The International Snowmobile Hall of Fame has announced its class of 2016 and, as always, it’s a great one — honoring some of the people who have made our sport great.
All week, we’ll be running the press releases from the Hall. This release is on Minnesota dealership owner, volunteer and grassroots leader Jack Hausner. The actual induction ceremony will be September 23-24 in Eagle River, Wisconsin.
Jack Hausner To Be Inducted Into The International Snowmobile Hall of Fame
Eagle River, WI – The International Snowmobile Hall of Fame will induct Jack Hausner of Mahnomen, Minnesota, on September 24, 2016, in the Volunteer category. Jack and the term snowmobiling are synonymous in a large part of Northwest Minnesota, and they have been so for over 50 years. Jack was instantly hooked on the sport following his first ride in 1963. Soon a Polaris dealer, Jack recognized that beyond the machines, the sport needed an infrastructure of social network, clubs, trail systems and a safety program. He was a stalwart in creating these systems.
Jack was a member of seven different area clubs, holding offices, directorships and chairs in all of them during this time. He developed and promoted the Snodeo concept of local competitive events and fun activities and has run the Snodeo for 43 years.
Always on hand to chair or help in poker runs, trail rides, Christmas rides and even starting a “Midnight Mass” ride, Jack’s energetic enthusiasm and smile reflected his desire to share the enjoyment of the sport of snowmobiling with everybody.
As owner of Jack’s Motorsports he was a dealer for Polaris, Ski Doo, Kawasaki and Arctic Cat selling thousands of sleds. Customers came from two states to buy from the dealer with the reputation of honesty, integrity and fairness along with total dedication to the sport.
Even in his retirement, the name of Jack Hausner resonates snowmobiles and snowmobiling. It is for over a half century of service that Jack Hausner will join other icons of the sport with his induction into the International Snowmobile Hall of Fame.
The International Snowmobile Hall of Fame was founded to provide a place for the snowmobiling community, governments and related business organizations to recognize the dedicated individuals related to the world wide sport of snowmobiling. For more information on the Induction Weekend, September 23-24, please visit www.ishof.com