Fans of high-flying, body-panel-clacking snowmobile snocross action know that the appearance and quick disappearance of the fall leaves means that the race season can’t be far away. The ISOC Amsoil Championship Series national series kicks off in a month (Nov. 23-25) in Duluth, Minnesota, but for fans in the Northeast things really get rolling after the first of the year when the East Coast Snocross (ECS) circuit kicks off its season.
It’ll be here before you know it!
The ECS does a great job hosting races and “spreading the love” across New England, with races in New Hampshire, New York, Maine, Massachusetts and even Connecticut. See the circuit’s press release below.
Officials announce 2019 event schedule at East Coast Snocross, Presented by Woody’s Traction and FXR
CLARKSBURG, Mass. (Oct. 22, 2018) – With more predictions of above normal snowfall being heard throughout the Northeast this fall, excitement for the coming winter is already building.
Officials at East Coast Snocross (ECS) announced an eight-race schedule for 2019 on Monday, filled with a mix of new and familiar venues in five different states. Teams will hit the snow in mid-January in New Hampshire and stay active until the season finale in late March in Massachusetts.
“I feel like we have another exciting winter season ahead with great host sites,” series owner Kurt Gagne said. “Four of our stand-alone races are back after successful events last season. We’re excited to go back to those venues, yet we’re also anxious for our debut in southern New Hampshire.”
The series will kick off the 2019 campaign on January 12-13 at the Rochester Fairgrounds in Rochester, New Hampshire. The lid-lifter with Rounds 1 and 2 will be presented by the good folks at Rochester Motorsports, the region’s top destination for power sports equipment sales and service.
“We’re fortunate to have the support of this respected dealership behind our debut up there,” Gagne added. “They have a rock-solid reputation for providing excellent service, and are a good fit with East Coast Snocross. I’m confident our race teams will put on a show for the folks in Rochester.”
On January 26-27, the series will return to Speedway 95 in Hermon, Maine. The popular third-mile asphalt oval was filled with enthusiastic fans at our debut there last winter. The event will once again be presented by the Eastern Maine Community College Foundation (EMCCF) in nearby Bangor.
In early February, the series will take a break from snocross to once again host the ice drags on Lake George. On February 2 the sleds will take to the ice as part of the Lake George Winter Carnival, one of New York’s best known winter events. Fans of all brands will get to see who has the fastest machine.
Rounds 5 and 6 will take place on February 9-10 at the Warrensburg (NY) Fairgrounds presented by the Lake George Winter Carnival. Carnival organizers brought in ECS to this venue last winter as alternative entertainment for carnival-goers, and it was very popular. We’re back for more in 2019.
One of the highlights to any winter season is the chance to race at a National. On February 22-23, ECS teams will again have that opportunity as the series joins ISOC out in Salamanca, New York. This event has drawn thousands of spectators every year and should provide big thrills again in 2019.
The weekend of March 2-3 is a planned race date at a site yet to be confirmed. On March 9-10, the series will return to the Franklin County Fairgrounds in Malone, New York. These fairgrounds feature ample room for a great track and a nice grandstand for spectators.
On Mar. 16-17, the series will return to the beautiful Mount Southington Ski area. Fans in the state of Connecticut enjoyed our previous visit to the mountain, and we’re thrilled to go back in 2019. Interest in snowmobile racing is also strong in southern New England.
The series will close out its 2019 schedule on March 23-24 with the season finale at Bousquet Mountain in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. The beautiful, family-oriented ski area hosted the finale last March and was a big hit for all who attended. East Coast Snocross will crown its 2019 class champions in New England.
The East Coast Snocross Series, presented by Woody’s Traction and FXR, is an ISR-affiliated sanctioning body for snowmobile racing in the northeastern United States. ECS maintains a regional circuit intended to keep grassroots snocross racing healthy in this part of the country while cultivating new talent for tomorrow’s factory-backed national Pro teams.
For more information, please go to www.eastcoastsnocross.com.
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