Set For World Champioinship; See The Odds On The Top 10


January 16, 2016

The field is now set for the front row of the Eagle River World Championship, which will be run Sunday in downright frigid conditions on the famed Derby Track oval course in Eagle River, Wisconsin. The racing is bound to be blistering fast, thanks to a very quick pack of racers in this year’s field... Read more »

2016 Yamaha SR Viper M-TX: First Thoughts After Break-In


T.J. Krob, Contributing Writer
January 14, 2016

There was no shortage of snow in Montana to break-in the 2016 Yamaha SR Viper M-TX demo sled. I picked up the SG Demo Yamaha SR Viper M-TX 153 LE smack dab in the middle of December. This was perfect timing as the mountains near where I live in Bozeman, Montana, were getting pounded with fresh snow,... Read more »

Ski-Doo Pilot TS Skis: So Far, So Good


Andy Swanson, Managing Editor
January 5, 2016

Despite being covered in ice and mud, the Pilot TS system worked without a hitch. So far in this young snowmobile season, I’ve ridden both of our Ski-Doo long-term test sleds, and each of them is equipped with the new Pilot TS skis. For the uninitiated, the Pilot Tunable Ski allows riders to adjust... Read more »

Sore Yet Satisfied After New Year’s Day On The Trails

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By John Prusak
January 5, 2016

JANUARY 2 – I’m not going to lie: I woke up sore this morning. The lower back was barking. The leg muscles didn’t want to extend. My hands feel shredded. That spot in my back right between the shoulder blades? Yep, that ached too. Everything started loosen after the first couple of trips up-and-down... Read more »

Polaris Buys 509, Plans To Run It As Separate Company

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January 4, 2016

Polaris announced today that is has purchased 509 – the trendy, Washington-based brand that mainly started as an extreme video and goggle company, but which has expanded its model lineup in recent years to include helmets, gloves and a lot of sporty casual wear. In its press release, Polaris said... Read more »

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